Author: Rick Herrick

100 % of Big Bear Precincts Reported

Big Bear, CA November 9, 2016 – This election cycle has concluded and for the offices that most affect our community and with 100% of the precincts reporting the unofficial results are in. Paul Cook was re-elected to congress.  State Senator Mike Morrell will return to Sacramento along with State Assemblyperson Jay Obernolte.   Board members elected to the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District are Jack Roberts, Rob Robbins and Donna Nicely.  The Big Bear City Community Service District top vote takers are Johnny Russo and Larry Walsh.  And the Big Bear Airport District will be represented by Bill Goddard,...

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BIG BEAR TO HOST  2017 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA TIME TRIAL

Big Bear Lake, CA November 2, 2016 – Big Bear Lake has been chosen as the site of Amgen Tour of California’s first ever high-altitude Time Trial for its Stage 6 race on May 19th, 2017. This marks the fourth time that Big Bear Lake has been named a host city for the Amgen Tour of California, which reaffirms the mountain resort as a world-class road cycling destination and the “Cycling Capital of Southern California.”  Peter Sagan, the 2015 overall Amgen Tour of California winner and record holder with 15 stage victories since riding for the first time in...

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Southern California was blessed with a very late summer sub tropical rain storm on Tuesday evening courtesy of Hurricane Paine.  Although the rain did little to relieve our drought and expanding lake shoreline, it did give the forest and its residents a nice soaking.  Later that evening we were treated with a spectacular sunset and the fresh smell of rain in the air....

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Small Fire Near Bluff Lake

UPDATE 10:30 am The Fire was contained at 1.5 acres and is in the mop up phase and smoke may be visible from time to time as the mop up continues. This Morning around 7:00 am a fire was reported near the Castle Rock area in the south western region of the Big Bear Valley.   The Forest Service and Big Bear Fire Department was notified and dispatched to the scene.  Currently the fire is reported to be 1-3 acres burning in the Bluff Lake area of Big Bear Valley south of the Big Bear Dam in the vicinity of the...

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Steve Schindler, BBARWA GM, Announces His Retirement

BIG BEAR CITY, CA – Steven Schindler, the General Manager for the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA), announced he will retire as the head of the organization on May 1, 2017.  Schindler will leave the organization after serving as its chief executive for more than half of the Agency’s existence and longest tenured employee; with over 24 years at BBARWA and over 34 years serving the public in southern California; “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the Big Bear Valley, the Governing Board and staff,” said Schindler. “Together we have made BBARWA a strong...

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