60th Season of Old Miners’ Days Activities Start Next Weekend; Do You Want to Doo Dah?


The 60th annual Old Miners' Days season gets underway with a summer-full of local events, starting next weekend with the Chili Cook-Off. The first parade of the season rolls through downtown Fawnskin on Saturday the 18th, and entries are still being welcomed for this, the 33rd annual Doo Dah Parade, which is said to have once been in the Guinness … [Read more...]

CSD Approves MOU With Big Bear City Professional Firefighters’ Association; Fire Department’s Iconic, 73-Year-Old Firetruck to Be Restored

Big Bear City Fire Captain Dave Delay drives the 1936 REO firetruck, described by CSD's Marge McDonald as an "icon of Big Bear City." The truck was purchased 73 years ago with funds generated by a community fundraiser spearheaded by the Peter Pan Club.

The updated Memorandum of Understanding with the Big Bear City Professional Firefighters’ Association, which Fire Chief Jeff Willis said was “two months in the making,” went before the Board of Directors of the Community Services District for approval last night. CSD’s miscellaneous staff was, in April, granted a 2% cost of living increase … [Read more...]

Bearly Speaking Toastmasters Win District Award for Third Consecutive Year

Toastmaster of the Year E.T. Russell with the Chuck Weck Award

The Bearly Speaking Toastmasters Club is the talk of Toastmasters, if you will, as our local group has received the Chuck Weck Award for public relations and community outreach efforts—and this, out of more than 100 Toastmasters clubs in District 12, which covers San Bernardino, Riverside, and East Los Angeles Counties, and for the third year in … [Read more...]

Parade Entries Welcomed for This Summer’s Doo Dah and Old Miners’ Days Parades

The summer parade season is soon upon us, and it’s not too early to start thinking about participating in these community events, should you have a club or company that wants to get into the spirit of the 60th annual Old Miners’ Days celebration. First up is the July 18th Doo Dah Parade, which is always a fun affair in Fawnskin. Parade Director … [Read more...]

County Supervisors Designate $2,500 Each to Old Miners’ Parade and Chamber’s Economic Summit

San Bernardino County Supervisors are backing Big Bear with financial support, given two agenda items that were approved during this week’s County Board meeting. On June 2, Supervisors approved two allocations of $2,500 each from the Board Elective Projects budget. The first installment of funds was directed to the Big Bear Chamber’s Economic … [Read more...]

County Supervisors to Consider $2,500 Allocations to Big Bear Chamber’s Economic Summit and Old Miners’ Days Parade; CHP Lieutenant Bradley to Be Recognized in Today’s County Meeting

After adjourning last week’s meeting, which would have been the morning after Memorial Day, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will convene at 10am today, for the regular meeting to be held in San Bernardino. Today’s County Supervisors meeting will include a resolution recognizing the recent promotion of Lieutenant David Bradley, a … [Read more...]

Community Services District Opts to Hold on Clean Bear Site and Old Miners’ Sponsorship; Director Newsome to Run for LAFCO Position

The Big Bear City Community Services District is committed to remaining fiscally responsible and reducing expenditures so, to that end, a couple items discussed at the CSD Board meeting on April 6 will not be implemented at this time. The first of these was a proposed Clean Bear Site, such as in Big Bear Lake, that would allow for trash disposal … [Read more...]

Old Miners’ Days Celebrates 60-Year Tradition in 10+ Events Over Three Weekends in July and August; Annual Fundraising Bowl-a-Thon Set for May 3

This year’s 10 or so events in celebration of the 60th annual Old Miners’ Days will take place over three weekends in July and August. Some of the activities to look forward to include the Chili Cook-Off, Miss Clementine contest and the Country Fair the weekend of July 11 and 12; the Loggers Jubilee and Doo Dah Parade on July 18; and the … [Read more...]

Chili Cook-Off to Lead This Summer’s Old Miners’ Days Festivities; Association Planning Meeting on March 2


The community is invited to participate in the 60th annual Old Miners’ Days celebration—and before the events even get underway. A planning meeting, to organize this summer’s activities, will be held on Monday, March 2 and, per Old Miners’ Association President Tony Sundvall, everyone is welcome. “We’re switching the schedule up a … [Read more...]