Category: Government

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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BBCCSD’s GM Scott Heule Announces Retirement

Big Bear City, CA – Scott Heule, the General Manager of the Big Bear Community Services District since 2014, announced that he will retire from his position as head of the agency on July 21, 2017. During his tenure at the BBCCSD, the district adopted it’s first official agency Mission Statement and five-year strategic plan, and updated it’s branding to help celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary. Heule stated, “It has been a high honor to serve the citizens and visitors of Big Bear City and work with a dedicated Board of Directors and highly professional staff providing water, sewer,...

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Traffic and Snow Plowing Issues

Big Bear Lake, CA –  On February 13, 2017 members of the community, City Council and City staff gathered in the Performing Arts Center to discuss the recent frustrations which resulted from the January 2017 snow storms. David Lawrence City Engineer/Director of Public works offered a recap of snow plow operations during the January 19-January 23 snow storm. This once in ten year snow event caused a number of issues for residents and visitors alike due to snow removal issues and overcrowded streets. Following presentations from representatives of Snow Summit, Big Bear Fire Authority, United States Forest Service, and...

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City’s Mid Year Fiscal Checkup Good – Capital Projects $6.8 Million

Big Bear Lake, CA – This year alone, the City is investing $6.8 million in capital and infrastructure improvements.  Of that, $2.3 million in funding has been provided by Measure Y which is the advisory measure adopted by voters to set aside 2% of the TOT collected for capital improvements aimed at enhancing the visitor experience. Truly keeping our local dollars local and improving our community. At the February 13, 2017 Mid-Year Budget Workshop, City management shared with Council the news that the local economy continues to recover and major revenues are up 5%. As a result the City...

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Give BIG San Bernardino County Raises $271,044 for Nonprofits

San Bernardino County, CA, December 7, 2016 – Organizers are excited to announce that Give BIG San Bernardino County raised $271,044 for local nonprofits, surpassing last year’s $241,217 total. The Give BIG San Bernardino County campaign is a 24-hour fundraising web-a-thon benefiting San Bernardino County nonprofit organizations. The county proved it can come together in a spirit of generosity around Give BIG San Bernardino County to help and give hope to many who need it.  The 24-hour fundraising web-a-thon began at 12 a.m.the morning of November 29 and concluded at midnight that same night. Benefiting organizations with a range of missions including providing education to young parents, cultivating young philanthropists, connecting...

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