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...]

Hino Resigns as CEO of Bear Valley Community Healthcare District

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Big Bear Lake, CA - It was announced by Sara Russ the Hospital Board President, that Raymond Hino, Bear Valley Community Healthcare CEO has submitted his resignation effective on October 17, 2014. In a written statement Hino said “I want the entire Board to know that I am very appreciative to each of you for giving me the opportunity to lead this … [Read more...]

Knickerbocker Creek Trail Gets the Go Ahead

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 27, 2014 - The Big Bear Lake City Council, in a 2 to 3 vote, gave the nod to move ahead with the Knickerbocker Creek Multi-Use Trail Project. The Council had previously directed city staff to reject all 'over budget' bids and then renegotiate in order to lower costs. The total project price tag of $1,725,000. will be … [Read more...]

Election Update: Candidates Added to November Race

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 15, 2014 - The statewide general election is November 4, 2014, and voter information guides will be mailed out the first week of October. The Registrar of Voters updated their records overnight to include additional candidates for the Big Bear Airport District (see full list below). The ballot will include open seats on … [Read more...]

BBL City Council Awards Capital Improvement Contracts

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 16, 2014 - During Monday nights' meeting of the Big Bear Lake City Council, several capital improvement contracts were awarded with one large project in particular, rejected.  Contracts for the Knickerbocker parking lot, the Paine to Bartlett sidewalk and sewer lift rehabilitation were awarded.  But a 1.5 million dollar … [Read more...]

City Council Seats Up For Election

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 10, 2014 - Three seats on the Big Bear Lake City Council are up for election in November. They are the seats of current Mayor Jay Obernolte, Mayor Pro Tem David Caretto, and Councilmember Rick Herrick. Persons interested in running may take out candidate filing papers beginning July 14. David Caretto and Rick Herrick have … [Read more...]

Minimum Wage Increase and Gas Tax Decrease

Big Bear, CA, July 1, 2014 - California workers earning minimum wage should see a bump in their next paycheck. The first minimum wage hike in six years goes into effect today raising the hourly wage from eight to nine dollars. Although this should help most low paid workers, not everyone is happy about the increase. Many small business owners are … [Read more...]

Career Volunteers Honored by County

San Bernardino, CA, June 20, 2014 - Tonight at the National Orange Show, San Bernardino County is holding its 10th annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner, to honor 50 women for their civic involvement and community service. This year, two Big Bear residents will be among them: Elaine Holzer-Tennity and Yomar … [Read more...]

San Bernardino County Leads Region With Awards

San Bernardino County, CA, June 16, 2014 - Last week, the National Association of Counties (NACo) bestowed 31 Achievement Awards on the County of San Bernardino for its innovative programs and services--including top honors for the Countywide Vision and the State of the County event promoting the Vision. The Vision is an ongoing collaboration aimed … [Read more...]

Civic Center Going Solar

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Big Bear Lake, CA, June 12, 2014 - The City of Big Bear Lake received a Dept. of Energy grant for solar demonstration projects and already have one project up and running and another one  in the works. Currently, solar equipment has been running continuously since March on a warm storage building in the Public Works Yard and will generate an … [Read more...]