Category: Roads/Travel

Mart Fire in Highland

UPDATE: 7/3/2017, 3PM – There has been no change to the Mart Fire since Saturday.  The scope of fire remains at  670 acres with 95 percent containment. There are currently 125 firefighters assigned including 3 hand crews and 10 engines. UPDATE: 6/29/17, 12noon – The Mart Fire, which began around 3:18 PM on June 27th, is located east of San Bernardino, and north of Highland along Highway 330.  Highway 330 remains open.  The fire remains at 670 acres, with 40 percent containment.  There are currently 250 firefighters assigned including: 8 Hand crews, 18 Engines, and 2 Water Tenders.  The Mojave Air...

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SOME RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS STREETS WILL BE CLOSED FOR BIKE RACE

Road Closures for the Amgen Tour of California will affect some business and many residential neighborhoods.   Many roads will begin closing in and around the Big Bear Lake Village area starting on Thursday with other Village area roads closing at 5:00AM Friday May 19th.  Detour signs will show ways around the closures. If  you live on the following residential streets please look for no parking signs in front of your home.  These No Parking Signs will indicate that your street will be closed on Friday May 19th from 7:00 AM until the race ends at 5:00 PM.     Departing...

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‘Breakaway From Cancer’ Honors Local Cancer Survivor During Amgen Tour of California

Big Bear, CA – On Friday, May 19, Big Bear Lake resident and cancer survivor Tina Follett will help kick-off day six of the 12th annual Amgen Tour of California, America’s most prestigious professional cycling race. Follett was selected to participate in the official start activities by Amgen on behalf of the company’s Breakaway from Cancer® initiative, which aims to increase awareness of the important resources available to people affected by cancer—from prevention through survivorship. Follett will fire the start gun to send the athletes on their way for the day’s Time Trial. Tina Follett was diagnosed with Lymphoma in...

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Volunteers Needed for Amgen Tour of California

Big Bear, CA – The Amgen Tour of California event is an immense undertaking and your help is needed in order to have a successful and safe day of cycling racing. They need approximately 150 volunteers. The vast majority of volunteers will be used as Course Marshals for the event. As the roads close, they will need volunteers to monitor the roads, ensuring that cars and pedestrians do not get on the course from streets, driveways, trails, etc. Each volunteer will be provided with a volunteer cooler bag complete with water, food, snacks and t-shirt on the day of the event. A...

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Arson Suspect Arrested Following Extensive Search

Crestline, CA – On Monday, May 1, at about 8:07 p.m., the California Highway Patrol and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a male attempting to start a fire on Highway 18 just below the Highway 138 cut off in the area of Crestline. Officers from both agencies responded to the scene along with Cal Fire and US Forestry Fire. Numerous additional 911 calls were received reporting the subject was armed with a firearm and carrying an ax. The subject also threw rocks at a vehicle on the highway. The subject ran down the highway, fled over the side, and headed down toward Lower Bonnie Canyon. The subject lit an additional fire in the dense brush of the canyon, below the highway. Highway 18 was closed and all traffic was evacuated due to the fire and armed subject. Multiple law enforcement agencies including San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Twin Peaks and Central Stations, California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino Police Department, Cal Fire Investigators, US Forest Service Officers, and K9s from both the Sheriff’s Department and Montclair Police responded. A perimeter was established as helicopters from the Sheriff’s Department and Highway Patrol used FLIR to search for the subject in the dense brush. The subject, identified as Benjamin Andrew Baptiste, a 27 year old resident of Cedar Glen, was located on the side of Highway 18, within...

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