• Strong opener for women’s speed team

    Strong opener for women’s speed team

    By USSA LAKE LOUISE, Alberta – Laurenne Ross (Bend, Ore.) led a solid effort by the U.S. Ski Team’s women’s speed squad on Dec. 5 that saw four athletes in the top nine, including Lindsey Vonn (Vail). It was the strongest U.S. women’s downhill team performance in two seasons. Tina Maze of Slovenia took the win […]

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  • Ganong in top 5 at Beaver Creek

    Ganong in top 5 at Beaver Creek

    By USSA BEAVER CREEK — It was a huge day Dec. 5 for the Americans in Beaver Creek, with Steven Nyman pulling off a third place podium finish and Travis Ganong of Squaw Valley grabbing fifth place. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, who won the super G and downhill in Lake Louise last week, took another […]

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  • Wise dominates at Grand Prix

    Wise dominates at Grand Prix

    By USSA A heated early season battle went down Dec. 5 at the first stop of the Sprint U.S Grand Prix tour in Copper Mountain, Colo., with Olympic Champion David Wise of Reno and New Zealander Janina Kuzma taking home top honors. The new three run, best run counts format gave today’s finalist a lot […]

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  • Mancuso makes a name for herself as big-wave surfer

    Mancuso makes a name for herself as big-wave surfer

    By Grant Davis, Outside Weeks before the start of the World Cup ski racing season, Julia Mancuso decided to go surfing. That’s not so unusual — Mancuso has long surfed from her off-season base in Maui. This time, however, the Squaw Valley ski racer chose to try the thunderous wave Cloudbreak in Fiji, using a […]

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  • Prizes for coyote hunting banned by Calif. panel

    Prizes for coyote hunting banned by Calif. panel

    By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times California Fish and Game officials vote to prohibit contests for hunting coyotes and other nongame animals The California Fish and Game Commission voted Wednesday to ban hunting contests that award prizes for nongame animals such as coyotes, beavers and bobcats. In a 4-1 vote, the commission prohibited “giving inducements […]

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  • Fun run with Christmas theme

    Fun run with Christmas theme

    The Jingle Jog Fun Run is Dec. 13 at 10am at Lake Tahoe Community College. Dress for the occasion in your wackiest holiday gear. There will be a 5K race and a kids fun run. Prizes will be awarded for best race times. Registration begins at 9am and races will begin at 10am. Registration for […]

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  • Path puts users in woods, off major Tahoe road

    Path puts users in woods, off major Tahoe road

    By Kathryn Reed Sometimes riding on Lake Tahoe Boulevard between Highway 50 and the Angora burn area can be an adrenaline rush. The problem is it has nothing to do with pedaling and everything to do with drivers. With the vehicle lanes being narrow and the shoulder non-existent, it can be scary with cars whizzing […]

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  • Winter Trails Day in Truckee

    Winter Trails Day in Truckee

    The 20th annual Winter Trails Day is Jan. 10 at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area. REI and Tahoe Donner are coordinating the free event in Truckee. Winter Trails Day offers those new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and discover the great fitness and social benefits with […]

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  • Wet week ahead for Lake Tahoe

    Wet week ahead for Lake Tahoe

    The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a winter storm watch for this week for elevations above 7,000 feet in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The watch is from Dec. 2 at 10am though Dec. 4 at 4am. The wet system is expected to drop snow at lake level. High temperatures, though, are predicted to […]

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  • Crews race to mulch barren King Fire terrain

    Crews race to mulch barren King Fire terrain

    By Ed Fletcher, Sacramento Bee Contractors working for the U.S. Forest Service are racing against Mother Nature to spread straw mulch over 1,200 acres of fire-scorched mountainside exposed by the King fire. As several storms arrive in the next week, forest officials fear a big, wet one will hit. Without the underbrush and plant material […]

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