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spring in Fawnskin

Above: Might really be spring in Fawnskin!

So, I have not been my normal self and am a bit dismayed at not feeling well again. A couple of neighbors noticed and asked me if everything was all right.

The road to recovery has hills and valleys. Guess I am going to go with the perspective that you have a setback before you go forward again…but I had a good cry first.

In the meantime, this means I have not been out and about as much as usual.

Sorry to say this means more news instead of smarta** comments.

Mountain Lion Concerns
Here in Fawnskin, mountain lion sightings are more common in the fall and I’ve shared cougar safety tips here before but there have been mountain lion sightings in the Big Bear Valley over the last week

The California Department of Fish and Game believe that the sightings are of one juvenile mountain lion who unfortunately caught and killed a small dog.

This incident (in the East Valley in Whispering Pines) was during the day but most predator activity takes place near dawn or dusk hours.

Habitat for Humanity Taco Fundraiser
From correspondent Rick: Big Bear Valley Habitat for Humanity will host a $1 Taco Night at the Sonora Cantina, Monday, May 10, 2010. All proceeds from the sale of $1 tacos will be dedicated to buying materials for constructing a new home. This is an all-day event, so feel free to drop by for lunch, dinner or a mid-afternoon snack.

BBVHFH folks will be there to assist and answer any questions you might have about Habitat for Humanity. Sonora Cantina is located at 41144 Big Bear Blvd., in Big Bear Lake. For those of you cannot make it that day, the Sonora Cantina will donate to Habitat for any $1 tacos purchased on Tuesday, May 11-13, 2010 just tell your server that the $1 taco purchases are for Habitat.

Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic
The 28th annual Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic is right around the corner. Jim Hall began the tournament back in 1983 along with fellow fisherman Jerry Eden. The event will take place May 15-16, 2010 and will allow 500 entrants this year.

Entry forms can be picked up at Big Bear Sporting Goods, Big Bear Marina, Holloways Marina, and the Big Bear Municipal Water District. Registration forms can be mailed in but you might want to ask if you can leave it since this event always sells out.

The 2010 entry fee is $60 and helps to stock Big Bear Lake with trophy-sized trout. If you have been down at Grout Creek you have seen just how big some of the trout are this year.

For more information on the Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic call Jacque Hall at (909) 585-4007.

Discovery Center Needs Help
The Big Bear Discovery Center is actually in Fawnskin and it relies heavily on volunteers to run. So far it is estimated that the facility has served more than 1.8 million visitors since it opened in 1998.

Volunteer coordinator Yomar Cleary is looking for volunteers–no experience is necessary since the association provides all the training.

Volunteers can help regularly and also during special events, school programs, weekend programs, night programs and nature walks.

Anyone interested is encouraged to attend the orientation on Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

There is no obligation required for attendance at this event—but why go then?

Both the orientation and training take place at the Discovery Center locted at 40971 North Shore Drive in Fawnskin.

For more information or to register for the orientation call (909) 382-2842, visit the SBNF website or email DiscoveryCenter09@charter.net.

WildFire Awareness Week
Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that this week is Wildfire Awareness Week in California, May 2-8, 2010. CalFire and other agencies know that wildfire is coming and encourage you to take action now.

Ninety-four percent of fires in our state are caused by humans, and by encouraging education and action among our residents, we can prevent many of them. One important step is to establish the required 100 feet of defensible space. We can also reduce our risk by understanding building code regulations and actively promoting fire safety in our communities.

Eesh, you think they heard about my little incident here?

What about that Amgen tour?

Tim and I chatted about it last week but here is the article where he is quoted and I wonder what you think about the whole thing…leave any comments below.



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5 Responses to “Simply News

  • 1
    BadBear
    May 5th, 2010 17:09

    Charlie Brewster, the VBA and the City make me ill. Strange that Charlie will not be effected by the closure. His business will have access, as usual.
    When will this city notice and listen to the retailers and not self centered motel operator.

  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    May 6th, 2010 10:02

    I’d like to see a cohesive plan for not only new demographics (anyone see any stats about the targeted ones and what they are spending?) but a plan that is more business friendly instead of outdoor activity oriented. Also, whose good idea was it to compete with first Fridays over here in Fawnskin? Until everyone gets it together BB is still going to be spinning wheels and going no where.

  • 3
    BadBear
    May 6th, 2010 16:51

    PLEASE!!! don’t get me started with those that are convinced that the BEST way to stimulate the business of the stores that are open 5 to 6 days a week, hire local residents, pay taxes to the local area and try to donate to every worthwhile local cause is to bring in outside flea markets, once or twice a week, and allow them to skim the top. These are the M.M.M. crowd. (Mental Midgets of the Mountains)

  • 4
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    May 6th, 2010 18:07

    LOL you started on your own–no need to help!

  • 5
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    May 6th, 2010 19:55

    Mtn Lion was killed:
    http://kbhr933.com/current-news/sheriffs-deputies-put-mountain-lion-baker-pond-thursday-morning-dfg-confirms-animal-weeks-attacks/