Category: Recreation

Hiker rescued by Sheriff’s Aviation on the Pacific Crest Trail

Big Bear, CA – On Wednesday, May 31, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Sheriff’s Volunteer Forces contacted the Aviation Unit regarding a hiker who activated a Personal Locater Beacon (PLB) on Pacific Crest Trail, near the North Fork area. The GPS coordinates from the activation showed the hiker, identified as Jared Lee Ewing, was approximately 6 miles south of Onyx Peak. 40 King 2, with a crew of two Deputies, responded to the GPS coordinates to search for Ewing. As soon as the crew arrived they immediately located Ewing, who was near an open area at the bottom of the canyon....

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‘Breakaway From Cancer’ Honors Local Cancer Survivor During Amgen Tour of California

Big Bear, CA – On Friday, May 19, Big Bear Lake resident and cancer survivor Tina Follett will help kick-off day six of the 12th annual Amgen Tour of California, America’s most prestigious professional cycling race. Follett was selected to participate in the official start activities by Amgen on behalf of the company’s Breakaway from Cancer® initiative, which aims to increase awareness of the important resources available to people affected by cancer—from prevention through survivorship. Follett will fire the start gun to send the athletes on their way for the day’s Time Trial. Tina Follett was diagnosed with Lymphoma in...

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Big Bear Alpine Zoo Celebrates with May Discount

Big Bear, CA – Big Bear locals are invited to celebrate spring with a discounted admission rate at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo the first week in May. With construction of the new zoo well underway, there’s much to celebrate. From May 1-5, locals can visit the zoo for only $5. The local discount provides an opportunity for people to view the current zoo before the zoo transitions to its new location, which is scheduled for completion in early spring of 2018, and is a thank you to locals for supporting the zoo. The special discount will apply to the...

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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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