C.A.M.P. on Local Forest to Eradicate Marijuana Planting

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National Forest area near Day Creek Canyon, July 23, 2015 -  The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted a joint operation with CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) and the DEA to eradicate a large marijuana cultivation site in the San Bernardino National Forest near Day Creek Canyon. The site was located in extremely rugged … [Read more...]

The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated

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Big Bear, CA, July 9, 2015, 11:40am - The Lake Fire has remained at approximately 31,359 acres in size and is 98% contained and is being managed by Jason Winbigler’s Type 3 Team from the San Bernardino National Forest. The fire behavior is currently minimal with heavy fuels smoldering within the perimeter.  Smoke may be visible, however it is … [Read more...]

PREPARE FOR NEW TRAFFIC AND BOAT RETRIEVAL CONTROL DURING AND AFTER FIREWORKS

Big Bear Lake, CA July 3, 2015 - New this year will be a traffic plan to help ease July 4th congestion that previously has plagued the end of the fireworks program.  Officials are estimating between 140,000 and 160,000 visitors on the 4th.  Simply put, Big Bear Boulevard, Highway 18, nearest the fireworks display will have a “No Left Turn” … [Read more...]

Impostor Firefighter at Lake Fire Command Center Arrested

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Big Bear City, CA June 27, 2015 At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, deputies of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Lake Fire for perimeter patrol and security of evacuated areas observed a white Crown Victoria driving into affected areas that were closed by road blocks. The vehicle was driven by a male … [Read more...]

Overturned Truck on Highway 38 Forces Full Closure

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Angelus Oaks, CA June 6, 2015 - Shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a big rig carrying lumber overturned on Highway 38 approximately 5 miles east of Angelus Oaks. As a result, there is a hard closure in place on Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. The closure is anticipated to last 4-6 hours. Information will be updated as it … [Read more...]

EBBIE Award for Excellence in Business

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The Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting on Tuesday June 2nd, 2015.  It was well attended with over 120 in attendance.   The program was highlighted by the presentations of the Business of the Year awards so called EBBIE Award for Excellence in Business.    Big Bear Lake Brewing Company, Re Max Big Bear and Big Bear Helicopters were … [Read more...]

Suspicious Fire Under Investigation

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Big Bear City, Ca May 15, 2015 – The Big Bear Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 400 block of Barrett Way in Big Bear City at approximately 7:30 am on Friday, May 15, 2015.  Upon arrival of fire crews, a single family home was engulfed in flames with fire exposure to the neighboring house.  Big Bear Boulevard had to … [Read more...]

FRIDAY’S MEN’S & WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIALS WILL BE RELOCATED TO SANTA CLARITA DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS

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Big Bear Lake, CA - May 13, 2015 – Due to the forecast of snow and low temperatures, the Amgen Tour of California organizers have determined that race day conditions will not be safe for riders, teams, partners, fans or staff participating or attending the Individual Time Trial events scheduled for Friday, May 15 at Big Bear Lake. In order … [Read more...]

Traffic Delays and Hard Road Closures – Amgen Tour of California – Friday, May 15th – Big Bear Lake to Fawnskin – Ending 4:00 PM

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Big Bear Lake, CA - May 15, 2015 - Traffic Delays and Hard Road Closures - Amgen Tour of California - Friday, May 15th - Big Bear Lake.   Click on the story for route maps.  Be prepared for travel disruptions on Friday, May 15th, 2015 for Stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California.   Regardless of the possibility of wet weather, hundreds of … [Read more...]

Settlement Announced For Horse Chase Incident Aired on NBC

San Bernardino CA, April 21, 2015 -   In order to avoid litigation expenses, the County and Francis Jared Pusok have finalized a $650,000 settlement in connection with Pusok's April 9th arrest in the High Desert. Suspect, Francis Pusok, fled in a vehicle. Deputies pursued Pusok through areas of Apple Valley then he fled on foot then followed by … [Read more...]