Transit Projects Promise Greater Convenience and Connectivity

Train & sbX bus together

San Bernardino, CA, March 13, 2014 - Ground has broken on a transportation project in San Bernardino that will benefit commuters using the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority. Formerly known as “MARTA,” the local bus service company now goes by the nickname “Mountain Transit.” Its off-the-mountain service currently drops off patrons at … [Read more...]

CalTrans Works to Re-Open Hwy 18

Big Bear, CA, March 1, 2014, 10:00am - According to Terry Kasinga of CalTrans, crews are working to re-open Highway 18, the front grade, after closing the roadway yesterday morning due to large boulders and debris on the road as a result of severe weather conditions.  The route was closed at both the Big Bear Dam and Snow Valley, however, as of … [Read more...]

Distance Hikers Find Mountain Pit Stop

PCT Hiker takes a break. Photo courtesy bigbearhostel.com.

Big Bear City, CA, February 23, 2014 - The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile hiking trail stretching from the Mexican border to Canada that passes through Big Bear Valley. The trail officially begins in Campo, California, and this year’s annual kickoff party will be held April 25-26th. The average hiker will take 10 days to make the … [Read more...]

Single-Digit Humidity + Gusty Winds = Fire Watch

San Bernardino Mountains, January 23, 2014 - There is a Fire Weather Watch in effect late tonight through Friday night, due to increasingly dry conditions and strong winds. A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur (which would be accompanied by a Red Flag Warning). During the last Fire Weather Warning … [Read more...]

Strapped for Cash? Strap on the Snowshoes!

snowshoe family photo

Fawnskin, CA, January 6, 2014 - For the third year, the Southern California Mountains Foundation will team up with REI, Rancho Cucamonga to host Winter Trails Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Winter Trails Day is a national event that offers those new to snow sports an opportunity to try snowshoeing and other winter activities for free. On … [Read more...]

Driver Dies on Highway 38

Angelus Oaks, CA, November 26, 2013 - A 33-year-old Big Bear City resident lost his life Monday after losing control on a winding mountain highway. Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on November 25, CHP officers responded to a call of a vehicle over the side on State Route 38 just east of Angelus Oaks. According to the collision report, Kevin Anthony … [Read more...]

Winter Driving Tips for Mountain Visitors

Chains

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 22, 2013 - Winter weather in the San Bernardino Mountains both beckons tourists and catches them off guard, so here are some important reminders on how to stay safe on high-elevation highways. 1. Remember, the law requires all vehicles to carry tire chains on board during winter driving in the mountains, no … [Read more...]

Grand Reopening Ceremony for Village at 3:00 Today

Village

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 31, 2013 - The Village Streetscape Reconstruction Project is complete, and the public is invited to a grand reopening ceremony at 3 p.m. today at Copper Q (645 Pine Knot Avenue). City of Big Bear Lake officials will present before-and-after photos of the village that highlight major improvements made, such as heated … [Read more...]

Off-the-Mountain Bus Service Expands

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 28, 2013 - Starting November 10, bus riders will have more options when commuting down the hill. MARTA's Off-the-Mountain service from Big Bear to San Bernardino will be expanded to include two trips on Sundays, leaving the Interlaken Shopping Center at 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., returning from San Bernardino twice on … [Read more...]

Village Road Closures Extended Slightly

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 9, 2013 - Improvements in the Village will take a little longer than planned. In order to adequately pave the streets, the engineering contractor, Matich Corporation, will need two separate days of roadway closures: Wednesday/October 16th on Village Drive and Thursday/October 17th on Pine Knot. Closure times will be … [Read more...]