P-3 Aerial Firefighting Fleet To Be Revived

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San Bernardino Mountains, CA, February 7, 2015 - Orion Aerial Firefighters is a company dedicated to return the P-3 Orion aircraft to aerial firefighting service. It is currently raising funds to bring these aircraft back to the fleet of air tankers. Dale Head, CEO of Orion Aerial Firefighters, says, "The US Forest service has a shortage of … [Read more...]

Fire Explorers Wanted!

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 4, 2015 -Fire Exploring Post #232 is a local organization for high school and early college age adolescents, designed to help them explore the career field of firefighting.  Operating within a sub-division of the Boy Scouts of America called Learning For Life, Fire Exploring is an after school organization taught by … [Read more...]

Potential Public Exposure to Measles in SBD County

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Big Bear, CA, February 4, 2015 - The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health has confirmed six cases of measles within the County as of February 2, 2015. These cases are either initial exposures or linked as secondary cases in conjunction with the recent outbreak associated with Disneyland. It is possible that County residents may have … [Read more...]

A Busy Month for the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station

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Big Bear, CA, January 28, 2015 - Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on January 27, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff's Station conducted a traffic stop in Sugarloaf. The passenger in the vehicle, a 24 year old white male, was known to deputies to be on active parole. The driver, a 20 year old white male, was found to have an active felony warrant in … [Read more...]

Prescription Drug Drop Box Unveiled Today

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Big Bear Lake, CA, January 22, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff's Station will be unveiling a Prescription Drug Take Back Drop Box today. It will be installed in the County office that formerly housed the Big Bear Division of the San Bernardino County Court. The Drop Box was purchased by the Breakthrough Task Force with private funds donated by members … [Read more...]

STEM Students One Step Closer to National Title in APP Challenge

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Big Bear, CA, January 16, 2015 - It was just announced this morning that Brandon McIlrevy, Sydney Peterson, Madeleine Boone, Luke Hannan, and Mckinley Warren of Nate Haston's Big Bear Middle School STEM class have moved one step closer to having the app they designed become a reality. Last week they found out they won Best in California for the … [Read more...]

This Is Only A Drill

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Big Bear, CA, January 16, 2015 - During the week of January 19-22, the Big Bear Fire Department will be hosting a multi-casualty incident training event. Citizens in Big Bear Valley can expect to see a variety of vehicles and staff from the Big Bear Fire Dept., the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept., and the San Bernardino County Fire … [Read more...]

Middle School STEM Team Earns Best in State Title for Verizon App Challenge

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Big Bear, CA, January 13, 2015 - Five students from Mr. Nate Haston's class at Big Bear Middle school designed a mobile application concept for the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge, and earned the title of Best in State. The Challenge is a national competition in which students design an app concept that addresses a need or problem in their … [Read more...]

Body Found in Lake Positively Identified

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Big Bear Lake, CA, January 9, 2015 - The San Bernardino County Coroner has positively identified the female found in Big Bear Lake on Thursday, January 8, 2015 as missing person Lisa Ann Cimbaluk. Examinations will be conducted in order to determine the cause of death. The investigation is being handled by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's … [Read more...]

Woman’s Body Found in Lake Could be Missing Person

Big Bear Lake, CA  January 8, 2015 -  According to Cindy Bachman, Public Information Officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, the body of a woman was found in the frozen waters of the South Shore area of Big Bear Lake today.  Authorities are in the recovery process awaiting the arrival of the San Bernardino Coroner to identify … [Read more...]