Historical Reenactment Open to Public This Weekend

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Holcomb Valley, CA, August 30, 2014 - In the early 1800s, thousands of mountain men roamed the wilderness and marked trails on the American frontier west of the Mississippi river. They were often isolated in the winter months, so they adopted Native American survival techniques and when the spring thaw came, they’d rendezvous to trade supplies, … [Read more...]

The Time to Get Ready is NOW

Big Bear City, CA, August 27, 2014 - On August 24, the northern San Francisco Bay area suffered a magnitude 6 earthquake that caused significant damage in south Napa County. KBHR is using this as an opportunity to review basic earthquake preparedness guidelines. Take time now to mitigate any hazards in your home. Fasten shelves securely to … [Read more...]

Big Bear Sheriff’s Station Seeks Assistance in Missing Person

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Big Bear, CA, August 27, 2014 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is requesting assistance from the public to be on the lookout for voluntary missing person Tommy Kim. Kim has been reported as a missing person since August 23th out of Chino Hills. He was last seen on Tuesday, August 26, near Onyx Summit. Kim is on foot, and may be headed towards the … [Read more...]

Knickerbocker Creek Trail Gets the Go Ahead

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 27, 2014 - The Big Bear Lake City Council, in a 2 to 3 vote, gave the nod to move ahead with the Knickerbocker Creek Multi-Use Trail Project. The Council had previously directed city staff to reject all 'over budget' bids and then renegotiate in order to lower costs. The total project price tag of $1,725,000. will be … [Read more...]

With Declining Enrollment and Aging Buildings, School District May Close Elementary School

Big Bear City, CA, August 26, 2014 -- (Written by Cathy Herrick) The Bear Valley Unified School District (BVUSD ) held a Board Workshop meeting last week.  Discussion included an overview of the district’s facilities in terms of maintenance and operations.  The Board is exploring options in moving the District forward in light of 17 years of … [Read more...]

The Risks of Rocks on Mountain Highways

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Big Bear City, August 23, 2014 - As beautiful as these mountains are, living so close to nature means being more vulnerable to its hazards. One of those hazards is rock slides. Local highways that wind between Big Bear and the San Bernardino Valley are tightly squeezed against towering hills in spots, and those hills are stacked with loose … [Read more...]

Human Cases of West Nile Virus Appear

San Bernardino County, CA - Two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed in the County of San Bernardino--the first confirmed this year. At this time last year, the County had a total of three confirmed cases and one death due to the WNV. Historically, the California Department of Public Health has confirmed a total of 57 … [Read more...]

Suspect Apprehended in Fawnskin

Fawnskin, CA, August 17, 2014 - The autistic man accused of stabbing a woman he was living with has been booked on felony charges of attempted murder, and is being held at West Valley Detention Center. Although bail was set at $500,000 in this case, Foster had already been on probation for unrelated charges, so he remains in custody without the … [Read more...]

Stabbing Suspect at Large in Fawnskin

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Fawnskin, CA, August 16, 2014 - A 53-year-old stabbing victim was airlifted to a hospital for treatment from her Fawnskin residence Friday, after Big Bear Sheriff's Deputies responded to a disturbance on Barbara Lee Lane. The suspect is a 22-year-old autistic male named Jordan Lee Foster, who fled from the scene into a wooded area. A police … [Read more...]

MWD Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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Big Bear, CA, August 16, 2014 - In the late 1950s and early 1960s, southern California was in the midst of an extended drought. Due to large demands on water from Big Bear Lake for irrigation down the hill, the lake had been reduced to little more than a large mud puddle. Although the dam was originally constructed to provide irrigation water … [Read more...]