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  • Proposed Award Of Big Bear Alpine Zoo Relocation Contract Set For Supervisors Approval

    By Michael P. Neufeld Big Bear Lake, CA – The proposed award of a construction contract for the relocation of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo (BBAZ) is scheduled for approval by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 24. The announcement was made by the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District late Tuesday afternoon. Details of […]

    Proposed Award Of Big Bear Alpine Zoo Relocation Contract Set For Supervisors Approval
  • Union Bank: Online Banking Problems Reported

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – Customers of Union Bank in the mountain communities have been reporting online banking and ATM problems causing the bank to post a message on its website. THE MESSAGE The bank’s message states: “During a routine, back office update, we experienced an unanticipated delay in overnight processing that affected various systems, including online banking […]

    Union Bank: Online Banking Problems Reported
  • UPDATE: Supervisors Approve Lake Gregory Sediment Management And Bio-Retention Project Plans

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE: Tuesday, May 3 – 12:22 p.m. San Bernardino, CA – San Bernardino County Special Districts Department has been authorized to put the Lake Greg0ry Sediment Management and Bio-Retention Project out to a competitive bid. County Supervisors approved starting the bid process on Friday, May 6, with a mandatory pre-bid meeting to be held at 10 a.m. […]

    UPDATE: Supervisors Approve Lake Gregory Sediment Management And Bio-Retention Project Plans
  • State Senate Approves Fire Fee Transparency Bill By Senator Mike Morrell

    By Michael P. Neufeld Sacramento, CA – A unanimous vote by the California State Senate has approved Senator Mike Morrell’s (R-Rancho Cucamonga/23) Senate Bill 1136 that requires the legislature and the public regularly receive more detailed information regarding the spending of money generated by the controversial fire prevention fee. MORRELL’S STATEMENT Following the 37-0 vote on S.B. 1136, Senator Morrell — […]

    State Senate Approves Fire Fee Transparency Bill By Senator Mike Morrell
  • State Treasurer John Chiang Visiting Mountain Communities May 9 (VIDEO)

    By Michael P. Neufeld Crestline, CA – California top banker — Treasurer John Chiang — will be in the mountain communities on Monday, May 9, at noon to speak about the state’s economy and explain how he’s responsible for overseeing trillions of dollars in transactions every year. Chiang — who was elected as California’s 33rd State Treasurer on November 4, […]

    State Treasurer John Chiang Visiting Mountain Communities May 9 (VIDEO)
  • Bids For Kids XV Gala Auction & Dinner: Land Two Alaska Airlines Tickets And More!

    By Michael P. Neufeld Lake Arrowhead, CA – You can land two Alaska Airlines tickets and more during the Mountain Communities Boys & Girls Club’s Bids For Kids XV Gala Auction and Dinner on Saturday, May 7. The fund-raising event at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa begins at 5 p.m. and is sponsored in part by Burrtec Waste and […]

    Bids For Kids XV Gala Auction & Dinner: Land Two Alaska Airlines Tickets And More!
  • Blue Star Moms Host First Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration May 21

    By Michael P. Neufeld Rimforest, CA – The Rim of the World Blue Star Moms’ will be “Honoring Our Heroes” on Saturday, May 21, during the First Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration at the Skyforest Elks Lodge #2393 in Rim Forest. PATRIOTIC DINNER Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and a patriotic dinner will be offered at 5:30 p.m. The menu […]

    Blue Star Moms Host First Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration May 21
  • LACSD’s Irrigation Season: May 2 To October 15

    By Michael P. Neufeld Blue Jay, CA – Irrigation Season is underway within the boundaries of the Lake Arrowhead Communities Services District (LACSD) and lasts through October 15. LACSD’s Ordinance 80 — adopted May 12, 2015 — places certain restrictions on all residences and businesses. According to the ordinance, penalties may be assessed for irrigating during off-season. IRRIGATION POLICIES During […]

    LACSD's Irrigation Season: May 2 To October 15
  • Second Hilltop Community Plan Meeting Now May 3

    By Michael P. Neufeld Running Springs, CA – The second in a series of community meetings related to the formation of a Hilltop Community Plan has now been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 3. The meeting — according to information provided by the San Bernardino County Land Use Services Department — will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at […]

    Second Hilltop Community Plan Meeting Now May 3
  • 2nd Annual Healthy Taste Of Big Bear Salsa Showdown May 3

    By Michael P. Neufeld Big Bear Lake, CA – Big Bear Middle School’s Interact Club is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Healthy Taste of Big Bear Salsa Showdown starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3. The event — scheduled to last until 7 p.m. in the Middle School’s cafeteria — is presented in conjunction with the Farm 2 Mountain Produce […]

    2nd Annual Healthy Taste Of Big Bear Salsa Showdown May 3

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Proposed Award Of Big Bear Alpine Zoo Relocation Contract Set For Supervisors Approval

Proposed Award Of Big Bear Alpine Zoo Relocation Contract Set For Supervisors Approval

May 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm

By Michael P. Neufeld Big Bear Lake, CA – The proposed award of a construction contract for the relocation of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo (BBAZ) is scheduled for approval...

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Bids For Kids XV Gala Auction & Dinner: Land Two Alaska Airlines Tickets And More!

Bids For Kids XV Gala Auction & Dinner: Land Two Alaska Airlines Tickets And More!

May 3, 2016 at 12:01 am

Two tickets on Alaska Airlines will be auctioned off during the Mountain Communities Boys and Girls Club’s Bids For Kids XV Gala Auction and Dinner on May 7 at the Lake...

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POLITICS/ELECTIONS »

PRIMARY ELECTION: Five In Race For 8th Congressional District Seat

PRIMARY ELECTION: Five In Race For 8th Congressional District Seat

March 13, 2016 at 12:06 am

All 435 seats in the U. S. House of Representatives are up for election in June including the 8th Congressional District currently held by Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley). (File...

Business »

BUSINESS: Rutherford Report Features Lake Arrowhead School Of Dance

BUSINESS: Rutherford Report Features Lake Arrowhead School Of Dance

April 28, 2016 at 12:01 am

“The Nutcracker” production by the Lake Arrowhead Classical Ballet Company has become a mountain tradition. (Contributed Photo) By Michael P. Neufeld Lake Arrowhead,...

Crime & Most Wanted »

Cajon Pass Cold Case Murderer Dennis Pease Found Guilty

Cajon Pass Cold Case Murderer Dennis Pease Found Guilty

April 26, 2016 at 12:03 am

A 59-year-old man — Dennis Griffin Pease — has been found guilty of the 2005 cold case murder of a Fresno man and dumping his body in the Cajon Pass. (File Photo) By...

 

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SHERIFF'S LOG - Monday, May 2

SHERIFF’S LOG – Monday, May 2

May 3, 2016 at 12:01 am

Mountain Communities – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has released the daily incident reports for the Big Bear Station, City of Big Bear Lake...

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FREE CLASS: Making Your Dollars And "Sense" Work Until Next Payday

FREE CLASS: Making Your Dollars And “Sense” Work Until Next Payday

By Michael P. Neufeld Big Bear Lake, CA – “Make Your Dollars And ‘Sense’ Work Until Next Payday” is the topic of a free two-session class offered by the Big Bear Valley Adult Learning and Referral Center starting on Wednesday, May 4. Instructor Peg Jones explains that the Dollars = your money while the “Sense” = your thinking process, planning […]

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Recent Motorcycle Fatality Draws Attention To Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Recent Motorcycle Fatality Draws Attention To Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities -The fatal motorcycle accident on March 4 on Highway 18 is still fresh in the minds of mountain residents and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is calling attention to May being Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The incident claimed the life of 35-year-old Michael Garcia, a resident of Artesia in Los Angeles County. Several hundred […]

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