• Trail angels help keep hikers going on PCT

    Trail angels help keep hikers going on PCT

    By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times By any measure, the Pacific Crest Trail is a beastly thing, an angry anaconda that slithers up the entire length of California and all the way to Canada, some 2,650 rugged miles. That’s approximately 6 million steps — some of them glorious, many of them merciless. But along the […]

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  • Gas prices to rise in Calif. in 2015

    Gas prices to rise in Calif. in 2015

    By Josh Richman, San Jose Mercury News After months of seeing gas prices sink ever lower, Californians will ring in 2015 by paying more at the pump as a result of the state’s landmark greenhouse-gas emissions law. But how much more we’ll pay, and whether it’s worth it, remains bitterly debated among oil companies, some […]

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  • Sierra snowpack at 33% of average

    Sierra snowpack at 33% of average

    By Kathryn Reed Even though the snowpack was increasing as it was being measured Tuesday morning near the entrance of Sierra-at-Tahoe, it will need to keep falling the rest of the winter to significantly ease the impact of California’s drought. The Dec. 30 reading was the first manual measurement of the season. Frank Gehrke with […]

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  • SnowGlobe vibrates with techno flare

    SnowGlobe vibrates with techno flare

    By Kathryn Reed Meghan Trainor’s song “All About that Bass” could be the anthem for SnowGlobe. It really is all about the bass. And that’s just what fans of this three-day music festival in South Lake Tahoe want. It was a raucous eruption of DJ induced music by Disclosure that brought screams from the crowd […]

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  • Nevada wants park users in Tahoe to pay

    Nevada wants park users in Tahoe to pay

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal It’s no surprise business is booming at Nevada’s Lake Tahoe State Park, Spooner Backcountry. The park is home to stunning Lake Tahoe views, its own alpine lake and the Flume Trail which is probably the best mountain biking experience in Nevada. The only problem is not everyone who visits pays […]

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  • Feinstein’s role as water referee complicated by drought

    Feinstein’s role as water referee complicated by drought

    By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times The long-range weather forecast is the biggest wild card in the battle over every available bucket of water in drought-stricken California — but a close second may be Dianne Feinstein. In a dispute in which positions have hardened after years of fighting, the state’s senior U.S. senator, who is […]

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  • Couple duplicates good food, service at Ski Run

    Couple duplicates good food, service at Ski Run

    By Kathryn Reed Owning and operating a restaurant is said to be a difficult endeavor – even more so in a place like Lake Tahoe because of the ebb and flow of customers as the seasons change or if the snow falls. Double that and people might question your sanity. But that’s exactly what Brian […]

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  • Slew of California laws take effect Jan. 1

    Slew of California laws take effect Jan. 1

    By Associated Press SACRAMENTO — California’s historic drought prompted the Legislature into action in 2014, leading lawmakers to regulate groundwater for the first time and override homeowners associations that fine members for replacing lawns with more drought-tolerant landscaping. The most populous state also becomes the first to set a “yes means yes” standard for sex […]

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  • Nevada — the driest state — has no statewide water plan

    Nevada — the driest state — has no statewide water plan

    By Jeff DeLong, Reno Gazette-Journal Nevada is suffering from a debilitating drought, experiencing the impacts of a warming climate and, some say, is deficient when it comes to long-term water planning for the state as a whole. Debate is mounting over the need to begin development of a comprehensive water plan taking into account available […]

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