Big Bear Alpine Zoo offers local’s special in May | Admission only $5 for 5 days for locals

Big Bear locals are invited to celebrate spring in May with a discounted admission rate at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. From May 1-5 visit the zoo for a “High-Five” celebration, with a special price of only $5 for the five-day period. The local discount provides an opportunity for locals to view the current zoo before the zoo transitions to its new location which is scheduled for completion in early spring of 2018. The discount is a thank you to locals for supporting the zoo. The special discount will apply…

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KVBB 94.5 FM brings talk radio alive in Big Bear with ‘What’s Your Beef?’ | Talking Big Bear live on the radio

KVBB 94.5 FM, The Voice of Big Bear, invites you to join in the conversation with show hosts Eric Schwartz and John Phane on “What’s Your Beef?” “What’s Your Beef?” takes on straight talk from listeners of KVBB about concerns, dreams of hopes for the Big Bear Valley. The live show is on the air at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Please fill out the form below. We need your contact information and information about your area of concern. You will be contacted to verify the information. Would you…

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Detectives are conducting a Death Investigation after finding a male floating in Big Bear Lake

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 , at 8:33 a.m., deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station were called to the Big Bear Lake shoreline behind the Marina Resort Hotel at 40770 Big Bear Blvd. Hotel employees reported finding a male subject floating face down near the shoreline. Deputies as well as members of the Big Bear Lake Fire Department responded and located a deceased male in the lake. An investigation into the subject’s death is ongoing and no other details are being released at this time. If you have any…

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Join the garden club in Big Bear for a spring fever kickoff luncheon

“A” Garden Club of the Big Bear Valley is planning a spring fever kickoff luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. and going until 1 p.m. on Monday, May 8, at the Elks Lodge, 40611 Village Dr., Big Bear Lake. The club will host a general membership meeting starting promptly at 11:30 a.m. The cost of the lunch is $12 per person. Club meetings are held on the second Monday of each month June-October from 10 a.m. to noon at the Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore. Annual membership is $22…

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National Day of Prayer observed in Big Bear on Thursday, May 4

The 65th anniversary of the National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 4. The National Day of Prayer is held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. Big Bear has the opportunity to come together as a community and pray for areas that affect all: government, military, business, media, education, church and family, at Community Church by the Lake from 7 to 8:30 a.m. The church is at 40946 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake. For more information contact PTLplus at…

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Colorado-based Aspen Skiing Co enters into deal to purchase Bear Mountain, Summit

Colorado-based Aspen Skiing Co., which owns four resorts and hospitality projects, and KSL Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Denver has agreed to buy Mammoth Resorts, the ski company that runs four of California’s most popular resorts, further consolidating the country’s ski slopes into the hands of a few major developers. Mammoth Resorts, which operates Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain in the Eastern Sierra, plus Bear Mountain and Snow Summit in the San Bernardino Mountains, has agreed to be acquired by the newly formed partnership by fall, but…

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Blues piano man set for Big Bear Lake appearance | Blues workshop in morning, concert in evening

The Open Sky Music Foundation Inc. hosts a concert and school workshop with singer/pianist Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne on May 3. Hailed by Living Blues Magazine as “an artist bringing the piano back to the front ranks of contemporary blues,” multiple-award winning blues, Wayne is called Blues Boss for a reason. Wayne’s musical career began as a child prodigy and has continued to flourish for more than 50 years at the forefront of modern day blues piano practitioners. Born in Spokane, Washington, raised in New Orleans and based in British…

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Volunteers needed to staff Fire Lookouts

The Fire Lookout Host Program, which is one of the six volunteer programs of the Southern California Mountains Foundation, is recruiting volunteers to staff fire lookouts for the 2017 fire season. Lookout volunteers help to protect the forest and local mountains communities as well as the communities along and outside of the forest boundary from the threat of fire. Lookout volunteers also act as hosts to many visitors to the lookouts. New Volunteer trainings begin April 8, 2017. To be a Fire Lookout host, Volunteers must attend 4 training classes….

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Donate to Relay for Life Big Bear | Donate here to help find a cure for cancer

The 2017 Relay for Life event will visit Big Bear on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 & 20. The event will take place in Veterans Park, which is near the intersection of Kickerbocker Road and Big Bear Boulevard near the lake. The theme for 2017 is “Lights… Camera…Relay for a Cure!” Listen to interview with Francine during her guest appearence on “What’s Your Beef” on KVBB 94.5 FM For more information call (760) 887-3427 or visit www.RelayForLife.org. In Big Bear one person who has formed a team is KVBB friend…

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Enjoy the End of Season Show during Pond Skimming at Bear Mountain on April 1

Bear Moutain’s Annual Public Pond Skim is a fun way to finish out the season at Bear Mountain. Skiers and snowboarders in a wide array of costume and throwback clothing compete for fabulous prizes and bragging rights while attempting to cross a man made “pond” with the most style. It’s fun for competitors and spectators alike. Takes place in The Scene at Bear Mountain, April 1, 2017. Please call or visit website for more information at www.bigbearmountainresorts.com. Bear Mountain Resort is at 43101 Goldmine Drive in the Moonridge area in…

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Help reforest the mountain with the Green Thumbs

If spending the day immersed in nature, helping to reforest the mountains and enhancing Mother Nature sounds like fun to you, then the United States Forest Service has just the group for you to join. The Forest Service Greenthumbs is a group of volunteers (all ages and walks of life) who work together once a month assisting the Big Bear Ranger Station’s Native Plant Nursery and Restoration Program. Volunteers in the program are involved in a variety of projects including seed collection, germination, plant propagation, invasive species eradication, site preparation…

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