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...]

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...]