Big Bear High School’s Class of 1999 to Celebrate 10-Year Reunion on September 26

Big Bear High School celebrates homecoming weekend in less than three weeks, with Saturday, September 26 marking the Bears second home football game, in a matchup against San Jacinto. Following the festivities on the field, Big Bear High’s Class of 1999 holds their 10-year reunion with an evening at The Bar at the Vintage. This event for the … [Read more...]

England’s Royal Air Force Training to Include Stops in Big Bear Through November

The Royal Air Force crew includes Rob Piper, Rob Croisdale, Cal Logan and Sam Fletcher.

If you have seen a giant green helicopter flying over Big Bear Lake this week, that craft is a Merlin, one of 30 in England’s Royal Air Force. The crew of the Merlin has spent the last five years in Iraq and, this month, is stationed in El Centro, California for flight training in preparation of a tour in Afghanistan at year’s end. As FL … [Read more...]

Grand Old Miners’ Days Parade Marches Down Big Bear Boulevard on Sunday; Road Closures to Begin at 11am on August 2

This year's Old Miners' Parade will include equestrian units, marching bands, and floats from local groups--plus a flyover by the U.S. Navy!

The Old Miners’ Days Parade is this Sunday in Big Bear Lake, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Old Miners’ festivities—thus the theme, “60 Years ‘n’ Still Kickin’.” The parade starts at 12:30pm on August 2, and will begin at Summit Boulevard and, once on Big Bear Boulevard, will continue west toward the Village, then up Pine … [Read more...]

1st Lt. Jared Landaker to Be Featured on HLN Network’s “Fallen Heroes” Segment This Evening; Third Annual Memorial Run Set for September 26

Big Bear’s 1st Lieutenant Jared Landaker, son of Joe and Laura Landaker, is scheduled to be featured on television this evening, during the “Fallen Heroes” segment of the Nancy Grace news program, which airs on CNN’s HLN cable network, which is on channel 49 for Charter customers. The show airs at both 5 and 8pm, we’re told, and will … [Read more...]

Freedom Isn’t Free: We Salute 31 of Big Bear’s Brave Sons and Daughters on Our Independence Day

The flight gear of 1st Lt. Landaker, who will be remembered at the third Memorial Run for Freedom on September 26.

As we celebrate our Independence Day, our friends at the American Legion Post 584 remind that freedom isn’t free. Thirty-one of the Big Bear Valley’s sons and daughters have already served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and three of those sons--U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Rex Kenyon, U.S. Army Specialist Adam Rosema, and U.S. Marine … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake’s American Legion Post to Be Rededicated in Honor of USMC Sergeant Major A.L. “Woody” Woodard on Fourth of July

Our local post of the American Legion is, on Independence Day, rededicating Post 584 with a new name in honor of 30-year Big Bear resident and veteran, U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major A.L. “Woody” Woodard, who passed away three years ago. Local Amercian Legion Post Commander Don Brown tells KBHR, “We’re renaming ourselves after a highly … [Read more...]

Firefighters from Five Agencies Converge at St. Joseph’s for Unveiling of Memorial Plaques

CalFire Chief Mary Stock thanked those at St. Joseph's, who held bake sales to help pay for the new plaques.

Firefighters from the Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake and San Bernardino County Fire Departments joined with members of CalFire and the U.S. Forest Service, as well as representatives of the California Highway Patrol and the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station yesterday, for a special dedication ceremony at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on the North Shore. … [Read more...]

St. Joseph’s Memorial Walk, Honoring Fallen Servicemen and Women, Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers, to Be Dedicated in Sunday Ceremony

Colonel Richard Speedman of Baldwin Lake had a dream to honor fallen servicemen and women by building a memorial for each branch of the service, mount a brass plaque, and provide a peaceful walkway for citizens and family members to pay tribute to those lost.  Father Mike Krelovich at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and the parish community, … [Read more...]

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“Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet”: Job and Resource Fair in San Bernardino on June 3

The State of California will host “Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet” Job and Resource Fairs and, locally, this opportunity will come on Wednesday, June 3. Veterans seeking jobs are invited to meet employers with job openings next Wednesday at the National Orange Show Fairgrounds, located at 600 Arrowhead Way, Gate 8, in San Bernardino. The free job … [Read more...]