Big Bear Hosting Amgen Tour of California 2015 Time Trial

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Big Bear Lake, Ca October 21, 2014 - As anticipated, the Amgen Tour of California announced that Big Bear will be a time trial stage stop on Friday May 15, 2015.   Although there have been many time trials at high altitude, what makes this event special for Big Bear Lake is that the start and finish for this stage will be in and around the Big … [Read more...]

Fatal Airplane Crash in Dry Grout Bay

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Fawnskin, CA October 20, 2014 - An Aircraft incident in the Fawnskin area was reported this morning at 10:48.  The single engine Sonex came to rest in the dry lake bed of Grout Bay near windy point.  The pilot who was the only person on board was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.  The plane is registered to a person in Northern California … [Read more...]

Cessna Crash Near Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA - October 16, 2014 - A plane crash was reported around 2 pm this afternoon just south of Highway 18 in the Arctic Circle area near Glory Ridge.  At that time the road was closed for repairs.  By 2:30 emergency crews were on scene as well as Forest Service fire personnel as a safeguard.  The plane was reported to be a single … [Read more...]

District Attorney’s Files Complaint on Kidnapping Charges

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In January, 2014, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a call for service regarding child concealment. Anthony Tummarello reported that he had not seen his son in 11 months and that the child’s mother, Melissa Epperley, was purposely not allowing him to see their 3-year-old. Tummarello had made numerous attempts to contact Epperley in an … [Read more...]

Hino Resigns as CEO of Bear Valley Community Healthcare District

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Big Bear Lake, CA - It was announced by Sara Russ the Hospital Board President, that Raymond Hino, Bear Valley Community Healthcare CEO has submitted his resignation effective on October 17, 2014. In a written statement Hino said “I want the entire Board to know that I am very appreciative to each of you for giving me the opportunity to lead this … [Read more...]

Airport Board Member, Local Businessman, Chuck Knight Passes

Big Bear City, CA - June 17, 2014 - Big Bear City Airport regrets to announce that one of its Board of Directors, Chuck Knight, passed away June 16, 2014, after a prolonged illness. Mr. Knight had served on the Board of Directors since 2009. An integral part of airport leadership, Chuck had served on the Airport Development Committee, the Personnel … [Read more...]

DWP Telephone Scammers Hitting Big Bear Again

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 21, 2014 – Telephone scammers are at it again attempting to now swindle DWP customers in Big Bear.  Dani McGee of Big Bear Department of Water tells KBHR that beginning today several customers–mostly small business owners–have been called by people posing as DWP representatives. The callers try to pressure customers … [Read more...]

Jim Miller crowned Man About Town

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Big Bear Lake, CA - 5/19/2014 - The annual fund raiser Man About Town raised a over $61,000 for Soroptimists International and women’s health issues in the Big Bear Valley.   Sunday night three contestants--Michael Natzic, Ray Hino and Jim Miller--made the final push for this years  Man About Town title.   With supporters, friends and family … [Read more...]

Skip Suhay passes away … “We mourn the loss of this dedicated leader”

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Big Bear Lake, Ca May 7, 2014 - After his battle with cancer Skip Suhay, business owner and local political leader passes away on May 4th, 2014. This statement was released from the Big Bear Lake Municipal Water District: “It is said that the measure of a great Board member is the value and effectiveness of the policies he or she develops over … [Read more...]

First National Bank of Southern California and First Mountain Bank Announce Merger Agreement

San Diego and Big Bear Lake, California, May 5, 2014 - First National Bank of Southern California and First Mountain Bank announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which First National Bank of Southern California will acquire First Mountain Bank for approximately $14.1 million in cash.  The purchase price is … [Read more...]