Category: Government

Steve Schindler, BBARWA GM, Announces His Retirement

BIG BEAR CITY, CA – Steven Schindler, the General Manager for the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA), announced he will retire as the head of the organization on May 1, 2017.  Schindler will leave the organization after serving as its chief executive for more than half of the Agency’s existence and longest tenured employee; with over 24 years at BBARWA and over 34 years serving the public in southern California; “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the Big Bear Valley, the Governing Board and staff,” said Schindler. “Together we have made BBARWA a strong...

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November 8th Election: Contested and Uncontested Races

November 8th is just around the corner and Big Bear is ready to go.  There are only a few seats on local boards that are contested this year. No elections will be held for the following agencies: Big Bear Lake City Council, Big Bear Municipal Water District and Bear Valley Unified School District.  This means that all of those candidates will win by acclamation. Contested Races • Big Bear City Community Services District Board of directors. Paul E. Terry — incumbent Lawrence Walsh — incumbent John Russo • Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Board of directors, Four candidates filed for three...

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Morrell Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA, June 25th, 2016 – District staff from the office of State Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will hold office hours at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce in July. Constituents can stop by to discuss statewide or community issues as well as seek help with problems they may be having with state agencies. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by contacting the District Office at (909) 919-7731. Mobile office hours are held at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce on the second Thursday of every month. A full district schedule of mobile office hours can...

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Thank You for the Support

County of San Bernardino, by  Supervisor James Ramos – It has been an honor to serve the residents of the Third Supervisorial District. We have accomplished a lot over the past four years. For the desert communities, a video conferencing center was opened in Joshua Tree giving residents easier access to all of the Board of Supervisors meetings. In 2013, a Solar Ordinance was adopted to establish a balance between the preservation of our pristine desert and solar development. We tackled the issue of illegal dumping in Lucerne Valley, and also worked with our Department of Special Districts to...

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James Ramos Wins – Election Rules Force Others to November Runoff

Although the nations’ campaigns for president have taken the spotlight for so many months the most important to the Big Bear Valley are the offices that have their roots closest to home.  With 100% of the precincts reporting the unofficial results of yesterday’s election are as follows. James Ramos has easily won his reelection efforts by taking 65% of the vote over opponent Donna Munoz for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Third District.  Robert Lovingood will face a runoff with Angela Valles for the first district and Josie Gonzales of the 5th district will return as she...

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