Category: Current News

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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Wear Denim on April 26 for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Big Bear, CA – Denim Day is an international sexual assault awareness campaign that began in Italy more than 20 years ago. The inspiration came from the 1992 case of a young girl who was raped by the driving instructor of a behind-the-wheel class. The perpetrator was arrested, tried and convicted, but he appealed his case and the Supreme Court overturned his conviction, because according to the Chief Judge, “The victim wore very, very tight jeans.” This ruling outraged women in the Italian Parliament, who all came to work the following day wearing jeans to show their solidarity with the victim. The protest...

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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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Driver Arrested for Failure to Yield, DUI and Probation Violation Following Pursuit

Big Bear, CA – On Wednesday, April 12, at approximately 4:20 p.m., a Deputy from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station observed a white Mustang with expired registration driving near the intersection of North Shore Drive and Division Drive in Big Bear City. The Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the driver of the vehicle failed to yield and pull over. The driver continued on North Shore Drive, speeding up and passing vehicles over the double yellow line. A short pursuit ensued through the town of Fawnskin and down Highway 18 towards Running Springs. Additional patrol units assisted with...

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