Tag: Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle Closures Begin Next Week and Work Hours Have Changed

Big Bear, CA, October 9, 2015 – The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, will close State Route 18 in the “Arctic Circle” Monday through Friday, October 12 to October 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The closure limits are between Snow Valley Mountain Resort and the Big Bear Dam. Due to safety considerations and additional planned work the closure will now take place during daytime hours. Caltrans will be completing annual routine maintenance in preparation for winter in addition to contractor work for the State Route 18 paving project. Some of the work items that will be completed are: rock scaling, turnout clearance, drain cleaning, guardrail maintenance, in addition to painting the recessed fog lines on the newly paved section. Motorists are advised to use SR-38 as an alternate route to Big Bear. Plan ahead and know before you...

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Full Closure of Highway 18 Coming Next Week

Big Bear, CA, October 3, 2014 – Caltrans announced a full road closure of SR-18 between the Big Bear Dam and Snow Valley beginning on Monday October 6 and running through Thursday October 30. The closures will take place Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be no Friday closures. Caltrans needs the time for cleaning tree cut areas and removing slide material from previous weather events. Alternate routes are SR-18 to Lucerne and SR-38 to Mentone. However keep in mind that the paving and guardrail project on Highway 38 is still active and flagging will be in place which may cause minor delays when detouring via the...

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Pot Bust In Bear Creek

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Death Investigation Ongoing After Body Found In Burned Vehicle

Big Bear, Ca, April 25, 2011, 4:00pm – In the early morning hours of April 25, at approximately 2:15 a.m., deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station along with Fawnskin Engine 92 County Fire responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Highway 18 near Lakeview Point. The fire was extinguished and a badly burned body was located inside the vehicle. The age, race and gender of the body could not be determined, and the vehicle was also badly burned, therefore a description was not available. Big Bear deputies have requested the assistance of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Homicide and Arson/Bomb Details to assist with the investigation.  The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is urged to contact Detective David Johnson or Sgt. Frank Montanez at Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at 909 387-3589.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78 CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip Website...

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Despite Influx of Crowds for Fourth of July, Sheriff’s Captain Reports, “We Had Relatively Few Incidents”

Big Bear Valley, CA — This year’s Fourth of July weekend in the Big Bear Valley was marred by the July 5 drowning of an 18-year-old from Yucca Valley, though, given the influx of crowds here for the holiday, local law enforcement and fire agencies report that it was a relatively calm weekend. In addition to an extra 20 deputies on patrol, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station’s law enforcement efforts included boat patrol, bike patrol, reserves on duty, and the volunteers of the Citizens on Patrol and Sheriff’s Explorers. Sheriff’s Captain Greg Garland’s crew made 11 DUI arrests and two for boating under the influence; there was also one assault with intent to rape and one rape over the weekend, though officials tell KBHR that both of these incidents were between acquaintances, neither of whom are local. Within the Big Bear Valley, there were also several traffic-related incidents, and a few injuries and searches for lost tourists on the San Bernardino National Forest. Other incidents included petty thefts, given belongings left behind on the lakeshore or in vehicles but, all told, Captain Garland tells KBHR, “While we had a large number of people in town and traffic was heavier, we had relatively few incidents over the weekend.” Local fire agencies attended to at least 27 medical aid calls, both on land and water, and extinguished some small open fires...

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