Category: Roads/Travel


Big Bear, CA – Mary Bartholomew and Jon Turner were reported as missing persons out of New York on August 25, 2017. On September 11, California Highway Patrol officers located the vehicle Mary and Jon were reportedly driving in a turnout on Highway 38 in Fawnskin, California. The vehicle was unoccupied. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is requesting public assistance in locating these missing persons who may be in the Big Bear area. Mary Bartholomew is a 25-year-old WFA, 5’8″ tall, 150-160 lbs., with brown eyes and dyed purple/reddish hair. Jon Turner is a 23-year-old WMA, 6’1″ tall, 150 lbs.,...

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“Bryan Fire” Highway 38 Reopened

UPDATE:   It has been reported that the Bryant fire was suspicious in nature and a person was apprehended in connection to the fire.  Use caution while traveling in the area as fire fighters and equipment may be working alongside the highway. The fire grew to 250 acres, 150 personnel on hand with limited containment. 8/3/17 3:30 pm – A quickly moving vegetation fire alongside Highway 38 forces it’s closure. It’s now called the Bryant fire. This area is prone to fires. Recently and over the years many fires have originated in this area. The fuel is reported as...

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SR 18 Pavement Rehabilitation Project To Begin Tomorrow

Big Bear, CA – The California Department of Transportation will begin a project to rehabilitate a portion of State Route 18 (Big Bear Blvd.) from Talmage Rd. by Red Ant Hill in Big Bear Lake, to Pineview Dr. by Dead Man’s Curve in Big Bear City, beginning Tuesday, August 1st. Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and there will be night closures from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.  There will be no lane closures Friday through Sunday. Motorists may experience delays during the flagging operation and Caltrans staff will be on site to monitor and direct traffic and minimize delays to the motoring public and community. Dates and work hours are subject to changes due to weather...

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Fatal Accident Shuts Down Highway 38 on Friday

Big Bear, CA – On Friday, July 21, at approximately 2:23 pm, Arrowhead Area Officers responded to the scene of a traffic collision on SR-38, East of Angelus Oaks. Mr. Frank J. Zuppinger, a resident of Big Bear City, was driving a gray, 1994, Jeep Grand Cherokee, westbound on SR-38, east of Angelus Oaks. For unknown reasons, the Grand Cherokee left the roadway and entered onto the south shoulder of SR-38 where it overturned. Mr. Zuppinger was trapped and would later be extricated by witnesses. After extrication, it was determined Mr. Zuppinger was not breathing and CPR was performed by witnesses until relieved by San Bernardino County Fire personnel. An airship was requested and the solo driver was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. The cause of the collision is still under...

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Bear Valley Electric ‘Throws the Switch’

Big Bear Lake, CA – Bear Valley Electric Service has completed construction on relocating three miles of power poles and electrical wires to state-of-the-art underground conduits along Big Bear Boulevard. The project, conducted in tandem with sidewalk upgrades by the City of Big Bear Lake, improves safety, reliability and aesthetics along Big Bear’s main tourist thoroughfare. Compared to above- ground transmission lines stretched between utility poles, underground power lines last longer, require less maintenance and are better protected from damage due to weather, car crashes and animals. BVES Director Paul Marconi sated, “We want to thank the community for its...

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