Minor Quake This Morning and Great ShakeOut Tomorrow Remind Us To Be Prepared


Big Bear, CA, October 14, 2015 - This morning at 6:55 a.m., an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 struck 3 miles South of Big Bear Lake. The earthquake was at a depth of 6.3 miles and was on the lower end of the USGS earthquake intensity scale with light shaking and no damage. On September 16, Big Bear experienced a similarly sized earthquake also … [Read more...]

Arctic Circle Closures Begin Next Week and Work Hours Have Changed


Big Bear, CA, October 9, 2015 - The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, will close State Route 18 in the “Arctic Circle” Monday through Friday, October 12 to October 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The closure limits are between Snow Valley Mountain Resort and the Big Bear Dam. Due to safety considerations and additional planned … [Read more...]

Sheriffs Ask For Help in Locating Fugitive


Big Bear, CA, October 8, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jamey Tyler Passmore.  Passmore is a probationer and is wanted on a $501,000 warrant for violation of probation terms stemming from a felony conviction of assault with a deadly weapon. Passmore is a 23-year-old white male adult, … [Read more...]

Be Prepared As We Enter Height of Fire Season

Lake Fire

Big Bear, CA, October 1, 2015 - Although fire season has become year round, the height of fire season in San Bernardino County is October and November when the Santa Ana winds blow. As fires burn across California and no end in sight of a four-year drought, now is the time to prepare for wildfire and a possible evacuation. In June of this year over … [Read more...]



Big Bear Lake, CA. September 26, 2015 - The year was 1810, the place was southern Germany, Bavaria, and life was hard. It was the month of October and all of the countryside had been working day and night to finish their fall harvest and prepare for the onset of winter. While the plow horses were working and the farmers’ days were filled from … [Read more...]

Water Conservation Target Missed Last Month

Hotel Card

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 16, 2015 -  Last month was the first month our community did not meet our water conservation target of 16%, falling short at 12.96%. Since September is already cooler than August and we’ve started getting rain, the DWP asks that you adjust your irrigation accordingly, or consider shutting it off for the season. Remember, … [Read more...]

Community Input Needed for Superintendent Search


Big Bear, CA, September 8, 2015 - The Governing Board of Bear Valley Unified School District will be selecting a new district superintendent. The trustees are soliciting community input about the desired characteristics to be used in recruiting and selecting this person. For instance, what personal and professional qualities for an incoming … [Read more...]

IRS Phone Scam


Big Bear, CA, September 4, 2015 - Yesterday, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station received a report from a local resident who conveyed they had been contacted via telephone by a subject claiming to be a representative from the IRS. They were able to provide personally identifying information about the resident to initially make them believe the call … [Read more...]

SR 18 Paving Project Set to Begin September 9th


Big Bear, CA, Sept. 2, 2015 - The California Department of Transportation District 8 has awarded a $4.1 million project to Matich Corporation that will pave three major segments of State Route 18 between Talmadge Road (at Red Ant Hill) to the SR-138 junction in Crestline, CA. The segments are: Talmadge Road in the City of Big Bear Lake to SR-38 … [Read more...]

Personnel Changes for BVUSD

Big Bear, CA, August 28, 2015, 8:00am - Internal personnel changes within the Bear Valley Unified School District will help to fill the voids left by Mike Ghelber and Paulina Ugo.  Ghelber has been Big Bear High School's Principal for 8 years and has accepted the position of Director of Human Resources for the Coachella Valley Unified School … [Read more...]