squaw valley

Another View: Squaw Valley plan will bring economic benefits to region

Squaw Valley ski resort is widely recognized for its world-class ski slopes and for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics. Unfortunately, since Squaw Valley is viewed mostly as a winter ...

Squaw Valley ski museum site gains support

Given a choice of two potential sites, Placer County supervisors are indicating support early in the process for a non-profit’s plans to locate a 1960 Olympics and winter spo ...

Another View: Placer County: Hold Sierra Watch to the truth!

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 ...

Another View: It’s time for Placer County to stand up for Squaw

Denver-based KSL Capital Partners purchased Squaw Valley in 2010, and is now pursuing a sweeping set of entitlements that would remake the region with development of a size, scale ...

No big snow, no World Cup event for Placer County

A world-class winter sports event in Placer County has fallen victim to the foibles of Mother Nature, namely not enough snow. And the National Weather Service is projecting little ...

Reader Input: Consider shelter needs of east

Subject: Possible closure of Eastern Placer County Animal Shelter To: Placer County Board of Supervisors I’m writing to request your attention on the possible closure of ...

Sierra resorts boost snowmaking capability, increase terrain

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, ...

Media Life: Placer County starred in “Route 66,” “Combat!” TV episodes

  Auburn and Placer County’s moviemaking past is well-documented, with a bevy of great and not-so-great films shot in Auburn as well as into the hinterlands of the Sier ...

Storm door opens wider. But is it enough to bust drought?

The storm door is opening again this weekend on Auburn and the Sierra high country, renewing hope that Mother Nature will be moving in to elbow out drought concerns. But questions ...

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...

Witness disputes Squaw Valley's claim about Auburn skier's fatal crash

  A Meadow Vista man who witnessed his Auburn skiing partner’s fatal accident is vehemently disputing Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth’s statement that it occurred on ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Cigarettes to be banned in Auburn parks?; school superintendent to retire and skier death at Squaw Valley

  Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what w ...

Media Life: Family treasure trove of Placer’s Olympic artifacts on display

    AUBURN CA - Trekking up Interstate 80 and then making a right-hand turn into the Tahoe area will have the added benefit starting next week of not just some of the m ...

Auburn skier ‘died doing what he loved’

  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 ...