Slight Change in SR-18 Closure Schedule

Big Bear, CA, October 7, 2014 - Yesterday, Caltrans started the clearing and clean-up work that they will be doing on Arctic Circle this month, beginning the weekly closures of SR-18 between the Big Bear Dam and Snow Valley. There has been a slight change in the schedule however. The 18 will now be closed 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (rather than 2:00 … [Read more...]

DWP Hands Over Rimforest Water

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Big Bear Lake, CA:  October 3, 2014 - In 1989, the City of Big Bear Lake acquired the water systems that the City of Big Bear Lake, Department of Water and Power (DWP) currently operates and maintains.  The systems include the majority of the Bear Valley plus the small water system of the unincorporated community of Rimforest, near Lake … [Read more...]

Full Closure of Highway 18 Coming Next Week

Big Bear, CA, October 3, 2014 - Caltrans announced a full road closure of SR-18 between the Big Bear Dam and Snow Valley beginning on Monday October 6 and running through Thursday October 30. The closures will take place Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be no Friday closures. Caltrans needs the time for cleaning tree … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Missing Person Tommy Kim’s Body Found

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 2, 2014 - The San Bernardino County Coroner's Office has positively identified the remains of the dead body found on September 13, 2014 in the forested area East of Hamilton Ranch as those of Tommy Kim from Chino Hills. Kim was reported missing on August 27, 2014. On August 27th, 2014, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station … [Read more...]

Trout Plant Today in Big Bear Lake

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  Big Bear Lake, CA, Oct. 1, 2014 - 3600 pounds of Trout were added to Big Bear Lake this morning just in time for Troutfest this weekend. Overseeing the fish plant was MWD interim GM Mike Stephenson along with Big Bear lake Mayor Jay Obernolte, Mayor Pro-Tem David Caretto, and City Councilman Rick Herrick, as well as MWD Board members … [Read more...]

Deer Collisions on the Rise

Deer and car

Big Bear City, CA, September 29, 2014 - With mountain highways running along forested areas, wildlife can sometimes be found crossing the road. Drivers are sometimes taken by surprise, and there have been several collisions this year between motorists and bear or deer on routes 18, 330 and 38. State Farm says such crashes could increase. Their … [Read more...]

Medicine Wheel: A Native Approach To Restoring Balance

Shoshone elder leads the ceremony.

Big Bear City, CA, September 28, 2014 - This month marked the ten-year anniversary of the Big Bear Medicine Wheel that was led by an Eastern Shoshone elder during the severe drought of 2004. At the time, local government agencies were debating cloud seeding--a method of increasing precipitation by dispersing substances such as dry ice or silver … [Read more...]

Weather in the Big Bear Valley

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Big Bear, CA, Sept. 27, 2014 - According to the National Weather Service, the warmest month in Big Bear is July, with a daily average temperature of 65 degrees. The coolest month is January, with a daily average temperature of 34 degrees. There are an average of 2 days each year with highs over 90 degrees with the highest temperature ever recorded … [Read more...]

Big Bear Expecting Tons of Snow September 27

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Big Bear Lake, CA, September 26, 2014 - Right on the heels of the news of the acquisition by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Bear Mountain is having its winter kickoff party this weekend. The 11th annual Hot Dawgz & Handrails is set for Saturday, September 27 from 9 am to dark, and 40 pro snowboarders will compete for cash on 130 tons of man-made … [Read more...]

Local Man Reported Missing

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September 26, 2014, Big Bear Lake, CA - The Big Bear Sheriff's Station is asking for the public's help in locating a Big Bear Lake resident. Sixty-year-old Brian McCamish is described as a "voluntary missing person" and was last seen in the City of Big Bear Lake on September 19. It's not known if he's currently in the area, but anyone who has … [Read more...]