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Serrano Campground on Big Bear’s North Shore Nationally Ranked as a Top 100 Family Campground

Big Bear's Serrano Campground is one of 15 campgrounds within the Mountaintop District of the San Bernardino National Forest.

Fawnskin, CA -- Serrano Campground, located in Fawnskin on the San Bernardino National Forest, has just received the honor of being named one of the Top 100 Family Campgrounds in the United States. Almost 4,000 campgrounds throughout the country were reviewed by ReserveAmerica, a national recreation reservation and campground management service, … [Read more...]

Airport District Grants Easement for Construction of Big Bear Disposal Facility

Big Bear City, CA -- The Board of Directors for the Big Bear Airport District, led by third-round President Jay Obernolte, convened for their monthly meeting this week and, among other items, addressed three ongoing topics. Among those, the revised Directors Policy Manual, which also outlines committee responsibilities, was approved. Airport staff, … [Read more...]

Fifteen Local Seats on November Ballot; Candidate Filing Begins Monday, July 12

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Come Monday, July 12, those interested in running for local office in the November General Election may file candidate papers with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters. The November 2, 2010 election will include federal, state and county offices (with candidates nominated in the June Primary Election), as well as 15 … [Read more...]

Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus; County’s Public Health Department Recommends the Precautionary “Five Ds”

San Bernardino County, CA -- A dead mockingbird that tested positive for West Nile Virus is, per the Department of Public Health, evidence that the disease is becoming more active in San Bernardino County. The County’s Mosquito and Vector Control Program received confirmation that a mockingbird collected June 18 in Redlands tested positive for … [Read more...]

Big Bear Feels 5.4 Quake in the Desert; 2.1 Magnitude Tremor Near Big Bear City

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Yesterday evening’s big rattler, centered near Borrego Springs at 4:53pm, has (since our 5pm newscast) been downgraded to a magnitude 5.4 earthquake, per the U.S. Geological Survey, and has been followed by countless aftershocks in the area about 25 miles south of Palm Springs. Specific to the Big Bear Valley, we did have … [Read more...]

City of Big Bear Lake Seeks Residents for Appointment to Planning Commission, DWP Board

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The City of Big Bear Lake has two vacancies to fill—one on the Planning Commission, the other on the Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners—on terms that extend through June 2013. The Planning Commission is a five-member body, appointed by City Council, and meets on first and third Wednesday afternoons to make … [Read more...]

Airport District and School Board Hold Public Meetings Today, July 7

Big Bear Valley, CA -- There are two public meetings scheduled for today (Wednesday, July 7), the first of which is this afternoon’s monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Big Bear Airport District. Today’s 2:30pm meeting, to be held in the airport pilots lounge at the Big Bear City Airport, will include two follow-up items from the … [Read more...]

Despite Influx of Crowds for Fourth of July, Sheriff’s Captain Reports, “We Had Relatively Few Incidents”

The buzz around town is that this year's fireworks display over Big Bear Lake was the best extravaganza ever. (Photo courtesy Danny Enger)

Big Bear Valley, CA -- This year’s Fourth of July weekend in the Big Bear Valley was marred by the July 5 drowning of an 18-year-old from Yucca Valley, though, given the influx of crowds here for the holiday, local law enforcement and fire agencies report that it was a relatively calm weekend. In addition to an extra 20 deputies on patrol, the … [Read more...]

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