New Year Closures

By Susan A. Neufeld

Mountain Communities – The celebration of New Year’s will mean closures of many offices, and curtailment of certain services.

The  team extends best wishes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR. When the clock strikes midnight on Sunday, December 31, residents and visitors in the mountain communities will wish each other a very Happy New Year. For some, midnight signifies a simple change of a calendar and others the New Year symbolizes new beginnings and a look forward to an outstanding 2018.

Our wish for each of you is for a prosperous and Happy New Year.


Here are some of the scheduled closings in observance of New Year’s:

BANKS – Financial institutions will be closed (January 1).

CALTRANS -There are no planned lane closures during the holiday period.

CITY HALL – The Big Bear Lake City Hall will be closed January 1.

COURTS – All San Bernardino County Courthouses will be closed January 1.

MAIL DELIVERY – There will be no mail delivery on New Year’s Day.

STATE/COUNTY OFFICES – State and county offices will be closed in observance of the holiday.

TRANSPORTATION – Mountain Transit (MARTA) offices will be closed and buses will not run on New Year’s Day. Metrolink will operate a modified Sunday schedule on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley lines only on New Year’s, which will allow people to attend the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade® in Pasadena. No other lines will operate.

TRASH PICK-UP – Trash pick-up may be delayed one day. Check with your provider.

SCHOOLS – Rim of the World Unified School District , Bear Valley Unified School District  campuses will be closed January 1. California State University San Bernardino  will also be closed Monday January 1.