Yesterday I joined a room full local business owners and community members for the River Breakfast, an educational and fund raising event for the Truckee River Watershed Council. They are the folks spearheading restoration and protection of our rivers, creeks and watershed patterns. Several speakers reminded us of the importance of our local river system and its impact on our environment. They handed out small puzzles with an image of our watershed system saying we are all a piece of puzzle to protect our natural resources. To learn more or help the cause check out their website. Truckee River Watershed
Archive for May, 2011
Wow- I was thoroughly impressed by the quality of performance for our little town of Truckee High School play. Yesterday a group of moms and daughters gathered at Truckee High School for the matinee show of Beauty and the Beast in honor of one little girl’s 4th birthday. Our little princesses certainly got their share of comments as we headed to our seats.
The sets, the singing, the acting, the stage hands… it was all so professional especially for the high school age. If you enjoy theatre I highly recommend supporting the local high school kids and go see the show. There are only 2 more shows May 20th and 21st. Tickets are available at the Community Recreation Center. Enjoy!
We are living in an era of information overload with no slow down in site. Information is at our fingertips in a moment’s noticewith a few swipes on a Smart Phone or iPad or whatever you use. The amount of information is so overwhelming we actually have to prioritize what information is worth our time.
So I write our blog in hopes that information about Squaw Valley from a local’s perspective, including real estate posts, should be interesting to those interested in Squaw. So now I want to help you filter and simplify the information overload in your day to day life.
There is something called RSS feed, some of you may know exactly what I am talking about, others may be scratching your head. I can’t explain it in computer lingo but here it is in layman terms. A RSS feed allows your computer to watch my blog (or other news feeds) and keep the most current post on your Internet browser and therefore at your fingertips.
I think everyone has a Favorites tab on their Internet browser (though I am not too familiar with Macs). When you click Favorites a menu drops down with three tabs: Favorites, Feeds and History. Many of you probably have an empty Feeds tab. If you subscribe to an RSS feed this is where it goes. It is like a temporary bookmark that you can access or delete as you wish.
So now try it. Go to the bottom of our blog and click Entries (RSS) or RSS 2.0, a window will open up with 3 ways to subscribe to our blog. Select what is best for you and now you will have our blog at your fingertips with interesting information about Squaw Valley. I hope this helps.
So yesterday I was talking to a neighbor about bears. Yes, we have started to see them around the valley and she was curious about them (and new to the area). I was telling a story from 4 years ago about bears in the tree outside our window and how living in nature is better than any show on Animal Planet or Discovery Channel. Well today was the repeat episode at our house, though starring a different family of bears.
We were sitting at the breakfast table when Ron caught movement out of the corner of us eye. “Look at the bears!” We all ran to the window and watched as a mama and two cubs waddled up our property. We were admiring them when the neighborhood dogs got wind of them and started with their barking. Using her motherly instincts, mama sent the two cubs up our tree, about 20 feet from the house.
It was so fun to watch them climb up with such dexterity. Mama stayed at the bottom on guard for a bit and eventually climbed up herself. The cubs looked like they were having fun, climbing up quite high and out on the limbs. The barking continued for almost an hour with a few visits back and forth from the doors, one in particular. Eventually it seemed like mama tired of the barking and took a nap on one of the lower limbs so the cubs could not come down.
We snapped a few photos from inside and then Ron went out and took a few more right at the base of the tree. He thought the bears should see who lives in this big den (house) right next to their tree. They stayed up the tree for almost 5 hours. What an eventful way to start the day. We really do live in the mountains and with nature.