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Things to do in Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, December 27, 2011, 4:00pm – The Big Bear Valley has many different activities for visitors and residents to enjoy this holiday season.  The Moonridge Animal Park provides a home for many indigenous and mountain area animals, including the grizzly bear and bald eagle.  The Big Bear Discovery Center is open Thursday’s through Mondays, and offers visitors a chance to brush up on the history and wildlife of the Big Bear Valley. The new Action Segway tours offer tours from a different perspective, in different areas of the valley.  They are housed in the new village shops and courtyard in the Big Bear Lake Village.  Local gyms such as Big Bear Total Fitness and Mountain Fitness Center are open this week, and offer day passes, and both have excellent facilities for all your exercise and high altitude training needs. For those that want to relax, take a look at one of our spa’s or wellness centers, such as Elevations Day Spa, the Village Spa, or if you want to stay in by the fire, make an appointment with a licensed masseuse from Mobile Mountain Massage.    Additional activities you can do on your own time include snowshoeing, and taking a stroll down the Alpine Pedal Path on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake.  There are many local trails, including the Woodland Trail, Cougar Crest Trail, and Pine...

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Different Parking Regulations May Come To Mountain Areas

Big Bear, Ca, December 13, 2011, 4:00pm – At the December San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting, CEO Greg Devereaux updated the board on progress made on county parking codes for mountain area businesses.  Earlier this year Supervisor Neil Derry brought to the boards attention that the minimum parking requirement for businesses in the County was difficult for some mountain area businesses to achieve.  “The current requirements are too onerous for mountain businesses where space is limited and it is negatively impacting the local economy,” Supervisor Derry said. “Residents and patrons do not want a concrete jungle in their beautiful forest and want access to a variety of businesses and service providers for their unique lifestyle.”  One proposed change would reduce the 10 parking space minimum requirement for restaurants to a four-space minimum.  The parking study must go before the county planning commission for review before it can be brought back to the board. It is anticipated that the board will receive the proposal in the Spring of...

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Moonridge Animal Park Hosts Wolf Awareness Day

Big Bear, Ca, October 14, 2011, 12:00pm – Tomorrow is Wolf Awareness Day at the Moonridge Animal Park.  The Zoo volunteers and staff will dispel myths about wolves and inform attendees of their importance within the circle of life.  There will be arts and crafts activities for children, giving them the chance to make a hand puppet or a wolf mask.  At noon, Red Riding Hood will come and read a story to the children, and she will be accompanied by real wolves.  There will also be a 2:00pm feeding tour of the animals in the park.  The zoo opens at 10:00am, and will close at 5:00pm, and normal entry rates apply. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31111.mp3|titles=Wolf Awareness Day...

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Conquer Seven Summits in Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca May 21, 2011 12:00 pm – Local teenager Jordan Romero is close to completing the seven highest peaks in the world.  He hopes to inspire others to find their personal Everest, to challenge themselves to reach new heights.  The Seven Summits of Big Bear is Southern California’s equivalent.  With many of Big Bear’s mountains the highest in the area, the local Seven Summits challenges hikers and fitness enthusiasts to reach the top of each of these peaks.  Hikers can complete all or some of the peaks on their own, or join guided group events scheduled between Memorial and Labor Day Weekends.  The group hikes begin with lowest of the seven, Gray’s Peak at 7,920’ near the west end of the lake, next Saturday.  The series finishes up with an all-day expedition to reach the top of San Gorgonio, the highest peak in Southern California at 11, 502’.  “The Seven Summits of Big Bear gives participants an opportunity to set attainable fitness goals, and they get to see some of the most remarkable panoramic views ever!” says Heather Devito, lead guide and owner of Mountain Fitness Center.  The group hikes are free.  For dates and information about each of the Seven Summits hikes, go to sevensummitsofbigbear.org. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30750.mp3|titles=Conquer Seven Summits in Big Bear...

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