1884 – Big Bear Gets a Dam and a Lake

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    Big Bear Lake, CA, February 15, 2014 - Frank Brown and Hiram Barton rode into Big Bear Valley on horseback in May of 1883. They quickly concluded that if they built a dam at the narrow west end of the valley, they would create a lake five and a half miles long that could supply much needed water to thirsty communities down … [Read more...]

Ghosts in the Bear…


      Big Bear, CA,  February 8, 2014 - Perhaps you've seen movement out of the corner of your eye from time to time, or the flash of a misty figure on a dark night. Or maybe you've found your dog staring at something you couldn't see. If you've had one of these experiences, you may have met one of the many ghosts that … [Read more...]

New Daylight Headlight Section On SR-18

Crestline, CA, September, 28, 2012, 6am - Caltrans is in the process of installing nine “Daylight Headlight Section” signs at various locations on State Route 18 from Crestline Cutoff to the Big Bear Dam. Caltrans worked in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol to install the new signs, which will enhance safety for mountain drivers … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Resident Arrested on Felony Charges of Battery on a Peace Officer

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 22, 2012, 5:00pm - According to a news release from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at approximately 4:40 a.m., deputies responded to a call of a stranded motorist at the Big Bear Dam.  The vehicle was parked on the bridge with a male occupant inside the car who was later identified as Gary … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake is full to the brim and Summer is on the way!

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