A Spectacular Night to Celebrate Three Local Mountain Women!


TrophyCongratulations to three of the greatest women who live in the Rim of the World communities who have been selected by Senator Mike Morrell  as candidates for the prestigous “Women of Distinction” award. Regardless of the outcome these women are spectacular, each in their own way so congratulations to Polly Sauer, Susie Stuart and Andrea Willerth. Regardless of which one of these women walks away with the award each of these local Lake Arrowhead women are already winners in so many ways. They all work diligently to make the communities they love better places to live, for fulltime and part-time residents. They are all involved in many different organizations within the Lake Arrowhead and/or Rim of the World communities and from my perspective, they should all walk away with the award.

These women will be celebrated at an awards ceremony and dinner on Friday, October 16 at the University of Redlands’ Orton Center. Tickets for this prestigious event are $44 per person or $600 for a “sponsored” table of eight.

Each of these women does so much for so many local residents and organizations that they all deserve the kudos they are receiving. While none of these great women serve their communities to get praise and kudos they certainly deserve it and I know they have to be thrilled to be honored at this annual event. Congratulations, ladies! You truly are spectacular!

Come and celebrate these magnificent local mountain women who give so much to their communities in so many different ways. Congratulations, ladies, it is truly my privilege to know each of you!

For more information and to make reservations (which are necessary) call (909) 581-9473 or send an email to: SD23events@gmail.com.



Hearts and Lives: Helping Mtn. Residents Get Low-Cost Dental Services for Their Children

This cute squirrel could use some dental work. What big teeth he's got!

This cute squirrel could use some dental work. What big teeth he’s got!

Did you know that there are many different programs available for residents of the Rim of the World communities and many of them are offered to families through Hearts and Lives.

For newborns to five-year-olds, as well as pregnant mothers, free dental screenings are available through Hearts and Lives. Additionally, eligible health information, dental resources, a children’s dental care kit, fluoride varnish procedures for children and pregnant women are or can be arranged. It is important that parents book an appointment as soon as possible. As part of the “push” to help children learn more about taking good care of their teeth, when parents sign up for the free dental screening the children will receive a free book.

Hearts and Lives has been dedicated to helping local families for many years and this great outreach is only one example of how this organization helps families from Crestline to Green Valley Lake. The agency headquarters is located in Crestline. For information on this dental program for adults or children call (909) 338-3222.

Hearts and Lives began after the horrific Old Fire that desiccated so many areas of the mountains and burned so many homes. It remains one of the huge tragedies in the San Bernardino mountain communities and the impact of that horrific fire remains in residents’ minds and hearts. Without a doubt the formation of that organization has helped hundreds, if not a few thousand, part-time and fulltime residents throughout the years.




Caltrans Will Be Working in “The Narrows” Next Week


NewspaperCaltrans District 8 personnel will be working next week when they work on State Route 18 in “the Narrows”. The work will begin on Monday, August 31 and end at some point on Tuesday, September 1. The work will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (The Narrows are a segment of State Route 18 between Lake Gregory Drive and State Route 138.)

Caltrans crews will be relocating survey monuments and so maintenance crews are taking advantage of the closure to conduct some routine improvements. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes to avoid the closure.

For more information log onto: http://www.caltrans8.info and sign up for commuter alerts.



State Senator Mike Morrell’s Staff Hours at Lake Arrowhead


Are you at your wits end trying to deal with a state issue? Are you living in State Senator Mike Morrell’s district? If so, you may be able to get help from his staff when they will be at the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce office in Lake Arrowhead Village. The office is located on the lower level of Lake Arrowhead Village near McDonald’s.

Members of the senator’s staff will be on hand the first week of September and appointments to discuss issues with his staff can be made by calling (909) 919-7731.

Residents should be grateful that this senator has a commitment to mountain residents in need of his help. A big thank you to the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce for making part of their office space available so local residents can talk, up close and personal, with the senator’s staff.




Snow Valley Hosting Annual Job Faires Saturday Oct. 31 and Nov. 7

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow this year!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow this year!

It’s no “trick or treat” but Snow Valley Mountain Resort will be hosting its annual Job Fairs on Saturday October 31 and Saturday, November 7. There are a wide variety of positions open and this annual event is the chance for potential employees to meet and interview with the various department managers. The hours for the job fairs are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To save time interested employees can download and complete an application by logging onto: http://www.snow-valley.com/jobs. The application can be taken directly to this annual winter job fair.

Snow Valley employees enjoy ski and/or snowboard privileges and they also receive discounts on many Snow Valley products. Did you know that Snow Valley  hosts a monthly employee mixer to help the staff get to know each other better? What a great idea!

Another great benefit that employees get is that their family members and/or dependents may receive discounted ski or snowboard or snow play privileges. Dependents may receive discounts on ski or snowboard

Between ski patrol, ticket sellers, office help, food services, ski rentals, ski patrol and many other jobs Snow Valley is a huge winter employer and throughout its long history the management “draws” a large amount of “locals” to fill as many positions as possible.

For more information about the Snow Valley Job Fair call (909) 867-27511 or log onto: http://www.snow-valley.com.

This ski area has a long history  and throughout the decades they keep right on going. Many employees return year after year to work at this local ski area that has such a long history in the San Bernardino Mountains.

See you on the slopes! You might start praying for snow….it never hurts to get a head start on Mother Nature!


St. Richard’s Episcopal Church Hosting Annual Labor Day Yard Sale!


rummage.sale.02“Yard-salers” love Labor Day weekend as they get to bop from one great sale to another and one of the best is always the one at St. Richard’s Episcopal Church on Hwy. 18 in Skyforest. Be sure to mark this sale on your “Not to Be Missed” list. The sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6. Saturday’s hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday’s hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information call (909) 337-3889. The church is located at 2808 Highway 18 and it’s hard to miss. Come and have a look. You never know what treasures you might find!



CHP Needs Public’s Help on Aug. 30 Accident on Hwy. 138


The Arrowhead Area CHP officers are asking for the public’s help if they have any information on a traffic accident on State Route 138 on August 30.

According to the CHP, the accident occurred north of Upper Waterman Canyon Road. The driver of the black Saturn Ion lost control of his vehicle after failing to yield to CHP officers. The driver left the scene on foot and has not been located.

Anyone who has information on this incident or the driver is asked to call the Arrowhead Area CHP station in Running Springs at (909) 867-2791 or the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station at (909) 336-0600.