• UPDATE: Lake Fire Now 98 Percent Contained

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE – Monday July 6, 7:36 p.m. Barton Flats, CA –  The U.S. Forest Service is now reporting the Lake Fire is 98 percent contained.   UPDATE – Monday, July 6 – 8:35 a.m. Barton Flats, CA –  The fire behavior overnight was minimal with creeping and smoldering within the perimeter. Smoke may be seen from […]

    UPDATE: Lake Fire Now 98 Percent Contained
  • “Under Construction” Theme For Annual Le Grand Picnic July 26

    By Michael P. Neufeld Lake Arrowhead, CA – The 2015 Le Grand Picnic’s theme is “Under Constriction” and will be held Sunday, July 26, starting at 2 p.m. The Mountains Community Hospital’s (MCH) signature fund-raising event will feature food from some of the top local restaurants, a silent auction, a live auction and a reverse auction for a new anesthesia […]

    "Under Construction" Theme For Annual Le Grand Picnic July 26
  • Boys And Girls Club Beneficiary Of Serenity Lodge’s Donations

    By Michael P. Neufeld Lake Arrowhead, CA – $55,000. That’s the total amount donated to the Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Communities this year by Serenity Lodge, according to a media release issued by the non-profit organization. During a recent check presentation ceremony, Serenity Lodge President Daniel Voorhees and Vice President Derek Wilksen were introduced to Boys & […]

    Boys And Girls Club Beneficiary Of Serenity Lodge's Donations
  • Old Miners Association Stirs Up A Good Ole’ Time At Chili Cook-off

    By W. Edward Clark Big Bear Lake, CA – The Old Miners Association kicks off its annual Big Bear Chili Cook-off on Saturday, July 11, at 10 a.m. in the Bartlett Street parking lot. Endorsed by the International Chili Society (ICS), the festivities include over 100 chili cooks, outhouse races, Wild West shows, live music, and of course…plenty of chili. […]

    Old Miners Association Stirs Up A Good Ole’ Time At Chili Cook-off
  • UPDATE: Lake Arrowhead Man Facing Murder Charge Has Brief Court Appearance

    By G.T. Houts UPDATE: Monday, July 6 – 6:35 pm. San Bernardino, CA - Joshua Adam Navarro, 25, had a a very brief court hearing July 6 related to the fatal head-on collision on Highway 138 near Phelan that killed his 18-year-old passenger, according to San Bernardino County Superior Court documents. Judge Richard V. Peel convened the disposition/reset hearing and then […]

    UPDATE: Lake Arrowhead Man Facing Murder Charge Has Brief Court Appearance
  • 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
  • Summer Music Festival Opens July 9 With Hotel California

    By Michael P. Neufeld Lake Arrowhead, CA – The Arrowhead Arts Association will welcome Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles as the opening concert of its Summer Music Festival on Thursday, July 9. You can check into the Hotel California starting at 6 p.m. at the Arrowhead Lake Association’s Tavern Bay Beach Club. Gates open at 5 p.m. The […]

    Summer Music Festival Opens July 9 With Hotel California
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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UPDATE: Lake Fire Now 98 Percent Contained

UPDATE: Lake Fire Now 98 Percent Contained

July 6, 2015 at 12:03 am

A Western Wood Pewee (Contopus sordidulus), a small tyrant flycatcher, has returned to the burned area of the Lake Fire. (Photo by U. S. Forest Service) By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE...

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"Under Construction" Theme For Annual Le Grand Picnic July 26

“Under Construction” Theme For Annual Le Grand Picnic July 26

July 6, 2015 at 12:03 am

Mountains Community Hospitals 2015 Le Grand Picnic — “Under Constriction” — will be held in the hospital’s Rose Garden starting at 2 p.m. on...

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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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UPDATE: Lake Arrowhead Man Facing Murder Charge Has Brief Court Appearance

UPDATE: Lake Arrowhead Man Facing Murder Charge Has Brief Court Appearance

July 5, 2015 at 12:02 am

Lake Arrowhead resident Joshua Adam Navarro, 25, had a brief disposition/reset hearing July 6. He faces murder charges related to a Highway 138 head-on crash on May 17 near...

 

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SHERIFF'S LOG - Sunday, July 5

SHERIFF’S LOG – Sunday, July 5

July 6, 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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Flash Flood Warning Issued For San Bernardino Mountains

Flash Flood Warning Issued For San Bernardino Mountains

By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for the San Bernardino Mountains. It is in effect until at least 4:45 p.m. today (July 6). LAKE FIRE BURN AREA Excessive rainfall over the Lake Fire’s burn scar will likely result in debris flows that could include rock, mud, vegetation and other […]

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BVE's Moonridge Customers May Experience July 6 Power Outages

BVE’s Moonridge Customers May Experience July 6 Power Outages

By Michael P. Neufeld Big Bear Lake, CA – Moonridge area customers of Bear Valley Electric (BVE) may experience momentary or short power outages on Monday, July 6, due to switching operations at the utility company’s Moonridge substation. The switching operations are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to Bear Valley Electric. THE UPGRADES The firm is making […]

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