Category: Current News

Planning For Future Fire Services Protection: Big Bear Fire Wants Your Opinion

Big Bear, CA – Big Bear Fire Department is planning for the future. The Department is in the process of conducting a master planning study to develop a Fire Protection Master Plan for the Big Bear Valley. The study will help the Department and its governing board evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of current fire services and develop a plan for the future. A survey has been developed for community input as a part of the study process. Fire Chief Jeff Willis invites the community to participate in this important study stating, “Fire Protection Master Planning is an important process...

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Man Follows Girlfriend Over Cliff in Suicide Attempt

Running Springs, CA – On February 18, 2016, at approximately 9:00 am, Arrowhead Area officers responded to the scene of a suspected traffic collision on SR-18 at the 4000 foot level. Ms. Jennifer Mae Shipcott, a 45 year old resident of Riverside, California, was driving her vehicle southbound on SR-18. For an unknown reason, Ms. Shipcott drove her vehicle into a turnout at the 4000 foot level, over the south curb edge of the turnout and went down a steep hillside. Her vehicle overturned several times before coming to rest on its left side in the number two lane of...

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UPDATE 2/23 10:00AM: In Custody Death Investigation of Male Arrested for Sexual Molestation of a Minor; Additional Victims Suspected

UPDATE: On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 4:20 a.m., the jail deputy was conducting his observation logs when he saw Todd hanging from the bars of his cell, with his shoelaces tied around his neck. The deputy quickly cut the shoelaces from his neck and called for medical aid. Medical personnel responded and pronounced Todd dead at the scene. Todd was housed alone in the cell. Sheriff’s Homicide Detail responded and are conducting the investigation. Riverside County Coroner will conduct the autopsy to determine the cause of death. Big Bear City, CA – At approximately 1:20 p.m. yesterday, Detectives and Deputies...

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SIBBV “Live Your Dream” Awards

Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley celebrated five local women at the annual “Live Your Dream” Awards which provide scholarships for education and training in the applicant’s field of choice.  The February 16th ceremony presented a $1500 scholarship to Valarie Gonzalez as Soroptimist International’s Big Bear 2017 “Live Your Dream” Award Winner. Additionally, recipients Kathryn Haatvedt, Angela Sakai, Johanna Sanders and Sara Schreiber each received $1000 scholarships.  The “Live Your Dream” scholarship program provides monetary assistance to women who are the primary source of financial support for their families, while working towards a college degree or completion of a...

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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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