Category: ALERTS/Breaking Big Bear News

Start Smart Class for Young Drivers

Running Springs, CA, September 15, 2016 – On Friday September 16th, 2016, at 5:30 P.M., the California Highway Patrol will be presenting a Start Smart Class at the Arrowhead CHP Area Office. The Arrowhead CHP Area Office is located on Highway 18 in Running Springs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Office of Traffic Safety, over 68,000 teens have died in car crashes in the last decade. The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents or guardians. The goal of the class is to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities associated with...

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Charlotte Haston Crowned Miss Big Bear 2017

Big Bear, CA September 11th, 2016 – Last night, September 10th at the Performing Arts Center in Big Bear Lake, Charlotte Haston was crowned Miss Big Bear 2017. The Miss Big Bear pageant always grants the winners college scholarship money.  This year, first runner up went to Mary Olsen, second runner up is Jessica Lehner, third runner up went to Luz Uribe, and fourth runner up was Payton Cawley. Charlotte Haston says “I am so grateful and blessed to have so many people supporting me through this experience.  I am hoping to inspire young girls like previous queens have done for...

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Full Closures on Arctic Circle to Begin in October

Big Bear, CA, September 9, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, will close State Route 18 in the “Arctic Circle” Monday through Friday, October 3, to October 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No closures are scheduled for Friday, October 14. The closure limits are between Snow Valley Mountain Resort and Big Bear Dam. The full closure will take place during daytime hours due to safety considerations and additional work. Caltrans will be completing annual routine maintenance in preparation for winter. Some of the work items that will be completed are: rock climbing and bank scaling, turnout clearance, drain cleaning, and...

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Victims of Grand Theft During the Bluecut Fire Ask for the Public’s Assistance

Big Bear, CA, September 8, 2016 – On August 17, 2016, Michael and Crystal Armstrong were contacted by deputies from the Central Patrol Station and instructed to evacuate their property due to the approaching Blue Cut fire. The fire at that time was not contained and was posing a direct threat to them. The victims adhered to the recommendation of the deputies and evacuated from their home for their safety. After leaving their home, the Armstrongs were watching the news coverage of the fire in their area when they saw an interview done by a reporter for Channel 9 News. The...

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