Career Volunteers Honored by County

San Bernardino, CA, June 20, 2014 - Tonight at the National Orange Show, San Bernardino County is holding its 10th annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner, to honor 50 women for their civic involvement and community service. This year, two Big Bear residents will be among them: Elaine Holzer-Tennity and Yomar … [Read more...]

New Festival Secures Big Bear Lake Status as Cycling Mecca

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 18, 2014 - The Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) has announced the inaugural Big Bear Cycling Festival, running July 26 through August 3, 2014. The festival will celebrate all riding levels and disciplines--whether road, mountain or recreational. BBCA President Craig Smith points out the uniqueness of this kind of event … [Read more...]

San Bernardino County Leads Region With Awards

San Bernardino County, CA, June 16, 2014 - Last week, the National Association of Counties (NACo) bestowed 31 Achievement Awards on the County of San Bernardino for its innovative programs and services--including top honors for the Countywide Vision and the State of the County event promoting the Vision. The Vision is an ongoing collaboration aimed … [Read more...]

Big Bear’s Night Sky is the Star this Weekend

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 22, 2014 - The StarLight Festival comes to Big Bear Saturday and Sunday bringing a unique celebration of science and technology. Happening at the Northwoods Resort and Conference Center under the beautiful, clear Big Bear skies, people will be educated and entertained in an engaging atmosphere of music and art. Hours for … [Read more...]

“Safe Boating Week” Focuses on Life Jackets

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 16, 2014 - With warmer weather, people gravitate to the cool shores of Big Bear Lake, and want to play in the water. Families should keep in mind, however, that accidents are possible. Too often both experienced and inexperienced boaters have a false sense of security and don’t wear life jackets. U.S. Coast Guard … [Read more...]

Get Ready to Give Big!

Big Bear Valley, CA, May 7, 2014 - Organizations that enrich our community hold various fundraisers throughout the year, and many residents do their best to attend and contribute. This year, we’re trying something different. Following the incredible success of Give BIG Riverside County, the Big Bear Valley is participating this week in Give BIG … [Read more...]

From Wildlife Habitat to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

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Big Bear, CA, March 29, 2014 - In 1959 a forest fire engulfed the San Bernardino National Forest and in the aftermath, several injured animals were found that required care. A makeshift hospital and rehabilitation area called the Wildlife Habitat was set up where the zoo is currently located. Two bobcats and an orphaned baby black bear were the … [Read more...]

Teens: Beat the Stats by Starting Smart

Running Springs, CA, March 21, 2014 - A poor decision behind the wheel can take lives in an instant. In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans aged 15 to 20. The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Start Smart program is an effort to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities of driving a motor … [Read more...]

Juvenile Arrested for Sexting

Big Bear City, March 20, 2014 - Sheriff’s Deputies responded on Monday to a report that a 17-year-old male resident of Big Bear City had sent sexually explicit pictures and messages via social media and texts to numerous female juveniles. The Big Bear Detectives’ Bureau has so far identified 13 victims between the ages of 14 and 17. The … [Read more...]

Look for the Purple Pig

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Big Bear Valley, CA, March 20, 2014 - If you’ve spotted a purple piggy bank in a local business, that’s a fundraising tool for the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc (CHEMPI), best known for its support of children with disabilities. Twenty-two business owners have put out the collection banks, and more are being sought to support this … [Read more...]