Widespread Phone Outage; Verizon Fixing Fiber Optic Cable

San Bernardino Mountains, CA, August 22, 2013 - According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, a Verizon Fiber Optic Cable has been damaged in the Big Bear area. The issue is being addressed, however, it is unknown when the cable will be repaired. Individuals have been reporting various problems with both land lines and cell phones … [Read more...]

Fire Department Reminds Residents to Take Precautions Now

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, August 16, 2013 -- By early April, California was already showing signs of having one of the most active fire seasons in history. In our county in particular, low moisture, plentiful fuels, and the forthcoming Santa Ana winds pose a triple threat. Are you prepared? The San Bernardino National Forest regularly … [Read more...]

Build and Explore: It’s Skyline Trail Weekend!

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2013 – After countless hours of trail building by volunteers, the Skyline Trail is ready for its public debut. The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. at the trail head located at the intersection of Forest Service Roads 2N10 and 2N06. The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, … [Read more...]

Be Bear-Aware

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, July 22, 2013 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding residents across the state to be bear aware. Bears are more commonly found in residential areas toward the end of summer or right before hibernation in the fall months. But a healthy bear population and a dry winter and spring may … [Read more...]

Journey Tribute Band Returns to Discovery Center

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Fawnskin, CA, July 12, 2013 - DSB, World’s Greatest Tribute to Journey, returns to the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater on July 20 for the second installment of the 2013 Music in the Mountains summer concert series. Vocalist Juan Del Castillo captures the essence of renowned vocalist Steve Perry, and the band of world-class musicians … [Read more...]

With Increased Fire Risk, More Responsibility

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, June 27, 2013 - From a fire danger perspective, Big Bear has gotten a one-two punch this year: a winter of lower-than-average snowfall followed by a hot summer with below average rainfall. Accordingly, the U.S. Forest Service is increasing fire use restrictions on the San Bernardino National Forest as of … [Read more...]

No forest fees on National Get Outdoors Day

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San Bernardino National Forest, June 7, 2013 - The U.S. Forest Service is offering a fee-free day on June 8 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Obesity and physical inactivity are major risk factors for chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Physically active … [Read more...]

Sharing the forest smartly: “Be Bear Aware”

San Bernardino National Forest, May 15, 2013 - May is “Be Bear Aware” Month and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds the public to act responsibly in bear country. As black bears emerge from hibernation, their search for food often leads them into campsites and residential neighborhoods, where trash and food is readily … [Read more...]

Missing hikers found in good condition

San Bernardino National Forest, May 7, 2013 - This morning, a Sheriff's helicopter spotted three hikers reported missing Sunday. At approximately 10:15 a.m., the three men -- Ryan Shankles, and Miguel DeLatorre from Oceanside, and David Yoder from Carlsbad -- were found in the area of Northfork Meadows, close to Mineshaft Campground.  They are … [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...]