Labor Day Play

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So, it is time for Labor Day play here in our little mountain lake resort. This means many locals will be working but I wanted to share a few news bits with you.

Fawnskin Post Office

Postmaster Mike informed me that he is working in the new system now. Because of the change, the Fawnskin Post Office will be closing at 4:00pm today and possibly Tuesday. Saturday business hours of 8:30am-10:30am will not be impacted.

Also, there have been changes to the postal truck schedule. The first truck will leave at 7:30am instead of 9:00am starting today. Surprise!

If you want your mail to go out early, please adjust your schedule to make the truck departures. The afternoon times are 2:00pm and 4:00pm weather permitting. Please make a note of it.

Petty Theft

Neighbors are asked to keep their eyes open for suspicious activity on Navajo and adjacent streets as petty theft has been reported. If you see suspicious activity, call 9-1-1. Any notations of license plates or descriptions of the individuals would be useful.

Fire Restrictions

Just in time for the holiday weekend the San Bernardino National Forest has decided to increase fire restrictions. When traveling into the forest, vehicles should remain on designated roads and avoid parking on or near dry brush or grass.

  • Wood and charcoal fires are permitted only in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds within agency provided fire rings or camp stoves.
  • No fires are permitted at Yellow Post campsites, Fisherman’s Camp or Pacific Crest Trail Camps.
  • Campfire permits are required for propane and gas stoves and lanterns used outside of developed recreation sites.
  • Recreational shooting is limited to public shooting ranges operated under special use permit only.
  • On designated forest routes an approved spark arrester is required for any internal combustion engine, including chainsaws, generators, motorcycles, or off-highway vehicles.
  • Smoking is limited to an enclosed vehicle or building, or within a developed recreation site.

The Forest Service will be aggressively citing any violation of these restrictions. Violators could be fined up to $10,000 or jail time.

Advisory Commission 53B

You might have read about how our advisory commission has not met in 2011. (There are only two members out of the normal five.) If you want to read more about this, check out this article in the Griz 53B Advisory Commission.

Yard Sales

Yard sales in Fawnskin are a bit more sophisticated than other parts of the valley. Vintage hats, jewelry, and other times are for sale on Brookside. Other popular yard sales this weekend are on Bruin Trail and Cedar Dell. Go check them out…and tell them GG sent ‘cha.

Car Show & BBQ

Moose Lodge 2085 is hosting the 3rd vintage car show on Saturday starting at 8:00am. The infamous holiday spit BBQ will be served starting around 5:00pm. Combining both is likely to be a satisfying feast for the senses and for your taste buds!


Last year Tom coordinated the purchase and delivery of hardwood in Fawnskin. Anyone who would like to receive information and pricing this year can get a hold of him via email at tombran44 at gmail dot com. One cord of hardwood is the minimum order, dropped but not stacked.

Gear Up!

Clear out the garage and closets and take all your unused sports equipment to the first annual Gear Swap Days at North Shore Trading Company in Fawnskin. You can trade or sell Saturday through Monday, September 3-5, 2011 from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Bring your own table or blanket to set up your equipment. It’s free.

The public is welcome to browse, swap, trade or buy the gear. It’s a win-win. For more information, please contact Jim or Janet Dooley at (909) 866-3414.

Music in the Mountains

John Denver legendary tribute artist Jim Curry returns to the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater stage on September 3, 2011 to perform such hits such as “Rocky Mountain High”, “Sunshine”, “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song”.

This concert is the finale for the summer concert series that raises awareness and funding for youth development through reforestation on the San Bernardino National Forest. Tickets are available online or at the Discovery Center Adventure Outpost (and event gate) while supplies last.

Adult tickets are $20 (18+), teen tickets (ages 13-17) are $10 and children 12 and under are free. Music loving pets on leash are welcome. Gates open at 5:30pm and the concert will begin at 7:00pm. Parking at the Discovery Center is $5 per car based upon availability. Overflow parking is planned at Meadows Edge with complimentary shuttle service.

Okay, that is it for now and I hope to see you around this weekend!

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