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After purchasing 1,658 acres of land once slated for the Harmony residential development in Highland, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (SBVMWD) will begin considering water infrastructure and other uses for the land during a board of directors workshop scheduled for 2 p.m. on T…

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On Tuesday, April 12, the Highland City Council approved the installation of irrigation water meters by East Valley Water District (EVWD) for the new landscaping within the Boulder Avenue Improvement Project.

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On Tuesday, March 15, the Highland Planning Commission adopted the first environmental documents for a project to redesign and replace damaged storm drain in Bledsoe Gulch near Highland Avenue and Cloverhill Drive.

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Last week the city of Highland completed safety enhancements for the intersection of Highland Avenue and Cloverhill Drive, a project that started with and greatly benefitted from effective citizen-government cooperation.

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On March 9, Rep. Pete Aguilar lauded $13,391,560 in new federal funding he helped secure for Omnitrans. The funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) comes from the American Rescue Plan, landmark legislation that delivered more than 200 million vaccines across the country and cri…

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On Wednesday, Feb. 23, East Valley Water District (EVWD) Board of Directors approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with San Bernardino Municipal Water District detailing the transition of sewer flows within EVWD from SBMWD to Sterling Natural Resource Center, EVWD’s new wastewater recy…

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Thursday, Feb. 24, three lead water agencies broke ground on the first phase of a regional recycled water project that will keep recycled water in local groundwater basins for future use. East Valley Water District (EVWD), San Bernardino Municipal Water Department (San Bernardino Water) and …

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There is a temporary lane configuration on eastbound SR-210, between Base Line and San Bernardino Avenue. This temporary traffic pattern shifted traffic on eastbound SR-210 to the other side of the center median for 2.5 miles, allowing crews to begin pavement rehabilitation activities on the…

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After welcoming two new members and electing the chair and vice chair for the coming year, Highland’s Community Trails Committee received an update on a program to renovate the city’s Natural Parkland Trail using a $1.5 million Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant from the state of Califo…

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The San Bernardino City Council approved the second phase of a four phase, 53-street plan to repave and resurface streets and repair sidewalks throughout San Bernardino. The most recent contract, approved on February 2, was awarded to All American Asphalt in the amount of $4.7 million. It wi…

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On Jan. 11 Highland City Council approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) and the city of Redlands for the planning and funding of a wildland trails system to be created within the Santa Ana River Wash.

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East Valley Water District (EVWD) received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award for the Popular Annual Financial Report.

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The Base Line bridge over State Route 210, as well as the westbound SR-210 on- and off-ramps, will be closed between the eastbound SR-210 on-ramps and Seine Avenue for 55 hours over two consecutive weekends, as construction on the Base Line Bridge expansion project advances.

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Record-breaking rainfall on Dec. 14 brought a rush of water into the Santa Ana River Wash, flowing at a rate of 350 cubic feet per second through the Plunge Creek Conservation Project, San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District reported on Dec. 21.

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The city of Highland will use Proposition 68 Per Capita Grant funding to construct security fencing to enclose Highland Community Park at the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Hibiscus Street.

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Highland City Council, on Dec. 14, approved the construction and construction management contracts for a city and county project to rehabilitate pavement on Ward Street, Cooley Street and Tippecanoe Avenue.

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The Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) unanimously approved at its Dec. 8 meeting a contract with Matich Corp. to construct street improvements along Third Street, near the entrance to the San Bernardino International Airport along the east side of the street near Leonard Way.

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The Highland-Redlands Regional Connector Project has been shelved due to an estimated $6.4 million in new and unexpected environmental costs from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), relating to San Bernardino kangaroo rat habitat within the project area. The bi-city projec…

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The city of Highland received $1.9 million in grants from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, which will be used to purchase a new fire engine and offset costs of the State Route 210/Base Line interchange project.

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The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (Valley District) was formed nearly 70 years ago during a 20-year drought to obtain a supplemental water supply to help the region overcome droughts, like the one California is currently facing. The region invested in the State Water Project…

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The first Flirt low-floor diesel multiple-unit for San Bernardino County Transportation Authority’s future Arrow passenger service in Southern California has left Stadler’s Salt Lake City factory.

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The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (Valley District) is investing $1.8 million to increase stormwater capture and recharge in the Yucaipa Basin. The project – called the Wilson III Basin – is primarily a flood control project to reduce flood risk in Yucaipa but will also help…

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The American Public Works Association, Inland Empire Section’s Board of Directors selected San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District's Plunge Creek Conservation Project as the organization's Water Supply Protection and Enhancement Project of the Year.

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On Tuesday, Nov. 9, Highland City Council approved a new ordinance for the city’s mandatory provision for organic waste recycling services to residences and businesses. The ordinance was drafted to comply with state legislation, Senate Bill 1383, signed into law in 2016 that requires cities …

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On Tuesday, Oct. 26, Highland City Council approved the construction contract and construction management contract for street improvement projects of the fifth and final sector of the city’s $13.52 million, five-year pavement rehabilitation plan, which was first approved in 2016.

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East Valley Water District provides reliable water service to over 103,000 residents every day, with extensive operational effort typically unseen by community members. The district is participating in a national educational campaign, Imagine a Day Without Water, asking the community to thin…

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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.