Mar 26, 2017
"Think Nature" CampaignSouthern California Mountains FoundationConnects Communities with Efforts to Protect Public LandsSan Bernardino, California, March 21, 2017____Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF), a nonprofit conservation and education organization, announced the launch of #Thi...
Mar 25, 2017
Gather Sunday at Memorial GardenIn Memoryof Nick Thalasinos Healing GroveSunday March 26, theIncredible Community Garden will commemorate and plant a Healing Grove Memorialhonoring the Life of Nick Thalasinos. Thalasinos was one of thirteen co-workersand friends who lost their lives in the December ...
Mar 24, 2017
ImproveCalifornia JOBSSenateBills provide tax relief for new small businessesandshine light on onerous regulationsMarch 22, 2017State Senate, Sacramento, California - Noting that the state's economic recoveryhas been a slow and uneven one, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga)announced that he ...
Mar 22, 2017
Public Assistance RequestedCARD SKIMMING OPERATION in BIG BEAR VALLEYSheriff Department – Big Bear Lake, 477 Summit Boulevard, Big Bear Lake(909) 866-0100March 22 2017The San Bernardino County-Big Bear Sheriff continues to receive a high volume of reports of fraudulent credit card use.The Spe...
Mar 22, 2017
WARNS !!1OO’Sof Victims $100’sSkimming Credit / Debit Cardsin Big Bear ValleyThe San BernardinoCounty -Big Bear Sheriff as recent as Tuesday March 21, 2017, has received numerouscalls for service, reporting unauthorized and fraudulent use of credit /debit cards. Local Sheriff Deputies a...
Mar 21, 2017
CostlyBond Bill-18Places $3.1 Billion Bond on 2018 PrimaryBallotSacramento, California, TuesdayMarch 21, 2017____ Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) announced thatAssembly Bill 18 passed off the Assembly floor, which seeks to place a $3.1billion bond on the June 5, 2018 ballot. The funding for t...
Mar 21, 2017
Invited to Lend a HandPacific Southwest RegionHelpIdentify Priority Trail Maintenance WorkPartners,volunteers integral to addressing maintenance backlogSanBernardino, California, March 20, 2017____The Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) is invitesthe public to help identify trails that will be part ...
Mar 19, 2017
Certificateof Excellence AwardedThe mission of Big Bear Airport District is toserve the Big Bear Valley by providing a safe, efficient, and superior venuefor aviation operations.Big Bear Airport Dustin Leno, General Manager announcedWednesday March 15, 2017, the Big BearAirport District received the...
Mar 19, 2017
TUESDAY NIGHT RepublicansIt is our mission to be an Educated Conservative Voice in our CommunityEveryone is welcome to join the Big Bear Valley Republican Assembly meeting, Tuesday evening, March 21st at 6:00 P.M. Guest speaker Teresa Rochester, will share information about the Barstow Veteran's Hom...
Mar 17, 2017
League of Women Voters of the San Bernardino Area announces: formal POSITION ON PROPOSED Nestlé Waters North America Inc. Special Use Permit San Bernardino National Forest Project Proposal #7285 (permit) FOR CONTINUED WATER EXTRACTION SYSTEM in the San Bernardino National ForestBackgroun...
Mar 16, 2017
Vladimir Putin no friend of the United StatesForeignAffairs Committee HearingRussia’sEfforts to UndermineDemocraticUnited StatesWashingtonD C, Thursday March 9, 2017,____ The House Foreign Affairs Committee helda hearing on Russian disinformation efforts and their attempts at underminingdemocr...
Mar 15, 2017
Award of ExcellenceLeft to Right- Sherilyn Hammond: Public Sector Partners, Inc. Director, Events and Logistics, Lori Staffler: Caltrans/IT/ Information Technology Solutions Division (ITSD), George Akiyama: Chief Information Officer, Caltrans/Information Technology Division, Paul Allen: Caltrans/IT/...
Mar 15, 2017
Bear Valley Community CollaborativeChildren's NetworkTwo San Bernardino County agencies have partnered together to offer to the Big Bear Valley community a necessary and informative SUICIDE PREVENTION Program, Monday afternoon. Interested adults are welcome to attend Monday, March 20th from 2:3...
Mar 14, 2017
Fire fighters Prepare to PreventPersonalInjuries and FatalitiesMarch 14, 2017, Big Bear Lake, CA____Thereis no call more challenging to fire ground operations than the MAYDAY call — theunthinkable moment when a firefighter’s personal safety is in imminent danger. FireFighter Fatality Dat...
Mar 13, 2017
SanBernardino MountainsROCKBARRIER ReplacementMONDAYMarch 13, 2017 ____ Southern California has been hit by several major winterstorms in the past months, and the San Bernardino Mountain areas haveexperienced significant precipitation and snow events as a result. These stormsproduced heavy rock flow...
Mar 07, 2017
SCOTTHUELE, of the Big Bear City Community Services DistrictMonday evening, March 6,2017, Big Bear City, California – Scott Heule, the General Manager of the BigBear City Community Services District (BBCCSD) since 2014, announced he willretire from his position as head of the agency on July21,...
Mar 05, 2017
MIKE MORRELLSenator 23rd DistrictCenter back row: San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahonFront row: Center right Assemblyman Jay Obernolte ….. Senator Mike MorrellSenator Morrell represents the 23rd State SenateDistrict, which covers portions of Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles C...
Feb 27, 2017
Tour Bus en-Route to Las Vegas Head-on Crash 1 Fatality, 24+ InjuredA bus crashed into two cars on Highway 58 on Feb. 27, 2017. (Credit: LoudLabs)February27, 2017____ San Bernardino County Fire DepartmentreportedEarlyMonday afternoon, San Bernardino County Fire responded to a traffic collisionwith i...
Feb 26, 2017
2nd ALARM ApartmentFireFriday February 24th at 7:44P.M., Fire Crewsfrom San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a two-story apartmentfire in the 1200 block of E. Lynwood Dr. in the City of SanBernardino. Crews arrived to find heavy flames and smoke coming from anapartment on the first flo...
Feb 24, 2017
Original News at:http://www.bigbearlake.net/ETNews/CHILD-MOLESTOR-In Custody Death InvestigationDATE/TIME: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:23 a.m.INCIDENT: In Custody Death InvestigationLOCATION: Big Bear Jail – 477 Summit Blvd., Big Bear LakeSUSPECT: Richard Harold Todd, 60 years old, resident...
Feb 23, 2017
City of Big Bear LakeMid-Year BudgetREVENUE & CAPITAL PROJECTS UPBigBear Lake, California ____Atthe Monday February 13, 2017 Mid-Year Budget Workshop, the Big Bear Lake City Managementshared with City of Big Bear Lake Council the news that the local economycontinues to recover and major revenues...
Feb 22, 2017
State Route 18 at 4000 foot levelUNUSUAL INCIDENTSRunning Springs, California, ____ Saturday, February 18, 2017,#1at approximately 9:00 A.M., California Highway Patrol Officers, stationed at the Arrowhead Headquarters, responded to the scene of a suspected traffic collision on State Route-18 a...
Feb 20, 2017
GreatEntertainment for 2017 HappeningIn Big Bear Lake,CaliforniaBEATLES Battle with STONESSATURDAY February 25thThese 2 Rock n’ Roll tribute bands face offAt The CAVEDave Stone inviteseveryone to witness theTribute Bands Beatlesvs. Stones Musical Showdown!Whether you’re a Modor a Rocker,...
Feb 18, 2017
Travel Update Interstate 15Video UPDATE: https://youtu.be/LowFT5wh9zgSan Bernardino – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is informing the traveling public that a section of southbound Interstate 15 (I-15) collapsed yesterday (Friday) evening during an epic storm event....
Feb 17, 2017
FEDERAL LANDS Don’t MixBill to Ban Drones That Impede Firefighting EffortsFriday February 16, 2017 Washington D C ____Representative Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) introduced the Wildfire Airspace Protection Act of 2017. The Bill will institute a criminal penalty on anyone who launches a drone...
Feb 17, 2017
Single Vehicle Fire No InjuriesLatemorning of Friday February 17th, the Arrowhead Area of theCalifornia Highway Patrol (CHP) located in Running Springs, reported that awhite BMW-F6 caught fire on State Route 330 near the Trout Ponds. Atapproximately 11:25 A.M. the vehicle caught fire. The occupants ...
Feb 15, 2017
$7.8 BILLIONTransportationFunding PlanObernolte Co-author of the Traffic Relief andRoad Improvement Act introduced 2 Bills… Wednesday February 15, 2017 to the StateAssembly, Sacramento California.AssemblymanJay Obernolte 33rd District (R-Hesperia) co-authored the Traffic Relief and Road Impro...
Feb 12, 2017
NEW SanBernardino County Fulfillment CenterAmazon.com,Inc.has again selected San Bernardino County for a new fulfillment center, creating1,000 jobs followingassistance from the County Board of Supervisors and the County’s EconomicDevelopment Agency.AtAmazon.com‘s new Redlands Fulfillment...
Feb 12, 2017
FATAL Motorcycle COLLISIONThe Arrowhead Area of the California HighwayPatrol (CHP)Headquarters locatedin Running Springs, California, reported a traffic collision on State Route330, Thursday February 9, 2017.( This report is being corrected & will be posted when information is released)Californi...
Feb 10, 2017
Assemblyman pointed out,“It’s unreasonable for the state to punish these landowners for having propertythat isn’t connected to a municipal water system.”2016Blue Fire LandownersWaterRights ProtectionThursdayFebruary 9, 2017, Sacramento, California State Assembly ____ Assembly...
Feb 06, 2017
MICHAEL PNEUFELDEditor-Publisher of ROTW NEWS, passed away MondayJanuary 30, 2017.As a pioneer in onlinenews reporting, Michael Neufeld blazed the trail in the San Bernardino Mountaincommunities. He and Dave Henderson teamed-up and established Rim of the World (Rimoftheworld.net)a new techy-way to d...
Feb 05, 2017
$26 million Interstate 10 Pavement Replacement ProjectSan Bernardino, California ____ The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues work on the $26 million Interstate 10 (I-10) Pavement Replacement that is replacing concrete pavement in both directions of I-10 between Ford St...
Feb 04, 2017
MountainRoad ChallengesRockSplitting & Clearing the WayFebruary 4, 2017Work with Caltrans Crewscontinues to be present on the San Bernardino Mountains roads, especiallyduring Winter months. Their road repairing work seems to be non-stop with incidents happening almoston a regular basis.Terri Kas...
Feb 03, 2017
The PERFECT STORMChallenged the CitizensA pilot's view of Big Bear ValleyJeff Mathieu, City Manager of Big Bear Lake addresses the January Weekend Winter Storm ___ Most of the concerns/problems below were caused or exacerbated by our nearly Once-In-Ten Year Snow Storm. While you, and most of the com...
Feb 03, 2017
Sudie Smartt AppointedThursday February 2, 2017, during the Bear Valley Unified School District Meeting, the Governing Board appointed Ms. Sudie Smartt, by a unanimous roll call vote, as a Governing Board Member effective February 1, 2017. Smartt will fulfill the seat previously held by Board Mem...
Feb 02, 2017
DON’T Let a DUISack Your Celebration!SundayFebruary 5th, football fans across the country will gather withfriends and family to celebrate America’s most-watched national sporting event, the SuperBowl. Before the Big Game, theCalifornia Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding all motorists to d...
Feb 01, 2017
The State of California SENATEDear Californians!January 2017, Governor Brown released his State Budget proposal for 2017-2018 and delivered his State of the State Address… In recent years, the state of California has seen record-setting budgets. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for w...
Feb 01, 2017
$$$$$$$$$$$Fiscal Realities Facing CaliforniaCalifornia’s Net Financial PositionCalifornia’s “net” unrestricted financial position is a $169 billion deficit ($4,375 per person) according to the most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This figure should be...
Jan 31, 2017
COOK’s Statement….keep Americans safeWashington D C ____ United States Congressman Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement about the Temporary Immigration Ban."The President took action over the weekend in an effort to keep Americans safe by issuing a temporary ba...
Jan 31, 2017
Where’s the Fire Hydrants?WINTER STORMSBuried the HydrantsJanuary 31, 2017____ BIG BEAR FIRE DEPARTMENT and CAL FIRE have teamed up to clear fire hydrants buried by last week’s series of big storms. Beginning, Monday January 30, CAL FIRE hand-crews pitched-in to help dig out the buried ...
Jan 29, 2017
FireChief Mark Hartwig Son,DAWSON HARTWIGSUNDAY January 29, 2017___ The announcement of a body recoverywas issued at approximately 8:00 A.M., Sunday morning.The body was identified as that of Dawson Hartwig, theson of San Bernardino County Fire Department Chief Mark Hartwig20-year old Hartwig was re...
Jan 27, 2017
Speak Up Speak OutEleanor Stem Allen Memorial Speech ContestHigh School Student Speakers be a Contestant!Eleanor Stem Allen Memorial Speech ContestDeadline - Tuesday February 10thThursday February 16, 2017 * 6:00 P.M.The Public is invited!Performing Arts of Big Bear Lake39707 Big Bear Bouleva...
Jan 26, 2017
Assemblyman Obernolte Vice ChairThursday January 26thit was announced that Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) was appointed asVice Chair of the Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance for the2017-18 Legislative Session.“I am pleased to be named ViceChair of the committee that o...
Jan 25, 2017
"State of theState"Address by Governor BrownIn the State Assembly, TuesdayJanuary 24th, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) issued thefollowing statement in response to the Governor Brown’s State of the StateSpeech:“The central theme of Governor Brown’s State of the Stateaddress...
Jan 25, 2017
“I’m pleased….”comments Representative Paul CookFrom Washington D C, Representative Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement about President Donald Trump’s action taken Tuesday January 24th, permitting the Keystone XL pipeline to finally move forward:&l...
Jan 25, 2017
** *#4 SNOW DAY * **NO SCHOOL!! Wednesday, too!January 25, 2017For the fourth week-day, the BVUSD has determined another Snow Day, No School Day. The School closure is due to extreme weather conditions and the continued unsafe road conditions in the community as well as, access to safe roads on a...
Jan 24, 2017
“I’m committed to defending our Veterans, and that meanspreserving their symbols of honor like the Purple Heart. These medals belongwith families or in museums, not on an auction block.” Congressman Cook states.Congressman Cook Re-introducesBan on Sale ofPurple Heart Medals Bill R5...
Jan 23, 2017
CHILD CAR SEATS ProgramGrant AwardedNew Child Car Seat California Law effectiveJanuary 2017, according to California Highway Patrol, “Children under 2years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 ormore pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secu...
Jan 23, 2017
Mountain Residents ONLY Permitted in theSan BernardinosThe California HighwayPatrol has advised that the State Routes (SR) in the San Bernardino Mountainsare open to residents only… due to the current highway and poor weather conditions.Residents must have proof of residency and chains before...