Continuing CA Drought Prompts Action

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  Big Bear, CA, April 2, 2015 - California is drawing national attention as it enters into a fourth year of devastating drought. The state's record low snowpack, diminishing reservoir levels and high temperatures have pushed the state into uncharted territory, with worsening impacts on water quality, agriculture, fire response, habitat, and … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Unified School District Board Appoints a New Member

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 11, 2015 - Following Monday’s Special Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, the Board appointed new member, Cathy Herrick to fill the seat vacated by Dr. Ken Turney’s sudden passing.  Candidates Herrick and Elaine Tennity were interviewed in a public meeting prior to voting.  Following about an … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake City Council Selects New Mayor

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 9, 2014 - The Big Bear Lake City Council met on Monday night in a largely ceremonial manner to thank former Mayor Jay Obernolte for his 4 years of service and to congratulate him on his successful run for the California State Assembly. Rick Herrick in his third term, David Caretto in his second term, and Randall Putz … [Read more...]

Tragedy and Sadness Strikes Big Bear Lake

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Big Bear Lake, CA 11/26/14 - Last night, Cheri Haggerty Lawrence, Big Bear Lake City Clerk and wife of City Public Works Director David Lawrence, and her newborn son’s life ended tragically.  Events began on Tuesday evening just after 5pm, when Cheri collapsed in her office at City Hall.  Emergency CPR was performed almost immediately followed … [Read more...]

DWP Goes Solar

Big Bear lake, CA, November 14, 2014 - Not long ago, the City of Big Bear Lake put together a design/build solar contract that was partially funded by U.S. Department of Energy grant funding. The original solar projects proposed by the city, which include the new solar parking kiosks in the lower lot at the Civic Center which will generate more … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Election Results Are In

Big Bear, CA, November 5, 2014 - In many ways the national and local elections of 2014 were remarkable, and with 100% of the San Bernardino County precincts counted, we can report the following for the Big Bear Valley. With impressive results, the California State Assembly District 33 was won by Big Bear resident and current City Council Mayor … [Read more...]

San Gabriel Mountains to be Designated as a National Monument

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San Dimas, CA, October 10, 2014 - President Obama is expected to make a statement today at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, announcing his plans to create a San Gabriel Mountains National Monument which would encompass 350,000 acres of public land. Stretching from Santa Clarita to San Bernardino County, the San Gabriel Mountains provide outdoor … [Read more...]

DWP Hands Over Rimforest Water

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Big Bear Lake, CA:  October 3, 2014 - In 1989, the City of Big Bear Lake acquired the water systems that the City of Big Bear Lake, Department of Water and Power (DWP) currently operates and maintains.  The systems include the majority of the Bear Valley plus the small water system of the unincorporated community of Rimforest, near Lake … [Read more...]

Replace the Shake: New Funds Available To Bring Roofs Into Compliance

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 26, 2014 - We hear a lot about maintaining “defensible space” around our mountain homes for fire protection--and rightly so--but it’s only part of the picture. Besides the presence of burnable vegetation immediately adjacent to buildings, the ignitability of a home also depends on its roofing materials. In one … [Read more...]

New Water Use Regulations Coming?

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 11, 2014 - Governor Brown is expected to sign several bills, approved by the state legislature, into law this month, requiring local agencies to set up long term groundwater management plans. These new laws would allow state and local governments to intervene in groundwater use if necessary. California draws close to 60 … [Read more...]