Category: ALERTS/Breaking Big Bear News

Storm Event Causes Major Damage in the Cajon Pass

San Bernardino, CA – The California Department of Transportation is informing the traveling public that a section of southbound Interstate 15 collapsed Friday evening, February 17, during an epic storm event.  A dry creek bed that runs along the southbound side of the interstate overflowed and washed away the rock slope protection below the roadbed.  It then eroded the lower slope and caused the shoulder and number 5 lane to collapse for a 200 foot section of the route. A $3 million project was authorized to begin emergency repairs to I-15. Caltrans Construction engineers and Maintenance crews devised a plan to restripe lanes on southbound I-15 to allow four lanes of traffic to motorists while the repairs take place. The contractor will work behind k-rail to repair the fallen roadbed and damaged slope. This will allow a longer period of time to make permanent, rather than temporary repairs, with concrete instead of asphalt. THE LANES IN THIS SECTION OF I-15 WILL BE REDUCED IN SIZE FROM THE NORMAL WIDTH.  MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO REDUCE THEIR SPEED THROUGH THE WORK ZONE AND DRIVE FOR THOSE CONDITIONS.  BE ALERT AND DO NOT CHANGE LANES THORUGH THE RESTRIPED PORTION OF...

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Motorcycle Accident With Major Injuries Below Running Springs

Running Springs, CA – On Thursday, February 9, at approximately 3:40 pm, Arrowhead Area officers responded to the scene of a traffic accident on SR-330, south of Lower Fredalba Road. Mr. Robert Thompson, 34 years old, and a resident of El Paso, Texas, was riding a yellow, 2003, Victory Freedom Motorcycle, southbound on SR-330, south of Lower Fredalba Road. Mr. Thompson lost control of his motorcycle which overturned onto its left side. Mr. Thompson was ejected from his motorcycle and consequently collided with an adjacent wood/metal guardrail. He was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center with an altered level...

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BVUSD Board to Conduct Interviews to Fill Vacant Seat

Big Bear, CA, January 30, 2017 – At the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, which is Wednesday, February 1st, during open session, the Governing Board will conduct interviews of the three qualifying candidates who applied for the current vacant position on the Governing Board.  The three candidates include Stirling Elliott, Barry Roth and Sudie Smartt.  The vacant position was created by the resignation of former board member Paul Zamoyta.  Following the interviews, the Board will take action to appoint the new member by a majority vote immediately followed by the administration of oath to...

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UPDATE The Search has concluded for Missing 20 Year Old, Dawson Hartwig

UPDATE:  On Sunday, January 29, 2017 at approximately 1:10 a.m., Sheriff’s Dive Team members continued their search of Lake Arrowhead and located a deceased male in about 30 feet of water near the Yacht Club. The Coroner responded and confirmed the victim was Dawson Hartwig. INCIDENT: Missing Person/Search and Rescue LOCATION: 200 block of Burnt Mill Rd., Lake Arrowhead VICTIM: Dawson Hartwig, 20 years old 6’4”, 160 lbs., Blonde hair, Brown eyes Last seen wearing: White shirt, Khaki pants, Snow boots, Beanie hat On Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:44 a.m. friends of Dawson’s contacted the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s...

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Be Careful in the Backcountry

Mount Baldy, CA, January 27, 2017 – On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, 4 people had to be rescued by hoist via helicopter in two separate incidents in the Mount Baldy area. On Wednesday, January 25, Sally Morley, 61years old of Temecula and Ellen Coleman, 63 years old of Riverside were hiking down a snow-packed ridgeline into San Antonio Canyon at the 8500’ level. Despite having appropriate snow hiking gear, they realized the terrain was too steep and the snow was turning to ice. They were unable to climb out from their location and were in need of...

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