County Considers Solar Energy in Rural Areas

San Bernardino County, CA, July 26, 2013 - This week, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously extended the moratorium on commercial solar energy projects in rural communities, which affects unincorporated areas of the Big Bear Valley. County Supervisors say they have made headway in the planning process of adding a renewable … [Read more...]

Nominate a “Women of Distinction”

Big Bear, CA, July 5, 2013 - U.S. Congressman Paul Cook says there are accomplished women in his district who don't get the recognition they deserve. He intends to change that. Representative Cook serves California's 8th District, which stretches along the state's eastern border from San Bernardino to Bodie. He's asking residents to nominate … [Read more...]

County reinstates Rec & Park, Sugarloaf Advisory Commissions

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 4, 2013 - The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved the reinstatement of the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District (BBVRPD) Advisory Commission at their June 4 meeting. The commission will consist of seven members representing various geographical areas of Big Bear Valley, working closely with … [Read more...]

Public servant passes away

Big Bear City, CA, May 21, 2013 - Longtime Bear Valley resident Robert Colven has passed away after a battle with cancer. Colven moved with his wife Kim from Palm Springs to Big Bear City in 1987, after having vacationed in the mountains here since 1967. He served on the Governing Board for the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) … [Read more...]

DWP board has two upcoming vacancies

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 1, 2013 - The City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water & Power (DWP) is looking for two new representatives to serve on their Board of Commissioners.  The seats become vacant on June 30, when the terms expire for Commissioners Fred Miller and Don Smith. To serve on the DWP Board, an appointee must be a registered … [Read more...]

Public Works Launches Interactive Maps Website

Big Bear City, CA, April 15, 2013 - The San Bernardino County Department of Public Works is launching a new website April 15 with interactive maps showing where county roads, flood control and solid waste facilities are located. The website can be found at http://sbcountydpw.maps.arcgis.com. The maps include Temporary Road Closures, Waste … [Read more...]

Board Supports Inmate Education Program

San Bernardino, CA, April 13, 2013 - The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors passed an item at the April 9 board meeting that will provide job skills to County inmates. As a result of the board’s decision, the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center will now have an additional instructor for the Sheriff’s Inmate Culinary Program. The county … [Read more...]

Property tax deadline is approaching

San Bernardino County, CA, April 7, 2013 -  Tax Collector Larry Walker reminds property owners that April 10 is the last day to pay the second property tax installment without a 10% late fee. Bills can be viewed online at www.MyTaxCollector.com. There are several payment options to choose from: ~ Online: www.MyTaxCollector.com ~ By Phone: … [Read more...]

Barstow Courtroom Will Stay Open Temporarily

Barstow, CA, April 3, 2013 - Back in December of last year, the San Bernardino Superior Court announced the second phase of cost reduction measures needed to partially address a funding shortfall. The measures included the closure of the Barstow courthouse. The closures would reduce the availability of courts for residents who live in areas that … [Read more...]

Public Comments Sought for Environmental Impact Statement

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 24, 2013 - Forest Service officials are seeking public comments by May 16 on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for a Proposed Amendment to the Land Management Plans for the four Southern California national forests (the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino). The SEIS analyzes the … [Read more...]

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