David Leach Honored by Arts Council

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Big Bear Lake, CA, June 25, 2014 - David Leach got special recognition and a lot of laughs at The Arts Council’s annual meeting this month. The board of directors thanked him for his 14 years of work on behalf of The Council, shared stories about his many accomplishments, and presented him with a plaque. Holding the plaque up to the audience he … [Read more...]

High Speed Chase Ends in Death for Driver

Baldwin Lake, CA, June 22, 2014 - The Big Bear Sheriff's Station has released more information on last Tuesday's high speed chase. On the afternoon of June 17, an electronic license plate reader tipped off a patrolling Sheriff’s deputy to a possible stolen vehicle in Baldwin Lake. When the deputy tried to stop the 2014 Hyundai Elantra, its … [Read more...]

Violation of Fire Restrictions Carries Hefty Penalties

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 21, 2014 - Wildfire prevention is serious business in the San Bernardino Mountains. New restrictions and guidelines were posted on Thursday, June 19, and the US Forest Service says they'll be aggressively citing those who don’t comply. With lives and property at stake, violation of these prohibitions carry serious … [Read more...]

The Ongoing Evolution of Stanfield Marsh

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 21, 2014 - A favorite scenic spot in Big Bear is the Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Habitat that extends east from Stanfield Cutoff. Visitors can park in the southwest corner, stop by the wooden gazebo acting as an informational kiosk, then stroll along the water on the wooden walkway. The wooden walkway has a dual … [Read more...]

Career Volunteers Honored by County

San Bernardino, CA, June 20, 2014 - Tonight at the National Orange Show, San Bernardino County is holding its 10th annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner, to honor 50 women for their civic involvement and community service. This year, two Big Bear residents will be among them: Elaine Holzer-Tennity and Yomar … [Read more...]

New Festival Secures Big Bear Lake Status as Cycling Mecca

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 18, 2014 - The Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) has announced the inaugural Big Bear Cycling Festival, running July 26 through August 3, 2014. The festival will celebrate all riding levels and disciplines--whether road, mountain or recreational. BBCA President Craig Smith points out the uniqueness of this kind of event … [Read more...]

San Bernardino County Leads Region With Awards

San Bernardino County, CA, June 16, 2014 - Last week, the National Association of Counties (NACo) bestowed 31 Achievement Awards on the County of San Bernardino for its innovative programs and services--including top honors for the Countywide Vision and the State of the County event promoting the Vision. The Vision is an ongoing collaboration aimed … [Read more...]

Shooters at Large in Big Bear

Erwin Lake, CA, June 15, 2014 - Just after dawn on Friday, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired near Erwin Lake Park. The witness said he saw two males shoot a firearm toward a residence near the intersection of South Hatchery Drive and East State Lane. Deputies were not able to locate the shooters, but did find fired cartridge … [Read more...]

Newsome Resigns From CSD

Big Bear City, June 11, 2014 - A longtime Big Bear City Community Services District Director is moving on. Director Jeff Newsome was elected in November of 2001 and served as President of the Board in 2005 and 2011. At the last CSD Board of Directors meeting, he announced that his resignation will be effective June 17. That leaves the remaining … [Read more...]

Mistletoe: Parasite & Provider

San Bernardino Mountains, CA, June 7, 2014 - According to an old Scandinavian Christmas custom, a couple who meets under hanging mistletoe is obliged to kiss. But mistletoe's function in the forest is actually less romantic: as a parasite, it attaches to the branches of a host tree or shrub, and absorbs water and nutrients from the host … [Read more...]