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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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….

Read More

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:…

Read More

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…

Read More

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;…

Read More

BIg Bear Deputies vs. Teachers to support Special Olympics in a basketball game for the ages | Big Bear

It’s Big Bear Sheriff’s deputies vs. Big Bear High School teachers in friendly basketball matchup starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at Big Bear High School. The proceeds will go to benefit Special Olympics Inland Empire athletes and programs. The monies directed toward the upcoming Big Bear Polar Plunge on Saturday, May 4. (See www.sosc.org/bigbearplunge) The game will begin following the high school varsity game at Big Bear High School. There will be raffle prizes and an opportunity drawing. Admission is free; however, donations are gladly accepted.

Read More

Do you support Smunday?

Super bowl Sunday is not like other days of the year. No. We eat. We drink. And we are merry, having the tastiest times of our lives. But then the very next day we settle for that Monday being a terrible work day. Statistics show more than 16 million people call in sick or just don’t show up to work. And for those that do, productivity plummets so far that the country loses on average around $1 billion. We say enough with the madness. Please sign the petition to make…

Read More