Squaw Valley

Auburn River Festival launches with fundraiser

In March, local kayakers rescued 17-year-old junior world freestyle kayak champion Jason Craig from the bottom of a 30-foot waterfall. This weekend, the community that saved his li ...

Busy sports weekend - from Squaw Valley to wine country

These summer days are anything but lazy. A more appropriate word would be crazy, especially to describe this weekend.Wheels are turning — with and without engines. Endurance ...

Slopes still sizzle in summer

While some people are dreaming of an endless summer, others like Jack Morgan, have their sights set on an endless winter. With record-breaking snowfall in the Sierra this year, s ...

Join Mancuso for Mai Tais

Brad Meister is still basking in the glow of his US Ski and Snowboard Association Overall National Speed Series M5 Championship. He is also a little star struck. As part of his vi ...

Conroy skis, steals the slalom

Shannon Conroy dazzled her opponents with technical skill at the FIS Western Region Junior National Championships last weekend, making her the women’s slalom champion. Conroy, 1 ...

More snowfall means more visitors to resorts

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

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

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

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

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 ...