The Big White Dome on the Lake

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  Big Bear Lake, CA, February 1, 2014 - Have you ever wondered what that little white building with the big white dome on top is doing sitting on the north shore of our lake? It's looking at the sun. The Big Bear Solar Observatory was built by the California Institute of Technology in 1969, but management of the BBSO was transferred … [Read more...]

All Aboard the Old Miners Association!

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Big Bear Lake, CA, January 26, 2014 - For 65 years, Old Miners Days have boosted Big Bear’s community pride and its economy. The Old Miners Association (OMA) is now gearing up for the 2014 calendar of events and is now recruiting new and returning members and sponsors. Membership levels range from $25 to $999 and offer a variety of … [Read more...]

Big Bear Airport Has a ‘Bumpy’ Start

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   Big Bear City, CA  January 25, 2014 - In 1916, Waldo Waterman, a pilot from Ontario, landed an aircraft in a field just east of Big Bear Lake, opening up a new era for the valley.  In 1924 Waterman laid out Big Bear’s first airfield just east of the lake. He used a 5 seat, single engine plane to provide passenger service … [Read more...]

Solar Eclipse Scientist Makes Rare Appearance

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Fawnskin, CA January 14, 2014 - On Thursday January 16th at 4:00pm, join guest speaker Jay Pasachoff, a Harvard educated Astronomer and leading scientist on solar eclipses, at the Big Bear Discovery Center for a stunning presentation of  "The Sun and Solar Eclipses". "The Big Bear Observatory's telescopes can observe the everyday surface of the … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve on the Mountain

Big Bear Lake, CA December 31, 2013 - There are quite a few ways to ring in the new year here in Big Bear, starting with Snow Summit's annual Torchlight Parade at 7:00pm tonight. A holiday tradition not seen anywhere else in SoCal, it's a spectacular display not to be missed, with 250 skiers and snowboarders descending the mountain with lit … [Read more...]

Donations Make Thanksgiving Dreams Come True

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Big Bear Lake, CA, December 2, 2013 - Charity was alive and well over the holiday. One example--Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) gave its usual 150 turkeys to the Elks Lodge, who distributed Thanksgiving food bags to local families in need. Each bag held the makings of a feast: including a turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, green … [Read more...]

Elite Cheer Thanks Community

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Big Bear Lake, CA, October 8, 2013 - The newest Lighthouse Project Affiliate is Big Bear Elite Cheer, which has begun their first year of training and competition led by Jamiee Smith. The program is designed to help children develop self discipline, teamwork, respect for authority and good sportsmanship, along with the basics of cheer … [Read more...]

Caltrans Continues Roadwork on Highway 18 Weekdays Through Monday

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 18, 2013 - Work is expected to continue on Big Bear Boulevard/Highway 18 in Big Bear Lake weekdays only between now and Monday, September 23rd between the hours of 7am and 12noon.  Caltrans only released information about their notice of work on this section of the highway as of 6pm last night, after the project was … [Read more...]

Public Invited to 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Big Bear City, CA, September 10, 2013 - Big Bear High School invites the public to join them for a special remembrance this Wednesday, September 11. Laura Landaker of the Seven Stars Foundation will speak at the event, which runs from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. in the Big Bear High School Quad. A community breakfast will follow in the Big Bear High School … [Read more...]

Share the Warmth; Donate a Coat by October 16

Big Bear Lake, CA - Southwest Gas invites the community to donate new or gently used coats during its 16th annual Winter Coat Drive. Now through October 16, coats for men, women and children will be accepted at the following locations during regular business hours:   • Southwest Gas (140 Business Center Dr. off of Sandalwood Drive, Big Bear … [Read more...]