• Trail angels help keep hikers going on PCT

    Trail angels help keep hikers going on PCT

    By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times By any measure, the Pacific Crest Trail is a beastly thing, an angry anaconda that slithers up the entire length of California and all the way to Canada, some 2,650 rugged miles. That’s approximately 6 million steps — some of them glorious, many of them merciless. But along the […]

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  • Prescribed burning on South Shore to begin

    Prescribed burning on South Shore to begin

    The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and the U.S. Forest Service will continue prescribed fire operations this week on Kingsbury Grade near Buchanan Road, Ski Run Boulevard near Heavenly, Luther Pass and Spooner Summit. Operations will last through the next several weeks as conditions allow. Each operation follows a prescribed fire burn plan, which considers […]

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  • Nevada wants park users in Tahoe to pay

    Nevada wants park users in Tahoe to pay

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal It’s no surprise business is booming at Nevada’s Lake Tahoe State Park, Spooner Backcountry. The park is home to stunning Lake Tahoe views, its own alpine lake and the Flume Trail which is probably the best mountain biking experience in Nevada. The only problem is not everyone who visits pays […]

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  • Drought taking toll on Washoe Lake fish

    Drought taking toll on Washoe Lake fish

    By Paul Nelson, KTVN-TV Three years of drought is taking its toll on Washoe Lake. The water is a few hundred yards away from the boat dock, where the water used to reach. That is leaving behind nothing but a muddy mess and thousands of dead fish. Chris Healy is a spokesman for the Nevada […]

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  • Ganong on top of podium for first time

    Ganong on top of podium for first time

    By USSA SANTA CATERINA, Italy — Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley) took advantage of a new course for the men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour and punched through for his career first victory on Dec. 17, winning the Santa Caterina downhill. Austria’s Matthias Mayer was the only one who got close to Ganong, finishing in […]

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  • Vonn: Hard work, single-leg squats keyed comeback

    Vonn: Hard work, single-leg squats keyed comeback

    By James S. Fell, Los Angeles Times Dec. 6, 2014, was a good day to sit down with Lindsey Vonn. Her return to competition after a knee injury that crushed her Sochi Olympic dreams in February saw the star skier lead an American sweep in the World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, Canada, on Dec. […]

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  • Vail has no desire to change Kirkwood’s vibe

    Vail has no desire to change Kirkwood’s vibe

    By Susan Wood KIRKWOOD – The power of Vail Resorts has shown its light on the remote ski area straddling El Dorado and Amador counties since the Colorado ski industry giant took it over for $18 million in 2012. Upgrades and efficiencies at Kirkwood Mountain Resort range from the K Bar, an outdoor umbrella bar […]

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  • Goats to feed on discarded Christmas trees

    Goats to feed on discarded Christmas trees

    By Marcella Corona, Reno Gazette-Journal It’s that time when decked-out Christmas trees covered in lights, glass ornaments and tinsel are at many homes. But what happens when it’s all over? Most trees are tossed away outside or in landfills, creating potential fire hazards, said Vince Thomas, a volunteer firefighter with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. […]

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  • New Year’s Day guided hike at Spooner

    New Year’s Day guided hike at Spooner

    Celebrate the new year with a free guided hike at Spooner Lake State Park. This will be a snowshoe hike if there is adequate snow. The outing will follow the Spooner Lake loop trail, which is a little more than two miles. There is little change in elevation. Park entrance fees are waived for hike […]

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