The Big White Dome on the Lake

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  Big Bear Lake, CA, February 1, 2014 - Have you ever wondered what that little white building with the big white dome on top is doing sitting on the north shore of our lake? It's looking at the sun. The Big Bear Solar Observatory was built by the California Institute of Technology in 1969, but management of the BBSO was transferred … [Read more...]

Mussels Invade Ventura County

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 3, 2013 - In a major development with an aquatic invasive species the Big Bear Municipal Water District (MWD) has been on guard against, quagga and zebra mussels have been found for the first time in a Southern California water body that does not receive water from the Colorado River. The mussels were discovered on the … [Read more...]

Major Structure Fire At Riffenburgh Lumber Yard

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Big Bear Lake, CA September 29, 2013 9:00 am - A major structure fire was reported Sunday morning around 7:00 am burning at the Riffenburgh Lumber property.  Two structures near the rear of the property on the north end were fully engulfed in flames as the Big Bear Fire department arrived.  Both structures could be considered a total loss. … [Read more...]

Play it Safe on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 6, 2013 - Boaters are reminded to use extra caution on the water this weekend. More boating accidents occur during the July 4th holiday than any other time, and the number one cause is boat operators not paying enough attention. Consider designating a second person on board to help look out for other watercraft, obstacles, … [Read more...]

Life Jacket Trade-In Location Change

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 24, 2013 - The Department of Boating and Waterways, along with the Big Bear Municipal Water District and the Big Bear Lake Coast Guard Flotilla, will sponsor the 14th Annual Life Jacket Trade-In on Saturday, May 25th, from 10:00 a.m. until they run out of jackets.  The new location for the Life Jacket Trade-In is at the … [Read more...]

Missing Man Found Dead In Big Bear Lake

Fawnskin, CA, April 15, 2013 - A man was found dead in Big Bear Lake yesterday. According to the San Bernardino Sun, the 50-year-old missing man from Sugarloaf was found in a car submerged in Big Bear Lake. Richard Adrian Cisneros was last seen on March 31 when he left a friend’s home in Fawnskin. He was later reported missing. The San … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Volunteers Needed To Count Bald Eagles – Cancelled

UPDATE: Big Bear Lake, CA, March 8, 2013 -  Due to snow and road conditions in the mountains, the bald eagle counts at Big Bear Lake, Lake Hemet, Lake Gregory, and Lake Arrowhead have been cancelled for Saturday March 9th. ORIGINAL STORY: Big Bear Lake, CA, March 6, 2013 – Volunteers are needed to help the Forest Service count bald … [Read more...]

Transportation Funding Approved

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 23, 2013 - Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $64 million to 43 projects that will reduce traffic congestion and repair highways, local streets, and bridges. The allocations include $42 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation … [Read more...]

Ice Rescue Training

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 14, 2013 - Local Firefighters will be conducting Ice Rescue training on Big Bear Lake this week. The training will take place today (Monday), tomorrow (Tuesday) and Thursday at about 1pm each day near Stanfield Cutoff. … [Read more...]

Pedestrian, Bike & Equestrian Master Plan Meeting

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 12, 2012 - The Big Bear Lake City Council and Planning Commission will gather to discuss the Big Bear Valley Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Equestrian Master Plan Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11am. The meeting will include outcomes of community involvement, and a discussion of outdoor recreation economic development … [Read more...]