Love to Fish? Be at the Lake Gregory Classic Trout Derby

Here’s your chance to get bragging rights (if nothing else) if you participate in the annual Lake Gregory Classic Trout Derby. The only living things that don’t like this fun event are….obviously..the trout!

Grab your fishing pole and some bait and head to Lake Gregory on May 27 when the event will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. This exciting fishing derby is sponsored by Lake Gregory Recreation and it’s always a fun event…even for those who may not catch any fish but he happy winner of the longest fish will walk home with $2,500. Not bad for a day of fishing! The second place fisherman (or woman) will receive $1,500 and third place fisherperson will take home $500. What fabulous prizes and all the children who fish will be entered n the drawings.

In addition to the fishing derby there will be a number of drawings and all participants will get free water park passes that entitle them to free boat rentals and give-aways.

Have fun everyone!






Let it Snow? Let it Snow? Let it Snow?

Wow. This is quite unbelievable. After so little snow this winter the amount of snow we’ve had within the past 10 minutes is really strange. Isn’t weather fascinating!!!!! I remember years (try decades or so) ago when we were buried in snow but with global warming or just the lack of storms, we haven’t had that situation in many years. I have old photos from my (then) newspaper, The Alpenhorn, that shows about six feet of snow across from the house I lived in at the time.

With so many different forecasts of snow with very little results this year this wild storm is quite unbelievable. If you’re out driving, slow down and be extra careful. This is, to put it mildly, quite something!




Forest Service Holding Prescribed Burn

NewspaperOn Tuesday, April 26 the U.S. Forest Service will be conducting a prescribed burn on two acres in the Angeles Oaks area. The Forest Service wants local residents and visitors to know that smoke may be visible from the mountain communities and highways. The “burn” is being conducted to reduce the risk of large wildland fires.

‘Just wanted to let you know that smoke is likely to be seen from the area so don’t panic is you see smoke coming from the Angeles Oaks area.

Jensen’s Car Show June 18

cartoon car: cartoon carThe always-wonderful Jensen’s Car Show will be held this year on Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each year this exciting event just gets better and better so plan to spend some time on Hilltop Blvd. (aka Hwy. 18) in Running Springs and enjoy gawking at all the fabulous vehicles.

In addition to gawking at all the fabulous vehicles that will be on display there will also be a mouth-watering BBQ. Trust me, you won’t be able to contain yourself or your taste buds when you’re around the outdoor BBQ. The food is beyond delicious. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and trophies for the car owners who place at the “top of the line.”

Bring the kids to this big event…the boys, especially, will love it so pack them into the car and head to Jensen’s Running Springs.


Planning Underway for 2016 GVL Aquathon

Last year’s Green Valley Lake Aquathon was so successful that plans are well underway for this years event on Saturday, August 13, 2016.
The exciting event will begin at 9a.m. along the shore of the small but beautiful lake. Participants and “participant supporters” should be sure to dress warmly because it may be chilly in the early morning but the temperature will rise so be prepared. A folding chair or blanket will also be handy to sit on to enjoy the fun.
Signups are already being taken so if you want to register log onto: aquathon.
The charge for children 12-17 is $40 and a release is required in order for them to participate. Depending on when people register the charge is $65 for those who register from April 1 to May 31. The fee is $70 for those who sign up before June 1.$75 The charge for standard early registration before the august cutoff is $75.Late registration for those who “show up on Friday night and Saturday morning of race day will pay $80.
Club discounts of $10 are available.
Come on up to the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains and enjoy the quiet ambiance of Green Valley Lake. Trust me, you’ll love it and last year’s event was a huge success and this year’s will be even better!

Happy Birthday, John

–I won’t get too mushy but I hope my talented, loving son John has a wonderful birthday on April 1. When he was born he was supposed to greet the world sooner than later but he arrived on April Fool’s Day. It’s a perfect birthday for him as he’s always had a very dry sense of humor which suits him. He has owned his own business for years in Upland where he builds off-road vehicles called (appropriately enough) MoseBilt.He amazes me all the time.

I won’t write any more.I can hear him going “Mommmmm!” but I know he checks my blog sometimes and wanted to say “Have a Great Birthday.” We celebrated a few days ago (on Easter).