The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated

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Big Bear, CA, July 3, 2015 - Demobilization of firefighters continues today as a Type 3 incident team gets ready to take over sometime on Sunday.  The highest and most rugged terrain at the 10,000 foot level is still being worked by 4 Hot Shot Teams where hot spots and deep layers of fuel are still burning.   As islands of fuel burn or as the … [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

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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

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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

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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...]

Bear Mountain Resorts Shareholders Approve Sale to Mammoth Mountain

Big Bear, CA, November 3, 2014 - With the final shareholder votes tallied, the Snow Summit Ski Corporation, a long standing icon of the Big Bear Valley, will change hands perhaps later this month.The official count of 68% in favor and 11% against the sale was announced at the annual stockholders meeting. Thus the sale of Snow Summit and Bear … [Read more...]

Helicopter Operations Near Castle Rock On Tuesday

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 3, 2014 - On Tuesday, November 4th, the Mountaintop Ranger District will be using helicopters as part of the South Big Bear Hazardous Fuels Reduction project. Helicopters will be removing trees in areas inaccessible by conventional tree removal methods, and flying the logs to a staging point where they can be taken away. … [Read more...]