Deer Collisions on the Rise

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Big Bear City, CA, September 29, 2014 - With mountain highways running along forested areas, wildlife can sometimes be found crossing the road. Drivers are sometimes taken by surprise, and there have been several collisions this year between motorists and bear or deer on routes 18, 330 and 38. State Farm says such crashes could increase. Their … [Read more...]

New Bike Law Designed to End Fatal Trend

Big Bear City, CA, September 18, 2014 - It’s long been encouraged, but now it’s the law. As of September 16, California drivers are required to give bicyclists a three-foot margin as they pass them on the road. Our state isn’t the first to take such measures: According to the website 3footrule.com, 20 other states have some version of the law … [Read more...]

The remnants of Hurricane Norbert cause flooding concern

Big Bear City, CA, September 7, 2014 - A Flash Flood Watch continues through Monday for local mountains, deserts and inland valleys. The main threat of flooding will be in steep canyons and in foothills in the afternoons and evenings. To help ensure public safety, forest officials have temporarily closed recreation areas near Forest Falls through … [Read more...]

Flood Watch Prompts Trail Closures

Forest Falls, CA, September 7, 2014 – As Tropical Storm Norbert moves northwest off the coast of Baja California this weekend, the National Weather Service is warning of widespread thunderstorms. The showers are forecast to start late Saturday night and continue through Monday night over Southern California.  Heavy precipitation could pose a … [Read more...]

The Risks of Rocks on Mountain Highways

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Big Bear City, August 23, 2014 - As beautiful as these mountains are, living so close to nature means being more vulnerable to its hazards. One of those hazards is rock slides. Local highways that wind between Big Bear and the San Bernardino Valley are tightly squeezed against towering hills in spots, and those hills are stacked with loose … [Read more...]

CLASSIC! Show Cars on Parade & Display This Weekend

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Big Bear Lake, CA, August 8, 2014 - Proud auto owners are checking in today for the Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club Fun Run, and tomorrow morning, they’ll drive their pride-and-joys into the Bartlett Lot in the Village. Judges will evaluate over 500 show cars from 10:00 a.m. to noon Saturday and announce the winners at 2:30. There’s no … [Read more...]

Paving Project Reaches Baldwin Lane at SR 38 Today

Big Bear, CA, August 6, 2014 - The Caltrans project on SR 38 is paving the section between Square Turn, at Lippy's Market, and Baldwin Lane today. A spokesperson from Caltrans said they will be at the intersection of Baldwin Lane and SR 38 at just about the time the school day ends. Please access Big Bear High School, Chautauqua High School, and … [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...]

Power Lines to be Relocated Underground Along Big Bear Blvd.

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 28, 2014 - Starting today, Bear Valley Electric Service will begin work to move three miles of power poles and wires to underground conduits along Big Bear Blvd. This is being done in conjunction with sidewalk upgrades planned by the City of Big Bear Lake. Many of the power poles date back to the 1970s and need to be … [Read more...]

Road Work Causes Traffic Delays in East Valley

Big Bear, CA, July 24, 2014 - The State Route 38 pavement rehabilitation project between Forest Falls and Greenway Drive that has been going on since May, has finally made it to Big Bear. Yesterday, Caltrans and All American Asphalt began working their way downhill from Hatchery Road to State Lane. Crews are working in one to one and a half mile … [Read more...]