SHERIFF’S DEPUTY KILLED IN BIG BEAR PLANE CRASH

Two people, including a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy, were found dead Sunday in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed Saturday in the Mountains near Big Bear. Rebecca Joan Raymond, 28, was assigned to the Barstow station, officials said. The name of the other victim, believed to be

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FIREFIGHTERS GET A HANDLE ON THE “HOLCOMB” FIRE NEAR BIG BEAR

Firefighters working the “Holcomb” fire north and east of Big Bear have gotten a handle on the blaze. Approximately 329 firefighters from multi-agencies remain working to improve containment lines; and for fire suppression repair of roads, dozer and hand constructed fire lines, and complete backhaul of firefighting equipment. Total area

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BIG BEAR AREA HOLCOMB FIRE NOW 35% CONTAINED AT ABOUT 1,500 ACRES

As the Holcomb fire Northeast of Big Bear enters its fifth day, Highway 18 reopened at 6:00 a.m. this morning. Drivers are asked to reduce their speed and be alert for fire personnel and heavy equipment on the road as firefighters continue to work in the area. Now 65 percent

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BIG BEAR FIRE NOW AT 1,500 ACRES, 10% CONTAINED

Firefighters continue to battle hot temperatures and difficult terrain fighting a 1,540-acre wildfire north of Baldwin Lake in the Big Bear area. Over 1,200 firefighters from multi-agencies are working to contain the fire. The fire is 10% contained. The National Forest Service said fire activity increased mid-day as temperatures again

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BIG BEAR FIRE NOW 1,200 ACRES, 10% CONTAINED

The Holcomb fire near Big Bear Lake burned for a second day, prompting fire officials to briefly evacuate an area northeast of Big Bear Lake. The fire has burned 1,200 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest, and was 10 percent contained last night, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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THE “HOLCOMB” FIRE BURNING NORTH AND EAST OF BIG BEAR, SOME ROAD CLOSURES

A wildfire raging north of Big Bear Lake has charred nearly 1,000 acres, prompting officials to issue voluntary evacuations and the closure of a mountain highway. The Holcomb fire is spreading rapidly, moving away from the San Bernardino National Forest’s most populated areas. Smoke from the fire has come into

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NEARBY SUMMIT FIRE BACK TO 50 PERCENT CONTAINED

Firefighters will start heading home today from the nearby Summit fire in Big Bear. Cloud cover over Big Bear Lake helped firefighters battling the 100-acre Summit fire once again bring containment to 50 percent. Earlier Tuesday, fire authorities had dropped the containment estimate to 30 percent after reassessing the lines

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GOOD PROGRESS MADE ON THE SUMMIT FIRE IN BIG BEAR

Firefighters are making good progress on the Summit Fire in nearby Big Bear. Monday afternoon, the U.S. Forest Service lifted mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders for all but one street: Knickerbocker Road, south of Pennsylvania Avenue. If all goes well, that evacuation order will be lifted sometime today, said Forest

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THE LATEST ON THE SUMMIT FIRE IN THE BIG BEAR AREA

Hundreds of firefighters battled a 100-acre blaze near the Snow Summit resort in Big Bear as darkness fell Sunday. Evacuations were ordered, and hundreds of homes were threatened by what is being called the Summit fire. Containment of the blaze was reported at 50 percent today as plane after plane

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GROWTH OF LAKE FIRE SLOWED SIGNIFICANTLY OVER WEEKEND

The growth of the Lake Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest slowed significantly over the weekend. After exploding to 10,000 acres in the first full day of the fire, the fire is now at 17,000 acres, or about 26 square miles, and is 19 percent contained. Nearly 2,000 firefighters

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SNOW-SHOEING TRIP TO BIG BEAR CANCELLED

The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s trip to Big Bear to go snow-shoeing on Sunday has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather.

YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH GOING SNOW-SHOEING SUNDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church has cancelled its snow-shoeing event in Big Bear Sunday, March 1 due to a weather forecast of inclement weather.

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS FACE MORE COMPETITION, LESS PLAYOFF BERTHS

As our local high school football season gets underway, the De Anza League is expanding with a new team, but fewer play-off berths. Rancho Mirage is joining Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Big Bear, Shadow Hills, Desert Hot Springs and Desert Mirage in a scramble for just two automatic play-off berths

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SMALL EARTHQUAKE RATTLES NEARBY BIG BEAR

A small earthquake has struck the Nearby Big Bear area last night, no damages or injuries were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.7 quake struck at 9:55 p.m. It was centered 4 miles north of Big Bear City at a depth of about 4 miles. Hundreds of people

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MILD EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE LANDERS AREA LAST NIGHT

A light earthquake rattled the Landers area last night. Sheriff’s dispatchers said there were no reports of damage or other problems. The magnitude-3.8 quake struck at 8:57 p.m. Thursday, in a sparsely settled area near Happy Trail and Adams Road, roughly 1 1/2 miles northeast of 247 and Linn Road,

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WE CORRECT INFORMATION ON A BIG BEAR FIELD TRIP

This correction today. Earlier we announced the Morongo Basin Historical Society will be offering a Beat the Heat Day in Big Bear. The Big Bear Valley Historical Society is home to one of only two operating stamp mills in California! It is $10 for members, $20 non-members (we said earlier

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTING FIELD TRIP TO BIG BEAR

The Morongo Basin Historical Society invites you to join them and beat the heat in Big Bear. Reporter Cara Conway has more… Cool down in Big Bear on August 16 with the Morongo Basin Historical Society! While enjoying a 20-degree temperature difference from the Hi-Desert, this field trip allows you

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CAR WASH TO BENEFIT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH YOUTH CAMP

A car wash will be held tomorrow, Saturday, June 14, at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. Donations from the car wash will be used toward the cost of the Presbyterian Youth Camp in Big Bear. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley.

TWIN EARTHQUAKES RATTLE THE REGION

A pair of earthquakes rattled the Morongo Basin and nearby Big Bear last night. The first, a magnitude 3.8 earthquake jolted Big Bear Lake shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Originally listed at 3.9, it was later downgraded to 3.8. The epicenter of the quake

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat baseball and softball teams will travel away to Thermal to play the Desert Mirage Rams. Both games start at 3:30. The Wildcat golf team will travel away to Indio to play Shadow Hills High School; tee time

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