Author: Cathy Herrick

BVES Planned Power Outage for SCE Repairs

(PHOTO DATED 6/20/17) 6/23/17, 4:30pm – Bear Valley Electric Press Release:  Due to damage caused by the Holcomb Fire to Southern California Edison’s (SCE) power lines that feed Big Bear Valley from Lucerne, SCE has been conducting repairs as efficiently as possible while minimizing interruptions to service.  Tomorrow, Saturday June 24, 2017, SCE will be attempting to replace a critical pole by utilizing a helicopter and the power supply from Lucerne.  SCE has notified Bear Valley Electric the estimated outage window will be from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in order to safely complete this work. Actual times may...

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Mammoth Resorts Town Hall

At last night’s town hall meeting organized by Mammoth Resort’s Chairman and CEO, Rusty Gregory, the audience of approximately 100 people were given an opportunity to ask questions and receive information on the acquisition of Mammoth Resorts, including Snow Summit and Bear Mountain by the Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners. Gregory announced that “this is our first step in what we knew was coming, a roll up of the business”, meaning a consolidation of the ski industry.  Although terms of the sale were not disclosed, Aspen and KSL Capital recently purchased Intrawest, a mountain resort and adventure...

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Mammoth Resorts Hosts Town Hall Meeting Tonight

Mammoth Resorts, including Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, are being acquired by a newly formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, LLC  and KSL Capital Partners, LLC.  Mammoth Resorts CEO, Rusty Gregory, will be hosting  a town hall meeting tonight at Bear Mountain’s main lodge at 5pm.  Gregory will be answering questions about what the sale means for our local mountains and the Big Bear community.  The meeting is open to the...

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Prescribed Burn on Angelus Oaks Understory Burn Project

Fire crews from the San Bernardino National Forest will be conducting burn operations in the vicinity of Angelus Oaks this week.  Smoke may be visible in the Big Bear Valley and along Highway 38 from Big Bear to Mentone.  Forest road 1N12 will be closed during certain phases of the project to ensure public and firefighter safety.  Crews will attempt to burn approximately 35 acres during the week, weather permitting.  After each active burn day, staff will continue to monitor at night.  The Angelus Oaks Understory Burn Project will help reduce the risk of wildfire within the community of...

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SIBBV “Live Your Dream” Awards

Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley celebrated five local women at the annual “Live Your Dream” Awards which provide scholarships for education and training in the applicant’s field of choice.  The February 16th ceremony presented a $1500 scholarship to Valarie Gonzalez as Soroptimist International’s Big Bear 2017 “Live Your Dream” Award Winner. Additionally, recipients Kathryn Haatvedt, Angela Sakai, Johanna Sanders and Sara Schreiber each received $1000 scholarships.  The “Live Your Dream” scholarship program provides monetary assistance to women who are the primary source of financial support for their families, while working towards a college degree or completion of a...

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