• September 10, 2016: Wrightwood music fans had their choice between two venues offering a variety of sounds for a total of eight hours. At the Village Grind, Tommy & Gayle Dowling presented their annual music festival to thank musicians and audience members for another great year of support. Later in the day at The Apple Farm the closing concert of the 2016 Music in the Pines season showcased Jarett James and The County Line, a local finalist in the ongoing America’s Country Showdown Competition.. . . Story continues . . .Click Here • September 7, 2016: The topic on the table at the PPHCSD Board meeting was water. Sheep Creek Municipal Water Company is currently suffering a severe water shortage. In an August 19th letter to their shareholders and customers, General Manager Chris Cummings said that Sheep Creek is “experiencing a severe water crisis” and asked, “Every water user to cut water use an additional 25%.” He went on to state in the letter not only is the Board of Directors monitoring the situation closely, but that they are developing another source for water. . . . Story continues . . .Click Here September 3, 2016: San Bernardino deputies from the Hesperia Police Department observed a Toyota pickup, in a business’ parking lot, with an attached license plate that had previously been reported lost or stolen. Further investigation found it did not belong to the truck it was affixed to and the truck itself was reported stolen September 12,2016: On Phelan Road at Nevada Road, collison took the life of one victim and critically injured another.. . . Story continues . . .Click Here August 31, 2015: Deputies from the Rural Crimes Task Force with the assistance of deputies from the Phelan Station located two suspects stealing heavy equipment, batteries and other materials from DR Horton Construction. . . Story continues . . .Click Here
• August 30, 2016: The Wrightwood Community Building was standing room only with citizens in favor of, or against, a Wrightwood Community Services District (WCSD) formation. The Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO) representative Katherine Rolling-McDonald gave a presentation on LAFCO and the how, who, where, and what of its operations. She explained the WCSD Plan and its proposed responsibilities.
How many “yes” votes does it take to approve the formation of a WCSD? It takes a simple majority vote in favor of a WCSD. . . . Story continues . . .Click Here • August 27, 2016: Spirits were higher than the mild 75-degree temperature at Saturday’s 22nd Annual Wrightwood Mountain Classic Car Show, rescheduled from August 20th due to the Blue Cut Fire. The Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event, and saw an opportunity to pull the community together, to support victims of the fire, thank the first responders who worked the fire and road closures, and to provide an atmosphere of fun.. . . Story continues . . .Click Here
• August 24, 2016: East West Bank, the parent company of Desert Community Bank, donated $50,000 to San Bernardino County Firefighters Association (SBCOFFA). The presentation was held at the Phelan Branch of DCB• On Tuesday, August 16 at 10:36 a.m., a small fire was reported in the area off Route 66 called Blue Cut. First reports were of a 2-acre vegetation fire. Within the first hour, the fire had raged up Swarthout Canyon and made a run on West Cajon Valley.. . . Story continues . . .Click Here • From music and crafts, to Native American and Grassy Hollow histories, the day was filled with special events and presentations to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 72nd Birthday, and Grassy Hollow Visitor Center’s 20th Anniversary.. . . Story continues . . .Click Here • At the August Neighborhood Watch and Crime Prevention meeting, John Aziz introduced Sheriff Sergeant Jeff Toll for a presentation on Increasing Situational Awareness. Awareness of your surroundings is key, he pointed out, in not becoming a victim. Toll suggests having your keys out before you reach your car or house door. Women in particular should carry the keys so that they stick out from between their fingers, and can be used as a weapon.. . . Story continues . . .Click Here • It was breezy jazz music in a spacious mountaintop home that really made the first Saturday of August a cool afternoon. Presented by Wrightwood Classical Concert Series and produced by Joyce Wonderly, the concert entitled “Jazz, Fine Wine and a View…oh my” was certainly a breathtaking experience for 50 guests. . . . Story continues . . .Click Here • Community spirit has never been at such an all time high, even through all the lows that the Tri-Community experienced due to the massive Blue Cut Fire. That’s why Leo Van Kampen, Car Show coordinator, has rescheduled the show for this weekend August 28, 2016.. . . Story continues . . .Click Here • Phelan New Life Church of the Nazarene will now be partnering with Hillside Community Church, Calvary Chapel Phelan, and the High Desert Church Phelan campus to provide groceries, hygiene supplies, some medical supplies, and clothing to those affected by the fire, everyday this week. They will be open 12:00-4:00 p.m. Read this story and more - Click Here • San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch received a disturbance call on Twin Lakes Drive in the community of Wrightwood. Deputies Dalton Hendrickson and Malcolm Page responded to the residence and discovered the disturbance was over money. Levi Kaseroff and Robert Phillips were identified as the suspects and had come to the residence in an attempt to retrieve the money. Read this story and more - Click Here • Around the Tri-Community homemade signs have been displayed with phrases along the lines of, “Thank You.” “We can’t thank them (first responders) enough for the tremendous job they did.Read this story and more - Click Here • WWCSD FormationCommunity Meeting scheduled Tuesday., Aug. 30, 6 p.m. An informative meeting to discuss the formation of a Wrightwood CSD is scheduled at the Wrightwood Community Building. Read this story and more - Click Here