• New Year’s lineup in Reno-Tahoe area

    New Year’s lineup in Reno-Tahoe area

    By Neil Baron, Reno Gazette-Journal Made it through a rough 2009? Had a great year? It’s time to toast the potential of new beginnings in 2010. There’s reason to celebrate in downtown Reno, where the midnight fireworks show will return after being cancelled in 2008. Whether you’re heading to Tahoe or sticking around Reno and […]

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  • Extreme outdoor websites merge

    Extreme outdoor websites merge

    Rider-Exchange LLC of Incline Village completed its acquisition of REELcomp Inc. this week. REELcomp provides a rich consumer experience for online users in snowboard, skate and surf communities with a new ski community, ladies competitions and marketplace planned for early 2010. The combined force of REELcomp and Rider-Exchange strengthens the company’s ability to provide a […]

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  • ‘Grandma got run over by a reindeer’ has roots in Tahoe

    ‘Grandma got run over by a reindeer’ has roots in Tahoe

    By Michael E. Young, Dallas Morning News It arrived 30 years ago, a rebellious little ditty that became the ultimate anti-Christmas carol by killing off an eggnog-loving Grandma in the very first line. But over those three decades, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” has managed to become something of a holiday classic. Songwriter […]

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  • Coast Starlight — holiday travel at its best

    Coast Starlight — holiday travel at its best

    By Lisa Huard Have you taken a train lately? Whether you’re close to the Los Angeles or Sacramento areas and you want to get to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, consider taking Amtrak’s Coast Starlight to at least Seattle. You can easily arrange for other transportation to Vancouver from there. This holiday season we […]

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  • A bright tradition glows throughout Tahoe

    A bright tradition glows throughout Tahoe

    The evolution of decorating the outside of a house or business at the holidays started years and years ago with Christmas trees having candles on them. We now know that’s not the safest of traditions. Edward H. Johnson, a peer of Thomas Edison, is credited with bringing electric lights to a Christmas tree in 1882. […]

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  • N. Nevada United Way pleads for donations

    N. Nevada United Way pleads for donations

    By Lenita Powers, Reno Gazette-Journal The United Way of Northern Nevada is making an end-of-the-year desperate appeal to Northern Nevadans for donations after its annual campaign came up millions of dollars short because of layoffs and home foreclosures. “We are calling upon those in the region who might be able to give a donation in […]

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  • Squaw offers the complete winter experience

    Squaw offers the complete winter experience

    By Susan Wood OLYMPIC VILLAGE — With avalanche-control dynamite blasts rippling across the valley on a recent Sunday, comfort isn’t the first word that comes to mind to describe skiing at Squaw Valley. It takes skill to navigate the steeps, powder stashes and rock formations at Lake Tahoe’s premier ski resort. First, the KT-22 Express […]

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  • Holiday cheer through lights

    Holiday cheer through lights

    The South Shore is a little brighter this holiday season, thanks to Leadership Lake Tahoe and the enthusiasm of the local business community. More than 40 local businesses are participating in the inaugural Light Up Lake Tahoe. After receiving donations from local organizations, strands of white LED lights were distributed to participating businesses. Now, the […]

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  • Budget gifts: Lake Tahoe News

    Budget gifts: Lake Tahoe News

    A subscription to Lake Tahoe News is the ultimate money-saving gift — it’s free, but the value is priceless. Remember, it’s the thought, not the amount you spend on a gift. Are your family and friends getting an email each morning letting them know what’s going on in Lake Tahoe? If not, then sign them […]

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  • Budget gifts: Handmade mufflers and hats

    Budget gifts: Handmade mufflers and hats

    Publisher’s note: Get in the spirit and share your idea for a gift valued at $20 or less. Click here for details. Fight the cold, buy that last-minute, one of a kind gift and help the South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce. Mufflers of many colors and textures – $6-$9. Sets of matching hats and muffler […]

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