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Another View: Placer County: Hold Sierra Watch to the truth!
Thursday Jul 09 2015
Editor’s note: This column is in response to Sierra Watch’s (Tom Mooers’) recent op-ed regarding Squaw Valley (“It’s time for Placer County to stand u ...
Reader Input: We accomplished the impossible at a price
Tuesday Jun 23 2015
We can split an invisible atom, map and sequence the human genome containing 3 billion chemical base pairs, and 66 years after Orville Wright flew a powered glider over the sand at ...
Sierra resorts boost snowmaking capability, increase terrain
Sunday Dec 14 2014
This week’s strong storm gave a kickstart to ski season. And the resorts are ready with an array of upgrades and improvements for skiers and boarders. At Sugar Bowl Resort, ...
Another View: On firestorms, public policy and the Big Mo
Wednesday Jul 30 2014
Watching the devastating impacts on human beings as the Sand Fire swept through the borderlands of Amador and El Dorado counties, it reminded me that momentum is a powerful force i ...
Missing rural Colfax man found in Grass Valley
Tuesday Mar 26 2013
A Colfax-area man who was reported missing Tuesday was found by a citizen in Grass Valley and is unharmed, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office. Ronald Russell, 76, ...
Sierra ski season off to a big start
Friday Jan 11 2013
AUBURN CA - Bolstered by some timely snowfalls, Placer County ski resorts are reporting they’re off to a good start this season. At Boreal Mountain Ski Resort, spoke ...
Auburn skier ‘died doing what he loved’
Wednesday Dec 26 2012
Dona Sorensen has some unanswered questions about the circumstances surrounding her 71-year-old husband Theodore Sorenson’s death Friday after a ski crash at Sq ...
Storm to bring rain, snow and drop temperatures
Monday Dec 10 2012
It won’t be a soaker but it will be chilly. A storm moving in tonight from the Gulf of Alaska will drop Auburn’s daytime temperatures into the 40s. Wednesday’s h ...
High hopes come with early start to Lake Tahoe ski season
Thursday Nov 15 2012
After late starts to back-to-back seasons, skiers and snowboarders are abuzz about the early beginning to this year out on the slopes at Lake Tahoe. With Boreal, Northstar ...
24-year-old freeskier dies after fall at Alpine Meadows
Thursday Nov 15 2012
A 24-year-old Alpine Meadows ski instructor died Tuesday night after sustaining a head injury during a fall while free skiing at Alpine Meadows on Saturday, according to a ...
Eastern Placer County home destroyed by fire
Wednesday Apr 11 2012
A house in the Alpine Meadows subdivision about five miles east of Colfax was destroyed by fire Wednesday noon. According to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Doug Rinella, a neighbor acros ...
Rain returns to Auburn area with a vengeance
Wednesday Mar 28 2012
AUBURN CA - A new round of rain pummeled the Auburn area Wednesday, sending rocks and mud sliding onto some roads and raising stream levels. The National Weather Service recorded 1 ...
Deep powder, no power in wake of Arctic blast
Friday Feb 25 2011
The mixed blessings of a harsh blast of winter weather Friday left thousands without power in Colfax and Foresthill – and ski resorts exulting over a deep deposit of fresh powder ...
Alpine Meadows snowboarder found dead
Thursday Dec 30 2010
A woman reported missing while snowboarding in Alpine Meadows was found dead Thursday morning. A search helicopter spotted 25-year-old Shawnte Willis' body in a tree well in the ...
Storms hamper search efforts for missing snowboarder
Wednesday Dec 29 2010
The search continued Wednesday for a missing Alpine Meadows ski resort snowboarder, with blizzard conditions hampering search and rescue efforts. The Placer County Sheriff’s Off ...
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