Van Dusen Fire Contained

[UPDATED] - Big Bear City, CA, September 25, 2012, 7:45am  - The fire was 100% contained at about 7pm Monday, September 24,2012. [ORIGINAL STORY] - Big Bear City, CA September 24, 2012, 3:45pm - Fire Crews are on the scene of a small vegetation fire that was reported this afternoon in the Van Dusen Canyon Road area, north west of the Big Bear … [Read more...]

Cactus Flats Volunteer Restoration Event

Fawnskin, CA, September 25, 2012, 6:00am – On Saturday, September 29, volunteers around the nation, including 100 at Cactus Flats in the San Bernardino National Forest, will chip in to restore the lands and facilities that Americans use for recreation, education, exercise and enjoyment. They’ll be taking part in the 19th  National Public … [Read more...]

Skyline Trail Building Day

Big Bear Valley, CA, September 21, 2012, 6:00am - The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation needs your help for the Skyline Trail Building Day this Sunday, September 23rd. Groups will meet at two times, 9am and 12:30pm for three hours each at Skyline Corner, the junction of Forest Roads 2N06 and 2N10. Carpool up to the site from the Bear Mountain … [Read more...]

Fuelbreak Work In Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 20, 2012, 6:00am – Forest Service contractors are set to begin fuels reduction work on the south side of Big Bear along forest road 2N10. The 108-acre project area is located between Moonridge and Snow Summit along the popular 2N10 Mill Creek Forest Road and 2N10E, and the work will create a 300-foot wide … [Read more...]

Delmar Fire Near Bertha Peak

Holcomb Valley, CA, September 3, 2012 [Updated] - Firefighters have been able to keep the Delmar Fire from spreading. The blaze was reported at about 2:15pm this afternoon. The small Vegetation Fire near Bertha Peak in the Holcomb Valley area, was about 4 miles Northwest of Big Bear City has burned about 2 acres. The Forest Service initiated a … [Read more...]

That Rotten Egg Odor


Big Bear Valley, CA, August 30, 2012 - You may have noticed the horrible smell outside today in parts of the Valley? Well, if you have, there was recently a dispatch for the smell of rotten eggs in Blue Jay, Crestline & Running Springs. Big Bear News has learned that the odor may be from decomposition of organic material in the Salton Sea … [Read more...]

Human Case Of West Nile Virus In San Bernardino County


San Bernardino, CA, August 28, 2012 – After a 24-year-old woman from Fontana was hospitalized with West Nile Virus the CDC wants to raise public awareness of the virus. The case in Fontana is the first human case of West Nile Virus in 2012 in San Bernardino County. West Nile Virus activity across the nation has been at a record-high. Almost 700 … [Read more...]

Falls Day Use Area To Be Partially Closed For Reconstruction


San Bernardino, CA, August 24, 2012, 8:00am – The popular Falls Day Use Area in Forest Falls will be partially closed for about two months beginning September 4, while reconstruction work is completed. During reconstruction the bottom parking lot will be closed and the picnic loop will be closed Monday through Thursday as needed during … [Read more...]

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Old Fire Arsonist


San Bernardino, CA, August 21, 2012, noon - Prosecutors laid out the criminal history of Old Fire arsonist Rickie Lee Fowler on Monday, August 20, 2012 during the first day of the penalty phase in the trial, revealing details about the defendant's past that they said make him deserving of the death penalty. The San Bernardino County Sun Newspaper … [Read more...]

Cal Fire Issues Statewide Burn Ban


Sacramento, CA, August 17, 2012, 8:00am - California's dry conditions and high temperatures, along with increased fire activity, has prompted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) to suspend all burning permits and open fire within the State Responsibility Area of California. The burn ban suspends all residential burn … [Read more...]