June Fire human-caused

Photo by R.D. Cohan

Photo by R.D. Cohan

June Fire Human-Caused Fire

Investigators have determined that the June Fire was human-caused. An employee of June Mountain was operating heavy equipment on June Mountain Ski Area when the fire ignited.

Recent fires on both US Forest Service land and Bureau of Land Management, Bishop Field Office land have been human-caused. These fires have been vehicle-related or equipment related. Please take efforts to reduce the chance of these starts happening.

Vehicle and equipment fires typically start near developed areas, life, and property—the very areas where fire is unwanted.

California is experiencing extreme drought and investigators note that a simple spark is enough to start fires that are growing rapidly.

Please visit http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/ for more information on how to prevent unwanted fires.

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Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2014-09-24/2-southern-california-ski-resorts-sold BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California ski resorts that draw visitors from around the world have a new owner. The operators of Mammoth Mountain have signed a $38 million deal to acquire the company that runs Bear Mountain and Snow Summit in the San Bernardino Mountains… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago

And also:

1995
> Starwood Capital creates Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and Mr. Sternlicht becomes Chairman and CEO

http://www.starwoodcapital.com/history.aspx

…but whatever

joe glotz
joe glotz
7 years ago

Ken. That’s a very informative note you have submitted but it is entirely incorrect. MMSA is in majority owned by Starwood Capital whose CEO is Barry Sternlicht. Starwood Hotels is a different company altogether.

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago
Reply to  joe glotz

joe glotz: You appear to be correct. Trying to untangle business relationships gets more difficult every day. The two Starwoods are still kindof related. But I am not going to disagree with you or argue about your information. http://www.starwoodcapital.com/starwoodbussiness.aspx Hotel Brand Management SH Group, an affiliate of private real estate… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago

You know that Rusty only owns a small portion of MMSA. It’s not a local, mom and pop business anymore. Which makes me wonder why everybody here in Mammoth Lakes bends over backwards to help MMSA. Like the “Land Swap”. Like the airport. Like MLT. Like giving up our quality… Read more »

SoCal Allie
SoCal Allie
7 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Not everyone from Los Angeles is rude. Some of us have spent our lives enjoying the Sierra and doing a great deal to protect and preserve its beauty and resources. Rude people can be found anywhere So can kind people. Where one lives is not the determining factor in how… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago
Reply to  SoCal Allie

SoCal Allie: Well, you didn’t do a very good job in L.A. Try harder.

Philip Anaya
Philip Anaya
7 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Once again KW , Another gracious statement. You seem to be forever a pot calling the kettle black. How can one ever expect any sea level understanding , sympathy or kindness with such a limited tolerence of others? Thank You for your comments SoCal Annie, could not agree more that… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago
Reply to  Philip Anaya

PA: “Another gracious statement. You seem to be forever a pot calling the kettle black.” I really don’t know what that means. But about L.A. — L.A. is like an obscene blood sucking parasite with a 300 mile long proboscis. Every time a third generation Angeleno turns on the tap,… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

I’ve run in to plenty of rude “locals” here in Mammoth, Ken. Well at least they think they’re locals cuz they’ve lived here for a few seasons. Not many TRUE “locals”. Most Mammoth residents have come from somewhere else. But some like to think they’re locals. Bottom line, most people… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  SoCal Allie

So Cal, I don’t think people from L.A. have any idea how to “protect and preserve” the Sierra’s. There is very little real private property up here. LADWP is not about to give any of their land due to water rights. Rest of the land is already BLM and Nation… Read more »

Philip Anaya
Philip Anaya
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Hey T, Don’t give up on people. There are plenty of “protect and preserve” folks in the Southland who are aware and effectively contributing to the preservation of the Sierra’s, the Owens Valley, the Inyo, Mono Lake and the Mojave. They actively support many facets of the tasks of the… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Philip Anaya

Thanks Philip, I really don’t mean to come across as anti -LA or even being against any of the organizations you speak of. I just like it the way it is up here and don’t think we need to change much. I do think we need to monitor the hell… Read more »

SoCal Allie
SoCal Allie
7 years ago
Reply to  Philip Anaya

Thank you Philip! That is the family I was born into: A third generation Angeleno who’s mom described seeing sailboats on Owens Lake when she travelled up the 395 as a child with her father. The Sierra Club, Mono Lake Committee, Save the Tule Elk . . . I have… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago

Just send the bill to the lay off gods at MMSA. They deserve it!

Paul
Paul
7 years ago

Don’t sound so enthused. Barbara

Sierra Lady
Sierra Lady
7 years ago
Reply to  Paul

Paul, sorry you read “enthusiasm” into a factual post.

B. Richter

Sierra Lady
Sierra Lady
7 years ago

Yikes! MMSA and/or their insurance company are going to have an expensive bill to pay.

B. Richter

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago
Reply to  Sierra Lady

Na… Just raise taxes in Mammoth Lakes. Call it Meas. F…..