How Does $10 Airfare Sound?

SW Air

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 27, 2014 - Every year, kids who’ve been through the trauma of fire injuries get a chance to just be kids at camp. Thanks to the Fire & Burn Foundation, a few dozen children between the ages of  5-17 get to ride horses, listen to storytellers, and take classes in the San Bernardino Mountains. Burn camp in Big Bear … [Read more...]

Robbery Suspects to be Arraigned Today

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 26, 2014 - An arraignment hearing is set for today following a local robbery at 2:30 a.m. on Monday. The victim, Dylan Diego was walking home from a friend’s house near Mill Creek Road when he was reportedly confronted in the roadway by two 21-year-old Big Bear Lake residents, Nicholas Wardlaw and Freddie Chavez … [Read more...]

A Chilly Challenge for Charity

2013 Polar Plunge/Courtesy bigbear.com

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 24, 2014 - The temperature of the lake has been running about 47 degrees, but that won’t stop men, women and children from plunging in next week. That’s because they’re on a mission to benefit Special Olympics athletes. For over 40 years, Special Olympics Southern California [www.sosc.org] has been offering kids … [Read more...]

Distance Hikers Find Mountain Pit Stop

PCT Hiker takes a break. Photo courtesy bigbearhostel.com.

Big Bear City, CA, February 23, 2014 - The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile hiking trail stretching from the Mexican border to Canada that passes through Big Bear Valley. The trail officially begins in Campo, California, and this year’s annual kickoff party will be held April 25-26th. The average hiker will take 10 days to make the … [Read more...]

Singing Pines Expands to Accommodate Growing Demand

Singing Pines

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 21, 2014 - After nearly five years at their original location west of the Village, the Big Bear Valley’s only private school moved to new grounds this week. Singing Pines School has no religious affiliations, but it now occupies three large classrooms in the Gunther Center at Community Church by the Lake. The school … [Read more...]

Best Essay Will Win Pirate’s Booty

Pirate Faire

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 20, 2014 - It's never too early to start saving for college. Local kindergartners have a chance to win a $25 scholarship by drawing a picture of a pirate, and older students can compete for much bigger scholarships with their writing. It’s all part of the Pirate Essay Contest presented by the Bear Valley Renaissance … [Read more...]

Big Bear Time Trial Kicks Off USA Cycling Racing Calendar

Redlands Bike Classic

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 19, 2014 - For the past 30 years, volunteers have come together to put on the annual Redlands Bicycle Classic, hosting thousands of people from around the world. Now, the event committee is ushering in a new era. For the second year, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will act as Presenting Sponsor for the annual … [Read more...]

DOVES Latest Executive Director Describes New Focus

Helen with border

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 17, 2014 - During 31 years of providing domestic and violence education services, DOVES of Big Bear Valley has had only three Executive Directors: Janet Trott, Kathi Harper and most recently, Helen Adams. Adams accepted the title at the January board meeting after serving as interim director since her predecessor … [Read more...]

Google to Preserve Big Bear’s Treasures

Baldwin Lake

Big Bear City, CA, February 16, 2014 - The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a new partnership this month between the County Museum and the Google Cultural Institute. Through their Art Project, the Institute will film and photograph various exhibits at the Museum, covering the cultural and natural heritage of the San Bernardino … [Read more...]

Snow or Shine, the Race is on

snowshoe-the-bear-photo

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 14, 2014 - One slogan of our annual snowshoe race is, “If you can walk you can snowshoe,” and given our dry winter, this year’s competitors may actually be on foot. Organizers say the 7th Annual Snowshoe the Bear will go on February 22nd at 10:00 a.m., even if turns out to be a trail run. Event producer Karen … [Read more...]