The Trouble With Conifers

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Big Bear City, CA, January 16, 2014 - For all the work trees do to clean our air, pollinating trees are the bane of allergy sufferers. This week, the unseasonably warm weather and windy conditions are making the situation worse. Several websites that rate pollen levels on a scale from 1 to 12 show Big Bear averaging 9.1 over the next few days, with … [Read more...]

Sierra Club Leads Hikers to Recognition on the PCT

Oriflame Mountain

Big Bear City, CA, January 8, 2014 - The Sierra Club Big Bear Group leads group hikes every year on local trails. In 2014, it's participating in the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Section B Award Program, in which each hiker who completes all 101.4 miles receives a recognition patch and attends the annual awards party. This section of the PCT is … [Read more...]

Mussels Invade Ventura County

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 3, 2013 - In a major development with an aquatic invasive species the Big Bear Municipal Water District (MWD) has been on guard against, quagga and zebra mussels have been found for the first time in a Southern California water body that does not receive water from the Colorado River. The mussels were discovered on the … [Read more...]

“Loving Life Center” Opens to Public on Solstice Saturday

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Big Bear Lake, CA, December 20, 2013 - Psychologist Robin Bradley, educator Joe Bradley and Marriage and Family Therapist Gina Weiss have revamped a historic log cabin as an office space and gathering place called the Big Bear Loving Life Center. The trio’s individual pursuits include counseling practices, EarthHEAL, Big Bear THRIVES!, the … [Read more...]

Mountains Foundation Named “Partner of the Year”

Sarah Miggins accepts award on behalf of the SCMF.

Fawnskin, CA, December 10, 2013 - The U.S. Forest Service has named the Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) their “Partner of the Year” for achieving exceptional results in inspiring more visitors to connect, recreate responsibly and serve their public lands. As Pacific Southwest Regional Forester Randy Moore put it, “Only with … [Read more...]

Free Refrigerators for Qualified Residents!

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 4, 2013 - The County's Energy, Education, and Environmental Services Program will be processing HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) applications tomorrow at the Big Bear Lake Fire Dept. (41090 Big Bear Blvd.) Those who are able to sign in by 9:30 a.m. Thursday with the proper documentation may be eligible to … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Means Cash

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Big Bear Lake, CA, November 25, 2013 - Bear Valley Electric Service is giving its customers plenty of incentive to increase their energy efficiency, through its Business Lighting Rebate Program. BVES recently gave the Bear Valley Unified School District a rebate for nearly $18,900 to help offset the costs of installing new energy-efficient CFL … [Read more...]

Saving Money — and the Environment! — Just Got Easier

Big Bear Valley, CA, November 19, 2013 - Property owners in the Big Bear Valley can now make their homes more energy efficient with low-cost, tax deductible financing through the HERO Program, which is the largest such program in the nation. “HERO” stands for “Home Energy Renovation Opportunity” and is offered locally in partnership with … [Read more...]

School Board Holds Public Hearing on Energy Services Contract

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 25, 2013 - The Bear Valley Unified School District has given notice of a date change on an upcoming public hearing. The hearing involves the Governing Board considering entering into an energy services contract and facility financing contracts. The hearing will now be held October 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room … [Read more...]

Sacred Landmark in Big Bear is Subject of “God’s Golden Eye”

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Baldwin Lake, CA, September 13, 2013 -- Part-time local resident Ian James Murphy will premier his inaugural film at the 2013 Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. “God’s Golden Eye” is a historical account of the desecration of a sacred tribal landmark near Baldwin Lake. Serrano Indians occupied our local mountains 2,000 years ago, … [Read more...]