Highway 38 Fully Opened and Crews Continue to Improve Mill Fire Line

Yucaipa, CA, June 29, 2013 - As of 8am this morning, Highway 38 completely re-opened eliminating the need for the detour through Oak Glen put into place last night as a result of the Mill Fire.  CAL Fire was assigned to the Mill Fire and crews continue to battle the blaze which has remained at 350 acres overnight and is at 20% containment as of … [Read more...]

CAL Fire Reaching Containment on Mill Fire

Yucaipa, CA, June 28, 2013 - As of 7pm, CAL Fire has reached 5% containment on the Mill Fire that has grown to 350 acres.  Additional hand crews have been ordered for tonight to work on the fire line and excellent progress is being made by fire personnel.  The fire still remains as no threat to the Big Bear Valley. … [Read more...]

Mill Fire Update and Highway 38 Re-Opens with Detour

Yucaipa, CA, June 28, 2013 - Cal Fire, the agency assigned to the Mill Fire, is reporting the fire to be remaining at 200 plus acres with no containment.  An evacuation was ordered earlier this afternoon for north of Carter and west of Bryant in the areas of Mentone and Yucaipa.  One house was partially damaged due to the fire.  Highway 38 has … [Read more...]

Highway 38 Closed But Campgrounds Remain Open in Angeles Oakes

Mentone, CA, June 28, 2013 - According to the CHP, Highway 38 is closed in both directions due to the Mill Fire.  The downbound traffic closure begins at Lake Williams with the exception of campers heading to Angeles Oakes and Seven Oakes campgrounds, which remain open.  The campgrounds are only accessible from Big Bear.  Highway 38 is closed in … [Read more...]

Snow Summit Corporation Up For Sale

Big Bear, CA, June 20, 2013 - According to a press release on behalf of the Snow Summit Ski Corporation, the company’s Board of Directors have retained the investment banking firm of Houlihan Lokey to market the corporation that owns and operates Snow Summit and Bear Mountain with the possibility of selling it to one of a number of interested … [Read more...]

Hathaway Fire Drift Smoke Visible Again Today in Big Bear

Morongo Indian Reservation, June 11, 2013 - As the Hathaway Fire continues to burn, southwest winds will carry drift smoke into the Big Bear Valley again today.  The Hathaway Fire began last Sunday on the Morongo Indian Reservation and continues to burn in rugged terrain making it difficult for firefighters.  The fire has grown to 1,650 acres … [Read more...]

Hathaway Fire at 15% Containment

Morongo Indian Reservation, CA, June 10, 2013 - The smoke has cleared, literally, for the Big Bear Valley but fire crews continue the laborious task of fighting the blaze of the Hathaway Fire that has burned 1,500 acres as of yesterday.  The Hathaway Fire began Sunday just before noon on the Morongo Indian Reservation traveling through steep … [Read more...]

Hathaway Canyon Fire Smoke and Ash Drifting into Big Bear

Big Bear, CA, June 9, 2013 - Smoke visible in Big Bear is from the Hathaway Fire burning north of Banning in Hathaway Canyon which started just before noon today.  According to the US Forest Service Information Officer, the fire is not a threat to the Big Bear Valley.  We are experiencing smoke and ash throughout the Valley due to the wind … [Read more...]

Smoke Visible in Big Bear from Fire in Morongo Valley

Big Bear, CA, June 9, 2013 - The smoke we are seeing this Sunday afternoon in the Big Bear Valley is from a fire in Morongo Valley, basically between Yucca Valley and Desert Hot Springs.  The fire has crept into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area according to the Information Officer with the US Forest Service and this fire poses no threat to Big … [Read more...]

Celebration of Life for Julie Rodgers on Saturday

Big Bear, CA, June 7, 2013 - One of Big Bear’s beloved residents, Julie Rodgers, passed away on Friday, May 31st at her home in Big Bear surrounded by her family including husband, Dave, and their six children. Julie fought a hard battle with breast cancer for six and a half years.  A celebration of Julie’s life will be held for family and … [Read more...]