Category: Community

ALERT: Credit Card Skimming Operation in Big Bear

3/23 UPDATE:REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station continues to receive a high volume of reports of fraudulent credit card use. They are currently working with a Specialized Division of the Sheriff’s Department and financial institutions including banks and credit card companies to pinpoint the source of the fraud. If you live in or recently visited the Big Bear area and have been a victim of fraudulent charges on your bank or credit card, you are urged to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station to make a report. Reported information greatly assists them as they develop investigative...

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Financial Assistance Available to Forest Landowners

Big Bear, CA – Over the last several years California has experienced abnormally dry conditions. These conditions have fueled wildfires that are challenging our natural resources. The Natural Resources Conservation Service has federal funding for forestland owners that are experiencing dead trees, trees threatened by beetles and other pests, and thick understory that poses wildfire risk. On Saturday, March 18th, at the Big Bear Discovery Center from 9:00 – 11:00am, there will be an opportunity to learn more about forest health and opportunities to apply for funding to protect your forestland. There will be representatives from several agencies such as...

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BVUSD Board Meeting

At last night’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley was recognized for their continued support of Bear Valley schools.  Soroptimist President, Cindy Caretto, presented the district with a check for $8,920.00 to be used to purchase security cameras at the Big Bear Middle School.  Middle School STEAM Program students presented to the Board after winning three categories in the Rube Goldberg competition on March 4th placing third overall and receiving the Creative Spark Award and the Teamwork Award.  Students collaborated to create a complex machine incorporating a mechanical device...

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Big Bear Fire Conducts Live Fire Survival Training

Big Bear, CA – There is no call more challenging to fire ground operations than the MAYDAY call — the unthinkable moment when a firefighter’s personal safety is in imminent danger. Firefighter fatality data shows that firefighters becoming trapped and disoriented represent the largest portion of structural fire ground fatalities. During the month of March, members of Big Bear Fire Department will complete life-saving training through the Fire Ground Survival program created by the International Association of Firefighters. This program provides step-by- step tools for the firefighter if they become lost, disoriented, injured, low on air, trapped, or are leading...

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Air Rescue 307 Finds Injured Hiker After Activation of Personal GPS Locator Device

Lake Arrowhead, CA – On Wednesday, March 8th, members of the Sheriff’s Department Emergency Operations Division received information regarding an injured hiker in the Pinnacles area of Lake Arrowhead. The Office of Emergency Services for the State of California received an activation from an In-Reach personal locator device. The activation included text messages, which said the victim, William Simpson, a 67 year old man from Santa Monica, had fallen while hiking and was suffering from injuries. The crew of San Bernardino County Air Rescue 7 was requested to assist. The crew responded to the location using the GPS coordinates provided...

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