Boating Season on Big Bear Lake Launches April 1st

Big Bear Lake, CA -- April 1st marks the official launch of boating season on Big Bear Lake, and the Big Bear Municipal Water District will re-open both the boat launch ramps on the North Shore, which have been closed over the winter months in order to serve as an American Bald Eagle habitat area. As of Thursday, the Carol Morrison East Boat Launch … [Read more...]

As Trout Spawn in Spring Season, No Fishing From Tributaries

Big Bear Valley, CA -- With the ice now melted from Big Bear Lake and the anticipation of the boat launch ramps re-opening on April 1st, fishing season is upon us. If you haven’t yet purchased your fishing license for the season, they are available from sporting goods stores at a cost of $41.50, cost for a second rod stamp on your license is … [Read more...]

MWD Board to Consider Permit Approval for Lake Events, Ordinance Update for Commercial Rentals

Kaelee's 5.56 pound trout earned her a rod and reel, plus a trophy; grownups win cash prizes for top catches in the Jim Hall Memorial.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- A number of events are coming to Big Bear Lake, including the Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic on May 15 and 16, the Fishin’ for 50K Trout Derby on June 5 and 6, and the annual Fourth of July fireworks show—all of these pending permit approval, which will likely be granted during this afternoon’s meeting of the Board … [Read more...]

Municipal Water District to Adopt Non-Marina Kayak Rental Policy and Re-Address Old Gas Leak

The MWD's General Manager Scott Heule

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The Big Bear Municipal Water District has been addressing the issue of non-marina kayak rentals for use on Big Bear Lake for many months now. Commercial marina operators first brought the issue before the MWD, which then culled public input at a workshop in October. Since that time, the MWD’s Operations Committee, made up of … [Read more...]

Public Input Welcome on School District Budget and Non-Marina Kayak Rentals; BVUSD and MWD Meetings on Thursday

Big Bear Lake, CA -- This week’s meetings include opportunities for the public to comment, one among those being tomorrow afternoon’s Budget Advisory Committee meeting for the Bear Valley Unified School District. In a conversation with the school district’s Superintendent Dr. Nancy Wright earlier this month, she told KBHR, “Because our … [Read more...]

Municipal Water District Reminds: Do Not Walk on Boat Docks or Lake Ice

Heavy snow load on boat docks can present dangers to those who use them. (Photo courtesy MWD)

Big Bear Lake, CA -- With an abundance of snow this season, the Big Bear Municipal Water District, the agency that oversees the lake, has noticed more than usual snow load on boat docks this winter. Given the extra weight on these floating structures, the MWD notes that extra caution should be exercised; dock owners and visitors need to refrain … [Read more...]

Steve Foulkes Retains Position as DWP Chairman, Per Thursday’s Unanimous Board Election

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The Board of Commissioners for the Department of Water and Power convened for a special meeting yesterday morning, during which time board elections were conducted. However, all existing positions remain intact, so Steve Foulkes will continue as the chairman of the board for the DWP, Fred Miller remains as vice chairman and … [Read more...]

School Board Meets at BBHS This Evening; Airport District, DWP and MWD Also Scheduled to Meet This Week

The Board of Trustees for the Bear Valley Unified School District will be headed to Big Bear High School this evening, as the regular board meeting will be taking place at the school site, where Principal Mike Ghelber will share specifics of a Principal Data Presentation. This evening’s BVUSD meeting at BBHS is also scheduled to include a … [Read more...]

Snow Day! Friday Closures and Cancellations (and Some Openings) for the Big Bear Valley

Wet, winter weather has been constant for, now, six days.

Big Bear Valley, CA -- This epic storm has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations: Among these, Bear Mountain Resort is closed today [Friday, January 22], though Bear Mountain lift tickets and season passes are being honored at Snow Summit, which certainly has a resort full of fresh powder for skiers and riders. MARTA transportation … [Read more...]

Big Bear Receives Over a Foot of New Snow Since Yesterday, Prompting School Closures and Other Cancellations

As of Thursday morning, this week's third storm has dumped over a foot of snow on the Big Bear Valley--and it's still snowing! Those lucky enough to have a Snow Day can hit the slopes; both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are open.

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Our third storm of the week is officially here, accounting for more than a foot of new snow since yesterday, and bringing our seasonal snow levels to 44 inches and counting [as of 8am January 21]. Today’s storm comes with a Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service, accounting for heavy snow continuing into … [Read more...]