Rare Funnel Cloud Develops Over Big Bear

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Big Bear Lake, CA, September 17, 2014 - A very rare occurrence developed Tuesday with Big Bear's outbreak of thunderstorms. KBHR Meteorologist Ben Brissey explains that upper level winds and atmospheric conditions were favorable for severe weather and the development of funnel clouds--as demonstrated in this photograph. … [Read more...]

Body Found East of Baldwin Lake

Baldwin Lake, CA - September 16, 2014 - A group of horseback riders discovered the body of a deceased male adult over the weekend, near U.S. Forest Service road 2N02. Big Bear Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the east valley location Saturday afternoon and reportedly found no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident. The Big Bear … [Read more...]

High School Senior Crowned Miss Big Bear 2015

Miss Teen Big Bear Brandy Murphy (L) and Miss Big Bear Marcella Pfiefer enjoy the spotlight.

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 14, 2014 - [Reported by Cathy Herrick] The annual Miss Big Bear Pageant took place at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center Saturday night, giving 23 young women a chance to practice their poise and public speaking. The evening's entertainment included a dance number with all of this year's contestants and songs … [Read more...]

Zoo Benefits Every Year From Fundraising Concert

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Big Bear Lake, CA, September 12, 2014 - Internationally recognized musicians will be playing lakeside this month to raise money for our local animal sanctuary. Since debuting in 2010, the annual Blues for the Zoo concert has raised about $25,000 for the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Now in its fifth year, the series that grew out of the Open Sky Music … [Read more...]

New Water Use Regulations Coming?

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 11, 2014 - Governor Brown is expected to sign several bills, approved by the state legislature, into law this month, requiring local agencies to set up long term groundwater management plans. These new laws would allow state and local governments to intervene in groundwater use if necessary. California draws close to 60 … [Read more...]

The remnants of Hurricane Norbert cause flooding concern

Big Bear City, CA, September 7, 2014 - A Flash Flood Watch continues through Monday for local mountains, deserts and inland valleys. The main threat of flooding will be in steep canyons and in foothills in the afternoons and evenings. To help ensure public safety, forest officials have temporarily closed recreation areas near Forest Falls through … [Read more...]

Flood Watch Prompts Trail Closures

Forest Falls, CA, September 7, 2014 – As Tropical Storm Norbert moves northwest off the coast of Baja California this weekend, the National Weather Service is warning of widespread thunderstorms. The showers are forecast to start late Saturday night and continue through Monday night over Southern California.  Heavy precipitation could pose a … [Read more...]

Wildlife in the Big Bear Valley

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Big Bear, CA, Sept. 6, 2014 - Wild animals are a fairly common sight in the Big Bear Valley and surrounding mountains. Squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, and even coyotes are seen every day. There are other animals that we share our home with that we are rarely lucky enough to see. Big Bear was named after the huge Grizzly Bears that roamed the … [Read more...]

Hino Resigns as CEO of Bear Valley Community Healthcare District

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Big Bear Lake, CA - It was announced by Sara Russ the Hospital Board President, that Raymond Hino, Bear Valley Community Healthcare CEO has submitted his resignation effective on October 17, 2014. In a written statement Hino said “I want the entire Board to know that I am very appreciative to each of you for giving me the opportunity to lead this … [Read more...]

Busy Labor Day Weekend in the Valley

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Big Bear, CA, Sept. 4, 2014 - As the unofficial end of the summer season, Labor Day Weekend and all the visitors it brings to the valley is something local businesses in Big Bear look forward to every year. Judging by the never ending line of traffic heading west from Big Bear City towards Big Bear Lake and the checkout lines at the grocery store, … [Read more...]