• Lake Valley: Angora Fire — a helpless feeling

    Lake Valley: Angora Fire — a helpless feeling

    Publisher’s note: Lake Tahoe News this month has been running several stories leading up to today’s 10th anniversary of the June 24, 2007, Angora Fire. By Kathryn Reed “In the firehouse it was a quiet, somber mood. Everyone was really tired and we were all really sad. It was our local fire district. We were […]

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  • Secrets of a canine mind

    Secrets of a canine mind

    By Jeffrey Kluger, Time    Odds are you don’t look forward to spending time in a magnetic resonance imager–and with good reason. The clanging, coffin-like machine seems purpose-built for sensory assault. But you’re not Ninja, a 3-year-old pit-bull mix, who trots into a lab at Emory University in Atlanta, catches a glimpse of the MRI […]

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  • Evan Menchel — 1991-2017

    Evan Menchel — 1991-2017

    Evan Allan Menchel of South Lake Tahoe died June 20, 2017. He was 25. He was born Dec. 30, 1991. If you had ever met Evan, you remembered him. His time on this earth was short, but glorious. He had a different outlook on life that very few could conceive. He lived for experiences. His […]

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  • Nevada spending money on rural tourism endeavors

    Nevada spending money on rural tourism endeavors

    New special events are slated for rural Nevada, including a quirky cooking festival that involves steam engines, as well as an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the land-speed record. Both are among projects funded by the Nevada Division of Tourism through its rural marketing grants program. TravelNevada distributed $983,400 to 159 projects promoting tourism […]

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  • Old-school typewriters attract new fans

    Old-school typewriters attract new fans

    By Russell Contreras, AP ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Typewriter enthusiasts gather at an Albuquerque restaurant to experiment with vintage Smith Coronas. Fans in Boston kneel in a city square and type stories about their lives during a pro-immigration demonstration. A documentary on typewriters featuring Tom Hanks and musician John Mayer is set for release this summer. […]

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  • Road Beat: Miata MX-5 RF, a true sports car

    Road Beat: Miata MX-5 RF, a true sports car

    By Larry Weitzman Mazda’s new fourth generation MX-5 Miata combines tradition with the contemporary. Tradition in the sense of a raw sports car of yesteryear and contemporary in the sense of being built with high tech, state of the art components wrapped in a chiseled, sensuous body as if carved by a Samurai sword. While […]

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  • Burning Man becomes museum exhibit

    Burning Man becomes museum exhibit

    By Jenny Kane, Reno Gazette-Journal Walking into the Nevada Museum of Art’s newest exhibition is like walking into a Burning Man time capsule.  A pair of dusty boots. A 1986 sketch of the man. Several jars of ash and melted glass collected from torched effigies over the years.  City of Dust, open to the public from July […]

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  • Youth to put on Chautauqua performance

    Youth to put on Chautauqua performance

    “People who United the States” will be the Chautauqua performance at the Dangberg Ranch in Minden on June 28 at 6:30pm. The Douglas County Historical Society’s Young Chautauqua Program presenters are Jahmila Santiago, 15, as Sarah Winnemucca, 15-year-old Sandia Johnson as Abigail Fillmore, 6-year-old Sam Johnson as John Muir, 10-year-old Micaiah Maulis as Thomas Edison, […]

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  • Angora Fire: Life altering tragedy

    Angora Fire: Life altering tragedy

    Publisher’s note: Lake Tahoe News this month will be running several stories leading up to the 10th anniversary of the Angora Fire on June 24, 2007. By Ken Herrmann First Wednesday It had been a tough day. Actually, the last few days had been stressful and I had not been sleeping well. I am thinking […]

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  • Will’s Kids returning to Valhalla

    Will’s Kids returning to Valhalla

    Valhalla will host Will’s Kids for the second year on Aug. 4 from 11am-5pm. This is a free and family-friendly event.   Participants will be able to enjoy a variety of arts and watch a children’s version of this year’s Shakespeare on the Lake production of “Love’s Labours Lost,” put on by the Young Shakespeare […]

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