CalTrans Implements Maintenance Projects at Base of Mountain, and in Boulder Bay and Fawnskin Areas

Big Bear Valley, CA -- In addition to the ongoing construction of the Big Bear bridge, scheduled for completion next year, there are a few CalTrans maintenance projects slated for this week. Work resumes in the Highland area this week, which will affect those traveling on the 210 freeway and Highway 330 at the base of the mountain. From 8am to 4pm … [Read more...]

County’s Annual Property Assessment Roll Decreases by 4.5 Percent; Declines for Big Bear Average 2.1 Percent

San Bernardino County, CA -- San Bernardino County’s annual property assessment roll was signed by Assessor Dennis Draeger last week, and calculated a –4.5 percent net decrease in value for the nearly 820,000 parcels, totaling a value of nearly $163 billion, as compared to the assessment roll for the prior fiscal year. The Assessor’s office … [Read more...]

Emergency Personnel on Scene in Boulder Bay July 5; Sheriff’s Dive Team Searching for Possible Drowning Victim (Updated)

Big Bear's emergency personnel responded to the incident on Boulder Bay, which was called in just before the 11am hour.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Breaking news as of Monday, July 5, 11am hour: Big Bear’s emergency personnel are currently on scene in Boulder Bay, at Big Bear Lake’s west end, attending to a possible drowning incident. The Big Bear Municipal Water District’s Lake Patrol received the alert call at 10:48am and, in the 11 o’clock hour, responders have … [Read more...]

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Freedom Isn’t Free: We Salute 35 Hometown Military Heroes on Independence Day

Big Bear Valley, CA -- As we celebrate our Independence Day, our friends at the American Legion Post 584 remind that freedom isn’t free. Thirty-five of the Big Bear Valley’s sons and daughters have already served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and three of those sons--U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Rex Kenyon, U.S. Army Specialist Adam … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Fireworks Over Big Bear Lake on Sunday Night; Boat Ramps Closed During Event

Big Bear Valley, CA -- The City of Big Bear Lake and the Rotary Club present the annual Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza over Big Bear Lake--one of the best displays in all of Southern California!  Fireworks launch near the South Shore’s Pine Knot Avenue area, but can be seen from most locations on and near the lake, as well as surrounding … [Read more...]

CHP Reminds Travelers to Buckle Up; All Available Officers on the Road for Holiday Weekend

As with most major holidays, the Fourth of July weekend marks the implementation of a Maximum Enforcement Period for the California Highway Patrol. All available CHP officers will be on the road, as of Friday, July 2 at 6pm and through midnight on Monday the 5th. The CHP points out that during last year’s Fourth of July weekend, 24 people were … [Read more...]

District Ranger Tangenberg Plans for Additional Fuels Reduction on Forest; SBNF Visitors Encouraged to Be Fire-Safe Over Holiday

Fuels reduction has already been established USFS road 2N10, off of Mill Creek Road.

Big Bear Valley, CA/San Bernardino National Forest -- District Ranger Scott Tangenberg has been overseeing the Mountaintop District of the San Bernardino National Forest for over a year now, having officially assumed the position in September after serving as acting district ranger upon the promotion of Kurt Winchester last spring. “I am … [Read more...]

Escrow Closes on New Zoo Property; Community Input on Relocation Project to Be Sought in August or September

Big Bear Lake, CA -- County Supervisor Neil Derry has just announced the purchase of a 10.4 acre parcel of land in lower Moonridge, to relocate and expand the Moonridge Animal Park, as escrow on the $2 million property closed this week. For nearly a decade, the zoo relocation project has been in various stages of discussion and implementation with … [Read more...]

Though Closures, Adjournments for Upcoming Holiday, Boulder Bay Park to Open for Fourth of July

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Big Bear Valley, CA -- In light of the upcoming holiday, some meetings will be adjourned and offices closed. The Big Bear Municipal Water District will not be holding their regular meeting this Thursday, and the Big Bear Lake Planning Commission will not be meeting on Wednesday the 7th. Offices for both the City of Big Bear Lake and the Big Bear … [Read more...]