Gateway Magazine RSACC (Fall 2017)



A publication promoting the communities of

Running Springs, Arrowbear, and Green Valley Lake

Vol 2, No. 2

Fall Edition 2017

Sponsored by the Running Springs

Area Chamber of Commerce

Where To Find Great Fall Color : Page 4

The Cut Above: Page 9

SkyPark at Santa’s Village: Page 10

Fall Events and Activities: Page 11

Snow Valley’s High Speed 6 Seat Lift: Page 31

Running Springs Area

Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 96

Running Springs, CA 92382






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Fall Colors in the San

Bernardino Mountains

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Surroundings and Economy

Running Springs is a mountain community in the

San Bernardino Mountains. It is an inholding in the

San Bernardino National Forest. Situated at the junction

of SR-18 and SR-330, it is a major gateway to

the mountain communities of Lake Arrowhead, Arrowbear,

Green Valley Lake, and Big Bear and is the

closest community to Snow Valley Mountain Resort.

It lies some 16 miles northeast of the city of Highland,

California, up State Highway 330, at an elevation

of 6,030 feet. While there is no primary industry

in Running Springs, there are service industries

geared to the tourist market, as the San Bernardino

National Forest is a highly popular year-round tourist

destination. Also, taking advantage of the forested

setting, the area is home to multiple summer

camps, such as Pali Adventures, which also houses

an outdoor education program known as Pali Institute.

Additionally, Running Springs, together with surrounding

communities, form a bedroom community

for commuters who are employed in San Bernardino

and points beyond who are willing to tolerate the

notorious Southern California commute in order to

Surroundings: cont. on page 6


The Gateway Magazine is mailed and distributed to

areas of Running Springs, Arrowbear, and Green Valley

Lake. Our unique area sports a mountain bike area

for off-road biking, a full service ski area, two small

lakes with great fi shing, and tons of hiking trails and

well as shops, antique stores, and great places to eat.

The Running Springs Magazine is also distributed for customers

and visitors for pick up in the above areas and other

locations on the mountain as well as targeted locations and

visitor centers ‘down the hill’ in San Bernardino County.

Those locations are on file.

A special thanks to all the members of the Running Springs

Area Chamber of Commerce as without them this magazine

would not be possible.

Design by STEP Advertising (P.O. Box 2725, Running Springs, CA

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Front Cover photo:Courtesy of Mike Lee/Starlight Photography

Most Photography throughout publication by Mike Lee/Starlight

Photography unless otherwise noted.

Articles/info submitted by Amber Woodyard, Sarah Jamison,

Kevin Somes, Lynette Eastwood and chamber members.

Information is believed to be accurate at time of publishing.

No reproduction of any material herein unless authorized

in writing by the Running Springs Area Chamber of


President’s Message

As I begin my 10th consecutive term as President of the

Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, I’d like to

reflect on just how unique and special the People of our

communities truly are. The Running Springs Communities

have been through many challenges in the past 10 years

including the Slide Fire in 2007, a major nationwide economic

recession as well as the heavy rains that caused

damage to Highway 330 and closed the road for approximately

6 months. While our People and Businesses have

been through such challenging times, we have all worked

together as a Community to make a difference and the

Chamber and Community at large continue to work hard

to make a difference that will lead Arrowbear, Green Valley

Lake and Running Springs well into the future.

Our Communities have plenty of activities and unique

outdoor experiences. During the Fall months, enjoy the

ever changing colors of our local foliage, awesome hiking,

late season fishing and much more. In particular, the new

Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will host

its annual Membership Meeting and Installation Dinner at

Snow Valley Mountain Resort on Saturday, October 28.

More details about the Installation Dinner are available online

at and all are welcome to

join us for an evening of great food, networking, entertainment

and fun.

As we move towards Winter, the Chamber will be working

on an all new Marketing Plan and will be applying for

funding from the San Bernardino County Unincorporated

Chambers of Commerce Tourism Incentive Pilot Program.

The goal is to work to strengthen our local businesses

which will make our Communities a better place to live,

work and enjoy for all. Stay tuned to the Chamber’s website

(, our social media channels

and articles in the Mountain Lifestyle newspaper for

the latest updates on our progress.

Best wishes to our local Communitiy and visitors for an

enjoyable Fall season!

Kevin Somes, President of the Running Springs Area

Chamber of Commerce


Page 2-Economy / President’s Message

Page 3-Mission Statement / Board of Directors

Page 4-Where to fi nd Fall color

Page 7-Hikes and More Hikes

Page 8-History of Running Springs and Area

Page 9-The Cut Above

Page 10-SkyPark at Santa’s Village

Page 16 & 17 Area Map with Local Hikes

Page 18-Emergency Services / R.S.Safety Coalition

Page 22-Places of Worship / Agencies

Page 23-Mountain Biking / Cycling

Page 24-Arrowbear Lake

Page 24-Green Valley Lake

Pages 26-31-Chamber Membership Listings

Page 31-Snow Valley’s new six seat chairlift

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The Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is

an independent advocate of business interests for its

diverse membership, exercising its infl uence regionally

to create a strong local economy. The purpose

of the Chamber shall be to promote the commercial,

industrial and civic interests of the Running Springs

Area by sponsoring and encouraging:

• Advertising for the area

• Better living & working conditions

• The promotion of year-round recreational activity

• The conservation of the natural resources of this



Michael Lee

Starlight Photography


Michael Scullin

Deer Lick Car Wash


Kevin Somes

Snow Valley

Mountain Resort


Terisa Bonito

First Mountain Bank, div.

of Premier Business Bank



Linda Peabody


Board of Directors

Debbie Harper

G & D Signs

Erica Makeig

Showtime Custom Coach

Dixi Willemse

Running Springs Water

Connie Riach

Running Springs Escrow

Susan Heisler

A Cut Above

Jennifer Sireika

Pali Adventures

Joan Moseley

Mountain Top Echoes

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Recent Fall color in Green Valley Lake • Photo by S.Peter

Where To Find Fall Color

by Steven Peter

To our friends below in the valleys and along the

coast, trees appear to turn from green to brown and

it may seem like an absence of seasons and color.

For those lucky enough to live in higher elevations in

Southern California, we are given a yearly show in the

fall with rich colors of yellow, orange, and red leaves

before dropping onto the ground. Mostly, the leaves

turn in our local mountains a little later than in the Eastern

Sierra. But, by mid-October to early November,

most have either blown off with the Santa Ana winds

or are just hanging in there and fall days later. Oak

trees are showing their yellow color on Highways 18

and 330 coming up into the mountains.

The higher the elevation, the quicker the leaves

have turned. The phrase ‘turned’ in this sense, means

Don’t miss out on the Chamber’s Annual Installation

Dinner on Saturday, October 28 at Hootman Center. Enjoy

fantastic entertainment, a delicious Prime Rib Buffet

provided by Bacchus Restaurant Group (Blondies) and

an evening of honoring local awards recipients. Dinner

is open to the public. Information is available on the

Chamber’s website. (Photo Credit: Mike Lee)

that it has changed or developed new color. People

who search out color are called ‘leaf peepers’ and usually

traverse areas of higher elevation. In Southern

California, most deciduous trees that are ‘color changers’

are in larger quantity in the mountains. The cooler

climates display the better range in color at the higher


When coming up Highway 330, you can spot the

yellow leaves of the oaks that are changing already

along the highway. The drive towards Big Bear Lake

on Highway 18 shows color here and there until you

arrive into Arrowbear Lake and spot the large Quaking

Aspen along the highway. Quaking Aspens glitter silvery

green in the spring and summer, but turn a bright

yellow in the fall.


two miles down the

road past Arrowbear

Lake is the

turnoff for Green

Valley Lake. Taking

that road in either

early morning or

late afternoon, the

sun glows through

the yellowing

leaves to give the

appearance of an

otherworldly hue.

Additionally, on a

quiet morning or

late afternoon with

no wind, you might

catch a beautiful

serene view of the

lake with the fall

Fall Color near Deep Creek • Mike

Lee/Starlight Photoraphy

color surrounding and mirroring it up to the sky. Make

sure you have a camera with you as you don’t want to

miss this scenery.

For the less adventurous, you might travel west on

Highway 18 from Running Springs and visit the Heap’s

Peak Arboretum. A great variety of trees and fall color

will greet you as you walk the easy half mile hike. An interpretive

trail will explain the different trees and plants

native to the San Bernardino Mountains throughout the

hike. Along the way you may see lots of green Bracken

Fern on the hillsides turning brown and hibernating for

the winter.

If you would like to get a glorious 360-degree view, a

quick drive up to Keller Peak and Children’s Forest just

off Highway 18 would be just the ticket. The spectacular

view from Children’s Forest will display the view

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sity of 885.1 per square mile, of which 1,419 (73.0%)


The 2010 United States Census reported that Running

Springs had a population of 4,862. The population

density was 1,154.0 people per square mile. The racial

makeup of Running Springs was 4,325 (89.0%) White

(79.8% Non-Hispanic White), 23 (0.5%) African American,

47 (1.0%) Native American, 50 (1.0%) Asian, 6

(0.1%) Pacific Islander, 146 (3.0%) from other races,

and 265 (5.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or

Latino of any race were 695 persons (14.3%).

The Census reported that 4,862 people (100% of

the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in

non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were


There were 1,944 households, out of which 611

(31.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in

them, 1,026 (52.8%) were opposite-sex married couples

living together, 171 (8.8%) had a female householder

with no husband present, 106 (5.5%) had a

male householder with no wife present. There were

114 (5.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and

38 (2.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships.

477 households (24.5%) were made up of individuals

and 140 (7.2%) had someone living alone who was 65

years of age or older. The average household size was

2.50. There were 1,303 families (67.0% of all households);

the average family size was 2.99.

The population was spread out with 1,119 people

(23.0%) under the age of 18, 375 people (7.7%) aged

18 to 24, 1,157 people (23.8%) aged 25 to 44, 1,672

people (34.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 539 people (11.1%)

who were 65 years of age or older. The median age

was 41.7 years. For every 100 females there were

105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over,

there were 103.4 males.

There were 3,729 housing units at an average den-

were owner-occupied, and 525 (27.0%) were occupied

by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was

5.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 12.6%. 3,450 people

(71.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied

housing units and 1,412 people (29.0%) lived in rental

housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Running

Springs had a median household income of


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Where To Find Fall Color: From pg. 4

around the forest and showcase the lakes among the

fall color. And if you are not afraid of heights, try Keller

Peak Lookout, where you can see the desert to the

north, the San Bernardino Valley and beyond to the

south, and on a clear day, the reflection of the ocean

in the far distance.

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Surroundings: from page 2

live above the city's considerable smog and pollution.

Running Springs is a member community of the

Rim of the World, an inhabited stretch of the San Bernardino

Mountains and wholly contained in the San

Bernardino National Forest. The Rim (as it is locally

known) extends from Crestline to Big Bear, a distance

of some 30 miles. Running Springs is served by

Charles Hoffman Elementary in Running Springs, Rim

of the World High School and Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate

School both situated in Lake Arrowhead.

Logging in the San Bernardino Mountains was once

done on a large scale, with the Brookings Lumber

Company operation the largest. It operated on 8,000

acres (32 km2) between Fredalba and Hunsaker Flats

(present-day Running Springs), and extended northward

to Heap's Ranch and Lightningdale (near Green

Valley Lake) between 1899 and 1912. It built a logging

railroad to bring logs to the mill at Fredalba. About

60% of the finished lumber was hauled by wagon down

the steep grades to the Molino box factory in Highland,

CA, which made packing crates for the citrus grown

in the area. The remaining 40% went to the company's

retail lumber yard in San Bernardino. In 1912,

the company dismantled the Fredalba sawmill and

moved much of the machinery to Brookings, Oregon.

Bright red spalsh of color at Rocky’s Roadhouse in

early October • Photos by S. Peter

Quaking Aspen background in Arrowbear Lake (top right)

Oak trees on Running Springs School Road (bottom right)

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The mule drawn Log Hauler or “slip tongue” depicts

the rich history of logging in the Running Springs

area, which in 1890 was first named “Hunsaker Flats.”

Immigration to the valley below and the

orange groves of Redlands set the stage for

the logging industry for box crates and building

lumber in the San Bernardino Mountains.

The Highland Lumber Company and later the

Brookings Lumber Company conducted substantial

logging operations from Fredalba to Green Valley

Lake. They even operated a narrow gauge railway

for transporting logs to the mill located in what is now

Fredalba and Smiley Park, directly south of Running

Springs. Lumber was precariously hauled down the

“City Creek Toll Road,” later named Highway 330.

The logging industry gave way to property investors

and in the 1920’s the first community subdivisions

for vacation properties and camps arose. With the continued

population growth of Southern California, these

beautiful San Bernardino Mountains have provided unsurpassed

opportunities for recreation and year-round

living. Come and discover the majesty of the Running

Springs Area, the “Gateway to the San Bernardinos!”

Chamber President Kevin Somes presents Dr.

Roma Nall with a Certificate of Recognition on

September 1. Nall Advanced Chiropractic held a

cake reception commemorating 5 years of serving

the Running Springs Communities. New updated

wooden-type plaques were given out to all current

chamber members and are by far the nicest on the

mountain. (Photo credit: Dave Miller)


by Mike Lee

As you traverse Hilltop Blvd. through Running

Springs, you will see the family and barber salon

called The Cut Above. The vibe is upscale but still casual,

warm and always a fun place to go for excellent

beauty services. The staff continues to train and offer

the classics plus

the latest in hairstyling,


facials, waxing

and nails. Because

they offer

a wide array of

skilled services

at great prices

plus professional hair products, you won’t have to

travel down the hill to have a quality salon experience.

The owner and stylist, Suzie Heisler, has been keeping

Running Springs beautiful for over 37 years! Suzie

is a licensed barber, however her clientele is mostly

women who benefit from her years of experience and

expertise in precision cuts, color and highlights.

This year The Cut Above welcomes two people

into the salon, Coco Garcia and Melissa Baesa. Coco

is a hairstylist and a manicurist who does a lovely job

on the fingers and toes. Coco is offering some new

services, hair extensions and lashes. If you have a

special event or a wedding coming up call Coco! She

loves doing the formal hairstyles plus nails and makeup

for the bride and her bridesmaids.

Melissa is the skin and body care expert at The

Cut Above. Melissa is now offering her healing and relaxing

beauty services including facials, dermabrasion

and chemical peels, make-up and waxing services.

Men enjoy pampering while having waxing and other

facial services. I recommend a visit to Melissa in her

clean, cozy and warm space on the lower level. You

can access parking for her space from Commercial

Way behind and below The Cut Above. By the way-

She is offering a pumpkin facial special during October!

Stylist Kersy Orton, a stylist with over 10 years

at the salon, is well known and respected as a colorist

and hair stylist. Kersy has her own little creative

space in the salon that children from preschool to high

school love to visit. She loves to work with her clients

to create a unique and vibrant one of a kind look. Hey

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SkyPark at Santa’s Village at Dusk (Photo by Nicole Davis)

SkyPark at Santa’s Village Gearing Up For The Season!

by Steven Peter

Santa’s Village is turning out to be a premiere destination

and it is starting to have activities on a daily

basis during the days the park is open. The park

packed them in during the three concerts it held for

the Blue Jay Jazz Festival on consecutive Thursday

nights in August of this year.

The park has additionally obtained actors that

are called ‘Northwood Characters’ who are excited

to welcome you back to a nostalgic ‘Christmas in the

Woods’! They will weave stories and will entertain with

fun antics on the November 9th opening of the holiday

season. Opening day is planned to be a day to pull out

all the stops for the park. Additionally, the park will be

open 7 days a week until January 7th.

Pumpkins in the Pines is the park’s contribution towards

Fall and Halloween. Trick or Treating is nightly

from 4-6PM during park open days and on Saturdays

there is a skate night from 5-9PM. Entertainment is

abundant as there is an open mic night on Thursdays

from 6-9PM along with Live Music from local bands.

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Ice Rink ready for skaters at SkyPark at Santa’s Village

(Photo by Nicole Davis)

On Veterans Day, November 11th, there will be a

10K and 5K ‘fun run’ supporting the Travis Mills Foundation.

Starting on November 24th, Breakfast with Santa

will begin and run through the Christmas season.

About SkyPark at Santa’s Village:

SkyPark at Santa’s Village is a North Pole-themed

outdoor adventure park nestled deep in the San Bernardino

National Forest. With attractions, restaurants

and shops in an historic log cabin village, SkyPark provides

guests the opportunity to experience the wonder

of nature as they bike, hike, fi sh or climb in the Sky-

Park Northwoods. During the holiday season, behold

the magic of Santa’s Christmas Village as SkyPark

is transformed into a winter wonderland of fun for the

whole family.

There are 18 historic log buildings in the park that

were renovated from the original Santa’s Village, which

opened on May 28, 1955. SkyPark at Santa’s Village

sits on 230 acres and reaches an elevation of 5,910


The 30 months of restoration and transformation

of Santa’s Village to the present-day Skypark at Santa’s

Village included the planting of 6,000 indigenous

trees as part of a reforestation project in partnership

with CAL FIRE and several other conservation organizations.

Among the features of the park are SkyPark Adventure

Zipline, which soars high above the park and

through the majesty of the Northwoods; Frozen Falls

Climbing Tower, which has a waterfall, a rare feature

of climbing towers; and the Silver Bells Skating Pond,

the only full-sized, public ice rink in the San Bernardino


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Fall Events In the Gateway

October 2017 Schedule Of Events

October 3rd

Govermental Affairs Meeting (8:00AM-9:00AM)

October 10th

RSACC Meeting (Hootman Center-6:30PM)

October 14th

Pine Cone Festival at Rim Nordic (9AM-4:30PM)

October 28th

Fall Festival at Charles Hoffman Elementary-(1PM-4PM)

October 28th

Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce

Installation Dinner at Snow Valley (5PM-9PM)

• Installation of 2017-2018 RSACC officers (5PM-9PM)

October 31st (2PM-5PM)

-Trick or Treat with downtown Running Springs merchants.

October 31st (2PM-5PM)

-Trunk or Treat with Springs of Life Church

November 2017 Schedule Of Events

November 7th

Govermental Affairs Meeting (8:00AM-9:00AM)

November 11h

Veterans Day Flag Raising (11AM-town flag tower)

November 14th

RSACC Meeting (Hootman Center-6:30PM)

November 23rd

FREE Thanksgiving Dinner at Hootman Center (12PM-

3PM)-Sponsored by the Golden Oaks Seniors

November 24th

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Green Valley Lake (8 PM)

December 2017 Schedule Of Events

December 1st

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Running Springs w/ Santa

(8 PM)

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Located at the end of

Green Valley Lake Road

(off Hwy. 18) near Running

Springs and Arrowbear

Lake, you’ll climb

the windy road to get to

the small community of

Green Valley Lake. As

you drive through you’ll

find your worries and

stress melting away.

This campground is

filled with huge beautiful

trees that provide a lot of

shade for campers and

its tranquil setting adds

Green Vly Lake Campground to the outdoor experience

that campers seek and appreciate.

The campground, maintained by the U.S. Forest

Service, lies beyond the lake and past the Green

Valley Lake Fire station. Just keep driving through

“town” and you’ll end up at the campground. Relax,

breathe deeply and know that a comforting, tranquil

experience is there to greet you.

There are some requirements that campers

need to know. While there are fire rings in some of the

camping areas, depending on fire restrictions, whichchange

regularly, sometimes the fire rings cannot be

used. Likewise, sometimes riding off-road vehicles is

not allowed inside campground boundaries. “Know before

you go” is recommended by the Forest Service.

You can call (909) 382-2790 for current restrictions

or visit The tranquil campground

has tables, flush toilets and water and campers

can use their portable propane stoves.

Campsites are available on a first-come, firstserve

basis. One of the cautions that the Forest Service

gives is that all campers should be aware that

there are bear

signs posted

throughout the

area because,

after all, they

do live on the


Always call

ahead to verify

that any of the

campsites are

available and

check with the

closest ranger


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Children’s National Forest • photo by Lynette Eastwood


The Best Hikes Near Running Springs

There are so many great little hiking trails in

the Running Springs area. You can spend weeks

out here in our pretty alpine forests and not hike

the same trails. The very best of these trails

are located at either Keller Peak or Rim Nordic.

If you go for a drive up Keller Peak Road you will

see trails all over the place on both sides of the road.

The most popular trail is Exploration Trail which is well

signed and starts

at the bottom of

Keller Peak Road.

You can start hiking

it here or you

can drive three

miles up Keller

Peak Road. Just

after the road

forks make a

right and there is a large parking area right there

where you can hike downbound on Exploration Trail.

This upper part of the trail winds through a manzanita

forest and has a glorious view of the valley below.

If you enjoy rock climbing, about a mile below the

junction on Keller Peak that takes you to either the

look out tower or the Children’s Forest nature loop

there is a large stack of boulders on the north side

of the road that is great for climbing. If you follow the

trail along the rock face you can climb to the top of

the boulders. This is an excellent place to watch the

sunset (Bring flashlights for the walk down in the dark!)

If you have small children with you, check

out the Children’s Forest nature loop where

the road merges to the left (opposite way from

the lookout tower). This is a nice half mile stroll

through the forest with views of Snow Valley.

Another great hike in Running Springs is Coyote

Rock Trail. This trailhead lies in the very back of the

upper ball field at Charles Hoffman Elementary School.

The first half mile up this trail is incredibly steep. After

that the trail gets a lot easier. You can follow this trail

up to Coyote Rock to check out the view, or follow it

back to Mill Peak and Keller Peak if you take one of the

northern bound legs. This is one of our newer hiking

trails in Running Springs and it leads to some excellent

view points! It is another great one to watch the sunset!

Every year hundreds of hikers from around the

world traverse the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest

Trail between Mexico and Canada. It’s not unheard of

to see these folks hitch hiking on the sides of roads

and highways in the early spring months as they have

not seen a city, a grocery store or a hot shower in

weeks sometimes. Because of recent movies like

Wild, the PCT and thru-hiking has become way more

popular in the last few years.

In the Green Valley Lake and Big Bear area we

have many Trail Angels, local people who live close

to towns along the Pacific Crest Trail and help out the

hikers when they are in need of a hot shower, laundry

services or a hot meal. Many of these folks have

spent hours on the trail themselves and many have

thru-hiked the PCT and know just how grueling of a

journey its thousands of miles are. If you happen to be

interested in helping out these hikers or being a trail

angel yourself check out the Facebook group Pacific

Crest Trail Angels.

Keller Peak Area nearing Sunset

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There are two lakes in the area that boast very good

fishing. Green Valley Lake stocks fish on a regular basis

during the fishing season, while Arrowbear Lake is

open mainly Spring and Summer and dries up most

of the time in the fall. Arrowbear stocks fish in the


Green Valley Lake is the only lake that allows swimming

in the immediate area. It is 30 minutes closer in

the mountains than Big Bear Lake. It is stocked on a

regular basis during the regular fishing season that

ends around Labor Day.

There are no private boats or float-tubes allowed on

the lake. There are rowboats, paddleboats, and kayaks

available for rent at the boat house (open 6am-8pm)

Price is $15/3hrs.

Fishing is $15.00 for adults, an extra $1 for another

pole (two is max). $8 for children 4-15. Trout are the

main action here. They are stocked regularly by the

DFG and private hatcheries. There are also Bass, Catfish,

and Crappie in the lake. The lake usually freezes

in the winter. No ice fishing is allowed. Information:

(909) 867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing

report, is


Snow Valley Mountain

Resort is one of the

largest resorts in the

San Bernardino National

Forest and offers two

mountains of fun. With

a fantastic Snow Sports

School, Snow Play (sledding),

a wide variety of

lifts and terrain over 240

acres plus other services,

Snow Valley offers a great

resort experience close to home. More information is

available at

The Running Springs Area is home to three winter

sports facilities. Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park, Rim Nordic

Cross Country Ski Area and Snow Valley Mountain

Resort provide recreational opportunities for hundreds

of thousands of visitors annually.

Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park is Southern California’s

longest operating snow tubing park as well as the largest

in the region. Participants have access to a variety

of slopes and are provided a tube to ride down on.

The ride is fast and exciting. Full details are available at

Hikes and More Hikes

by Lynette Eastwood

National Children’s Forest

One of the most popular hikes in the San Bernardino

Mountains is the hike through the National Children’s

Forest. The total size of the forest is 3400 acres which

includes forests, meadows and some rather large boulders.

It has some of the most beautiful scenery in the

San Bernardino Mountains, being near the top of some

smaller mountains opening unto a bluff with very few

trees. The area was created in 1970, after a fire known

as the Bear Fire, due to the replanting of trees bearing

the names of children. There is a .75 mile Interpretive

Trail at the top of Keller Peak next to the forest and is

still very popular today.

In 1993, the first trail was established by a group

of children from around the country. In addition, there

is a Visitor Information Center, an Environmental Education

Program, a Youth Leadership Volunteer Program,

and an active reforestation program. All this to

teach children how to be stewards of the land through

education and opportunities. Additionally, there are

maps (both hiking and biking), camping information,

and general info on the history of the area. The center

is adjacent to the Deerlick Fire Station on Hwy. 18 in

Running Springs, approximately 1 mile east of Highway

330. The phone to the Visitor Information Center

is (909) 867-5996.

The Sequoia Trail, Heaps Peak Arboretum

The Sequoia Trail at the Arboretum is about a

one-mile loop that is accessible to the physically challenged.

It is easy for all visitors to walk, especially families

with young children in strollers, as well as, older

walkers. A trail guide can be found at a blue box on the

kiosk near the trailhead. Hikers will find trees such as

the Arizona Cypress, Giant Sequoia, Sugar Pine, Knob

Cone Pine, Coulter Pine, Black Oak, Quaking Aspen,

White Fir, and Dogwood. A whole array of wildflowers

are in bloom between March and October.

There are three foot bridges that extend over

seasonal creeks, and a natural seep (Horseshoe

Springs) where wildlife can be viewed, especially birds,

year-round. Another feature on the trail is the cone

boxes that display the cones of the three main species

of pine trees found on the site.

Near the end of the trail are the Giant Sequoias

and Dogwood groves that are spectacular in the

spring. Benches along the trail provide a place to stop

and relax and enjoy the sounds of the forest.


Toto’s Restaurant

31927 Hilltop Blvd., Running Springs

Phone: (909) 867-2469

Deep Creek Drive- In

32890 Hilltop Blvd., Arrowbear

Phone: (909) 867-3700

Neo’s Pizza House

32000 Hilltop Blvd., Running Springs

Phone: (909) 867-5373

Old Country Coffee Shop

32019 Holiday Lane, Running Springs

Phone:(909) 867-3100

Blondies Grill & Bar

33227 Hilltop Blvd., Arrowbear

Phone: (909) 867-9000

Rocky’s Outpost & Trading Co.

32150 Hilltop Blvd., Running Springs

Phone: (909) 939-0501

The Malt Shoppe

33249 Green Valley Lake Rd., Green Valley Lake

Phone: (909) 939-0515


Eagles Nest Tavern

33257 Green Valley Lake Rd., Green Valley Lake

Phone: (909) 685-4757

The Fireside Bar

32031 Holiday Lane, Running Springs

Phone: (909) 867-2698

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1 Skyforest

Local Hikes

1. Heaps Peak/Arboretum (Easy)

2. Coyote Rock Trail (Medium/Hard)

3. Exploration Trail (Medium)

4. Children’s Forest (Easy)

5. Keller Peak (Easy/Medium)

6. 2N19 (GVL) (difficult)

7. Little Green Valley Lake Trail




USFS Visitor’s Center

(only open in Summer)




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Veteran’s Day Flagpole Raising

Every Veteran’s Day the citizens of Running Springs

have gotten together for 20-30 minutes on November

11th at the flagpole at the cross street of Holiday Lane

(downtown) and Hwy. 18 across from Neo’s Pizza to

celebrate Veteran’s Day. This year as always, it will be

held at 11 AM on November 11th. Joan Moseley, chamber

board member, will lead the brief service and flag

raising. (Above picture is of local veterans- photo by

Mike Lee/Starlight Photography).



Any Emergency 911

Sheriff (24Hr. non-emergency) 909-337-6131

California Highway Patrol 909-867-2791

Fire Departments (non-emergency)

Arrowbear Lake Fire Dept. 909-867-3479

Green Valley Lake Fire Dept. 909-867-2176

Running Springs Fire Dept. 909-867-2630

Mountains Community Hospital Rural

Health Clinic, Running Springs 909-336-9715

Road Conditions



State Highway (Caltrans) 800-427-7623

Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department 909-336-0600



“Enhancing the lives of the mountaintop communities through

education, awareness and involvement”

The community of Running Springs has elected to

take an active role in maintaining the safety of their

neighborhood and town. The Running Springs Safety

Coalition is a volunteer group purposing to work together

on community projects to reduce drug abuse,

homelessness, vandalism, and general crime in the

town of Running Springs. Meetings are held on the

third Wednesday of every month at the Springs of Life

Church, 31960 Hilltop Blvd. in Running Springs.

The goal for the Running Springs Safety Coalition is

to provide residents of Running Springs and the surrounding

areas with the information, resources and

skills necessary to empower them to take an active

role in the safety of themselves, their families, properties,

and businesses. By working together, through

vigilant community awareness and direct resident

involvement, combined with the assistance of law

enforcement, we hope to make a safer difference in

Running Springs. For more info call (909) 493-SAFE

(7233) or email

Keller Peak Lookout • Photo by Lynette Eastwood

Keller Peak Fire Lookout

Celebrates 90 Years

by Lynette Eastwood

On October 21, 2017, the birthday of Keller Peak

Fire Lookout was celebrated by San Bernardino National

Forest staff members who invited the public to

attend the celebration. Balloons were at the gate leading

up to this historical and beneficial fire lookout built

in 1926. The lookout, road, and peak are named for

Ally Carlin Keller, born in San Bernardino in 1868, who

at one time was an employee of the Forest Service

Keller Peak Fire Lookout, though not the first lookout

built in the San Bernardino National Forest, is the

oldest remaining “original” tower, located three miles

east of Running Springs at an elevation of 7882 feet.

The peak is reached from the Keller Peak road from

Highway 18, 1.5 miles east of Running Springs. It has

a fire lookout, cliffs, and a meadow adjacent. Children’s

Forest is located on the road from the highway to the


You can view two memorial plaques at Keller Peak

Fire Lookout. The first designates the 1926-built tower

as a historic landmark. The second, located 200 yards

to the west, marks the spot where a B-26 bomber

crashed December 30, 1941. Some of the wreckage

is still visible.

Besides Keller Peak Fire Lookout’s firefighting advantages

for the public’s safety and its historical significance,

the view from the tower is unbelievably fantastic.

There are excellent views of the San Bernardino

Mountains including three lakes: Arrowhead, Gregory,

and Silverwood. On a clear afternoon day, views of the

Pacific Ocean and Santa Catalina Island are also possible.

Left to Right, Dan Morrison, longtime

supporter of the lookout program

along with Pam and George Morey at

Keller Peak lookout base.

The Keller

Peak Fire Lookout

is open to

the public from

9am - 5pm

daily from Memorial

Day to


This lookout is

located east

of Running

Springs on Forest

Road 1N96.

This 5-mile

road is paved

all the way to

the fire lookout.

If you are an

avid hiker there

are several hiking

trails available

for all enthusiasts. The Forest Service also has a

special bike trail as another avenue to reach the tower.

Keller Peak Fire Lookout tower is manned by

trained volunteers. For information on becoming a

Lookout volunteer, contact www.mountainsfoundation.



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and other facilties

Lakeside-Green Valley Lake’s New Park • Photo by Mike Lee

In Green Valley Lake near the Green Valley

Lake Club House sits Lakeside Park and playground.

The park was installed and opened during the 2016

summer season. The park came about through a longterm

lease agreement with the Green Valley Mutual

Water Company for the plot of land and the play

equipment was purchased by the Park Park District.

The Park District was pleased about the planning and

implementation process. The residents of Green Valley

Lake generously provided their input for the type of

play equipment they wanted to see and were thrilled

about the centralized location and visible public access.

Lakeside Park is a great place for children and

families to play. The Rim Park District encourages everyone

to visit.

Arrowbear Park and Tucker Ballfi eld is a great

place to take family and friends who are visiting. The

park has been the home to the Mountain Softball Ladies

and the annual Arrowbear Lake Lion’s Fishing

Derby and Arrowbear Fireman’s Fourth of July Picnic

Join the Chamber

Only $125 per year

for Businesses And

$60 per year for

individual chamber supporters

(909) 867-2411

for years. The park is a great location for picnics, BBQs,

birthday parties, and playground playdates and is exceptional

for a game of baseball or softball. Arrowbear

residents take great pride in their neighborhood park,

which is centrally located upon entering the community

and just past the lake. If anyone would like to reserve

Tucker Ballfi eld or the picnic area, please call the Park

District offi ce, (909) 337-7275.

In Running Springs near Charles Hoffman Elementary

sits the Running Springs Ball Field, Caplinger

Soccer Field and the Robert Hootman Senior/Community

Center. The Ball Field has been home to many

baseball and softball groups on the mountain, such

as Mountain Little League, Rim High School, Lake Arrowhead

Christian School, Rim Altitude, Men’s Softball,

and Women’s Softball. After baseball season is

over the back side of the fi eld transforms to Caplinger

Soccer where AYSO practices and plays their games

during the fall season. The Robert Hootman Senior/

Community Center is home to the Running Springs

Area Golden Oaks Seniors and many recreation programs.

The community center may also be rented out

for parties, weddings, gatherings, and formal meetings.

If anyone would like to reserve these facilities or get

more information, please call the Park District offi ce,

(909) 337-7275. Also in Running Springs is Firehouse

Playground and Picnic area. The park is centrally located

near the Running Springs Library on Whispering

Pines Drive. The playground area is large with plenty

of parking for families to gather. On the other side of

the Library is an outdoor Basketball Court and walking

distance from the park, on Commercial Way, is a community

restroom facility.

Arrowbear Park and Tucker Ballpark in Arrowbear

during a recent Park Appeciation Day set up by Rim

of The World Recreation and Park District.

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Rim of the World High School

27400 Highway 18, Lake Arrowhead

Office: (909) 336-2038 • (909) 336-0254

Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School

730 Rhine Road, Lake Arrowhead

Office: (909) 336-0360 • Fax: (909) 336-3449

Rim Of The World Unified School District

27315 North Bay Rd., Blue Jay

P.O. Box 430 Lake Arrowhead, Ca 92352

Front desk: (909) 336-2031 | info hotline:

(909) 336-4160 | fax: (909) 337-4527

Charles Hoffman Elementary

2851 Running Springs School Road

Running Springs

Office: (909) 939-0006 • Fax (909) 939-0153

Winter Clothing and Boots Needed

Charles Hoffman elementary received a grant from

the Rim Educational Foundation last spring to purchase

2 class sets of snowshoes. One is for upper

grade students and the other set is for the little feet

of the TK-Second Graders. Eight additional pair were

purchased in various adult sizes so volunteers can join

the children! The school plan is to take classrooms of

students out to the ballfi elds next to the school or to

the forest behind the school on snowy days this winter.

There is much research on the physical and educational

benefi ts of exercise. Children usually don’t call it

exercise, rather it is known as ‘play.’ While the school

is in a winter wonderland area, many students can not

afford to go skiing. Snowshoeing is a more affordable

opportunity, especially now that the school owns the


CHE is seeking donations of gently worn coats,

snow pants, boots, gloves, and hats. Several closets

are being prepared to organize the clothes students

may use for the day.

CHE is also seeking volunteers to sign up to come to

the school to help students strap on the snowshoes

and strap on their own, going off on a walk with the

children. A 2 and 1/2 hour block of your time would be

appreciated and two classes would benefi t. With thirteen

classes, many volunteers are needed!

Fifth graders, Madison Groff, Samantha Shouse, Scartlet

Tviede, Nola Ruda, Hayden Purkiss, and Jordin

Traweek led the beach-goers in repeat after me songs,

such as Baby Shark!

Beach Party Held at Charles

Hoffman Elementary School

By Marlynn Humphries

Students at CHE celebrated the fi rst thirty days

of school with an Attendance Beach Party! All 195

students who came to school every day attended the

fun party with an ice cream tropical fl oat, beach music,

painted feet which were washed off in wading pools,

and created a souvenir name tag. The school’s attendance

rate for those thirty days was 97.1%! This is

the highest attendance rate for the school. Students

get in the good habit of regular attendance and keeping

up on the concepts taught daily. This special day

marks the half way point in the trimester. Students

who attend 100% of the trimester or only miss one day,

are eligible to attend the Hike with the Principal, held

November 9. Students with 100% attendance for the

year receive a trophy and certifi cates each trimester.

Students who miss 3 days a year, or 95% attendance,

receive a medal for the year.

“Preserving Our Families...Strengthening Our Communities”

• Anger management

• Court Ordered DUI/PC1000 Classes

• Individual, Couple, Family Counseling

• Older Adult Community Services (PEARLS)

• Family Resource Center

• Recovery Center

• Student Assistance Program

And more....

28545 State Hwy. 18

PO Box 578, Skyforest, CA 92385

(909) 336-1800

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Places of Worship




Arrowbear Lake is an unincorporated community in

San Bernardino County. Its altitude is 6,086 feet, in the

San Bernardino Mountains.

The community of Arrowbear Lake is located east of

Running Springs, off of Highway 18 with a population

of 736. However, the population has been growing in

recent years. The town gets its name from the fact

that it lies half way between Lake Arrowhead and Big

Bear. It is butted against the National Forest with easy

access to many hiking areas along Keller Peak Road.

Arrowbear Lake is home to the Arrowbear Music

camp that has been in operation since 1942. Every

summer the air is filled with evening concerts of budding


This small community enjoys a very private environment

due to its off the beaten track location. Annual

events include a fishing derby in May, a 4th of July

celebration, softball games at Tucker Field and other

events throughout the year. If you want a very personal

and private stay, look for rentals in this area.

Calvary Chapel Running Springs

31575 Hilltop Blvd. Running Springs

(909) 867-2907

Rim Of The World Community Church

31116 Hilltop Blvd. Running Springs

(909) 867-2911

St Anne’s In The Mountains Catholic Church

30480 Fredalba, Running Springs

(909) 867-2832

Running Springs Assembly of God

2679 Secret Dr., Running Springs

(909) 867-5195

Springs of Life Church

31960 Hilltop Blvd., Running Springs

(909) 809-4129

Mountains Meditation Group

Running Springs

(909) 838-8680

Calvary Chapel Christian Camp

32355 Green Valley Lake Road, Green Valley Lake

(909) 867-4444

Green Valley Lake Church

648 Yukon Drive, Green Valley Lake

(909) 519-4800

Running Springs has many Mountain Bike single

track and trail riding opportunities. People come from

all over Southern California to ride at Rim Nordic. They

have an XC Series event that is held May, July, and

August. There is a 15K, 30K and 60K runs that will

be held in June. The Enduro Series is being held on

July, August, and September. Additionally in early December,

there is a one day event which is the Califonia

State Fat Bike Championships will be held here on the

grounds. Rim Nordic has been holding the Pine Cone

Festival here in October and all are invited to this free


Contact Rim Nordic, who hosts races during the summer

season on many weekends. Check the website for additional information.

Road cycling is also very popular on the challenging

hills and descents in the community. Running Springs

makes for a great rest stop after the very challenging

Hwy 330 climb.

The “Hidden Gem” of the San Bernardino Mountains,

Green Valley Lake is, at 7000´, a higher resort

community than either Lake Arrowhead or Big Bear.

This “best kept secret on the mountain” is secluded

(nearly four miles away from State Highway 18) and

surrounded by National Forest. For all these reasons it

has remained small, picturesque, and uncrowded.

Green Valley Lake has something going on all the

time. For a little town, we sure stay busy. Our town

boasts of a pretty little lake that is stocked often with


Animal Control 909-866-4943

County Building & Safety Dept.(24Hr.) 909-336-0641

--Twin Peaks Office 909-336-0640

San Bernardino 909-387-8311

County Supervisor Janice Rutherford 909-387-4855

Rim of the World Rec & Park District 909-337-7275

Mountain Transit 909-338-1113

San Bern.County Code Enforcement 800-722-3181

U.S. Forest Service/Sky Forest 909-382-2782


Wildhaven-Wildlife Care Center 909-337-7389

Mountains Humane Society 909-337-6422


Running Springs County Library 909-867-3604

Lake Arrowhead County Library 909-337-3118

Crestline County Library 909-338-3294

Water Agencies

Arrowbear Park Water District 909-867-2704

Green Valley Mutual Water District 909-867-2912

Running Springs Water District 909-867-2766

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Green Valley Lake (cont.from pg. 23)

plentiful fish, and a small beach for swimming.

We have abundant opportunities for hiking, camping,

winter sports, cabin rentals, restaurants, the artisan tour,

summer concerts, Pie Festivals and much more.

Located only 90 minutes away from Los Angeles, Orange,

and San Diego Counties, in the San Bernardino

Mountains, Green Valley Lake attracts visitors seeking

clean air, blue skies, crystal-clear water, and the serenity

and calm beauty of a quiet forested community. Our two

closest neighbors are Arrowbear and Running Springs.

There are hiking trails galore and plenty of opportunities

for bird watching, mountain biking, horseback riding,

and in the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

The nine-acre lake is regularly stocked for

fishing, plus there is boating and swimming as well. For

the sports enthusiast, Green Valley Lake offers a beach

volleyball court next to the lake, plus a basketball court

and a tennis court that also can be used for volleyball

or badminton. Barbecue facilities are located under the

trees in the adjoining picnic area. A magnificent public

campground is just down the road with 40 spaces and

clean restrooms.

The visitor can also choose from a number of cabins

for rent. Green Valley Lake has a small downtown area

that hosts a market, two restaurants, a post office, a bait

and tackle shop, a number of real estate offices, and a

community garden. There is also a community church

located at 648 Yukon. Further up Green Valley Lake

Road you will find the Fire Dept. and a local museum.

Green Valley Lake also happens to be a mecca for artists

and musicians. Three times a year (Memorial Weekend,

Labor Day Weekend, and Thanksgiving Weekend)

there is an Artisan Tour in which the local artisans open

up their homes or studios and display their many beautiful

pieces of handmade artwork. Occasionally, the local

musicians get together for a jam. Plus there are five outdoor

concerts during the summer in the garden across

from the lake. For all the many other things to do here,

be sure to check out the Schedule of Events.

First Mountain Bank Expanding

Reach in the Mountains.

On October 5, 2017, First Mountain Bank (FMB) announced

the opening of a new 24/7 ATM, conveniently

located at Big Bear City’s Community Service District,

139 East Big Bear Boulevard, Bear City. With the addition

of this new ATM, First Mountain Bank now has

six ATM locations in the Big Bear, Running Springs

and Lucerne Valley to better serve the mountain communities.

Along with the six ATM locations, FMB has

three branch offices located in Big Bear Lake, Running

Springs, and Lucerne Valley, and will be opening a new

branch office in Lake Arrowhead later this year.

“The purpose of our newest ATM location is to better

serve our customers, and the residents of Big Bear

City. There are now four ATM locations in Big Bear, and

another new ATM site to open in Blue Jay in November.

We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers

convenient access to their money, especially for those

who live or work in the east side of the valley.” stated,

Debbie J. Richardson, Senior Vice President and Director

of Retail Banking.

FMB’s automated branch ATMs offer access to

your money 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Other

services include cash withdrawals, account balance

inquiries, transferring of funds, and envelope-free cash

and check deposit options.

First Mountain Bank is the only local community

bank serving the banking needs of individuals and

businesses in the mountain communities. First Mountain

Bank is a division of Premier Business Bank and is

currently traded on OTCQX under the symbol “PBCA.”

Find out more about First Mountain Bank by visiting

November 11th-Flagpole Ceremony at 11AM

Running Springs (across the Hwy from Neo’s Pizza)

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Chamber Directory Listings


Smith Marion & Co., LLP​

Contact: Robert Weaver

​P.O. Box 943 / 251 N. Highway 173​

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 337-8428

(909) 337-8368 Fax​​


Step Advertising

​Contact: Steven Peter

P.O. Box 2725

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 939-2522


Association of Building Contractors​

Contact: Susan Parks

P.O. Box 141

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 337-6377

(909) 337-6377 Fax​​

Rim of the World Historical Society​

Contact: Russ Keller

P.O. Box 3499

Crestline, CA 92325

(909) 336-6666

Auto/Collision Services:​

Action Automotive Repair​

Contact: Robert Davison

P.O. Box 3617 / 2461 Hunsaker Drive

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-0025

(909) 867-5156 Fax​

​Don’s Garage​

Contact: Don Rice

P.O. Box 142 / 31991 Pine Cone Dr.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2501

(909) 867-5778 Fax

​Showtime Custom Coach

​Contact: Erica Makeig

P.O. Box 2409 / 30249 Encina Way

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-7025



First Mountain Bank​

Contact: Terisa Bonito

P.O. Box 90 / 2625 Whispering Pines

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-4242

(909) 867-5103 Fax​​

​Beauty Salons​:

The Cut Above​

Contact: Susan Heisler

P.O. Box 816 / 31966 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2111​

​Building Supplies:

​Rim Forest Lumber

Company, Inc.​

Contact: Butch Baumann

P.O. Box 108 / 26491 Pine Ave.

Rimforest, CA 92378

(909) 337-6262

(909) 336-3024 Fax​


Pali Mountain

Contact: David Goldschmidt

P.O. Box 2237/30778 Highway 18

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-5743

(909) 867-1964 Fax

Ponderosa Pines

Christian Camp​

Contact: Becky Skipper

P.O. Box 1247

31324 Green Valley Lake Rd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-7037​​

Chamber Directory Listings

​Car Wash:​

Deer Lick Car Wash​

Contact: Michael Scullin

P.O. Box 97 / 32760 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2424

(909) 867-3453 Fax​​

​Carpet, Tile & Wood:

Carpet Station Tile & Wood, Inc.

Contact: Jeff Grotowald

25266 Highway 18

Crestline, CA 92325

(909) 338-4000

(909) 338-4004

​Chambers of Commerce:​

Crestline Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 926

Crestline, CA 92325

(909) 338-2706

(909) 338-6588 Fax​​

Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce​

Contact: Polly Sauer

P.O. Box 219 / 28200 Highway 189


Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 337-3715

(909) 336-1548 Fax​​

Running Springs Area Chamber of


Contact: Kevin Somes

P.O. Box 96

2929 Running Springs School Rd

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2411​​

Chimney Service:

​Sweeps Luck Chimney Service​

Contact: Nolan and Nathan Calkins

P.O. Box 662

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 337-0256

(909) 336-3366 Fax​​

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Nall Advanced Chiropractic​

Contact: Dr. Roma Nall

P.O. Box 3546 / 31791 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-4700​


Calvary Chapel of Running Springs​


P.O. Box 1344 / 31960 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2907

(909) 867-3952 Fax​

Springs of Life Church​

Contact: Jay Houck

P.O. Box 389 / 31575 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 809-4129


Tonyan Coffee, LLC​

Contact: Deitra Tonyan

13528 Nomwaket Rd Ste A

Apple Valley, CA 92308



Bacon-Wagner Excavating, Inc.​

Contact: Daniel Wagner

P.O. Box 409 / 2501 Hunsaker

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-3417

(909) 867-4824 Fax

Harich Enterprises Co., Inc.​

Contact: John Harich

P.O. Box 960/Lake Arrowhead 92352

32807 Powers Lane,

Arrowbear, CA 92382

(909) 867-2483

(909) 867-7759 Fax

Malcom Enterprises

Contact: Jeff Malcom

P.O. Box 2510/

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-7058

(909) 867-9403 Fax​

Counseling Services:

Rim Family Services, Inc.​

Contact: Aaron Scullin

P.O. Box 578 / 28545 Highway 18

Skyforest, CA 92385

(909) 336-1800

(909) 336-0990 Fax​


Michael E. Ewert, D.D.S.​

Contact: Dr. Michael Ewert

P.O. Box 3009 / 27201 Highway 189

Blue Jay, CA 92317

(909) 337-6670

(909) 337-5915 Fax

Disposal Service:​

Athens Services

Contact: Jim Wallinga

29898 Highway 18

Running Springs, CA 92382

222 W. Hospitality Lae

San Bernardino, CA 92415


Mountain Disposal

Burrtec Waste Ind., Inc.​

Contact: Bill Arrington

P.O. Box 3635

Crestline, CA 92325

(909) 429-4200

(909) 429-4290 Fax​

Electrical Services:

Mountain Electric & Lighting

Contact: Hannah

P.O. Box 3160

26914 Highway 189

Blue Jay, CA 92317

(909) 744-8838

(909) 744-8837 Fax

Escrow Services:​

Running Springs Escrow, Inc.​

Contact: Connie Riach

P.O. Box 59 / 2651 Secret Dr.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2179

(909) 867-4409 Fax

​Financial Services:​

Ameriprise Financial

Contact: Sandra J. Caprine-Esquer

P.O. Box 2288 / 30995 Valley Oak Dr.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-5262

(909) 867-4720 Fax


Rustique Furniture​

Contact: David Olmstead

P.O. Box 299 / 32088 Highway 18

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-7071

(909) 867-9970 Fax​


Jensen’s Minute Shoppe​

Contact: Tom Guffey

P.O. Box 3500 / 31987 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2228

(909) 867-6229 Fax​​

Village Market

Contact: Nick Issa / Gayle Reed

31556 Hilltop Blvd

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-4330


Pink Zebra

Contact: Lana Klein

P.O. Box 702 / 33475 Music Camp Rd

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 222-8485

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Tupperware - Direct Sales

Contact: Rosa Casteneda

3059 N Gardena St.

San Bernardino, CA 92407

(909) 936-2509


Mountains Community Hospital

Contact: Susan Stuart, Kim McGuire

P.O. Box 70 / 29101 Hospital Lane

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 436-3263 Kim

(909) 436-3210 Susan

(909) 336-4730 Fax​

Health & Wellness

Mountains Community Hospital Rural

Health Clinic

2642 Palo Alto Way

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-6341

(909) 336-6371 Fax


Pali Mountain

Contact: Ian Brassett/Jen Sireika

P.O. Box 2237/30778 Highway 18

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-5743

(909) 867-1964 Fax


Farmer’s Insurance

​Contact: Eric Price

2653 Palo Alto Way

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-6462

(909) 867-6461 (fax)

Goodwin Insurance Agency

​Contact: Glenn Goodwin

P.O. 7369

Redlands, CA 92375

(909) 793-8118 x107​

​Janitorial Supplies:​

C & E Supply​

Contact: Pat Monical

P.O. Box 36 / 26560 Pine Ave.

Rimforest, CA 92378

(909) 337-4538

Lodging:​ ​

Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins

Contact: Jaime Ferguson

P.O. Box 31/25994 Hwy. 189

Twin Peaks, CA 92391

(909) 337-2341

(909) 247-1390

Giant Oaks Lodge​

Contact: Susa & Gary Keddy

P.O. Box 2189 / 32180 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(800) 786-1689

(909) 867-2231​​

​GVL Cozy Cabin Rentals​

Contact: Fidel & Cielo Vargas

P.O. Box 8345 / 33231 Green Valley

Lake Rd.

Green Valley Lake, CA 92341

(909) 867-5335

(909) 867-5188 Fax​

​Lake Arrowhead Chalets​

Contact: Denise Vasquez

P.O. Box 2293 / 28200 Highway 189

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 337-0457​​

Pali Mountain

Contact: Jen Sireika

P.O. Box 2237/30778 Highway 18

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-5743

(909) 867-1964 Fax

Massage Therapist (Certified)

B-Well Massage Therapy

Contact: Jo Birdwell

CMT: #63062

32013 Holiday Lane

Running Springs, CA 92382

(951) 541-3213

Medical Treatment Center:

Pine Ridge Treatment Center

Contact: Walter Giles

P.O. Box 2303 / 2727 Highland Dr.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-4404

(909) 867-2959 Fax

Nail Salon & Spa:

Running Springs Nails & Spa

Contact: Phuong Nguyen

31986 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2150


Joan Moseley’s Mountain Top Echoes

Contact: Joan Moseley

(909) 939-0563​​


The Alpenhorn News

Contact: Tiffany O’Hare

P.O. Box 4572

Crestline, CA 92325-4572

(909) 338-8484

Mountain News​

Contact: Harry Bradley

P.O. Box 2410 / 28200 Hwy. 189, O-1,


Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 336-3555

(909) 337-5257 Fax​

Mountain Lifestyle

​Contact: Steven Peter

P.O. Box 2725

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 939-2522

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Boys & Girls Club of

Mountain Communities​

Contact: Nancy Marvich

P.O. Box 2228 / 607 Forest Shade

Crestline, CA 92325

(909) 338-0418

(909) 338-3949 Fax​

The Running Springs Area Golden Oaks

Contact: Pam Sanchez

​P.O. Box 1018/2929 Running Springs

School Road

Hootman Senior Center

Running Springs, CA 92382-1018

(909) 494-0339

Mountain Community Alliance

Contact: Pat Huckaby

P.O. Box 8303

33120 Piedras Grande

Green Valley Lake, CA 92341

(909) 867-7105

Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council

Contact: Laura Dyberg

PO Box 2582

Running Springs, CA 92382

phone: 866-923-3473

Mountain Singles

Contact: Don Knight

P.O. Box 4162, Blue Jay, CA 92317

28146 North Bay Rd.

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 744-8561

​Hearts & Lives​

Contact: Luvia Rodriguez

24028 Lake Drive, Suite A,

Crestline, CA 92325

P.O. Box 4644

Blue Jay, CA 92317-4644

(909) 338-3222

(909) 338-3221 Fax​​

Rim of The World Education Foundation

Contact: Jo Bonita Rains

​San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust

Contact: Peter Jorris

P.O. Box 490

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 867-3536


Color Masters Painting

Contact: John Cousino

P.O. Box 1341

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 528-8455

Roy’s Painting

Contact: Roy French

P.O. Box 3559

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-9267

Z Painting

Contact: Mike Milliorn

PO Box 3367

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 273-0466


Starlight Photography

Contact: Michael Lee

P.O. Box 1607 / 2417 Fir Dr

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 939-4424


Mt. Calvary Kids Corner​

Contact: Vickey England

P.O. Box 3558 / 32054 Hunsaker Dr.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-7228​

Property Management​:

May Realty Co.​

Contact: Barbara Reed

P.O. Box 1196 / 32098 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2786

(909) 867-2797 Fax​

Public Transportation:​

Mountain Transit

Contact: Sandy Benson

P.O. Box 2409 / 621 Forest Shade Rd.

Crestline, CA 92325

(909) 878-5200

(909) 878-5207 Fax​


Mountain TidBits

Contact: Kimberly Bailey


PO Box 5842, Sugarloaf, CA 92386


​Real Estate:​

Bruin Trojan Realtors, Inc.

Contact: Karen O’Brien

P.O. Box 1830 / 31621 Hilltop Blvd.,

Suite A

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2717

(909) 867-3951 Fax​​

​Mountain Cabin Real Estate Inc.​

Contact: Tonja Graff

P.O. Box 3072 / 31545 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-3120

(909) 867-7216 Fax

​Mountain Top Producers

Contact: Lisa Houck

P.O. Box 2380/31927 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-9425

(909) 648-7442

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Rim of the World Assn of Realtors​

Contact: Jenelle Graham

P.O. Box 879

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 337-2473

(909) 337-6108 Fax

Top Producers Realty​

Contact: Patty Lyon

P.O. Box 2380 / 31927 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-9772

(909) 867-9755 Fax​


Rim Nordic Ski Area, Inc.​

Contact: Bev Brown

P.O. Box 2990 / 35050 Highway 18

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2600

(909) 867-4128 Fax​​

SkyPark at Santa’s Village​

Contact: Brad Lofland

P.O. Box 369

28950 CA Highway 18

Skyforest, CA 92385

(909) 744-9373​

Snow Valley Mountain Resort​

Contact: Kevin Somes

P.O. Box 2337 / 35100 Highway 18

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2751

(909) 867-7687 Fax​​

Deep Creek Drive- In​

Contact: Sergio and Marisela Roque

P.O. Box 946 / 32890 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-3700​

​Neo’s Pizza House

​Contact: Neo Roque Tello

P.O. Box 3145 / 32000 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-5373

(909) 867-7226 Fax

Old Country Coffee Shop, Inc.​

Contact: Luis Garcia

P.O. Box 149 / 32019 Holiday Lane

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-3100

(909) 867-3443 Fax

​Toto’s Mexican Restaurant

Contact: Raudell Vedoy

P.O. Box 2755/31927 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2469

School District:

Rim of the World Unified School District

Contact: Michelle Murphey

P.O. Box 430/27315 North Bay Road

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 336-4106

(909) 336-4163


Lake Arrowhead Security

Contact: Rachel Blackwood

P.O. Box 549 / 27249 Hwy. 189

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(909) 337-2023

(909) 337-0418 Fax​

​Self Storage:​


G & D Signs​

Contact: Debbie Harper

P.O. Box 2767

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-4192

Sports and Recreation:

Olympus Arms, LLC

Contact: John Preston

P.O. Box 2713

Running Springs, CA 92382

(855) 536-5557

Rim of the World

Recreation & Park District

Contact: Karen Reams

P.O. Box 8/26577 Highway 18

Rimforest, CA 92378

(909) 337-7275

(909) 337-5239 Fax​​

Supporting Members:​​

Jaime Stiansen

P.O. Box 2782

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 261-5205

Richard and Pam Bennett

P.O. Box 245

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-4523

Bob Dutton, Assessor

172 W. Third St.,

San Bernardino, CA 92415

(909) 387-6730


(909) 387-6781 - Fax​

Blondie’s Grille​

Contact: Randy Arrington

Cathy Clemens

P.O. Box 3110 / 33227 St. Hwy 18 Arrowhead Self Storage​

P.O. Box 1717

Running Springs, CA 92382

Contact: Beth Straham

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-9000

P.O. Box 2571 / 26677 St. Hwy 18 (909) 362-6610​

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352​

(909) 337-7807

(909) 337-0713 Fax

Tim Jones​ P.O. Box 91466​ Los Angeles, CA 90009


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Chamber Directory Listings

Errol Mackzum

P.O. Box 2339

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-9061

Joan Moseley​

P.O. Box 1350

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 939-0563​​​

​Don Nagy

P.O. Box 1772

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

(951) 258-3451​

Tom and Patricia Pugh

(714) 528-6522​

​Nancy Tucker

​LouEllen Whitton

(909) 732-1774

​Termite & Pest Management​:

Home Defenders Pest Control​

Contact: Michael Nolan

P.O. Box 39

Rimforest, CA 92378

(909) 337-8623

(909) 337-6544 Fax​

Termite & Pest Management​:

Home Defenders Pest Control​

Contact: Michael Nolan

P.O. Box 39

Rimforest, CA 92378

(909) 337-8623

(909) 337-6544 Fax​

Thrift Store:

The Running Springs Area Golden Oaks

Contact: Pam Sanchez

P.O. Box 504/31961 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382-0504

(909) 494-0339

Tree Services:

Mountain Tree Service

Contact: Dan Begley

P.O. Box 2689

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-5772

(909) 867-9050 Fax​

Chamber Directory Listings


Running Springs Water District​

Contact: Ryan Gross

P.O. Box 2206 / 31242 Hilltop Blvd.

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 867-2766

(909) 867-2828 Fax​

Web Design:​

Digital Mountaineers

​Contact: Jordan Zarate

P.O. Box 1600

Running Springs, CA 92382

(909) 375-1918

Firewatch Studio

Contact: Mike Ambs / Erica Hampton

P.O. Box 3464 / 30902 Live Oak Dr

Running Springs, CA 92382

(818) 572-8613​

Fall Color near Deep Creek in Arrowbear • Placid Fall Color in Green Valley Lake • Photo by Steven Peter

Photo by Mike Lee

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Southern California’s First High Speed 6 Seat

Detachable Lift Debuts in December at Snow Valley

by Kevin A. Somes, Vice

President & General Manager,

Snow Valley Mountain Resort

The Snow Valley Express,

Southern California’s

First High Speed Detachable

6 Seat Lift will debut

In December 2017 at Snow

Valley Mountain Resort.

Snow Valley is proud to

present this new lift to its

Guests in celebration of the

resort’s 80th Anniversary.

Skiers and snowboarders

are excited about this new

addition as no other Southern

California ski area operates this type of lift.

Manufactured by Leitner-Poma, headquartered in

Grand Junction, CO, this new lift represents an investment

of $6 million and will open up new opportunities

for Snow Valley to offer summer activities such as hiking,

guided interpretative nature walks, mountain biking

Artist rendition of the top terminal of Snow Valley’s

new Snow Valley Express.

and much more in addition

to servicing awesome ski/

snowboard terrain during

the winter months.

With an uphill capacity

of 2600 passengers per

hour, the new lift will also

have the ability to operate at

up to 1000 feet per minute,

making for a quick ride and

more runs in a day or night

for skiers and snowboarders.

Being a detachable lift,

skiers and snowboarders

will enjoy an easy loading

and unloading process as

the lift will slow at the base and top terminals.

Watch for a grand opening party and celebration

tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 9.

Please keep in touch with Snow Valley Mountain Resort

online at or call (800) 680-SNOW.

Enjoyable Cross Country Skiing at Rim Nordic

Winter fun is just around the

country skiing and snowshoeing in

corner, as Rim Nordic Ski Area,

the ski shop, or bring your own and

just across the street from Snow

just purchase a trail pass for the

Valley Mountain Resort, begins its

day. Trail pass is required for skiers

as well as snowshoers. Parking

26th winter season of cross country

skiing and snowshoeing for all

is available onsite and is free to all


customers enjoying the trails.

With the great snow fall last

If you need a little tune up on

season, Rim Nordic is gearing up

your own ski equipment, the rental

shop will be glad to take care of

for another possible “normal” winter

beginning with the first good

that for you. The ski shop has new

snowfall of 10” or more. Always

and used ski equipment for sale, as

follow its website and Facebook

well as ski related needs including

page for updates on weather conditions,

new snow, road conditions,

are available on the weekends only.

clothing, gloves, hats, etc. Lessons

directions and more.

Rim Nordic is open every day that

The only cross country ski area

the snow conditions warrant. Come

in So. Calif. with machine groomed Three ladies enjoyng a great day of early, leave early for best conditions.

trails, Rim Nordic has over 10 miles skiing • Photo courtesy of Rim Nordic For more information,,

Facebook Rim Nordic

of tracks set for classic as well as

skating technique. Its 2-square mile area has unlimited Ski Area, or email Rim Nordic

Ski Area, Inc. operates under a special use permit

territory for snowshoers to enjoy the great out doors

and see some beautiful scenery, maybe even some from the U.S. Forest Service. Pray for snow!

winter wildlife. There are plenty of rentals for cross

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