Category: Recreation

California First Responder Day Event to Be Held at Snow Valley Mountain Resort

Running Springs, CA – The Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council and State Senator Mike Morrell invite the community to participate in a day of recognition for local emergency personnel at the inaugural California First Responder Day at Snow Valley Mountain Resort. First responders and their families, as well as the community, are encouraged to attend this special event. There will be opportunities for kids to explore fire trucks, ambulance and police vehicles. While meeting first responders there will also be demonstrations, safety information and special visits by Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog. Food vendors will also be onsite. Senate...

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It’s Hot Dawgz and Handrails Time Again

Big Bear, CA – The forecast at Bear Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 23, calls for 100 percent chance of snow, groomed to perfection for the 14th annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails. One of the most influential and innovative events in the snowboarding industry, some of the world’s best riders will be competing on a one-of-a-kind rail jam course designed and built by Bear Mountain’s renowned park staff. There will be an exclusive screening of the new TransWorld SNOWboarding film, Arcadia, and live performances by Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Andrew W.K., DJ Snoopadelic, and Method Man & Redman. It’s no wonder why...

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Film Festival in Big Bear

Big Bear, CA – Festival Angaelica returns to Big Bear this week.  The festival brings independent filmmakers from around the world showcasing over 160 films.  The film screenings and live music events are free to attend.  For the last ten years, Festival founders, Breven Warren and Tim Udall, have combined film, art, music and nature bringing the festival to Big Bear last year.  Events are scheduled  starting Monday, September 18th through Sunday the 24th.  Film screenings and live music events will be held both indoors and out.  Outdoor events will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Meadow’s Edge Picnic...

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Personal Emergency Transmitter Leads to Rescue of Hiker

Mt. Baldy, CA – On Sunday, September 3rd, San Bernardino County Dispatch received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center about a subject that was in distress in the San Bernardino Mountains near Mt. Baldy. The I.E.R.C.C. monitor personal emergency transmitters often carried by hikers, which allow them to send distress signals that can include their location in degrees of latitude and longitude. Some devices are also capable of transmitting text messages. Using a Garmin inReach, 48 year old Marina Del Rey resident Michael Patchen sent a distress signal with a text stating that he was sliding down the side of the mountain and needed help. The sheriff’s desert patrol helicopter, 40King6, quickly responded to the area and located Patchen at the coordinates received via the inReach device. He was located at around the 8,500 foot level in very steep inaccessible terrain. Due to his location, the crew requested the Sheriff’s rescue helicopter to perform a hoist rescue. Air Rescue 306 responded to the scene and lowered an Air Medic approximately 100 feet down to Patchen. Patchen was placed into a rescue harness, hoisted up to the helicopter and flown to waiting ground units. Patchen sustained only superficial...

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Boaters Can Help Fight Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Labor Day Weekend

Big Bear, CA – California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Labor Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web and ultimately impact native and sport fish communities. These mussels spread from one body of water to another by attaching to watercraft, equipment and nearly anything that has been in an infested waterbody. To prevent the spread of these mussels and other aquatic invasive species, people launching vessels at any...

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