Tahoe Traffic and Squaw Valley–When you are in a hole, the first thing you should do is stop digging.

I knew traffic would be bad. A month of storms had buried Tahoe in historically deep snow and it was Saturday.  Bluebird skies and mild temperatures, not to mention the marketing departments of every ski resort in the region, beckoned one and all to come enjoy the winter wonderland.  I grew up in the Sierra […]

Sierra Watch Files Suit to Overturn Squaw Valley Development Proposal

Auburn, Calif. – Sierra Watch took Placer County to court today, filing suit to overturn development approvals in Tahoe’s Squaw Valley. “KSL Capital Partners’ development proposal for Squaw Valley threatens everything we love about Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada,” said Tom Mooers, Executive Director of Sierra Watch.  “And Placer County’s approval of the project […]

Final Hearing on Squaw Proposal, Nov. 15th!

It’s time to stand up for Tahoe and Keep Squaw True! The Placer County Board of Supervisors will hold their public hearing on proposed development in Squaw Valley on Tuesday, November 15. This is the decision we have all been waiting for, so if you care about the future of North Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and […]

Keep Squaw True Happy Hour at Fat Cat, Oct. 25 in Tahoe City

Come join us Tuesday, Oct. 25th from 5:30pm to 7pm at Fat Cat Bar & Grill, in Tahoe City for the HAPPY HOUR TO KEEP SQUAW TRUE Come to our happy hour to benefit the movement to Keep Squaw True. Enjoy food and drink specials with people who care about the future of our area! […]

Debunking "The Facts About The Village at Squaw Valley Redevelopment Plan"

Isaac Silverman, Sierra Watch Staff Attorney I started working for Sierra Watch in 2014. Since then, I’ve spoken to thousands of people about the development proposed for Squaw Valley. Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming majority of people think that building acres of condo hotel highrises and a massive indoor water park in the middle of Squaw Valley […]

Help Keep Squaw True, August 11 at the Placer County Planning Commission

What: Placer County Planning Commission meeting to decide the future of Squaw Valley and North Lake Tahoe! When: Thursday, August 11, 10:00 am Where: North Tahoe Event Center, Kings Beach (free parking, get there early!) RSVP: Email Field Representative Chase Schweitzer The Specifics: The Placer County Planning Commission will hold their public hearing on whether or […]

Become a Keep Squaw True Outreach Associate

OPENING: Outreach Associate Sierra Watch seeks an Outreach Associate with a passion for conservation advocacy and the Tahoe Sierra to increase awareness and mobilize grassroots involvement 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 long-term effort to […]

This is Not an April Fools’ Joke

This is not an April Fools’ Joke.  We wish it were. Because this afternoon – as in April 1 – Placer County posted KSL’s revised ‘Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan’.  And it’s pretty much the same nightmare vision for North Tahoe that KSL has been trying to squeeze into Squaw for the last five […]

Keep Squaw True Happy Hour at Steamers, Mar.3 in Kings Beach

Come join us this THURSDAY, Mar.3 from 4pm to 6pm at Steamers Beach Side Bar & Oven, Kings Beach for the HAPPY HOUR TO KEEP SQUAW TRUE   Come enjoy good beer and pizza at Steamers in Kings Beach, as well as rad door prizes: – Sweet gear from local shops – Signed copy of […]

Getting rad roadside in Squaw Valley

I’m not sure exactly how cold it was when I pulled into the Squaw Valley post office at 6:30 Sunday morning.  My car thermometer said it was 1 degree, Jen’s car, which pulled in right behind me, thought it was 6 degrees.  Either way, it was the kind of cold that quickly chills most Californians  to […]