Kristine Yoshida selected to receive Woman of Distinction Award

Kristine Yoshida

Big Bear, CA October 3, 2015 - State Senator Mike Morrell of the 23rd District recognizes woman who have gone above and beyond to serve others through community service or civic involvement.  Kristine Yoshida, from Big Bear Lake has been selected to receive the Woman of Distinction award on October 16th, 2015. Kristine, along with her husband … [Read more...]

EBBIE Award for Excellence in Business

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The Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting on Tuesday June 2nd, 2015.  It was well attended with over 120 in attendance.   The program was highlighted by the presentations of the Business of the Year awards so called EBBIE Award for Excellence in Business.    Big Bear Lake Brewing Company, Re Max Big Bear and Big Bear Helicopters were … [Read more...]

Bear Mountain Resorts Shareholders Approve Sale to Mammoth Mountain

Big Bear, CA, November 3, 2014 - With the final shareholder votes tallied, the Snow Summit Ski Corporation, a long standing icon of the Big Bear Valley, will change hands perhaps later this month.The official count of 68% in favor and 11% against the sale was announced at the annual stockholders meeting. Thus the sale of Snow Summit and Bear … [Read more...]

City Council Reaffirms Restrictions on Large Weddings at Alpenhorn B & B

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 28, 2014 - The Big Bear Lake City Council was asked to consider an appeal from the Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast regarding large weddings conducted on their grounds. Earlier this month, the city's planning commission approved a conditional use permit allowing weddings, but limited the size to 49 guests and in addition … [Read more...]

Busy Labor Day Weekend in the Valley


Big Bear, CA, Sept. 4, 2014 - As the unofficial end of the summer season, Labor Day Weekend and all the visitors it brings to the valley is something local businesses in Big Bear look forward to every year. Judging by the never ending line of traffic heading west from Big Bear City towards Big Bear Lake and the checkout lines at the grocery store, … [Read more...]

First Mountain/First National Deal Falls Through

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 17, 2014 -- First Mountain Bank announced today the termination of the definitive agreement with First National Bank of Southern California that provided for the acquisition of First Mountain Bank by First National Bank of Southern California. A condition of the transaction required First National Bank to obtain regulatory … [Read more...]

Minimum Wage Increase and Gas Tax Decrease

Big Bear, CA, July 1, 2014 - California workers earning minimum wage should see a bump in their next paycheck. The first minimum wage hike in six years goes into effect today raising the hourly wage from eight to nine dollars. Although this should help most low paid workers, not everyone is happy about the increase. Many small business owners are … [Read more...]

Snow Summit Kicks Off Summer on Saturday

Big Bear Lake, April 18, 2014 - Snow Summit reopens its renowned bike park for the summer season this Saturday, making it the first and only lift-serviced bike park open in North America. The base area at Snow Summit will be a Vendor Booth City, featuring dozens of brands like Troy Lee Designs, Five Ten, Smith Optic, Ryders Eyewear, Marin … [Read more...]

Telephone Scam Strikes Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 28, 2014 – Telephone scammers have been trying to swindle utility customers in Big Bear in recent weeks. Bear Valley Electric Service says several customers--mostly small business owners--have been called by people posing as BVE representatives. The callers try to pressure customers for their credit card numbers and other … [Read more...]

Teenager Profits From Public Speaking

Prize-winning speaker Elizabeth Johnson with English teacher Brad Rice

Big Bear Lake, CA March 6, 2014 - Big Bear High School student Elizabeth Johnson took home the $200 prize for 1st place at the annual Speech Trek contest for high school students. Her five-minute speech addressed the topic of “Women at the Top…Why Not?” Judges will now view performance DVDs of first place winners from throughout the state and … [Read more...]