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Benny ⭐
Aug 19 : 09:37pm
bluemeadow, the Blackhawk is not here yet. The shoot is at the top of the mountain, but I believe it will be landing in our parking lot at Bear Mtn. I think he arrives tomorrow or Wednesday, shooting through the end of the week.

Forest Grump
Aug 19 : 07:48pm
There are also OHV Volunteers for the USFS. These fine people patrol our forest service roads often finding an destroying illegal fire pits, putting out deserted campfires, educating campers about illegal campfires and seeing that they are put out.

Aug 19 : 04:12pm
Thanks Forest, good to know.

Forest Grump
Aug 19 : 03:17pm
There is a large volunteer presence, Big Bear Valley Citizens on Patrol. They are recruiting now. They can be hampered sometimes by their controllers but for the most part these guys/gals rule.

Aug 19 : 02:58pm
Do we know what film shoot at Bear Mountain, I can hear the helicopter, but did not see it though.

Aug 19 : 12:15pm
I personally don't see the same police presence as I did even a few years ago. Is there a volunteer service in place? I know volunteers can't do much, but eye's and ears are invaluable. Without the bodies needed to respond, guess it wouldn't work.

Aug 19 : 11:18am
(Paranoid-conspiracy-theory Sidenote:
Like our Sheriff dept. if we had very low crime rate for one year, why would they increase their budget? Possibly, a quota of instances must be met. It's a thin line game the big cheese's are playing w/our safety.)
Soap box 📦 done!

Aug 19 : 11:08am
I didn't know campfires were allowed at all out here. On the Eastern side of the country, they are allowed. People even burn debris in large piles in their backyards in Tennessee. Here, it lacks the humidity where a fire can easily get out of hand.

Aug 19 : 10:47am
If it is due to budget cuts for their man hours, one would think a 2nd shift or overtime for rangers is much more cost effective than the resources it takes to fight a wildfire.

Aug 19 : 09:12am
Went Yellow Post Camping Saturday... Ranger drove around and stopped at each spot explaining as of Tuesday no more camp fires.... So, kind of a boring evening sitting around with no fire... However every other visible spot had a raging camp fire... No Ranger to be seen from dusk til dawn... Would it not make more sense to be patrolling in the evening...

Aug 19 : 08:08am
FYI, there's a film shoot going on at Bear Mountain this week that will include a real Blackhawk helicopter. You may see it buzzing around the Valley & Moonridge.

Aug 18 : 05:42pm
Packrats probably..

Aug 18 : 05:35pm
The rabbits 🐇 around here don't know what to make of carrots, go figure, the muskrats (?) eat them all up.

Aug 18 : 05:29pm
That's terrible, Hit n run non injury Lake Arrowhead.

Hey that giant tame gopher snake resident I have will tremble it's tail tip if startled. I laugh, wanna-be!

Aug 18 : 04:27pm
Reported Truck Fire Highway 18: *no Fire* - Cancel Response More Info: [Click Here]

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