The City of Big Bear Lake would like to remind residents holding yard sales this Memorial Day Weekend to obtain a ‘No-Fee Permit’.

Permit applications are available at the public counter in the Civic Center, located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd. The Civic Center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Due to the busy holiday weekend and in lieu of the permit application, the City will permit residents to come in to City Hall and log their address or call (909) 866-5831 to be added to the list.

In addition, please do not post yard sale signs on power poles, street sign poles, traffic signal poles, trees or on any object in the public right-of-way. Be kind to the environment and do not post signs on trees – doing so could cause potential damage.

For more information, call the Community Services Department at (909) 866-5831.


Amgen TourOn May 19th Big Bear Lake will once again serve as host for the Amgen Tour of California. The Stage 6 Time Trial will be the race’s first ever high-altitude Time Trial, and the world will be watching as this tour cycling event includes two hours of live TV coverage on 24 media outlets worldwide broadcasting our community to over 11.3 million households in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Help us welcome the Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Time Trial participants by making the community even more beautiful before their arrival. City staff is busy throughout the City, in residential neighborhoods and business districts, sprucing up for warmer weather and all upcoming special events. Be sure to say hello to our public works crews as they work on these projects.

Temperatures have been keeping steady and warming over the last few weeks, and all indications show that this trend will continue. The sunshine has brought out crowds for the Tuesday Farmer’s Market, shopping in the Village and has begun to melt off the snow raising lake levels and leading residents and visitors to put away their skis and snowboards and dust off their bicycles and running shoes. Spring and summer events that abound in the community are getting underway, camps are opening and boats are beginning to appear on the lake. In preparation for spring and summer crowds and events, City Public Works crews have begun their annual “Spruce Up For Spring” campaign and undergrounding construction along Big Bear Boulevard has picked up again.

Despite a light spring dusting of snow earlier in the week, we have finally seen long awaited spring like temperatures and sunshine over the past few weeks. And with many schools beginning Spring Break at the end of the Friday school day, we can certainly anticipate a large number of visitors to enjoy our beautiful and welcoming mountain home this weekend and over the next week or so. The lake levels are rising and spring ski/snowboard conditions are excellent. Predictions are for chance of showers periodically off and on over the next week, but overall sunny days in the 50s should create the perfect environment for enjoying a wonderful stroll along the Alpine Pedal Path, or Village sidewalks, a sunny trip down one of the designated snow play hills, or a patio lunch at one of the many restaurants open for lunch.

Even with the warmer conditions individuals are still reminded to always carry chains and be advised parking is still prohibited on city streets. Also, as we look forward to another weekend, City staff will continue to work diligently to address the concerns that sprung from the heavy snowfall we experienced in January and February, prepare for high number of visitors, and will also continue to partner with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Caltrans and the U.S. Forest Service.

It is our supreme goal to provide the best service we can to our residents and we encourage you to contact us with any additional questions or concerns you may have. Additionally, please reference the list below of contacts to help guide you when help is needed:

The 2016-2017 winter months have brought the Big Bear community a record amount of precipitation which has been a welcome change to the drought Southern California has experienced in recent years. While all of the snowfall has been long overdue, residents and visitors are certainly ready to put away their heavy winter coats, put on a lightweight sweater and enjoy some sunshine filled days. As luck would have it, this weekend we are anticipating sunny days with temperatures in the 50s, creating the perfect environment for enjoying a wonderful stroll along the Alpine Pedal Path, or Village sidewalks, a sunny trip down one of the designated snow play hills, a patio lunch at one of the many restaurants open for lunch or spring snowboarding and ski conditions at the Resorts. In addition to the warm spring-like conditions, we will be springing forward early Sunday morning to welcome in the new season and longer days.

Even with the warmer conditions individuals are still reminded to always carry chains and be advised parking is still prohibited on city streets. Also, as we look forward to another weekend, City staff will continue to work diligently to address the concerns that sprung from the heavy snowfall we experienced in January and February, prepare for high number of visitors, and will also continue to partner with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Caltrans and the U.S. Forest Service.

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