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...]

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...]

Senator Bob Dutton Running for SBD Assessor/Recorder

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San Bernardino County, CA, February 25, 2014 - On February 21st, Senator Bob Dutton (ret.) filed his nomination papers to run for San Bernardino County Assessor/Recorder. Dutton, known to many here in the Big Bear Valley, has much support from elected officials, community leaders, and associations that represent the county. As an elected … [Read more...]

Medical Supplies Center Closes With “Heavy Heart”

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 16, 2013 - The medical building at the corner of Fox Farm Road and Sandalwood Drive is going through some more changes. Gloria Wandell, who co-owns the building with her husband Mark and Dr. Richard Baumgartner, says they are quickly phasing out the Medical Arts Supplies and Wellness Center. Starting in January, the … [Read more...]

Pam Scannell Takes the Reins

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Big Bear Lake, CA, November 21, 2013 - There was a seamless transition in leadership over the weekend at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce. Rachel Wade served her last day as Executive Director on Friday, November 15, and former Operations Manager Pam Scannell took over the next day. Wade, who resigned from the Chamber to work from home, said, … [Read more...]

Chamber Executive Shifts Priorities

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Big Bear Lake, CA, October 18, 2013 - The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Executive Director Rachel Wade has tendered her resignation. Wade started in March of 2012; her last day will be November 15, 2013. Wade said, "I have to say that resigning from the Chamber was a very hard choice to make. The Chamber is a very … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Phone System Failure Prompts Unavailability of “911″ System – Temporary Alternate Number Available

Big Bear, CA, August 22, 2013 - We have received reports that the Verizon and AT&T telephone systems are down in Running Springs, Arrowbear and Big Bear.  The cause is unknown.  According to Jeff Willis, Big Bear Fire Chief, the system failure has also prompted the "911" emergency system to be down.  Residents in need of "911" emergency … [Read more...]

Verizon Experiencing Problems – 911 Emergency System is Down – Alternate Number Available

Big Bear, CA, August 22, 2013 - The Verizon telephone system is down in Running Springs, Arrowbear and Big Bear.  The cause is unknown.  According to Jeff Willis, Big Bear Fire Chief, the Verizon failure has also prompted the "911" emergency system to be down.  Residents in need of "911" emergency service are advised to call 1-800-340-9110 until … [Read more...]

Snow Summit Corporation Up For Sale

Big Bear, CA, June 20, 2013 - According to a press release on behalf of the Snow Summit Ski Corporation, the company’s Board of Directors have retained the investment banking firm of Houlihan Lokey to market the corporation that owns and operates Snow Summit and Bear Mountain with the possibility of selling it to one of a number of interested … [Read more...]