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Honoring Dick Kun

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 30, 2015 – On Monday evening in Hofert Hall, Mayor Dave Caretto and the Big Bear Lake City Council invited the community to join them in honoring Dick Kun. They were there to acknowledge Dick for his decades of exceptional stewardship of Big Bear’s two resorts and service to this community. Dick’s attention to snowmaking, lift-line management, and customer service have created two world class resorts that bring close to a million skiers and snowboarders to our mountain community every year. Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are critical in helping to drive the economy of Big Bear. Dick also helped create the Resort Association, now known as the Visitor’s Bureau. He recognized the value of having Big Bear businesses work together to help give visitors to our valley a better, more full service experience while staying in our community. Dick has also helped by lending his voice and expertise to many local organizations and causes. He has been deeply involved with both the Rotary Club of Big Bear and the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce. Longtime, well known members of the community as well as dignitaries from the city, all pictured above, spoke eloquently in paying tribute to Dick Kun’s many years of service to our community. The word describing Dick that was repeated the most was ‘visionary’. Thank you, Mr. Kun.  ...

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Big Bear Lake Resort Association Reaches 1 Million in 1 Month for 1st Time.

Big Bear, Ca, January 3, 2011, 12:00pm – The Big Bear Lake Resort Association and its members are pleased to announce its Central Reservations surpassed $1 million in lodging arrivals for December 2011. It is the first time ever in the Resort Association’s history that lodging arrivals reached the $1 million milestone (for a one month period). The record-breaking month for central reservations showed a 59 percent increase over a five-year average in lodging arrivals for the past five Decembers.  In addition to the fiscal milestone, the Resort Association’s website www.BigBear.com also surpassed records with 224,424 unique visitors in the month of December.  The previous record for unique visitors to BigBear.com in one month was 151,935 in January 2010.  Big Bear Lake Resort Association President and CEO Rick Shoup is proud of the Resort Association members’ continuous efforts. Shoup said, “Even in a down economy, the Resort Association has shown consistent growth in reservations and web site traffic. The terrific landmarks reached in December are a tribute to our customer-driven members and...

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Resort Associations July 4th Reservations Up From Last Year

Big Bear, Ca, July 5, 2011, 12:00pm – This past 4th of July weekend saw an increase in reservations through the Big Bear Lake Resort Association.  These numbers reflect the Resort Association’s central reservations only, and do not reflect the rest of the lodging community in Big Bear. According to Rebecca Hrabia, the Director of Visitor Information Services the revenue through the Resort Association is up 35% from last year.  Visitors also booked their stay longer on an average from 1.95 nights last year to 2.11 this year.  The average daily rate increased by 11% and the average reservation increased by 21%.  Hrabia told KBHR that the Resort Association is selling more add on items to itineraries which include various activities throughout the valley including: pontoon boat rentals, kayaks, massages, nature walks, bowling, and more.  For more information about the Resort Association or to book your next stay go to...

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Big Splash for Big Bear Bridge Opening

Big Bear, Ca June 22, 2011 12:00 pm – It’s not a question if you’ll be attending Friday’s grand opening of Big Bear’s new bridge.  Just about everyone in the area is planning to be there.  The question is if you plan to be on the bridge deck, the deck of one of the local tour boats, or attending on a bicycle, kayak, or your pontoon boat.  During the ceremony, access to the bridge and the dam will be closed.  To help traffic flow, MARTA is offering shuttle service from City Hall from 10 am until 1:00 pm.  The City’s Cheri Haggerty is coordinating the shuttle service and is suggesting that people plan to arrive early.  The Chamber of Commerce and Big Bear businesses are supporting the event.  The Big Bear Pirate Ship, Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat, and the Big Bear Queen are offering free rides to families with children.  Contact Alan Sharpe of the Big Bear Marina if your family would like a ride on the tour boats.  If you’re renting a pontoon or planning to attend in your boat, canoe, or kayak, boats on the water near the dam are encouraged and welcome.  Along with the opening of Highway 330, the bridge opening represents full access to the Valley for visitors and residents.  It is cause for big celebration.  The City of Big Bear Lake and the...

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Catch A Tagged Trout Worth $50,000 In The Fishin’ For $50K Trout Derby

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 3, 2011, noon – Big Bear Lake’s “Fishin’ for $50K” Trout Derby is coming up on June 11th and 12th. A total of ten trout will be tagged and released into Big Bear Lake, including one particular fish worth a lot of money. The angler who catches the trout tagged for the grand prize will win $50,000. The Derby is Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th from 6am until 2pm each day. Prizes will be awarded for the largest trout (by weight) caught in four different classes, which include adult male and female, and child male and female. Only one fish per day per person can be weighed, and must be 16 inches or longer to qualify. Weigh-in will take place at the Big Bear Lake official weigh station at Big Bear Marina. A bonus prize of $500 will be awarded to the overall largest trout caught using Berkley PowerBait. You’re entry is free for the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby when you book one or two nights stay at a participating Big Bear Lake Resort Association lodge. Receive 4 free entries for the Fishin for $50K Trout Derby when you book a pontoon boat at any participating marina. To register or get more info, go to bigbear.com or call 1-800-4-BIG BEAR. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30793.mp3|titles=Trout...

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