Christi and I were worried to hear rumors last month that Bear Valley Ski Resort might not open for the 2012-13 season.
Lots of Lodians enjoy winter sports and Bear Valley is the closest ski resort to Lodi.
Not only would that leave a lot of Lodi area ski buffs with a longer drive and one fewer mountain to ski, it would have devastated the local economy in the Bear Valley area.
It wasn't a false alarm but a business dispute that's now been settled.
Bear Valley General Store owner Denise Carter is elated. She says the Calaveras Enterprise has about as many facts as the resort's partners are willing to share at this time.
Here's a link to the Enterprise's front page scoop.