Highway 18 Closed from Baldwin Lane to Lucerne Valley

Big Bear, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - At 2:47pm this afternoon, the Big Bear Sheriff's Department alerted KBHR of a road closure due to an accident on Highway 18 from Baldwin Lane to Lucerne Valley.  Around 1:45pm today, a deputy of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station was patrolling the area of E. Shay Road and N. Palamino Road in Baldwin Lake and … [Read more...]

From Big Bear to Africa

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Big Bear, CA, June 17, 2014 - Keenan Emmett Dolan and Jordan Romero left Big Bear yesterday on their journey to Africa. The two Big Bear High School graduates are heading to the country of Malawi to help build a school. They have joined the group buildOn, who mobilizes urban youth through service and education to help build schools in remote … [Read more...]

San Bernardino County Leads Region With Awards

San Bernardino County, CA, June 16, 2014 - Last week, the National Association of Counties (NACo) bestowed 31 Achievement Awards on the County of San Bernardino for its innovative programs and services--including top honors for the Countywide Vision and the State of the County event promoting the Vision. The Vision is an ongoing collaboration aimed … [Read more...]

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...]