• Rangers leading hikes to Sand Harbor overlook

    Rangers leading hikes to Sand Harbor overlook

    Park rangers will be providing free, guided hikes to Sand Harbor overlook on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The hike is a four-mile loop and offers views of Sand Harbor. The hike is moderately difficult. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, a hat and sturdy hiking boots. Meet at Spooner Lake State Park parking lot at 9:30am. […]

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  • Interior secretary recommends shrinking Gold Butte in Nevada

    Interior secretary recommends shrinking Gold Butte in Nevada

    By Matthew Daly, AP WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed. A leaked memo from Zinke to President Trump recommends that two Utah monuments – Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante — […]

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  • Firewood available through Nevada parks

    Firewood available through Nevada parks

    Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park will take applications for firewood permits now through Sept. 22 from 8:30am-4pm. Applications will only be taken by phone, by calling 775.831.0494. On Sept. 23, park staff will select a random list of names from among the applications received. Selected applicants will be contacted the following week to make an […]

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  • Adventure travel has a long history in the region

    Adventure travel has a long history in the region

    By Meghan Herbst, Moonshine Ink In 2016, Truckee launched its new slogan, “Base Camp for a Big Life.” While it was chosen to epitomize Truckee’s location as a jumping-off point for mountain experiences, there are a number of local expedition companies that have been making Tahoe/Truckee a hub for adventures in the Sierra Nevada and […]

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  • Spartan Race World Championship returns to Squaw

    Spartan Race World Championship returns to Squaw

    The Reebok Spartan Race World Championship at Squaw Valley will be Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Elite athletes representing nearly 50 countries will put their skills and endurance to the test in individual and team competitions. Athletes will compete for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes in the culminating event of the 2017 obstacle racing season […]

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  • Wildlife-vehicle collisions more likely in fall

    Wildlife-vehicle collisions more likely in fall

    Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are encouraging people to pay closer attention for wildlife on roadways. Watch Out for Wildlife Week is Sept. 18-24. The state is using signage, fencing, and undercrossings to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions along roadways, especially in wildlife corridors. Between now and December, deer and other wildlife are […]

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  • Boat inspectors nab 30 contaminated vessels

    Boat inspectors nab 30 contaminated vessels

    During the 2017 boating season, Tahoe RCD watercraft inspectors performed more than 7,600 inspections. In total, more than 15,000 vessels launched at Lake Tahoe, including newly inspected vessels and those with intact Tahoe-issued inspection seals. This year more than 30 of the inspected watercraft were harboring aquatic invasive plants, mussels or snails. With our efficient […]

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  • Lawsuit aims to end commercial fur trapping in Calif.

    Lawsuit aims to end commercial fur trapping in Calif.

    By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times   Conservation groups, aiming to end California’s dwindling fur trade, filed a lawsuit Wednesday that would force state wildlife authorities to raise license fees to levels required by law to cover the full costs of regulating the trapping, killing and skinning of wild animals. That would drive the fees […]

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  • Incline golf course recertified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

    Incline golf course recertified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

    The Incline Village Championship Golf Course has retained its designation as a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Participation is designed to help course personnel plan, organize, implement, and document a comprehensive environmental management program and receive recognition for their efforts. To reach certification, […]

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  • Snow possible next week in higher elevations

    Snow possible next week in higher elevations

    Lake Tahoe is going from cool to cold. While the calendar says fall will arrive next week, the forecast is more like winter. “Most of next week will be on the cool side, and there is a chance for showers and some mountain snow during the second half of the week,” the National Weather Service […]

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