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...]

The Trout Are Biting on Big Bear Lake; Fowler’s Fish Tales Returns on Saturday

Using a nightcrawler last May, Erin Dominguez of Trabuco Canyon set a new record with the 18.69 lb. rainbow trout she reeled in near the dam. Big Bear Marina, the official weigh station for Big Bear Lake, tells KBHR that the trout was 32 inches long with a girth of 22 inches.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- With lake access, given the re-opening of the boat launch ramps on April 1st, and a break in the snowy weather, 'tis the season to fish on Big Bear Lake. With lake temperatures in the 40s, local fishing guide Cliff Fowler has been testing the waters, so to speak, and found that there were plenty of good-sized trout to be reeled … [Read more...]

PaddleFest, Jazz Trax and TroutfesT Coming to Big Bear Lake, Pending Today’s MWD Approval

Big Bear Lake, CA -- More special events are being planned for the summer months on Big Bear Lake, and permit consideration for upcoming activities will be granted during this afternoon’s meeting of the Board of Directors for the Big Bear Municipal Water District. Special event applications include those for the Big Bear PaddleFest, for July 10 … [Read more...]

MWD Board Unanimously Adopts New Lake Ordinance Pertaining to Non-Marina Kayak Rentals

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The updated Big Bear Lake ordinance, as it pertains to non-marina kayak rentals, was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of the Big Bear Municipal Water District at their April meeting, which took place on the 1st. As adopted, explains MWD General Manager Scott Heule, “The big piece on Ordinance 43 allows the kayak … [Read more...]