Category: Current News

BBCCSD’s GM Scott Heule Announces Retirement

Big Bear City, CA – Scott Heule, the General Manager of the Big Bear Community Services District since 2014, announced that he will retire from his position as head of the agency on July 21, 2017. During his tenure at the BBCCSD, the district adopted it’s first official agency Mission Statement and five-year strategic plan, and updated it’s branding to help celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary. Heule stated, “It has been a high honor to serve the citizens and visitors of Big Bear City and work with a dedicated Board of Directors and highly professional staff providing water, sewer,...

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Crestline Man Arrested For Torture

Crestline, CA – On Monday, February 27, at approximately 5:30 pm, the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station received a call from a reporting party requesting a welfare check of the victim. The reporting party believed the victim was suffering from great bodily harm and wanted deputies to check on the victim and the suspect, Monte Shultz. Deputies went to Shultz’ residence located on Straight Way in Crestline and contacted both Shultz and the victim. Deputies discovered the victim was suffering from traumatic injuries to her head and facial area. The victim told deputies she was beaten and tortured by Shultz over...

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State Route 18 Scheduled to Close for Work in Crestline

Crestline, CA – Southern California has been hit by several major winter storms in the past month, and the San Bernardino mountain areas have experienced significant precipitation and snow events as a result. These storms produced heavy rock flows that damaged an existing rock barrier on State Route 18. Caltrans is scheduled to begin emergency repairs to the slope drape and rock fence on SR-18 located 0.7 miles east of the SR-18/SR-138 separation near Crestline. The work begins on Monday, February 27, with shoulder closures only. Work hours will be Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. A complete closure...

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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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