Comb Fire – Holcomb Valley


Big Bear, CA September 27, 2015 - *Update 1:35pm, September 27, 2015 - Van Dusen Canyon road (3N09) has been re-opened, it was closed earlier today due to the “Comb” fire.   A total of 80 personnel were assigned to the fire along with the 9 engines, 1 crew, 2 water tenders, 3 helicopters, 2 air tankers and one air attack plane.  With … [Read more...]

C.A.M.P. on Local Forest to Eradicate Marijuana Planting

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National Forest area near Day Creek Canyon, July 23, 2015 -  The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted a joint operation with CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) and the DEA to eradicate a large marijuana cultivation site in the San Bernardino National Forest near Day Creek Canyon. The site was located in extremely rugged … [Read more...]

The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated


Big Bear, CA, July 9, 2015, 11:40am - The Lake Fire has remained at approximately 31,359 acres in size and is 98% contained and is being managed by Jason Winbigler’s Type 3 Team from the San Bernardino National Forest. The fire behavior is currently minimal with heavy fuels smoldering within the perimeter.  Smoke may be visible, however it is … [Read more...]

Impostor Firefighter at Lake Fire Command Center Arrested

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Big Bear City, CA June 27, 2015 At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, deputies of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Lake Fire for perimeter patrol and security of evacuated areas observed a white Crown Victoria driving into affected areas that were closed by road blocks. The vehicle was driven by a male … [Read more...]

Get Outdoors for National Trails Day

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Fawnskin, CA, June 4, 2015 - Since 1993, National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society, has grown to inspire many thousands of people nationwide to celebrate and give back to the trails they love on one dedicated day. America's 200,000 miles of trails allow access to our natural world for recreation, education, exploration, … [Read more...]

Human Remains Found on Forest Trail Identified


Big Bear, CA, April 7, 2015 - As previously reported, on March 27, 2015, a hiker found what he believed to be human remains in the forested area North of Myrtle Avenue and North Shore Drive in Big Bear City. Detectives from the Big Bear Sheriff's Station responded to the scene and confirmed the remains as human. The Coroner's Office has … [Read more...]

Mammoth now owns Big Bear Mountain Resorts

Big Bear Lake, CA. March 3, 2015 - In a recent letter sent to Snow Summit stockholders sale of Big Bear Mountain Resorts to Mammoth Mountain was closed on Friday, February 27th.  A momentous day for the Big Bear Valley but it was possibly overshadowed by the pending weekend snowstorms.  Snow Summit began life as a modest ski endeavor with a … [Read more...]

P-3 Aerial Firefighting Fleet To Be Revived

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San Bernardino Mountains, CA, February 7, 2015 - Orion Aerial Firefighters is a company dedicated to return the P-3 Orion aircraft to aerial firefighting service. It is currently raising funds to bring these aircraft back to the fleet of air tankers. Dale Head, CEO of Orion Aerial Firefighters, says, "The US Forest service has a shortage of … [Read more...]

Middle School STEM Team Earns Best in State Title for Verizon App Challenge


Big Bear, CA, January 13, 2015 - Five students from Mr. Nate Haston's class at Big Bear Middle school designed a mobile application concept for the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge, and earned the title of Best in State. The Challenge is a national competition in which students design an app concept that addresses a need or problem in their … [Read more...]

Winter Sports in the San Bernardino Mountains


Big Bear Valley, CA, November 29, 2014 - In 1925, Walter Kruckman ran a bus line which serviced the San Bernardino Mountains. The Motor Transit Company had a franchise to the mountains which required them to operate a year-round bus service, even though they traveled empty in the winter months. Kruckman came up with the idea of developing public … [Read more...]