Acosta Bankruptcy Halts Property Auction

Big Bear City, CA 2/28/2014 6:30 pm  - According to owner of A.J. Acosta Tree Service, Andy Acosta today filed personal and business bankruptcy in federal court.  This has resulted in halting the auction of his property on North Shore for now, which was scheduled to begin Saturday March 1, 2014.  According to Mr. Acosta, federal bankruptcy was … [Read more...]

Action Alert: Community Collecting Money for Typhoon Victims

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Big Bear Lake, CA, November 14, 2013 - With thousands in the Philippines killed by Typhoon Haiyan and millions more running out of food, water and other essentials, local donations for victims are now being requested. Staff at the RE/MAX Big Bear offices are collecting checks to submit to the Inland Empire Red Cross for relief efforts in the … [Read more...]

Widespread Power Outage, Tree Branches Blamed

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Big Bear Valley, CA October 2, 2013 - A widespread power outage affected most of the Big Bear Valley this morning.  It was described by a Big Bear Firefighter as a minor tree branch issue.  Although minor it was on a critical line in Big Bear City near Greenway.  It took about an hour to restore power to the majority of the valley, with some … [Read more...]

Major Structure Fire At Riffenburgh Lumber Yard

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Big Bear Lake, CA September 29, 2013 9:00 am - A major structure fire was reported Sunday morning around 7:00 am burning at the Riffenburgh Lumber property.  Two structures near the rear of the property on the north end were fully engulfed in flames as the Big Bear Fire department arrived.  Both structures could be considered a total loss. … [Read more...]

Grays Fire in Mop-Up Stage

Fawnskin, CA, July 25, 2013 1:00 p.m. - A hand crew and water dropping helicopters are in the mop-up phase of the Grays Incident near Butler Peak, west of Fawnskin. The spot fire was originally reported around 10:oo this morning as being caused by a plane crash, but the cause was later corrected to be a likely lightning snag from recent storms. … [Read more...]

Mill Fire at 200+ Acres

Mentone, CA, June 28, 2013 - The Mill Fire is up to at least 200 acres near the Mill Creek Ranger Station. Some structures have been lost in Mentone and evacuations are in effect there; there is no threat to the Big Bear Valley. Motorists are allowed out of Big Bear via Highway 38, but should expect delays at the bottom of the mountain due to … [Read more...]

Crews Fight “Mill Fire” off Highway 38 (Corrected)

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, June 28, 2013 - At around 2:00 p.m. Friday, the CHP reported a fire on a hillside near the junction of Route 38 and Bryant Street.  Official say there are no threats to homes or the forest at this time, but Caltrans reports there is a closure from Garnet Road to Bryant Street in Mentone. Motorists are still … [Read more...]

Body of Karen Dalman positively identified

Baldwin Lake, CA, May 22, 2013 - Coroner investigators confirmed today that  the deceased woman found May 18 near Crystal Mountain was indeed missing person Karen Dalman.  The identity was confirmed through fingerprints. On May 16 at 7:00 a.m., Erwin Lake resident Bruce Jackson reported Karen Dalman missing, told investigators the two had been … [Read more...]

Dog in missing person’s case may have been found

Baldwin Lake, CA, May 17, 2013 - Law enforcement officers are bringing Bruce Jackson to the Cactus Flats area to identify a dog matching the description of the runaway dog that caused him to be separated from another hiker. Jackson reported yesterday to the Big Bear Sheriff's Station that he had been separated from his friend, … [Read more...]

Arrests made in Taco Bell Burglary

Big Bear City, May 4, 2013 - An employee of Community Market in Big Bear City is credited with tipping off the Big Bear Sheriff's Station in the case of an armed robbery. On the night of April 29, a masked gunman forced his way into the local Taco Bell and escaped with several hundred dollars from the cash drawers. On the morning of May 1, the … [Read more...]