Author: Mike Evans

Prescribed Fire Planned Near Angelus Oaks

San Bernardino, CA, April 2, 2013 – Forest Service Fire crews are planning to burn about 120 acres as part of the Angelus Oaks Fuel Reduction project. Weather conditions permitting, firefighters expect the project to last one week, and they’re planning to begin work as early as April 8. The project area is located along Forest Road 1N12 north of Angelus Oaks. Smoke and flames will be visible to residents and motorists along State Route 38, and may be visible from other mountain communities and highways. Doing this work reduces the risk of a catastrophic wildfire threatening mountain communities under typical, dry and windy conditions common to the area in the summer and fall fire seasons.  The burn is part of a larger 535 acre project initiated in 2004. The Angelus Oaks Fuel Reduction project has reduced fuels around the Angelus Oaks community. Pile burning and broadcast burning are part of fuels treatments that include mechanical removal of vegetation. Fuel reduction projects near mountain communities include removing dead trees as well as thinning and stacking piles of dense brush, and burning the piles in the wet...

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Wildfire Home Assessment & Checklist

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 30, 2013 – A dry winter in California has officials concerned that this year’s wildfire season could arrive early and have more severe impacts. Already the state has had to battle early wildfires, including a fire in Riverside County on February 28. According to the National Weather Service, many areas in Southern California, are well below the average rainfall for this time of the year. You can determine what you need to do to prepare your home for wildfire season and reduce your property’s risks using the Wildfire Home Assessment and Checklist made available by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). The checklist offers guidance to identify possible wildfire risks, and resources on how to build defensible space on your property. In addition, the checklist also provides a cost estimator that helps you prioritize which actions will work within your...

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Jeff Willis Is Fired Up Against Teen Violence

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 29, 2013 – As one of three candidates for Man About Town, Jeff Willis is seeking votes for the cause. All votes for the candidates come in the form of dollars, and the man raising the most money at the end wins the coveted title. Man About Town is a fundraiser sponsored by Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley. All proceeds benefit the Stop Teen Violence campaign. On Saturday, March 30, Team Willis will host a “Fill the Boot” to Stop Teen Violence event in the Vons parking lot. Big Bear firefighters will be on hand with boots ready to collect donations. They will be there throughout the day....

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Marine Corps Plane Disabled At Airport

Big Bear City, CA, March 28, 2013 – According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, a Marine Corps T-34 was disabled on the runway of the Big Bear City Airport yesterday afternoon. Runway 26 at the airport was closed for about an hour. The nose wheel collapsed on the US Marine Corps training plane. An instructor and a pilot were on board the single-engine plane. No one was injured. The cause of the incident is under...

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Vietnam Veterans’ National Day Of Recognition

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 28, 2013 – American Legion Post 584 will “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans” on Saturday, March 30. The post, at 41606 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, will put out a food spread at 3 p.m. for all veterans who served in Vietnam. Interim Commander Bill Wilson said the post celebrates the national day of recognition and looks forward to meeting Big Bear Valley’s many Vietnam-era veterans. The American Legion hopes all Vietnam veterans will stop by and see how their local American Legion can be a part of their lives after service to our...

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