• Record $132.5M bet on Super Bowl in Nevada

    Record $132.5M bet on Super Bowl in Nevada

    By Scott Sonner, AP So you thought the Panthers and Broncos would put up a lot more points in Super Bowl 50, that Carolina quarterback Cam Newton would score at least once and probably be named the game’s most valuable player? So did a lot of people, and that had Nevada sportsbooks smiling a day […]

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  • Being avalanche aware with kids in the backcountry

    Being avalanche aware with kids in the backcountry

    By Katie Arnold, Outside Just after the New Year, my husband and I skied in with our daughters and family friends to High Camp Hut, a rustic four-bedroom cabin without running water or electricity at 11,000 feet elevation in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. This was our fourth backcountry ski trip in as many […]

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  • Record heat expected in Lake Tahoe Basin

    Record heat expected in Lake Tahoe Basin

          By Lake Tahoe News Put away the fleece this week, a bit of a heat wave is going to hit the Lake Tahoe Basin. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Reno are predicting record highs may be broken, with Tuesday the mostly likely day for this to happen. The record high […]

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  • Invasive species a constant threat in the West

    Invasive species a constant threat in the West

    By Anne Knowles Invasive species cost the country $3 billion every year and none more so than the fast-growing quagga mussel. “The quagga mussel is the most costly invasive in U.S. history,” said Matt Morrison, chief executive officer of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, during a webinar last week titled Critical Habitat and Invasive Species […]

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  • Bettors make late run on underdog Broncos

    Bettors make late run on underdog Broncos

    By Matt Youmans, Las Vegas Review-Journal A dominant defensive performance by the Denver Broncos helped send Peyton Manning into the sunset as a winner, if indeed it was the final game of the legendary quarterback’s NFL career. The Panthers, who received overwhelming wagering support early, closed as 5-point favorites at most Las Vegas sports books. But […]

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  • Sales of life-saving backcountry gear lag

    Sales of life-saving backcountry gear lag

    By Shay Castle, Denver Post Get the gear. Get the training. Get the forecast. That’s the mantra of the industry that’s built up around the rising popularity of back country sports — skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling — undertaken outside the groomed boundaries of ski resorts. But while more and more people are venturing out into the […]

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  • Dynamic shoulder key to touchdown passes

    Dynamic shoulder key to touchdown passes

    By Kevin Schultz, San Francisco Chronicle About 2 million years ago, humankind’s ancient ancestors developed a shoulder structure that allowed them to throw spears and rocks to hunt prey, scientists say. That adaption moved modern humans away from shoulders built for climbing and swinging from branches and today gives them the ability to throw, say, […]

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  • Mt. Rose has appealing factors for potential buyers

    Mt. Rose has appealing factors for potential buyers

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal If you ever wanted to own a ski resort overlooking Lake Tahoe now is your chance. At least if you have some way to get your hands on tens of millions of dollars to pay for it. That’s likely the kind of cash it’s going to take acquire Mt. Rose Ski […]

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  • U.S. men test future downhill course

    U.S. men test future downhill course

    By USSA EONGSEON, South Korea  – Steven Nyman (Sundance, Utah) nailed the podium in the first test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, taking third at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Jeongseon. On a beautiful sunny day in South Korea, the men got a chance to race the manicured PyeongChang downhill course. […]

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  • Bowman dominates U.S. Grand Prix ski halfpipe

    Bowman dominates U.S. Grand Prix ski halfpipe

    By Chris Kamrani, Salt Lake Tribune Maddie Bowman saved her best for last. The American freeskiing halfpipe star and Westminster College student nailed her third and final run in Friday’s Visa U.S. Grand Prix ski halfpipe final at Park City, earning a 89.80 to top Japan’s Ayana Onozuka. Bowman watched as Onozuka’s first run of […]

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