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 15San 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. A dry creek bed that runs along the south...
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...
Jan 23, 2017
STORM RELATED Road ClosuresSan Bernardino MountainsCalifornia Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting the motorists of ongoing road closures due to the past weekend (January 19, 20, 21, 22, 23) storm event. Be advised that some of the closures may be long term and some are fluid and changing.Upda...
Jan 23, 2017
On BEAR MOUNTAIN Monday Morning!Bear Mountain will not be operating today*Reports 52 Inches New Snow in 4 DaysWeb CamSnow Conditions:Current Temperature:20°F24 Hr Snow:12-16"Base Depth:40-56"Day Temp:25°FWind:BreezyCan you dig it?Yeswe can. Hands down, this past weekend has been the most ...
Jan 19, 2017
January 20-23 2017Round 3 & 4 Bring More Cold Wind SnowNOAA/NWS Weather Summary...Damaging Winds LikelyCoast to the Mountains onFriday-- Impacts PotentiallySimilar to the Event of Jan. 31, 2016 when Numerous Trees were downed…...Heaviest PrecipitationEvent Since 2010 Likely to Occur throu...
Jan 19, 2017
NO SCHOOL!! January 19th** * SNOW DAY * **THURSDAY5:39 A.M.ALL SCHOOLS in the Bear Valley communities are CLOSED due to snow conditions.The SNOW DAY Closure includes the following schools:Big Bear Elementary SchoolBaldwin Lane ElementaryNorth Shore Elementary SchoolBig Bear Middle SchoolBig Bear...
Jan 18, 2017
REPAIR WORK for WeekKnow before you go!January 18, 2017____ San Bernardino, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced that Crews will begin drainage repairs on State Route 330 (SR330) beginning Monday January 23rd morning and continue through the afternoon Friday January 27th...
Jan 14, 2017
Major Regulatory ReformWashingtonD.C., House of Representatives, Representative Paul Cook (R- AppleValley) voted for H.R. Bill 5, the RegulatoryAccountability Act of 2017. The Bill passed the House by a 238-183 margin Thursday January 12, 2017.H.R. 5 takes aimat the problem of overreaching federal r...
Jan 14, 2017
Chairmanof The BoardREFLECTS“For the past two years, I have had the honor of serving as theChairman for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. Through the collaboration and support of many departments, outsideagencies, and elected officials, we have ensured that the County continues t...
Jan 13, 2017
BVES &SCE Crews HustleTo RestoreElecricityBigBear Lake, Friday Afternoon January 13, 2017 ___Southern California Edison Crews worked throughout the morning to restore powerafter an Edison facility was compromised by Friday’s storm, knocking out powerto the region.City of Big Bear Lake, CA ...
Jan 13, 2017
Attorney General NominationStaff photoCalifornia Assembly, Sacramento ____ Today January 13, 2017Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) released the following statement on his opposition of Xavier Becerra’s nomination as California’s next Attorney General:“While Congressman Be...
Jan 13, 2017
***S-know BEFOREYOU GO!***San Bernardino Mountains, January 13, 2017____Thousands of motorists will drive tomountain destinations with new snow in resort areas. A three-day weekend beginsfor some people in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday on MondayJanuary 16th. The CaliforniaDepartment of...
Jan 10, 2017
“Californians deserve abudget that works for everyone!”BudgetCommittee Vice Chair Obernolte RespondstoGovernor’s BudgetTODAY …Tuesday January 10, 2017 ____ Sacramento,California, Assembly Budget Committee Vice-ChairmanJay Obernolte(R-Hesperia) issued the following statement ...
Jan 09, 2017
ARSON SUSPECTS APPREHENDEDFriday January 6, 2017 SanBernardino County Fire and San Bernardino County Sheriff, apprehended twosuspects during a joint surveillance operation following a dumpster fire at theGolden Sands Apartment complex in Victorville.SinceAugust of 2016, San Bernardino County Firefig...
Jan 09, 2017
SHERIFF RescuesHighway Patrol OFFICERSIn Shooting Incident 2 Suspects CapturedSan Bernardino County Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division, ARMORED RESCUE BEARCATSan Bernardino County Sheriff, January 7, 2017 ____At approximately 7:00 A.M., the two suspects involved in the shooting inci...
Jan 07, 2017
ILLEGAL MarijuanaDispensarySan Bernardino County Sheriff’s MarijuanaEnforcement Team Serves Warrant in VictorvilleSan Bernardino County Sheriff, January 6, 2017 ____Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team Investigatorsand San Bernardino County Sheriff VictorValley Deputies served a search w...
Jan 06, 2017
In CONGRESSCook & Gabbard ReintroduceHire Veterans BillJanuary5, 2017Washington D.C. ____ Representative Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) and Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D- HI), introduced HR 244, the HIRE Vets Act OF 2017. This bipartisan Bill, which waspreviously introduced last Congress, passed ...
Jan 05, 2017
2017 TRAFFIC SAFETY LawsEffective January 1st!California Highway Patrol CommanderLieutenant Preszler, Arrowhead /InlandCHP Headquarters wants San Bernardino Mountain residents and visitorsto know the New Year’s traffic safety laws for California.These changes to currentlaw, or additional laws...
Jan 04, 2017
Big Bear Fire Department5th Year Top FitnessBig Bear Fire Chief Jeff Willis introduces Top Fight Fighters to the City CouncilBigBear Lake, California, January 6, 2017 ____ Big Bear Fire Department has been recognized as the Most Fit Fire Department in 2016. Theyhave achieved this distinction for fiv...
Jan 02, 2017
Please make it a SAFE & ENJOYABLE Experience for ALL!As a Mountain Driver (visitor or resident) PLEASE be considerate of those workingduring the Holiday Weeks, that will continue through January 16, 2017.Those Holiday Workers to keep our roads safe include: Caltrans, California Highway Patro...
Dec 31, 2016
VIDEO WINTER Awareness on Mountain Roads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWo8vVwjWd0&t=5sBring CHAINS!NEW YEAR’s EVE on the Roads to Big Bear LakeBy E T Russell8:44 PMSTATE ROUTE 38 Big Bear City & Maple Road – SeveralVehicles on Maple hill, blocking the road8:20 P.M. STATE ROUT...
Dec 31, 2016
The PUBLICis Invited…ForestsService &SanBernardinoCountySeeking CommentsDecember16, 2016 ____ The United States Department of Agriculture(USDA), the Forest Service (Forest Service), together with the County of San Bernardino (County) haveprepared a joint CaliforniaEnvironmental Quality A...
Dec 30, 2016
Watch Caltrans Press Conference about Mountain Litter with Caltrans District Director John Bulinski, San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, CHP Officer Juan Quintero, and Cal Fire Liz Brownhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyS7hEAv0OkDON't TRASH California!District 8/San Bernardino ____...