Inland Empire Man Convicted of Threatening to Kill Federal Officer


Big Bear, CA November 2, 2015 - An Inland Empire man, Richard Latka, 56, of Hemet, was convicted of threatening to kill a Federal Forest Service Officer who came to the man’s home to ask about trash dumped in the San Bernardino National Forest.  According to the evidence, the Officer went to Latka's residence in October 2014 to investigate. … [Read more...]

BBFD Curbside Chipping Program is a Great Success


Big Bear, CA, October 23, 2015 - The Big Bear Fire Department would like thank the entire Big Bear Valley for their efforts keeping our community healthy by creating defensible space utilizing the Curbside Chipping Program which has now officially ended for the season. 1,215 community members participated in the program and more than 387 tons of … [Read more...]

P-3 Aerial Firefighting Fleet To Be Revived

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San Bernardino Mountains, CA, February 7, 2015 - Orion Aerial Firefighters is a company dedicated to return the P-3 Orion aircraft to aerial firefighting service. It is currently raising funds to bring these aircraft back to the fleet of air tankers. Dale Head, CEO of Orion Aerial Firefighters, says, "The US Forest service has a shortage of … [Read more...]

“Celebrate Your Love” of Nature at the Discovery Center

Fawnskin, CA, February 4, 2014 - The Southern California Mountains Foundation is presenting a "Celebrate Your Love" Benefit for the Discovery Center this Saturday, February 8th, at the Discovery Center, as a culmination of their holiday fund raising campaign to raise the $25,000 needed to continue the high level of service, programming and … [Read more...]

Forest Visitors to be Surveyed on Activities and Satisfaction

Big Bear Valley, CA, October 4, 2013 - Federal furloughs notwithstanding, the San Bernardino National Forest will be participating in a one-year visitor survey called the National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM). This survey process, done in partnership with the University of California at San Marcos, will be conducted  through September 30, … [Read more...]

Prescribed Burn Near Angelus Oaks Resumes

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 11, 2013 - According to the Forest Service a prescribed burn will take place today in the area just north of Angelus Oaks. Smoke will be visible in the area. … [Read more...]

Prescribed Fire Near Angelus Oaks Delayed To Wednesday

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 9, 2013 - The prescribed fire planned for Tuesday near Angelus Oaks has been delayed to Wednesday April 10 due to unfavorable conditions. Firefighters will continue to assess the weather and resources before starting the burn project. … [Read more...]

US Forest Service Prescribed Burn

Seven Oaks, CA, March 26, 2013 - Smoke may be visible today (Tuesday, March 26) near Glass Road and Highway 38 near Seven Oaks. The US Forest service wants the public to know that a prescribed burn will be taking place today, so you may see smoke in the area. … [Read more...]

Pile Burning Today

Seven Oaks, CA, March 20, 2013 - Smoke may be visible today (Wednesday, March 20) near Glass Road and Highway 38. The US Forest service wants the public to know that pile and debris burning will take place today, so you may see smoke in the area. … [Read more...]

Pile Burn Near Sugarloaf Planned For Today

Sugarloaf, CA, March 12, 2013 - The US Forest Service will burn slash and debris piles along State Route 38 near Sugarloaf today, weather and conditions permitting. Smoke will be visible to motorists and the area. This is part of the on-going South Big Bear Fuels Reduction Project. … [Read more...]