The New Big Bear Alpine Zoo

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Big Bear Lake, CA August 26, 2015 - Big Bear is one step closer to getting a new zoo.   Supervisor James Ramos announced at Monday's Big Bear Lake City Council meeting that a ground breaking ceremony will take place as early as December of this year.   The building plans and specifications are nearly complete which include a peer review. … [Read more...]

Summit Fire

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Big Cear, CA, 8/28/15 UPDATE - Due to more accurate mapping, the acreage burned has been decreased to 55 acres and is now 75% contained. Big Bear, Ca, 8/26/15, 10:00am UPDATE - Fire personnel have increased the containment of the Summit Fire to 50% today with the size of the fire remaining at 100 acres. Big Bear, Ca, 8/25/15, 1:10pm … [Read more...]

No School Today For Sites Within the Big Bear Valley

Big Bear Lake, Ca 6:00 am - School cancelled for Monday August 24th. The Bear Valley Unified School District has determined that because of evacuation orders that include areas near their schools and citing student and staff safety, schools in the Big Bear Valley will be closed today.  The Fallsvale school site will remain in session today. … [Read more...]

Tour de Big Bear attracts 2000 Riders and Supporters

Big Bear Lake, CA July 31, 2015 - As many as 2000 visiting and local cyclists will take to the streets this Saturday to participate in this years annual Tour de Big Bear ride.  If you wanted to ride, it may be hard to jump in now as the Big Bear Cycling Association recently announced that the event is sold out except for the possibility of … [Read more...]

C.A.M.P. on Local Forest to Eradicate Marijuana Planting

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National Forest area near Day Creek Canyon, July 23, 2015 -  The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted a joint operation with CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) and the DEA to eradicate a large marijuana cultivation site in the San Bernardino National Forest near Day Creek Canyon. The site was located in extremely rugged … [Read more...]

The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated

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Big Bear, CA, July 9, 2015, 11:40am - The Lake Fire has remained at approximately 31,359 acres in size and is 98% contained and is being managed by Jason Winbigler’s Type 3 Team from the San Bernardino National Forest. The fire behavior is currently minimal with heavy fuels smoldering within the perimeter.  Smoke may be visible, however it is … [Read more...]

PREPARE FOR NEW TRAFFIC AND BOAT RETRIEVAL CONTROL DURING AND AFTER FIREWORKS

Big Bear Lake, CA July 3, 2015 - New this year will be a traffic plan to help ease July 4th congestion that previously has plagued the end of the fireworks program.  Officials are estimating between 140,000 and 160,000 visitors on the 4th.  Simply put, Big Bear Boulevard, Highway 18, nearest the fireworks display will have a “No Left Turn” … [Read more...]

Impostor Firefighter at Lake Fire Command Center Arrested

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Big Bear City, CA June 27, 2015 At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, deputies of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Lake Fire for perimeter patrol and security of evacuated areas observed a white Crown Victoria driving into affected areas that were closed by road blocks. The vehicle was driven by a male … [Read more...]

Overturned Truck on Highway 38 Forces Full Closure

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Angelus Oaks, CA June 6, 2015 - Shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a big rig carrying lumber overturned on Highway 38 approximately 5 miles east of Angelus Oaks. As a result, there is a hard closure in place on Highway 38 from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams. The closure is anticipated to last 4-6 hours. Information will be updated as it … [Read more...]

EBBIE Award for Excellence in Business

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The Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting on Tuesday June 2nd, 2015.  It was well attended with over 120 in attendance.   The program was highlighted by the presentations of the Business of the Year awards so called EBBIE Award for Excellence in Business.    Big Bear Lake Brewing Company, Re Max Big Bear and Big Bear Helicopters were … [Read more...]