Outdoor Enthusiasts, The City Is Listening

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 27, 2012 - The Big Bear Valley Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Equestrian Master Plan process is underway, with the goal of developing a blueprint for a community of neighborhoods enjoyable and safe for people on foot, bike, horseback and other modes of transportation. It will also be a guide for attracting and building … [Read more...]

Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation Expanding Their Reach to Include Paths for Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Biking, Running, Cycling and Horseback Riding

When the snow melts, outdoor enthusiasts will again be able to enjoy the 30 miles of bike routes throughout the Big Bear Valley, though, through the efforts of the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, the hope is to have paths available for non-motorized travel year-round by incorporating routes not just for cycling, but cross-county skiing, hiking, … [Read more...]

Local Activities and Camps Available to Students During Fall Break; Hummingbird Project Offers Financial Assistance

Bear Valley Unified students start their two-week Fall Break come Saturday and, parents, should you be looking for activities to engage your children through October 18, there are some opportunities. The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District offers Wild and Crazy Super Sports Camp for 9 to 13-year-olds, at a cost of $99 per week. Offerings … [Read more...]

“Horse Whisperer” Techniques Come to Big Bear; Los Vaqueros Host Three-Day Horsemanship Clinic in August

The "horse whisperer" Buck Brannaman and Paul Dietz (third from left) with Los Vaqueros' Suzanne Hodges and Kathy Armsby in New River, Arizona this year. Hodges tells KBHR, "To be able to ride with Paul and Buck was such an honor."

Big Bear’s Los Vaqueros de La Montañas Riding Club has a special event planned for August, as horse expert Paul Dietz--who has been mentored by Buck Brannaman, the “horse whisperer” who inspired the book by Nicholas Evans and the movie starring Robert Redford—will be teaching three days of horsemanship and cow working workshops on August … [Read more...]

Los Vaqueros Riding Club Hosts Gymkhana, Kick-Off BBQ and Ranch Sorting Event on Saturday

In addition to hosting all-breed western horse shows, Los Vaqueros de Las Montañas, Big Bear’s riding club formed in 1946, this weekend hosts the first in their Los Vaqueros Saddle Series Gymkhanas. Saturday’s 10am gymkhana features pole bending, Texas barrels, speedball and keyhole, and spectators are welcomed. Following the gymkhana (at … [Read more...]

Lakeside Concerts, Free Movie Nights, Youth Field Trips Available Through Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District This Summer, As Well as Classes in Kayaking, Horsemanship and Gold Prospecting

The summer season is full of recreational opportunities, many of them outlined in the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District’s just-released 2009 Summer Brochure. In addition to the Fourth of July concert on the beach featuring Foreigner’s Lou Gramm, there will be another four concerts, as well as free movie nights at the lakeside venue. … [Read more...]

Los Vaqueros de Las Montañas Present First in a Series of Horse Shows This Sunday, Partner With BBVRPD for Youth Horsemanship Program

This Sunday marks the first in a series of all-breed western horse shows hosted by Los Vaqueros de Las Montañas, Big Bear’s local riding club that was formed back in 1946. Horse shows at the Los Vaqueros Arena, located at the eastern-most end of Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear City, begin at 10am on May 17, June 14, July 12 and August 16. Each of … [Read more...]

Trekkin’ Through: Pacific Crest Trail Hikers Stop in Big Bear During Their Cross-Country Adventure

The annual trek along the Pacific Crest Trail, from the U.S./Mexico border north to nearly Canada, is underway as both hikers and equestrians partake in the adventure, many of them stopping in the Big Bear Valley for postal service, supplies and showers. This year there are more hikers on the PCT, according to Suzanne Wilson, a regional rep for the … [Read more...]

Ed Stalcup, a 34-Year BBHS Coach and English Teacher, to Be Celebrated in Tuesday Memorial Service

Ed Stalcup (top row, far right) coached the Big Bear High School Ski Team of 1968, which included (from top, left) Bill Lindsey, Jay Forbes, Larry Poland, Lark Hartwell, Steve Blauer, Bobby Fulton, Stalcup, (middle row) Dave Dodd, Phil Schweitzer, Pam Thomas, Keith Gingerich, Michelle Thomas, Jeff Strategier, (and front row) Greg Pike, Chuck Bronnimann, Debbie Hawks, Dave Huether, Shelley McGrath, Zane Johnson and Kathie Hasher.

If you attended Big Bear High School between 1958 and 1992 and you can form a complete sentence, chances are you have Mr. Ed Stalcup to thank. Long the high school English and speech teacher—as well as coach of the golf, ski, volleyball and football teams, as well as having been the BBHS athletic director—Stalcup will be celebrated with a … [Read more...]