Aldo Leopold movie to be viewed, discussed

The Bear Yuba Land Trust will show the Emmy award-winning film “Greenfire” — the first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold.

“Greenfire” highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement through his landmark book, “A Sand County Almanac.” Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.

After the one-hour film, there will be a discussion led by local rancher and Aldo Leopold Foundation board member George Nolte.

The movie will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Gene Albaugh Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library, Nevada City as part of BYLT’s Armchair Trek series. There is a suggested donation of $10. For more information, visit or call Melony at 530-272-5994, Ext. 200.

Storm brings snow to Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows

As of Wednesday afternoon, Squaw Valley has received 10 inches of snow at upper elevations thanks to a snowstorm that moved through the region late Monday through Thursday morning. Across the ridgeline, Alpine Meadows received 6 inches at upper elevations. The storm comes almost a week before Squaw Valley’s Wednesday slated opening date.

Overnight, Squaw Valley received 6 inches of new snow in the upper elevations, and 1 inch at the base of Squaw Valley. Alpine Meadows received 3 inches of new snow overnight in the upper elevations.

“The 10 inches of snow and the following cold temperatures are setting us up for a great winter season,” said Mike Livak, executive vice president of Operations at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

“Leading up to opening day, our state-of-the-art snowmaking system will be working full-time to add to the snow that Mother Nature has brought us.”

— The Union staff

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