Category: Current News

Power Back to BVES Customers After So Cal Edison Outage

Big Bear Lake, CA , January 13, 20176 – In the past twenty-four hours, more than a foot of fresh snow has landed in the Big Bear region with the unintended consequence of knocking out power early Friday morning to the Big Bear Valley region, impacting thousands of BVES and Southern California Edison customers. SCE crews worked throughout the morning to restore power after an Edison facility was compromised by Friday’s storm, knocking out power to the region. At 3:36 a.m. on Friday, an electrical malfunction occurred at Southern California Edison’s Goldhill substation affecting the SCE power supply line serving Edison and...

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BVCHD To Re-Open Dental Clinic in Big Bear City

Big Bear, CA, January 12, 2017 – Bear Valley Community Healthcare District  announced that they will be partnering with The Center for Oral Health in the re-opening of the Rural Health Clinic to provide dental services to local residents. From 2005 to 2014 the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District provided dental services at the Rural Health Clinic located on West Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear City. However in November 2014, the Board of Directors voted to close the clinic due to financial difficulty facing the District at that time and the movement of many services to the Brenda Boss...

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18 Year Old Arrested for Stabbing in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 11, 2016 – On Sunday, January 8, at approximately 12:40 p.m., deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a call of a stabbing that occurred at a residence on Park Avenue in Big Bear Lake. It was reported that an 18-year-old male had stabbed an adult male relative living in the household following a verbal altercation. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a victim with a laceration to his abdominal area in need of medical attention. The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics from Big Bear Fire, and later transported by helicopter to...

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Robbery in Big Bear Lake May Have Involved Gun Stolen in Tennessee

Big Bear lake, CA, January 10, 2017 – On Saturday, January 7, 2017, at about 12:10 a.m., deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery. The victim identified a residence in the 300 block of Starlight Circle in Big Bear Lake as the location where the crime occurred. While the deputies were conducting their investigation, they searched the interior of the residence on Starlight Circle. During their search, they located a Glock .45 caliber firearm that had been reported stolen out of Tennessee. Deputies also located evidence linking 30 year old Carl Anthony James of Missouri City, Texas to...

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Annual Fitness Testing Ranks Big Bear Firefighters at the Top For Fifth Straight Year

Big Bear, CA, January 5, 2017 – Big Bear Fire Department is recognized as the Most Fit Fire Department in 2016. They have achieved this distinction for five years running from Fitness Appraisal, Inc. Once a year, firefighters are put through an intensive physical fitness screening process. An Exercise Physiologist at FAI tests firefighters with an array of physical fitness testing equipment and blood tests. Big Bear Fire Department has surpassed the ideal standard of 1500 points, topping the rankings for 2016 achieving an average performance score of 1690.8. Each year, FAI determines the Most Fit Fire Department among its...

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