Pebble Plain Habitat… Only in Big Bear

Big Bear Valley, CA, April 12, 2014 - When the glaciers receded during the Pleistocene Age, they created unique open areas covered with miniature rare plants found only in Big Bear. These areas are known as pebble plains and have a soil composition of quartzite pebbles, deposited over eons, which prevent conifers from taking seed, thus preserving this ancient habitat for many … [Continue reading]

Snow Summit Kicks Off Summer on Saturday

Big Bear Lake, April 18, 2014 - Snow Summit reopens its renowned bike park for the summer season this Saturday, making it the first and only lift-serviced bike park open in North America. The base area at Snow Summit will be a Vendor Booth City, featuring dozens of brands like Troy Lee Designs, Five Ten, Smith Optic, Ryders Eyewear, Marin Bikes, Freestyle USA, and Trek. … [Continue reading]

It’s Mother’s Day for Mother Earth

Fawnskin, CA, April 18, 2014 - Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water is joining forces with Project WET to teach families how to take better care of the planet we depend on--especially our liquid assets. Project WET is the world’s leading water education organization, and visitors to the Big Bear Discovery Center Saturday will learn what happens in the water cycle, how they can … [Continue reading]

Highway Dedication Ceremony Honors Slain Detective

Yucaipa, CA, April 17, 2014 - A local law enforcement officer who lost his life in the Christopher Dorner shootout last year was memorialized again yesterday. Detective Jeremiah MacKay now has a five-mile segment of Highway 38 dedicated to his memory. The highway signs honoring him were unveiled in a somber ceremony at the Community Park Amphitheatre in Yucaipa. Officials … [Continue reading]

Tonight in Big Bear: County Seeks Public Input on Renewable Energy

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 16, 2014 - San Bernardino County is creating a plan for renewable energy and is looking for public input; the first round of public workshops is this month. Supervisor James Ramos, who is presenting a solar expo for homeowners in Joshua Tree this month, says, “Community participation is key to the success of developing a renewable energy component … [Continue reading]

Bears: Omnivores With Bone-Building Secrets

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 12, 2014 - The San Bernardino National Forest is riddled with Ursus Americanus--otherwise known as the Black Bear. But that wasn’t always the case. It wasn’t until the indigenous Grizzly Bear was hunted to extinction in the early 1900s that Black bears were imported from Yosemite. With up to 30,000 black bears currently occupying 52,000 square miles … [Continue reading]