School Closure Not On This Year’s Agenda

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 15, 2015 - At Monday’s Special Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, a presentation was made by Ron Peavy and Phil Hamilton, co-chairs for the 7-11 Committee, a district advisory group consisting of community members which was formed to evaluate and make recommendations to the Board regarding … [Read more...]

Big Bear Comes Together for Boys High School Soccer

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Big Bear, CA, April 14, 2015 - At a reception at Jay and Heather Obernolte's home on Saturday, April 11, a group of dedicated parents, students, and others saw their dream of a High School boys soccer team become a reality. A few months ago, some folks had the idea to create a soccer team for the boys at BBHS and started the process of raising the … [Read more...]

North Shore Drive will be Closed Thursday for Pro Cycling Time Trial

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Big Bear, CA, April 8, 2015 - Big Bear Cycling is proud to host, for the third straight year, the Big Bear Time Trial of the 31st Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic. The Classic has the distinction of being the first race on the 2015 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. Craig Smith of Big Bear Cycling said, "The North Shore of Big Bear Lake to the … [Read more...]

Human Remains Found on Forest Trail Identified

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Big Bear, CA, April 7, 2015 - As previously reported, on March 27, 2015, a hiker found what he believed to be human remains in the forested area North of Myrtle Avenue and North Shore Drive in Big Bear City. Detectives from the Big Bear Sheriff's Station responded to the scene and confirmed the remains as human. The Coroner's Office has … [Read more...]

Big Bear Sheriff’s Station Looking for Wanted Man

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Big Bear, CA, April 3, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Gary Simrak. Simrak is wanted on an active felony warrant in the amount of $75,000 for possession of a controlled substance for sale, cultivation of marijuana/hashish, and maintaining a drug house. Gary Simrak is a 49-year-old White … [Read more...]

Bridge Replacement Work Begins on State Route 38

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Big Bear, CA, April 3, 2015 - Caltrans has started work on SR-38 to rehabilitate the Hathaway Creek Bridge near Barton Flats.The project will replace the bridge deck and approach slabs, and upgrade the pavement and bridge rails. The project will also improve drainage, grind existing pavement, and retrofit the bridge abutment with … [Read more...]

Continuing CA Drought Prompts Action

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  Big Bear, CA, April 2, 2015 - California is drawing national attention as it enters into a fourth year of devastating drought. The state's record low snowpack, diminishing reservoir levels and high temperatures have pushed the state into uncharted territory, with worsening impacts on water quality, agriculture, fire response, habitat, and … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Is Open For The Season

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Big Bear Lake, CA, April 2, 2015 - Yesterday, Big Bear Municipal Water District opened the Carol Morrison East Launch Ramp for the 2015 season. The public boat launch ramp, which has been closed for the winter, gives boat owners the opportunity to launch onto the lake for boating and fishing, and is especially good news for anglers that prefer … [Read more...]

Man Commits Suicide at Big Bear Jail

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 1, 2015 - On Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:30 p.m., Gilbert Mesa arrived at the Big Bear Station to provide a statement regarding an Assault with a Deadly Weapon investigation, in which he was named as the suspect. Following the interview, Mesa was arrested and booked into the Big Bear jail. Mesa was the sole occupant of … [Read more...]

Human Remains Found on Forest Trail in Big Bear City

Big Bear City, CA, March 30, 2015 - According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, on Friday, March 27, 2015, at approximately 11:05 a.m., a hiker reported finding what he believed to be human remains in the forested area North of Myrtle Avenue and North Shore Drive in Big Bear City.  Deputies and detectives from the Big Bear … [Read more...]