Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Latest on the E-Coli and Coliform Bacteria Outbreak at Squaw Valley

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Squaw Valley, the award-winning ski resort released a press statement concerning the recent E-Coli and coliform bacteria outbreak. The statement was in response to the reports that the drinking water at the resort’s upper mountain wells contained the deadly bacterial strains. The issue was first noted on November 8th last year. It came to the headlines after a case was presented in front of the Placer County Department of Environmental Health.

E-Coli destroyed

Since then, the organization has taken drastic measures to work on undoing the PR damage. To do so, the administration continues to treat the water on a consistent basis. The director of Placer County Environmental Health was quoted saying that water from the four affected wells was now safe for human consumption. The E-coli has almost been annihilated.

The health inspectors are yet to issue a green light, however. The guests and the visitors at the hotel have been warned against consuming that water until further notice. Skiing is still open for business.

Here are some of the highlights from the statement read out by the PR Director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Liesl Kenney.

Liesl began by reiterating the fact that Placer County had witnessed a massive downpour in the month of October. The torrential downpour must have triggered off the contamination. The company’s recently upgraded water system got flooded with runoff water. This problem got transferred to the other interconnected systems. The affected reservoirs are the ones based at High Camp and Gold Coast. Fortunately, the issue was contained before it reached the public.

Read more: Squaw Valley issues statement on upper mountain water quality

Torrential Downpour

The outbreak of E-Coli was quickly detected thanks to the due diligence by their routine maintenance staff. Upon visiting the site, they reported the concern to the relevant authorities, the Placer County Environmental Health offices. That move was quickly followed by an earnest collaborative effort to reach an amicable solution. The staff at Squaw Valley partnered up with other water experts in the district. These experts will continue working together until the issue gets dealt with entirely.

Number One Priority

The ski resort has provided their assurance to the public that the water supplies will not be made accessible to the public until the problem gets solved. The statement made it absolutely clear that the primary concern was to secure the health and wellness of their patrons. Until they issue a green-light, everyone staying at the premises is asked to use bottled water. All the other services and facilities remain open for use by the general public. Their customers will stay informed as to any developments and progress.

About Squaw Valley

The resort is world famous for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics. It’s located in proximity to California. The facilities are endowed with pools, skating ramps, diners, restaurants and even a high-altitude golf course. Skiers can hit the undulating slopes and high terrains both at night and daytime.

The establishment remains open for the entire year. During the summers, it plays host to tourists who come in mostly for the outdoor activities. The guests come here for Yoga and musical performances. The CEO of the firm is Andrew Wirth.

Wengie Life Hacks to Celebrate Your Lazy Meter

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In this Life Hacks YouTube video, Wengie provides life hacks that set the lazy meter over the top.


Dialing it at 25 percent on the lazy meter are microwave mug recipes. Wengie’s favorite, Lentil pizza, consists of canned lentils, mushrooms and peppers dashed into a mug and topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Pop in the microwave for one minute and eat this vegetarian-friendly goodness.


Kicking the lazy meter up to 50 percent, Wengie demonstrates how to fold your yogurt lid into a makeshift spoon. The edges can be a little sharp, so using the spoon takes practice, but you have to be willing to sacrifice for your lazy art. Also, you now don’t have to wash the spoon. Another trick to avoid washing dishes that comes in at 50 percent on the lazy meter is to wrap your dish with plastic wrap before putting food on it. Simply throw away the plastic wrap and never wash another dish.


At 75 percent laziness, a sloth could probably pass you, but you won’t even have to get out of bed to take a drink at night. Instead of a glass, keep a sippy cup on your nightstand to avoid spilling your drink. For extra lazy points to make that sloth proud, be sure to keep it within reach while lying with your head on the pillow.


So, 100 percent is as high as the lazy meter currently goes and these tips from Wengie will elevate you to master of the universe lazy status. Take an old hoodie and put it on backwards so that the hood is positioned under your chin like a trough. Now, dump in some popcorn and dive in for hands-free eating. If you don’t feel like washing the popcorn bowl, take a picture of the clean side of the sink, print it out and put it on top of your dirty dishes for effective camouflage until you get to the washing.


Catch this and other Wengie videos for great ideas to save time and energy for all that relaxing you need to catch up on.