Busy Labor Day Weekend in the Valley

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Big Bear, CA, Sept. 4, 2014 - As the unofficial end of the summer season, Labor Day Weekend and all the visitors it brings to the valley is something local businesses in Big Bear look forward to every year. Judging by the never ending line of traffic heading west from Big Bear City towards Big Bear Lake and the checkout lines at the grocery store, … [Read more...]

Back to Big Bear Regatta Set for September

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 9, 2012 -- Lake Arrowhead Fleet 434 invites skippers and crews to the Back to Big Bear Regatta, September 29 and 30. This is a Hobie One-Design series, sanctioned points event to be sailed on Big Bear Lake, and will include both spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes.. Entries must be current members of HCA; applications … [Read more...]

Riverside Man Dies In Lake Accident

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 23, 2012, 8:00am - (UPDATE) - The victim has been identified as 44 year-old Cesar Espana of Riverside, California. [Original Story] Big Bear Lake, Saturday July 22, 2012, 2:00 pm - On Friday afternoon at 4:59 pm a there was a report of a possible drowning victim near the east launch ramp on Big Bear Lake.  The Municipal … [Read more...]

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Enjoy Big Bear Lake Safely

Boat responsibly on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, Ca April 3, 2011 12:00 pm - Big Bear Lake is open and the early spring is a great time for boating on the lake.  Because the water temperature is quite cold as snow melt runs into the lake, a few extra precautions should be taken to make your trip safe.  Personal flotation devices, also known as PFDs or lifejackets should always be worn … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Open for 2011 Season

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Big Bear Lake, Ca April 1, 2011 12:00 pm - The 2011 season for Big Bear Lake has begun.  Each year, the Big Bear Municipal Water District officially opens the lake for fishing, boating, and water skiing at the beginning of April.  While there is still snow on the mountain slopes, Stacy, on duty at the MWD’s East Boat Ramp, says she has been … [Read more...]

Snowshoes Paddleboards and More at North Shore Trading

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Big Bear, Ca March 18, 2011 5:00 pm - Big Bear is a wonderful place to play outdoors.  Across the lake in Fawnskin is a great place to get your gear for outdoor activities, the North Shore Trading Company.  For winter sports, the store carries both high tech snowshoes and traditional designs, beautiful wooden sleds and antique style toboggans.  … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Boating Permits Now Available

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Big Bear, Ca March 5, 2011 3:00 pm - Big Bear Lake is getting ready to open for the spring season in just a few weeks. The Municipal Water District has mailed renewal forms to boating permit holders, reminding them that last year’s permits expire at the end of this month. To purchase a permit for the 2011 season, forms are available on the MWD … [Read more...]

Two boaters rescued from Big Bear Lake

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  Big Bear, Ca, February 12, 2011, 4:00pm - Two boaters were rescued in Big Bear Lake this afternoon.  At approximately 2:45 pm, a canoe carrying a man and a woman swamped near Eagle Point.  The woman attempted to swim to shore and a bystander entered the water to assist.  The man remained with the canoe and was rescued by a San Bernardino … [Read more...]

Big Bear Paddlefest 2010

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PaddleFest 10k Ted Devito 1st, Adam Williams 2nd, Ramon Escobar 3rd.Big Bear Valley, CA, July 12, 2010, 10:10am - This past weekend, the third annual Big Bear Paddlefest helped to put Big Bear Lake on the paddling map!  The Big Bear Paddlefest was the third of four main events sponsored by Open Air Big Bear.  Additional events this year included … [Read more...]