• Plan Ahead For Fourth Of July In Mountain Communities (VIDEO)

    By Michael P. Neufeld Running Springs, CA – Police, Fire and Special District representatives are working together to help provide a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend in the mountain communities. A press conference — directed by CHP Public Affairs Officer Juan Quintero and Caltrans spokesperson Terri Kasinga — was held at the California Highway Patrol office in Running […]

    Plan Ahead For Fourth Of July In Mountain Communities (VIDEO)
  • Foster Parent ArrestedFor Aggravated Sexual Assault Of Female Juveniles

    By G. T. Houts Crestline, CA – A 68-year-old foster parent — identified by authorities as Stephen Darrell Taylor — is in custody at the West Valley Detention Center for aggravated sexual assault of two female juveniles in his care. Taylor, who was arrested at 2:55 p.m. on July 1, along with his wife, were foster parents with a local […]

    Foster Parent ArrestedFor Aggravated Sexual Assault Of Female Juveniles
  • Public Fireworks Displays To Illuminate The Sky

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – Community fireworks shows in Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead and Crestline will be among 15,000 displays lighting up the skies across America as the nation celebrates its birthday. Some 115 million people are planning to attend a community fireworks display or celebration. Fireworks were first authorized by Congress for July 4, 1777, and the […]

    Public Fireworks Displays To Illuminate The Sky
  • UPDATE: Not Guilty Plea For Man Allegedly Impersonating Firefighter

    By G. T. Houts UPDATE: Thursday, July 2 – 4:15 a.m. San Bernardino, CA – A video arraignment for David Anthony Battle, 44 — the man accused of impersonating a firefighter in the area of the Lake Fire — was held in Superior Court with Commissioner Ronald J. Gilbert  entering not guilty pleas to all counts. Wednesday afternoon’s arraignment was […]

    UPDATE: Not Guilty Plea For Man Allegedly Impersonating Firefighter
  • ROTW Council Of Governments Seeks To Unite Mountain Agencies

    By W. Edward Clark Lake Arrowhead, CA – An organizational meeting of the Rim of the World Council of Governments (ROWCOG) will be held on Thursday, July 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Rim of the World High School. UNITING THE MOUNTAINS COMMUNITIES Elected boards of directors of mountain public service agencies have been invited to each appoint […]

    ROTW Council Of Governments Seeks To Unite Mountain Agencies
  • Independence Weekend Closures

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Because the Fourth of July falls on a Saturday, some agencies will be closed on Friday, July 3. SCHEDULED […]

    Independence Weekend Closures
  • Former Assemblyman Tim Donnelly Files Referendum Against Vaccine Bill

    By Michael P. Neufeld Sacramento, CA – Former 33rd District Assemblyman Tim Donnelly –- who represented the mountain communities – has filed a draft referendum in Sacramento with the California Attorney General’s office requesting a voter referendum on the vaccine bill signed Tuesday by Governor Jerry Brown. Donnelly, who is now a conservative talk show host, requested that Attorney General […]

    Former Assemblyman Tim Donnelly Files Referendum Against Vaccine Bill
  • KaBOOM! Awards Rim Communities Playful Cities Designation II

    By Michael P. Neufeld Rim Mountain Communities – For the second time, the Rim Communities have been granted a Playful City USA designation. In partnership with the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! is honoring cities, towns and counties across the country for making their communities more playable. The Rim Communities encompass more than 30,000 full-time residents and annually attract tens of thousands of […]

    KaBOOM! Awards Rim Communities Playful Cities Designation II
  • 48th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast July 4 At Station 91

    By Michael P. Neufeld Lake Arrowhead, CA – The 48th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast will feature pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee on Saturday, July 4. The annual fund-raising event will be held at Fire Station 91  at 301 South Highway 173 in Lake Arrowhead from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The pancake breakfast and public […]

    48th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast July 4 At Station 91
  • Re-name Rainbow Kids Club Contest Launched

    By Michael P. Neufeld Big Bear Lake, CA –  Entries in the Re-name the Rainbow Kids Club Contest are being accepted through Thursday, July 9, at 5 p.m., according to a media release issued on behalf of the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District. Big Bear residents — kids included — are encouraged to submit a new name to […]

    Re-name Rainbow Kids Club Contest Launched

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Plan Ahead For Fourth Of July In Mountain Communities (VIDEO)

Plan Ahead For Fourth Of July In Mountain Communities (VIDEO)

July 3, 2015 at 12:03 am

A press conference involving representatives from fire, police and special districts was held to emphasize the importance of having a safe and sane Fourth of July weekend....

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48th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast July 4 At Station 91

48th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast July 4 At Station 91

July 1, 2015 at 12:02 am

On Saturday, July 4, the 48th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast will be held starting at 7 a.m. at Fire Station 91 in Lake Arrowhead. (File Photo) By Michael P. Neufeld Lake...

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Hillary Clinton has apparently known Santa for a long time, but not the big man in the red suit. [...]
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A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing.But a deal with the landowner fell through, and the marijuana-tourism company promoting... [...]
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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly didn't like it when the White House was bathed in rainbow lights to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling affirming same-sex marriage, and he has a suggestion for July 4: Make it red, white and blue. [...]
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POLITICS/ELECTIONS »

Cook Introduces Bi-partisan Bill To Help Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Cook Introduces Bi-partisan Bill To Help Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

May 11, 2015 at 12:03 am

The Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 20o15 has been co-authored by Congressman Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley/8). By Michael P. Neufeld Washington, D.C. – Congressman...

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First Mountain Bank To Merge With Premier Business Bank This Month

First Mountain Bank To Merge With Premier Business Bank This Month

June 9, 2015 at 4:19 am

Negotiations are in the advanced stages for a merger this month of First Mountain Bank with Premier Business Bank. (File Photo) Big Bear Lake, CA – First Mountain Bank...

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Foster Parent ArrestedFor Aggravated Sexual Assault Of Female Juveniles

Foster Parent ArrestedFor Aggravated Sexual Assault Of Female Juveniles

July 3, 2015 at 12:02 am

Stephen Darrell Taylor, 68, has been arrested on aggravated sexual assault of two female juveniles during his tenure as a foster parent. (File Photo) By G. T. Houts Crestline,...

 

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SHERIFF'S LOG - Thursday, July 2

SHERIFF’S LOG – Thursday, July 2

July 3, 2015 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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UPDATE: Lake Fire Now 70 Percent Contained

UPDATE: Lake Fire Now 70 Percent Contained

By Michael P. Neufeld Barton Flats, CA – The Lake Fire has now consumed 31,359 acres and is 70 percent contained. The fire behavior Monday was minimal with creeping and smoldering, with isolated tree torching and occasional small uphill runs. A large sinuous interior island in the Fish Creek Saddle / Lake Peak area is now included in the total […]

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UPDATE: Big Bear Alpine Zoo's Ice Cream Safari POSTPONED

UPDATE: Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Ice Cream Safari POSTPONED

By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE: Wednesday, July 1 – 4:04 a.m. Big Bear Lake, CA – The Ice Cream Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo has been postponed. No new date has been announced. The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo issued the following statement: “The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s annual Ice Cream Safari has […]

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