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A New Thanksgiving Tradition: The Turkey Trot

  Big Bear Lake, CA, November 14, 2013 – Here’s a novel idea: burn calories on Thanksgiving Day…or at least rev up that metabolism before the big feast. Open Air Big Bear — the group behind hallmark outdoor events like Showshoe the Bear and Big Bear PaddleFest — is producing the first annual Turkey Trot. The Big Bear Turkey Trot consists of three different road runs on Thanksgiving Day with the Start/Finish line at Meadow Park (41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake). The run course is a relatively flat three-mile loop through the Eagle Point neighborhood, with six-mile runners completing two laps and nine-milers doing three. Sign-up fees are $35 for the three-mile run, $45 for the six-mile and $55 for the nine-mile, with a portion to be donated to the Big Bear Senior Center’s holiday food drive. Registration is available online through November 26 at 10 p.m. or at the event — but please note same-day registration does not include a shirt or finisher’s prize. Another wave of fun starts after the races, with an awards ceremony, Pie Eating and Costume Contests, and a raffle. Prizes will be awarded to the best Bear or Turkey costume, and the fastest turkey and bear of the day. The overall winner takes home a free turkey, and all participants get one free photo download, courtesy of Hoffman Media and Graphics. A schedule appears below; for more information, call (909)...

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Traveling Vietnam Wall Visits Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 26, 2013 – The American Veterans Traveling Tribute will be at Meadow Park (41220 Park Avenue) in Big Bear Lake from September 26-28, with the Cost of Freedom Tribute, the largest replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall traveling the USA. The mission of the project is to travel the nation to honor, respect, and remember men and women who served, and to pay specific tribute to those who gave all in that service. Since the tribute is mobile it allows people to honor and respect veterans and active military personnel without having to travel great distances to do so. The memorial will be open to the public for continuous viewing at the park. In addition, students from Bear Valley Unified School District will visit the site to learn about the wall’s significance and history. On Saturday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m., a Grand Ceremony will be held with Keynote Speaker and U.S. Congressman Col. Paul Cook (USMC Ret.). Directions, event parking and shuttle information can be found at citybigbearlake.com/thewall. The AVTT presents several Cost of Freedom memorials and exhibits with its centerpiece being the Traveling Wall, an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. Across its 360-foot length the wall contains every single name etched on the original. At its apex the memorial is an impressive eight-feet tall. The Traveling Wall was completed in early 1998 and began...

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Local Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

San Bernardino, CA, September 19, 2012 – According to the San Bernardino County Court Records, murder suspect Ronald Michael Hitchcock, who was arrested on Saturday, September 15th for the murder of Deborah Crouch, plead not guilty to murder charges and not guilty to the charges of cruelty to another’s animal.   Hitchcock was a resident of Big Bear City at the time of his arrest who resided with the victim identified as his girlfriend.  Both Crouch and her dog were found in the submerged car that crashed through the fencing at Swim Beach and into the lake last Saturday where the suspect was found at the scene.  Previous court records show that Hitchcock was charged with spousal battery on July 9th of this year.  He plead not guilty to those charges but was convicted of disturbing the peace in the same incident.  An autopsy of Crouch is being conducted to determine the cause of death and any contributing factors to her death.  Hitchcock remains in custody at the West Valley Detention Center with bail set at $1...

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Crime Scene and Vehicle Accident at Meadow Park

Big Bear Lake, Ca, September 15, 2012 – Details are few regarding an incident that happened in the early morning hours today at Meadow Park.  A single vehicle apparently crashed through the fencing at Swim Beach, traveled through the beach area and into the water.  As of 3:00pm, the vehicle was still in the water with Big Bear Sheriff deputies examining the area as a crime scene.  The entire Swim Beach area is closed off to the public during the investigation.  As more information becomes available, we will report on the series of...

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