New Residents at the Zoo

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Big Bear Lake, CA, June 26, 2014 - Shanti and Asha, the Snow Leopard sisters, arrived at LAX via FedEx on Tuesday morning at 3:30 am. Lorie Judd of Big Bear Park and Rec left the mountain at almost midnight on Monday to meet the Leopards and their handlers who had flown in from Seattle. Their crates were loaded into a cargo van and by 4:30 am they … [Read more...]

David Leach Honored by Arts Council

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Big Bear Lake, CA, June 25, 2014 - David Leach got special recognition and a lot of laughs at The Arts Council’s annual meeting this month. The board of directors thanked him for his 14 years of work on behalf of The Council, shared stories about his many accomplishments, and presented him with a plaque. Holding the plaque up to the audience he … [Read more...]

High Speed Chase Ends in Death for Driver

Baldwin Lake, CA, June 22, 2014 - The Big Bear Sheriff's Station has released more information on last Tuesday's high speed chase. On the afternoon of June 17, an electronic license plate reader tipped off a patrolling Sheriff’s deputy to a possible stolen vehicle in Baldwin Lake. When the deputy tried to stop the 2014 Hyundai Elantra, its … [Read more...]

Violation of Fire Restrictions Carries Hefty Penalties

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 21, 2014 - Wildfire prevention is serious business in the San Bernardino Mountains. New restrictions and guidelines were posted on Thursday, June 19, and the US Forest Service says they'll be aggressively citing those who don’t comply. With lives and property at stake, violation of these prohibitions carry serious … [Read more...]

The Ongoing Evolution of Stanfield Marsh

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 21, 2014 - A favorite scenic spot in Big Bear is the Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Habitat that extends east from Stanfield Cutoff. Visitors can park in the southwest corner, stop by the wooden gazebo acting as an informational kiosk, then stroll along the water on the wooden walkway. The wooden walkway has a dual … [Read more...]

Career Volunteers Honored by County

San Bernardino, CA, June 20, 2014 - Tonight at the National Orange Show, San Bernardino County is holding its 10th annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner, to honor 50 women for their civic involvement and community service. This year, two Big Bear residents will be among them: Elaine Holzer-Tennity and Yomar … [Read more...]

Summertime Roadwork

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 19, 2014 - The winter season is hard on our mountain roads, so repair projects and upgrades are in full swing. On the west side of town, a road widening project is taking place. On Big Bear Blvd. between Pine Knot and Paine, primarily in front of Knights Inn and the Fireside Lodge, the north-side shoulder is being … [Read more...]

New Festival Secures Big Bear Lake Status as Cycling Mecca

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 18, 2014 - The Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) has announced the inaugural Big Bear Cycling Festival, running July 26 through August 3, 2014. The festival will celebrate all riding levels and disciplines--whether road, mountain or recreational. BBCA President Craig Smith points out the uniqueness of this kind of event … [Read more...]

Airport Board Member, Local Businessman, Chuck Knight Passes

Big Bear City, CA - June 17, 2014 - Big Bear City Airport regrets to announce that one of its Board of Directors, Chuck Knight, passed away June 16, 2014, after a prolonged illness. Mr. Knight had served on the Board of Directors since 2009. An integral part of airport leadership, Chuck had served on the Airport Development Committee, the Personnel … [Read more...]

Highway 18 Closed from Baldwin Lane to Lucerne Valley

Big Bear, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - At 2:47pm this afternoon, the Big Bear Sheriff's Department alerted KBHR of a road closure due to an accident on Highway 18 from Baldwin Lane to Lucerne Valley.  Around 1:45pm today, a deputy of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station was patrolling the area of E. Shay Road and N. Palamino Road in Baldwin Lake and … [Read more...]