Big Bear Fire Department developing master plan for Bear Valley | Big Bear

The brief and anonymous survey is open to all community members and can be completed online at www.BigBearFire.org.   Big Bear Fire Department is planning for the future. The Department is in the process of conducting a master planning study to develop a Fire Protection Master Plan for the Big Bear Valley. The study will help the Department and its governing board evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of current fire services and develop a plan for the future. A survey has been developed for community input as a part of…

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Big Bear Municipal Water District researching construction of local fish hatchery | Fishery could be operational by 2018

Boardmembers for the Big Bear Municipal Water District recently traveled to the 49th state to visit the Anchorage-based William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery. The MWD board is wrestling with the concept of creating a local fish hatchery on district property located behind its main offices now used as an RV park to raise sport fish for release into Big Bear Lake and other possible locations. The boardmembers visited to hatchery to learn more about the feasibility of such a project as that facility was constructed by the contractor they…

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Big Bear Lake Fishing Association to host meeting

The next general meeting of the Big Bear Lake Fishing Association will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at Denny’s – 41196 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear Lake. The group will discuss BBLFA memberships and attempt to reel in volunteers for the Fred Hall Shows that work to attract fishing enthusiasts to Big Bear Lake. The Fred Hall Shows are the oldest and largest outdoor recreation shows in the country. There is one in Long Beach on March 1-5, one in Bakersfield March 10-12 and…

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Team Big Bear to hold Climb-A-Thon in Village to support Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Team Big Bear Fire will hold a Climb-A-Thon event in the city of Big Bear Village at  the corner of Pine Knot Ave. & Village Dr., beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 18. This annual event will kick-start the teams fundraising campaign to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in its battle to cure blood cancers. Show your community support and see how hard these firefighters work as they climb the “stair-stepper” machine in full gear for eight solid hours to support this worthy cause. This is a “Fill…

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How hard is it as an immigrant to enter the U.S.?

Constantly hearing from Trump that immigrants flow at will into the U.S. I checked to see what vetting those people currently undergo to enter the country. It did not seem possible that the U.S. had been left unprotected and was waiting to Trump to swoop in and save us from attack. Here, according to the Heritage Foundation, is the current process. With several high-profile terrorist attacks around the world, including Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., many have raised serious concerns about how thoroughly individuals entering the U.S. are screened. With…

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Don’t let a DUI make you a loser on Super Bowl Sunday | DUI

On Sunday, February 5, football fans across the country will gather with friends and family to celebrate America’s most-watched national sporting event, the Super Bowl. Before the big game, the California Highway Patrol is reminding all motorists to designate a sober driver in advance. The game plan for the CHP and law enforcement throughout the state is to encourage the public to make arrangements beforehand and prevent drivers from getting behind the wheel after drinking. “Drunk driving continues to be a serious and deadly problem,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said….

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Ice on the roads – drive carefully

Recent storms have brought record amounts of snow to mountain communities during the month of January. Now with warmer temperatures during the day and below freezing temperatures at night, mountain roads have become extremely icy, especially during early morning hours and in shaded areas. Motorists are advised to use an abundance of caution and watch for black ice. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station and California Highway Patrol have responded to numerous vehicle rollovers and traffic collisions just today. Below are some recommended safety tips for driving on icy road conditions:…

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Join with Sierra Club on hike to the Eye of God in Big Bear Lake | Eye of God Big Bear Lake

Sunday, February 5 at 8:30 a.m. – Eye of God Hike – Big Bear Join the Sierra Club Big Bear Group on a winter hike in Big Bear. It’s a moderate (possibly strenuous if there is a lot of snow), 5 mile, 400 ft. elevation gain in and out hike to the sacred “Eye of God.” The group will walk through a forest of Pinion Pine, along some mountain desert and the PCT to this rose quartz boulder. The “Eye of God” is a rock formation held sacred by the…

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Big Bear is going to the Super Bowl | Thelma’s Restaurant will be featured in ad during Super Bowl

Big Bear is going to the Super Bowl. According to Mark Henderson, owner of Thelma’s Family Restaurant and Bakery in Big Bear City, his restaurant was one of several locations used in a car commercial that is set to air during Sunday’s Super Bowl. He said the scene shot in Thelma’s was of a couple having dinner and they couldn’t get ketchup to come out of the bottle. Henderson said additional Big Bear locations include a shot of a fisherman on the lake who can’t get his boat engine started;…

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