Forest Recreation Sites Closed by Government Shutdown

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, October 9, 2013 - The Federal lapse in funding is officially restricting some recreation in the San Bernardino National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service has provided the following list of closures. All Campgrounds and Yellow Post sites are closed: In the Big Bear Area, this includes Serrano, Pineknot, … [Read more...]

Poker Run Will Benefit Grizzlies

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 26, 2013 -- The 18th Annual Run for the Grizzlies is scheduled for September 7, 2013 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at a new host location: Northwoods Resort & Conference Center. The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invites the motorcycling public to participate in this fundraiser supporting the Zoo’s grizzly … [Read more...]

Build and Explore: It’s Skyline Trail Weekend!

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2013 – After countless hours of trail building by volunteers, the Skyline Trail is ready for its public debut. The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. at the trail head located at the intersection of Forest Service Roads 2N10 and 2N06. The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, … [Read more...]

Young Visitor Drowns in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2013 -- A 20-year-old man drowned in Big Bear Lake on Sunday, between the East Boat Ramp and Stanfield Cutoff. Witnesses say Jusdeep Sethi of Granada Hills had been swimming alone for several minutes before he disappeared under water. At about 5:20 PM he was discovered unresponsive. A bystander pulled the victim from … [Read more...]

Gypsies, Pirates and Knights Return to Pedersen Sawmill

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      Fawnskin, CA, July 30, 2013 - This year, the Big Bear Renaissance Faire returns to Pedersen Sawmill and expands to three weekends: August 3-4, August 10-11 and August 17-18. Pedersen Sawmill is located at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin. The usual favorites will be back, including the jousting knights … [Read more...]

Play it Safe on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 6, 2013 - Boaters are reminded to use extra caution on the water this weekend. More boating accidents occur during the July 4th holiday than any other time, and the number one cause is boat operators not paying enough attention. Consider designating a second person on board to help look out for other watercraft, obstacles, … [Read more...]

Community Gardens Project Continues Successful Lecture Series

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 2, 2013 -- The Community Gardens Project is focusing their next set of educational workshops on keeping food crops healthy, and how to then store and prepare their homegrown fruits, vegetables and herbs . The workshops are FREE and open to the public at the Community Gardens on Fox Farm Road behind CVS. Participants … [Read more...]

Locals Treated to Free Sky Chair Rides

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 14, 2013 – As an introduction to their new Adventure Park, Snow Summit is hosting Community Appreciation Days June 17 through June 21. Big Bear residents with valid I.D. or utility bills will be treated to all-day, unlimited rides on the mile-long Scenic Sky Chair. Locals can also bring their bikes for a free trip to the … [Read more...]

Popular Winter Facility Becomes Year-Round Hot Spot

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 14, 2013 - Snow Summit Adventure Park will hold an official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 15 at 9:00 a.m. This is  Southern California's first complete outdoor summer adventure park of its kind and home to its only lift-served downhill bike park. Saturday's event will feature vendors and a live DJ … [Read more...]

Walkathon Will Benefit 23 Valley Nonprofits

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 12, 2013 - Registration is underway for “Walk for Big Bear Valley” a walkathon that will benefit 23 local nonprofit organizations. The event will be the morning of Saturday, June 22. Sign-in at the event is from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the west end of the Alpine Pedal Path on North Shore Lane in Fawnskin. … [Read more...]