Bear Valley Unified School District Board Appoints a New Member

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 11, 2015 - Following Monday’s Special Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, the Board appointed new member, Cathy Herrick to fill the seat vacated by Dr. Ken Turney’s sudden passing.  Candidates Herrick and Elaine Tennity were interviewed in a public meeting prior to voting.  Following about an … [Read more...]

Fire Explorers Wanted!

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 4, 2015 -Fire Exploring Post #232 is a local organization for high school and early college age adolescents, designed to help them explore the career field of firefighting.  Operating within a sub-division of the Boy Scouts of America called Learning For Life, Fire Exploring is an after school organization taught by … [Read more...]

STEM Students One Step Closer to National Title in APP Challenge

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Big Bear, CA, January 16, 2015 - It was just announced this morning that Brandon McIlrevy, Sydney Peterson, Madeleine Boone, Luke Hannan, and Mckinley Warren of Nate Haston's Big Bear Middle School STEM class have moved one step closer to having the app they designed become a reality. Last week they found out they won Best in California for the … [Read more...]

Middle School STEM Team Earns Best in State Title for Verizon App Challenge

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Big Bear, CA, January 13, 2015 - Five students from Mr. Nate Haston's class at Big Bear Middle school designed a mobile application concept for the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge, and earned the title of Best in State. The Challenge is a national competition in which students design an app concept that addresses a need or problem in their … [Read more...]

CHP Asks For Safe Holiday Season

Big Bear, CA, December 19, 2014 - With holiday celebrations upon us, the California Highway Patrol is reminding travelers to buckle up, adhere to the posted speed limit, avoid distractions behind the wheel, and always designate a sober driver. The CHP's Christmas enforcement effort begins Wednesday, December 24, at 6 p.m. and continues through … [Read more...]

CHP Invites New Drivers to Start Smart

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Running Springs, CA, November 24, 2014 - The California Highway Patrol will be presenting a Start Smart class for new drivers, at the CHP Arrowhead Office located in Running Springs on Wednesday, November 26th, at 6:00 p.m.. The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents. According to the National … [Read more...]

School District Launches Pilot Program for Vertical Farming

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Big Bear City, CA, August 11, 2014 - The Big Bear Valley is keeping step with what’s become a national mainstream trend: growing local, organic food. Last April, educator Stephen Ritz brought his message of healing the food system to the annual Lighthouse Summit--inspiring many audience members to ditch fast food in favor of more fresh produce. … [Read more...]

Hard Closure at Maple Lane on Monday Morning

Big Bear City, CA, August 2, 2014 - On Monday morning, the Caltrans paving project on Highway 38 reaches Maple Lane. Beginning at 8 am on Monday August 4th, you will not be able to turn up Maple from either direction. This will not affect morning bus runs or drop-offs to Big Bear High School, however after the 8 am closure, drivers and buses … [Read more...]

Career Volunteers Honored by County

San Bernardino, CA, June 20, 2014 - Tonight at the National Orange Show, San Bernardino County is holding its 10th annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner, to honor 50 women for their civic involvement and community service. This year, two Big Bear residents will be among them: Elaine Holzer-Tennity and Yomar … [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...]