Shooters at Large in Big Bear

Erwin Lake, CA, June 15, 2014 - Just after dawn on Friday, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired near Erwin Lake Park. The witness said he saw two males shoot a firearm toward a residence near the intersection of South Hatchery Drive and East State Lane. Deputies were not able to locate the shooters, but did find fired cartridge … [Read more...]

Old Miners Days has Rich History

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Big Bear, CA, June 14, 2014 - In the summer of 1927, Big Bear had a parade celebrating its history that went right down Pine Knot Blvd. Local Big Bear historians think this may have been the true beginning of Old Miners Days. This year marks 65 years of Old Miners Days, Big Bear's longest running community event. Back in the early days through … [Read more...]

Civic Center Going Solar

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Big Bear Lake, CA, June 12, 2014 - The City of Big Bear Lake received a Dept. of Energy grant for solar demonstration projects and already have one project up and running and another one  in the works. Currently, solar equipment has been running continuously since March on a warm storage building in the Public Works Yard and will generate an … [Read more...]

Newsome Resigns From CSD

Big Bear City, June 11, 2014 - A longtime Big Bear City Community Services District Director is moving on. Director Jeff Newsome was elected in November of 2001 and served as President of the Board in 2005 and 2011. At the last CSD Board of Directors meeting, he announced that his resignation will be effective June 17. That leaves the remaining … [Read more...]

Supervisors Give Big Today

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Big Bear Valley, CA, June 10, 2014 - Supervisors James Ramos and Josie Gonzales will be in Big Bear today to present two personal checks to the Lighthouse Project for garnering the highest number of individual donors in the Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign. Supervisor Ramos personally pledged $1500 to the third district nonprofit which … [Read more...]

Mistletoe: Parasite & Provider

San Bernardino Mountains, CA, June 7, 2014 - According to an old Scandinavian Christmas custom, a couple who meets under hanging mistletoe is obliged to kiss. But mistletoe's function in the forest is actually less romantic: as a parasite, it attaches to the branches of a host tree or shrub, and absorbs water and nutrients from the host … [Read more...]

Fire Danger, More Typical of Late Summer

Big Bear, CA, June 6, 2014 - Since November 1, 2013, many areas in California have received less than half their normal precipitation, resulting in very dry brush. As of Memorial Day weekend, there have been more than 1,700 wildfires in California since the start of the year, which have burned more than 15,000 acres. Compared to the five year … [Read more...]

Pick up Some Swag on Sunday

Big Bear Lake, CA June 6, 2014 - If you need a brand-new life jacket, you can pick one up for free on Sunday afternoon, while supplies last. The Department of Recreational Boating is giving them away during the Fishin' For 50K awards ceremony in the Bartlett Lot in the Village. All you need to do is make the “Wear it California” pledge. KBHR … [Read more...]

Firefighters Focus on Prevention

Big Bear City, CA, June 4, 2014 - The San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Residential Assessment Program is back for a second year. In the coming weeks, firefighters will be going door-to-door handing out information and offering to walk the properties with homeowners on the spot and provide free evaluations of defensible space. They'll focus … [Read more...]

Measures Pass in Tuesday’s Primaries

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 4, 2014 - Tuesday's statewide primary election netted dominant wins for the Bear Valley Hospital Measure F extending the property tax assessments and Measure E, the transfer of the Rim Forest water system from Big Bear to Lake Arrowhead. A November runoff is also now in place for the Assembly seat of the 33rd District … [Read more...]