Author: Caroline Quintanilla

Old Miners Parade to be held on the National Day of the Cowboy

Big Bear, Ca July 18, 2011 8:00 am – Big Bear’s Old Miners Parade is set to travel through the Village and along Big Bear Blvd on Saturday, July 23.  Happily, this date coincides with the 7th annual National Day of the Cowboy, a day set aside to celebrate and honor cowboy heritage.  Recently California adopted SCR 48, a resolution introduced by Senator Jean Fuller (R-District 18), to add California to the growing list of states observing a day of celebration of cowboys.  As Big Bear’s history is rich in cowboy lore and this year’s parade theme is “Respecting our Past, Protecting our Future, “ the fact that the two events coincide allows Big Bear to include celebrating our cowboy past as part of the festivities.  Also set for Saturday’s Old Miners’ Association list of events is a Parade Breakfast, the Outhouse Race, and the History Alive!...

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Big Bear Rave Canceled

Big Bear, Ca July 15, 2011 5:00 pm – The summer rave concert that raised the concerns of parents and other local residents has been cancelled, according to the promoter’s page on Facebook.  Evollove, a new concert production company based in Big Bear City posted on Facebook on July 14 at approximately 7:00 pm, “I regret to inform you taht [sic] Summer Bear Beats has been shut down by Big Bear Sheriff Department. This is not the end of evollove Productions.”  On July 15 at 3:00 pm, Evollove posted that there would be a Hip Hop Show at Diamond Lil’s on August 27.  The production company’s information listed is limited to a post office box in Big Bear City.  No phone, email, or website contacts are included.  Currently only 17 people have subscribed to the...

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Music for Forest Restoration at Discovery Center

 Big Bear, Ca July 15, 2011 3:00 pm – The tribute band acclaimed as “the next best thing” to seeing the superstar rock group Journey, Don’t Stop Believin’ is bringing their music to the Big Bear Discovery Center Saturday night.  The concert is a fundraiser for the National Forest Association’s programs for forest restoration and youth volunteer programs, and is number two in a series of four events co-produced by the NFA and The Tim Wood Group of Coldwell Banker.  The Discovery Center will use the proceeds from the music events for a 3-year forest restoration project led by youth volunteers.  The program particularly needs funds to provide reliable transportation for the youth.  Tickets for the concerts are available online at and when not sold out, at the gate.  Tomorrow, the amphitheater gates open at 5:30 pm with the music to start at 7:00.  Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for teens.  Children ages 12 and under are always admitted...

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Carmegeddon Solution: Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca July 15, 2011 1:00 pm – With much of Los Angeles in an uproar over the closing of the parts of the 405 this weekend, Big Bear would like to offer a solution.  Come visit our cool mountain air, beautiful lake, great hiking and mountain biking trails, cozy cabins, full-service hotels, and restaurants for any taste, even Nepalese!  No need to travel the 405 freeway to get here.  Big Bear is far away from the city’s congestion and traffic.  Of course, residents, second homeowners, and visitors to Big Bear this past winter and spring are chuckling a little behind their hands.  Having survived a seven month closure on one of Big Bear’s main access highways, two days doesn’t seem like such a big deal.  Now, thanks to the efforts of many people at the state and local level, highway 330 is open.  Big Bear would like to invite those avoiding traffic snarls in Los Angeles for a visit.  It’s a great solution to carmegeddon, this weekend and all year. [audio:|titles=Carmegeddon Solution – Big...

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Fire District Board Updated on Firewise Programs

Big Bear Lake, Ca July 15, 2011 12:00 pm – During Wednesday’s meeting of the Big Bear Lake Fire District, Fire Fuels Reduction Supervisor David Yegge gave a presentation about the multiple fire prevention programs the city is pursuing.  Big Bear Lake has received commendation for these programs, including an article in Sunset Magazine last September called “Doing it right: looking for the safest place to live in wildfire country? Welcome to Big Bear Lake”  Current programs highlighted by Yegge included the joint agency Curbside Chipping program throughout the Valley, the work with the County to remove dead and dying trees, updates to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan, and grants in progress for future programs.  One grant Yegge is working on would extend the successful chipping program for several additional years.  In June alone, the program received 570 requests for chipping, with another 225 made this month.  202 tons of brush has been chipped, with some of the wood chips being used at sites around the City, and some slated to be burned for electricity at a plant in Thermal, California.  During the presentation, the Board was invited to visit the firewise property during this Saturday’s Xeriscape Garden Tour.  The demonstration property uses native plants and careful landscaping to create a beautiful yard that also reduces the home’s vulnerability to wildfire.  The demonstration is part of the Districts’ programs...

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