• Redwood grove no longer so elusive, trees suffering

    Redwood grove no longer so elusive, trees suffering

    By Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle For years, the Grove of Titans was barely more than a myth. Incredibly old. Incredibly large. And incredibly hard to find. It used to be that the grouping of eight old-growth redwood trees deep within Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park near Crescent City could be reached only by following […]

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  • Nevada monuments expected to avoid major cuts

    Nevada monuments expected to avoid major cuts

    By Debra J. Saunders and Henry Brean, Las Vegas Review-Journal Two national monuments in Nevada have been spared from dramatic downsizing, but Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke confirmed this week that he wants to see some land carved from Gold Butte in northeastern Clark County. Zinke is recommending what he characterized as a minor adjustment to […]

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  • Wise one step closer to defending Olympic gold

    Wise one step closer to defending Olympic gold

    By Peggy Shinn, Team USA   COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Reno’s David Wise would like to win another Olympic gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. And the 27-year-old freeskier is finally one step closer. “It’s a boost of confidence, it’s a pressure ease, it’s everything,” Wise said with a big smile. “The […]

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  • ‘Open question’ on U.S. Olympic participation

    ‘Open question’ on U.S. Olympic participation

    By Jason Blevins, Denver Post COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — As the best snowboarders and skiers in the world kicked off their quest to reach the South Korea Olympics next year, America’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, suggested that the United States’ participation in the Winter Olympics is “an open question.” In an interview […]

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  • All things Santa related at Mt. Rose on Saturday

    All things Santa related at Mt. Rose on Saturday

    The infamous Santa Ski Day will take place at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe on Dec. 9. Skiers and riders outfitted in their “finest Kris Kringle red and white,” or anything related to the holidays—elves, candy canes, shiny presents, Mrs. Clause and more—are invited to participate. Discounted lift tickets priced at just $69 will be available […]

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  • Burn permits available in Incline Village

    Burn permits available in Incline Village

    With the recent change in weather conditions, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District will lift the seasonal fire restrictions on outdoor burning on Dec. 9. Permits for open burning of pine needles, slash pile, construction warming fires, and recreational fire pits are available for free at the district’s administration, 866 Oriole Way, Incline Village. […]

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  • Backcountry demo day at Alpine Meadows

    Backcountry demo day at Alpine Meadows

    The Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event, North America’s largest venue for all things alpine touring, telemark, and splitboard, is back. Alpenglow Sports has again partnered with Alpine Meadows for this annual opportunity to try the best backcountry gear of the season. It will be Jan. 6, 9am to 3pm. Participating vendors will include DPS, Black […]

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  • Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

    Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

    By Rebecca R. Ruiz and Tariq Panja, New York Times LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound. Any athletes from […]

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  • User fee to take effect in Hope Valley on Jan. 1

    User fee to take effect in Hope Valley on Jan. 1

    By Kathryn Reed Starting Jan. 1 it is going to cost money to recreate in parts of Hope Valley. The land affected is owned by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. In Alpine County the areas are known as Hope Valley Wildlife Area-North Unit, Hope Valley Wildlife Area-South Unit, and Red Lake Wildlife Area. […]

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  • Skiing in Europe or America: which is best?

    Skiing in Europe or America: which is best?

    By Helen Coffey, Independent USA vs Europe: which is best for a ski or snowboard holiday? The whole experience becomes very different depending on which side of the pond you’re on – off-piste etiquette, chair-lift queuing, après ski and even the kind of snow you’re turning on all vary wildly between continents. We look at […]

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