State Route 18 Closure Scheduled For Winter Weather Preparation


UPDATE!! CHANGE OF TIME OF CLOSURE. AS OF OCTOBER 2, 2015 CALTRANS IS REPORTING THAT THE CLOSURE IS NOW SCHEDULED AS A DAYTIME EVENT. HIGHWAY 18 WILL BE CLOSED FROM 8:00 AM TILL 4:00 PM, OCTOBER 12 TO OCTOBER 29, 2015.  ORIGINAL REPORT Big Bear, CA September 21, 2015 - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), will close State … [Read more...]

Hear The Beep Where You Sleep


Big Bear, CA, October 4, 2015 - Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!? This is the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015. Studies show that half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to … [Read more...]

Comb Fire – Holcomb Valley


Big Bear, CA September 27, 2015 - *Update 1:35pm, September 27, 2015 - Van Dusen Canyon road (3N09) has been re-opened, it was closed earlier today due to the “Comb” fire.   A total of 80 personnel were assigned to the fire along with the 9 engines, 1 crew, 2 water tenders, 3 helicopters, 2 air tankers and one air attack plane.  With … [Read more...]

Fatal Watercraft incident on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA September 8, 2015 - A fatal watercraft incident on labor Day was reported shortly after 4:30 pm on Monday September 7th.  The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station and officers of the Municipal Water District Lake Patrol responded to the distress call at Papoose Bay on Big Bear Lake.  Witnesses described what they thought was a life … [Read more...]

Summit Fire


Big Cear, CA, 8/28/15 UPDATE - Due to more accurate mapping, the acreage burned has been decreased to 55 acres and is now 75% contained. Big Bear, Ca, 8/26/15, 10:00am UPDATE - Fire personnel have increased the containment of the Summit Fire to 50% today with the size of the fire remaining at 100 acres. Big Bear, Ca, 8/25/15, 1:10pm … [Read more...]

The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated


Big Bear, CA, July 9, 2015, 11:40am - The Lake Fire has remained at approximately 31,359 acres in size and is 98% contained and is being managed by Jason Winbigler’s Type 3 Team from the San Bernardino National Forest. The fire behavior is currently minimal with heavy fuels smoldering within the perimeter.  Smoke may be visible, however it is … [Read more...]

Overturned Truck on Highway 38 Forces Full Closure


Angelus Oaks, CA June 6, 2015 - Shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a big rig carrying lumber overturned on Highway 38 approximately 5 miles east of Angelus Oaks. As a result, there is a hard closure in place on Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. The closure is anticipated to last 4-6 hours. Information will be updated as it … [Read more...]

Traffic Delays and Hard Road Closures – Amgen Tour of California – Friday, May 15th – Big Bear Lake to Fawnskin – Ending 4:00 PM


Big Bear Lake, CA - May 15, 2015 - Traffic Delays and Hard Road Closures - Amgen Tour of California - Friday, May 15th - Big Bear Lake.   Click on the story for route maps.  Be prepared for travel disruptions on Friday, May 15th, 2015 for Stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California.   Regardless of the possibility of wet weather, hundreds of … [Read more...]

Human Remains Found on Forest Trail Identified


Big Bear, CA, April 7, 2015 - As previously reported, on March 27, 2015, a hiker found what he believed to be human remains in the forested area North of Myrtle Avenue and North Shore Drive in Big Bear City. Detectives from the Big Bear Sheriff's Station responded to the scene and confirmed the remains as human. The Coroner's Office has … [Read more...]

Bridge Replacement Work Begins on State Route 38


Big Bear, CA, April 3, 2015 - Caltrans has started work on SR-38 to rehabilitate the Hathaway Creek Bridge near Barton Flats.The project will replace the bridge deck and approach slabs, and upgrade the pavement and bridge rails. The project will also improve drainage, grind existing pavement, and retrofit the bridge abutment with … [Read more...]