Remnants of History: God’s Eye

Baldwin Lake, CA, May 31, 2014 - When the Serrano Indians used local mountains as a summer residence between 2,000 and 2,500 years ago, they were known as The People of the Pines. They were skilled basket weavers and pottery makers, and they worshipped a huge dome of brilliant white quartz as the eye of their creator, “Kruktat”, calling it … [Read more...]

Resort Life… in Turn of the Century Big Bear

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Big Bear, CA, May 31, 2014 - As soon as Big Bear Lake was created by building the original 'Rock Dam' in 1885, tourists started visiting  Bear Valley. In 1888, Gus Knight Jr. and John Metcalf purchased 80 acres on the south shore of the lake to build the valley's first resort, The Bear Valley Hotel. Despite the fact that it took two days by stage … [Read more...]

Local Stakes in Statewide Primary Election

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 30, 2014 - When voters go to the polls next Tuesday, they’ll find two local measures: Measure E would authorize the City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water to sell the Rimforest system to the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District. Measure F would extend the expiring parcel tax for 10 years, to support hospital … [Read more...]

Military Sacrifices Honored Monday Morning

Big Bear Lake, May 25, 2014 - The public is cordially invited to join veterans and families of service personnel and first responders, past and present to participate in the procession and ceremony at Veterans Park. on Monday, May 26th. The Big Bear Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 1038 and The American Legion Post 584 will commemorate the … [Read more...]

Boaters Should Expect Inspections

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 23, 2014 - With a large influx of tourists expected over the three-day Memorial Day Weekend, visitors are reminded that boats being launched in Big Bear Lake are subject to inspections for invasive quagga and zebra mussels. The non-native freshwater mussels can be easily spread from one body of water to another, where they … [Read more...]

Bad Day for Big Rigs

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 22, 2014 - Adding to the weather challenges were two accidents in the Big Bear Valley today. Just before 10:30 a.m. a semi apparently stalled on Highway 18 just east of Paradise Way and blocked westbound lanes for several hours as company rep was sent from Landers. Highway 18 was also the site of trouble on the opposite … [Read more...]

Big Bear’s Night Sky is the Star this Weekend

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 22, 2014 - The StarLight Festival comes to Big Bear Saturday and Sunday bringing a unique celebration of science and technology. Happening at the Northwoods Resort and Conference Center under the beautiful, clear Big Bear skies, people will be educated and entertained in an engaging atmosphere of music and art. Hours for … [Read more...]

DWP Telephone Scammers Hitting Big Bear Again

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 21, 2014 – Telephone scammers are at it again attempting to now swindle DWP customers in Big Bear.  Dani McGee of Big Bear Department of Water tells KBHR that beginning today several customers–mostly small business owners–have been called by people posing as DWP representatives. The callers try to pressure customers … [Read more...]

Jim Miller crowned Man About Town

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Big Bear Lake, CA - 5/19/2014 - The annual fund raiser Man About Town raised a over $61,000 for Soroptimists International and women’s health issues in the Big Bear Valley.   Sunday night three contestants--Michael Natzic, Ray Hino and Jim Miller--made the final push for this years  Man About Town title.   With supporters, friends and family … [Read more...]

Vegetation Fire Squelched in Early Morning Hours

Angelus Oaks, CA May 18, 2014 - Firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and CALFIRE knocked out a fire at Poopout Hill near Jenks Lake this morning, before gust winds could fan the flames into a more threatening situation. First reported at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday near Barton Flats, the fire had been slowly growing overnight. Multiple units … [Read more...]