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Articles by Lori Bledsoe

By Lori Bledsoe
The Alpine Sun
     Pine Valley pulled it off again, and with what was rumored to be only two months of planning, some said, the parade this year was better than ever.  Pine Valley kicked off their annual Pine Valley Days, beginning on Friday night with music in the park creating a festival atmosphere.  Then on Saturday morning the big event began rolling down Pine Boulevard.  

By Lori Bledsoe
The Alpine Sun
      The small, tight community situated on the peak of Marshall Road was faced with a tragedy after two years of neighborhood strife.  Across from the corner of Marshall Road and Marshall Way the single-family dwelling burned leaving one victim dead on Tuesday May 12 around noon.
      The resident of the burned house, Darrell King, perished in the fire. According to the neighbors, he was not well liked and he was in the process of being evicted from the home..

The Alpine Sun
To see a name, or a face on a memorial display, is often not enough to know the hero that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  It is when you can connect with that face, in a personal way that it all seems real, and touches your heart in a way that makes each face matter to you personally. Over 700 names and faces grace the transitional walls of the Remembering our Fallen, from California exhibit that is now on display at the Alpine Community Center.  

By Lori Bledsoe
The Alpine Sun

It was just over thirteen months ago when the plea went out to everyone to pray for Kylie, God’s littlest warrior.  Kylie Elizabeth Rowand was diagnosed with stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma, on December 30, 2013, at the age of 19 months. The cry for support went out over social media, news media, email, and flyers,

By Lori Bledsoe
The Alpine Sun
The Alpine Kiwanis Youth Olympics welcomed over 50 children who competed in twelve different activities.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m. children registered and received their bib and their Olympian pin.  

During this season of gift giving, and trying to deliver (or have delivered) the perfect gift to a special someone that means the world to you, don’t forget to read the fine print.  Tuesday was my mom’s birthday, and unfortunately for me, Tuesday is a very busy day for me, and I am not able to travel down to La Mesa on that day.
I thought the perfect gift would be to have a beautiful flower arrangement delivered to her door, just to let her know that I hadn’t forgotten her birthday.

Over thirty people showed up first thing Friday morning at the Baron’s Marketplace Job Fair.  The fair focused on introducing Baron’s mission, collecting applications, and interviewing potential candidates.  Baron’s is hoping to open in our town this fall.

Over thirty people showed up first thing Friday morning at the Baron’s Marketplace Job Fair.  The fair focused on introducing Baron’s mission, collecting applications, and interviewing potential candidates.  Baron’s is hoping to open in our town this fall.

By Lori Bledsoe
For The Alpine Sun
Alpine gathered at the Alpine Museum, on Saturday June 7th, to celebrate their annual celebration of Alpine’s history.  
This year the Alpine Historical Society invited the “Hole in the Wall Gang”  entertained all with their skits of days gone by.  The members of  this group have been in movies, on television and on commercials.

By Lori Bledsoe
For The Alpine Sun
The ribbon cutting for the new Pine Valley Sheriff’s Substation was on Friday, June 6th, welcoming Sheriff Gore, and Supervisor Dianne Jacob.
Last year, County Supervisors unanimously voted to approve building the new $3.3 million  sheriff’s substation in Pine Valley just east of the Pine Valley County Park.  This new station has long been a top priority for the community, and the building has added so much to the community.