• Tahoe City resort goes green

    Tahoe City resort goes green

    Lake Tahoe’s Granlibakken Resort has been named a Green Business in Placer County by Keep the Sierra Green, a bi-state partnership designed to recognize area organizations that practice sustainable ecological and economic practices. Granlibakken is one of the first to receive this recognition from the newly formed organization. Companies in Truckee, Incline Village, Crystal Bay, […]

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  • Mardi Gras of motorcycling

    Mardi Gras of motorcycling

    By Brenda Knox RENO — There is nothing like the rumble of loud pipes and the smell of leather to let you know you’re in motorcycle heaven. Ever since getting my Harley in May, I’ve been looking forward to Street Vibrations Reno 2009. Since it’s in my backyard, it was an event I did not […]

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  • Festival of Trees and Lights

    Festival of Trees and Lights

    Denise Sloan Smart, Barton Health A holiday festival is in the works and the fun begins now. The Barton Foundation is hosting its first “Festival of Trees and Lights” Dec. 3-6 at MontBleu casino in Stateline and the community can join the fun before winter sets in. Volunteer opportunities abound: Santa’s helpers, children’s face painters, […]

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  • Prostate researchers convene in Incline

    Prostate researchers convene in Incline

    Nearly 300 of the world’s leading researchers focused on the problem of prostate cancer are in Incline Village for three days to discuss the latest scientific data and breakthroughs in prostate cancer. The 16th Scientific Retreat sponsored by the Prostate Cancer Foundation concludes Saturday. It is projected that prostate cancer will take the lives of […]

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  • Politically correct content not required at the Improv

    Politically correct content not required at the Improv

    By Howie Nave Greetings aficionados of all things comedic. As summer peters out giving way to another season, I’m reminded of things that I’m not sure are politically correct or OK to still say. I’m referring to the term, “Indian summer.” I grew up with that term and to my limited knowledge was always meant […]

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  • Sierra garden closing to public

    Sierra garden closing to public

    By Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee For his Sierra home, Don Phillips created a view to reflect his global travels. Then he opened his gardens to the world, allowing visitors to share in the mountain magic. “I was looking out over the pond at the buttes, at all the flowers and trees, and I realized: How […]

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  • USFS employee finalist for film award

    USFS employee finalist for film award

    Gina M. Thompson, who represents the USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, has been named one of three finalists in the Federal Public Employee category of the California On Location Awards (COLAS). The COLAS are sponsored by the Film Liaisons, a group representing more than 40 California film commissions, including the El Dorado Lake Tahoe […]

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  • El Dorado extends school-age immunizations

    El Dorado extends school-age immunizations

    El Dorado Public Health El Dorado County parents who are interested in their children receiving free immunizations at their school campus through the IZ Xtreme and Kung Flu Fighters programs have until Oct. 1 to turn in registration forms. “We’ve extended the deadline a couple of weeks so that more parents have a chance to […]

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  • World of words runs deep in Tahoe

    World of words runs deep in Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed It was a night of literary wonder as author after author read his or her work to a full house at the Valhalla Grand Hall. Tahoe Writers Works assembled this cast of eight who all have ties to the Lake Tahoe Basin. It proves Tahoe is rich with writers who care about […]

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  • V&T Railroad steams through history

    V&T Railroad steams through history

    The historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad train runs every Saturday through Oct. 31, along a 12.8-mile reconstructed portion of the 16.7-mile original route between Nevada’s sister cities. Trains leave Carson City at 10am, arriving in Virginia City at 11:30am. The train departs Virginia City at 3pm, returning to Carson City at 4:30pm. Roundtrip tickets are […]

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