Tag: Big Bear News

Weight Room Gone Missing

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 was the last she heard.  When Walker arrived to work on Friday morning, everything was gone from the store.  Walker says she and other employees haven’t been paid for the last week they worked.  Members are also unsure about their contracts with the gym.  They received no notification that the Weight Room was closing.  Tony Swearington of Raw Fitness in Big Bear City and Ted Devito of Mountain Fitness Center in Big Bear Lake both confirmed their gyms would work with Weight Room members so they can maintain their fitness programs while shopping for a new gym.  Ted Devito indicated he thought any of the fitness center owners in the valley would help.  Vicki Johnston of Curves said, “We hate to see any business in Big Bear close.  It hurts the community.” [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30622.mp3|titles=Weight Room Fitness Center...

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Trout Rescued and Returned to Big Bear Lake

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 spawn.   Many times the fish are unable to return to the lake and would die without the help of department game wardens, volunteers, and biologists.  Between 400 and 500 fish have been returned to Big Bear Lake in two rescue missions.  In Friday’s operation, Mike Giusti, Senior Environmental Scientist for the department donned waders and carried a machine on his back that gently shocked the fish for a short time.  Assistants were then able to safely scoop the stunned fish into a holding tank for their short trip back to the lake.  Many of the captured fish were estimated to be in the 3 – 4 pound range.  The public is reminded that fish seen in local streams may not be caught or handled during spawning season.  Local streams are closed to fishing through May 27. Additional pictures and information is on the CA DFG  News website [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30620.mp3|titles=Trout Rescued and Returned to Big Bear...

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Vandenberg 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 Bear...

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Big Bear Discovery Center Offers Holcomb Valley Tours

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 4 x 4 tours every weekend.  Spring is a wonderful time to see the valley’s spectacular views and wild flowers that grow nowhere else in the world.  The Holcomb Valley adventures leave the Big Bear Discovery Center at 10:00 am every Saturday and Sunday throughout the spring.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 909-866-3437. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30619.mp3|titles=Big Bear Discovery Center Offers Holcomb Valley...

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Curves Food Drive Benefits Local Pantries

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 Bear franchise, says she first joined Curves during the food collection.  The fitness center waives the enrollment fee for new members who join in April if they bring in a donation of at least $25 worth of food.  The Curves unique 30 minute aerobic and strength training program for women is great for everyone, says Johnston.  The Big Bear gym includes members from ages 19 to 84.  Donations of food can be accepted during the month of April, any time the fitness center is open, between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays, and 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturdays.  All food and cash collected will be donated directly to food pantries in the Big Bear Valley. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30606.mp3|titles=Curves Food Drive Benefits Local...

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