Author: Angela Meyers

5th Annual “Snowshoe The Bear” Starts “Conquer The Bear” Series

Big Bear, Ca, February 20, 2012, 12:00pm – The recent 14 inches of snowfall the Big Bear Valley received will be perfect snowpack for the 5th annual Snowshoe the Bear race that will take place this Saturday, February 25th. Snowshoe the Bear is a great event for anyone who has ever wanted to give snowshoeing a try.  There is a challenge for everyone at every level with a 5 and 10k course.  You don’t need to own a pair of snowshoes to compete, as you can rent them from may shops around the Big Bear Valley including North Shore Trading Company, Goldsmith’s Boardhouse and Bear Valley Bikes.   If you are renting from a local shop, be sure to call ahead and reserve a pair, as they can run out.  Snowshoe the Bear is the first event in the Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Cub series, in which participants compete in the snowshoe race, Paddlefest in July, a road bike race in August, and a trail run in September.  Those that complete all of the races will Conquer the Cub or Conquer the Bear.  For more information on Snowshoe the Bear, or the Conquer the Bear series go online at...

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Enjoy the Fresh Snow This Holiday Weekend!

Big Bear, Ca, February 17, 2012, 4:00pm – The recent snowfall the Big Bear Valley received has created great conditions for this holiday weekend.  With 14-16 inches of fresh snow on the slopes and surrounding mountainside, skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers are in for a great weekend.  Nearly all the runs are open at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, and Big Bear Mountain Resorts is Southern California’s “Learn to Ski & Ride Headquarters,” so those needing lessons or a refresher will find excellent classes and instructors.  Outdoor enthusiasts who are interested in going snowshoeing, can stop by the Discovery Center for guided tours, or they can go to Goldsmith’s Boardhouse, North Shore Trading Company or Bear Valley Bikes to rent snowshoes.  Motorists are advised to drive with care as roads may be icy or slippery, and are reminded that there are three routes in and out of the valley for your driving needs.  Highway 38 is on the east side of the valley and often is an easier route to take when departing on holiday weekends, as there is less traffic.  Highway 18 down through Lucerne Valley is also another way down the mountain, and is ideal for those traveling back to the desert communities, Arizona, or Nevada.  And as always carry chains in your vehicle as it is the law that you have them in your car when...

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Deputies Seek Information On Homicide In Lucerne Valley

Lucerne Valley, Ca, February 17, 2012, 12:00pm – Deputies of the Victor Valley Station are seeking information regarding the death of a two-year-old boy that occurred in Lucerne Valley yesterday.  On Thursday, February 16, 2012, at approximately 10:06 p.m., Deputies from Victor Valley Station responded to the 9200 Block of Anza Trail in Lucerne Valley, to assist medical aid regarding a two-year-old child who had been assaulted and was possibly not breathing.  Upon arrival, Deputies found the fire department and medical aid already on scene performing CPR on the victim.  The victim was transported to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center by ambulance.  Once at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center the victim was air lifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment. Early this morning, the victim was sadly pronounced deceased at Loma Linda University Medical Center.  As the victim was being transported from the scene, deputies located a male suspect later identified as, Ceasar Vasquez, hiding in the desert with what appeared to be a self-inflicted wound to his neck.  Vasquez was detained and transported to Desert Valley Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.  Through investigation, Vasquez was identified as the boyfriend of the child’s mother and investigators believe he is responsible for the injuries suffered by the victim.   Vasquez was arrested, transported and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for PC 187 Murder.  Anyone...

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Holcomb Valley Trail Run

The Holcomb Valley Trail Run was established by Gary & Pam Kalina in 1997.  Gary was an avid runner; he realized that some of the best trail running in Southern California was right here in Big Bear.  And some of the best trail running in Big Bear was on the Pacific Crest Trail.  The Holcomb Valley trail run will take place on June 10th, and will consist of a 7 mile, 15 mile, and 33 mile trail runs.   The event is complete with aid stations, beautiful views of the valley, and excellent trails.  For more information or to register, go to...

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Grenade Games

The 8th Grenade Games will be coming to Bear Mountain March 24-25. The Grenade Games is the brainchild of two-time Olympic silver medalist Danny Kass. Kass holds one of the most successful competition records in snowboarding and is one of the sport’s most exciting athletes. For mkore details please call (909) 585-2519 or visit...

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