Airport District and GM Pete Gwaltney Demand Retraction of Printed Remarks by Marge McDonald

Big Bear City, CA -- While much of the community was on the other side of town for the Team Jordan Romero welcome at BBMS, the Airport District Board was in session for their monthly meeting, being held at the airport in Big Bear City. Among items covered was the ongoing airport building negotiations between Evergreen Properties (which owns 76% of … [Read more...]

Airport District Board to Address Erroneous Reports in June 9 Meeting

Big Bear City, CA -- The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for the Big Bear Airport District takes place tomorrow afternoon (June 9) at 2:30pm in the airport pilots lounge in Big Bear City. Old Business items on the agenda will include an update on the May meeting with Evergreen, owners of portions of the airport terminal building, while … [Read more...]

School Board, Planning Commission and MWD Directors Meet This Week; Airport Meeting Held for Next Wednesday

Big Bear Valley, CA -- In addition to this afternoon’s (June 2) meeting of the Planning Commission of Big Bear Lake, which will focus solely on the affordable apartment complex on Jeffries Road, this week’s public meetings include this evening’s regular board meeting for the Bear Valley Unified School District. Budget cuts are not agendized … [Read more...]

Preschoolers Soaring After Airport Field Trip; Free Flights Offered to Youth Through Young Eagles Program

Baldwin Lane pre-schoolers had a great day at the airport on May 21; the opportunity to take a flight in a plane is available to youth ages 7-17 on June 12.

Big Bear City, CA -- Three-dozen preschool students were treated to a field trip to the Big Bear Airport in recent days and, says their teacher Miss Petty of the Baldwin Lane State Preschool, “The kids said it was one of the best field trips they’d ever been on. The Big Bear Pilots Association set up the headsets, so that the children could … [Read more...]

Planning Commission, Airport District and School Board Meet on Wednesday

Big Bear Valley, CA -- There are three public meetings* scheduled for today (Wednesday, May 5), starting with this afternoon’s 1:15pm meeting of the Planning Commission for the City of Big Bear Lake. Items on the agenda, for the meeting to take place in Hofert Hall in the Big Bear Lake Civic Center, include a special event application for the … [Read more...]

Planning Commission to Address Permits for May 21 & 22 Cycling Events in Wednesday Meeting; Airport District and Sugarloaf Roads Commission Also Meet This Week

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Two more public meetings take place tomorrow, those being the Big Bear Lake Planning Commission and the Board of Directors for the Big Bear Airport District. At 1:15 pm, April 7 in Hofert Hall in the Big Bear Lake Civic Center, the Planning Commission will consider two event permit requests, for the Amgen Tour of California, … [Read more...]

Airport District Approves Purchase of New Snow Removal Equipment–for Efficiency, Safety and Cost-Effectiveness

Airport staffers Ryan Goss and Tom Hoover, with help from new GM Pete Gwaltney, have plowed nearly 2,500 miles on the airport runway this season--and the runway is just over a mile long. The just-purchased CAT should help to make the snow plowing a two-hour, rather than two-day, project.

Big Bear City, CA -- Extreme snowfall over the past two years, particularly in January, has made for daunting snowplowing for the staff of the Big Bear City Airport, which must maintain a snow-free runway. During an average winter, airport maintenance staff, namely Tom Hoover and Ryan Goss, use two trucks to plow roughly 500-600 miles each, … [Read more...]

Planning Commission, Airport District, BVUSD and Municipal Water District Boards Meet This Week

Big Bear Valley, CA -- There are four more public meetings being held by local governing agencies in the coming days, the first of which is this afternoon’s Planning Commission meeting for the City of Big Bear Lake. In their 1:15 meeting in Hofert Hall, the Planning Commission led by Chair Anne Zimmerman will consider a request to install a … [Read more...]

Swap, Sale and Deed: Community Services District Excited About Property Exchanges With County and Park District

Marge McDonald, who serves as Big Bear City Community Services District President

Big Bear City, CA -- During agenda items for the Board of Directors for the Big Bear City Community Services District, President Marge McDonald announced, “I could not be happier with these things listed under Old Business.” The business item at hand, at the March 1st CSD meeting, addressed the reassignment of East Valley properties--via sale, … [Read more...]

Steve Foulkes Retains Position as DWP Chairman, Per Thursday’s Unanimous Board Election

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The Board of Commissioners for the Department of Water and Power convened for a special meeting yesterday morning, during which time board elections were conducted. However, all existing positions remain intact, so Steve Foulkes will continue as the chairman of the board for the DWP, Fred Miller remains as vice chairman and … [Read more...]