Deceased Driver Discovered off Highway 38

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, September 25, 2013 -- Early this morning, a male motorist was driving a silver Ford Fusion west on State Route 38, approximately 1.7 miles east of Bryant Street, at an unknown speed.  For reasons still under investigation, the driver failed to negotiate a curve within the roadway and continued straight up a … [Read more...]

Caltrans Continues Roadwork on Highway 18 Weekdays Through Monday

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 18, 2013 - Work is expected to continue on Big Bear Boulevard/Highway 18 in Big Bear Lake weekdays only between now and Monday, September 23rd between the hours of 7am and 12noon.  Caltrans only released information about their notice of work on this section of the highway as of 6pm last night, after the project was … [Read more...]

Watch Out For Wildlife!

San Bernardino National Forest, September 17, 2013 - Many mountain residents have heard of drivers accidentally hitting deer or bears on local highways, but here are some startling statistics: In 2010, there were over 1,800 wildlife-vehicle collisions statewide, causing approximately $1 billion in property damage (per the California Highway … [Read more...]

School District Opens CNG Fueling Station

Big Bear Lake, 2013— Bear Valley Unified has become the latest California school district to build a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station at its transportation facility. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for August 22nd at 4:00 p.m. at 44548 Baldwin Lane Road in Sugarloaf. The District’s present fleet of school buses now … [Read more...]

Local Bus Schedule Changes Today

Big Bear Valley, CA, August 12, 2013 -- Starting today, the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority’s -- otherwise known as "MARTA" -- is making some changes to its routes and schedules. New riders guides will be available, but here are some highlights: Big Bear Fixed Route 1 will now run 5:30 a.m. through 7:30 p.m., Monday through … [Read more...]

Bike club presents kids’ cycling extravaganza

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 10, 2013 - The second annual Big Bear Children's CycleFest is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Big Bear Sheriff's Office. This event is presented by  to help keep kids safe on the road. It includes free helmets, helmet inspection and fitting, free bike inspections and presentations on … [Read more...]

Transportation challenge: Leave the car behind on Fridays

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 3, 2013 - The Big Bear Cycling Association has published their 2013 calendar, and they're calling the end of the week "Ride to Work Friday." The encouragement is timely, since a report issued yesterday finds the City of Big Bear Lake has a higher than average number of residents who drive alone to work. In 2012, 88.3% of … [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...]

Department of Fish & Wildlife continue assessment at Cold Creek

Angelus Oaks, CA, April 27, 2013 - A spokesperson for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) says they have much more territory to cover in their assessment of environmental impacts in Cold Creek. Thousands of gallons of gas and diesel were spilled in the area after a tanker truck overturned on Friday. Gasoline dissipates more … [Read more...]