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  • UPDATE 5: Dive Team Recovers Drowning Victim – GoFundMe Account Established

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE 5: Wednesday, August 31 – 3:58 a.m. Lake Arrowhead, CA – The San Bernardino County Coroner has identified the man who drowned in Grass Valley Lake on Monday as 39-year-old Jose Sotelo-Vizcaino, a resident of Rim Forest. The media advisory indicates that Sotelo-Vizcaino swam into the lake to retrieve a disabled radio-controlled boat and did […]

    UPDATE 5: Dive Team Recovers Drowning Victim - GoFundMe Account Established
  • $2.5 Million Grant For Expansion Of Sawmill Pebble Plain Ecological Preserve

    By Michael P. Neufeld Sacramento, CA – The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) — meeting in Sacramento — approved approximately $15 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California including a $2.5 million grant to acquire additional acreage for the Sawmill Pebble Plain Ecological Preserve. Some of the 21 funded projects will benefit fish and […]

    $2.5 Million Grant For Expansion Of Sawmill Pebble Plain Ecological Preserve
  • UPDATE 2: Palm Fire At Bottom Of Highway 330 – Full Containment

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE 2: Tuesday, August 30 – 6:55 p.m. Highland, CA – San Bernardino County Fire is reporting the Palm Fire is fully contained at about 10 acres. There was one firefighter injury, according to information provided by County Fire. County Fire was assisted by the U. S. Forest Service and CALFIRE.   UPDATE: Tuesday, August 30 […]

    UPDATE 2: Palm Fire At Bottom Of Highway 330 - Full Containment
  • UPDATE 8: Bogart Fire In Cherry Valley – 1,300 Acres – 45 Percent Contained

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE 8: Wednesday, August 31 – 1:40 p.m. Cherry Valley, CA – Over 400 firefighters remain on scene of the Bogart Fire in Cherry Valley that is now at 1,300 acres and 45 percent contained, according to Riverside County Fire/CALFIRE.   UPDATE 7: Wednesday, August 31 – 6:50 a.m. Cherry Valley, CA – The Bogart Fire […]

    UPDATE 8: Bogart Fire In Cherry Valley - 1,300 Acres - 45 Percent Contained
  • MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS: Marshall Tucker Band Headlines September 3 Concert

    By Michael P. Neufeld Fawnskin, CA – You’re sure to hear a refreshing rendition of “Take The Highway” when the Marshall Tucker Band” takes center stage in the final Music In the Mountains Concert on Saturday, September 3, at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater. Shawn Jones, the epitome of American Blues/Roots/Rock music, will open the finale concert at 6 […]

    MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS: Marshall Tucker Band Headlines September 3 Concert
  • NOVEMBER 8 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: 3,000 Poll Works Being Recruited

    By Michael P. Neufeld San Bernardino, CA – Get political. Get patriotic. Get paid. Be a part of history by being a poll worker for the November 8 Presidential Election. The San Bernardino County Elections Office is hiring about 3,000 poll workers for Election Day. “Election workers are an essential part of the successful creation of a positive experience for […]

    NOVEMBER 8 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: 3,000 Poll Works Being Recruited
  • Rim Parents Invited “Back To School”

    By Michael P. Neufeld Blue Jay, CA – Parental involvement in schools helps students achieve more and schools thrive, according to recent research. The parents of Rim of the World Unified School District students can take advantage of an opportunity to see the world their child inhabits every day and meet the teachers and people in charge during a series […]

    Rim Parents Invited "Back To School"
  • A 130-Foot Hoist Rescue in Closed Section Near Big Falls

    By Michael P. Neufeld Forest Falls, CA – Once again an injured hiker had to be hoisted from a rocky area in the Big Falls area by the Sheriff’s Aviation Division after falling about 30-feet. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department identified the hiker as 35-year-old Lea Hernandez from Banning. THE INCIDENT Hernandez and other hikers entered the closed area […]

    A 130-Foot Hoist Rescue in Closed Section Near Big Falls
  • Highway 138 Fatal Motorcycle Crash West Of Summit Valley Road

    By Michael P. Neufeld Hesperia, CA – A 54-year-old resident of Chino Hills — Richard Mark Slater — died Sunday afternoon of injuries sustained when his motorcycle collided with an automobile towing a boat on Highway 138. The San Bernardino County Coroner reports that Slater’s 2002 Kawasaki Vulcan was westbound on Highway 138 about 2:35 p.m., just west of Summit […]

    Highway 138 Fatal Motorcycle Crash West Of Summit Valley Road
  • Eighth Annual Quilt Walk Returns To Blue Jay Village

    By W. Edward Clark Blue Jay, CA – You’re invited to stroll through Blue Jay Village and take in some beautiful quilts that will be on display during the Eighth Annual Blue Jay Quilt Walk on Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FRIENDS IN THE FOREST Sponsored by the Willow Woods Quilt Guild and the Lake Arrowhead […]

    Eighth Annual Quilt Walk Returns To Blue Jay Village

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UPDATE 5: Dive Team Recovers Drowning Victim - GoFundMe Account Established

UPDATE 5: Dive Team Recovers Drowning Victim – GoFundMe Account Established

August 31, 2016 at 12:06 am

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Dive Team recovered the body of 39-year-old Jose Sotelo-Vizcaino in Grass Valley Lake on Tuesday. A GoFundMe account has...

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Eighth Annual Quilt Walk Returns To Blue Jay Village

Eighth Annual Quilt Walk Returns To Blue Jay Village

August 29, 2016 at 12:01 am

The Eighth Annual Blue Jay Quilt Walk begins at 10 A.M. on Saturday, September 24. (Contributed Photo) By W. Edward Clark Blue Jay, CA – You’re invited to stroll through...

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POLITICS/ELECTIONS »

November 8 Election: Candidate Filing Extended/Contested And Uncontested Races

November 8 Election: Candidate Filing Extended/Contested And Uncontested Races

August 14, 2016 at 12:04 am

By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – The candidate filing deadline for the November 8 Presidential General Election has been extended until 5 p.m. to Wednesday,...

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SKYPARK At Santa's Village: Santa Seeking Multi-Talented Villagers

SKYPARK At Santa’s Village: Santa Seeking Multi-Talented Villagers

August 26, 2016 at 12:05 am

You can make Santa’s “GOOD” list if you’re a shiny, happy and multi-talented person seeking full or part-time employment as a Villager at SKYPARK At...

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Former Mountain Resident Charged With Distributing Pornography To 12-Year-Old

Former Mountain Resident Charged With Distributing Pornography To 12-Year-Old

August 27, 2016 at 12:01 am

Paul Michael Madison, 30, a former Running Springs resident, has entered a not guilty plea to distributing pornographic material to a 12-year-old Texas girl. (File Photo) By...

 

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SHERIFF'S LOG - Tuesday, August 30

SHERIFF’S LOG – Tuesday, August 30

August 31, 2016 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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UPDATE: 3.4 Quake Reported Near Big Bear City

UPDATE: 3.4 Quake Reported Near Big Bear City

By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE: Tuesday, August 30 – 8:43 a.m. Big Bear City, CA –  Additional information about the 3.4 earthquake that struck at 7:25 a.m. 19 miles from Big Bear City has been released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). USGS reports the temblor occurred at a depth of 4.3 miles and the epicenter was 21 miles from […]

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Highland Fire's Smoke Visible In Mountain Communities And 210 Freeway

Highland Fire’s Smoke Visible In Mountain Communities And 210 Freeway

  By Michael P. Neufeld Highland, CA – Highland Fire (CALFIRE) made quick work of a vegetation fire just north of the 210 Freeway Sunday afternoon with smoke visible from some mountain communities and along the freeway. Firefighters prevented the fire from reaching at least three homes and there were no evacuations from the fire that was reported about 4 […]

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