After Low-Snow Winter, Xeriscape Gardening More Important Than Ever

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 15, 2013 - People who think low-water landscaping mean a lackluster yard are in for a surprise. The Xeriscape Garden Tour celebrates the color and diversity of native and drought tolerant plants on their 11th annual tour, showcasing homes that exemplify the best in water conservation through Xeriscape landscaping. The Big … [Read more...]

HERO helps homeowners lower emissions and utility bills

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 3, 2013 -- The San Bernardino Association of Governments (SANBAG) Board of Directors has voted to make the HERO Clean Energy Financing Program available to residents and businesses of San Bernardino County. HERO is the largest and most successful Property Assessed Clean Energy Program in the nation.  It launched in 2011 … [Read more...]

Visionary farmer to speak at the PAC

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Big Bear Lake, CA, May 17, 2013 - The Big Bear Lighthouse Project has recruited the country's most influential farmer, Joel Salatin, to deliver the keynote address at their 2013 Community Summit. Salatin is a third generation alternative farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The family’s Polyface Farm has been featured in Smithsonian, … [Read more...]

“Dirt is good for you!”

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Big Bear Lake, CA, May 12, 2013 - The Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project is hosting a series of educational workshops every Saturday from May 18 through September. The workshops are FREE and open to the public, held at the Community Gardens on Fox Farm Road behind CVS and across from Kmart. Participants should bring their own chair and … [Read more...]

Help preserve Big Bear Lake’s beauty

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Big Bear Lake, CA, May 2, 2013 - The Big Bear Municipal Water District has scheduled their annual Adopt-a-Shoreline Kickoff event for 9:00 a.m. on May 11 at the District office (40524 Lakeview Drive). The lake shore is one of the most heavily used recreational areas in the valley, so litter is a constant concern. The  program recruits … [Read more...]

Help shape our future at the next Master Plan Workshop

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 29, 2013 - The City of Big Bear Lake's Pedestrian, Bicycle and Equestrian Master Plan Team presents a third public workshop on April 30, this one focusing on prioritizing and implementing the list of projects and programs. The workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center (39707 Big Bear Boulevard). The … [Read more...]

Clean-up of Cold Creek will be a slow process

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 28, 2013 - Highway 38 remains closed until further notice, as clean-up of a major fuel spill continues. The Public Information Officer for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Andrew Hughan, said, "We know it's a real inconvenience for people to have the highway closed, but it's imperative that we get … [Read more...]

Fuel Spill Prompts Closure of Hwy 38 in Both Directions

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Angeles Oakes, CA, April 26, 2013 -  As of 9:42am this morning, a tanker rollover with a fuel spill was reported on Highway 38.  At this time, Highway 38 remains closed in both directions.  Travelers will need to take an alternate route of Highway 18 to/from Lucerne Valley or Highway 18/330 to/from Highland.  Information obtained at this time … [Read more...]

Public Comments Sought for Environmental Impact Statement

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 24, 2013 - Forest Service officials are seeking public comments by May 16 on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for a Proposed Amendment to the Land Management Plans for the four Southern California national forests (the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino). The SEIS analyzes the … [Read more...]

Is there a bluebird in your backyard? Tell Cornell.

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 15, 2013 - Local bird watchers of any skill level can participate online in annual citizen-science research this weekend. Participants in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) simply watch birds at any location for at least 15 minutes, tally the numbers of each species they see, and report their tallies online … [Read more...]