September 11, 2014: Three-alarm fire retrospect: Hedden, Wilkins, Faust
Sitting at a table in the bay of Wrightwood Fire Station 14 were retired Fire Chief Bob Hedden, Capt. Jim Wilkins and Capt. Dave Faust sipping coffee and grazing on donuts. The three retired firefighters shared stories of the development of the first fire services in Wrightwood, and how those eventually became County Fire services, with firefighters Jeremy Pendergraft, Jeff Allen, and Mark Sarerio, who moonlight as reporters for the new fire service magazine, Fire Wire. Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
Snowline holds public information meeting
On Sept 4, Snowline Joint Unified School District held a public information meeting about the Measure L Bond they have brought to the community for approval. Implementation of the measure would improve current school infrastructure and technology-based education. Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
Captain Kittleman Transferred
San Bernardino County (SBC) Fire Captain Bob Kittleman will be transferred to Fontana on September 24, as part of career advancement promotion. He made the announcement during Community Reports of the September 3 Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District (CSD) meeting. In addition to his 16 year assignment in Phelan and Pinon Hills, Captain Kittleman has been integral in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, and as a mentor for more than 25 members of Fire Explorer Post 351 who became career firemen over the years. Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
Serrano avenges last season’s defeat
It’s been a long year for Serrano while waiting for Friday night’s rematch against Silverado. Last year, the Hawks beat the D’backs at the grand opening of their then, brand new, Victorville stadium. Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
Headline News for September 4, 2014
Diamondbacks Open with Win
King leads Serrano to win over Paraclete
While the rest of the Serrano Diamondbacks were working out opening game kinks, tight end Geordan King started and remained in full swing. The senior superstar rushed for over 100 yards and ran for 3 rushing touchdowns to help upset the Paraclete Spirits 21-10 at Snowline Stadium, Friday night. Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
Snowline Opening Of School Presentations
The Snowline School District Board of Trustees meeting on August 26 dealt with information pertaining to the opening of schools for the 2014/2015 school year. In an expanded format of previous years’ back-to-school reports from 11 school site principals Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
Zzyzx an oasis en route to Vegas
Travelers en route to Las Vegas will pass the ‘Zzyzx Road’ sign and find themselves making comments and enquiries about the unusual name. In fact, at one time not long ago, this road led to a popular resort and spa just 4.5 miles to the east of I-15. Rev. Dr. Curtis H. Springer, Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
The Yodeler Was Rocking With Big T
Last Saturday night in Wrightwood, The Yodeler was rocking as Terry “Big T” DeRouen & Friends entertained music fans for more than three hours. Musicians included Big T on lead electric guitar Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
Headline News for August 28, 2014
Hwy138 widening delayed
At the August Wrightwood Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Caltrans District 8 Public Liaison Joy Sepulveda stated that the Hwy 138 Widening Project will not start in September and has been delayed up to 120 days due to an extension of time for utilities to finish their pre-construction infrastructure adjustments. Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
Drought may last many more years
Last Friday morning nearly 400 Inland Empire water professionals attended the 8th Annual San Bernardino County Water Conference held at Cal State University San Bernardino. The focus of the conference was the drought, and Bill Patzert was the keynote speaker who enlightened the audience on the subject.Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
Fire Safe Council Report: Bark Beetles thrive during drought
Wrightwood Fire Safe Council Board Members John Aziz, Glen Goldstein, and Patrick Martin recently participated in a US National Forestry Tour throughout So Cal. The tour focused on how the drought has opened the door for many insects to flourish throughout California’s wild and domestic landscapes.Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
CSD Extends Don Bartz’s Employment Contract
Directors of the Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District (CSD) voted to extend the employment contract of General Manager Don Bartz, for an additional five years, at the August 20 meeting.Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
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Headline News for August 21, 2014
20th Mountain Classic Car Show a roaring success
Celebrating the 20th year, the Mountain Classic Car Show enticed thousands of So Cal car enthusiasts to visit Wrightwood and view more than 200 classic car and truck entries. For many, the 7-11am-pancake breakfast sponsored by the Methodist Church. Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
Music In The Pines Finale
Last Thursday night, the season finale of the 2014 Music in the Pines outdoor concerts broke attendance records and enjoyment levels as music fans lingered until the last note was played. The evening was all about magical keyboards as Wrightwood piano teacher Chet Noll Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!
WW Mac covered a lot of ground
The Wrightwood Municipal Advisory Council met on Monday, Aug 18 after taking July off due to many members’ vacation schedules. Though not on the MAC, community leader John Lenau spoke Read the complete story - CLICK HERE!