Message From U.S. Forest Service – SBNF: Visitor’s Broken Sleds Litter the Mountains

U. S. Forest Service: Managing recreation on a national forest comes with many challenges. Litter is no exception and last weekend showed why. Pictured here is the Diamondbacks Conservation Crew, a partnership with San Bernardino County, worked with Forest Service staff on Dec. 12 to clean up snow play trash on Highway 18.

Assemblyman Obernolte Small Business Assembly Legislator of the Year

Sacramento: Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) announced that he was named the 2018 Small Business Assembly Legislator of the Year by the California Small Business Association (CSBA).

“I am honored and extremely humbled to receive this award,” said Assemblyman Obernolte. “As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I appreciate the economic impact and key role that small

We Experienced the Mission Inn and Auto Club Speedway Magic of Lights

MISSION INN – Riverside, CA – By: Simone Graham – Editor HDG – This is an article from HDG December 2017 Archives. I checked the links below for the Magic of Lights event; they are still working and updated for 2018. The Mission Inn Festival of Lights runs through January 6, 2019. 

I remember going to the Mission Inn ten years ago to see the holiday decorations and maybe catch the carolers singing in and around the corridors and lobby at the hotel. It was beautiful, but I certainly do not remember it looking then what it looks like now during this season. I think I first saw the display in 2006 when there were only (only) 2.5 million lights. The city got involved that year and 2006 and the Festival of Lights spread to the surrounding area of downtown with an ice skating rink, vendors, and live entertainment.

More Snow Coming in Big Bear! Check On Chain Requirements Here

Simone Graham – Editor: R-2 Chain Control is once again in effect throughout the Big Bear area as of this morning. Speaking of chain requirements in our local mountains, it is a good idea to take a quick review of state regulations and tips for purchase and installation. The information below is from www.dot.ca.gov; click on Travel in the menu or use our link here. See: CA Chain Controls

Hesperia Winter Kids Kamp

Winter Kids Kamp will be held December 26 – 28, 2018 and January 2 – 4, 2019 at the Lime Street Park Community Center for children ages 5 to 14 years, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The fee is: Online – $38.80/week or $17/day; Walk-in – $46/week or $19/day. Kids Kamp offers children the opportunity to develop a sense of belonging, confidence, and responsibility as they enjoy and contribute to a group. Children will participate in

Assemb. Obernolte Introduces Veteran Designation D. L. Fee Waiver

Sacrarmento – This Monday, Assemblyman Obernolte (R-Hesperia) introduced a bill offering a fee waiver to all veterans who are applying for a veteran designation on their driver’s licenses.

“Veterans are a distinguished group of men and women who have made many sacrifices to serve our country and protect our freedom. Waiving this fee is just a small way to show our gratitude for all they have done,” Assemblyman Obernolte said. “It’s outrageous that we

San Bernardino: In Remembrance of December 2, 2015

Message from Supervisor Robert Lovingood: Sunday marks the third anniversary of the December 2, 2015 attack in San Bernardino. On that horrific day, 14 people including 13 members of our County of San Bernardino family were taken from us in an evil act of terror.

We will always remember the people we loved and cherished and we will continue to support those who are still healing from physical and emotional wounds.

Postal Inspector Mailing Tips: Secure Your Holiday Packages

Simone Graham – Editor: Postal Inspector USPS: This holiday season the Postal Service looks forward to delivering a great deal of holiday cheer along with more than 15 billion mail pieces. Consumers trust the Postal Service to deliver secure and economical shipping options.

The Postal Inspection Service, the federal law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, is working around-the-clock to keep your

SB Forestry Service Tips for Snow Play: $5 Adventure Pass Required

Simone Graham – Editor: U.S. Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest:  Good morning! Planning to visit us for some snow play? Awesome! Welcome! A few reminders to make your visit fun and successful:

1. Snow attracts LOTS of people to the mountain. Plan ahead, consider leaving early and be prepared for the possibility of traffic

Winter SBNF Road Closures Go Into Effect: Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Simone Graham – Editor: Snowboarding and downhill skiing are a lot of fun and those day trips make for life-long family memories. But if you are on a budget and still want to make those great memories, try renting snowshoes or cross country skiing equipment for the whole family to get out and play in the snow. If you have some friends who have tried the sport, have them give you tips on how to prepare for the day and safety advice to follow out on the trail. Better yet, invite them along to show you the ropes – more