Big Bear’s Annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade is Unique in SoCal

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Big Bear, CA, December 30, 2014 - Burning torches will illuminate the slopes at Snow Summit on New Year's Eve. Beginning at about 7:00 p.m., the annual Torchlight Parade is a spectacular sight to see. More than 250 skiers and snowboarders, some dressed in eccentric holiday costumes, will descend the snowy slopes with lit torches to create an … [Read more...]

After Christmas Safety Tips

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Big Bear, CA, December 26, 2014 - As you go about your post-holiday clean up, keep in mind that you should never burn wrapping paper or your Christmas tree in the fireplace. The rapid burning and excessive heat can damage the firebox and chimney creating a serious fire hazard. Discard your tree soon after Christmas before it becomes a tinder dry … [Read more...]

CHP Asks For Safe Holiday Season

Big Bear, CA, December 19, 2014 - With holiday celebrations upon us, the California Highway Patrol is reminding travelers to buckle up, adhere to the posted speed limit, avoid distractions behind the wheel, and always designate a sober driver. The CHP's Christmas enforcement effort begins Wednesday, December 24, at 6 p.m. and continues through … [Read more...]

Accidental Shooting in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 17, 2014 - Shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff's Station responded to a call of an apparent accidental shooting in Big Bear Lake. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a 27-year-old male at the location with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was treated at the scene by … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake City Council Selects New Mayor

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 9, 2014 - The Big Bear Lake City Council met on Monday night in a largely ceremonial manner to thank former Mayor Jay Obernolte for his 4 years of service and to congratulate him on his successful run for the California State Assembly. Rick Herrick in his third term, David Caretto in his second term, and Randall Putz … [Read more...]

Memorial Services Planned for Cheri Haggerty Lawrence and Declan Lawrence

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Big Bear Lake, CA, December 8, 2014 - A community memorial service for City Clerk, Cheri Haggerty Lawrence and her baby Declan, who passed away on the night of Tuesday, November 25th, will be held Tuesday December 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Hofert Hall at the Performing Arts Center located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd., in Big Bear Lake. The Big Bear … [Read more...]

Big Bear High School Vocalist to Perform at Carnegie Hall

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Big Bear, CA, December 5, 2014 - The American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall has selected Big Bear High School Junior, Kortney Carmody, to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in February 2015. The nominated candidates were asked to submit a 5 minute recording featuring their best classical repertoire. On October 31, … [Read more...]

Sugarloaf Woman Pleads Guilty to Child Abduction Charges

Big Bear, CA, December 3, 2014 - A mother accused of kidnapping her son from the child's father and taking him to Mexico, pled guilty on November 20th to felony child abduction charges and was sentenced to 6 months in County Jail and 5 years probation. On November 6th, investigators from the Child Abduction Unit of the San Bernardino County … [Read more...]

Winter Sports in the San Bernardino Mountains

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Big Bear Valley, CA, November 29, 2014 - In 1925, Walter Kruckman ran a bus line which serviced the San Bernardino Mountains. The Motor Transit Company had a franchise to the mountains which required them to operate a year-round bus service, even though they traveled empty in the winter months. Kruckman came up with the idea of developing public … [Read more...]

CHP Invites New Drivers to Start Smart

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Running Springs, CA, November 24, 2014 - The California Highway Patrol will be presenting a Start Smart class for new drivers, at the CHP Arrowhead Office located in Running Springs on Wednesday, November 26th, at 6:00 p.m..┬áThe Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents. According to the National … [Read more...]