Author: Caroline Quintanilla

GPS Readings to Determine Earthquake Fault Movement

Big Bear, Ca July 15, 2011 8:00 am – Four research scientists visiting Big Bear this weekend won’t be seen in the Village or on the lake.  The two teams of geology students are in the Valley to measure earthquake fault movement.  The project headed by Cal State San Bernardino professor of geological sciences Sally McGill, is surveying benchmarks around the Inland Empire using high-precision global positioning equipment to record each location.  These GPS units can accurately measure within a few millimeters. The information recorded this weekend will be compared with other data collected since 2002 to monitor how fast each point is moving.  The two data collection sites in the Big Bear Valley are south of Erwin Lake and north of Fawnskin.  The geology students at the Erwin Lake site are Elizabeth Upton from Occidental College in Los Angeles and Joseph Ramos from Cal State San Bernardino.  Joseph will also be collecting GPS data for his senior research project while at the site.  The students at the Fawnskin location are summer interns Robert Mason from Pasadena City College and Ashley Grijalva from the University of Texas at El Paso.  On Monday, once the GPS information is collected, the students will return to Cal State San...

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Chili Cookoff Hottest Event this Weekend

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New Fire Chief for Big Bear Lake Sworn In

    Big Bear Lake, Ca July 14, 2011 12:00 pm – Yesterday’s meeting of the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District was notable in many ways.  With most items on the agenda entered on the Consent Calendar, the board was able to focus their attention on a presentation on the Healthy Urban Forest Initiative by David Yegge and the final item on the agenda, the swearing in of the District’s new Interim Fire Chief, Jeff Willis.  With his installation, Willis retains his current position as Fire Chief for the Big Bear City Fire Department and will be dividing his time between the two departments.  Willis’ services are contracted to the Big Bear Lake fire district by the Community Services District, with half his salary being reimbursed to the CSD by Big Bear Lake.  The contract renews annually, unless terminated by either the CSD or the Big Bear Lake Fire District.  Under the provisions of the contract, Chief Willis’ duties include evaluating the potential for sharing more fire services between the two departments.  He is required however, to refrain from allowing his position to prejudice the options available for possible merger or consolidation of the fire services.  Willis’ services as Chief for Big Bear Lake will be supervised by the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District.  His work as Chief of the Big Bear City Fire Department will continue...

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CERT Class Beginning July 18

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Wilderness First Aid Class at Discovery Center

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