OtterSTRUM Celebration Begin’s On Friday Night Blues On The Bear

Big Bear, Ca, February 16, 2011, 8:00am - Friends and family of long time Big Bear Local and environmental activist Jim Otterstrom, are celebrating his life on Sunday, February 20th.  Jim passed under the night sky in Utah on January 22, 2011.  To celebrate Jim’s life, the community of Big Bear Lake is joining together for a night of words and … [Read more...]

Big Bear High School Teacher Passes

Pat Rowe

Big Bear, Ca February 14, 2011 6:00 pm - Pat Rowe, teacher at Big Bear High School for thirty years, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011 after a three-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Kieth Rowe, retired county building inspector and family members including her mother, two sisters, and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rowe … [Read more...]

Hotshot Crew Captain Will Be Missed

Captain Gabriel Pomona

Big Bear, Ca, February 12, 2011, 5:40pm - The death Friday evening of Gabriel Pomona, Captain of the Forest Service’s Big Bear Hotshot Crew, is making an impact on our community.  Gabriel’s wife Summer, his many family members, the Forest Service, and Big Bear will miss the 36-year-old firefighter.  Gabriel began his career in the Sierra … [Read more...]

Celebration of Life For Bob Carlson

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Big Bear, Ca, February 8, 2011, 3:00pm - With his family beside him, Bob Carlson left us as he “drove his Model A” to heaven on February 4, 2011.  He was born in Chico, California November 15, 1940.  36 years ago, he met the love of his life, Karen Allen and they were married in 1974. They moved to Big Bear in 1991.  There he had a … [Read more...]

Long Time Resident Jim Otterstrom Passes at 65

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Big Bear, Ca, February 2, 2011, 4:00pm - 65 year old Jim Otterstrom passed away on January 22nd, 2011.  Jim was well known around Big Bear from his long time job at the Big Bear Lake post office, walking his dog around town, riding his bike, and for his environmentally conscious lifestyle.  “He lived as we all should, with gratitude and a … [Read more...]

David Pickard, Local Realtor for 34 Years and Father to Five, Passes Away at Home on Saturday

David Pickard, a realtor and Big Bear Valley resident, for 34 years

Erwin Lake, CA -- David Pickard, owner of Boulder Bay Real Estate with wife Teresa and a realtor in the Big Bear Valley for 34 years, passed away at his home in Erwin Lake on Saturday, April 3. Prior to purchasing his own company in 2007, Pickard had worked for Spencer Real Estate and, in the early 1990s, had the foresight to design the agency’s … [Read more...]

Memorial Service for Fred Ransom on Sunday at Snow Summit

This Sunday, October 18, friends of Fred Ransom, a legendary community member for much of his 78 years, will honor his memory with a Valley-wide drive and a memorial at Snow Summit.  Referred to as “the longest Big Bear pioneer,” Ransom was also a regular fixture at the Teddy Bear Café, and the restaurant’s manager Shirley Martin is … [Read more...]