Category: Environment

CAL FIRE Hand-Crews Clear Hydrants Buried by Winter Storms

Big Bear, CA, February 2, 2017 – Big Bear Fire Department and CAL FIRE have teamed up to clear fire hydrants buried by last week’s series of big storms. Beginning, Monday, January 30, 2017, CAL FIRE put hand-crews on the streets of Big Bear Valley helping dig out the hydrants buried under huge berms of ice and snow. These hand-crews, dressed in orange jump suits, are part of the same inmate program CAL FIRE uses to battle wild fires. Big Bear Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshal Nick Bruinsma stated, “The digging out will begin where road departments have completed its...

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Be Careful in the Backcountry

Mount Baldy, CA, January 27, 2017 – On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, 4 people had to be rescued by hoist via helicopter in two separate incidents in the Mount Baldy area. On Wednesday, January 25, Sally Morley, 61years old of Temecula and Ellen Coleman, 63 years old of Riverside were hiking down a snow-packed ridgeline into San Antonio Canyon at the 8500’ level. Despite having appropriate snow hiking gear, they realized the terrain was too steep and the snow was turning to ice. They were unable to climb out from their location and were in need of...

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Caltrans Prepares for Storms and You Should Too

Big Bear, CA, January 19, 2017 – During this series of winter storms, Caltrans’ crews will be working 24/7 monitoring state routes and keeping roadways open and clear. Snow levels could drop as low as 4,000′ during the next few days. Crews across the state have been preparing by plowing snow off of state routes, clearing culverts and drains, pumping water from roadways, cutting dead trees, removing boulders, and working inches from moving vehicles while trying to keep highways and freeways clear of debris. According to Caltrans’ Director, “Caltrans will continue its dedication towards keeping roadways open and will be...

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Mitsubishi Cement Corporation Open House

Lucerne Valley, CA, January 17, 2017 – The Mitsubishi Cement Corporation, located on Highway 18 in Lucerne Valley, is having an Open House on Thursday, January 19th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. This will be an educational and informative gathering for individuals interested in learning more about the South Quarry Project. The leadership team and consultants will be sharing the progress made thus far, and will be available to answer questions. Please wear casual clothing and closed toe shoes. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP, call Susan Patane at (909)809-0015. For more information on...

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Don’t Trash The Mountains

Big Bear, CA, December 29, 2016 – Hundreds of thousands of visitors will travel to San Bernardino Mountain resorts this winter for recreation. The California Department of Transportation released survey data in June 2016 that shows nearly half of all motorists surveyed admit to sometimes littering along the state’s highways. Yesterday, the Director of Caltrans District 8 joined San Bernardino County Supervisor (Second District) Janice Rutherford, the California Highway Patrol, the California Department of Forestry with support from the United States Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, Sheriff’s Department and County Public Works for a news conference to urge the public to...

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