Deadly Weapon Assault and Carjacking Suspect Arrested in Big Bear City

Big Bear City, CA February 9, 2015 - At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Monday 02/09/15, Suspect Travest Hill carjacked the owner of a halfway house for parolees in the City of San Bernardino. Hill is a resident of the facility and on parole for assault with a deadly weapon. Hill assaulted the victim, hitting her repeatedly on her face and head with a … [Read more...]

Body Found in Lake Positively Identified


Big Bear Lake, CA, January 9, 2015 - The San Bernardino County Coroner has positively identified the female found in Big Bear Lake on Thursday, January 8, 2015 as missing person Lisa Ann Cimbaluk. Examinations will be conducted in order to determine the cause of death. The investigation is being handled by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's … [Read more...]

Temporary Telephone Failure at Hospital

Big Bear Lake, CA 11/20/14 @ 5:50 PM -  The Bear Valley Community Hospital is experiencing a temporary telephone system failure.  It is anticipated that it will be repaired by Friday Morning 11/21/14.  If you have an emergency call 911.  The phones in the emergency room are currently operational (909) 866 1532. … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Election Results Are In

Big Bear, CA, November 5, 2014 - In many ways the national and local elections of 2014 were remarkable, and with 100% of the San Bernardino County precincts counted, we can report the following for the Big Bear Valley. With impressive results, the California State Assembly District 33 was won by Big Bear resident and current City Council Mayor … [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...]

Revised Highway Closure Schedule For Wed. Oct. 15


  Big Bear, CA, October 14, 2014 - On Wednesday October 15, Caltrans will be installing a 100 ft. long pedestrian and horse bridge across State Highway 38. The bridge is being installed to safely connect the two halves of Camp Tahquitz, which is bisected by Highway 38, and generates over 20,000 pedestrian crossings per year. Highway 38 … [Read more...]

Slight Change in SR-18 Closure Schedule

Big Bear, CA, October 7, 2014 - Yesterday, Caltrans started the clearing and clean-up work that they will be doing on Arctic Circle this month, beginning the weekly closures of SR-18 between the Big Bear Dam and Snow Valley. There has been a slight change in the schedule however. The 18 will now be closed 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (rather than 2:00 … [Read more...]

Mammoth Resorts to Acquire Bear Mountain Resorts

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 24, 2014 - Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, owner of both Mammoth and June Mountain, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts which includes both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, for 38 million dollars. Closing is subject to certain conditions including shareholder approval. The … [Read more...]

The remnants of Hurricane Norbert cause flooding concern

Big Bear City, CA, September 7, 2014 - A Flash Flood Watch continues through Monday for local mountains, deserts and inland valleys. The main threat of flooding will be in steep canyons and in foothills in the afternoons and evenings. To help ensure public safety, forest officials have temporarily closed recreation areas near Forest Falls through … [Read more...]

Flood Watch Prompts Trail Closures

Forest Falls, CA, September 7, 2014 – As Tropical Storm Norbert moves northwest off the coast of Baja California this weekend, the National Weather Service is warning of widespread thunderstorms. The showers are forecast to start late Saturday night and continue through Monday night over Southern California.  Heavy precipitation could pose a … [Read more...]