Pile burning continues in Big Bear

The U.S. Forest Service is burning slash and debris piles on Forest Service land in Big Bear Valley Wednesday and Thursday, March 22 and 23. Smoke will be visible. The pile burning takes place on land west of Clubview Drive and south of Willow Avenue in the Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake. The burning operation covers 8 to 10 acres. Pile burning is conducted by Forest Service firefighters and is part of the ongoing South Big Bear Fuels Reduction Project and Forest Health Project. Fuels reduction will continue after…

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Life of Mae West at Big Bear Branch Library

  “The Life of Mae West” at the Big Bear Lake Branch Library April 15, 2017 2 – 3 p.m. The Friends of the Big Bear Valley Library are presenting a program featuring, “The Life of Mae West,” on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Ms Maya DeBois will entertain you with many fascinating facts about the legendary actress. Come to the Big Bear Lake Branch Library, 41930 Garstin Dr., BBL from 2 pm to 3 pm.

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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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Play Bunco and support Relay for Life

The Big Bear Valley version of American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017, in the city of Big Bear Lake’s Veterans Park at 40798 Big Bear Boulevard. For more information on the event, contact Liz McGiffin at liz.mcgiffin@cancer.org or (760) 887-3427. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s…

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12 Bald Eagles counted in Inland Empire

On Saturday March 11, the last bald eagle count of the winter was conducted by citizen scientists and local Federal and State biologists around several lakes in the southern California. Over 200 participants scanned the sky, tree tops and shorelines for bald eagles. Twelve bald eagles (7 adults and 5 sub adults) were observed during the 1-hour count period at five different lakes. Bald eagles acquire the full white head and tail in their fifth year. Until then, they are have different plumages of brown and white. Two sub adults…

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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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Big Bear readies to celebrate the Irish, but is traditional meal all that traditional? | Bacon, not corned beef thought to be Irish favorite

In most Irish establishments and many other eateries of all descriptions, on St. Patrick’s Day, (this year celebrated on Friday, March 17), corned beef and cabbage will make its way onto the menu. The meal is meant was an acknowledgement to the Irish and their patron saint credited for his work in spreading Christianity on the Emerald Isle. However, another annual tradition that will make its way into the conversations held over the meal will be the complaint that the meal is not, in fact, an Irish dish. Research shows…

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Big Bear Greenthumbs seek volunteers for 2017 Season | Big Bear

The U.S. Forest Service and our partner, the Southern California Mountains Foundation, are seeking volunteers of all ages who would enjoy working both in the forest and in a commercial-size greenhouse to benefit the Forest Service’s ecological restoration program. For more than 20 years, volunteers in the Greenthumbs Program have restored disturbed lands across the San Bernardino National Forest. The volunteers work in the Native Plant facilities at the Mountaintop Ranger Station in Big Bear to grow and then plant thousands of native plants to improve habitat and watershed conditions…

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