The Road to Big Bear


Big Bear, CA, April 26, 2014 - The first road into the San Bernardino Mountains, which was really just a trail, was built by the Mormons in 1852 and ascended Waterman Canyon. Big Bear Lake was created in 1885 and the only way up, other than a pack trail up Santa Ana Canyon, was a long arduous trip up Cushenbury Grade. To get to the Grade, visitors … [Read more...]

Teens: Beat the Stats by Starting Smart

Running Springs, CA, March 21, 2014 - A poor decision behind the wheel can take lives in an instant. In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans aged 15 to 20. The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Start Smart program is an effort to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities of driving a motor … [Read more...]

Film Crews May Impact Travel Today

Running Springs, CA, November 30, 2012 - There could be occasional traffic delays today on SR 18 and SR 247. Terri Kasinga at CalTrans says two film permits have been approved for today. Intermittent closures on SR 18 in Running Springs near Panorama are scheduled to take place, weather permitting, between 9am and 3pm. Temporary closures have also … [Read more...]

Emergency Services Day

Running Springs, CA, October 11, 2012, 6am - The Running Springs Fire Department and CHP will team up with other Emergency Services agencies to host “Emergency Services Day” for community residents and guests on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10am until 2pm.  Emergency equipment displays and demonstrations will take place along Hilltop … [Read more...]

Fatal Accident In Running Springs

Running Springs, CA, September 20, 2012, 7:30am - A two-vehicle accident in Running Springs yesterday killed one person and resulted in the closure of Highway 18 until 9:55 pm, according to the CHP. The accident occurred at about 5:30pm at the intersection of Live Oak Drive and Highway 18 in Running Springs. A gray SUV and a Verizon utility truck … [Read more...]

Cal Fire To Place Engines On Mountain Top


San Bernardino, CA June 27, 2012, 3:00pm - The CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit is putting fire engines and personnel in the San Bernardino Mountains with a target date of July 2, 2012. The last time CAL FIRE resources were stationed in the San Bernardino Mountains was a decade ago when CAL FIRE joined with the U.S. Forest Service/San Bernardino … [Read more...]

Planned Closure Of Highway 330


Running Springs, CA, March 20, 2012, noon - If your commute takes you up or down Highway 330, then you might have to make alternate plans for two days next week. According to CalTrans, Highway 330 will be closed on March 28 & 29 from Highland Avenue to Running Springs. The road will be closed both days from 9am until 2pm for Spanish Broom … [Read more...]

Start Smart Program


Running Springs, CA, March 20, 2012, noon - Classes for Start Smart begin next week. The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents.  The goal of the class is to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle.  The class will also show how … [Read more...]

Small Earthquakes Centered in Running Springs

Big Bear, Ca, May 27, 2011, 5:00pm - A string of small earthquakes has occurred today in the 4 o’clock hour.  The largest was a 3.8 and was centered in the Running Springs area.  Zenah Smith, owner of the Enchanted Crystal in Running Springs told KBHR that no damage occurred at her shop, which carries delicate crystal products.  Seven … [Read more...]