Big Bear Valley/Running Springs, CA — Tomorrow marks the first-ever Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day in California, which will be celebrated with a 5pm reception at our local American Legion Post 584 (click on this link for more info). This will be an opportunity for all patriotic citizens to recognize those who served in the Vietnam War. And speaking of those in military service, the Hometown News Service of the Army and Air Force has shared with us recent graduations for two young men from the mountain communities. Army Private Robert McKee, son of Danny and Karen McKee of Big Bear City, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. Army Private Robert Wilder has been in training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma, and this month graduated from Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember Advanced Individual Training. Private Wilder, son of Davey and Velvet Wilder of Running Springs, is a 2008 graduate of Mountain High School in Crestline.
Bear Valley Electric Crews Work Through the Night to Replace Storm-Toppled Power Poles; Electricity Expected in Baldwin Lake This Afternoon (Update: Lights On!)