BVUSD Superintendent Kurt Madden Resigns

Big Bear, CA, May 12, 2015 - At Monday’s Special Board meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, Superintendent Kurt Madden gave his resignation to the Board effective July 1st.  Mr. Madden has accepted a position in the Bonita Unified School District as Superintendent.  Chairman, Bev Grabe, expressed that the Board sadly accepted his … [Read more...]

Big Bear Middle School Receives the 2015 California Gold Ribbon Award

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 5, 2015 - Big Bear Middle School is being recognized as a 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools recipient.  A letter from Tom Torlakson, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, states that the award is a direct reflection of the dedication, hard work, and vision of the Big Bear Middle School’s educational community. … [Read more...]

Warrior Hike Comes to Big Bear

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Big Bear, CA, May 2, 2015 - In 2012, two veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars decided to hike the Appalachian Trail. Their mission: to raise money by holding fundraisers and collecting donations at VFW Posts in trail towns along the way. By the time their hike ended in Maine, they had stopped at nearly 40 Posts and raised $48,500 which was all … [Read more...]

Honoring Dick Kun

Pictured - Randall Putz, Gloria Meade, Dave Likins, Bill Jahn, Marlene Cain, Liz Harris, Loren Hafen, Dave Caretto, Dick Kun, Simeon Prophet, Rick Herrick, Jim Miller, John Eminger, Bob Jackowski, and Heather Obernolte

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 30, 2015 - On Monday evening in Hofert Hall, Mayor Dave Caretto and the Big Bear Lake City Council invited the community to join them in honoring Dick Kun. They were there to acknowledge Dick for his decades of exceptional stewardship of Big Bear's two resorts and service to this community. Dick's attention to … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Homicide Investigation

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 Big Bear Lake, CA, April 29, 2015 - On Tuesday, April 28, at approximately 11:20 a.m., deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a deceased male at a residence in the 42000 block of Willow Avenue in Big Bear Lake. A relative of the deceased called the Sheriff’s Department after going to the cabin, entering the … [Read more...]

Appears Departure is Imminent for Two Top BVUSD Administrators

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 28, 2015 - In a letter released today by Kurt Madden, Superintendent of the Bear Valley Unified School District, addressed to school district employees, community members, and the media, it was disclosed that top administrators, Kurt Madden, Superintendent, and Walter Con, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, are … [Read more...]

Michael Reyes Still Evades Police

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Big Bear, April 24, 2015 - Suspect Michael Reyes continues to evade law enforcement officials according to the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station.  As previously reported by Kbear on March 17th, a suspect matching the description of Reyes was witnessed breaking into a vehicle in the Interlaken Shopping Center followed by an attempted vehicle theft in … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Man Arrested for Assault With a Firearm

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Big Bear Lake, CA, April 22, 2015 - Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on April 20, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a gunshot heard in the area of the 500 block of Temple Lane in Big Bear Lake. A witness reported that after hearing the gunshot, a male subject was observed standing on his porch and yelling threatening … [Read more...]

Settlement Announced For Horse Chase Incident Aired on NBC

San Bernardino CA, April 21, 2015 -   In order to avoid litigation expenses, the County and Francis Jared Pusok have finalized a $650,000 settlement in connection with Pusok's April 9th arrest in the High Desert. Suspect, Francis Pusok, fled in a vehicle. Deputies pursued Pusok through areas of Apple Valley then he fled on foot then followed by … [Read more...]

Fugitive Friday Suspect Turns Himself In

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Big Bear Lake, CA, April 21, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station reported today that last week’s “Fugitive Friday” suspect, Ray Costido, a parolee at large, turned himself in on Saturday, April 18th, to deputies at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.  Costido remains in custody pending a court hearing date set for April 27th … [Read more...]