Pick up Some Swag on Sunday

Big Bear Lake, CA June 6, 2014 - If you need a brand-new life jacket, you can pick one up for free on Sunday afternoon, while supplies last. The Department of Recreational Boating is giving them away during the Fishin' For 50K awards ceremony in the Bartlett Lot in the Village. All you need to do is make the “Wear it California” pledge. KBHR … [Read more...]

Firefighters Focus on Prevention

Big Bear City, CA, June 4, 2014 - The San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Residential Assessment Program is back for a second year. In the coming weeks, firefighters will be going door-to-door handing out information and offering to walk the properties with homeowners on the spot and provide free evaluations of defensible space. They'll focus … [Read more...]

Probation Search Leads to Meth Bust

Big Bear City, CA, June 3, 2014 - An arraignment hearing is scheduled at San Bernardino County Superior Court today for Big Bear City resident Jack Mills. The 51-year-old was booked at the Big Bear Jail last Thursday on felony charges of violation of his probation terms, possession of a controlled substance for sale and a felony charge of evading … [Read more...]

Remnants of History: God’s Eye

Baldwin Lake, CA, May 31, 2014 - When the Serrano Indians used local mountains as a summer residence between 2,000 and 2,500 years ago, they were known as The People of the Pines. They were skilled basket weavers and pottery makers, and they worshipped a huge dome of brilliant white quartz as the eye of their creator, “Kruktat”, calling it … [Read more...]

Local Stakes in Statewide Primary Election

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 30, 2014 - When voters go to the polls next Tuesday, they’ll find two local measures: Measure E would authorize the City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water to sell the Rimforest system to the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District. Measure F would extend the expiring parcel tax for 10 years, to support hospital … [Read more...]

Military Sacrifices Honored Monday Morning

Big Bear Lake, May 25, 2014 - The public is cordially invited to join veterans and families of service personnel and first responders, past and present to participate in the procession and ceremony at Veterans Park. on Monday, May 26th. The Big Bear Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 1038 and The American Legion Post 584 will commemorate the … [Read more...]

Boaters Should Expect Inspections

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 23, 2014 - With a large influx of tourists expected over the three-day Memorial Day Weekend, visitors are reminded that boats being launched in Big Bear Lake are subject to inspections for invasive quagga and zebra mussels. The non-native freshwater mussels can be easily spread from one body of water to another, where they … [Read more...]

Bad Day for Big Rigs

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 22, 2014 - Adding to the weather challenges were two accidents in the Big Bear Valley today. Just before 10:30 a.m. a semi apparently stalled on Highway 18 just east of Paradise Way and blocked westbound lanes for several hours as company rep was sent from Landers. Highway 18 was also the site of trouble on the opposite … [Read more...]

Vegetation Fire Squelched in Early Morning Hours

Angelus Oaks, CA May 18, 2014 - Firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and CALFIRE knocked out a fire at Poopout Hill near Jenks Lake this morning, before gust winds could fan the flames into a more threatening situation. First reported at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday near Barton Flats, the fire had been slowly growing overnight. Multiple units … [Read more...]

“Safe Boating Week” Focuses on Life Jackets

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 16, 2014 - With warmer weather, people gravitate to the cool shores of Big Bear Lake, and want to play in the water. Families should keep in mind, however, that accidents are possible. Too often both experienced and inexperienced boaters have a false sense of security and don’t wear life jackets. U.S. Coast Guard … [Read more...]