Earth Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center

This year’s Earth Day celebrations at the Big Bear Discovery Center on Saturday include something for the entire family.  The new mobile Forest Explorer van will be visiting, with interactive displays showing a healthy forest, as well as information for homeowners on how to thin trees in their yards and help to make neighborhoods firesafe. … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Food Safety

Easter eggs

Big Bear, Ca April 20, 2011 12:00 pm - Coloring, hiding, and hunting for eggs is a tradition for many families at Easter.  To make your holiday safe, remember several food safety tips.    If you choose to eat the eggs used in an egg hunt, it is important that they are not cracked, hidden in areas where dirt or bacteria may contaminate them, … [Read more...]

Butcher Family Builds a Tradition

Butcher's Block Hardware in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, Ca April 20, 2011 8:00 am - Glenn Butcher grew up in Big Bear.  When his father, Bob Butcher opened Butcher’s Block Hardware in 1980, Glenn grew up in the business.  He started in the yard, drove a delivery truck, and worked the contractor’s desk before taking over as General Manager after his father passed away in 2007.  Glenn and … [Read more...]

Travis Carroll Passes in Bicycle Accident

Travis Carroll, former Big Bear Lake Operations Supervisor passes away in bicycle accident

Big Bear, Ca April 16, 2011 6:00 pm - Travis Carroll, former Big Bear Lake Operations Supervisor, has passed away in a bicycle accident in Bermuda Dunes.  The 39 year old resident of Palm Desert was riding his bicycle on 42nd street when he collided with a full-size van, according to the Riverside County Coroner's Office.  The accident occurred … [Read more...]

Weight Room Gone Missing

Weight Room Gym in Big Bear Lake Closed

Big Bear, Ca April 16, 2011 3:30 pm - Employees and members of the Weight Room in Big Bear Lake don’t know what happened.  Andrea Walker, an instructor at the gym for 8 years, says she received a text in the middle of the night from owner Janeane Garcia saying there was a buyer for the equipment, that the gym was closed, and apologizing.  That … [Read more...]

Trout Rescued and Returned to Big Bear Lake

Trout Rescued and Returned to Big Bear Lake, photo courtesy Mike Giusti

Big Bear, Ca Saturday, April 16, 2011 12:00 pm - Friday, April 15, between 50 and 100 rainbow trout were rescued from culverts and ditches beside the Big Bear City Airport by the California Department of Fish and Game.  Because of the abnormally high water levels in Big Bear Lake, mature trout have been swimming into normally dry creek beds to … [Read more...]

Vandenberg Rocket Launch Seen Over Big Bear Lake

Vandenburg Rocket Launch Seen Over Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA April 15, 2011 4:00 pm - Last night's Atlas 5 rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, CA was seen over Big Bear Lake.  The launch occurred at 9:54 pm, Thursday, April 14, 2011.  For more information go to SpaceflightNow.com Thanks to Roger Vieau for the photo of the rocket streaming across the sky above Big … [Read more...]

Big Bear Discovery Center Offers Holcomb Valley Tours

Historic Holcomb Valley, near Big Bear

Big Bear's history includes cattle rustlers, movie stars, and several gold strikes.  In the mid 1800’s, Holcomb Valley was an area of extensive gold prospecting.  New towns sprang up overnight, and the population swelled to more than the rest of San Bernardino County.  To visit this historical area, the Big Bear Discovery Center offers guided … [Read more...]

Curves Food Drive Benefits Local Pantries

Curves Food Drive 2011

Big Bear, Ca April 13, 2011 8:00 am - During the month of April, the Big Bear Curves Fitness Center is collecting non-perishable food and cash donations to support local food banks.  The women’s gym located in the K-Mart Shopping Center collected nearly 1,000 pounds of food during their last annual food drive.  Vicki Johnston, owner of the Big … [Read more...]

Civil Air Patrol Holds Open House

Big Bear Civil Air Patrol Squadron 6750

Big Bear, Ca April 10, 2011 12:00 pm - The Civil Air Patrol’s Bear Valley Squadron #6750 will open their headquarters to the public on Saturday, April 16 beginning at 1:00 pm.  Present at the event will be both adult and cadet members of the squadron to share information about their programs.  The Civil Air Patrol’s mission includes providing … [Read more...]

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