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Speech Contest Focuses on Bullying

Big Bear, Ca, February 24, 2012, 3:00pm – The American Association of University Women in conjunction with Bearly Speaking Toastmasters will be holding a speech contest on February 28th for actively enrolled high school students.  The speech contest will focus on the topic of “Bullying: So What?” and so far there are 10 contestants, and more can join.  “AAUW established this speech contest in 2007,” said Sara Tully, AAUW Vice President of Programs.  “ This will be our first contest sponsored locally by our branch, and we are excited to give high school students a voice on this important topic.”  Bearly Speaking Toastmasters is assisting with the contest, and is available to coach contestants with speaking and presentation tips.  Winners will receive cash prizes, and the first place winner will be submitted to the state level by DVD, for an opportunity to compete for an additional cash prize.  High school students still wishing to compete can do so, and are encouraged to call Sara Tully at 544-1633, or Marlene Cain at 866-2819 to sign up.  The event will take place at 6:00pm at the MWD building in Big Bear Lake, and the public is encouraged to...

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BVUSD Board Of Trustees To Meet For Special Workshop

Big Bear, Ca, February 23, 2012, 3:00pm – There will be a special meeting of the  Bear Valley Unified School District on Friday, February 24th at the Big Bear Middle School Library at 5:00pm.  The meeting will focus on a workshop discussing the second interim, which entails the BVUSD board of trustees setting a goal of having a positive certification, which means to be financially self supported this year and into the next two years.  The board will also get an administrative report, and a personnel report, which will include the possible approval of reductions to contracts for the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, and Director of Personnel and Educational Services.  The meeting is open to the public to attend, and those wanting to speak, may do so during public comment...

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Fire Restrictions Reduced on National Forest Land

Big Bear, Ca, February 23, 2012, 12:00pm – With the recent winter weather the Big Bear Valley, and surrounding San Bernardino National Forest received, fire restrictions have once again been reduced.  Under normal winter weather conditions fire restriction remain reduced throughout the winter months, however this year fire restrictions were heightened after a spell of warm weather, and little moisture.  Winter burning projects will resume under the guidance of the Forest service as part of a continuing effort to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and improve forest health.  Visitors may once again have wood and charcoal fires in agency provided campfire rings at campgrounds, picnic areas and yellow post sites.  Campfire permits are still required for propane and gas stoves, and smoking is limited to enclosed vehicles on national forest land.  As always fireworks are always prohibited on the San Bernardino National Forest.  For more information about fire restrictions and controlled fire burnings contact the Big Bear Ranger Station & Discovery Center at...

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15 Year Old Resident Arrested After Being Linked to Local Burglaries

Big Bear, Ca, February 22, 2012, 5:00pm – At approximately 12:30 p.m. today, Detectives of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station arrested a 15-year-old male juvenile, resulting in the clearance of at least five burglary cases in Sugarloaf.  Detectives received information that the juvenile was breaking into and staying at vacant houses.  Detectives spotted the juvenile in the Village and took him into custody after a short pursuit.  The juvenile was found to be in possession of stolen property. The juvenile was booked on felony charges of residential burglary.  He is currently being held at San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall pending court procedures.  Detectives continue to investigate open burglary cases that have recently occurred throughout the Big Bear Valley.  Anyone with information regarding local burglaries is encouraged to contact the Detectives Bureau of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100.  Anonymous tips can be reported by calling WETIP at (800)...

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Cross & Kids Jam For Strings!

Big Bear, Ca, February 22, 2012, 1:00pm – With statewide budget cuts to education over the last few years, extra curricular programs such as the Big Bear Elementary Strings program have not received funding, resulting in the need to self fund the program.  There will be a fundraiser for the Bear Valley Unified School District Elementary Strings Program and Mihaylo Strings Program on Saturday March 3rd at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center.  Jazz pianist Mike Cross will be joining the strings students to perform “Cross & Kids” which is bound to be a night full of fun and great music with Mike Cross accompanying the kids.  Michael Perry from the Lighthouse Project told KBHR that they want to “Pack the Pac” for this performance.  The arts are an important part of a child’s education, so get your tickets today, and support our local elementary school kids.  The event will take place at 7:00pm at the PAC located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear Lake. To pre purchase your tickets call the PAC at...

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