New, Improved Big Bear City Park Re-Opens After 15-Year Closure

The County's Director of Special Districts Jeff Rigney drove up from Lake Arrowhead Saturday morning, to help in the Big Bear City Park work party.

Saturday morning’s community event at the Big Bear City Park was not a grand re-opening but, per Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District’s Reese Troublefield, “a kick-off for the renovation. We are here to celebrate huge improvements.” Recent improvements to the park off Greenway Drive include lawn and more trees and, soon, the … [Read more...]

Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District Plans Upgrades for Big Bear City and Erwin Lake Parks

The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District is all about the parks this week. On Saturday, County Supervisor Neil Derry will join parks staff at what was once the former Big Bear City Park. As of September 19, the park on Greenway Drive will be re-opened to the public, with a 10am groundbreaking, to be followed by a renovation work party, as … [Read more...]

Youth Sports Leagues Making Use of New Soccer Fields at The Ranch; Big Bear City Park to Get Upgrades for September 19 Re-Opening

The three new regulation-size soccer fields at The Ranch Sports Complex are already getting good use, as the Big Bear Valley Youth Soccer League began play on the Erwin Lake-area fields this weekend, and Big Bear Youth Football is practicing there as well. The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District has, in addition to the recent upgrades at … [Read more...]

Events Resource Office Allotted Funds from Supervisor Derry

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved the allocation of $20,000 to fund a partnership between the Economic Development Agency and the Big Bear Valley  Events Resource Office at last week’s board meeting.  The Events Resource Office was established in 2002 to help promote Big Bear Valley tourism and recreational amenities.  … [Read more...]

San Bernardino County Supervisors to Consider Funding For Event Resource Office, Permit Extension for USGS

San Bernardino County Supervisors (including Supervisor Neil Derry who was in Big Bear for this weekend’s Old Miners’ Days parade) will consider an allocation to help fund the Event Resource Office of Big Bear Valley when they convene for their 10am meeting today.  Since being established in 2002, the Event Resource Office has been contingent … [Read more...]

Old Miners’ Days Parade Is Still Kickin’; Historical Society and Cowboy Gathering Take Top Honors for Floats

The Cowboy Gathering took top honors for their kickin' float.

This year’s Old Miners’ Days Parade, in celebration of 60 years of Old Miners’ festivities, included 140 or so entries that marched, rolled and trotted down Big Bear Boulevard and, for the first time in five years, the Village L as well. Given the theme “60 Years ’n’ Still Kickin’,” the 14 local floats played with the kickin’ … [Read more...]

County Supervisors Approve Sugarloaf Roads Project and Identity Theft Program for BBVRPD Yesterday

San Bernardino County Supervisors, which only included three (Third District County Supervisor Neil Derry among them), unanimously approved the three Big Bear Valley-specific items on their July 28 agenda. The vacancy left by Dr. Don Eads on Fawnskin’s CSA 53B Commission, for sewer and fire, was accepted, and the office of Supervisor Derry will … [Read more...]

County Supervisors Scheduled to Approve Sugarloaf Roads Project, Accept Resignation from Fawnskin Commission

Supervisors for San Bernardino County meet this morning at 10am and, during today’s regular meeting, are scheduled to approve a $291,000 expenditure for asphalt slurry seal projects for roads in Sugarloaf and other, unincorporated areas of the Big Bear Valley. Other items on the agenda include approval of new identity theft prevention programs … [Read more...]

Facing Foreclosure? Free Seminar for Homeowners on Saturday Will Include One-On-One Consultations

A free home foreclosure seminar will be offered this Saturday, July 25 through The Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corporation. County Supervisor Neil Derry invites distressed homeowners to participate in the 8am seminar, being held at Cal State University San Bernardino, during which time homeowners will be able to have one-on-one consultations … [Read more...]

County Supervisor Derry to Sing Sinatra Set in Sugarloaf on Saturday

County Supervisor Neil Derry first dazzled constituents in Joshua Tree with his vocal talents and, come Saturday, he will be singing Sinatra songs in Sugarloaf. At 10am on June 27, the Sugarloaf Property Owners hold their monthly meeting, which will feature a potluck, opportunity drawing, and Supervisor Derry. Attendees are asked to bring a main or … [Read more...]