Category: Current News

SoCal Mountains Foundation Recruiting for AmeriCorps Service Crews

Big Bear, CA – The Southern California Mountains Foundation Urban Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program is now recruiting individuals ages 18-25 years old that want to serve for 6 months on a service crew that will help restore and protect the San Bernardino National Forest. AmeriCorps service crew members will provide wildfire disaster mitigation services that will target some of the most hazardous areas on the San Bernardino National Forest that are at the highest risk of wildfires due to the current drought conditions in California. Members of the AmeriCorps program will also recruit and train over 1,000 volunteers from the...

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David Lawrence Named BBARWA General Manager

BIG BEAR CITY, CA – The Governing Board of the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Lawrence as General Manager of the organization.  Mr. Lawrence will be replacing Mr. Steven Schindler who announced his pending retirement during September 2016. After conducting an exhaustive and nationwide search, the Governing Board determined David is the best individual to lead the Agency into the future. Mr. Lawrence previously served as the City Engineer for the City of Big Bear Lake, Castaic Lake Water Agency and the City of San Fernando.  David brings...

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ALERT: Credit Card Skimming Operation in Big Bear

3/23 UPDATE:REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station continues to receive a high volume of reports of fraudulent credit card use. They are currently working with a Specialized Division of the Sheriff’s Department and financial institutions including banks and credit card companies to pinpoint the source of the fraud. If you live in or recently visited the Big Bear area and have been a victim of fraudulent charges on your bank or credit card, you are urged to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station to make a report. Reported information greatly assists them as they develop investigative...

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Financial Assistance Available to Forest Landowners

Big Bear, CA – Over the last several years California has experienced abnormally dry conditions. These conditions have fueled wildfires that are challenging our natural resources. The Natural Resources Conservation Service has federal funding for forestland owners that are experiencing dead trees, trees threatened by beetles and other pests, and thick understory that poses wildfire risk. On Saturday, March 18th, at the Big Bear Discovery Center from 9:00 – 11:00am, there will be an opportunity to learn more about forest health and opportunities to apply for funding to protect your forestland. There will be representatives from several agencies such as...

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BVUSD Board Meeting

At last night’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley was recognized for their continued support of Bear Valley schools.  Soroptimist President, Cindy Caretto, presented the district with a check for $8,920.00 to be used to purchase security cameras at the Big Bear Middle School.  Middle School STEAM Program students presented to the Board after winning three categories in the Rube Goldberg competition on March 4th placing third overall and receiving the Creative Spark Award and the Teamwork Award.  Students collaborated to create a complex machine incorporating a mechanical device...

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