Post Office Break-In, Thieves Caught

Six Suspects Arrested in Mail Theft Case in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA 9/8/15 -  On Sunday, 09/06/15, at 6:10 a.m., a citizen called the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station to report that multiple mailboxes were open at the Big Bear City Post Office and mail was scattered on the ground. Deputies responded and found 21 post office boxes, along with four package lockers, that had been forced open.  The Post … [Read more...]

Brent Tregaskis Summit VP/GM is named GM at Colorado’s Eldora Resort


Big Bear Lake, CA 9/8/15 - Brent Tregaskis long time Summit employee and current Vice President/General Manager announced that he is taking a position as General Manager at Colorado resort Eldora near the town of Boulder Colorado.  Brent went to to describe this a great opportunity for him and his wife Bonnie to be close to family living in … [Read more...]

Fatal Watercraft incident on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA September 8, 2015 - A fatal watercraft incident on labor Day was reported shortly after 4:30 pm on Monday September 7th.  The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station and officers of the Municipal Water District Lake Patrol responded to the distress call at Papoose Bay on Big Bear Lake.  Witnesses described what they thought was a life … [Read more...]

Community Input Needed for Superintendent Search


Big Bear, CA, September 8, 2015 - The Governing Board of Bear Valley Unified School District will be selecting a new district superintendent. The trustees are soliciting community input about the desired characteristics to be used in recruiting and selecting this person. For instance, what personal and professional qualities for an incoming … [Read more...]

20th Annual Run for the Grizzlies – A Motorcycle Poker Run


Big Bear Lake, CA September 7, 2015 - The friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo invite you to their 20th Annual Run for the Grizzlies on September 12, 2015 from 9am to 4pm.  This year's event will be held at 630 Bartlett Rd in the Village, behind the Chamber of Commerce.  This is an annual fundraiser supporting the Big Bear Alpine Zoo's grizzly … [Read more...]

IRS Phone Scam


Big Bear, CA, September 4, 2015 - Yesterday, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station received a report from a local resident who conveyed they had been contacted via telephone by a subject claiming to be a representative from the IRS. They were able to provide personally identifying information about the resident to initially make them believe the call … [Read more...]

SR 18 Paving Project Set to Begin September 9th


Big Bear, CA, Sept. 2, 2015 - The California Department of Transportation District 8 has awarded a $4.1 million project to Matich Corporation that will pave three major segments of State Route 18 between Talmadge Road (at Red Ant Hill) to the SR-138 junction in Crestline, CA. The segments are: Talmadge Road in the City of Big Bear Lake to SR-38 … [Read more...]

Personnel Changes for BVUSD

Big Bear, CA, August 28, 2015, 8:00am - Internal personnel changes within the Bear Valley Unified School District will help to fill the voids left by Mike Ghelber and Paulina Ugo.  Ghelber has been Big Bear High School's Principal for 8 years and has accepted the position of Director of Human Resources for the Coachella Valley Unified School … [Read more...]

The New Big Bear Alpine Zoo


Big Bear Lake, CA August 26, 2015 - Big Bear is one step closer to getting a new zoo.   Supervisor James Ramos announced at Monday's Big Bear Lake City Council meeting that a ground breaking ceremony will take place as early as December of this year.   The building plans and specifications are nearly complete which include a peer review. … [Read more...]

Summit Fire


Big Cear, CA, 8/28/15 UPDATE - Due to more accurate mapping, the acreage burned has been decreased to 55 acres and is now 75% contained. Big Bear, Ca, 8/26/15, 10:00am UPDATE - Fire personnel have increased the containment of the Summit Fire to 50% today with the size of the fire remaining at 100 acres. Big Bear, Ca, 8/25/15, 1:10pm … [Read more...]