Category: Health

Film Screening Focused on Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

Big Bear, CA, April 15, 2016 – On April 20, 2016, Big Bear Prevention of Rim Family Services and the Breakthrough Task Force will host a community night in the Big Bear Middle School cafeteria where the film “Behind the Orange Curtain” will be screened. This film focuses on prescription drug use among youth in Southern California. Following the film, a brief presentation will be made giving community members information on how they can take action to prevent prescription drug abuse in our Valley. “Behind the Orange Curtain” delves into the staggering problem of teenage drug abuse in Orange County, one of the most affluent counties...

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Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Appoints New CEO

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 12, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Bear Valley Community Healthcare District is pleased to announce the appointment of John Friel as the new Chief Executive Officer effective May 9th, 2016. He will succeed David M. Faulkner, who has served as the Healthcare District’s Interim CEO since August of 2015. Board President Donna Nicely noted,“ The Board is thrilled to have unanimously approved John Friel as our new CEO. We believe that he is a great fit for the District, as well as the community.” She also expressed gratitude for the leadership provided by David Faulkner as Interim CEO. “He...

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The Big Bear Cycling Festival is Coming in July

Big Bear, CA, April 11th, 2016 – It’s not too soon to think about the National Ultra Endurance Series coming to Big Bear this summer. Mountain bikers from around the world will descend upon our Southern Caifornia community on July 30th for the Grizzly 100 NUE Century Challenge and the 70­75k NUE Marathon Challenge, offering some of the most demanding single-­track, double-­track, and fire road climbs and descents you’ll find anywhere. Participants who love to challenge themselves and others are drawn to this high altitude course at 7000­8500 feet elevation, and the Radford Climb has made a name for itself as one of the most dreaded 5...

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A Mountain of Gratitude and A BIG Win for the Environment

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is proud to announce Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water, a Nestlé Waters North America brand, has donated 90 acres of land in the Angeles Oaks area of the San Bernardino Mountains. Arrowhead Water shares a prestigious history with the nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation as co-founder and funding partner while serving long-term on the Foundation’s board of directors. This is their largest donation to-date.  The donated land will be used for a number of the Foundation’s programs.  Chief among them is outdoor training in a natural setting for the organization’s Urban Conservation Corps program,...

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Bear Valley healthcare community considers CEO candidates

Big Bear, CA, March 6th, 2016 – The search for a new Chief Executive officer has led Quorum Health Resources to two vetted candidates, who have been interviewed by members of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District board to fill the CEO post. Board President Donna Nicely presided over the interviews.  The new CEO will be an employee of QHR rather than the district, according to materials provided by the healthcare organization. The packet of information provided to each candidate includes materials related to the district’s recent alliance with Loma Linda University Health. Under the affiliation agreement, the university provides resources to district- run...

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