Today is Statewide Primary Election Day

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 3, 2014 – When voters go to the polls today, they’ll find two local measures: Measure E would authorize the City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water to sell the Rimforest system to the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District. Measure F would extend the expiring parcel tax for 10 years, to support hospital services … [Read more...]

DWP Telephone Scammers Hitting Big Bear Again

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 21, 2014 – Telephone scammers are at it again attempting to now swindle DWP customers in Big Bear.  Dani McGee of Big Bear Department of Water tells KBHR that beginning today several customers–mostly small business owners–have been called by people posing as DWP representatives. The callers try to pressure customers … [Read more...]

First National Bank of Southern California and First Mountain Bank Announce Merger Agreement

San Diego and Big Bear Lake, California, May 5, 2014 - First National Bank of Southern California and First Mountain Bank announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which First National Bank of Southern California will acquire First Mountain Bank for approximately $14.1 million in cash.  The purchase price is … [Read more...]

Acosta Bankruptcy Halts Property Auction

Big Bear City, CA 2/28/2014 6:30 pm  - According to owner of A.J. Acosta Tree Service, Andy Acosta today filed personal and business bankruptcy in federal court.  This has resulted in halting the auction of his property on North Shore for now, which was scheduled to begin Saturday March 1, 2014.  According to Mr. Acosta, federal bankruptcy was … [Read more...]

Action Alert: Community Collecting Money for Typhoon Victims

philippines-typhoon-561x383

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 14, 2013 - With thousands in the Philippines killed by Typhoon Haiyan and millions more running out of food, water and other essentials, local donations for victims are now being requested. Staff at the RE/MAX Big Bear offices are collecting checks to submit to the Inland Empire Red Cross for relief efforts in the … [Read more...]

Widespread Power Outage, Tree Branches Blamed

Power-line-repair-10-2-13

Big Bear Valley, CA October 2, 2013 - A widespread power outage affected most of the Big Bear Valley this morning.  It was described by a Big Bear Firefighter as a minor tree branch issue.  Although minor it was on a critical line in Big Bear City near Greenway.  It took about an hour to restore power to the majority of the valley, with some … [Read more...]

Major Structure Fire At Riffenburgh Lumber Yard

Riffenburgh-Fire-9-29-13

Big Bear Lake, CA September 29, 2013 9:00 am - A major structure fire was reported Sunday morning around 7:00 am burning at the Riffenburgh Lumber property.  Two structures near the rear of the property on the north end were fully engulfed in flames as the Big Bear Fire department arrived.  Both structures could be considered a total loss. … [Read more...]

Grays Fire in Mop-Up Stage

Fawnskin, CA, July 25, 2013 1:00 p.m. - A hand crew and water dropping helicopters are in the mop-up phase of the Grays Incident near Butler Peak, west of Fawnskin. The spot fire was originally reported around 10:oo this morning as being caused by a plane crash, but the cause was later corrected to be a likely lightning snag from recent storms. … [Read more...]

Mill Fire at 200+ Acres

Mentone, CA, June 28, 2013 - The Mill Fire is up to at least 200 acres near the Mill Creek Ranger Station. Some structures have been lost in Mentone and evacuations are in effect there; there is no threat to the Big Bear Valley. Motorists are allowed out of Big Bear via Highway 38, but should expect delays at the bottom of the mountain due to … [Read more...]

Crews Fight “Mill Fire” off Highway 38 (Corrected)

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, June 28, 2013 - At around 2:00 p.m. Friday, the CHP reported a fire on a hillside near the junction of Route 38 and Bryant Street.  Official say there are no threats to homes or the forest at this time, but Caltrans reports there is a closure from Garnet Road to Bryant Street in Mentone. Motorists are still … [Read more...]