Mammoth Resorts to Acquire Bear Mountain Resorts

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 24, 2014 - Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, owner of both Mammoth and June Mountain, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts which includes both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, for 38 million dollars. Closing is subject to certain conditions including shareholder approval. The … [Read more...]

Stolen Property Recovered

Big Bear City, CA, Sept. 23, 2014 - As part of an ongoing investigation regarding a series of burglaries linked between Big Bear and the High Desert, detectives from both the Big Bear and Apple Valley Sheriff's Stations served a search warrant at a residence in Big Bear City last Thursday. Execution of the warrant led to the discovery of … [Read more...]

New Water Use Regulations Coming?

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 11, 2014 - Governor Brown is expected to sign several bills, approved by the state legislature, into law this month, requiring local agencies to set up long term groundwater management plans. These new laws would allow state and local governments to intervene in groundwater use if necessary. California draws close to 60 … [Read more...]

Wildlife in the Big Bear Valley

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Big Bear, CA, Sept. 6, 2014 - Wild animals are a fairly common sight in the Big Bear Valley and surrounding mountains. Squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, and even coyotes are seen every day. There are other animals that we share our home with that we are rarely lucky enough to see. Big Bear was named after the huge Grizzly Bears that roamed the … [Read more...]

Busy Labor Day Weekend in the Valley

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Big Bear, CA, Sept. 4, 2014 - As the unofficial end of the summer season, Labor Day Weekend and all the visitors it brings to the valley is something local businesses in Big Bear look forward to every year. Judging by the never ending line of traffic heading west from Big Bear City towards Big Bear Lake and the checkout lines at the grocery store, … [Read more...]

Knickerbocker Creek Trail Gets the Go Ahead

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 27, 2014 - The Big Bear Lake City Council, in a 2 to 3 vote, gave the nod to move ahead with the Knickerbocker Creek Multi-Use Trail Project. The Council had previously directed city staff to reject all 'over budget' bids and then renegotiate in order to lower costs. The total project price tag of $1,725,000. will be … [Read more...]

MWD Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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Big Bear, CA, August 16, 2014 - In the late 1950s and early 1960s, southern California was in the midst of an extended drought. Due to large demands on water from Big Bear Lake for irrigation down the hill, the lake had been reduced to little more than a large mud puddle. Although the dam was originally constructed to provide irrigation water … [Read more...]

Suspect Arrested for Sex Crimes

Big Bear City, CA, August 14, 2014 - On August 2nd, the Big Bear Sheriff's Station opened an investigation regarding unlawful sexual relations between a 45 year old male, identified as James Passmore of Big Bear City, and a 16 year old female juvenile. Shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday August 12, deputies went to a residence in the 700 block of … [Read more...]

The Highest Peak in SoCal

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Big Bear, CA, August 9, 2014 - Just a few miles south of the Big Bear Valley is the highest peak in Southern California. San Gorgonio Mountain, or as it's known locally, Mount San Gorgonio, was named by Spanish Missionaries in the early 17th century after Saint Gorgonius, a Christian martyr who died in 304 AD. At 11,503 feet, it can clearly be … [Read more...]

Paving Project Reaches Baldwin Lane at SR 38 Today

Big Bear, CA, August 6, 2014 - The Caltrans project on SR 38 is paving the section between Square Turn, at Lippy's Market, and Baldwin Lane today. A spokesperson from Caltrans said they will be at the intersection of Baldwin Lane and SR 38 at just about the time the school day ends. Please access Big Bear High School, Chautauqua High School, and … [Read more...]