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Knickerbocker Creek Trail Gets the Go Ahead

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 27, 2014 – The Big Bear Lake City Council, in a 2 to 3 vote, gave the nod to move ahead with the Knickerbocker Creek Multi-Use Trail Project. The Council had previously directed city staff to reject all ‘over budget’ bids and then renegotiate in order to lower costs. The total project price tag of $1,725,000. will be funded with a $510,000. grant from SANBAG as well as a $350,000. transportation/natural resources grant, plus $855,000. of local Measure Y funds, designated by voter approval for visitor enhancements. According to City Engineer David Lawrence, as much as 30% in additional labor costs is required because of state prevailing wage and grant requirements. And he also stated that without outside funding, this project would not be possible. The new Knickerbocker Multi-Use Trail will link Veterans Park at the lake, with additional parking near the heart of the newly refurbished village. Proposed bridges will cross the creek at the park and at the new parking facility, enhancing access to shopping and dining. In order to keep expenses down and in line, recycled village light posts as well as surplus pavers will be used in the project. Swapping concrete for wooden fencing has also helped cut costs. M.S. Construction Management Group will be awarded the contract and work should begin soon after the Labor Day holiday weekend....

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Military Sacrifices Honored Monday Morning

Big Bear Lake, May 25, 2014 – The public is cordially invited to join veterans and families of service personnel and first responders, past and present to participate in the procession and ceremony at Veterans Park. on Monday, May 26th. The Big Bear Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 1038 and The American Legion Post 584 will commemorate the sacrifices of the United States military personnel and those who have died in our nation’s service. The keynote speaker will be Sergeant Major Christopher Nagle, USMC, active duty, from 29 Palms, VMU-3, MACG-38. A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Nagle enlisted in the Marine Corps in September of 1992 and attended recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, SC. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star and Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars. The ceremony starts at 10 a.m. with a bagpipe tribute performed by Dark Isle Piper, Tress Maksimuk. Additional participants in the ceremonies are: VMU-3, MACG-38 USMC Color Guard Marine Corps League Color Guard American Legion Post 584 Honor Guard Women’s Auxiliary American Legion Post 584 Mayor Jay Obernolte of the City of Big Bear Lake Reverend Tom Goodman of the American Legion Post 584 Girl Scout Troop 1351 Boy Scout Troop 49 & 1845 Cub Scout Troop 49 Vocals and Music by students of...

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Big Bear BMX Park Is Open!

Big Bear Lake, CA July 20, 2012 – San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry was on hand today at the Big Bear Recreation Youth Center for the grand opening of the BMX park along with other city and county officials.  Reese Troublefield remarked that this project would not have been possible without county funding and the hard work of his staff along with the cooperation of Big Bear Lake City Council and staff.  The official opening was today with at least a dozen riders enjoying the park”s features.  The park will be open to the public on Saturday morning adding to the Youth Center and the adjoining skate board park.  Park and Recreation Director Troublefield remarked that it was great to see a park dedicated just to BMX and one to Skateboarding telling the riders to be safe and stay in the appropriate park.  With a chuckle from everyone in attendance riders began to file in and the fun was...

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American Cancer Society Relay For Life Of Big Bear To Hold Kickoff

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 4, 2012, 8:00am – On Wednesday, June 6 at 5:30pm, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Big Bear will officially get underway as new and returning event volunteers and participants gather at Wyatt’s Saloon and Café to kickoff the Relay season. The kickoff will feature speakers committed to fighting cancer, and its also the first opportunity to register a team for the overnight event to be held on August 25 at Veterans Park. The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 5,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries. The event will raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, and by finding cures and fighting back. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31535.mp3|titles=Relay For Life – Mike Evans Reporting ]...

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Memorial Day Ceremony At Veterans Park

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 25, 2012, 1:00pm – On Monday, May 28, 2012 the Big Bear Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 1038 and the American Legion Post 584 will participate in a special program commemorating the sacrifices of the United States military personnel in all our wars. The keynote speaker for the solemn event is Bill Jahn, Mayor of Big Bear Lake. The ceremony will begin at 9:30am with a procession of the symbolic hearse from the intersection of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue led by Major Nelson Reynolds, USAF Retired and his bagpipes. The ceremony includes The Marine Corps League Color Guard, The American Legion Post 584 Honor Guard, Women’s Auxiliary American Legion Post 584, Officials of the City of Big Bear Lake, Reverend Tom Goodman of the American Legion Post 584, Girl Scout Troop 1351, Boy Scout Troop 49, and Vocalist & Music by students of Diane Sloan. The public is invited to join veterans and families of service personnel, past and present to participate in the procession and ceremony at Veterans Park. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31524.mp3|titles=Memorial Day...

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