CITIZENS CONCERNED ABOUT TRAFFIC, NOISE, HIGH-RISES, LIGHT POLLUTION AND DROUGHT Kings Beach, Calif. – Yesterday, Placer County planning officials held the first public hearing on KSL Capital Partner’s Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan.  The proposal would permit a series of high-rise condominium hotels, an indoor amusement park, 30 time-share “cabins” in the mouth of […]

Show up to Keep Squaw True

Thursday June 25th: Stand up to Keep Squaw True If you care about the future of Squaw Valley and North Lake Tahoe it’s time to stand up. What: Attend the Placer County Planning Commission meeting Where: North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143 When: Thursday June 25th at 9:30 am […]

Placer County’s draft environmental report is out: This Sunday, it’s time to get informed, get involved, and get a t-shirt

What: Community meeting regarding Placer County’s Draft Environmental Impact Report on KSL’s development proposal. When: Sunday May 24th at 4:00 pm. Where:  Squaw Valley Public Service District 305 Squaw Valley Rd Olympic Valley, CA 96146 On Monday, Placer County released the Draft Environmental Impact Report KSL’s proposed development in Squaw Valley.  And there’s lots to talk about […]

Placer County Releases Squaw Valley Development Report: Initial assessment warns of traffic, noise, and highrises

Olympic Valley, Calif. – Placer County planning officials released their initial environmental assessment of proposed development in Squaw Valley today. The document paints a bleak picture of traffic, construction, and high-rises for the Tahoe Sierra. “The county’s report makes it crystal clear,” said Tom Mooers of the conservation non-profit Sierra Watch. “Proposed development in Squaw […]

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KSL has money for a water park but not for the mountain

So I was at Squaw Valley on Wednesday.  I made some turns in honest to goodness powder and even jumped off a few things. I also spent at least 15 minutes suspended off the ground on a stalled Siberia Express chairlift on my second chair of the day.  It felt like several lifetimes.  Then, after […]

Get published! How to write an effective letter to the editor about Squaw Valley development

Letters to the editor are an easy but effective way to help Keep Squaw True.  They educate fellow citizens about what’s at stake in Squaw Valley and the Tahoe-Sierra and they are an important way to demonstrate public opinion to important decisionmakers, whether they sit at a desk in Denver or serve on the Placer County Board […]

We’re Hiring! Come work with Sierra Watch to Keep Squaw True

               Sierra Watch Field Organizer Position Description Sierra Watch seeks a passionate conservation advocate to recruit and mobilize grassroots involvement as Field Organizer for our campaign to Keep Squaw True. Sierra Watch Founded in 2001, Sierra Watch has built a remarkable record of measurable success in Sierra conservation. We spearheaded the […]

Squaw Valley Looks to Martis Valley for Water Security, New Development

Published on Feb 26, 2015 – 8:55:10 AM By: Tom Mooers, Sierra Watch Olympic Valley, Calif. February 26, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Squaw Valley’s primary water provider yesterday reaffirmed its intent to solve its local problems with water imports from Martis Valley. In a 4-1 vote, the Squaw Valley Public Services District (SVPSD) […]