Last Friday evening, Mike Troeger and his staff hosted the 16th Annual Mountain Hardware Customer Appreciation Party to thank all those who have made his store an award-winning outlet. There were free hot dogs and sodas, served by SBC Fire Explorers from Station 10, for hundreds who attended under blue skies with temperatures cooler than most places. Walter Foley & Friends who played the greatest hits from three decades of popular music provided entertainment. Read this story and more - Click Here
Tri-Community Kiwanis, Rebecca Dougherty, County Code Enforcement Officer, gave an entertaining presentation on her other career as a Living History performer, Old West, and Victorian Re-enactor. As her alter ego Odessa Red, Rebecca works regularly at Calico Ghost Town portraying women from the days of western settlement and the Gold Rush.. Read this story and more - Click Here
This weekend, Saturday, July 2, marks the second annual Lions Barbeque and Community Picnic to be held at the Wrightwood Community building and parking lot. Their event will feature music, games for the children, cakewalk, water balloon toss and barbequed Angus beef hamburgers, and hot dogs, and much more. . Read this story and more - Click Here
Snowline Teachers Association voice their concerns over teacher retention and pay, or witness a walkout of the association members at the most recent Snowline School District Board Meeting. One of the main concerns of the teachers association was that of providing raises to teachers. Leslie Sykes questioned whether the district was reporting the facts concerning student enrollment truthfully. . Read this story and more - Click Here
June 23, 2016 Headline News
Tons of material was collected at this year’s Pine Needle and Green Waste Drop-Off event. Organized by the Wrightwood Fire Safe Council, the event serves multiple purposes. Residents can make several trips to the County Yard site as they clear brush and pine needles from their properties. Read this story and more - Click Here
It’s been an exceptional year for Pacific Crest Trail hikers’ annual respite and supply stops in Wrightwood.As of June 4th, Wrightwood had hosted 1334 hikers looking for a shower, laundry facilities, and a bed for a night or two. Last year 769 hikers came through, in 2014 the total was 523, and in 2013 just of 296 hikers signed the logs kept at Mountain Hardware. Read this story and more - Click Here
Wrightwood has a new shop that’s perfect for antiques lovers searching for unique treasures. From furniture to one-of-a-kind décor, Hwy 2 Antiques’ inventory not only covers nearly all needs, it suits any taste. Read this story and more - Click Here
While the store is among several in the Village that specialize in venerable merchandise, they don’t view that as a negative. Antiques shoppers like to visit locations where they can browse in lots of shops, not just one or two. Read this story and more - Click Here
HEADLINE NEWS - June 16, 2016
• Feasibility committee for the Wrightwood Community Services District (WWCSD) met at the Wrightwood Community Building for another residential Q&A session.
Natalie Lopiccolo, with Al Morrissette as consultant, and two County representatives headed the meeting; concerned residents of Wrightwood attended the meeting. Currently the San Bernardino County manages the Parks & Recreation, streetlights, and solid waste collection (CR&R franchise fee of 8%) under the Special Districts CSA-56. These services would fall under the control of the new WWCSD. To find the Complete story- Click Here
• The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a report this week indicating dangerously high temperatures Friday into Sunday. According to NOAA, the hot temperatures and the transition from below average to well above average high temperatures could cause heat stress or illness. The potential for heat illness will increase if this heat wave extends beyond Sunday and Monday into the middle of next week. This heat could be life-threatening to unprepared hikers, especially in the deserts.To find the Complete story- Click Here
While recent rains this winter and spring have been a welcome sight in California, drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties. This suspension took effect June 13th, 2016 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris like branches and leaves. CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Chief Glenn Barley said, “Given our abundant grass crop this year and recent fire activity in southern California, it’s very important that everyone avoid activity that might generate sparks which could start a wildfire.”To find the Complete story- Click Here
HEADLINE NEWS June 9, 2016
• In a show of solidarity with his classmates, and an about-face to Serrano tradition, Class Speaker Garrett Little took the mic from its stand and spoke directly to the graduating class of 2016.Little’s action was met with applause and shouts, and his speech was met with equal appreciation. He spoke of their, “Twelve years building a bridge to adulthood,” and advised his class, “it’s time to cross it.” Little expressed the debt of gratitude owed to parents, and the staff who have been students’ parents at their, “home away from home.” Garrett’s family beamed with pride. His father Jack commented later that Garrett had kept the speech a surprise for his folks.
• Graduating students of Chaparral High School, Eagle Summit Community Day School, and Snowline Virtual School packed the Serrano gym on June 1st, alongside their proud family and friends. Students, 106 total, from the three schools were celebrated in a touching ceremony. Dave Smith, principal of Chaparral, opened the ceremony with a speech about the beneﬁts of offering attainable and alternative education to students eager to realize their dreams.
• Residents of the Tri-Community and visitors from around Southern California came to enjoy the second annual Wrightwood Literary Festival June 4th and 5th. Although most of Saturday’s events were held at Camp Mariastella, classes and performances were also offered at other venues in town on Sunday.
Pinon Hills man arrested in for kidnapping, false imprisonment, and spousal abuse
On Monday, June 6, 2016 at approximately 10:18 am San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from a female requesting assistance regarding domestic violence.
Deputy Patrick Higgins, along with medical personnel, responded to the victim’s location. Through the investigation conducted by Deputy Higgins it was learned the victim had been dragged out of a residence by the suspect and forced into a vehicle along with their child.
School’s out for summer and it’s time for outdoor concerts in the Alpine Village of Wrightwood. There will be multiple venues framed by the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains and towering pine trees, with music to please all age groups. The summer concert season begins on June 24 and continues through August, providing free music for cool evenings under the stars.
The action begins on Friday June 24 when Mike Troeger of Mountain Hardware shows appreciation for his loyal customers as he hosts his 16th annual admission-free party, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Guitarist extraordinaire Walter Foley & Friends will play jazz, rock and improvisations from his “Work in Progress” series. Bring a chair and enjoy the evening with SBC Fire Explorers serving free hot dogs and drinks.• READ THE COMPLETE STORY - CLICK HERE