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Planning for that not-so-rainy day has helped replenish the Bunker Hill Basin with above-average levels of groundwater storage when compared to other recent periods of drought, the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District announced on Oct. 1.

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East Valley Water District (EVWD) has approved an agreement with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and city of Highland that will provide EVWD with the law enforcement services of a sheriff’s deputy to be stationed in Highland and serve from an office at the Sterling Natural Resourc…

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On Tuesday, Sept. 14, Highland City Council approved a contract for engineering services for a project to complete a new Fifth Street storm drain by connecting it to City Creek.

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The Highland City Council, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, approved a 5-year Measure I Capital Improvement Plan outlining the strategy for spending the city’s Measure I funds on a variety of pavement rehabilitation, roadway, bikeway, pedestrian and public transit projects.

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U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte (CA-08) secured $11 million in funding for projects in California’s 8th District that passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of last week’s major appropriations package. This includes $2 million for the Victoria Avenue Improvements Project in the city…

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Highland City Council unanimouslyvoted on Tuesday, June 22, to approve annual rate adjustments for residential and commercial refuse collection that raised the base residential trash collection rate from $28.30 to $29.64 a month and the commercial rate for a 3-yard dumpster from $237.17 to $260.48.

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To address vandalism, homeless encampments, illegal dumping and vagrancy issues at Highland Community Park, Highland City Council approved on Tuesday, June 8, the construction of iron fences and a metal trash enclosure at the park at a total cost of $52,230.

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East Valley Water District (EVWD) celebrated on Monday, May 24, the topping off of the final building for its Sterling Natural Resource Center, a $150 million wastewater recycling plant that will provide the district a new water source of up to 10 million gallons per day when completed.

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The week of May 17, crews will continue work on the retaining walls along the eastbound State Route 210/Base Line on-ramp, perform concrete pours on SR-210 at Fifth Street, as well as slope paving work at Victoria Avenue and Pioneer Avenue, and continue constructing temporary bridge supports…

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The week of May 10, construction crews will continue work on the retaining walls along the eastbound State Route 210 Base Line on-ramp, perform concrete pours on SR-210 at Fifth Street, as well as slope paving work at Victoria Avenue and Pioneer Avenue, and continue constructing temporary br…

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In anticipation of numerous public works projects slated for the coming years, Highland City Council approved on Tuesday, April 27, adjustments to the city’s development impact fee (DIF) rates.

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East Valley Water District (EVWD) recently completed the final advanced meter installation to fully upgrade these devices across the district.

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Highland City Council approved on Tuesday, April 27, a $2.627 million cooperative agreement with CalTrans for the design and construction of the first phase of major improvements to the State Route 210 and Fifth Street interchange.

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On Tuesday, April 13, Highland City Council took the early steps in a $1.411 million project to repair and renovate damaged trails at the Natural Parkland Trail, approving a $219,847 proposal for Community Works Design Group (CWDG) to provide the environmental, design and right-of-way servic…

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After the completion of its Plunge Creek Conservation Project, San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) recently reported that its efforts to return water flow to historic channels are successfully restoring natural habitat for endangered species and increasing the area’s n…

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San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District supported construction of Seven Oaks Dam because the district believed it would not only provide flood control, but capture precious drinking water for the benefit of Inland Empire water agencies.

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is allocating $86.75 million in funding to the West Valley Connector, a 100 percent zero-emission Bus Rapid Transit system that will link Ontario International Airport (ONT), two Metrolink lines and multiple activity centers from Pomona to Rancho Cucamonga.

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On Wednesday, March 24, East Valley Water District (EVWD) Board of Directors awarded General Manager/CEO John Mura his annual performance award and approved new goals for Mura and the district to complete in 2021.

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The week of March 29, crews will continue work on the retaining walls along the eastbound State Route 210/Base Line on-ramp, perform concrete pours on SR-210 at Fifth Street and continue constructing temporary bridge supports, also known as falsework, at Highland Avenue and Arden Avenue.

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Omnitrans will host four virtual public hearings this month to gather public feedback on the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic-related service adjustments, its seven-step service resumption priority plan, and the agency’s proposed five-year Short Range Transit Plan.

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The week of March 8, crews will continue work on the retaining walls along the eastbound State Route 210 Base Line on-ramp and the westbound SR-210 on-ramp at Base Line, perform a concrete pours on SR-210 at Base Line Street, and Santa Ana River, and Fifth Street, and continue constructing t…

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East Valley Water District (EVWD) has scheduled a public hearing for proposed water and wastewater rate increases for residential and non-residential services on Wednesday, May 12.

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The week of March 1, construction crews will continue work on the retaining walls along the eastbound SR-210 Base Line on-ramp and the westbound SR-210 on-ramp at Base Line, perform a concrete pour on SR-210 at Fifth Street and begin constructing temporary bridge supports, also known as fals…

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On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Highland City Council approved the construction and construction management contracts to complete long-awaited landscaping, lighting, sidewalk and other improvements on Boulder Avenue.

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On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Highland Planning Commission approved the street names for the first two planning areas of the Mediterra housing development and approved a conditional use permit for the construction of an automated carwash at 8054 Palm Ave.

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On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Highland City Council allocated $427,078 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to two city projects and public service grants to Highland Sam J. Racadio Library and Environmental Center, Highland Family YMCA, Highland Senior Center and Central Little League.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Highland Planning Commission voted 4-1 to approve a conditional use permit (CUP) to allow the 5,800-square-foot commercial building at the southwest corner of Palm Avenue and Fifth Street to be redeveloped as a gas station and convenience store.

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Highland City Council approved on Tuesday, Jan. 12, a $262,785 construction management services agreement with TKE Engineering for the completion of two Safe Routes to School Projects for new sidewalks and other street improvements designed to benefit students of Warm Springs, Thompson and C…

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The week of Jan. 25, construction crews will continue work on the retaining wall along the eastbound SR-210 Base Line on-ramp, perform bridge work on SR-210 at Santa Ana River, remove falsework at Fifth Street and Victoria Avenue, and work on the bridge columns at Highland Avenue bridge.

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The East Valley Water District (EVWD) Board of Directors approved on Wednesday, Jan. 13, a $321,854 contract with TK Construction for the replacement of a 6-inch water main on Elm Street.

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East Valley Water District (EVWD) will install a Tesla commercial battery pack at Plant 134 to provide backup power during electricity outages and energy cost savings throughout the year.

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The week of Jan. 18, construction crews will continue work on the retaining wall along the eastbound SR-210 Base Line on-ramp, perform bridge work on SR-210 at Santa Ana River, remove falsework at Fifth Street and Victoria Avenue and work on the bridge columns at Highland Avenue bridge.

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The week of Dec. 14, crews will continue work on the retaining wall along the eastbound SR-210 Base Line on-ramp, perform a concrete pour for the bridge widening work at City Creek, and work on the bridge columns and foundation at Highland Avenue bridge. The following nighttime full closures…

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The week of Dec. 7, construction crews will perform work on the retaining wall adjacent to the Base Line interchange, set temporary concrete barriers also known as k-rail along SR-210 between Base Line and Fifth Street, and perform a concrete pour for the bridge widening work at City Creek.

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On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Highland City Council approved a Community Development Block Grant application for funds for a code compliance officer, an administrative assistant and community development director as well as the construction of pavement improvement projects on Cunningham Street.

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The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District took major action last week to restore lost water supplies and ensure the long-term reliability of the Inland Empire’s imported water supplies. Valley District’s board of directors voted unanimously to commit to pay 2.8 percent of the costs …

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On Thursday, Nov. 12, the city of Highland, which is updating the housing and safety elements of its General Plan, held its first public meeting to gather comments, concerns and desires from Highland residents about future development.

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Bridge widening activities are underway at numerous locations throughout the project area, including Fifth Street, Pioneer Avenue, Victoria Avenue, Base Line Interchange and Highland Avenue. Crews are working on the bridge widening at Base Line and Highland Avenue, where crews will work duri…

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On Wednesday, Oct. 14, East Valley Water District (EVWD) Board of Directors updated its Community Advisory Commission by making it a five-member board and appointing new commissioners.

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has initiated a $3.5 million director’s order to begin an emergency project to repair damages to State Route 38 as the result of El Dorado wildfire. The project limits are from Thurman Flats to Glass Road.

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San Bernardino Valley experienced a good year for groundwater storage, despite a relatively dry period in 2019-20, the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) announced Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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