Tag: Verizon

STEM Students One Step Closer to National Title in APP Challenge

Big Bear, CA, January 16, 2015 – It was just announced this morning that Brandon McIlrevy, Sydney Peterson, Madeleine Boone, Luke Hannan, and Mckinley Warren of Nate Haston’s Big Bear Middle School STEM class have moved one step closer to having the app they designed become a reality. Last week they found out they won Best in California for the Verizon Innovative App Challenge with the mobile app concept they designed. This morning they were notified that their team is one of 6 Best-in-the-West regional winners. This honor earns them a $5000 grant for the STEM or science, technology, engineering, and math program at BBMS and puts them in the running for the National title. Next week they will present their app, titled Survive in Big Bear, to a panel of judges via webinar. National winners will be announced February...

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Middle School STEM Team Earns Best in State Title for Verizon App Challenge

Big Bear, CA, January 13, 2015 – Five students from Mr. Nate Haston’s class at Big Bear Middle school designed a mobile application concept for the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge, and earned the title of Best in State. The Challenge is a national competition in which students design an app concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or communities. Madeleine Boone, Luke Hannan, Branden McIlrevy, Sydney Peterson, and McKinley Warren are all part of the STEM or science, technology, engineering, and math program at the Middle School headed by Mr. Haston. They were one of 44 teams of middle and high school students from across the country selected from more than 1,099 app concepts submitted nationwide. By earning the Best in State title, they now move on to the next phase of the judging process and are in the running to win the National Challenge. Their app concept, called “Survive in Big Bear”, will help prevent hikers from becoming lost in the San Bernardino National Forest. The app, which doubles as a survival game, provides tips on surviving in the forest, facts about the San Bernardino National forest, emergency contact information, and a tool for passing time. The contest exposes students to skill sets such as learning to collaborate, negotiate, and problem solving. The winning concept will become an actual working mobile app that...

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UPDATE: Phone System Failure Prompts Unavailability of “911” System – Temporary Alternate Number Available

Big Bear, CA, August 22, 2013 – We have received reports that the Verizon and AT&T telephone systems are down in Running Springs, Arrowbear and Big Bear.  The cause is unknown.  According to Jeff Willis, Big Bear Fire Chief, the system failure has also prompted the “911” emergency system to be down.  Residents in need of “911” emergency service are advised to call 1-800-340-9110 until the problem is isolated and resolved.  This “800” is to be used temporarily in the event of an emergency...

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Verizon Experiencing Problems – 911 Emergency System is Down – Alternate Number Available

Big Bear, CA, August 22, 2013 – The Verizon telephone system is down in Running Springs, Arrowbear and Big Bear.  The cause is unknown.  According to Jeff Willis, Big Bear Fire Chief, the Verizon failure has also prompted the “911” emergency system to be down.  Residents in need of “911” emergency service are advised to call 1-800-340-9110 until the problem is isolated and resolved with Verizon.  This “800” is to be used temporarily in the event of an emergency...

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No Phone Service At BVES

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 25,2012, 11:50am – (UPDATED at 1:00pm) – Telephone Service has been restored and is now working for incoming calls at BVES offices. (Previously reported) – The telephones at Bear Valley Electric Service offices are not working today. Verizon is working to restore telephone service as soon as possible, but for now, please do not call Bear Valley Electric Service for any billing or non-emergency issues. If you need to call Bear Valley Electric Service today for an Emergency service problem ONLY you can call 909-744-0759. That number again is 909-744-0759. Please do not call Bear Valley Electric Service at this time, unless you need to call them for an...

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