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 light winds in the area and a very quick … [Read more...] about Comb Fire – Holcomb Valley
Holcomb Valley, CA, August 30, 2014 - In the early 1800s, thousands of mountain men roamed the wilderness and marked trails on the American frontier west of the Mississippi river. They were often isolated in the winter months, so they adopted Native American survival techniques and when the spring thaw came, they’d rendezvous to trade supplies, gamble and hold shooting … [Read more...] about Historical Reenactment Open to Public This Weekend
Big Bear, CA, March 15, 2014 - In 1848, gold was discovered in northern California which brought thousands of people to the state from all over the world. One of these people was Bill Holcomb who tried his luck up north, but quickly decided to head to southern California. He heard rumors of gold in Big Bear Valley, but wasn't sure how to get there. He and his … [Read more...] about There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!
Big Bear Lake, CA, January 26, 2014 - For 65 years, Old Miners Days have boosted Big Bear’s community pride and its economy. The Old Miners Association (OMA) is now gearing up for the 2014 calendar of events and is now recruiting new and returning members and sponsors. Membership levels range from $25 to $999 and offer a variety of benefits--from discounts on merchandise and … [Read more...] about All Aboard the Old Miners Association!
Holcomb Valley, CA, February 5, 2013 - The US Forest Service will be conducting slash/pile burning in the Holcomb Valley area today beginning at 10am. As a result, smoke may be visible in parts of the Big Bear Valley. … [Read more...] about Slash/Pile Burn Scheduled for Today
Holcomb Valley, CA, September 3, 2012 [Updated] - Firefighters have been able to keep the Delmar Fire from spreading. The blaze was reported at about 2:15pm this afternoon. The small Vegetation Fire near Bertha Peak in the Holcomb Valley area, was about 4 miles Northwest of Big Bear City has burned about 2 acres. The Forest Service initiated a first alarm response and ordered … [Read more...] about Delmar Fire Near Bertha Peak