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Highway 38 & Highway 330
So, mountain lake resort locals are going into the big city of Big Bear lake via Highway 38 and over the dam due to the delays over on the North Shore and at Stanfield Cutoff. Which GG talked about here but despite my great reporting–I found myself stuck waiting on North Shore on Wednesday on the return trip from down the hill.

However, the day started out well since GG got a good glimpse of the work on the bridge (which looks great) and a good gander of the Highway 330 repairs first hand on my way down the hill.

The latest update on June 9 , 2011 said,

The repairs to the three major slide areas have been completed except for some pavement and drain work at the uppermost washout. The work is now focused on repairing culverts and drains that have failed or at the risk of failing. “Pipe ramming” will continue over the next few weeks near Fredalba to install new drains under the roadway. Skanska and SEMA are still working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to finish the repairs before the funding time limit is expired. Caltrans still expects to open State Route 330 by July 4, 2011.

Things are moving along fast–and this will be good news for the merchants from Running Springs up to the Big Bear Valley for sure!

Speaking of Closures…
I forgot to tell you that the Bus Stop Coffee House is now closed. The cafe was leased to Pali Mountain camp for the summer for their Culinary Arts program and Terri is teaching! It will be sorely missed but it is a great thing for the Schauers!

Word on the street is that another business on the boulevard will also be closing soon but I haven’t checked for sure yet.

Over in the old Village Three, the Big Bear Clothing Company has opened up in the space that was housing Kenai’s Korner.  I haven’t noticed it previously but you might want to head over and check it out.

The monthly potluck this Monday, June 13, 2011 will not be held at Captain John’s due to the cold temperatures. So plan on congregating over at the Old Miller School House (1178 Chickasaw Lane in Fawnskin) after 5:30pm.

Rocky McAlister with Old Miners Organization will be the speaker and will be discussing the Doo Dah Parade.

Fawnskin Folks
Please give a warm welcome to new Fawnskin residents Jay and Jenny who purchased the little place where Mohawk splits into Navajo. They have been adding their personal touch to the place so be sure to say hello if you get the chance.

hummingbird feederSnoop Sister Deb also managed to find some fancy yard art to display her plants on but GG has been drooling over her newest hummingbird feeder.

You might have noticed flyers about the missing McStay family at the Fawnskin Post Office. Grandma McStay put in a personal request to Post Master Mike who agreed to help spread the word. The family is connected to Fallbrook and we have a few folks here who have ties to that community.

The family of four disappeared 16 months ago and their vehicle was found near the border of Mexico. If you have information concerning this case, please contact: San Diego County Sheriff’s Office  at (858) 565-5200 or The Polly Klaas® Foundation at (800) 587-4357.

Fundraising Friday!
Thanks to those of you who have already pitched in to help during the fundraising for the Fawnskin Flyer. Sometime back a lot of readers wanted a fundraising drive and so I am doing it every Friday through June. I’m thinking it might be a good thing to do for other projects too but we will start with the local rag.

You can contribute using the button on the sidebar that says, “Donate” but it might be more satisfying to stuff my hands and pockets with cash and change when you see me walking around.

Another way to support FF is to advertise on the Fawnskin Flyer. Check out the rates by clicking in using the tab in the header or using the link in this paragraph.

Don’t forget that you can tell your friends or business owning pals to advertise since it is VERY targeted to Fawnskin and mountain lake resort visitors and mountain vacation home owners with little competition.

This week you might have noticed that fancy link at the top of the page–you can click the link to contribute that way too.

Fishing for 50K

This weekend will be the The fifth annual Fishin’ for $50K trout tournament hosted by the Big Bear Lake Resort Association. Ten trout were tagged and released and one is worth $50,000-if caught. This hasn’t happened previously so maybe this will be the year!

Tournament director is my favorite guy, Alan Sharp of Big Bear Marina. Other prizes will be awarded for the other nine tagged trout. Those tagged fish that are caught need to be taken to the weigh station at Big Bear Marina by 3:00pm on June 12th.

Don’t fret since there are also prizes for the largest trout caught in four divisions and a cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the overall largest trout by weight caught on Berkley PowerBait. To be eligible for the big fish weigh-in trout need to be a minimum of at least 16 inches long for the biggest fish contest.

Entry is $40 for adults and $25 for those under age 16. Pre-registered participants can check in on Friday, June 10th from Noon to 10pm or on Saturday, June 11th from 5:00am to Noon at the Big Bear Visitors Center located at 630 Bartlett Road in Big Bear Lake. On-site registration will be available if the tournament has not sold out.

Okay, that is my weekly round up. Whether or not you go fishing–be sure to have a great weekend!

Photo Credit: CalTrans

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