Special Meeting Called for Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners

Big Bear Lake, CA - A special meeting has been called of the Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners of the City of Big Bear Lake for tomorrow, May 12th at 3pm at the DWP offices at 41972 Garstin Drive.  Board discussion and potential action items include the fiscal year 2010/2011 budget and resolution and consideration of the … [Read more...]

May 21 Village Street Closures to Be Reviewed by Big Bear Lake City Council in Monday Meeting

Big Bear Lake’s City Council meets for their first regular meeting of the month this evening, though Council members have been in a budget workshop this morning. Discussion items for this evening’s meeting, to be held at 6:30pm in Hofert Hall, include the possible extension of the Village Street closure to Cottage Lane on Friday night, May 21 … [Read more...]

DWP, School Board and BBARWA Meet This Week, Among Other Agencies

Big Bear Valley, CA -- This being the fourth week of the month, a number of regular government meetings are scheduled to take place. In addition to this evening’s City Council meeting and tomorrow morning’s San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board of Commissioners for the Department of Water and Power convene at 9am … [Read more...]

Big Bear Offers Many Opportunities to Enjoy Earth Day, Which Celebrates 41 Years on April 22

We can take care of our Earth, starting with picking up trash so that it doesn't run down streets and tributaries to Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Valley, CA -- This Thursday, April 22 marks Earth Day, which has been celebrated in support of the environment since 1970. Should you be looking for ways to establish—or renew—your commitment to do your part this Earth Day, you can choose to reuse shopping bags, take a moment to pick up litter ’round the lakeshore or in your … [Read more...]

HEAP Application Processing Offered During Bear Valley Electric’s April 22 Earth Day Event

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Families and individuals who could use financial assistance with utility bills can start readying the paperwork, as Bear Valley Electric Service will be hosting HEAP application processing next week. Starting next Thursday morning, April 22 at 9am, applications for HEAP, which stands for the Home Energy Assistance Program, will … [Read more...]

Department of Water and Power’s Technical Review Team to Meet on Monday Morning

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Groundwater level trends and production will be the focus of discussion when the Technical Review Team of the Department of Water and Power convenes on Monday morning to review, among other items, current water conservation stage and big weekend water restrictions. The Technical Review Team Committee meeting, to be led by DWP … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake’s DWP to Initiate Water Purchase Negotiations With Big Bear City’s CSD

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The Department of Water and Power may purchase excess spring water from the Big Bear City Community Services District, as has been done in the past. During yesterday’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners directed staff to open discussions with CSD, to negotiate agreements and necessary documentation to make this possible. … [Read more...]

DWP Board to Consider CSD Water Purchase in Tuesday Meeting

The Board of Commissioners for the Department of Water and Power meet tomorrow morning, for their regular meeting to be held at 9am at the DWP offices at 41972 Garstin Drive in Big Bear Lake. The March 23 DWP meeting will include consideration of the USDA floodplain notification, and discussion regarding purchasing excess spring water from the Big … [Read more...]

Former Big Bear Lake Mayor Bill Speyers Passes Away Today at Age 86

The portrait of Mayor Bill Speyers still hangs in Hofert Hall at the Big Bear Lake Civic Center.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The Big Bear Valley lost one of its more distinguished contributors with this morning’s passing of former Big Bear Lake Mayor Bill Speyers, who died in the 4am hour with Paddy, his wife of 65 years, at his side and one of his beloved boxer dogs nearby. Speyers had, citing health reasons, resigned from his post as Treasurer … [Read more...]

City Council Endorses Ballot Initiatives, Approves Boulder Bay Park and Knickerbocker Road Improvements, and Will Look Into Bingo Payouts

The League of California Cities presentation before Council outlined the state's history of revenue cuts to local governments. Of the 91 initiatives proposed for the November 2 election, 10 of them are related to economic reform, including the Local Taxpayers, Public Safety and Transportation Protection Act discussed by presenter Nancy Cisneros.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- At this week’s meeting of the City Council of Big Bear Lake, the full Council supported a ballot measure for the November 2 election that would allow Big Bear Lake voters to determine whether they are in favor of a city charter amendment to extend Department of Water and Power Board requirements to all DWP customers, … [Read more...]