Bad Day for Big Rigs

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 22, 2014 - Adding to the weather challenges were two accidents in the Big Bear Valley today. Just before 10:30 a.m. a semi apparently stalled on Highway 18 just east of Paradise Way and blocked westbound lanes for several hours as company rep was sent from Landers. Highway 18 was also the site of trouble on the opposite … [Read more...]

Vegetation Fire Squelched in Early Morning Hours

Angelus Oaks, CA May 18, 2014 - Firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and CALFIRE knocked out a fire at Poopout Hill near Jenks Lake this morning, before gust winds could fan the flames into a more threatening situation. First reported at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday near Barton Flats, the fire had been slowly growing overnight. Multiple units … [Read more...]

“Safe Boating Week” Focuses on Life Jackets

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 16, 2014 - With warmer weather, people gravitate to the cool shores of Big Bear Lake, and want to play in the water. Families should keep in mind, however, that accidents are possible. Too often both experienced and inexperienced boaters have a false sense of security and don’t wear life jackets. U.S. Coast Guard … [Read more...]

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...]