Squaw Valley

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 ...

Sheriff opens two service stations in Tahoe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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 ...