• Lake Tahoe water level starting to recede

    Lake Tahoe water level starting to recede

    By Amy Graff, San Francisco Chronicle Lake Tahoe is brimming, nearly full for the first time in 11 years. On July 9, the lake level peaked at 6,229 feet, a hair shy of 6,229.1 feet above sea level, the point when it reaches full capacity. The last time it reached near full capacity was 11 […]

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  • Youth tennis lessons available in Douglas County

    Youth tennis lessons available in Douglas County

    A six-day tennis class is being offered for youth ages 4-12 at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club. Instruction is provided by Dave Nostrant, who has been teaching for more than 30 years. Nostrant is a highly sought after pro who is in his first year at Zephyr Cove. He is popular with youngsters because he is […]

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  • Fire restrictions in Tahoe National Forest

    Fire restrictions in Tahoe National Forest

    Fire restrictions go into effect today within the Tahoe National Forest. This means: ·           No open fires, campfires or charcoal fires are allowed on Tahoe National Forest lands outside of designated areas, even with a valid California campfire permit. ·           Lanterns and portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed, unless […]

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  • Wind impacts racing event at Lake Tahoe

    Wind impacts racing event at Lake Tahoe

    By Jake Fish Following four days of exciting racing in the sparkling waters of Lake Tahoe, Marek Zaleski (Norwalk, Conn.) became the 2017 U.S. Singlehanded Men’s Champion and Hanne Weaver (Seattle) became the 2017 U.S. Singlehanded Women’s Champion on Sunday. Held in conjunction with the Laser Class U.S. National Championships and hosted by the Tahoe […]

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  • American climbers confirm the Hillary Step is gone

    American climbers confirm the Hillary Step is gone

    By Jay Bouchard, Outside Ascending Everest may be easier now that one of the most difficult features en route to the summit has crumbled, veteran mountaineers say. American climbers Garrett Madison and Ben Jones, both of whom summited Everest in the final weeks of May, tell Outside that the Hillary Step has been significantly altered. […]

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  • LTWC annual open house next weekend

    LTWC annual open house next weekend

    Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care’s annual open house is July 30 from 10am-4pm. The public is welcome to come and see what goes on behind closed doors. This is the one day of the year that locals and visitors can get close to the birds and animals that are rehabilitating for their eventual release back to […]

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  • Comments sought on foothill yellow-legged frog

    Comments sought on foothill yellow-legged frog

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife wants the public’s input on a proposal to list the foothill yellow-legged frog as a threatened species. The frog inhabits lower elevation creeks, streams and rivers throughout Sierra and other parts of the state. They can be found in a variety of habitat types such as chaparral, oak […]

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  • Star Guide: Our place in the galaxy

    Star Guide: Our place in the galaxy

    By Tony Berendsen “The contemplation of celestial things will make a man both speak and think more sublimely and magnificently when he descends to human affairs.” — Cicero (106BC-43BC) Our view of the cosmos is hidden by the light scattering of the sun during the daylight hours causing the illusion of a blue sky celling. […]

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  • Study highlights economic impacts of ‘quiet’ recreation

    Study highlights economic impacts of ‘quiet’ recreation

    By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deserest News SALT LAKE CITY — Some quiet time in the great outdoors in a portion of Utah delivered a sizeable chunk of change to local economies, with an estimated $17 million in impacts logged in one year alone. A first-ever study devoted to an exclusive analysis of “quiet recreational activities,” […]

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  • Race to ski world’s most dangerous mountain

    Race to ski world’s most dangerous mountain

    By Devon O’Neil, Outside Among the countless peaks around the world that have yet to be skied, one stands alone in prestige and allure: the 28,251-foot K2. The reasons it remains unskied are many—fatal exposure on much of the route, notoriously harsh weather, an oxygen shortage—but they do not include a lack of interest. Over […]

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