• Foam Fest benefits adaptive sports program

    Foam Fest benefits adaptive sports program

    Achieve Tahoe (formerly Disabled Sports USA Far West) will host its 28th annual Foam Fest fundraiser Sept. 2 from 2-6pm on the KT Sundeck at Squaw Valley. Foam Fest brings people together for an afternoon of beer tasting and live music; this year featuring Ozomatli. Proceeds from the event support Achieve Tahoe’s yearlong one-to-one adaptive […]

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  • ColorBlast run benefits Tahoe youth organization

    ColorBlast run benefits Tahoe youth organization

    Tahoe Youth & Family Services’ annual ColorBlast 5K Run is Aug. 19 during Carson Valley Medical Center’s Health Fest 2017. Runners get covered from head to toe in different colors at each 1K marker while running or walking the course. Each section has a different color. All of the colors are safe because they are […]

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  • Tahoe Tails — Adoptable Pets in South Lake Tahoe

    Tahoe Tails — Adoptable Pets in South Lake Tahoe

    Little No Name is one of 12 kittens who just arrived at the shelter this past Saturday. They arrived at a good time. All cats previously at the shelter had been adopted. These 12, plus a teenager and an adult who arrived with them, are all ready to go home. Many are bottle babies, most […]

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  • Study: Environmental impact of feeding meat to cats, dogs

    Study: Environmental impact of feeding meat to cats, dogs

    By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times   You’ve heard about the carbon footprint, but what about the carbon pawprint? According to a study, U.S. cats’ and dogs’ eating patterns have as big an effect as driving 13.6 million cars for a year. The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals how our furry, four-legged […]

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  • More mice may mean more Lyme disease

    More mice may mean more Lyme disease

    By Amy Harmon, New York Times It is August, the month when a new generation of black-legged ticks that transmit Lyme and other diseases are hatching. On forest floors, suburban estates and urban parks, they are looking for their first blood meal. And very often, in the large swaths of North America and Europe where […]

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  • Nature becomes a prescription for healthy living

    Nature becomes a prescription for healthy living

    By Molly Coolidge Recovering from a major joint surgery doesn’t usually inspire the idea of snowshoeing by moonlight, but that’s exactly what Carol Bennis, age 75, was asked to do during her recovery last February. Bennis had never been on snowshoes before, or hiked at night, but when she heard her surgeon and other patients […]

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  • Writers have become a community at Squaw Valley

    Writers have become a community at Squaw Valley

    By Stephanie Taylor, Sacramento Bee   There’s something infectious about 150 or so creative people, all chattering at once. This is a weeklong annual conference of writers, established and aspiring, who come from all over to Squaw Valley, some every summer, year after year. If ideas and genius are tangible molecules floating in the air, […]

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  • Stuart Merrill — 1923-2017

    Stuart Merrill — 1923-2017

    Former Alpine County Sheriff and Supervisor Stu Merrill died Aug. 1, 2017, at his home in Woodfords.. He was 94. Stuart was born to Grant Perry Merrill and Angie Tibbetts Merrill in Gardnerville in January 1923. He was raised in Woodfords, the third generation of the pioneer Merrill family. He spent his later grade school […]

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  • Slew of activities to replace South Shore fireworks

    Slew of activities to replace South Shore fireworks

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Fireworks are out, lasers are in. A single event on one night has been traded for multiple activities on four days. Labor Day Lake Tahoe is being reinvented. Earlier this year the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority decided to scrap the annual fireworks show on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. […]

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