Boating Season on Big Bear Lake Launches April 1st

Big Bear Lake, CA -- April 1st marks the official launch of boating season on Big Bear Lake, and the Big Bear Municipal Water District will re-open both the boat launch ramps on the North Shore, which have been closed over the winter months in order to serve as an American Bald Eagle habitat area. As of Thursday, the Carol Morrison East Boat Launch … [Read more...]

Municipal Water District to Adopt Non-Marina Kayak Rental Policy and Re-Address Old Gas Leak

The MWD's General Manager Scott Heule

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The Big Bear Municipal Water District has been addressing the issue of non-marina kayak rentals for use on Big Bear Lake for many months now. Commercial marina operators first brought the issue before the MWD, which then culled public input at a workshop in October. Since that time, the MWD’s Operations Committee, made up of … [Read more...]

MWD Extends Dock Length Allowance for Eagle Point Area; Test Policy in Place for 2010

Those with boat docks in the Eagle Point area will be given opportunity to extend those boat docks in the coming year, given Municipal Water District Board approval for the new test policy in their meeting on Thursday. At present, all Big Bear Lake dock lengths are to be within the 70 foot regulation, though for calendar year 2010, MWD will allow … [Read more...]

Boat Launch Ramps Closed for Season to Allow for American Bald Eagle Habitat

December is for the birds—at least insomuch as the Municipal Water District’s boat launch ramps are concerned. As of today, December 1, and through March 31, both the Carol Morrison East Boat Launch Ramp, on the North Shore at Stanfield Cutoff, and the Duane Boyer West Boat Launch Ramp, just west of Fawnskin, on Big Bear Lake are closed to … [Read more...]

World Champion Jet Ski Rider Chris MacClugage Dons a Sock Monkey Suit on Big Bear Lake Today

It's not every day you see a sock monkey riding a jet ski on Big Bear Lake. Today's lake temp is about 50 degrees.

If you thought you saw a giant sock monkey riding a jet ski on Big Bear Lake today—well, you did. The Big Bear Municipal Water District was host to a commercial shoot on the lake today, having issued a permit for KIA Motors to film an upcoming commercial that features 13-time world champion jet ski rider Chris MacClugage in a giant sock monkey … [Read more...]

Municipal Water District’s Regular Meeting to Be Followed by Kayak and Canoe Rentals Workshop This Afternoon

A special workshop to discuss kayak and canoe rentals outside of commercial marinas will be held this afternoon, as the Big Bear Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors will hold a public meeting at 2pm. The MWD’s General Manager Scott Heule tells KBHR that no action will be taken today, though the Board will be taking and reviewing … [Read more...]

Local Activities and Camps Available to Students During Fall Break; Hummingbird Project Offers Financial Assistance

Bear Valley Unified students start their two-week Fall Break come Saturday and, parents, should you be looking for activities to engage your children through October 18, there are some opportunities. The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District offers Wild and Crazy Super Sports Camp for 9 to 13-year-olds, at a cost of $99 per week. Offerings … [Read more...]

This Just In from MWD: Big Bear Lake Remains Quagga-Free

Good news from the Big Bear Municipal Water District: Big Bear Lake remains Quagga Mussel free! Per a statement issued by the MWD this afternoon (September 17), in the second full boating season of Quagga Mussel inspections, more than 1,020 boats have been decontaminated since April 1, 2009. All vessels with water in their bilge or lowers units … [Read more...]

Eleven Contenders Overcome Challenges to Conquer the Bear; Heather Devito and Wes Barton Take Titles in Five-Event Series


The Conquer the Bear challenge, launched this year with February’s second annual Snowshoe the Bear, included five athletic events and, ultimately, 11 contenders, who completed races in snowshoeing, mountain biking, running and paddling. The final, daunting competition was the completion of the 26.2 mile marathon in Saturday’s Run the Bear, … [Read more...]

Twelve Athletes Still in the Running for the 2009 Conquer the Bear Title; Series Culminates With Saturday’s 26.2 Mile Marathon

Ted and Heather Devito were the early leaders in Conquer the Bear, having won the Snowshoe the Bear event, the first in the series. As the top locals in the event, they also won the perpetual "Fastest Bears in the Bear" trophies.

This Saturday, September 12, brings the second Big Bear Lake Marathon, as the Run the Bear event, which also includes a half-marathon, 5K and free Kids’ Kritter Run, gets underway, starting first with the bike tour, which launches from Pine Knot Landing at 6:30am. For 12 athletes, Saturday’s Run the Bear will be the culmination of a strenuous … [Read more...]