John Grandi Passed Away September 3rd


Big Bear Lake, CA. September 4, 2012 - Newspaper columnist John Grandi passed away at Bear Valley Hospital on Monday, September 3, 2012. John was a legend in Big Bear Valley. More details will be released as they become available. … [Read more...]

Delmar Fire Near Bertha Peak

Holcomb Valley, CA, September 3, 2012 [Updated] - Firefighters have been able to keep the Delmar Fire from spreading. The blaze was reported at about 2:15pm this afternoon. The small Vegetation Fire near Bertha Peak in the Holcomb Valley area, was about 4 miles Northwest of Big Bear City has burned about 2 acres. The Forest Service initiated a … [Read more...]

Highway 330 Closed For Roadwork


Running Springs, CA, August 30, 2012 - Roadwork is taking place today on SR 330 and the road is closed in both directions. According to CalTrans, scheduled roadwork will continue until approximately 3pm today. SR 330 is closed from Highland Avenue to Live Oak. Use alternate routes and expect travel delays. … [Read more...]

Flash Floods Near Forest Falls And Mill Creek


Forest Falls, CA, August 17, 2012, 4:00pm - Flash flooding has been reported this afternoon in the Mill Creek area and Valley of the Falls Drive, in Forest Falls. Fire officials said the mud flow was about five feet deep. Highway 38 remains open. Flash flooding occurs along roadways, around underpasses, in normally dry washes and low lying areas. … [Read more...]

Small Vegetation Fire Near Erwin Lake


Erwin Lake, CA, August 15, 2012, 3:00pm - With a full response including air attack, firefighters quickly knocked down a small vegetation fire in the Erwin Lake Area near Deadman’s Ridge Road this afternoon. The fire burned less than one acre, no structures were threatened. Firefighters have a hose lay around the fire at this time.   … [Read more...]

Fowler Guilty Of Murder, Arson In 2003 Old Fire Trial


San Bernardino, CA, August 15,2012, 1:00pm - A jury has found Rickie Lee Fowler guilty of all first-degree murder and arson charges for lighting the 2003 Old Fire in Waterman Canyon, in the foothills above San Bernardino. The jury also found the special circumstances true, meaning the trial will now move into the penalty phase to determine if … [Read more...]

Well Known Valley Resident Ron Seymour Passed Away At Home


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 14, 2012, 12:45pm - Popular, Long-Time Big Bear Valley resident Ron Seymour, known as Round Town Ron, passed away at his home early this morning. Ron was born in 1929, and recently he was receiving hospice care at his home. Ron Seymour started Big Bear News before selling it to KBHR, and he was a local entrepreneur in the … [Read more...]

Please Conserve Electricity, FlexAlert Issued


Sacramento, CA, August 13, 2012, 1:00pm - State officials have called a Flex Alert and are asking for everyone’s help. Please turn off unnecessary home and workplace lights and adjust thermostats to 78 degrees or higher. A Statewide FlexAlert has been called effective immediately, from today, August 13, ending tomorrow, Tuesday, August 14 at … [Read more...]

Save Energy – FlexAlert Today


Big Bear City, CA, August 10, 2012, 12:30pm - [UPDATE] - Due to changing weather conditions, the FlexAlert has been shortened to one day, today only until 6pm. It was originally issued for three days including the weekend.   [ORIGINAL STORY] - Big Bear City, CA, August 10, 2012, noon - A FlexAlert has been issued by the California … [Read more...]

One Lane Closed On Highway 38


Angelus Oaks, CA, August 8, 2012, 3:00pm - There is one lane closed on SR 38 above Angelus Oaks near Glass Road to Seven Oaks - due to a report of a fire -  heavy rain and lightening is also being experienced on mountain routes and there have been some falling rocks reported, according to Terri Kasinga at CalTrans. Motorists are advised to travel … [Read more...]