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More snowfall means more visitors to resorts
Tuesday Nov 30 2010
By most accounts, the ski season was a dramatic success a year ago for Lake Tahoe and other California resorts. According to statistics compiled by the California Travel & Tou ...
Hefty snowpack brings crowds to Sierra over holiday weekend
Monday Nov 29 2010
People were not only shopping in droves this weekend — they were skiing, too. “It was probably one of biggest Thanksgiving holiday periods we’ve had in the last decade — s ...
Squaw Valley mints memories
Thursday Feb 25 2010
In the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, the Placer Choir with Collan Walker, director, and the Placer Band with Don Whitehead, director, were invited to perform with a massed ...
Memorable photo passed on to torchbearer
Wednesday Feb 17 2010
Does George Neill remember carrying the Olympic torch 50 years ago? “Oh yeah!” Neill exclaimed, laughing. Neill was 17 years old when then-Auburn Mayor Jim Jacobs passed th ...
Son passes on his father’s Olympic torch memories
Friday Feb 12 2010
Auburn resident Jay Jacobs doesn’t have to look far to see a piece of Olympic history up close and personal. Jacobs has a framed picture of his father, Jim Jacobs, who was Aubu ...
Sheriff opens two service stations in Tahoe
Saturday Jan 09 2010
Two new Placer County Sheriff’s ski resort service stations are now open. The stations were opened at no cost to the department through a partnership with Northstar and Squaw Va ...
Olympic memories reach back 50 years
Wednesday Jan 06 2010
A half-century-old hockey puck and stick re-ignited the memories of a thrilling moment this week. The puck is from the USA win over the USSR during the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics, ...
2004: Year of the 'wardrobe malfunction,' presidential election, lethal tsunamis and Auburn loses soldiers in Iraq
Wednesday Jan 06 2010
A look back at the aughts Editor’s note: The Journal shares some notable events that occurred in the last decade of Auburn’s history. 2004 gave us the trivial magnified lar ...
Strong weekend storm expected
Wednesday Nov 18 2009
A strong storm moving through Friday into Saturday could drop more than a foot of snow at the highest elevations of the Sierra. Snow levels will start at about 5,000 to 6,000 feet ...
Western States pioneer wants back on the trail
Thursday Jul 09 2009
It’s been a long time coming but Andy Gonzales is on the comeback trail. In 1977, running in a borrowed pair waffle-soled Nikes, Gonzales was one of the pioneers of the Western S ...
Parks set to close for Western States
Tuesday Jun 16 2009
As Western States runners prepare to hit the trail, state parks officials are notifying recreationists of park closures next weekend. The annual Western States 100-mile endurance ...
Make a dash to one of California's panoramic views
Friday Apr 03 2009
From the mountains to the seashore to the deserts, the state of California offers some of the most majestic scenery in the country. If it’s a spectacular setting you are looking ...
Snow plans this weekend? Read on!
Thursday Mar 05 2009
Now that the skies and roads are clear, it’s going to be a lot easier to get up the hill to enjoy all the snow recent systems have dumped in the Sierra. And, as if the promise ...
Ski patroller dies while on avalanche duty
Tuesday Mar 03 2009
A Squaw Valley ski patroller died Tuesday while on avalanche patrol duty. Initial reports indicate that the patroller was 41-year-old Andrew Entin. Alex Calvillo, a firefighter ...
Sierra resorts ease recession impact with special deals
Tuesday Feb 24 2009
When the snow gets good, the skiers get going. And the big snowfalls in February have brought out the crowds similar to years past, resort officials say. Those headed to the slope ...
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