Widespread Power Outage, Tree Branches Blamed

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Big Bear Valley, CA October 2, 2013 - A widespread power outage affected most of the Big Bear Valley this morning.  It was described by a Big Bear Firefighter as a minor tree branch issue.  Although minor it was on a critical line in Big Bear City near Greenway.  It took about an hour to restore power to the majority of the valley, with some … [Read more...]

Major Structure Fire At Riffenburgh Lumber Yard

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Big Bear Lake, CA September 29, 2013 9:00 am - A major structure fire was reported Sunday morning around 7:00 am burning at the Riffenburgh Lumber property.  Two structures near the rear of the property on the north end were fully engulfed in flames as the Big Bear Fire department arrived.  Both structures could be considered a total loss. … [Read more...]

Passing of Marge McDonald

Big Bear City, CA August 10, 2013, updated:  Marge McDonald of Sugarloaf passed away on Friday August 9, 2013. The Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, August 18th at 4:00 PM at Summit Christian Fellowship located at 41965 Garstin Dr. in Big Bear Lake, across from the DWP office. Marge McDonald served the public as an elected official on … [Read more...]

Smoke Covers Big Bear Valley From Hathaway Fire

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Morongo Indian Reservation, CA Sunday June 9, 2013 4:45 pm - The Hathaway Fire, which was reported minutes before noon today, has now burnt approximately 1300 acres and is still growing. The fire apparently started on the Morongo Indian Reservation and quickly spread, due to high winds, into the San Gorgonio Wilderness area.  The fire is currently … [Read more...]

Body Found Near Search Area for Karen Dalman

Big Bear, CA, May 18, 2013 - In a press release issued this afternoon by the Public Affair's Department of the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department, on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. Karen Dalman was reported missing by a friend. On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Karen and her friend had gone to the area of Crystal Mountain for a day hike and became … [Read more...]

Pro Cyclists Time Trial In Big Bear

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Big Bear Lake, CA April 4, 2013 4:00pm - The Redlands Bicycle Classic chose Big Bear this year to open their tour and kick off the season. With the help of the Big Bear Cycling Association, the time trial stage was held on Thursday beginning and ending on North Shore near the East Boat Ramp. With the rider count at around 300 it was the largest … [Read more...]

Paramedics from the Big Bear in 7 Oaks

Big Bear Lake, Ca Tuesday February 12, 2013 6:00 pm - Paramedics from the Big Bear area have been sent to the 7 Oaks area at 6:00 pm the nature of this medical call is unknown.  The fire burning the cabin that gunman Dorner is believed to located is now burning down to the foundations.  Big Bear fire personnel have been sent to the area of Seven … [Read more...]

Shootout: 1 deputy killed, 1 wounded, sources tell L.A. Times

From The Los Angeles Times One of the deputies involved in a gun battle Tuesday afternoon with fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner has died of his wounds, law enforcement sources told The Times. The San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, … [Read more...]

Sheriff McMahon has asked that helicopters pull back

Sheriff McMahon has asked that helicopters pull back or leave the area of the barricaded suspect. Gunfire is being exchanged between law enforcement and the suspect; news personnel are in danger and could contribute to officer safety on the ground. View Larger Map … [Read more...]

Cabin Fire Near Big Bear City Airport

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Big Bear City, Ca - January 14, 2013, 11:50 AM - Fire crews of Big Bear Fire responded to a reported fire in the 700 block of West Country Club, just after 11 AM today.  As they arrived one small cabin was fully engulfed and a second cabin next door was also involved.  A lot of  smoke was seen throughout the Big Bear Valley prompting many calls … [Read more...]