Author: Rick Herrick

San Bernardino City Shooting

Big Bear Lake, CA 12-2-2015 – The San Bernardino Sheriff’s department along with all law enforcement authorities are looking for up to three shooters involved in the mass shooting this morning reported at 10:59 am this morning.  The suspect or suspects have been described as wearing como clothing and possible wearing body armor.   The vehicle linked to this incident is described as a black suv.San Bernardino County Sheriffs and FBI are asking for people to call in with information related to this shooting.  They can call we-tip 1 800 78 crime. Also because the building targeted was a county building they have closed and evacuated all county government building in the area.  The government buildings in the Big Bear are open at this time and Bear Valley Unified School District buses are running.  All Schools in the area City of San Bernardino are on lockdown.   Authorities as far away as Nevada are looking for the black SUV.  Again if you have information that you can share you can call the we-tip line at 1 800 78 crime.  Remember “If you see something say...

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Kodiak Ultra Marathon

Big Bear Lake, CA September 25, 2015 – 100 Mile; 50 Mile and 50K Ultra Races September 25-26 The 3rd Annual Kodiak 100 Ultra Marathon is situated in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern  California at an elevation of 7,000.  This course is the MUCH anticipated complete loop around Big Bear Lake with the most epic views and climate you could ask for in an Ultra Marathon. Nearly 16,000 feet of vertical climbing this course will challenge the best ultra runners on the planet.  Runners will find steep climbs to 10,000 feet and cold nights along with gorgeous views and thin air. Come out, be inspired and cheer for the contestants as they begin the Kodiak 100 Ultra Marathon this Friday the 25th at high noon in the Big Bear Lake...

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Brent Tregaskis Summit VP/GM is named GM at Colorado’s Eldora Resort

Big Bear Lake, CA 9/8/15 – Brent Tregaskis long time Summit employee and current Vice President/General Manager announced that he is taking a position as General Manager at Colorado resort Eldora near the town of Boulder Colorado.  Brent went to to describe this a great opportunity for him and his wife Bonnie to be close to family living in Colorado.   Besides, he explains, as an avid powder skier that region is famous for deep fresh snow.   Brent  has spent the last 17 years as general manager of Bear Mountain Resort under the ownership of Booth Creek then Snow Summit. “Big Bear has been home for thirty years, and leaving it is not an easy decision.  I truly loved working with Dick Kun and the company he built.  I have been the General Manager of Bear Mountain longer than any previous GMs, 17 years, which has brought a stability to the operation and allowed it to excel.  The team there is exceptional,” said Tregaskis.  “I have also really appreciated the opportunity to work with Mammoth since they purchased Big Bear Mountain Resorts.  It has been exciting, and I believe that many of the creative changes being implemented now and planned for the future will bring significant improvements to the profitability of the operation and enhance the growth of Big Bear.” “After much consideration, however, I have decided it is time...

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Fatal Watercraft incident on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA September 8, 2015 – A fatal watercraft incident on labor Day was reported shortly after 4:30 pm on Monday September 7th.  The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station and officers of the Municipal Water District Lake Patrol responded to the distress call at Papoose Bay on Big Bear Lake.  Witnesses described what they thought was a life jacket floating in the water but it turned out to be an unresponsive male and a personal water craft was floating nearby. The boaters flagged down the Big Bear Pirate Tour Ship for help. Lake Patrol and Big Bear Sheriff’s deputies responded and once there he was lifted onto the Lake Patrol boat where CPR was started immediately.  He was transported to the West Boat Ramp where paramedics were waiting. Despite their best efforts the victim was pronounced deceased on scene. The watercraft did not appear to be damaged and the 30 year old victim was wearing his life jacket with no obvious signs of trauma reported. The cause of death will be determined by the county coroner. The Boating Accident Investigation Team of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating this...

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The New Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear Lake, CA August 26, 2015 – Big Bear is one step closer to getting a new zoo.   Supervisor James Ramos announced at Monday’s Big Bear Lake City Council meeting that a ground breaking ceremony will take place as early as December of this year.   The building plans and specifications are nearly complete which include a peer review.   Next the construction bidding window opens from October 6 to November 13, 2015.    Soon after the winning contractor will be announced and a contract signed.   Winter weather may be at play this year, for the launch of the grading and construction at the new location on the corner of Moonridge Road and Club View in Big Bear Lake.  Supervisor Ramos expressed his enthusiasm for this project saying “Big Bear is one of the jewels of our County and the Alpine Zoo along with the Moonridge corridor revitalization plans will create a special place for residents and visitors of Big Bear along with escalating the zoo’s educational and rehabilitation mission.”  The Zoo property acquisition and construction carries projected cost in the neighborhood of eight million dollars which is being financed by the county along with local zoo support groups.  The Big Bear Lake City Council along with city planning commissioners expressed their appreciation and gratitude for this important community...

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