Author: Rick Herrick

Summit Fire

Big Cear, CA, 8/28/15 UPDATE – Due to more accurate mapping, the acreage burned has been decreased to 55 acres and is now 75% contained. Big Bear, Ca, 8/26/15, 10:00am UPDATE – Fire personnel have increased the containment of the Summit Fire to 50% today with the size of the fire remaining at 100 acres. Big Bear, Ca, 8/25/15, 1:10pm UPDATE– Today, fire crews and sawyers, timber cleaning personnel, are working to mitigate the standing dead and burned trees within the Summit Fire area and improve and extend the containment lines around the fire.  Due to better mapping and with the emphasis on firefighter safety, the containment percentage has been revised to 30%.  The size of the fire area remains at approximately 100 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  All evacuations were lifted yesterday.  The Bear Valley Unified School District closed all Big Bear school sites today due to poor air quality, however, school will resume tomorrow.  Several Forest Roads in the vicinity of the fire remain closed today. Big Bear Lake, Ca 8/24/15, 3:30pm UPDATE: – As of 2pm this afternoon, residents in the mandatory evacuation areas were allowed to return to their residences showing proof of  address.  As of 4pm, all residential areas will reopen with no restrictions.  Forest service roads, trails and group camps in the fire zone will remain closed.  The fire remains at 100 acres and 50%...

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No School Today For Sites Within the Big Bear Valley

Big Bear Lake, Ca 6:00 am – School cancelled for Monday August 24th. The Bear Valley Unified School District has determined that because of evacuation orders that include areas near their schools and citing student and staff safety, schools in the Big Bear Valley will be closed today.  The Fallsvale school site will remain in session today.  Additionally, school facilities may need to be utilized by fire personnel.  The District Office on Moonridge Road will be...

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Tour de Big Bear attracts 2000 Riders and Supporters

Big Bear Lake, CA July 31, 2015 – As many as 2000 visiting and local cyclists will take to the streets this Saturday to participate in this years annual Tour de Big Bear ride.  If you wanted to ride, it may be hard to jump in now as the Big Bear Cycling Association recently announced that the event is sold out except for the possibility of cancellations.  The Big Bear Village at Pine Knot and Village Drive will be a hub of activity throughout the weekend.  Saturday’s staggered starts are scheduled to begin with the 100 miler’s rolling off at 7:15 followed by the 70 mile at 7:45; the 50 mile at 8:15; and the 25 mile riders beginning their ride at 8:45 am.   If you are not riding, be aware the temporary road closures in the Village.  And, for all drivers, be aware of the large number of riders that will be present on Highway 18 and 38 from Snow Valley on the west end to Baldwin Lake, Onyx Summit and Jenks Lake on the east end.  The new California law requires that drivers give three feet spacing between them and the person on a bicycle.  So if you need to travel Saturday you may want to give yourself a little extra time to navigate what is expected to be crowded mountain highways.  With mandatory cut off times...

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

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 terrain approximately one mile north of the city limits of Rancho Cucamonga. Investigators found 4,278 marijuana plants, a large amount of camping equipment and an abundance of trash as evidence that several suspects, including Gonzales-Salcedo and Rincon-Arreola, were living within the site, and caring for the marijuana...

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The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated

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