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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:  Adopt A Shoreline Keeps Big Bear...

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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 of a possible acquisition.  According to Steve Foulkes, chairman of the DWP, the benefits would be streamlined government, savings to water rate payers, better valley wide representation, and an elected board who is responsible to its constituents.  Although not insurmountable, some of the problems, voiced by board members in attendance were the acquisition of the DWP’s debt, where the administration would be housed, and varying regional viewpoints.  In the end it was unanimous by all three boards and their members that this acquisition could be beneficial to the citizens of Big Bear, and requested that the MWD and DWP move in the direction of the MWD acquiring the DWP.    According to Mayor Jahn, “This acquisition is timed well, and is a result of leadership on the DWP, headed by Chairman Steve Foulkes, and the leadership of the MWD, and is an exciting time for everyone who lives in Big Bear.” [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30658.mp3|titles=Update on MWD DWP April 26...

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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 engage in discussions with the Department of Water and Power regarding the possible acquisition of the DWP by the MWD.   The board will go into closed session at the end of the meeting to discuss the possible acquisition of the DWP.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend and speak during public comment time.   There will also be a special meeting on Monday, April 25th at 9:00am to conduct a workshop which will include discussion of the possible aquisition of the DWP by the...

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Travis Carroll Passes 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 at 7:35 pm on Thursday, April 14.  Carroll passed away from his injuries shortly after at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital at 8:17 pm.  Additional information will be provided when it becomes available. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30623.mp3|titles=Travis Carroll Passes Away in Bicycle...

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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 benefits of the MWD acquiring the DWP water system.  DWP Chairman Steve Foulkes stated “Our goal and expectations are that we can achieve significant cost savings that could be used to reduce rates or accelerate water infrastructure replacement or both and at the same time create a better long term water management structure.”  According to the city, some of the potential benefits of a combined water district would be elminination of one layer of government, possible significant reduction in water rates, or acceleration of water infrastructure replacement, reduced administrative, property tax, debt service and other costs.  Chairman Foulkes further stated: “This strategic business combination with MWD, will further the DWP’s mission statement to more cost effectively deliver quality water to meet the needs of our current and future customers.” [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30611.mp3|titles=DWP MWD Possible Merge April...

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