• UPDATE: Healthcare District Affiliation With Loma Linda Now Official

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE: Wednesday, February 10 – 3 p.m. Big Bear Lake, CA – Bear Valley Community Healthcare District and Loma Linda University Health are now officially affiliated. The two healthcare organizations meet in Big Bear Wednesday morning to mark the start of the agreement. While not formally a press conference, representatives of both groups gathered for a photo […]

    UPDATE: Healthcare District Affiliation With Loma Linda Now Official
  • House Approves Congressman Paul Cook’s Veterans Employment Bill

    By Michael P. Neufeld Washington, D.C. – Legislation has been approved by the House of Representatives that included Rep. Paul Cook’s (R-Apple Valley) Veterans Employment and Training Service Longitudinal Study Act. The legislation’s language approved Tuesday ensures veterans receive effective job training services. It was approved as part of a larger veterans’ bill, H.R. 3016, the Veterans Employment, Education and […]

    House Approves Congressman Paul Cook's Veterans Employment Bill
  • Get “Kissed” On Valentine’s Day At Snow Valley Mountain Resort

    By Michael P. Neufeld Running Springs, CA –  On Valentine’s Day — February 14 — Snow Valley Mountain Resort is offering “Kisses”  — chocolate kisses that is. The special Valentine’s Day treat is just one reason to take your sweetheart to Snow Valley for a fun day on the slopes. And the “Get KISSED At Snow Valley” promotion is being […]

    Get "Kissed" On Valentine's Day At Snow Valley Mountain Resort
  • Bear Firefighters Stepping Up To Raise Funds For Leukemia/Lymphoma

    By Michael P. Neufeld Seattle, CA – On Sunday, March 6, Big Bear firefighters in full turnouts will race 788 vertical feet on 1,311 stairs in the 25th annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb at the Columbia Center Tower in Seattle, in a benefit for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Team captain Brandon Willis, Andrew Crane, Jon Curtis, George Hardeman, Ricky Hardy and […]

    Bear Firefighters Stepping Up To Raise Funds For Leukemia/Lymphoma
  • Deputies Involved In Francis Pusok Incident Set For Next Court Hearing

    By G. T. Houts San Bernardino, CA – The three San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies charged with felony assault by a peace officer during the arrest last year of Francis Pusok in an unincorporated area south of Apple Valley and Hesperia appeared before Judge Richard V. Peel for a pre-preliminary conference on Monday. Deputies Michael Phelps, 30, (Twin Peaks), Nick […]

    Deputies Involved In Francis Pusok Incident Set For Next Court Hearing
  • Bald Eagle Census Looking For February 13 Volunteers: No Experience Required

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – The U.S. Forest Service is once again looking for volunteers — no experience necessary — for the next winter bald eagle one-hour census of the season on Saturday, February 13, at various mountain lakes. CENSUS VOLUNTEERS Eagle census volunteers should bring binoculars, a watch and dress warmly for the 60-minute eagle census. It is a […]

    Bald Eagle Census Looking For February 13 Volunteers: No Experience Required
  • Explorer Program Offers Road To CHP Careers

    By Michael P. Neufeld Running Springs, CA – The Arrowhead Area Explorer Program offers a road to a career as a California Highway Patrol Officer. Recruits are currently being sought to join with other motivated individuals to experience what a career in law enforcement would be like. The Arrowhead CHP Explorer Program has been designed to develop young people into responsible […]

    Explorer Program Offers Road To CHP Careers
  • First Mountain Bank Now Division Of Premier Business Bank

    By Michael P. Neufeld Big Bear Lake, CA – First Mountain Bank has now merged with PBB Bancorp, the parent company and 100% shareholder of Premier Business Bank, and will retain its name at branches in Big Bear Lake, Lucerne Valley and Running Springs. First Mountain Bank is now “officially” a division of Premier Business Bank, according to a media […]

    First Mountain Bank Now Division Of Premier Business Bank
  • UPDATE 2: MCH Rural Health Clinic In Running Springs Accepting March 1 Appointments

    By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE: Monday, February 8 – 1:56 pm. Running Springs, CA – March 1 appointments are now being accepted at the new Running Springs location of Mountain Community Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic. An Open House and Ribbon Cutting on February 8 introduced the new clinic to the community with a grand opening scheduled on or before March […]

    UPDATE 2: MCH Rural Health Clinic In Running Springs Accepting March 1 Appointments
  • UPDATE: PolaRotary Bear Plunge Raises Over $35,000

    By W. Edward Clark UPDATE: Monday, February 8 –  Lake Arrowhead, CA – The Eighth Annual PolaRotary Bear Plunge had 75 individuals jump into a very cold Lake Arrowhead to raise in excess of $35,000 for 29 different organizations, according to preliminary numbers provided by the sponsoring Lake Arrowhead Rotary Club. Last year, the fund-raiser collected over $19,000 from 65 jumpers […]

    UPDATE: PolaRotary Bear Plunge Raises Over $35,000

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UPDATE: Healthcare District Affiliation With Loma Linda Now Official

UPDATE: Healthcare District Affiliation With Loma Linda Now Official

February 10, 2016 at 12:06 am

Bear Valley Community Healthcare District is now affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center . The Wednesday meeting included David M Faulkner, Interim CEO BVCHD;...

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Bear Firefighters Stepping Up To Raise Funds For Leukemia/Lymphoma

Bear Firefighters Stepping Up To Raise Funds For Leukemia/Lymphoma

February 10, 2016 at 12:02 am

Big Bear firefighters will be staging a Step-A-Thon to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Sunday, February 13, in the Vons Shopping Center. Local firefighters...

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Assemblyman Jay Obernolte To Seek Reelection To 33rd Assembly Seat

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte To Seek Reelection To 33rd Assembly Seat

January 26, 2016 at 12:02 am

Thirty-third Assembly District Representative Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake/33) has announced plans to seek reelection on the June 7 Primary ballot. (Contributed Photo) By...

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Morrell And Obernolte Get 100% On NFIB/CA Small Business Legislative Scorecard

Morrell And Obernolte Get 100% On NFIB/CA Small Business Legislative Scorecard

February 2, 2016 at 12:02 am

The National Federation of Independent Business/CA has given 100% scores to State Senator Mike Morell and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte for their votes on 13 key bills related...

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Fingerprints Lead To Arrest Of Burglary Suspect

Fingerprints Lead To Arrest Of Burglary Suspect

February 6, 2016 at 12:03 am

Katherine Diaz, 22, is the suspect in two Big Bear City residential burglary cases after fingerprints identified her to authorities. (File Photo) By G. T. Houts Big Bear City,...

 

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SHERIFF'S LOG - Tuesday, February 9

SHERIFF’S LOG – Tuesday, February 9

February 10, 2016 at 12:01 am

Mountain Communities – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has released the daily incident reports for the Big Bear Station, City of Big Bear Lake...

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UPDATE: Supervisors Approve $100,000 Boost To Big Bear Alpine Zoo's Construction Budget

UPDATE: Supervisors Approve $100,000 Boost To Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Construction Budget

By Michael P. Neufeld UPDATE: Tuesday, February 9 – 5:03 p.m. San Bernardino, CA – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has voted 5-0 to approve a contract to provide $100,000 in discretionary funds for the construction of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. The contract was approved on February 9 under the consent calendar on a motion by Supervisor Curt […]

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MOUNTAIN MOVIES: High Sierra (1941) With Humphrey Bogart

MOUNTAIN MOVIES: High Sierra (1941) With Humphrey Bogart

By W. Edward Clark Mountain Communities – For fans of those hardboiled, wisecracking, tough-as-nails gangster flicks from the 1940’s, High Sierra (1941) represents the penultimate tough guy films from the period. As one critic from the time described it, “As gangster pictures go, [High Sierra] has everything—speed, excitement, romance, and suspense. All mellowed by that ennobling suggestion of futility which makes […]

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