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...]

School Board, Planning Commission and MWD Directors Meet This Week; Airport Meeting Held for Next Wednesday

Big Bear Valley, CA -- In addition to this afternoon’s (June 2) meeting of the Planning Commission of Big Bear Lake, which will focus solely on the affordable apartment complex on Jeffries Road, this week’s public meetings include this evening’s regular board meeting for the Bear Valley Unified School District. Budget cuts are not agendized … [Read more...]

Diligence of Marina Inspector Keeps Big Bear Lake Quagga Mussel Free; All Boats Must Be Clean, Drained and Dry Before Launch

Lake heroes Tyler Cockrell and Stacy Marquardt, both with the MWD, and John Bishop of Pine Knot Marina kept a Quagga-infested boat from contaminating Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- A Quagga mussel-infested boat was prevented from being launched onto Big Bear Lake because of the pre-launch inspection performed by diligent launch ramp attendants, per a press release issued by the Big Bear Municipal Water District: “The boat showed up at Pine Knot Landing after spending three months in Lake Mojave on the … [Read more...]

May’s Third Week Meetings Include DWP, BBVRPD, BVUSD, BVCHD, MWD and SPOA

Big Bear Valley, CA -- In addition to today’s meetings of the Big Bear City Community Services District and the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District, there are a slew of civic meetings taking place in this, May’s third week. The Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners now, as of May, meet on the third Tuesday of the month, so … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Gets Stocked With More Trout, in Anticipation of 28th Annual Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic on May 15 & 16

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The ever-popular Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic returns to Big Bear Lake in May’s third weekend—which also means that anglers can look forward to plenty more trout. “There is still space available for the 28th annual Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic,” Jacque Hall tells KBHR, “because this year we are … [Read more...]

CSD to Appoint Fifth Director on Monday; Healthcare District and MWD Also Meet on Monday

Big Bear Valley, CA -- There are three public meetings scheduled for Monday, May 3, including the regularly scheduled first-Monday meeting of the Board of Directors for the Big Bear City Community Services District. When CSD’s Board of four—which includes President Marge McDonald, Vice President John Day, Rick Ollila and Jeff Newsome—convene … [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...]

Today’s Dam Inspection Provides “No Concerns Regarding Dam Safety”; MWD Approves Summer Activities on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Those in the vicinity of the west end of Big Bear Lake may have noticed divers in the water which, per the Big Bear Municipal Water District, is for an annual inspection of the dam. These inspections were prompted by a crack, discovered three years ago, during a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department dive team training … [Read more...]