News Archive

November 2017

11/15/2017
Thanksgiving Holiday
The Association Office will be closed on Thursday, November23rdand Friday, November 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday!
 

October 2017

10/28/2017
Veterans' Day
The Association Office Will Be Closed in Observance of Veteran’s Day on Friday, November 10, 2017 Thank you to the Veterans who served, those we lost, and to Active Service men and women around the world for your service.
 

August 2017

8/22/2017
TOWN HALL MEETING
The BVCSD/BVSA Town Hall Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the OTCC Reception Area.
 
8/18/2017
Labor Day Holiday
The Bear Valley Springs Association Office will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 4, 2017.
 
8/1/2017
Bear Valley Springs Current Trail Conditions
Click hereto view the current Bear Valley Trail Conditions. Updated August 9, 2017.
 

June 2017

6/20/2017
Shred Day July 15, 2017
Bear Valley Springs Community Shred Day Watch All Your Confidential Documents Shredded in Minutes! Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017 Location: Bear Valley CSD Parking Lot The BVSA is sponsoring a day where members are invited to bring boxes of their confidential documents that may need to be shredded for a fee of $2.00 per standard file storage box (max size 10"W x 12"W x 1
 
6/20/2017
2017 Independence Day Celebration
The BVSA will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
 
6/10/2017
BVSA ELECTION JUNE 10, 2017
RESULTS OF JUNE 10, 2017 ELECTION BVSA Board of Directors CANDIDATES VOTES RECEIVED Todd Lander 952 George Morris 125 Guy Munday 866 Congratulations to the Winners: Todd Lander Guy Munday Term June 2017 –
 
6/9/2017
BVSA 46th Annual Meeting
BVSA 46TH Annual Meeting and Announcement of Election Results Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Whiting Center at 2:00 PM.
 
6/7/2017
Special Holiday Guest Gate Passes
Message from the BVCSD regarding upcoming special holiday guest gate passes.
 
6/1/2017
BVSA Reserve Assets for SALE
Click here to see the list of Reserve Assets for Sale. Submit your sealed bid to: Cheramy Krueger, BVSA Office, 29541 Rolling Oak Drive, Tehachapi, CA 93516 NO LATER THAN JUNE 14, 2017. If you have any questions, please call Kathi Chattin at 661-821-5537, extension 231 or email her at kathleenc@bvsa.org.
 

May 2017

5/19/2017
Notice of BVSA Annual Meeting and Election
On June 8, 2017 we currently have 1,070 ballots of the 1,139 needed for quorum. 69 ballots to go!!! Please Vote!
 

April 2017

4/20/2017
Meet the Candidates Night May 17th at 6:00 PM
Now that you've received your ballot, come and MEET THE CANDIDATES! Tonight, Wednesday, May 17th, at 6:00 PM in the OTCC Reception Area.
 
4/18/2017
Register as a Candidate for the BVSA Board!
Register as a Candidate for the BVSA Board June 2017/2018 - June 2018/2019 Two Year Terms –Two Open Seats The BVSA Board of Directors election process is approaching fast. Election Day is June 10, 2017. If you are interested in serving as a BVSA Board Member, you must register no later than April 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Only atwo more days to register! You can register as a c
 

February 2017

2/3/2017
BVSA Office Closed for Presidents' Day
The BVS Association Office will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents' Day.
 

December 2016

12/22/2016
BVSA/BVCSD Town Hall Meeting
BVSA/BVCSD Mark Your Calendars Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM At the Oak Tree Country Club OPEN FORUM with Board Directors from the BVSA and the BVCSD. Come join us and let your voices be heard.
 
12/7/2016
BVSA New Year Holiday
The Association Office will be closed Monday, January 2nd, in observance ofthe New Year Holiday. We wish all of you a Happy New Year!
 

September 2016

9/16/2016
2016 CSD Candidate Forum
2016 CSD Candidate Forum Bear Valley Springs CSD Board of Directors Tuesday, October 11, 2016at 6:00 PM Oak Tree Country Club Moderated by the Bear Valley Cub Find out how the Candidates stand on important issues. For more information please contact: Faith Green at 661-750-4428, faith@bvcub.com or www.BVCUB.com
 

August 2016

8/10/2016
Yellow Starthistle - Wanted Dead Not Alive
If you have been a resident of the Tehachapi area for long, you hopefully know to keep your eye out on your property for that nasty weed with the nice name, yellow starthistle (YST). This is the time of year when it becomes very visible, as it begins to get a pretty yellow flower surrounded by some very wicked-looking needles, which neither humans nor animals would want to touch. Click here for
 

July 2016

7/25/2016
Greater Tehachapi Fire Safe Council Community Mtg
Greater Tehachapi Fire Safe Council Community Meeting Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM Sharp at the Whiting Center Topics to be discussed by Speakers and Honored Guests: Tree Mortality Safety Preparation for Evacuation Tree Health Information Tree Removal and Options Plan for assembly of Time Saving Personal Evacuation Booklet Natural Resources Conservation Services (
 
7/25/2016
Rummage Sale at Cub Lake July 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM
RUMMAGE SALE AT CUB LAKE SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016 8:00AM - 2:00 PM ONE PERSON'S JUNK IS ANOTHER PERSON'S TREASURE!! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.
 

June 2016

6/20/2016
OTCC POOL OPEN 6/21
The Oak Tree Country Club Pool WILL BE OPEN ON TUESDAY, JUNE 21ST! The schedule will be back to normal with the exception of kids swimming classes which will be re-scheduled for next week and commence on Wednesday, June 22. Tha
 

May 2016

5/25/2016
Weed Abatement/Property Clearance Requirements
Property clearance MUST BE completed by June 15th. All properties not in compliance by June 15th are subject to an administrative citation of $250. Subsequent penalties may be assessed after July 15th if property is not cleared. Click here for the CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS. For more information please visit: www.kerncountyfire.org
 
5/6/2016
Bear Valley Springs Community Meeting
A Bear Valley Springs Community Meeting will be held on Monday, May 16th at 6:30 PM in the OTCC Reception Area. Tehachapi Valley Hospital District’s CEO, Eugene Suksi, and other panelists will be present to discuss Measure H. Click here for information on Measure H. Click here to see theAd on Measure H from Adventist Health.
 

April 2016

4/20/2016
Emergency Rule Change
Emergency Rule Change in BVSA Rules Approved by the BVSA Board of Directors on April 18, 2016 TEXT OF PROPOSED CHANGES (Deletions are shown in strikethrough type and additions in bold underlined type) ARTICLE 21 RC MODEL AND DRONE FACILITY AND MODEL BOAT USE (Adopted 7/10/09; Amended 04/18/16) SECTION 2101. SAFETY (a) General 1. A model aircraft shall be defined as a non
 

March 2016

3/19/2016
BVSCAA Art Show Opening
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! BVSCAA Art Show Opening on Saturday, March 19th at the Oak Tree Country Club.
 
3/2/2016
BVS Association Office Closed
The BVSA Office will be closed on March 25, 2016 in observation of the Easter Holiday
 

January 2016

1/27/2016
CONDITIONS OF THE TRAILS
Conditions of the Bear Valley Springs Trails as ofMarch 18,2016 - Click here!
 

October 2015

10/1/2015
BVCSD/BVSA Town Hall Meeting
BVSA/BVCSD TOWN HALL MEETING Mark Your Calendars Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:30 PM At the Oak Tree Country Club OPEN FORUM with Directors from the BVSA and the BVCSD. Come join us and let your voices be heard. Ask questions. FOLLOWED BY: BVS Kawaiisu Preserve Amenity
 

September 2015

9/7/2015
Labor Day Holiday
The BVS Association Office will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
 

June 2015

6/25/2015
The Association Office Will Be Closed July 3, 2015
The Association Office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. Formore information on the Bear Valley Springs Independence Day Community Celebration,click 4th of July Celebration 2015!
 

May 2015

5/21/2015
2017 BVSA Director Election
BVSA 45th Annual Meeting and Announcement of Election Results Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Whiting Center at 2:00 PM Help us save the BVS Association Membership $15,000. Without a quorum, the election must be rescheduled at a cost of approximately $15,000 to you, the Association Membership. Mail your ballot to HOA Elections before 12:00 PM on June 9, 2017. Drop your ballot
 
5/1/2015
Meet the Candidates Night
Bear Valley Springs Association Meet the Candidates Night Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:30 PM OTCC Reception Area Candidates This Year Are: Carl Gehricke Todd Lander Jim Panek Jon “JD” Van Horik Don’t miss this opportunity to ask the Candidates and the Current Board of Directors questions. All property owners in good standing are invited to attend t
 
5/1/2015
2015 Harv Levensen Fishing Derby
6th ANNUAL HARV LEVENSEN CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY SATURDAY MAY 16th, 2015 AT FOUR ISLAND LAKE 8 A.M. TO 11 A.M. SIGN UPS START AT 7:30 A.M. All children through the age of 16 yrs . old may participate in this event. This event is for Bear Valley Springs Residents. Guests with a permit may participate. Amenities Card must be shown. All local fishing rules apply. There will be thre
 

April 2015

4/20/2015
Announcing Bear Valley Shred Day
Watch All Your Confidential Documents Shredded in Minutes!
 

March 2015

3/25/2015
BVSA Proposed Bylaw Change and Pro/Con Statements
Bylaw Amendment I Proposed Change to the Bylaws (Additions are shown in bold underlining and deletions in strikethrough type) Bylaws Article VII Section 6. Effective June 11, 1989, members of the Association shall have the exclusive right, subject to procedures set out in the Association Rules, to be candidates for, to be elected to, and to fill vacancies in the Board. (Added 6-10-89)
 

February 2015


Presidents Day
2/10/2015
Presidents Day Holiday
The BVS Association Office will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015 in observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday.
 

December 2014

12/1/2014
Resolution to Adopt an Investment Policy
On Monday, November 24, 2014 the Bear Valley Springs Association Board of Directors adopted a resolution to Adopt An Investment Policy. Click here to review the adopted resolution.
 

November 2014

11/1/2014
Veteran's Day
TheBVS Administration Office will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of Veteran's Day. Thank you for your service.
 

October 2014

10/22/2014
BVCSD Election Meet the Candidates Night
BVCSD Upcoming General District Election Meet the Candidates Night on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Oak Tree Country Club. The candidates will be available to answer questions that will be turned in by the members to a Moderator. Bring your questions for the candidates and don't miss this opportunity to Meet The Candidates!
 

September 2014

9/25/2014
Amenity Usage Analysis - Kirk Wooldridge
Click here to see the presentation.
 

June 2014

6/17/2014
NOTICE OF EMERGENCY RULE CHANGE
Section 1104. MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES (l) All facemasks are prohibited in the pool area, with the exception of plastic masks with a snorkel for health reasons, which are approved by the Pool Supervisor. (Added 06/16/14) Click here to see the "Notice of Emergency Change to Association Rules".
 

May 2014

5/20/2014
BVSA Office Closed for Memorial Day
The BVSA Office will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
 

April 2014

4/24/2014
What's All The Buzz About?
Click here to see!
 
4/22/2014
Food and Beverage Department Trends and Statistics
Click here to view the BVSA Food and Beverage Trends and Statistics Presentation by Kirk Wooldridge, General Manager of the Bear Valley Springs Association, from the BVCSD/BVSA Town Hall Forum on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
 

March 2014

3/19/2014
BVSA Board of Directors Election - Self Nomination
We invite your candidacy as an Association Director for the coming Fiscal Year 2014-2015. If you are a "Member in Good Standing" as defined in the Association Rules andare interested in serving as a Director, you may nominate yourself as a candidate.Candidates MUST be registered no later than April 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM. Click here to view the website of the Inspector of Elections for deta
 

February 2014

2/27/2014
BVSA/BVCSD Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Oak Tree Country Club.
 

December 2013

12/19/2013
BVSA Administration Office Holiday Schedule
The BVSA Office will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Years Holidays as follows: Monday, December 23rd, Tuesday, December 24th, Wednesday, December 25th, AND Monday December 30th, Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 1st. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
 

November 2013

11/22/2013
Four Island Lake NOW OPEN
On behalf of the Bear Valley Community Services District (BVCSD), and Larry Tuma III, Superintendent of Public Works, the Bear Valley Springs Association (BVSA) has been notified that Four Island Lake is now open for all activities. Based on the required Water Quality Testing received the BVCSD, all tests have been approved for Lake Use.
 
11/12/2013
Big Sky Trail Closure
TRAIL REOPENING JANUARY 29, 2014
 

October 2013

10/25/2013
Emergency Rule Change
Emergency Rule Change to AMEND SUBSECTIONS (a) and (b) to SECTION 1703, WRITTEN COMPLAINT.
 
10/1/2013
2013 Bear Valley Springs Assessment Survey
Click here for the 2013 Bear Valley Springs Assessment Survey Results. Click here to view the original survey sent to Members.
 

July 2013


Board of Directors 2013/2014
7/31/2013
2013/2014 Board of Directors
Treasurer John McGuffey, Director Rebecca Hewett, Vice President Todd Lander, Secretary Jeanne Gray and President Terry Quinn
 

June 2013

6/26/2013
Fourth of July
The BVSA Office will be closed on July 4, 2013, in observance of Independence Day. We will be open on Friday, July 5, 2013, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. For more information on special holiday events, please look under Recreation Amenities/Fourth of July Celebration 2013!
 

May 2013

5/21/2013
Urgent Message from the Association
Some people are under the impression that because we have onlythree open seats on the Board and onlythree candidates running, that there is no reason to vote, right? WRONG. In order to achieve quorum we need you to return your ballot, even if you do not choose to vote.Simply shade in the circle on your ballot that says ABSTAIN “Quorum Purposes Only”.I know many of you have heard it
 
5/15/2013
Mark Your Calendar
The BVSA Assessment for 2013-2014 Fiscal Year is due on July 1, 2013. Look for your statement in the mail beginning in June. The assessment amount this year is announced in the Special Annual Disclosure issue of the Bear Tracks, due to be mailed the latter part of May. Please note, assessments are deemed to be late after July 31, 2013.
 
5/2/2013
Trash Trash Trash
Please join our trash pickup May 11, 2013 It seems that our roadsides and trails have more trash than usual this year.Please remember to cover those trash cans on the way to the dump and respect our beautiful valley by disposing of trash in trash cans.Please join us for our first trash pickup of 2013.It is May 11th and we will meet at the Equestrian Center at 9:00.Bring Gloves and picker uppers i
 

April 2013

4/11/2013
Golf Course Closure Notice
The golf course will be closed all day on Wednesday, April 24th, due to aerification being performed on the course.
 

March 2013

3/28/2013
Earth Day, Clean Up Daty
Saturday, April 20th.
 
3/21/2013
Wine Tasting at the Table
New at the Oaks Restaurant
 
3/13/2013
BVSA/CSD Town Hall Meeting
The next BVSA / CSD Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 2013 6:30 PM at the Oak Tree Country Club.
 

February 2013

2/4/2013
Community Spirit
I was quite encouraged today by my wife Kara and her enthusiasm to clean up our beautiful community and teach our girls a valuable life lesson. She was out on a horseback ride yesterday and noticed an accumulation of trash that sometimes happens around our community. So, she got some gloves, trash bags, and some helpers (our girls and myself), and picked up three trash bags full of trash on Lower
 
2/4/2013
Association Office Closed
The Association office will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2013 in observance of President's Day holiday.
 

January 2013

1/2/2013
Notice of Board Meeting Date Change in February
The February Monthly Board Meeting of the BVSA Board of Directors is being moved to Tuesday, February 19, 2013 due to the President's Day holiday on Monday the 18th. Start time is 6:00 PM and will be held at the OTCC.
 
1/2/2013
BVSA / CSD Town Hall Meeting
The next Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM at the Oak Tree Country Club. A topic for discussion includes traffic laws in school zones.
 

December 2012

12/13/2012
Association Office Closed
The Association Office will be closed for the Christmans and New Year'sholidays as follows: Monday, December 24th, Tuesday, December 25th, Monday December 31st and Tuesday January 1st.
 

November 2012

11/13/2012
Tehachapi Cup Golf Tournament
October 24th and 25th were the dates for the Second Annual Fall Classic, Tehachapi Cup Golf Tournament. Our two local golf clubs, Horse Thief C.C. and Oak Tree C.C. played the two day event with 20 guys and 8 gals from each club competing for the trophy and more so, bragging rights for the entire year. The players were divided into two person teams and points were awarded for both individual match
 
11/8/2012
New ECC Submittal Request Timeline
In order to bring more efficiency to the process of member's property improvement submittals, the ECC has made the followingchanges to the timeline: Effective immediately,all project submittals received Monday thru Friday at the Association office will be reviewed by the ECC the following week onWednesday.Processed submittal results will be available for pick-up at the office by Friday of that we
 
11/5/2012
Association Office Closed
The Association Office will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2012, in observance of Veteran's Day.
 

October 2012

10/24/2012
Trash Pick Up Day a Success
On Saturday, Oct 13th, 16 people came together for Trash Pick-up Day. After three hours of picking up trash along the main roads and some trails we had lunch at the Mulligan Room. The weather was great for this event! Thanks to: Linda Coverdale, Suzi Fernandez, Linda and Ron Hayton, Linda and Steve Oliver, John and Ginger Moorhouse, Margaret Paez, Ingrid Lindquist and Dede Potvin with daughter Eri
 
10/24/2012
Equine Water Troughs Now on the Trails
Equine water troughs have been installed at the following locations: ·BVSA Association Office Corral Area ·Cub Lake by Restrooms ·Water Canyon Campground by Restrooms ·White Pine Camp near tie rails Spring locations are: ·Sycamore Canyon about ¼ mile west of Greenwater access ·Foothill Trail approximately 1/3
 
10/16/2012
Bear Valley Excercise 2012
The CSD Board of Directors created the District Disaster Council (DDC) in 1995 to formulate a disaster plan for the community. One of the requirements is for the DDC to periodically hold disaster drills to exercise this plan. This year’s disaster preparedness exercise is planned for the morning of October 18th to coincide with The Great California Shakeout exercise, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake ru ...more 
 

September 2012

9/25/2012
Town Hall Meeting
BVSA / CSD Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM At the Oak Tree Country Club BVSA Board members scheduled to attend are: President Terry Quinn Director John McGuffey We will have Zack Scrivner, Kern County Supervisor, as a guest speaker to talk about the health and well being of Kern County. Members have an opportunity to ask questions and speak their mind on
 
9/6/2012
2012 Oak Tree Junior Golf Club Winners
2012 Junior Champion - Blake Keesey First Flight Winner- Caleb Ellms Second Flight Winner - Faith Ellms
 

August 2012

8/23/2012
Message from the Oak Tree Country Club
It looks like the dance floor will be ready to use sooner than we had originally anticipated. The dance floor will be available for use this weekend and we will have house music available throughout the weekend for members to enjoy. We will also have happy hour from 4pm – 6pm on Friday, 8/24/12.
 

July 2012

7/26/2012
Kids 'n Art
There’s no better combination than putting together a group of enthusiastic kids and letting them cut, paste, draw, or paint to create colorful expressive artwork that only kids can image.Well that just happened in Bear Valley Springs’s Whiting Center where twenty-five kids ages from 7-12 attended the 3rd annual art workshop sponsored by Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts. Juanita Niem
 
7/11/2012
California Condors have been observed in BVS
California condors are an endagered species and are protected by state and federal law. Condors that become comfortable perching on houses and being near humans are in threat of being removed from the wild. Condors are very large birds with sharp, powerful beaks; they are very curious and have been known to cause damage to homes. There is also a potential for harm or injury to condors that land on
 

June 2012

6/26/2012
NOTICE of Change to Board Monthly Meeting Schedule
At the June 16, 2012 Regular Monthly Board Meeting the 2012-2013 Board of Directors passed a motion to change to the date and time of the Regular Monthly Board Meeting. The remainder of this fiscal year the Regular Monthly Board Meeting will be held on the 3rd Monday night at 6:00 PM at the Oak Tree Country Club.
 
6/26/2012
Office Closed
The Association office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
 
6/11/2012
4th of July Balloon Event Cancelled
The BVSA Board of Directors voted on June 9, 2012, with considerable regret, to remove the balloon events from the July 4th activities in Bear Valley this year.
 

May 2012

5/31/2012
Children's Fishing Derby a Great Success!
On Saturday, May 19th, young people between the age of one and Sixteen, started lining up at 4-Island Lake to participate in the fourth annual Harv Levensen Children’s Fishing Derby. It was a beautiful morning and five hundred pounds of trout, which had been stocked the previous Wednesday, along with existing bass, Catfish and Crappie, were waiting their capture.
 
5/31/2012
Town Hall Meeting
July 10th 6:30 PM
 
5/17/2012
Association Office Closed
On Monday, May 28, 2012, in observance of Memorial Day
 
5/14/2012
Rummage Sale at Cub Lake - September 8th
Click here to see all the details!
 
5/9/2012
The Pool Will Be Opening
Our pool will be opening for all day swim on the weekends starting Saturday, May 19th. Open swim will be from 10:10 AM – 8:00 PM on the weekends and also Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th Stay tuned for more pool activity schedules from the Whiting Center. Guests are welcome when accompanied by a BVS resident with amenity privileges. Guest fees are $3 per person. For pool activity
 
5/9/2012
Volunteer Trash Pick Up Day
Sponsored by the Horsemen’s Association May 26th at 9:00 am the Equestrian Center. Contacts - Joan Howard 821-1577 and Kathy Underwood 821-0122
 
5/9/2012
Announcing a Shred Day
June 9, 2012 9:00 AM to 11:00 The BVSA is sponsoring a day where members are invited to bring boxes of personal papers that may need to be shredded for a fee of $2.00 per file storage box (max. size 10”Hx 12”Wx 15”D).This will be on an appointment basis. To schedule an appointment or for additional information call Lynn Smith @ 821-5537 Ext. 238
 
5/8/2012
Bear Valley CSD Has Levels of Uranium
The Bear Valley CSD has levels of uranimum above the drinking water standard.
 
5/3/2012
Looking for 4th of July Holiday Information?
The July 4th 2012 holiday event planning for BVS is now underway!
 
5/2/2012
Cowboy Casino Night Tickets on Sale Now!
Cowboy Casino Night is Saturday, October 13th at the OTCC. Reserve your tickets now.
 
5/1/2012
Golf Course & Mulligan Room Closure Notice
Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 Closed From 11:00AM-5:00PM The Mulligan Room will be open from 7:00AM-10:30AM and the Golf Shop will be open from 8:00AM-10:30AM Starting at 11:00AM OTCC Golf Course Operations, OTCC Driving Range, Mulligan Room Operations, and a portion of Rolling Oak Drive accessing these areas will be closed due to construction work occurring on the Mulligan Room Trash Enclosure.
 

April 2012

4/16/2012
Golf Course Closure Notice
The Golf Course will be closed all day on Wednesday, April 25th due to aerification of the golf course.
 
4/9/2012
Bear Valley Police Dept. Open House
Wednesday, Arpil 18th and Wednesday, April 25th
 
4/9/2012
Town Hall Forum
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the OTCC, 6:30 PM
 
4/9/2012
Golf Carts on Sale at the Golf Shop
As of April we are offering our current golf cart fleet up for sale to the membership before delivery of our new fleet.
 

March 2012

3/13/2012
Mulligan Room & Golf Shop Closure Notice
TheMulligan Room & Golf Shop will be closed from 2:00-5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 14th due to construction being done at the Mulligan Room.We invite you to join us at the Oak Tree Country Club Saloon at 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM in the Oaks Restaurant. We apologize for the inconvenience. BVSA Management
 

February 2012

2/18/2012
BVSA Office Closure Notice
The Assocition office will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012 in observance of President's Day.
 
2/6/2012
Spring Boutique at the Whiting Center - April 14th
Sign up now to rent a spot to sell your wares.
 
2/5/2012
A Toxic Waste Roundup!
Household hazardous waste drop-off collection event...one day only!
 

January 2012

1/3/2012
Santa Claus Spotted!
Santa Claus was spotted on the Oak Tree Country Cub Golf Course! He must be enjoying his well deserved time off after all the deliveries on Christmas Eve. Go Santa!
 

December 2011

12/14/2011
Announcing the Winners of the Photo Contest 2011
The winners of the BVSA Photo Contest 2011 are: Andrea Broaddus, Anna Strasheim, Tanya Williams, Russell Franz and Paul Cooke. To see the winning photos click here. Our thanks go out to everyone who entered the contest. We received a lot of wonderful photographs, many of which will be utilized on this website from time to time.
 
12/7/2011
Association Office Closure
The Association Office will be closed on Friday, December 23rd, Monday, December 26th,Friday, Decmeber 30th andMonday, January 2, 2012 in observance of the Christmas and New Years holidays.
 
12/6/2011
Horseman's Association / Buckaroos Holiday Banquet
Saturday Evening, December 17th, 2011 at the OAK TREE COUNTRY CLUB Cost - $30 per person No Host Bar – 6:00 PM (BYO Wine $5 Corkage fee per bottle) Buffet Dinner – 6:45 PM (Two entrees: Flat Iron Steak with Whiskey Demi-Glace and Chicken Bella Donna, Chicken Breast with Caramelized Apples Topped with Apple Cider Zabaglione) Make your reservations by Monday December 12th. Make
 
12/6/2011
Family New Years Eve at the Whiting Center
Saturday, December 31, 2011 A Family Potluck! Starts at 6:00 PM Fee per family:$10.00 The movies will be G or PG rated only.The fun includes games and fun competition with your friends, silly string and lots of fun! Please sign up at the Whiting Center by December 17th For more information, please call 821-6641
 

November 2011

11/16/2011
Thanksgiving Holiday Notice
The Association office will be close on both Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
 
11/16/2011
Snow Ball Throw Ball & Annual Christmas Sale
Saturday, December 10th 8:00-4:00 "Snow Ball Throw Ball” Golf Tournament & Annual Christmas Sale Choose your own foursome and tee time from 8AM-12PM $5.00 per player + cart fee’s All Merchandise in the Golf Shop will be25% OFF!!
 
11/9/2011
Breakfast with Santa at the Whiting Center
Hosted by Cub Scout Pack 135 Saturday December 10, 2011 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM At the Bear Valley Springs Whiting Center Breakfast includes: Waffle, sausage, juice and or coffee Cost:$5 per person The Whiting Center will be taking pictures with Santa. If you have questions, please contact Cherie Rainwater at 661-609-5764, or Jerry Sills at 661-304-1108
 
11/7/2011
BVSA Office Closure Notice
The Bear Valley Springs Association Office will be closed on Friday, November 11th in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday.
 
11/3/2011
First Annual Tehachapi Cup Golf Event
October 26th and 27th Tehachapi’s two premier country clubs, Horse Thief and Oak Tree waged war in the first annual Tehachapi Cup golf event. Each team assembled a team of their finest players consisting of twenty men and eight women. The clubs were paired into two person teams with two Oak Tree players competing against the two Horse Thief counterparts. The format for the event was both ind
 

October 2011

10/31/2011
Jack Goodwin's Passing
Jack Goodwin, one of Bear Valley'sown,passed away on October 8th 2011. Many of you will remember Jack whospent years volunteering to serve this community; most recently as Parliamentarian Emeritus for the Bear Valley Springs Association Board of Directors. There will be aLast Visitation from 4:00-7:00 PM on Monday, October 31st at the Wood Family Funeral Service, located at 321 W. F Street in
 

Writers, Artists and Photographers
10/25/2011
Writers, Artists and Photographers
Our community overflows with creative people, and writers, artists and photographers are among them. If you are interested in participating in a project to publish an illustrated collection of poems, stories and memoirs for the residents of Bear Valley Springs, call Billy Dean at 821-1026 or email him at gpsbilly@sbcglobal.net
 
10/6/2011
Are You Prepared?
The fires that threatened Bear Valley Springs recently were a frightening reminder of how quickly an emergency can overwhelm a community. Thanks to the fire fighters, we did not have to evacuate. If an earthquake or forest fire required evacuation, do you know where to go, how to get there, and what to bring with you? At some point, every problem is big enough to see but small enough to fix. Not b
 
10/5/2011
BVSA / CSD Town Hall Forum
Mark you calendars for Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 PM. The BVSA & CSD willbe conductingtheir quarterly Town Hall Forum at the Oak Tree Country Club. Topics for discussion include: Tehachapi Hospital Update MIke MIller - Deputy Fire Chief to speak on EMT service to Bear Valley Walking Path at Cub Lake: To pave or not to pave Cummings Valley Solar Project You will have
 
10/3/2011
Cub Lake Dog Park News
Bear Valley’s first Dog Park Social, held Friday, September 23rd, was a howling success, and proved once again that BVS has gone to the dogs (in a good way). The dog park project, spearheaded by Katy Jacobson and Paul Cooke, was completed in late June of this year. To date, around 270 dogs have been issued the required BVS dog park tags, and slowly the word is getting out: It’s a grea
 

September 2011

9/21/2011
Attention Equine Community
We have a rare opportunity October 22, 2011 1:00 PM At the Equestrian Center Lounge Dr. Marta Granstedt, DVM, is an active participant with LA County Animal Care & Control Equine Response Team, teacher, volunteer and consultant.She has kindly volunteered to share her vast experience with large animals in an emergency situation.She has been on site and served as Director of Operations for
 
9/20/2011
Golf Course Closure Notice
Golf Course Closure Notice On Wednesday, September 21st, the golf course will be closed due to our fall aerification project.We we be back open with normal hours on Thursday.
 
9/15/2011
Facility Use Requests for Recognized Groups
On October 27th, between 4-6 PMwe are having the annualrecognized group sign ups for those who wish to use the facilities on a regular basis. Sign upswill be at the Oak Tree Country Club Reception Area. Each group must fill out and submit a request form. Representation from the Equestrian Center, Golf, Whiting Center and the Oak Tree Country Club will be present to assist. If you have questions, c
 

August 2011

8/25/2011
Association Office Closure
The Association office will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.
 
8/23/2011
Sportsman's Club Hike - Date Correction
Date Correction! The Sportsman's Club September Hike will be Saturday, September 10th. The date was wrong in both the e-buzz and The Bear Tracks issued earlier this month. This is a no host breakfast hike and will leave the Equestrian Center at 8:00am. The hike will be across the valley floor to the Mulligan Room. Everyone bring money for the breakfast. For more information call Sally at 821-5160
 
8/15/2011
BVSA Employment Opportunities
We currently have several open postions posted onour website.Click here to find the job postings and employment acpplication.
 
8/15/2011
Food Service Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule
Notice of Change in theFood ServiceAdvisory Committee Meeting Schedule for September (only) Please be advised that the Food Service Advisory Committee will meet for their September monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 7th instead of their normal schedule on the first Thursday each month.It will be held at the OTCC Saloon at 10:00 AM.Members are welcome to attend the meeting.
 

July 2011

7/26/2011
Whiting Center Gym Closure Notice
Monday August 8th through Sunday August 14th, 2011
 
7/25/2011
2011 Holiday Bazaar Applications
Applications for vendor spaces are available August 1 - Sept 14 at the Whiting Center and the Oak Tree Country Club.The 2011 Bazaar is scheduled for Friday, November 25 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, November 26from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Whiting Center.Be sure to submit your application early! For questions, callDede Lambrecht at 821-0293. The Holiday Bazaar is sponsored by the BVS Cu
 
7/25/2011
Guide Dogs of America
Guide Dogs of America is currently accepting applications for puppy raisers.Puppy raising families, once qualified, receive a seven to eight week old puppy and raise the puppy until it is approximately sixteen to eighteen months.During this period of time the puppy is taught basic obedience and exposed to all aspects of public contact, from the dentist to Disneyland.Puppy raiser meetings are curre
 
7/25/2011
Golf Course Volunteer Day
August 3rd
 
7/25/2011
Golf Course & Mulligan Room Closure Notice
August 3rd and 4th
 
7/25/2011
Senior Softball Team vs. CSD!
Saturday, July 30th
 
7/19/2011
BVS Horseshoe Tournament
Saturday, August 13th 1:00-5:00 PM (Approximately)
 
7/11/2011
Mulligan Room Parking Lot Closure Notice
Wednesday July 13th, 2011the Mulligan Room front entrance and handicap parking will be closed all day from 6:30AM to 7PMdue to asphalt repairs that need to be performed.The Mulligan Room will offer normal Food and Beverage operations from 7AM to 5PM, and the Oak Tree County Club Golf Course and Golf Pro Shop will offer normal operations as well.Please enter the Mulligan Room via the Golf Shop Entr
 
7/7/2011
Photo Contest 2011 Has Been Extended
You may submit photos in one or both of the two categories as listed below. (Please Note:We need more “BVS in Action” Photos!) Scenery in BVS - This category should include things that are interesting or beautiful, without people in the shots. BVS in Action - We’re looking for shots that depict the fun happenings in Bear Valley like members and their guests partic
 
7/7/2011
Defensive Handgun Class
There will be a defensive handgun class taught by Master Firearms Trainer, Chuck Taylor. This is a two day class. The dates are August 6th & 7th. To be held at the BVS Shooting Range. The classes are limited in size, so sign up now. Call Norman Hanson at 823-4977 for more information.
 
7/7/2011
BVSA Finance Committee Looking for Member
If you are interested in how the BVSA Finance Department works and how an annual budget and assessment is set each year, this committee is for you.Members in good standing who have a financial backgroud, or would like to learn about our finances, are encouraged to join this committee.Or, if you would just like to attend a meeting or two, you are welcome.The Finance Committee meets on the 4th Tue
 

June 2011

6/28/2011
Parking Lot Closures - Full Schedule
BVSA Asphalt Repair Schedule – SUMMER 2011 Asphalt repairs, slurry sealing and parking lot striping schedule All Closures are from 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
 
6/27/2011
Cub Lake Dog Park Now Open
The Cub Lake Dog Park is now open! In order to use the BVSA Dog Park all members will need to sign a yearly Application for Dog Park Facility and Dog Identification (ID) Tag Form and Liability and Indemnification Agreement at the BVSA Administrative office for each of their dogs. They will then receive their annual Dog ID tags. If BVSA members have guests with dogs, their guests also must register
 
6/21/2011
Moonlight Theater at Cub Lake
Beginning July 2, 2011 we will be presenting movies at Cub Lake. Click here to find the movie schedule under the BVS Lakes section of this website.
 
6/21/2011
The New Greenhorns Club
There is a new BVSA recognized club in the valley! The Greenhorns have been formed to provide an environment for horse and rider to learn cattle handling skills that are used in working cattle operations throughout the west.The club is not designed to hold timed events or function as a practice for single events. It is an opportunity for horse and rider to learn, work on and improve individual fun
 
6/16/2011
Rummage Sale at the Whiting Center
Saturday, July 16th from 8:00 AM - 2 PM
 
6/11/2011
2011/2012 Board of Directors Election Results
The results of the 2011 / 2012 Annual Election held on June 211, 2011is as follows: CANDIDATES VOTES RECEIVED Larry Thompson 1417 Terry Quinn
 
6/7/2011
Equine Virus Update
From Bear valley Springs Equestrian Center Deadly Equine Virus in Kern County June 7, 2011 – To date there has been 22 confirmed cases of EHM in California.All those reported cases are from horses that attended the Ogden, Utah and Bakersfield, Ca cutting events or were exposed to horses that attended those events.The cutting industry is to be commended for their efforts to contain thi
 
6/6/2011
Message From the CSD
Mr. Yeakley was able to arrange for the “Bakersfield – Kern Phone Book 2011-12” to be dropped off at the CSD Office instead of thrown in people’s driveways or stacked at the mailboxes. The books are available for pick up 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are located on the CSD’s front porch. Books will be available over the next two weeks. We receive a multitude
 
6/6/2011
4th of July Parade Announcement
The (BVSA/4th of July Committee/residents of Bear Valley Springs) havedecided to dedicatethe 20114th of July celebration to those who serve, or have served, inour country'sArmed Services.In lieu of a Grand Marshal, this year'sparade will commemorate bothVeterans and Active Duty personnel. If you are willing to represent your branch of service, or would like to nominate someonefor this honor, pleas
 

May 2011

5/19/2011
Equine Virus Outbreak
A neurological form of EHV-1 has emerged in Kern County as well as several other counties in California. This strain of Flu / Rhino has a high mortality rate as there is no known vaccine or cure...
 
5/10/2011
Read BVSA Candidate Statements On LIne
To preview thecandidateswho have submitted their names to run for BVSA Board 2011/2012, go to The Ballot Box website by clicking here. You must then enter the BVSA LOGIN ID which is: bvs8740.
 

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