Bear Creek History

Fun, interesting facts and stories about Bear Creek Association, the people who make us a community, and the surrounding area.

Emergency Notifications

To receive notice of Gazex detonations, potential flooding, fire evacuations, etc. sign up for Placer Alerts. If you are a new user, please create an account to sign up for the notifications you would like to receive.  Once you have created an account, the avalanche control notification box can be found by clicking on the following: Subscriptions Placer County (check the box and then click the + sign) Sheriff’s Office (check the box and then click on the + sign) Avalanche Control Notification (check the box) The service will prompt you to test the system, if you would like to … Continue reading

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Gasex Meeting — October 13, 2018

Report from Alpine Meadows Gazex Issues Bulletin <>   Dear neighbors, As those of you who attended know, last Saturday’s Gazex meeting with County and Squaw authorities proved to be a challenging and at times contentious gathering. In this brief report, we’ll try to summarize what happened and will share some next steps that are being taken to protect our small community from the violent impact of Gazex explosions in our neighborhood. The meeting in Tahoe City was extremely well attended with over 75 residents present, as well as reporters from local media outlets and an attorney representing homeowners in Alpine … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Truckee Free Curbside Christmas Tree Pick-up: January 15 -19 Once the holidays are over, Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal will providing free curbside pickup of Christmas trees the week of January 15th -19th. In order to participate, trees must be cut into three foot segments and be clean of all decorations including tinsel, flocking, lights, stands, and nails. Trees should be easily accessible and placed curbside next to the trash. Free curbside pickup is for one week only. For more information, please call Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal at (530) 583-0148. Free Christmas Tree Drop-off: December 26 – January 19 … Continue reading

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Pre-Alpine Meadows History Lesson

Many years before the Alpine Meadows Ski Area was developed the Deer Park Springs Hotel was constructed by John Brown Scott who owned land in Squaw Valley where Continue reading

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