Great ShakeOut Reminds Us To Prepare

Big Bear, CA, October, 17, 2014 - Yesterday at 10:16 a.m., over 665,000 people in San Bernardino County participated in the Great California ShakeOut by practicing DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON. The old advice of getting in a doorway during an earthquake is no longer valid. Doorways are no stronger than any other part of the structure, so it's best to … [Read more...]

Cessna Crash Near Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA - October 16, 2014 - A plane crash was reported around 2 pm this afternoon just south of Highway 18 in the Arctic Circle area near Glory Ridge.  At that time the road was closed for repairs.  By 2:30 emergency crews were on scene as well as Forest Service fire personnel as a safeguard.  The plane was reported to be a single … [Read more...]

Health Care District Hires New COO-CFO

Wade Sturgeon

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 16, 2014 - BVCHD Board of Directors announced Monday that effective immediately, the District has hired Wade Sturgeon to assume the position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Sturgeon has been serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer for the District since August 20. According to Sara Russ, … [Read more...]

Revised Highway Closure Schedule For Wed. Oct. 15

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  Big Bear, CA, October 14, 2014 - On Wednesday October 15, Caltrans will be installing a 100 ft. long pedestrian and horse bridge across State Highway 38. The bridge is being installed to safely connect the two halves of Camp Tahquitz, which is bisected by Highway 38, and generates over 20,000 pedestrian crossings per year. Highway 38 … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Rotary Presents Check to BVCHD

Rotary Check to BVCHD

  Big Bear Lake, CA, October 14, 2014 - At the Bear Valley Community Hospital this morning, the Big Bear lake Rotary Club Foundation and the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Foundation conducted a ribbon cutting and check presentation to commemorate the completion of three hospital rooms. The Rotary Club raised $30,000 at last … [Read more...]

San Gabriel Mountains to be Designated as a National Monument

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San Dimas, CA, October 10, 2014 - President Obama is expected to make a statement today at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, announcing his plans to create a San Gabriel Mountains National Monument which would encompass 350,000 acres of public land. Stretching from Santa Clarita to San Bernardino County, the San Gabriel Mountains provide outdoor … [Read more...]

Big Bear Airport Accepts Property Donation

Big Bear City, CA, October 8, 2014 - At the most recent Airport District Board meeting, they voted unanimously to accept a donation of the portion of the terminal building currently owned by Evergreen Properties. The donation is approximately 24,000 square feet, which would bring the airport holdings in the terminal building to just under 30,000 … [Read more...]

Contracting Without A License Leads to Criminal Charges

Big Bear Lake, CA 10/07/2014 - Investigators for the Contractors State License Board recently worked as undercover homeowners in the Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead area to uncover illegal construction activity.  They received assistance from local Sheriff Deputies and the San Bernardino County DA’s Office to contact suspected unlicensed … [Read more...]

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...]

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