Protect the Bears of Big Bear

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Big Bear, Ca May 7, 2011 3:00 pm - The grizzly bears that named the Big Bear Valley are no longer with us, except at the Moonridge Animal Park.  Our local wild bears are the smaller and less aggressive black bears.  They are not small animals however, and will be aggressive enough for concern if they are protecting food or cubs.  Care should be … [Read more...]

Enjoying Big Bear Wildlife

Big Bear, Ca April 23, 2011 12:00 pm - The Big Bear Valley is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, over 676,000 acres of land set aside in 1907 for the preservation of the natural resources in the area.  Enjoying this wilderness area is the reason many residents and cabin owners choose Big Bear for their home.  Having a … [Read more...]

Earth Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center

This year’s Earth Day celebrations at the Big Bear Discovery Center on Saturday include something for the entire family.  The new mobile Forest Explorer van will be visiting, with interactive displays showing a healthy forest, as well as information for homeowners on how to thin trees in their yards and help to make neighborhoods firesafe. … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Food Safety

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Big Bear, Ca April 20, 2011 12:00 pm - Coloring, hiding, and hunting for eggs is a tradition for many families at Easter.  To make your holiday safe, remember several food safety tips.    If you choose to eat the eggs used in an egg hunt, it is important that they are not cracked, hidden in areas where dirt or bacteria may contaminate them, … [Read more...]

Drivers Reminded to Drive Sober

Big Bear, Ca March 18, 2011 12:00 pm - The California Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to avoid using alcohol or drugs when they get in their cars.  Between 6:00 am and midnight tonight, the CHP will have a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint in the unincorporated area in the Big Bear Valley to ensure that drivers are heeding the … [Read more...]

Time to Check Earthquake Preparedness

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Big Bear, Ca March 11, 2011 12:00 pm - Today’s earthquake in Japan reminds us to be ready.  California, like Japan is part of the Pacific Rim of Fire, an area of increased earthquake activity circling the Pacific Ocean.  Residents and business owners in the Big Bear Valley must be prepared for large earthquakes.  Regularly review your … [Read more...]

Big Bear CERT Wants to Train You

 Big Bear, Ca February 27, 2011 6:00 pm - The Big Bear Community Emergency Response Team program wants to train you to respond in case of an emergency.  CERT volunteers help by putting out small fires, turning off gas lines, providing light search and rescue, and administering first aid in their neighborhoods during disasters.  Trained CERT … [Read more...]