The FAWNSKIN FLYER Volume 1 Issue 19

Volume 1 Issue 19

Not Necessarily News for Fawnskin, California
Priceless when posted! Otherwise .25¢

Inside This Issue
Gossip Girl: Where is the FF?
Fawnskin Numbers & Updates
Fawnskin Fun: News Bits
Wiki-Up Mystery
Radio Play

GG’s Notes
Last week I only published the Flyer online. I am going to publish less frequently when there is not much to report.

It didn’t help that I have been swamped with my book and other projects or that I was down the hill (twice). While at the Expo in Palm Springs, a vendor asked me to try a sample of his product and after sampling it, I immediately went into a serious allergic reaction. I felt my throat swelling shut and subsequently broke out in hives. The good news is that I didn’t go into anaphylactic shock. I am too cool and collected in an emergency– and nobody really took it seriously! Thank God for Benadryl.

All the pups, except one, have homes. I will miss them and my “puppy therapy.” Ed says that he enjoyed my visits because the pups were also so calm and well behaved after each of my visits. My pal Elivia visited and was swarmed. The pups had her scarf and other loose clothing in their mouths so quickly that she couldn’t escape– until I intervened. It is a good thing that youngsters of all types seem to listen to their Aunties!

Don’t miss the regular updates at the Fawnskin Flyer online at Or buy the Fawnskin Flyer for .25 cents at the Fawnskin Market or Moose Lodge 2085.

G.G. (Gossip Girl)

Public restrooms are located in the triangle area of town. Look for the deer statues and you’ll find the facilities in the building nearby.

Necessary Numbers:
All are (909) area code unless listed otherwise.
Fire Station 49 866-4878
Arson Line (800) 468-4408
Forestry Officer 866-3437 x2810
Fish & Game Tips (888) 334-2258
Solar Observatory 866-5791
Discovery Center 866-3437
Camp Whittle 866-3000
Serrano Campground 866-8550
Fishing Licenses 866-9464
Fawnskin Market (Bait & Adventure Passes) 866-9543
Moose Lodge 2085 866-3013
Post Office 866-3245

Fawnskin Flyer Tip Line:
Fawnskin Flyer Sponsorship: 1-800-818-7387

Fawnskin Fun!
I keep waiting for Winter–what actually did happen? We had this great cold snap and now we are back to warm nights and warmer days. Now don’t get me wrong, I am NOT complaining but I was looking forward to the seasonal change.

In the meantime, locally we are gearing up for the holiday season. Around here we really get rolling.

On November 7, 2005 at 6:00pm in the Old Miller Park School House is the NSIA (North Shore Improvement Association Pot Luck) so bring your best dish and any of your questions for our County Supervisor! He is going to be attending so make sure you do, too. I personally want to raise some concerns over the Cal Trans winter fiascos and the local plow boys bad behavior. I still have not (after three requests) received the paperwork to report the damage they did to my bumper and have some interesting photos of their berms INSIDE my covered awning way off of the road.

The BIG event is the Christmas Tree Lighting which is set for December 3, 2005 at 6:00pm. Usually Fire Station 49 also provides activities for the kids during the day. Children make ornaments, have snacks and then decorate the tree–which the Fawnskin Mayor lights.

BTW: How about those ballot boxes? This Mayor Race is pretty quiet and I think we need to do something to kick-start the process. If you have ever wanted to buy a politician–do it now. You’ll never be able to do it so cheap! $.25 per vote.

In the Moose Lodge things are cooking. Not just the food, either. If you are a member, and a card playing enthusiast, be sure to sign up for the Texas Hold’em Tournament. This monthly event launches on November 6, 2005 at 2:00pm with a pot luck. Held the first Sunday of every month, there are great prizes and great fun–so belly up to the bar for your buy in! Sorry, but you have to be a Moose member to play…if you are not, have a local sign you up!

David Emig is heading up the new Teen Club which meets for the first time on November 15, 2005 at 6:30pm. The teens are actually going to determine what they do and when. If you have a pre-teen or teen please get them to this meeting! Might get them away from the Horizontal Hula in Miller Park and other such activities. Call the Moose Lodge for David’s number–I’m not sure I should publish it for everyone on earth to call!

I got invited to an open house for Thanksgiving Day but have not heard about any public events over here this year. If you need a place to go–let me know and I’ll be sure to dig up what is going on throughout the valley.

Wiki-Up Mystery
My online readers know about the Wiki-Up discovered up above Fawnskin. I got emailed a photo by local photographer and hiking enthusiast, Scott. He asked if I knew the history or if I could find it because Tom Core and others didn’t know about it. The photo was posted on August 1, 2005

Well, it has taken a while but I got the scoop. Jim Dooley’s nephew Max actually constructed it in the mid-1990’s. He periodically comes up to do repairs and still uses it. It is a beautiful little structure and we had some fun teasing Andy about it being the only structure in Fawnskin under $200,000. It isn’t for sale but it is very cool.

Radio Play
Those of you who read the online version of the Fawnskin Flyer will remember when I posted some questions related to a new radio station forming in the valley. I pondered whether or not it was a scam since the flyers strewn around town advertised non-existent call letters and call numbers.

Originally I heard about it by sitting in a coffee house in Bear City. Two people came in and were discussing forming the station and used the computer onsite to explore what existed already.

Locals who had personal interactions with them didn’t have a good impression of the folks, but hey, everyone around here has an opinion!

Next, I saw two DIFFERENT flyers (without contact names) selling advertising to TWO differently named stations.

When I called the numbers, I got a local business owner who said that they only discussed the possibility and that they were not going to work with the proposed station. The call back from the second number said they were in discussions but that no contract had been formalized.

Anyway, I posted a couple of comments (see August 19-23, 2005 online version archives) voicing my concerns and then received a phone call from Steve Blood (the new radio guy) who was upset about my comments.

I offered to post his comments but he never sent them–but he did send requests for advertising.

Well, not too long ago I saw JACK Radio (There’s a name for you, sheesh!) in the Grizzly public announcement section–basically saying that they were operating on their own instead of under the blanket of Channel Six (who they were supposed to be broadcasting through).

So, all this background is here for you just to say that the guy disappeared about two-and-a-half weeks ago. Nobody can seem to find him and a bunch of people are looking for him.

Thought you might like to know that you heard it at the Flyer first! Thanks to the anonymous tipster this week. I called Channel Six for the straight dirt.

Some of us have been around long enough to be skeptical of such antics–mainly due to some of the past scams that have been run through the valley previously. I hope this disappearance is due to something other than the worst case scenario.

Hmm, does this count as “Bad Behavior?”

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