This article was written by Tahoe local Dane Shannon for Moonshine Ink. Below is an excerpt. This a very hot topic in Tahoe right now.
Where do you stand with Squaw’s development plans?
“Recently, I sat down and listened to Wayne Poulsen, Jr. talk about the history of Olympic Valley to a small group of locals that ranged from high school students to business owners and community leaders to service workers. Poulsen moved to Olympic Valley with his parents when he was 4 years old, and they were the first year-round, non-Native American people in the valley. It was a wonderful night, with a storied history shared.
I encourage you all to do your research, to dive in deeply, and learn about this place we all love. How can you make a judgment about future development otherwise? Do you really know what is best for this valley if you don’t know the details about previous development attempts, successes or failures? I thought I did until this meeting.
I want to share one theme that resonated with me the most from that night. Squaw Valley has a long history of people coming in, developing, and making their money, sometimes without regard to the community and environment as a whole. During the meeting, Wayne talked about the importance of community and its role as a watchdog to question and help guide development.” – Dane Shannon/Moonshine Ink
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