DWP Acquisition Off The Table

Big Bear, Ca, July 21, 2011, 10:30am - The acquisition of the City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water and Power by the Municipal Water District, which has been undergoing an evaluation process for the past three months was terminated at the MWD’s meeting on July 21st.  According to General Manager of the MWD, Scott Huele, the District Board … [Read more...]

MWD Moves Forward With DWP Aquisition & Makes Plans For Trout Pond

Big Bear, Ca, June 17, 2011, 1:00pm - The Municipal Water District Board of Directors decided on July 16th that it would move forward in acquiring the Department of Water and Power.  Board Members authorized council to begin drafting paperwork to file imminent domain on the DWP.  Both organizations, including the Big Bear Lake City Council are in … [Read more...]

DWP Board Members Stay The Same

Big Bear, Ca, June 17, 2011, 12:00pm - The City of Big Bear Lake City Council met on June 16th in a special meeting to discuss, and appoint board members to the Department of Water and Power Board of Directors.   Council members decided to keep current sitting board members in their place to keep continuity on the board while the DWP and the … [Read more...]

Boating Safety Tips

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 26, 2011, noon - This holiday weekend is the unofficial start of the summer boating season on Big Bear Lake. While you’re having fun out on the water, the MWD has some safety tips to keep in mind so your boating trip doesn’t turn into an unexpected tragedy. Launch Ramp Supervisor Tyler Cockrell tells Big Bear News there … [Read more...]

Adopt A Shoreline Keeps Big Bear Lake Beautiful

Adopt A Shoreline program

Big Bear Lake, Ca April 30, 2011 3:00 pm - Big Bear Lake's Adopt-a-Shoreline program kicks off this year on May 7.  The program, similar to Cal Trans' successful Adopt-A-Highway, asks volunteers to choose a section of the lake's shoreline or a trashcan, and help to keep that specific area clean during the lake season.  The kick off festivities … [Read more...]

Adopt a Shoreline Kickoff

Meet at the Municipal Water District office, 40524 Lakeview Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA.  All participants receive a t-shirt, trash pickers, bags, gloves, a hat, and instructions, then are directed to locations to pick up trash.  Call Tyler Cockrell, Launch Ramp Supervisor for additional information 909-866-5796 Read/Listen to the full story:  … [Read more...]

Update On The Acquistion Of The DWP By The MWD

Big Bear, Ca, April 26, 2011, 4:00pm - The Department of Water and Power, the Big Bear Municipal Water District and the City of Big Bear Lake City Council met on Monday April 25th to discuss the possible acquisition of the DWP by the MWD.   All three boards in attendance, along with staff members from the agencies, discussed the pro’s and cons … [Read more...]

MWD Meeting To Discuss Possible Aquisition of DWP

Big Bear, Ca, April 20, 2011, 3:00pm - The Big Bear Municipal Water District, or MWD, will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 21st at 1:00pm at the MWD offices located on Lakeview Drive.  Board members will consider approving a concession permit to Big Kahuna Hot Dogs at the East Ramp, and will consider authorizing staff to … [Read more...]

Travis Carroll Passes in Bicycle Accident

Travis Carroll, former Big Bear Lake Operations Supervisor passes away in bicycle accident

Big Bear, Ca April 16, 2011 6:00 pm - Travis Carroll, former Big Bear Lake Operations Supervisor, has passed away in a bicycle accident in Bermuda Dunes.  The 39 year old resident of Palm Desert was riding his bicycle on 42nd street when he collided with a full-size van, according to the Riverside County Coroner's Office.  The accident occurred … [Read more...]

MWD & DWP To Possibly Merge

Big Bear, Ca, April 11, 2011, 5:00pm - According to the City of Big Bear Lake, “valley residents may soon reap the benefits of a combined water district.”  Today the Department of Water and Power (DWP) Board of Commissioners voted to engage in discussions with the Big Bear Municipal Water District (MWD) regarding the potential cost and … [Read more...]