News Archive

February 2021

Presidents Day
Presidents Day Holiday
The BVS Association Office will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday.

November 2020

BVSA Office Closure Notice
The Bear Valley Springs Association Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
Bear Valley Springs Association Committee Meetings
If you would like to get involved with a Board Advisory Committee, start by attending one or all of these meetings. Our volunteers make Bear Valley Springs the paradise we enjoy.

October 2020

Food Service Advisory Committee meeting
Food Service Advisory Committee meeting has been cancelled for October.
Whiting Center Closure
Due to a water leak, the Whiting Center will be closed the remainder of today, Tuesday, October 20th and tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21st. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Veterans' Day
The Association Office Will Be Closed in Observance of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Thank you to the Veterans who served, those we lost, and to Active Service men and women around the world for your service.

September 2020

Labor Day Holiday
The Bear Valley Springs Association Office will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 7, 2020.
Four Island Lake Caution
Lake Quality Advisory Committee Update On August 29th and 30th a Lake management biologist joined the LQAC to analyze and assess our lake conditions. We are all disappointedthat our lake has had a harmful algal bloom (HAB) when the weather is hot, and we would love to be enjoying our lake. The LQAC survey indicated the top priorities of residents are water quality, a natural environment, and a
Steel Plate Shooting Match
Click Here for all the details for the Steel Plate Match, October 9, 2020

August 2020

Community Wide Garage Sale August 29, 2020
Click Here for the Map for the First Annual Community Wide Garage Sale! Saturday, August 29, 2020
Four Island Lake
Lake Survey Results and High Algae Bloom (HAB)

July 2020

Notice of BVSA Board Officers
Newly Elected Board Officers were appointed at the July 21, 2020 Regular Board of Directors Meeting
Annual Meeting and Election RESULTS
Fourth of July
The BVSA Office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020, in observance of Independence Day.

June 2020

BVSA Anniversary Celebration July 3, 2020
Celebrate our 50th Anniversary on Friday evening, July 3rd 6pm at Cub Lake 6pm is the Ceremony with Flag Raising 6:30 pm features social-distanced Line Dancing to the music of DJ Jamie 8:30pm starts the ongoing ‘Moonlight Movies’
BVS Pool is Open! To preserve the capacity of the pool deck, we will be restricting entry. Members & residents ages 9 and older must present a valid amenity card. Guests are limited to a maximum of 3 guests ages 13 and older per tract/lot. There is no limit to guests ages 12 and under. All
2020-2021 Assessments
BVSA Assessment statements for 2020-2021 were mailed out to the address of the property owner on file on June 1st. These annual assessments pay for the many amenities we enjoy in Bear Valley Springs, as well as the management of those amenities and the ECC staff to administer the architectural review process as outlined in the C&R’s. These amenities include: Mulligan Room, The Oaks Resta
Movies By The Lake Summer 2020
Summer 2020 Movies By the Lake Schedule

May 2020

Mulligan Room and OTCC
The BVSA is thrilled to announce the return of dine in service at both the Oak Tree Country Club and the Mulligan Room effective immediately. Mulligan Room: Open 8am-7pm (Sundays until 5pm), we are offering reduced indoor table service and patio dining on a first come, first serve basis. To-go orders continue to be available with online ordering at OTCC is openin
Announcement regarding BVSA Amenity Closures

April 2020

Amenity Use
To our valued BVS members & residents, It has come to our attention that some members are inviting non-members to use our amenities. While we do have rangers patrolling and checking amenity cards, during this difficult time, we ask that you avoid inviting guests to use our common areas including the lakes, golf course, hiking/equestrian trails, and equestrian center. Please also keep social

March 2020

BOD/FAC Combined Budget Meetings
The March 26th, 2020 Open Budget meeting has been cancelled.
Register as a Candidate for the BVSA Board!
Register as a Candidate for the BVSA Board July2020-June 2022 Two Year Terms –ThreeOpen Seats The BVSA Board of Directors election process is approaching fast. Election Day has been changed toJuly 18, 2020. If you are interested in serving as a BVSA Board Member, you must register no later than April 3, 2020at 4:00 PM. You can register as a candidate on line by going to th
General Notice to the Membership
Please read the General Notice to the Membership regarding a proposed change to our BVSA Rules - Article 2. This change is necessary to bring the current election rules into compliance with SB323. These changes will be posted for 28 day review period.

January 2020

Angler's Meeting - January 6, 2020
Angler’s Meeting January 6, 2020 Location - Green Room , Whiting Center Time: Input 5-6 PM; Draft Plan 6-7 PM Introduction and background: 20 minutes Audience questions and viewpoints: 15 minutes Specific angler input questionnaire answered by participant’s show of hands: 15-20 minutes Fred to present some scientifically backed information on what to expect from a lake system of

December 2019

BVSA Administration Office Holiday Schedule
The BVSA Office will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Years Holidays as follows: Tuesday, December 24th, Wednesday, December 25th, AND Wednesday, January 1st. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Holiday Sale at the Golf Shop
Pro Shop Sale going on now. 25% off on all retail merchandise December 14th through Christmas.

August 2019

Board of Directors Seeking Candidate
The Board of Directors is currently seeking candidate statements for open seat on the Board of Directors.
Four Island Lake Closed
4-Island Lake Update - 8/7/19 The BVSA staff is pleased to report that 4-Island Lake has been re-opened for recreational use. The temporary aerators & “Solar Bees” are working to bring oxygen to the lake. We have received good news from the “Friends of 4 Island Lake” that some large fish are still present in the lake. Recommendations for long term solutions will be pre

July 2019

Summer Pool Party - Sunday, July 28th
Come join the fun at this event at the BVS Pool on Sunday, July 28th. Music, Food and Late-Night Swim!
2019 Independence Day Celebration
The BVSA will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

June 2019

RESULTS OF JUNE 08, 2019ELECTION BVSA Board of Directors CANDIDATES VOTES RECEIVED Butch Reyburn 1039 Guy Munday 722 Andi Hicks 94 Congratulations to the Winners: Guy Munday Butch Reyburn Term June 2019– June 2021 Continuing Board

May 2019

May 31, 2019 eBuzz - AT&T Cell Tower Decision
Click here for the latest information about the cell tower decision by the Board of Directors and for the most current events happening in and around BVS.
BVSA Office Closed for Memorial Day
The BVSA Office will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

April 2019

Meet the Candidates Night May 15th at 6:30 PM
Come and MEET THE CANDIDATES! Wednesday, May 15th, at 6:30 PM in the OTCC Reception Area.

March 2019

March Brunch
March 17, 2019 The Oak Tree Country Club will be serving brunch - Call now to make your reservation (661) 821-5521

February 2019

The Oak Branch Saloon and The Oaks Restaurant
The Oak Branch Saloon and the Oaks Restaurant will not be open on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
Mulligan Room Closing Early Tonight
Mulligan Room Closing Early Tonight.

January 2019

Notice of Emergency Rule Change
BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS ASSOCIATION Notice of Emergency Rule Change to the BVSA Rules At a Board meeting held on January 15, 2019, the Bear Valley Springs Board of Directors adopted the following Emergency Rule Change to the BVSA rules, effective immediately. TEXT OF PROPOSED CHANGES (Deletions are shown in strikethrough type and additions in boldface underlined type) Article

November 2018

Sportsman's Turkey Shoot 2018
November 10, 2018 the Sportsman's Club's annual Turkey Shoot will begin at 9:00 AM.

September 2018

Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day Observed

June 2018

Emergency Rule Change
BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS ASSOCIATION Notice of Emergency Rule Change to the BVSA Rules At a Special Board meeting held on June 25, 2018, the Bear Valley Springs Board of Directors adopted the following Emergency Rule Change to the BVSA rules, effective immediately. TEXT OF PROPOSED CHANGES (Deletions are shown in strikethrough type and additions in boldface underlined type) Ad
Movies at Cub Lake
Friday Evenings all summer long. Bring your chairs and blankets. Movies start at approximately 8pm.

March 2018

Emergency Rule Change
Emergency Rule Change in BVSA Rules BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS ASSOCIATION Notice of Emergency Rule Change to the BVSA Rules At a Special Board meeting held on March 26, 2018, the Bear Valley Springs Board of Directors adopted the following Emergency Rule Change to the BVSA rules, effective immediately. TEXT OF PROPOSED CHANGES (Deletions are shown in strikethrough type and addition
Regular Board Meeting Announcement:
As discussed at the BVSA/CSD combined meeting, the BVSA Board of Directors will be voting on the Lake-Fill Well Water Funds. This will be an added agenda item as the regular board meeting agenda had already been posted prior to Friday's combined meeting. Once the agenda is posted, it cannot be amended until the Board of Director's amend it at the meeting. Thank you.
Easter Holiday Buffet
Join us for Easter at the Oak Tree Country Club on Sunday, April 1, 2018. We are currently taking reservations. We will be open from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM for a lovely Holiday Buffet. Reservations Required. Please call us today to reserve your space at (661) 821-5521

February 2018

The BVCSD/BVSA Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, 2018 has been cancelled.

November 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!
Planning A Special Event?

August 2017

Bear Valley Springs Current Trail Conditions
Click hereto view the current Bear Valley Trail Conditions. Updated August 9, 2017.

June 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
BVSA 46th Annual Meeting
BVSA 49TH Annual Meeting and Announcement of Election Results Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Whiting Center at 2:00 PM.
Special Holiday Guest Gate Passes
Message from the BVCSD regarding upcoming special holiday guest gate passes.
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

May 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!

February 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

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.
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

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, or

August 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

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 (
Rummage Sale at Cub Lake July 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM

May 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:
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.

March 2016

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

January 2016

Conditions of the Bear Valley Springs Trails as ofMarch 18,2016 - Click here!

October 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

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

June 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

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
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
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

Announcing Bear Valley Shred Day
Watch All Your Confidential Documents Shredded in Minutes!

March 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)

December 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

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

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

Amenity Usage Analysis - Kirk Wooldridge
Click here to see the presentation.

June 2014

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".

April 2014

What's All The Buzz About?
Click here to see!
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

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

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

November 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.
Big Sky Trail Closure

October 2013

Emergency Rule Change
Emergency Rule Change to AMEND SUBSECTIONS (a) and (b) to SECTION 1703, WRITTEN COMPLAINT.
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
2013/2014 Board of Directors
Treasurer John McGuffey, Director Rebecca Hewett, Vice President Todd Lander, Secretary Jeanne Gray and President Terry Quinn

May 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
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.
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

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

Earth Day, Clean Up Daty
Saturday, April 20th.
Wine Tasting at the Table
New at the Oaks Restaurant
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

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
Association Office Closed
The Association office will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2013 in observance of President's Day holiday.

January 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.
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

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

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
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
Association Office Closed
The Association Office will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2012, in observance of Veteran's Day.

October 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
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
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

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
2012 Oak Tree Junior Golf Club Winners
2012 Junior Champion - Blake Keesey First Flight Winner- Caleb Ellms Second Flight Winner - Faith Ellms

August 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

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
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

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.
Office Closed
The Association office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
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

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.
Town Hall Meeting
July 10th 6:30 PM
Association Office Closed
On Monday, May 28, 2012, in observance of Memorial Day
Rummage Sale at Cub Lake - September 8th
Click here to see all the details!
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
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
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
Bear Valley CSD Has Levels of Uranium
The Bear Valley CSD has levels of uranimum above the drinking water standard.
Looking for 4th of July Holiday Information?
The July 4th 2012 holiday event planning for BVS is now underway!
Cowboy Casino Night Tickets on Sale Now!
Cowboy Casino Night is Saturday, October 13th at the OTCC. Reserve your tickets now.
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

Golf Course Closure Notice
The Golf Course will be closed all day on Wednesday, April 25th due to aerification of the golf course.
Bear Valley Police Dept. Open House
Wednesday, Arpil 18th and Wednesday, April 25th
Town Hall Forum
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the OTCC, 6:30 PM
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

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

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

January 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

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.
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.
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
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

Thanksgiving Holiday Notice
The Association office will be close on both Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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!!
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
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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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.
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

Association Office Closure
The Association office will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.
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
BVSA Employment Opportunities
We currently have several open postions posted onour website.Click here to find the job postings and employment acpplication.
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

Whiting Center Gym Closure Notice
Monday August 8th through Sunday August 14th, 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
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
Golf Course Volunteer Day
August 3rd
Golf Course & Mulligan Room Closure Notice
August 3rd and 4th
Senior Softball Team vs. CSD!
Saturday, July 30th
BVS Horseshoe Tournament
Saturday, August 13th 1:00-5:00 PM (Approximately)
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
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
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.
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

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
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
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.
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
Rummage Sale at the Whiting Center
Saturday, July 16th from 8:00 AM - 2 PM
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
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
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
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

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...
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