School District Opens CNG Fueling Station

Big Bear Lake, 2013— Bear Valley Unified has become the latest California school district to build a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station at its transportation facility. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for August 22nd at 4:00 p.m. at 44548 Baldwin Lane Road in Sugarloaf. The District’s present fleet of school buses now … [Read more...]

U.S. Asst. Secretary of Preparedness and Response to Speak at Tonight’s COAD Meeting

Big Bear City, CA, August 19, 2013 -- The Big Bear Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) will have a community meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 tonight at the United Methodist Church, located at 1001 Holden Avenue (North Shore & Holden) in Big Bear City.   The guest speaker will be Robin Bishop, Section Chief for U.S. Department … [Read more...]

Fire Department Reminds Residents to Take Precautions Now

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, August 16, 2013 -- By early April, California was already showing signs of having one of the most active fire seasons in history. In our county in particular, low moisture, plentiful fuels, and the forthcoming Santa Ana winds pose a triple threat. Are you prepared? The San Bernardino National Forest regularly … [Read more...]

Young Visitor Drowns in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2013 -- A 20-year-old man drowned in Big Bear Lake on Sunday, between the East Boat Ramp and Stanfield Cutoff. Witnesses say Jusdeep Sethi of Granada Hills had been swimming alone for several minutes before he disappeared under water. At about 5:20 PM he was discovered unresponsive. A bystander pulled the victim from … [Read more...]

Grant Available to Neuter Pit Bulls

San Bernardino County, CA, August 13, 2013 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded San Bernardino County  a $15,000 grant to help pet owners to spay and neuter Pit Bull breeds. Over 14,000 animals were admitted to the County’s animal shelter system last year, and the majority of them were Pit Bulls. This award … [Read more...]

80 Degrees Outside = 102 in the Car

HOT-DOG-PSA

San Bernardino County, CA, August 5, 2013 -- With several weeks of summer left, the San Bernardino County Animal Cruelty Task Force reminds the public of the dangers of leaving dogs in cars. Even at cooler altitudes like the Big Bear Valley, conditions inside a vehicle can quickly become life-threatening. For example, when it is 80 degrees … [Read more...]

Grays Fire in Mop-Up Stage

Fawnskin, CA, July 25, 2013 1:00 p.m. - A hand crew and water dropping helicopters are in the mop-up phase of the Grays Incident near Butler Peak, west of Fawnskin. The spot fire was originally reported around 10:oo this morning as being caused by a plane crash, but the cause was later corrected to be a likely lightning snag from recent storms. … [Read more...]

Fire Personnel Respond Quickly to Small Fire near Butler Peak

Big Bear, CA, July 25, 2013 - A small spot fire was reported just before 10am in the area of Butler Peak above Fawnskin.  The origin of the fire was originally reported as a possible downed aircraft but it has been confirmed that is not the case.  The fire is at about a quarter acre and appears to be a single tree lightening snag with heavy fuels … [Read more...]

Be Bear-Aware

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, July 22, 2013 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding residents across the state to be bear aware. Bears are more commonly found in residential areas toward the end of summer or right before hibernation in the fall months. But a healthy bear population and a dry winter and spring may … [Read more...]

After Low-Snow Winter, Xeriscape Gardening More Important Than Ever

Xeriscape

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 15, 2013 - People who think low-water landscaping mean a lackluster yard are in for a surprise. The Xeriscape Garden Tour celebrates the color and diversity of native and drought tolerant plants on their 11th annual tour, showcasing homes that exemplify the best in water conservation through Xeriscape landscaping. The Big … [Read more...]