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Prepare Your Home For Wildfire Season

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 31, 2012, 3:00pm – The National Weather Service has reported some areas of California received up to 20 fewer inches of rain than expected during the period between October 2011 and June 2012, making it one of the driest so-called rainy seasons on record. California’s below-average rainfall causes green grass and plant life to dry out faster than usual, and when combined with high summer temperatures, this greatly increases the risk of wildfires. The Department of Forestry & Fire Protection has increased staffing and urges residents to educate themselves about fire preparedness. Here are some tips to help prepare for the next few months: Create a fire buffer zone of at least 30 feet around houses. Replace exterior flammable materials on homes with siding and roofs that have at least a fire-resistance rating of one to two hours. Move flammable and combustible items at least 50 feet away from your home. Keep irrigation systems in working order.  Have your pool accessible for fire engines to get within 10 feet. Pools can serve as a water source for fighting fires. Have your home address visible from the street so emergency crews can quickly identify your home during an emergency.    [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31618.mp3|titles=Wildfire Preparation – Mike Evans Reporting]...

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No Fireworks Allowed On The San Bernardino National Forest

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 3, 2012, 8:00am – San Bernardino National Forest Officials are reminding visitors and campers that the use of fireworks is prohibited on all national forests and national grasslands. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on national grassland and national forest land year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Officers from the Forest Service, San Bernardino & Riverside County, CHP, California Department of Fish and Game, Calfire, and California State Parks will be out in force and regulations will be strictly enforced. A violation is punishable as a misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $5,000 or imprisonment up to six months, or both. Forest visitors are encouraged to attend public fireworks displays like the one right here in Big Bear Valley over Big Bear...

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DFG Reminds The Public To Leave Young Wildlife Alone

Big Bear Valley, CA, April 16, 2012, 3:00pm – Spring is here and deer, bears, birds and other wildlife are busy caring for their newborn offspring. The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) recommends that people leave young wildlife alone if they see them in the outdoors. The improper handling of young wildlife is a problem in California and across the nation, most commonly in the spring. People frequently encounter young wild animals and assume they need assistance or have been orphaned. However, in most cases neither assumption is true, and the animals should be left alone. Once a wild animal is separated from its mother, it can lose its ability to survive in the wilderness. The same danger applies to most animals, including bears, coyotes, raccoons and most birds. Disease is another reason that wild animals should never be handled. Wild animals can transmit diseases to humans, and the animals can also carry ticks, fleas and lice. The responsibility for intervention should be left to the Department of Fish & Game. It is illegal to keep orphaned or injured animals for more than 48 hours in California. People can call a rehabilitator, who will determine whether there is a need for a rescue. For more information on wildlife rehabilitation, visit www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/rehab/facilities.html [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP314661.mp3|titles=Department of Fish &...

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FREE Fishing Day- July 2nd!

Big Bear, Ca, June 29, 2011, 3:00pm –  The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) invites anglers to celebrate Independence Day by fishing in California’s waters for FREE!  Saturday, July 2 is the first of California’s two 2011 Free Fishing Days, when people can try their hand at fishing without having to buy a sport fishing license. All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. Every angler must have an appropriate report card if they are fishing for abalone, steelhead, sturgeon, spiny lobster or salmon in the Smith and Klamath-Trinity River systems.  Free Fishing Days provide a low-cost way to give fishing a try.  Anglers should check the rules and regulations (www.dfg.ca.gov/regulations/) for the waters they plan to...

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