The Legend of Castle Rock

Castle_Rock_t670_t670

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 3, 2014 - Rising out of the mountains at the southwest end of the lake, standing like a sentinel keeping watch over Big Bear, is Castle Rock. There is a Serrano Indian legend that surrounds Castle Rock from a time long ago when Big Bear was known as Yuhaviat, which means 'pine place'. The legend tells of a beautiful young … [Read more...]

MS Walk Raises Funds and Keeps Hope Alive

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 2, 2014 - For nearly a decade, community organizations in Big Bear have been working together to create a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS) via the annual Walk MS event. Past supporters will be gratified to know that local fundraising efforts are making a tangible impact by supporting direct programs and services for the … [Read more...]

The Road to Big Bear

ws-341-bv

Big Bear, CA, April 26, 2014 - The first road into the San Bernardino Mountains, which was really just a trail, was built by the Mormons in 1852 and ascended Waterman Canyon. Big Bear Lake was created in 1885 and the only way up, other than a pack trail up Santa Ana Canyon, was a long arduous trip up Cushenbury Grade. To get to the Grade, visitors … [Read more...]

From Wildlife Habitat to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

moonridge-animal-park

Big Bear, CA, March 29, 2014 - In 1959 a forest fire engulfed the San Bernardino National Forest and in the aftermath, several injured animals were found that required care. A makeshift hospital and rehabilitation area called the Wildlife Habitat was set up where the zoo is currently located. Two bobcats and an orphaned baby black bear were the … [Read more...]

Guiding Teens Toward Healthy Relationships

Big Bear, CA, March 18, 2014 - According to a national survey, one in three adolescents in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. In collaboration with Common Ground, DOVES will be educating parents, grandparents, teachers and community members on the warning signs of teen dating … [Read more...]

There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!

tl-bill-holcomb

  Big Bear, CA, March 15, 2014 - In 1848, gold was discovered in northern California which brought thousands of people to the state from all over the world. One of these people was Bill Holcomb who tried his luck up north, but quickly decided to head to southern California. He heard rumors of gold in Big Bear Valley, but wasn't sure … [Read more...]

Special Olympics Athletes Benefit from a Jump in the Lake

BB-Plunge-Super

  Big Bear Lake, CA, March 11, 2014 - Nearly 500 people took a quick dip in the lake Saturday to benefit Special Olympics athletes in the third annual Big Bear Lake Polar Plunge. The goal for Plunge organizers was to raise at least $50,000. and it looks like they will more than double that. 44 teams and numerous individuals ran into … [Read more...]

Xeriscape Garden Tour Highlights Beautiful Landscapes and Water Conservation

xeriscape

  Big Bear, CA, March 4, 2014 - With Spring approaching, thoughts are turning to gardening and planting. 2013 was the driest year on record in California and aside from our recent storm, 2014 is shaping up to be another very dry year. Native and drought tolerant plants are definitely a wise choice for your garden. They may cost … [Read more...]

Senator Bob Dutton Running for SBD Assessor/Recorder

bob_dutton_5993

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...]

Fireside Chat… with Strings Attached

unnamed

Big Bear, CA, February 18, 2014 - Four years ago, due to budget cuts, BVUSD had to cut funding for the Elementary Strings Program which provides free participation for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students interested in learning to play in an orchestra. Due to the state altering their education funding formula this year, there is a possibility that the … [Read more...]