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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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats track and field team traveled to San Gorgonio High School to compete in the Sparta Relays on Saturday. Coach Rhonda Morton said the team earned over 25 medals throughout the day. Top medal winners were Makya Bullion, Adriann Miller, and D’Avion Oliver who each earned

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BASKETBALL ALL-STARS BRING HOME CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Twentynine Palms Recreation all-star basketball teams travelled up the hill to Big Bear last weekend. With a final record of 5 and 1 the fifth and sixth grade girls were able to avenge an earlier defeat to Needles. Carveona Garner was awarded the MVP for the division while Taylor

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BIG BEAR PIRATE SHIP SINKS

Big Bear Lake’s iconic tour boat, “The Big Bear Pirate Ship,” sank sometime during the night Friday, between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning. The sunken ship was discovered Saturday at 8 a.m. by a Holloway’s Marina employee. The cause of the sinking was due to severe weather

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORT SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, and the girls’ soccer team, will travel away to Big Bear. The soccer game starts at 5. The Lady ’Cats basketball game starts at 5; the boys’ game at 6:30.

 

Also today, the Yucca Valley High

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DE ANZA LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY FINALS HELD AT 7,000 FEET

The De Anza League cross-country finals took place at Snow Summit at 7,000 feet Saturday afternoon. Twentynine Palms High School Coach Jay Stepp said the event was dominated by Big Bear. The Big Bear girls kicked off defeating Yucca Valley by 7 and Shadow Hills by 56. Going into the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Lady Cat tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Shadow Hills High School. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30.

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team travels to Big Bear tomorrow to play the Bears.

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