Category: Community

Southwest Gas Collecting Coats for Annual Winter Coat Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 14, 2016 – Southwest Gas would like to share the warmth this winter and invite the community to its 19th Annual Winter Coat Drive. If you or someone you know are in need of a warm coat this winter, the Southwest Gas employee volunteer team BLUE, which stands for Building Lives Up Everywhere, will be distributing coats, free of charge, to children and adults on Tuesday, October 18, from 11 am to 2 pm in the Vons Parking lot. If you would like to donate coats there are 8 convenient drop-off locations for new or...

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Olympian To Lead Kodiak 100 Parade Lap

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 13, 2016 – United States Olympian Brenda Martinez of the Big Bear Track Club is set to lead the ceremonial parade lap to start the Kodiak 100 Ultra Marathon in Big Bear Lake on Friday September 16th. The parade lap takes runners on a short loop through The Village of Big Bear Lake running right down Village Drive before they depart on their 100 mile trail run around the lake. The community is invited to come out and support our local Olympian and the runners taking on one of the toughest races in the country. The parade...

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The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Needs Your Votes!

Big Bear, CA, September 12th, 2016 – The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District has entered a Pink Gloves Dance Video into the Medline competition to raise awareness for breast cancer, and now they NEED YOUR VOTES!  Voting starts September 12th through September 23rd.    The hospital has the chance to win up to $10,000 for their favorite charity — the Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley Mammogram Program.   Winning is based on how many votes received from the public for our video, and you can vote every day with each of your email addresses!  To watch the video...

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Charlotte Haston Crowned Miss Big Bear 2017

Big Bear, CA September 11th, 2016 – Last night, September 10th at the Performing Arts Center in Big Bear Lake, Charlotte Haston was crowned Miss Big Bear 2017. The Miss Big Bear pageant always grants the winners college scholarship money.  This year, first runner up went to Mary Olsen, second runner up is Jessica Lehner, third runner up went to Luz Uribe, and fourth runner up was Payton Cawley. Charlotte Haston says “I am so grateful and blessed to have so many people supporting me through this experience.  I am hoping to inspire young girls like previous queens have done for...

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Full Closures on Arctic Circle to Begin in October

Big Bear, CA, September 9, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, will close State Route 18 in the “Arctic Circle” Monday through Friday, October 3, to October 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No closures are scheduled for Friday, October 14. The closure limits are between Snow Valley Mountain Resort and Big Bear Dam. The full closure will take place during daytime hours due to safety considerations and additional work. Caltrans will be completing annual routine maintenance in preparation for winter. Some of the work items that will be completed are: rock climbing and bank scaling, turnout clearance, drain cleaning, and...

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