Large-mouth bass, brown and rainbow trout and other aquatic life have been seen in Lake Gregory’s waters but a gator may be a first. An emergency brake failure is being cited as the reason a John Deere Gator utility task vehicle owned by the county rolled into Lake Gregory on Oct. 30. A team of personnel, including three members of the sheriff’s dive team, worked for several hours to locate and then retrieve the UTV from the lake.
A crew from the Crestline Sanitation District used a four-wheel-drive pickup truck with a winch to pull the gator from the water. There were no injuries, according to San Bernardino County Regional Parks Director Beahta Davis. “The Gator is currently with fleet management. If they are unable to repair the vehicle then it will be replaced,” she told The Alpine Mountaineer. (Photo by Mike Harris)
Daffodils blooming mountainwide
By RHEA-FRANCES TETLEYStaff Writer Spring must be here, as it is defined by the daffodils welcoming residents and visitors to the mountains. They are especially noticed on the curve of Highway 189 coming into Twin Peaks, just before Strawberry Lodge. Those daffodils...