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Entire Big Bear Lake City Council, Local CSD Past President Endorse Paul Cook For Congress

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 20, 2012, 3:00pm – For his Congressional bid, Retired Colonel Paul Cook announced the endorsement of the entire Big Bear Lake City Council: Mayor Bill Jahn, Mayor Pro Tem Jay Obernolte, and Councilmembers Liz Harris, Rick Herrick, and David Caretto. Jeff Newsome, Board Member of the Big Bear City Community Services District, is also endorsing Cook for Congress. Mayor Jahn said he’s known Paul Cook “for years, and there’s no question he’s the best choice for Big Bear Lake and the mountain communities. Mayor Jahn also said Paul Cook is the author of the bill to repeal the illegal fire tax. Cook is an infantry officer who served with distinction in the US Marine Corps and he’s a veteran of the Vietnam War, Cook’s military career spanned twenty-six years. His actions in combat earned him a number of honors, including two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device. Cook retired from the US Marine Corps as a colonel. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31475.mp3|titles=Paul Cook...

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Jerry Lewis Announces Retirement From Congress

Big Bear, Ca, January 12, 2012, 1:00pm – Representative Jerry Lewis announced this week that he will retire at the end of this term after 46 years in elected office and 33 years representing San Bernardino and Riverside County in Congress. Lewis is the longest-serving Republican member of Congress from California, and the first member from the state to be Chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.  Lewis issued the following statement on his retirement plans: “I will not seek re-election to the Congress in 2012. After months of consultation with loved ones and family, my wife Arlene and I have decided to retire from public life. We are deeply grateful to so many who have provided their support over the years. I have worked hard to justify that support. Thank you all and may God continue to bless America.”   Lewis has done a great amount of work in the last 46 years, and locally helped contribute to the elimination of more than a million dead trees to reduce fire danger in and around the San Bernardino National Forest. He worked with Sen. Dianne Feinstein to secure $500 million more to eliminate fire dangers throughout Southern California. As a result of the work with San Bernardino County and forest service officials, fire danger has been dramatically reduced in the past few years.  With elections just around the corner for...

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Big Bear Bridge Opening Celebration

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 11, 2011, 1pm – Caltrans and Flatiron will be celebrating the opening of the new $39 million bridge over the Big Bear dam on the new bridge deck, June 24th from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Construction began in early 2009 and has survived two harsh winters. The new structure is located on the south side of the dam. The project realigned the roadway, constructed three 12-foot travel lanes, 10-foot shoulders, and an American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalk on one side of the bridge. The intersection of SR-18 and SR-38 will be signalized upon final completion. At the celebration, guests will include Caltrans District Director Dr. Ray Wolfe, Senator Bob Dutton, Assemblyman Paul Cook, San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry, and the City of Big Bear Lake Mayor Bill Jahn. “After many, many years in development, the much anticipated new bridge is finally a reality, eliminating a choke point leading into the Big Bear Valley.” said Caltrans District Director Dr. Ray Wolfe. “The people of the Big Bear Valley and all those who visit this community are happy to see this bridge open after two years of construction,” Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga), said. “The opening of the Big Bear Dam bridge road, along with the repairs made to SR-330, will have a lasting and real impact on the San Bernardino Mountain communities...

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