Detectives Investigate Molestation Case

Big Bear City, CA, March 18, 2014 - On March 5, Big Bear Sheriff's Station Detective Bureau began investigating a report of child molestation that had occurred in Big Bear City from August, 2013 through February, 2014. On March 14, deputies made an arrest. The suspect, 44-year-old Mark Curtis Marcum, is accused of molesting the seven-year-old … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Stars in Big Bear Lake

March 17, 2014 - It’s an event Big Bear’s clear skies were made for: a StarLight Festival designed to inform and entertain both kids and adults. The AstronomyOutreach network is presenting this free, public event in the Village, from 10:00 a.m. to midnight on May 24th and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 25th. There will be hands-on activities, an … [Read more...]

Week-Long Cycling Extravaganza Builds on Tour de Big Bear Success

Photo courtesy tourdebigbear.com

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 14, 2014 - The Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) announced yesterday that it has scheduled the 5th Annual Tour de Big Bear for Saturday, August 2, 2014. And at the request of riders, they’re adding a seven-day Big Bear Cycling Festival--the first of its kind in the Big Bear Valley. The Festival will kick off July 26 … [Read more...]

Transit Projects Promise Greater Convenience and Connectivity

Train & sbX bus together

San Bernardino, CA, March 13, 2014 - Ground has broken on a transportation project in San Bernardino that will benefit commuters using the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority. Formerly known as “MARTA,” the local bus service company now goes by the nickname “Mountain Transit.” Its off-the-mountain service currently drops off patrons at … [Read more...]

Five Eagles Observed Over Weekend

Bald eagle feeding one of two chicks that hatched in early February near Big Bear Lake.  Unfortunately, the chicks did not survive the severe rain and snow storm on February 28th.  Photo Credit:  San Bernardino National Forest

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 12, 2014 - The last of four eagle censuses this winter was conducted on Saturday, with local biologists getting help from 57 volunteers. Observers spotted five bald eagles around Big Bear Lake during the one-hour count, including four adults and one juvenile. Juvenile eagles are the same size as the adults, but have a brown … [Read more...]

Dental Screenings Made Easy

Big Bear Valley, CA, March 10, 2014 - Going to the dentist can be uncomfortable for anyone, let alone a child. So when kids can get screened in familiar surroundings, it’s a less threatening experience. The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake is providing just that on March 11. Their annual dental screening program is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to noon at … [Read more...]

The Drought’s Effect on Big Bear Lake

Fawnskin, CA, March 9, 2014 - Some of the most visible effects of the current drought are the beaches springing up around Big Bear Lake’s 22 miles of shoreline--new patches of sand that fishermen and picnicking families are making the most of. Even after picking up over ten inches of precipitation in the recent storm system, the water level was … [Read more...]

Art of Yoga Project Empowers At-Risk Girls

Yoga curriculum

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 7, 2014 - Big Bear Yoga is presenting a workshop this Saturday in Yoga Nidra, a restful, healing practice that releases long-held tensions, injuries and emotions. What makes this event even more worthwhile is that it benefits a nonprofit organization called The Art of Yoga Project. The Project helps rehabilitate at-risk … [Read more...]

Edison Glitch Causes Brief Power Outage

Big Bear Valley, CA, March 6, 2014 - Due to a problem with Southern California Edison equipment near the Big Bear Transfer Station at the east end of the Valley, customers lost power briefly in the 4:00 hour today. According to Bear Valley Electric Supervisor Dan Sandry, power was restored as soon as Edison resolved the problem. … [Read more...]

Teenager Profits From Public Speaking

Prize-winning speaker Elizabeth Johnson with English teacher Brad Rice

Big Bear Lake, CA March 6, 2014 - Big Bear High School student Elizabeth Johnson took home the $200 prize for 1st place at the annual Speech Trek contest for high school students. Her five-minute speech addressed the topic of “Women at the Top…Why Not?” Judges will now view performance DVDs of first place winners from throughout the state and … [Read more...]