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...]

Special Senate Election Set For March 25

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San Bernardino County, CA, March 5, 2014 - Voter Information Guides have started appearing in  mailboxes for the March 25th Special Primary Election for State Senate District 23. The District is shared by San Bernardino, Riverside, and Los Angeles counties, with the majority of voters residing in the Inland Empire. Each Information Guide includes … [Read more...]

The Race is on to Raise Money for MS

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 3, 2014 - National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week starts today, and locals have already started collecting pledges for the annual Walk MS event along the Alpine Pedal Path. On May 3, the Southern California & Nevada Chapter of the National MS Society will kick off the festivities at North Shore Elementary … [Read more...]

Student Videographers Can Win $100

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 26, 2014 - The Lighthouse Project is sponsoring a Video Contest for grades six through 12 on the theme of “Kids Do Amazing Things.” Students are invited to make an inspirational video up to 30 seconds long, then do their best to make it go viral. Contestants should upload their videos as Public to their YouTube … [Read more...]

How Does $10 Airfare Sound?

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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

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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

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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

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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...]