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  • RESIDENTS ONLY: Access To Mountain Roads Curtailed (UPDATE)

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE: Monday, January 23 – 3:20 p.m. Mountain Communities – Caltrans has released the following information: The California Highway Patrol has advised that the State Routes (SR) in the San Bernardino Mountains are open to residents only due to the current highway and poor weather conditions. Residents must have proof of residency and chains before they […]

    RESIDENTS ONLY: Access To Mountain Roads Curtailed (UPDATE)
  • SNOW DAY: Rim & Bear Valley Unified Announce Cancellation Of Classes

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – A Snow Day has been declared for Tuesday, January 24, by the Rim of the World and Bear Valley Unified School Districts. RIM OF THE WORLD UNIFIED The district announced that all schools in the Rim of the World Unified School District will be closed due to snow conditions. Administrators posted that the […]

    SNOW DAY: Rim & Bear Valley Unified Announce Cancellation Of Classes
  • ROAD CLOSED: Highway 18 From Highway 138 To Crest Forest Drive (UPDATE 2)

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE 2: Monday, January 23 – 11 a.m. Crestline, CA – Caltrans has announced that The Narrows  will remain closed for an unknown duration due to a massive rock slide between Highway 138 and Crest Forest Drive. Caltrans spokesperson Terri Kasinga told ROTWNEWS.com that “an emergency contract is in the work for repairs.” Heavy fog in […]

    ROAD CLOSED: Highway 18 From Highway 138 To Crest Forest Drive (UPDATE 2)
  • CHAIN CONTROLS: Never Install Chains On Roadway – Use A Turnout

    Mountain Communities – The California Highway Patrol and Caltrans urge motorists utilizing state highways in the San Bernardino mountains to BE PREPARED and always carry chains and never install chains in the middle of a roadway. Visitors should also bring trash bags to deposit their trash and take back home after their visit to the mountain communities. Chain control locations […]

    CHAIN CONTROLS: Never Install Chains On Roadway - Use A Turnout
  • TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN: Swift Water Rescue In Cajon Pass

    By Michael P. Neufeld Cajon Pass – A swift water rescue Sunday afternoon of two persons trapped in their pickup truck serves as a reminder to all motorists — TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN. THE INCIDENT The incident — which was reported about 2:30 p.m. — occurred in storm water near Old Cajon Boulevard and Swarthout Canyon in the Cajon Pass […]

    TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN: Swift Water Rescue In Cajon Pass
  • CHAIN SCAM: Don’t Fall Victim To Opportunists Selling Chains

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are cautioning residents and visitors not to become a victim of opportunists attempting to force motorists to purchase their chains. CHAIN CONTROL STATIONS The media advisory states: “The only people who can tell you that you have to put on chains are […]

    CHAIN SCAM: Don't Fall Victim To Opportunists Selling Chains
  • SNOW VALLEY: Resort Prepares To Reopen January 24 (UPDATE)

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE: Monday, January 23 – 1:23 p.m. Running Springs, CA – Snow Valley Mountain Resort — with 18 to 20-inches of new snow since Sunday — is preparing to reopen on Tuesday, January 24 at 9 a.m. The resort was closed on Monday due to extreme weather conditions due to the recent series of storms. “We […]

    SNOW VALLEY: Resort Prepares To Reopen January 24 (UPDATE)
  • LAKE GREGORY YACHT CLUB: Sails To SCYA Club Of The Year Honors

    By Michael P. Neufeld Crestline, CA – News that the Lake Gregory Yacht Club (LGYC) won the 2016 Club of the Year award from the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) traveled back to Crestline and the shores of Lake Gregory faster than someone claiming the America’s Cup (Auld Mug). . .the oldest international sporting trophy. This is the third consecutive […]

    LAKE GREGORY YACHT CLUB: Sails To SCYA Club Of The Year Honors
  • ROAD CLOSED: Highway 138 In Summit Valley

    By Michael P. Neufeld Hesperia, CA – Caltrans is reporting Highway 138 in Summit Valley is closed in both directions from I-15 to Summit Valley Road (3 miles west of the junction of Highway 173) due to flooding and slides. The duration of the closure is unknown at this time.     (546)

    ROAD CLOSED: Highway 138 In Summit Valley
  • SEARCH & RESCUE: Snow Cat Retrieves Very Cold Skier (UPDATE 3)

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE 3: Sunday, January 22 – 7:22 p.m. Barton Flats – The unidentified skier rescued in the Barton Flats area by Scow Cat6 98 has been transported to the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station. No additional information was available. The Summit Incident Commend has now been terminated at all rescuers are safely off the mountain, according to […]

    SEARCH & RESCUE: Snow Cat Retrieves Very Cold Skier (UPDATE 3)

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RESIDENTS ONLY: Access To Mountain Roads Curtailed (UPDATE)

RESIDENTS ONLY: Access To Mountain Roads Curtailed (UPDATE)

January 23, 2017 at 2:25 pm

By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE: Monday, January 23 – 3:20 p.m. Mountain Communities – Caltrans has released the following information: The California Highway Patrol...

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BUSINESS OVER BREAKFAST: Bill’s Villager Coffee Shop Plays Host

BUSINESS OVER BREAKFAST: Bill’s Villager Coffee Shop Plays Host

January 22, 2017 at 12:02 am

The Business Over Breakfast networking event at Bill’s Villager in Blue Jay on Tuesday, January 24 can help your business grow. (Contributed Photo) By W. Edward Clark Blue...

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POLITICS/ELECTIONS »

TRANSPARENCY: Obernolte's A.B. 195 Expands Proposed Local Tax Requirements

TRANSPARENCY: Obernolte’s A.B. 195 Expands Proposed Local Tax Requirements

January 21, 2017 at 12:04 am

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte has introduced legislation that would require the ballot statement of any proposed local ordinance that imposes a tax to include specified information...

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BUSINESS OVER BREAKFAST: Bill’s Villager Coffee Shop Plays Host

BUSINESS OVER BREAKFAST: Bill’s Villager Coffee Shop Plays Host

January 22, 2017 at 12:02 am

The Business Over Breakfast networking event at Bill’s Villager in Blue Jay on Tuesday, January 24 can help your business grow. (Contributed Photo) By W. Edward Clark Blue...

Crime & Most Wanted »

ASSAULT ARREST: Suspect Also Charged With Manufacturing An Explosive Device

ASSAULT ARREST: Suspect Also Charged With Manufacturing An Explosive Device

January 14, 2017 at 12:06 am

A 56-year-old man is under arrest on an assault with a deadly weapon charge and for manufacturing an explosive device that brought the Bomb and Arson Unit to a Cedarpines...

 

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SHERIFF'S LOG - Sunday, January 22

SHERIFF’S LOG – Sunday, January 22

January 23, 2017 at 12:01 am

Mountain Communities – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has released the daily incident reports for the Big Bear Station, City of Big Bear Lake...

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WEATHER ALERT: Next Storm Could Deliver Major Punch

WEATHER ALERT: Next Storm Could Deliver Major Punch

By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – The mountain communities — having just started recovery from a series of storms, numerous power outages and closed highways — are bracing for what weather forecasts predict may dump several feet of snow at resort levels. The National Weather Service is calling for rain before 10 p.m. Sunday, then snow showers. The rain […]

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HIGHWAY 138: Temporary Bypass Road Delayed Until Further Notice

HIGHWAY 138: Temporary Bypass Road Delayed Until Further Notice

By Michael P. Neufeld Hesperia, CA – Caltrans has announced that the opening of the temporary bypass road on Highway 138 near Hog Ranch Creek Bridge has been delayed until further notice due to the series of weather systems moving through the area. It’s all part of  the $23 million Highway 138 East Alignment Project that will eliminate the switchbacks just […]

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