Big Bear Lake, CA — More fun events are coming to Big Bear Lake—given unanimous approval from the Board of Directors for the Big Bear Municipal Water District who, on Thursday, approved lake permits for the following: The Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic on May 15 and 16, the Fishin’ for 50K Trout Derby on June 5 and 6, and the annual Fourth of July fireworks show on Sunday, July 4. The MWD Board also unanimously approved the first reading of the updated ordinance pertaining to commercial operations on the lake and boat rentals being conducted below the high water line of the lake, as reviewed during the February 18 MWD meeting. The second reading of the commercial activities ordinance, the amendment for which specifically requires all boats except those operated or rented by owners of commercial marinas to have lake permits, will likely take place during the April 1st MWD meeting and, if passed, will take effect 30 days later. In other news from the March 18 MWD meeting, a contract with Big Bear Productions, in the amount of $8,800, was approved; for a 12-month period, beginning April 1, the company will provide outreach and information services on behalf of the district, including video and photography, and this expenditure will be in lieu of the MWD newsletter Lakeviews, produced at an annual cost of $4,400.