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The latest on the big fire near Pollock Pines
Fire officials battling the King Fire in El Dorado County are worried that an increase in winds could complicate their efforts at containing the 3,900-acre fire.
Learn about Squawpine's environmental stewardship. Are they doing enough?
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows recognizes that it is the company’s duty, as a four-season mountain resort, to preserve the alpine environment’s fragile beauty. "Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows and the entire team are committed to being responsible environmental stewards as the mountain and our environm…
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Promoting regional sustainability through economic vitality, environmental stewardship and healthy communities in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin.
IOV's chairman was on TV this morning discussing the incorporation process.
Is the Squaw/Alpine interconnect next?
Vail’s Park City/Canyons deal ushers in Era of the Interconnect
The unification of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows continues
We’ve been reporting for the last two years about the assimilation of Alpine Meadows by Squaw Valley and KSL Capital.
A big welcome to our friends next door
Dedicated to preserving Alpine Meadow's character, culture and heritage
A new bike path from Incline to Sand Harbor begins next May
The east shore of Lake Tahoe is about to get three miles of new bike trail that carries a hefty price tag of $12 million -- 30 times more than the cost of an average bike path.
"What would happen if KSL got everything they wanted? We have to look at other resort communities that have followed similar paths to see. Summit County, Colo., is a perfect example. This once-thriving local economy has been destroyed by several mega-resorts. Local families were displaced, businesses are endlessly turning over and the “soul” is long gone." -Dan Sanderman
Did you catch the world premiere of Higher this weekend?
The Sacramento Bee reports on the great work our friends at Sierra Watch and other conservation groups have been doing to protect the Sierra.
The collapse of real estate prices from 2007-2012 allowed conservation groups to buy thousands of acres in prime Sierra locations at cut-rate prices. The once-private areas are meant to be open for public recreation.
A Squaw local gives his thoughts on the current state of affairs in the Valley
A new trail connecting T Town to the Lake is being built
The Martis Valley Trail will stretch 10.4 miles from the edge of the town of Truckee through Martis Valley and the Northstar Village to the Fiberboard Freeway near Brockway Summit above Kings Beach.
Curbed Ski covers Squaw Valley through the years
Squaw Valley opened on November 24, 1949 with the world's largest double chairlift, Squaw One.
Information on this year's Ironman
On Sunday, Sept. 21, more than 2,500 athletes will attempt to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles in succession throughout the North Shore/Truckee region.
Here are the results of our latest survey about Parks and Recreation
The latest on the drought and what its doing to the earth
Scientists used GPS data to figure out that the loss of all that water has caused the earth to rise slightly, mostly beneath the mountains.
Here is an alternative plan for Squaw Valley Village, created by a long time Squaw homeowner
Back in 2011, Moonshine Ink reported on the corporatization of Tahoe's ski industry.
Because corporations are bent on squeezing the most profit out of a resort operation as possible, considerations about what is best for the local community are often left as an afterthought.
The Truckee River at Lake Tahoe is barely flowing. The USGS is reporting the lake is only 0.51 feet above its naural rim. By the end of September, the river here will stop flowing. SHARE to let your friends know.
Verdi residents are speaking up against a proposal to double the size of their town
The proposed West Meadows Estates, which, if approved, would add 394 housing units to this quaint town on the outskirts of Reno.
A Tahoe local's thought-provoking opinion piece.
During the meeting, Wayne talked about the importance of community and its role as a watchdog to question and help guide development.