Best Essay Will Win Pirate’s Booty

Pirate Faire

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 20, 2014 - It's never too early to start saving for college. Local kindergartners have a chance to win a $25 scholarship by drawing a picture of a pirate, and older students can compete for much bigger scholarships with their writing. It’s all part of the Pirate Essay Contest presented by the Bear Valley Renaissance … [Read more...]

Fireside Chat… with Strings Attached

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Big Bear, CA, February 18, 2014 - Four years ago, due to budget cuts, BVUSD had to cut funding for the Elementary Strings Program which provides free participation for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students interested in learning to play in an orchestra. Due to the state altering their education funding formula this year, there is a possibility that the … [Read more...]

A Fugitive in Our Midst: Christopher Dorner in Retrospect

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 10, 2014 - In February of 2013, many of us began following the news of a disturbed, disgruntled ex-cop as he crisscrossed southern California: A pair of murders in Irvine, an attempted boat theft in San Diego, an officer shot in Corona, and a fatal ambush in Riverside. It was chilling to watch Christopher Dorner’s path … [Read more...]

Night on the Town Will Benefit Young Entrepreneurs

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 30, 2014 - The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce has scheduled their 5th Annual Gala, and announced its theme. “Denim & Diamonds” will be held at the Northwoods Resort on March 8th, from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., featuring country singer Brent Payne, old-time photography by Millener Productions and dinner. Because … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Means Cash

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Big Bear Lake, CA, November 25, 2013 - Bear Valley Electric Service is giving its customers plenty of incentive to increase their energy efficiency, through its Business Lighting Rebate Program. BVES recently gave the Bear Valley Unified School District a rebate for nearly $18,900 to help offset the costs of installing new energy-efficient CFL … [Read more...]

Harvest Dinner & Auction Will Raise Funds for School; RSVP by 11/13/13

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Big Bear City, CA, November 6, 2013 - Bear Valley Community Nursery School, Co-op in the Pines will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction, and the deadline to RSVP is November 13. The event is on November 16 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Northwoods Resort, at a cost of $30 per adult and $10 for the Children’s Buffet. … [Read more...]

It’s Time for a Quake-up Call!

Big Bear City, CA, October 14, 2013 - If planning for an earthquake is still on your list of things to do, let the Great California ShakeOut Drill be your wake-up call. Over 9 million Californians have registered at www.ShakeOut.org/california to practice the annual “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill on October 17 at 10:17 a.m. In the … [Read more...]

Students Invited to U.S. Service Academy Nights

Yucaipa, CA, October 3, 2013 - Middle school and high school students interested in attending a military academy should note two upcoming “U.S. Service Academy Nights” in the county. The free events are a chance to learn more about the nation’s five service academies: the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military … [Read more...]

Local Students Join Far West Academic Team

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 2, 2013 - Two Big Bear High School students have been selected for the 2013 Far West Skiing Academic Team: Connor Hafen and Sarah Auer. The Team is made up of athletes that have competed at the U16 age class or older during the 2013 season, and have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher. These students compete at all levels from … [Read more...]

Men Will “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 2, 2013 - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. That means it's time for the annual “Walk-a-Mile-in-Her-Shoes” event, presented by  DOVES on October 6th at the Big Bear Masonic Lodge. The day’s awareness activities will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a free lunch and a presentation on the theme of “It … [Read more...]