Fawnskin Fire in the Mop Up Stage

Fawnskin, CA, April 22, 2013, 4:00pm - According to US Forest Service personnel, the Fawnskin Fire is in the m0p up stage and remains at 60% containment and 30 acres with no growth on the fire today.  Crews continue to hold and improve lines.  The official has been determined to be an escaped campfire. … [Read more...]

Fawnskin Fire Monday Morning Update

Fawnskin, CA, April 22, 2013 - As of this morning, the Fawnskin Fire, which started Saturday night at approximately 5:30pm just north of Forest Service road 2N12, is at 60% containment and holding at 30 acres.  Fire crews are focusing on mop up and containment lines with 189 personnel assigned to this fire to include two water dropping helicopters … [Read more...]

Celebrate The Spirit Of The Renaissance Over Two Weekends


Fawnskin, CA, August 6, 2012, CA, 8:00am - This month, Queen Elizabeth's Royal Court and Lord Mayor Johnnie Breen will preside over the Big Bear Renaissance Faire -- an authentic re-creation of an English Summer Faire set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. It’s fun for the whole family with jugglers, musicians, a children's area, ethnic food … [Read more...]

Annual Fawnskin Doo-Dah Parade July 28th


Fawnskin, CA, July 18, 2012, 3:00pm - The wacky, zany Fawnskin Doo-Dah parade is kicking off its 48th  or so Annual Parade Saturday, July 28 in downtown Fawnskin at 10am. Billed as the shortest parade in the world, the one block route weaves through Fawnskin’s tiny downtown business district.  Over 34 entries are scheduled to be in the parade … [Read more...]

Fire Crews To Distribute Safety Information Door-To-Door

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Lake Arrowhead, CA, June 19, 2012, 8:00am – Starting this month, San Bernardino County Fire Department firefighters will be going door-to-door promoting wildfire safety to homeowners and families in the mountain communities. Crews from County Fire Stations in Fawnskin, Lake Arrowhead, Green Valley Lake, Angelus Oaks and Forest Falls will be … [Read more...]

Forest Service Conducts Pile Burnings; Smoke May Be Visible On North Shore

Big Bear, Ca, November 4, 2011, 10:00am - Due to favorable weather conditions, the US Forest Service will be conducting fuels reduction pile burnings today.  Motorists may see smoke on the North Shore near the Fawnskin Fire Department, or near the Big Pine Flats area, which is north of Camp Whittle.  According to John Miller at the Forest … [Read more...]

County Seeks Applicants From Fawnskin Area For Commission

Big Bear, Ca, October 27, 2011, 3:00pm - County Supervisor Neil Derry is seeking applicants for the San Bernardino county service area of Fawnskin for board members on the Fawnskin advisory commission.  The Commission was established in 1968 as a way for residents of the community to better communicate with county supervisors.  There are … [Read more...]

GPS Readings to Determine Earthquake Fault Movement

Big Bear, Ca July 15, 2011 8:00 am - Four research scientists visiting Big Bear this weekend won't be seen in the Village or on the lake.  The two teams of geology students are in the Valley to measure earthquake fault movement.  The project headed by Cal State San Bernardino professor of geological sciences Sally McGill, is surveying benchmarks … [Read more...]

Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire Is Back On!


Big Bear, Ca, May 9, 2011, 1:00pm -Due to CalTrans recent announcement concerning the re-opening of  Highway 330 ahead of schedule, the Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire is back on.  Earlier this year, the event was cancelled and the hope was that it would return next year.  However organizers of the Renaissance Faire now say  it will take … [Read more...]