Plane Crash Update: Pilot President of Tower General Contractors

Big Bear, Ca, February 3, 2011, 12:00pm - The following is an update about Jose Flores-Cortez, who crashed his plane into two Big Bear City homes on January 30th.  Flores- Cortez is the President of Tower General Contractors Inc., which is the largest minority-owned General Contractor Company in Los Angeles County.  Mr. Flores, was the … [Read more...]

Big Bear City Plane Crash Update

Big Bear, Ca, February 1, 2011, 4:00pm - The following is an update about Pilot Jose-Flores Cortez who crashed his plane into two homes on Sunday January 30th.  Cortez was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs on Sunday, and was found to have a broken ankle, collapsed lung, and was put into an induced coma Sunday evening.  … [Read more...]

Big Bear Airport Board of Directors Special Board Meeting Today at 2:30pm

Big Bear City, CA, September 24, 2010, 12:30pm - The Big Bear Airport Board of Directors will conduct a special board meeting today at 2:30pm at the Big Bear City Airport at 501 W. Valley Blvd.  New business items on the agenda include discussion and direction on amending the Director’s Policy Manual, personnel policies and procedures and travel … [Read more...]

Youth Aviation Adventure at Big Bear City Airport Draws Youth Aviation Enthusiasts


Big Bear City, CA, August 23, 2010, 3:00pm - On Saturday, August 21, 2010, at the Big Bear City Airport, 84 children between the ages of 12 to 18 from Southern California communities, including Big Bear, attended a full day of hands on aviation education in a program known as “Youth Aviation Adventure” or YAA.  The Big Bear Airport Pilot’s … [Read more...]

Big Bear Airport District’s Lease Committee and Finance Committee Meeting Results

Big Bear City, CA, July 26, 2010, 12:00pm - On Friday, July 23rd, the Big Bear Airport District held consecutive meetings for the Lease Committee and the Finance Committee.  The Lease Committee comprised of Gloria Greene and Jay Obernolte, discussed issues relating to the airport hangers.  Per Airport General Manager, Pete Gwaltney, due to the … [Read more...]

Helicopter Crash at Big Bear City Airport Causes Minor Injuries to the Pilot But the Helicopter is Totaled


Big Bear City, CA, July 24, 2010, 10:30am - Saturday morning at 10:07am, at the Big Bear City Airport, a single Bell JetRanger helicopter crash resulted in the sole occupant walking away from the accident with minor cuts to his head and elbow.  He refused medical attention from the paramedics on the scene.  According to the pilot and registered … [Read more...]

Airport District Grants Easement for Construction of Big Bear Disposal Facility

Big Bear City, CA -- The Board of Directors for the Big Bear Airport District, led by third-round President Jay Obernolte, convened for their monthly meeting this week and, among other items, addressed three ongoing topics. Among those, the revised Directors Policy Manual, which also outlines committee responsibilities, was approved. Airport staff, … [Read more...]

Fifteen Local Seats on November Ballot; Candidate Filing Begins Monday, July 12

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Come Monday, July 12, those interested in running for local office in the November General Election may file candidate papers with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters. The November 2, 2010 election will include federal, state and county offices (with candidates nominated in the June Primary Election), as well as 15 … [Read more...]

City of Big Bear Lake Seeks Residents for Appointment to Planning Commission, DWP Board

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The City of Big Bear Lake has two vacancies to fill—one on the Planning Commission, the other on the Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners—on terms that extend through June 2013. The Planning Commission is a five-member body, appointed by City Council, and meets on first and third Wednesday afternoons to make … [Read more...]

Airport District and School Board Hold Public Meetings Today, July 7

Big Bear Valley, CA -- There are two public meetings scheduled for today (Wednesday, July 7), the first of which is this afternoon’s monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Big Bear Airport District. Today’s 2:30pm meeting, to be held in the airport pilots lounge at the Big Bear City Airport, will include two follow-up items from the … [Read more...]