Hathaway Fire Drift Smoke Visible Again Today in Big Bear

Morongo Indian Reservation, June 11, 2013 - As the Hathaway Fire continues to burn, southwest winds will carry drift smoke into the Big Bear Valley again today.  The Hathaway Fire began last Sunday on the Morongo Indian Reservation and continues to burn in rugged terrain making it difficult for firefighters.  The fire has grown to 1,650 acres … [Read more...]

Hathaway Fire at 15% Containment

Morongo Indian Reservation, CA, June 10, 2013 - The smoke has cleared, literally, for the Big Bear Valley but fire crews continue the laborious task of fighting the blaze of the Hathaway Fire that has burned 1,500 acres as of yesterday.  The Hathaway Fire began Sunday just before noon on the Morongo Indian Reservation traveling through steep … [Read more...]

Smoke Covers Big Bear Valley From Hathaway Fire

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Morongo Indian Reservation, CA Sunday June 9, 2013 4:45 pm - The Hathaway Fire, which was reported minutes before noon today, has now burnt approximately 1300 acres and is still growing. The fire apparently started on the Morongo Indian Reservation and quickly spread, due to high winds, into the San Gorgonio Wilderness area.  The fire is currently … [Read more...]

Hathaway Canyon Fire Smoke and Ash Drifting into Big Bear

Big Bear, CA, June 9, 2013 - Smoke visible in Big Bear is from the Hathaway Fire burning north of Banning in Hathaway Canyon which started just before noon today.  According to the US Forest Service Information Officer, the fire is not a threat to the Big Bear Valley.  We are experiencing smoke and ash throughout the Valley due to the wind … [Read more...]

Smoke Visible in Big Bear from Fire in Morongo Valley

Big Bear, CA, June 9, 2013 - The smoke we are seeing this Sunday afternoon in the Big Bear Valley is from a fire in Morongo Valley, basically between Yucca Valley and Desert Hot Springs.  The fire has crept into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area according to the Information Officer with the US Forest Service and this fire poses no threat to Big … [Read more...]

Gun Buy Back Program debuts June 1

San Bernardino County, CA, May 31, 2013 - On Saturday, June 1,  between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will be participating in the first countywide Gun Buy Back Program. The program will reward voluntary surrender of firearms, while engaging our communities towards a common goal of reducing … [Read more...]

Old Miner’s Association Announces Grand Marshal

Big Bear, CA, May 13, 2013 - The Old Miners Association, in partnership with the City of Big Bear Lake and San Bernardino County, will host the Big Bear Heritage Parade on June 15th, the Saturday of Fathers Day weekend.  They are pleased to announce that San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Alex Collins will be this year's grand marshal in a … [Read more...]

Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors makes stop in Big Bear

Big Bear City, CA, May 5, 2013 - For once, a caravan of fire trucks with lights and sirens will mean good news. "Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors" is a nonprofit organization formed after the 1996 Malibu Fires critically injured several firefighters. The charity hosts several fundraisers throughout the year, and contributions support local … [Read more...]

Department of Fish & Wildlife continue assessment at Cold Creek

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 27, 2013 - A spokesperson for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) says they have much more territory to cover in their assessment of environmental impacts in Cold Creek. Thousands of gallons of gas and diesel were spilled in the area after a tanker truck overturned on Friday. Gasoline dissipates more … [Read more...]

Fuel Spill Prompts Closure of Hwy 38 in Both Directions

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Angeles Oakes, CA, April 26, 2013 -  As of 9:42am this morning, a tanker rollover with a fuel spill was reported on Highway 38.  At this time, Highway 38 remains closed in both directions.  Travelers will need to take an alternate route of Highway 18 to/from Lucerne Valley or Highway 18/330 to/from Highland.  Information obtained at this time … [Read more...]