Big Bear Lake Residents Apply for Positions on the Planning Commission and DWP Board of Commissioners

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 22, 2010, 5:14pm – Last Wednesday at 5pm was the application deadline for full-time Big Bear Lake residents interested in applying to serve on either the Planning Commission or the Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners for terms that extend through June 30, 2013.  According to the City of Big Bear Lake City … [Read more...]

Fifteen Local Seats on November Ballot; Candidate Filing Begins Monday, July 12

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Come Monday, July 12, those interested in running for local office in the November General Election may file candidate papers with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters. The November 2, 2010 election will include federal, state and county offices (with candidates nominated in the June Primary Election), as well as 15 … [Read more...]

City of Big Bear Lake Seeks Residents for Appointment to Planning Commission, DWP Board

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The City of Big Bear Lake has two vacancies to fill—one on the Planning Commission, the other on the Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners—on terms that extend through June 2013. The Planning Commission is a five-member body, appointed by City Council, and meets on first and third Wednesday afternoons to make … [Read more...]

Despite Influx of Crowds for Fourth of July, Sheriff’s Captain Reports, “We Had Relatively Few Incidents”

The buzz around town is that this year's fireworks display over Big Bear Lake was the best extravaganza ever. (Photo courtesy Danny Enger)

Big Bear Valley, CA -- This year’s Fourth of July weekend in the Big Bear Valley was marred by the July 5 drowning of an 18-year-old from Yucca Valley, though, given the influx of crowds here for the holiday, local law enforcement and fire agencies report that it was a relatively calm weekend. In addition to an extra 20 deputies on patrol, the … [Read more...]

Emergency Personnel on Scene in Boulder Bay July 5; Sheriff’s Dive Team Searching for Possible Drowning Victim (Updated)

Big Bear's emergency personnel responded to the incident on Boulder Bay, which was called in just before the 11am hour.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Breaking news as of Monday, July 5, 11am hour: Big Bear’s emergency personnel are currently on scene in Boulder Bay, at Big Bear Lake’s west end, attending to a possible drowning incident. The Big Bear Municipal Water District’s Lake Patrol received the alert call at 10:48am and, in the 11 o’clock hour, responders have … [Read more...]

Though Closures, Adjournments for Upcoming Holiday, Boulder Bay Park to Open for Fourth of July

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Big Bear Valley, CA -- In light of the upcoming holiday, some meetings will be adjourned and offices closed. The Big Bear Municipal Water District will not be holding their regular meeting this Thursday, and the Big Bear Lake Planning Commission will not be meeting on Wednesday the 7th. Offices for both the City of Big Bear Lake and the Big Bear … [Read more...]

MWD’s East Public Launch Ramp to Re-open Friday, June 18 at 6am

The boat launch ramp and lakeside picnic area have been closed since the beginnning of the month, to allow for a construction project. As of tomorrow, the ramp will be open seven days a week, starting at 6am.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- In news from the Big Bear Municipal Water District, the agency that oversees recreation activity on the lake, today is the final day of closure on the Carol Morrison East Public Launch Ramp, which has a newly paved parking lot and a new vessel Quagga Mussel decontamination station. As scheduled, the East Public Launch Ramp, on … [Read more...]

Boat Prop Incident Results in Emergency Situation; MWD Reminds Boaters to Turn Off Boat When Swimmers in Water

Lake Supervisor Travis Carroll reminds, "Boat smart, and boat safe!"

Big Bear Lake, CA -- A boating incident that took place on Big Bear Lake last week has prompted a safety reminder from the Big Bear Municipal Water District, the agency that oversees recreation activity on the lake. In the evening hours last week, a party of four adults was on a pontoon boat on Big Bear Lake, celebrating the birthday of the … [Read more...]

East Boat Launch Ramp Closure to Extend Through June 17 (for Construction Project), Though Launch Access Available This Weekend

Big Bear Valley, CA -- In an update from the Big Bear Municipal Water District, the temporary construction-prompted closure of the Carol Morrison East Public Launch Ramp (just west of Stanfield Cutoff on the North Shore) will be extended for an additional five weekdays in order for the contractor to complete two projects. The East Ramp will be open … [Read more...]

MWD’s East Public Launch Ramp Opens, New and Improved, on June 11; West Ramp Remains Open to Boaters

The Carol Morrison East Public Launch Ramp is getting a Quagga Mussel decontamination station, which should be ready by the weekend after next, on June 18. In the meantime, free Quagga Mussel inspections are available for vessels at both the West Boat Launch Ramp (west of Fawnskin on the North Shore) or at Big Bear Marina, off Lakeview Drive in the City of Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Earlier this week, the MWD announced a temporary closure of the boat ramp located just west of Stanfield Cutoff on the North Shore. In an updated press release, here are the additional details: “The Big Bear Municipal Water District announces that the Carol Morrison East Public Launch Ramp will be closed through Thursday, … [Read more...]