California – Big Bear Lake

Aug 23

Summit Fire burning south of Big Bear Lake

A fire now named the Summit Fire is burning in the San Bernardino National Forest near Forest Service Road 2N08 (to the south of the city of Big Bear Lake and west of the Snow Summit ski resort). The fire appears to have started near Pine Knot Avenue and Knickerbocker Road around 12:30 p.m. Within an …

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Jul 12

Mill 2 fire update

InciWeb is reporting that the Mill 2 fire is burning off the 38 near Bryant street off Highway 38.  They’re also reporting that a drone was flying in the area, which caused the tankers to abort their mission(s). Keep your damned drones away from the fires, idiots! From Inciweb: The Mill 2 Fire started in …

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Jun 15

Big Bear Chili Cookoff – July 11!

Big Bear Chili Cookoff Saturday, July 11th 10:00am – 5:00pm Bartlett Street Parking Lot Outhouse Races Kid’s Area Giant Beer Garden Gunslingers Live Music Miss Clementine 40 Chili Cooks Chili Tasting Kits: $5.00 This is an official International Chili Society sanctioned event. If you can get here, GET HERE!

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Jun 09

Road Rage and Stupidity in the San Bernardino Mountains

As a member of a number of different groups, I sometimes notice stupid people with internet testicles getting their dander up over a supposed wrong that someone else did to them while driving in the mountains. Here’s the latest: This was publicly posted by some chick: Hello big bear residents, Today we were driving down …

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Feb 12

Santa’s Village set to reopen August 1st, 2015

Jim Steinberg has posted over at the San Bernardino Sun about the much anticipated re-opening of Santa’s Village.  Some of you young folks may not know what Santa’s Village is, as it closed back in 1998. from Wikipedia: Santa’s Village was a winter-themed amusement park in the Skyforest section of Lake Arrowhead, California. Opened in …

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Jun 24

Big Bear: The Ongoing Evolution of Stanfield Marsh

Vanessa Finney has written about the Stanfield Marsh over on 93.3FM KBHR’s website.  If you haven’t visited, it’s a lovely walk.  From the article: A favorite scenic spot in Big Bear is the Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Habitat that extends east from Stanfield Cutoff. Visitors can park in the southwest corner, stop by the …

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Mar 30

Microbrewery opens in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake Brewing Company Grand Opening 5pm April 8! Big Bear Brewing Company Big Bear Village 40827 Stone Road Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 (909) 878-0500 From the Press Enterprise: Ready to hit the suds in intoxicating mountain air? The Big Bear Lake Brewing Company’s grand opening will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, …

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