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...]

Funding Approved For Maple Lane Project

Big Bear City, CA, March 7, 2013 - The California Transportation Commission has allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system. The allocations include $233 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations ($100 million) came from … [Read more...]

Planning Commission has immediate vacancy

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 23, 2013 - Full-time residents in the City of Big Bear Lake, take note: the Planning Commission has one immediate vacancy and two more vacancies as of June 30. Commissioner Bob Jackowski’s election to City Council last November vacated one seat; ideally, the new appointee will serve out the remainder of Jackowski's … [Read more...]

Ramos Supports DNA Checks

San Bernardino, CA, February 1, 2013 - District Attorney Michael Ramos sent a letter to congressional leaders on January 28 requesting a provision in the immigration legislative package that requires immigrants applying for citizenship to provide a DNA sample as part of the matriculation process. According to Ramos we currently require immigrants … [Read more...]

Rutherford Elected Board Chair, Ovitt Chosen Vice Chair

San Bernardino, CA, January 28, 2013 - The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has unanimously elected Supervisor Janice Rutherford to serve as Board Chair, and Supervisor Gary Ovitt to serve as Vice Chair for the next two years. The voter-approved County Charter requires the Board to elect a Chair at its first meeting in January following … [Read more...]

New Enforcement Efforts For Signs & Outdoor Displays

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 22, 2013 - At their regular meeting on January 14, 2013, the Big Bear Lake City Council received a presentation regarding the implementation of a "City Wide" Code Enforcement program tailored to address specific code violations that significantly detract from the overall appearance of the City. Issues identified include … [Read more...]

Share your ideas about recreation in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 23, 2013 - UPDATE - The location has been moved from the Performing Arts Center to Community Church at 40946 Big Bear Boulevard. The time and date have remained the same. ORIGINAL STORY Big Bear Lake, CA, January 20, 2013 - The City of Big Bear Lake has been working on a Pedestrian, Bicycle and Equestrian Master … [Read more...]

Free access expands in the great outdoors

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 14, 2013 - Americans get free access to 98 percent of national forests and grasslands, and about two-thirds of developed recreation sites. That leaves approximately 6,000 sites nationwide that require fees, which are used to provide visitor services and facilities maintenance. On four days this year, however, those fees … [Read more...]

Ramos Adds Three Key Staff Members To Team

San Bernardino, CA, December 20, 2012 - Since taking the Oath of Office on December 3rd, Third District Supervisor James Ramos has put together a team of staff members who can best serve his district which encompasses the Morongo Basin, Big Bear, Barstow, and parts of the Inland Empire. The Board of Supervisors has approved Deputy Chief of … [Read more...]

Big Bear Superior Court To Close

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 12, 2012 – The Big Bear Superior Court is going to close in May. The scheduled court closure is the result of cost reductions that are expected to eliminate an operating budget shortfall. The Big Bear Superior Court will no longer be open three days a month effective May 6, 2013. In addition, the Needles and Barstow … [Read more...]