Tag: BVUSD

Valley Mourns the Loss of Dr. Ken Turney

Big Bear, CA, January 8, 2015 – On January 6, longtime Big Bear Valley resident Dr. Ken Turney passed away. Dr. Turney, a local dentist and member of the Bear Valley Unified School District’s board of trustees for more than 35 years, touched many lives and was very passionate about the students in our valley. According to Bev Grabe, school board president, “Dr. Turney invested much of his personal time researching how he could better serve students and create an environment wherein students could thrive.” She added, “The sudden loss of Dr. Turney is a shock, and he will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and the community as we all struggle through this difficult time.” Dr. Turney was a father, grandfather, former fighter pilot, health care provider and dedicated public servant. Turney’s son works for the Big Bear MWD and his daughter-in-law is a teacher at Baldwin Lane...

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BBHS Football @ Templeton Streaming Live Tonight

Big Bear, CA, November 21, 2014 – The Big Bear High School football team travels over 300 miles today to play Templeton High school in the second round of the 2014 CIF Southern Section High School Football playoffs. The Big Bear @ Templeton game has been selected by Fox Sports West to air on their web PREP ZONE platform LIVE tonight at 7:30 p.m. The game will then be archived to allow for later viewing. Click on FOX WEST PREP ZONE to stream it...

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Bear Valley Election Results Are In

Big Bear, CA, November 5, 2014 – In many ways the national and local elections of 2014 were remarkable, and with 100% of the San Bernardino County precincts counted, we can report the following for the Big Bear Valley. With impressive results, the California State Assembly District 33 was won by Big Bear resident and current City Council Mayor Jay Obernolte. The three positions for Big Bear City CSD will be filled with the two incumbents, Karen Oxandaboure and John Green, along with Al Ziegler. The Bear Valley Unified School District seats were won by long time incumbent Ken Turney, along with Steve Foulkes, who won in a convincing manner. The crowded field of the Big Bear City Airport Board was won by Joseph Kelly and Steve Baker, along with Gary Steube who landed the two year seat. The Municipal Water District will have Maryanne Lewis returning to office for District two. And new to the Board, winning with ease, is Charlie Brewster for the MWD’s 3rd District. In addition, and noteworthy, the Big Bear Lake City Council election was done by affirmation as it was an uncontested race. Returning to office will be incumbents Rick Herrick and Dave Caretto, and joining them will be new member, Randy Putz. Swearing in for all locally elected members will take place sometime after the County of San Bernardino Registrar of Voters...

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Fireside Chat… with Strings Attached

Big Bear, CA, February 18, 2014 – Four years ago, due to budget cuts, BVUSD had to cut funding for the Elementary Strings Program which provides free participation for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students interested in learning to play in an orchestra. Due to the state altering their education funding formula this year, there is a possibility that the District will fund the program again, provided there is enough community support. Superintendent of schools, Kurt Madden, is having a ‘Fireside Chat’ to gauge that support on Wednesday February 26th, from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Knickerbocker Mansion Conference Room. The community has rallied around this program, raising the $30,000. per year necessary to keep it alive for the past 4 years. The result of regaining funding will free up the group to fund other projects such as merit scholarships and instrument rentals for needy kids and educational field trips to see world renowned artists. This is an opportunity for more children to be exposed to music and to continue support for the 150 students already enrolled in the program. This will be the only meeting for the purpose of re-funding the...

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Energy Efficiency Means Cash

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 25, 2013 – Bear Valley Electric Service is giving its customers plenty of incentive to increase their energy efficiency, through its Business Lighting Rebate Program. BVES recently gave the Bear Valley Unified School District a rebate for nearly $18,900 to help offset the costs of installing new energy-efficient CFL lighting that will cut lighting costs by nearly 50%. In 2003, BVES and BVUSD replaced outdated school lighting from the 1950s and 1960s with more efficient technology. Ten years later, there is even better, more cost- effective lighting technology available, and it made sense for the district to upgrade. BVES Director Harry Scarborough said his agency  is committed to helping their customers save money “through programs that are good for their bottom line and the environment.” For most nonresidential customers, lighting represents one of the biggest users of electricity. More information on BVES Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs, are available online or call the Customer Service Center at (909)...

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