Walgreens and Kmart Host Toy Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 12, 2013 - For the past 25 years, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has run an annual CHiPs for Kids toy drive to benefit children hospitalized during the holidays. This year, the CHP has put collection boxes for new, unwrapped toys at two Big Bear locations: Walgreens (42107 Big Bear Blvd) and Kmart (42126 Big … [Read more...]

Saving Money — and the Environment! — Just Got Easier

Big Bear Valley, CA, November 19, 2013 - Property owners in the Big Bear Valley can now make their homes more energy efficient with low-cost, tax deductible financing through the HERO Program, which is the largest such program in the nation. “HERO” stands for “Home Energy Renovation Opportunity” and is offered locally in partnership with … [Read more...]

Electric Bills Will Decrease Slightly in Big Bear

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Big Bear Lake, CA, August 2, 2013 - The expiration and reduction of two surcharges will allow Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) to pass on over $1,200,000 in savings to its customers each year. For the average full-time, residential customer, that means a savings of $4 per month. As of May 2013, BVES was able to reduce the California … [Read more...]

County Considers Solar Energy in Rural Areas

San Bernardino County, CA, July 26, 2013 - This week, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously extended the moratorium on commercial solar energy projects in rural communities, which affects unincorporated areas of the Big Bear Valley. County Supervisors say they have made headway in the planning process of adding a renewable … [Read more...]

Jamie Wolcott Receives Edward Jones Award

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 1, 2013 - The investment firm Edward Jones has awarded their Ted Jones Entrepreneurial Award to Jamie Wolcott for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships. Wolcott said it was an honor to be recognized, and added, "It is also quite inspirational to receive an award named after a firm legend such … [Read more...]

Hospital hires new Interim Human Resources Manager

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Big Bear Lake, CA, May 13, 2013 - The Bear Valley Community Health Care District (BVCHD) has retained the services of a new Interim Human Resources (HR) manager. Harold Grayson has decades of experience as a Human Resources Manager, including hospital experience, having worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center and White Memorial … [Read more...]

Arrests made in Taco Bell Burglary

Big Bear City, May 4, 2013 - An employee of Community Market in Big Bear City is credited with tipping off the Big Bear Sheriff's Station in the case of an armed robbery. On the night of April 29, a masked gunman forced his way into the local Taco Bell and escaped with several hundred dollars from the cash drawers. On the morning of May 1, the … [Read more...]

Cycling season kicks off with Wednesday Expo

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 24, 2013 - The Big Bear Cycling Association is holding their free Open House and Expo at Nottingham’s Tavern from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday. This is a chance  to renew your membership or just learn about cycling in Big Bear Valley.  There will be happy hour food specials and $1 draft beers from Fat Tire, … [Read more...]

KBHR staff changes and a restructure

Big Bear City, CA April 21, 2013 - Jay Tunnell, who has spent the last 17 years in the radio business at KBHR Radio and Outdoor (and prior to that, many years at the now defunct KTOT/KBBV), has decided to take up full-time residence in his second home in Lake Havasu.  He and his wife Debby are excited for the opportunity to live near their son and … [Read more...]

New Enforcement Efforts For Signs And Outdoor Displays

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 18, 2013 - Earlier this year the Big Bear Lake City Council received a presentation regarding the implementation of a "City Wide" Code Enforcement program tailored to address specific code violations that significantly detract from the overall appearance of the City. Issues were identified and most of the discussion … [Read more...]

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