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...]

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...]