Controlled Substances Lead to Arrests

Big Bear City, CA, May 12, 2014 - An arraignment hearing is scheduled today at San Bernardino County Superior Court for 29-year-old Joshua Ryan Kahle. Kahle faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and remains in custody at West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $25,000 bail. The arrest was a byproduct of a separate … [Read more...]

Motorcyclist Dies on Highway 18

Baldwin Lake, CA, May 11, 2014 - Investigators can't say for sure what made a 39-year-old Barstow resident lose control of his motorcycle yesterday, in a fatal accident that slowed traffic for hours. There was a Wind Advisory in place at the time of the incident, with conditions especially gusty on desert slopes. On Saturday, May 10 at … [Read more...]

U.S. Ski Team Welcomes Big Bear Lake Teen

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Big Bear Lake, CA, May 9, 2014 - This week, the U.S. Alpine Ski Team announced their nominations for the 2015 roster. There are some very familiar names among the 38 athletes, like Olympians Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn.  And joining them is 17-year-old Stephanie Lebby of Big Bear Lake.  She trained and began racing for the Snow Summit Race Team … [Read more...]

Get Ready to Give Big!

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 7, 2014 - Organizations that enrich our community hold various fundraisers throughout the year, and many residents do their best to attend and contribute. This year, we’re trying something different. Following the incredible success of Give BIG Riverside County, the Big Bear Valley is participating this week in Give BIG … [Read more...]

From Gold to Green: Old Miners Association Celebrates the Past, Encourages a Sustainable Future

Liz Harris, pictured here at age 10, will be this year's parade Grand Marshall.

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 4, 2014 - Mining engineer and American President Herbert Hoover once said, “The supreme purpose of history is a better world,” and a local non-profit is taking this to heart. As it celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year, the Old Miners Association will still pay tribute to Southern California’s largest gold rush but … [Read more...]

MS Walk Raises Funds and Keeps Hope Alive

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 2, 2014 - For nearly a decade, community organizations in Big Bear have been working together to create a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS) via the annual Walk MS event. Past supporters will be gratified to know that local fundraising efforts are making a tangible impact by supporting direct programs and services for the … [Read more...]

Municipal Water District Turns 50 This Year

Big Bear Valley, CA, April 26, 2014 - Happy anniversary to the Big Bear Municipal Water District (MWD), which turns 50 this year! The agency was founded in 1964 to stabilize the water levels for wildlife and recreation in southern California’s most popular lake. When Bear Valley Mutual Water Company constructed the original Bear Valley Dam in … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning: The Adopt-a-Highway Program Has Big Bear Openings

Big Bear Valley, CA, April 25, 2014 - Earth Day may be officially past, but the “Don’t Trash California” campaign is still on, reminding motorists along state highways to stash their trash. Caltrans District 8 has spent over $6 million so far in this fiscal year cleaning up over 7,200 highway lane miles in the Inland Empire. If the state … [Read more...]

Emergency Repairs Knock Out Power

Big Bear Valley, CA, April 24, 2014 - Bear Valley Electric notified KBHR in advance of a valley-wide power outage this morning. The outage began in the middle of the 11:00 hour, and was due to emergency repairs conducted by Edison. The radio station continued broadcasting while on its generator. … [Read more...]

Slow Down for the Cone Zone

Big Bear City, CA, April 21, 2014 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) starts work this week on a safety project near the airport in Big Bear City. This $469,000 project will improve Big Bear Blvd. at Big Tree Drive, widening the roadway and re-striping the intersection to provide one through-lane and a left-turn lane for both … [Read more...]