• Ligety takes gold in GS; Jitloff 15th

    Ligety takes gold in GS; Jitloff 15th

    The United States added another gold medal at to its collection at the Sochi Games when Ted Ligety flew down the giant slalom course on Wednesday. In doing so, Ligety became the first U.S. man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. He won with a time of 2:45.29. Tim Jitloff of Reno […]

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  • Curling a hot sport in South Lake Tahoe

    Curling a hot sport in South Lake Tahoe

    By Larry Sidney Some quick Olympic trivia: What is the most talked about sport in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in terms of social media? Curling. By now you’ve probably seen those 42 pound granite stones sliding down the ice, as two players sweep their way down the ice in front of it. It’s quite […]

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  • Reno’s Wise captures gold in freeski halfpipe

    Reno’s Wise captures gold in freeski halfpipe

    Reno’s David Wise on Tuesday made history in multiple ways. The 23-year-old earned a gold medal Feb. 18 in the inaugural freeski halfpipe competition. He is also the first gold medalist from Reno. Out of an initial field of 35, he made it to the final round of 12 earlier in the day. His first […]

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  • U.S. women miss podium in giant slalom

    U.S. women miss podium in giant slalom

    By Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport Slovenia’s Tina Maze won her second Sochi Olympic title with a victory in the women’s giant slalom. Maze, 30, who shared downhill gold with Dominique Gisin earlier in the program, led by 0.52 seconds after the first run. She was as solid in the second run, winning by 0.07 seconds […]

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  • Meyers youngsters learn to snowboard — indoors

    Meyers youngsters learn to snowboard — indoors

    By Kathryn Reed MEYERS – Dry slopes work for British Olympians to learn to ski and ride, so why not indoor snowboarding for Meyers kids? That is exactly what took place two days last week at the magnet school. Four stations were set up in the multipurpose room, which doubles at the gymnasium, so K-2 […]

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  • U.S. medals in men’s snowboarder cross

    U.S. medals in men’s snowboarder cross

    After fog delayed the men’s snowboarder cross by a day, a series of heats culminated with six riders in the final on Feb. 18. Alex Deibold of Vermont represented the United States. A bronze medal was Deibold’s reward. This means an American has been on the podium since boarder cross became an Olympic sport in […]

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  • Warming Arctic may be causing jet stream changes

    Warming Arctic may be causing jet stream changes

    By Scott Neuman, NPR Mark Twain once said: “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” He was making an unknowing reference to the jet stream, which drives the weather over North America and Europe like a high-altitude conveyor belt. But increasingly, the jet stream is taking a […]

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  • Challenge cycling event looking for riders

    Challenge cycling event looking for riders

    The Alta Alpina Cycling Club is looking for riders for the annual Challenge on June 28. This event allows cyclists to explore the Eastern Sierra near Lake Tahoe, beneath snow-capped mountains, on smooth scenic roads running alongside rushing rivers. The ride spans Douglas County and Alpine County. Cyclists may ride as little or as far […]

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  • Rugged tablet worthy of the outdoors

    Rugged tablet worthy of the outdoors

    By Berne Broudy, Outside Your iPad doesn’t mix well with the outdoors. Even if you keep it away from water and grit, you still have to contend with the lack of internet and electricity in the backcountry. That’s where Earl comes in. This new backcountry survival Android tablet works where your smartphone or iPad would […]

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  • $15 mil. in improvements planned for Diamond Peak

    $15 mil. in improvements planned for Diamond Peak

    Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village wants to evolve into a year-round destination by providing more than winter recreation. A draft of the master plan was unveiled last week that includes more than $15 million in upgrades. Build-out would take three years. The first phase is estimated to cost $4 million. It would include […]

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