Inland Empire Man Convicted of Threatening to Kill Federal Officer


Big Bear, CA November 2, 2015 - An Inland Empire man, Richard Latka, 56, of Hemet, was convicted of threatening to kill a Federal Forest Service Officer who came to the man’s home to ask about trash dumped in the San Bernardino National Forest.  According to the evidence, the Officer went to Latka's residence in October 2014 to investigate. … [Read more...]

Homicide Suspects Arrested


UPDATE: Big Bear Lake, CA, October 30, 2015 - 5:22pm - Two suspects, Sarah Miskam, a 27-year old female and Dusty Miskam, a 31-year old male, have been arrested today in the homicide investigation reported earlier this morning.  The victim, Alexander Miskam, a 25-year old male, was pronounced deceased in the early morning hours today after the … [Read more...]

Big Bear City Resident Involved In Fatal Accident


Big Bear City, CA, October 28, 2015 - On October 25, 2015, at approximately 1:12 PM, a fatal traffic collision occurred on SR-38, east of Canyon Road. At the time of the collision, there was a high overcast with clear visibility in place. Mr. Michael Gardner, an 18 year old male out of Hesperia, California, was driving a 2005 Ford F-150 and was … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California Interested in Big Bear Lake Return


Big Bear, CA October 26, 2015 - The Amgen Tour of California officials tell local organizers that Big Bear is looking good for a 2017 return. Kristen Klein, President of Amgen Tour stated “Big Bear Lake is a very important partner for the Tour.  We have enjoyed an outstanding relationship with the City, as we have hosted three stages in the … [Read more...]

BBFD Curbside Chipping Program is a Great Success


Big Bear, CA, October 23, 2015 - The Big Bear Fire Department would like thank the entire Big Bear Valley for their efforts keeping our community healthy by creating defensible space utilizing the Curbside Chipping Program which has now officially ended for the season. 1,215 community members participated in the program and more than 387 tons of … [Read more...]

‘Postage Due’ SCAM ALERT


  Big Bear, CA, October 22, 2015 - Seniors are being specifically targeted in a 'Postage Due' scam to obtain bank account and credit card information. Scam artists are delivering official looking notices to mailboxes stating that a package is being held pending payment of the postage due. The fraudulent notice provides a telephone number … [Read more...]

School Bus Safety Is No Accident


Big Bear, CA October 19, 2015 -  More than one million children ride school buses in California every day. The California Highway Patrol joins the observation of National School Bus Safety Week, October 19-23, to help recognize that school buses are the safest way for children to get to and from school. It takes a collective effort from the … [Read more...]

Brandy Murphy Crowned Miss Big Bear 2016


Big Bear, CA October 18, 2015 - Last night, October 17 at the Performing Arts Center in Big Bear Lake, Brandy Murphy was crowned Miss Big Bear 2016.   She and seven other contestants including  Ellie Dawson, Dalaney Doyle, Amanda Egerer, Kirsten Ellsworth, Cassidy Hunter, Daniel Kunz, and Ana Perez vied for the crown by participating in the … [Read more...]

Minor Quake This Morning and Great ShakeOut Tomorrow Remind Us To Be Prepared


Big Bear, CA, October 14, 2015 - This morning at 6:55 a.m., an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 struck 3 miles South of Big Bear Lake. The earthquake was at a depth of 6.3 miles and was on the lower end of the USGS earthquake intensity scale with light shaking and no damage. On September 16, Big Bear experienced a similarly sized earthquake also … [Read more...]

New Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program


Big Bear, CA October 12, 2015 - A New Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program started October 1st, 2015.  This program can help to reinstate Driver Licenses and is designed to assist qualified drivers with paying unpaid traffic or non-traffic infraction tickets, by reducing fines by 50 or 80 percent. The Traffic Tickets/Infractions Amnesty Program will … [Read more...]