Thursday’s Assault Suspect Arrested

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 24, 2014 -During the course of follow up investigation, deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station identified the suspect of yesterday’s suspicious circumstances as 59-year-old Nelson Nodar.  Shortly after noon today, deputies contacted Nodar at his residence in Sugarloaf.  Nodar was taken into custody without … [Read more...]

Sara Russ Resigns as BVCHD Board President

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 24, 2014 - In a letter addressed to the Board of Directors of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District dated October 20, 2014, Sara Russ announced her resignation as President of the Board, effective immediately. According to Russ, her husband recently accepted a teaching position at a local college, which … [Read more...]

Assault Suspect Being Sought Near High School

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 23, 2014 –  Today at approximately 2:30 p.m., deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of suspicious circumstances occurring in the vicinity of Big Bear High School.  An unknown Hispanic male adult riding a beach cruiser-style bicycle attempted to grab a 16-year-old female student by the arm … [Read more...]

County In Preparation for Possible Ebola Cases

San Bernardino, CA, October 23, 2014 -  San Bernardino County’s Department of Public Health Officer, Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare told the County Board of Supervisors that even though there have not been any confirmed cases of Ebola in California, the San Bernardino County is prepared.  As an infectious disease, the Ebola virus symptoms may appear … [Read more...]

Angels Camp Reservoir Construction Complete

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 22, 2014 - On October 17, construction was completed on the Angels Camp Reservoir, adding gravity storage for operational efficiency and fire protection in the Sugarloaf system. Gravity storage eliminates the need for round-the-clock operation of the Barton and Magnolia Booster Stations in Sugarloaf that will now only be … [Read more...]

Big Bear Hosting Amgen Tour of California 2015 Time Trial

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Big Bear Lake, Ca October 21, 2014 - As anticipated, the Amgen Tour of California announced that Big Bear will be a time trial stage stop on Friday May 15, 2015.   Although there have been many time trials at high altitude, what makes this event special for Big Bear Lake is that the start and finish for this stage will be in and around the Big … [Read more...]

Fatal Airplane Crash in Dry Grout Bay

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Fawnskin, CA October 20, 2014 - An Aircraft incident in the Fawnskin area was reported this morning at 10:48.  The single engine Sonex came to rest in the dry lake bed of Grout Bay near windy point.  The pilot who was the only person on board was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.  The plane is registered to a person in Northern California … [Read more...]

Great ShakeOut Reminds Us To Prepare

Big Bear, CA, October, 17, 2014 - Yesterday at 10:16 a.m., over 665,000 people in San Bernardino County participated in the Great California ShakeOut by practicing DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON. The old advice of getting in a doorway during an earthquake is no longer valid. Doorways are no stronger than any other part of the structure, so it's best to … [Read more...]

Cessna Crash Near Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA - October 16, 2014 - A plane crash was reported around 2 pm this afternoon just south of Highway 18 in the Arctic Circle area near Glory Ridge.  At that time the road was closed for repairs.  By 2:30 emergency crews were on scene as well as Forest Service fire personnel as a safeguard.  The plane was reported to be a single … [Read more...]

Health Care District Hires New COO-CFO

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Big Bear Lake, CA, October 16, 2014 - BVCHD Board of Directors announced Monday that effective immediately, the District has hired Wade Sturgeon to assume the position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Sturgeon has been serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer for the District since August 20. According to Sara Russ, … [Read more...]

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