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Interstate 80 construction shutting down for snow season

With snowstorms already starting to pound the upper Sierra, much-traveled Interstate 80 is saying ‘goodbye’ to construction crews and ‘welcome back’ to throngs of skiers. C ...

"Big Jim" hosts state championships

“Big Jim” Mullins, left, greets Mark Faulkner, Placer High snowboarding coach, during a rail jam at Mount Shasta last Tuesday. Many Auburn-area residents might recognize Mullin ...

Ells no beach bum at UCSB

Haley Ells attends college in sunny Southern California, minutes from the ocean and seven hours from Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Don’t think for a second, though, that the Bear R ...

Placer reigns at Shasta

Placer High junior Karly Kenworthy can ski down a mountain faster than most of her male peers, and she proved it again this week at Mount Shasta. Kenworthy defended her overall co ...

Storms add to Sierra snowpack

The latest round of snow in the Sierra is making skiers happy and water suppliers more hopeful. At Boreal Mountain resort, a storm pushed through Wednesday, dropping almost a foot ...

Cook’s Olympic ride short, mostly sweet

Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series on U.S. Olympic skier Stacey Cook, who grew up in Truckee.Stacey Cook’s Olympic experience was 1.33 seconds too ...

McCadam’s Olympic migration

If there’s snow and world-class ski racers on the mountain, Seth McCadam is probably somewhere in the vicinity. Whether in Europe, South America, Asia or in between, the Placer ...

Skier eyes top speed, medal in Vancouver

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a three-part series that will introduce readers to Stacey Cook, a U.S. Olympic downhill skier and native of Truckee, and her parents Dean and ...

Long, cold days worth it for Rothe, O’Connor

Caty O’Connor and Paige Rothe, Placer High seniors and snowboarder and skier respectively, have heard the call of the mountains and snow. It is this siren call that will greatly ...

Squaw celebrates its proud past of hosting 1960 Olympic Games

He had the audacity to suggest his fledgling ski resort in Northern California could adequately play host to the Winter Olympics. It was quite a bold move by Alex Cushing, who at ...