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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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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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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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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