Brandy Murphy Crowned Miss Big Bear 2016


Big Bear, CA October 18, 2015 - Last night, October 17 at the Performing Arts Center in Big Bear Lake, Brandy Murphy was crowned Miss Big Bear 2016.   She and seven other contestants including  Ellie Dawson, Dalaney Doyle, Amanda Egerer, Kirsten Ellsworth, Cassidy Hunter, Daniel Kunz, and Ana Perez vied for the crown by participating in the … [Read more...]



Big Bear Lake, CA. September 26, 2015 - The year was 1810, the place was southern Germany, Bavaria, and life was hard. It was the month of October and all of the countryside had been working day and night to finish their fall harvest and prepare for the onset of winter. While the plow horses were working and the farmers’ days were filled from … [Read more...]

The New Big Bear Alpine Zoo


Big Bear Lake, CA August 26, 2015 - Big Bear is one step closer to getting a new zoo.   Supervisor James Ramos announced at Monday's Big Bear Lake City Council meeting that a ground breaking ceremony will take place as early as December of this year.   The building plans and specifications are nearly complete which include a peer review. … [Read more...]

BVUSD Girl’s Choir Sweeps Show Choir Competition


Big Bear, CA, March 12, 2015 - Altitude Adrenaline, formerly the Aquila Ensemble, is an after school competition show choir sponsored by Bear Valley Unified School District. It is open to girls grades four through eight from the three elementary schools and Big Bear Middle School. On Friday, March 6, Altitude Adrenaline swept the Cypress Star … [Read more...]

Big Bear’s Annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade is Unique in SoCal


Big Bear, CA, December 30, 2014 - Burning torches will illuminate the slopes at Snow Summit on New Year's Eve. Beginning at about 7:00 p.m., the annual Torchlight Parade is a spectacular sight to see. More than 250 skiers and snowboarders, some dressed in eccentric holiday costumes, will descend the snowy slopes with lit torches to create an … [Read more...]

Big Bear High School Vocalist to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Kortney Carmody

Big Bear, CA, December 5, 2014 - The American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall has selected Big Bear High School Junior, Kortney Carmody, to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in February 2015. The nominated candidates were asked to submit a 5 minute recording featuring their best classical repertoire. On October 31, … [Read more...]

Big Bear Expecting Tons of Snow September 27


Big Bear Lake, CA, September 26, 2014 - Right on the heels of the news of the acquisition by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Bear Mountain is having its winter kickoff party this weekend. The 11th annual Hot Dawgz & Handrails is set for Saturday, September 27 from 9 am to dark, and 40 pro snowboarders will compete for cash on 130 tons of man-made … [Read more...]

High School Senior Crowned Miss Big Bear 2015

Miss Teen Big Bear Brandy Murphy (L) and Miss Big Bear Marcella Pfiefer enjoy the spotlight.

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 14, 2014 - [Reported by Cathy Herrick] The annual Miss Big Bear Pageant took place at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center Saturday night, giving 23 young women a chance to practice their poise and public speaking. The evening's entertainment included a dance number with all of this year's contestants and songs … [Read more...]

Zoo Benefits Every Year From Fundraising Concert


Big Bear Lake, CA, September 12, 2014 - Internationally recognized musicians will be playing lakeside this month to raise money for our local animal sanctuary. Since debuting in 2010, the annual Blues for the Zoo concert has raised about $25,000 for the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Now in its fifth year, the series that grew out of the Open Sky Music … [Read more...]

CLASSIC! Show Cars on Parade & Display This Weekend


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 8, 2014 - Proud auto owners are checking in today for the Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club Fun Run, and tomorrow morning, they’ll drive their pride-and-joys into the Bartlett Lot in the Village. Judges will evaluate over 500 show cars from 10:00 a.m. to noon Saturday and announce the winners at 2:30. There’s no … [Read more...]