Golf Fire In Moonridge Area Contained

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 5, 2012, noon - Fire crews remain on scene this afternoon at the Golf Fire, a small, slow moving vegetation fire that was reported in the Moonridge Area east of Villa Grove this morning. John Miller of the US Forest Service told Big Bear News the small vegetation fire was east of Villa Grove down in a canyon and was less … [Read more...]

Grant Awarded To Discovery Center’s Nature Explore Classroom


Fawnskin, CA, March 26, 2012, noon - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the USDA’s continuing commitment to get kids outdoors and connected to the natural world around them with $1 million in cost-share funding from the US Forest Service to enhance children’s programs in 18 states. Some of the Forest Service grant funding will be … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake City Council Meeting Tonight

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 14, 2011, 8:00am - The Big Bear Lake City Council will meet in regular session tonight at 6:30pm in Hofert Hall. The council will get an update from the San Bernardino National Forest on US Forest Service activities in the area. On the consent calendar the council will consider an agreement with AEG for Big Bear Lake to … [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...]

Holcomb Fire Update: Crews Working on Hot Spots

Big Bear, Ca, August 11, 2011, 10:00am - The Holcomb Fire that started at 1:27pm on Tuesday August 9th has been contained, and fire crews remain on scene working on putting out a hospots in the 7 acre area that was affected.  According to John Miller with the US Forest Service the older trees that were effected can hold alot of heat like a large … [Read more...]

Jody Noiron Named New Forest Supervisor

San Bernardino, Ca, October 12, 2010, 3:00pm - USDA Forest Service Regional Forester Randy Moore announced on October 8th that Jody Noiron is the new Forest Supervisor for the San Bernardino National Forest in southern California. Noiron is currently the Forest Supervisor of the adjacent Angeles National Forest, where she has held that post for ten … [Read more...]