Eldora, Nederland lose GM to tragic shooting

Eldora's Brian MahonBrian Mahon, Eldora's General Manager, was killed by a lift operator the morning of Tuesday, December 30 in an incident the police are calling a tragic "wrong place, wrong time" event. The shooter is reported to have fired a shot as he entered a morning meeting, said something about religion, and when Mahon came to investigate, he was killed by the short-time employee.


The employee, Derick Bonestroo, 24, then drove away and was gunned down by a deputy some distance from the resort.

Mahon was a well-respected industry veteran known for his honesty and uncompromising work ethic. He leaves behind a wife and two young daughters.

To donate to a memorial fund in Brian Mahon's name, contact the Mutual of Omaha Bank in Nederland at 303-258-7071.