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Monthly lifestyle newspaper for the San Bernardino Mountains area.


  • Mountain LifestyleFebruary 2016 Page 1


    Pg. 2-Joan Moseleys Blog NotesPg. 3-Focus on Local BusinessPg. 4-Winter Wonderland/Hungry MountaineerPg. 5-Premier Business BankPg. 6-Hwy. 330Pg. 8-GVL in WinterPg. 9-Local Area MapPg. 10&11-Dining & EntertainmentPg. 12-Business DirectoryPg. 13-Valentines Day PagePg. 14-Local Worship Services


    PAGE 8 & 9Mountain LifestyleP.O. Box 2725Running Springs, CA 92382



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    A Monthly Publication promoting the Running Springs Area to the World!



    Vol. 1, issue 9

    A big Thank You goes out to CALFIRE Pilot Rock crews who assisted with snowplay clean-up Monday following the Jan 9th and 10th weeknd, Crews picked up over three truck loads of trash. There has been a concern lately as to the large amount of trash left along the mountain highways. Addi-tional story on page 4. (photo courtesy of CAL FIRE-San Bernardino)

    Meeting Held to Address the Trash and Traffi c Problems on Running Springs Highwaysby Steven Peter

    OK, calm down, so I might have over-exaggerated a little, but we do need squirrel counters. Yes, thats right squirrel counters. Bi-ologists at The San Diego Natu-ral History Museum are counting

    Urgent Flash! Flying Squirrel Counters Needed

    by Carol Kennedy

    on you to count. Yeah, become a citizen scientist if you will! How cool youll feel. Yeah, this isnt just a job for Su-p e r g i r l a n y -one (even you) can participate. H e r e s the facts folks c u t - p a s t e d from The San Diego Nat-

    ural History Museum site:The San Diego Natural History Museum is launching a new study in collaboration with citizen sci-entists, the U.S. Forest Service,


    es Day


    -Pg 13

    Flying Squirrels: cont. on page 7

    A meeting was held to ad-dress the trash and parking issues that have cropped up recently due to the latest snowfall in the fi rst few weeks of January (and according to our El Nino weather experts more snow is on the way). While this large amount of snow was great for the resorts, general businesses and local restaurants, it also created a night-mare for some of themthey were blocked in by irresponsible parkers meaning paying customers were un-able to access their businesses. Add to that, the steady stream of people who carelessly discarded refuse around town and along our pristine mountain highways. And that is sim-ply unacceptable, not to mention il-legal. Therefore a meeting was held to address these troubling issues. The meeting was chaired by Jaime Stiansen who is the cur-rent Charles Hoffman Elementary PTA President. In attendance were Terri Casinga from Cal Trans local director, Tel Preszler, Lieutenant Commander of the CHP in Run-ning Springs, District Forest Ranger Marc Stamer, Laura Dyberg from USFSs Winter Information Team (program manager), Cal Fire, and many local concerned citizens. Laura Dyberg stated that,

    they handed out information to over 800 citizens and that bare-ly touched the amount that were here last Saturday. It was said by several local citizens at the meet-ing, that cars were backed up all the way down Hwy. 330 onto the 210 Freeway into the city of Highland which is about 12 miles away. At the meeting itself, one of the speakers said that it took a friend of his over 4 hours to get to Big Bear from down the hill at the busiest time of the afternoon. One solution that was brought up from resident Mary Byington, was to charge a fee as they do in other national parks and beach areas to enter and park as they have done that for years elsewhere. $20 was what was quoted to address the cleanup and any additional attendants to accomodate the large numbers. Forest Ranger Marc Sta-mer stated that the USFS was looking at additional areas to open up, but the problem would be having enough employees who can keep them open and plowed. Another idea was to to get additional help from Burrtec, the local disposal company and addi-tional port-o-potties from oth-er resources, including Rim of the World Parks and Recreation.

  • Page 2 Mountain Lifestyle February 2016

    Deadlines:Articles and copy are due by the 15th of the prior month preced-ing publication unless prior ar-rangements has been made. Advertising space is due by the 20th of the preceding month and all proofs are to be finished by approximately the 23rd of the month prior to Publication. The Mountain Lifestyle is pub-lished the 25th of each month for the following months issue.

    Publisher: Steven PeterEditor: Joan MoseleyDistribution: Lynette EastwoodWriters: Joan Moseley, Steven Peter, Lynette Eastwood, Kevin Somes, Carol Kennedy, , Amber Woodyard

    Advertising Sales: STEP Advertis-ing (909) 939-2522Email us at steve.mountainlife@gmail.com for advertising or Steve for potential articles for the paper. We market and mail the areas of Running Springs, Arrow-bear, and Green Valley Lake and adjacent areas to the Southern California area and the world! Our unique area sports a mountain bike area for off-road biking, a full service ski area, a small lake with great fishing, and tons of hiking trails and well as shops, antique stores, and great places to eat. Our distribution uses direct bulk mail in Green Valley Lake, Run-ning Springs, and Sky Forest. The Mountain Lifestyle is also distrib-uted for customers to pick up in the above cities and others on the mountain well as targeted loca-tions and visitor centers down the hill in San Bernardino County.Those locations are on file.

    sincerely the Mountain Lifestyle

    The Mountain Lifestyle





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    and start date, and will not be used for any marketing purposes)FEB. 2016 ISSUE

    Mail to: Mountain Lifestyle PO Box 2725 Running Springs, CA 92382

    Note: we are currently bulk mail-ing Running Springs, Arrowbear,

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    News Briefs & EventsName Change Noted for Running Springs Safety Group The Running Springs Co-alition that was started to respond to vagrancy and the problem of the homeless in town has changed its name to the Running Springs Safety Coalition. Also during the January 20th meeting a Chairman and Co-Chairman were elect-ed. Patrick Graham from Mr. Ps Furniture will take over as the new Chairman of the coalition and Sarah Jamison of Jamison Investigations will be the Co-Chair. In addition to the commit-tee of concerned citizens, Gilbert Flores from the Sheriffs Dept. and Juan Quintero from the CHP were also in attendance. The next meeting is scheduled for February 17, 2016 at 12 noon at the Hoot-man Center in Running Springs. For more Information call Emily Doherty at Rim Fam-ily Services (909) 336-1800, edoherty@rimfamilyservices.org

    Joans BlogJoan Moseleys Mountain Top Echoes

    Have you ever truly thought about the homeless people who live in the mountains? They may be the neighbor down the street or the local person who stands outside a store or shop, not wanting to bother anyone. If you want to be more in-formed and want to know how to help be sure to attend a special event at St. Richard of Chichester Episcopal Church in Skyforest at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 24. The churchs outreach committee is hosting this com-munity presentation to increase awareness of this situation

    that impacts so many people. The church is located at 2878 Hwy. 18 in Skyforest near Kuffel Canyon and across from the old Storybook Inn. Bev Rios, from Hearts and Lives, will help attend-ees learn more about the needs of the (local) homeless and those that are nearly homeless. Everyone is welcome at this special event and hopeful-ly everyone with an open heart and a desire to help will attend. For further information call the church office at (909) 337-3889.

    The Homeless on the Mountain Discussion Jan. 24

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    Love At The Lake Valentines Day cant be more romantic than this. A table for two at the San Moritz Lodge when Lake Gregory Recreation Company presents the Second Annual Love at the Lake. This years Love at the Lake buffet includes two seatings from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., each in-cluding: complimentary glass-es of champagne, fresh spinach salad with cranberries, walnuts, blue cheese and apple vinai-grette, seasonal vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes and choice of prime rib, chicken marsala or but-ternut squash ravioli in a cream sauce, followed by red velvet cake and a complimentary Ecua-dorian red rose, for $80 per cou-ple plus tax and service charge.

    Sunday Funday at Snow Valley

    Sundays are the times dads got a list of other things to do, but changes course to bring the kids to Snow Valley. We see a lot of dads with kids, getting them geared up, feed them some breakfast, and its off to make some turns. Our parking lot is conveniently located at our base, so that you dont have to hike to our lodge. Your Sunday Funday fore-

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