• Sand bags available in Placer County

    Sand bags available in Placer County

    Placer County has a slew of locations where residents may get sand bags. Here are locations in the greater Lake Tahoe area: North Tahoe Fire: Station 53, 5425 West Lake Blvd., Homewood North Tahoe Fire Station 52, 288 North Shore Blvd. (Intersection of highways 267 and 28), Kings Beach Northstar Community Services District Corp Yard, […]

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  • NDOT prepares for winter conditions in N. Nevada

    NDOT prepares for winter conditions in N. Nevada

    Nevada Department of Transportation has been prepping since August to be ready for winter, which arriving this week. NDOT begins annual winter preparations by readying more than 80 snowplows and other pieces of snow and ice equipment. Approximately 40,000 cubic yards of salt and sand has been stockpiled in the area, ready to be spread […]

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  • Skiers spending fewer days on the slopes

    Skiers spending fewer days on the slopes

    By Kathryn Reed TRUCKEE – Money isn’t keeping people off the ski slopes. It’s that they have so many more options when it comes to how to spend their time. That is something ski resort officials are trying to wrap their heads around. Michael Reitzell, president of the California Ski Industry Association, said that while […]

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  • Wise working on original tricks for ’18 Olympics

    Wise working on original tricks for ’18 Olympics

    Publisher’s note: This is one of a series of stories about Lake Tahoe area athletes who hope to compete in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.  By Kathryn Reed PARK CITY, Utah – “I want to do something no one else is doing. It is more important to be a pioneer than to do a […]

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  • Sage grouse policy heading back to square one

    Sage grouse policy heading back to square one

    By Scott Sonner, AP Federal scientists and land managers who’ve been crafting strategies to protect a ground-dwelling bird’s habitat across the American West for nearly two decades are going back to the drawing board under a new Trump administration edict to reassess existing plans condemned by ranchers, miners and energy developers. Federal officials are wrapping […]

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  • Climate change could decrease sun’s ability to disinfect lakes

    Climate change could decrease sun’s ability to disinfect lakes

    By Mary L. Martialay, Phys.Org Increasing organic runoff as a result of climate change may be reducing the penetration of pathogen-killing ultraviolet sunlight in inland lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, according to a study in the journal Scientific Reports. The findings, from a team including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, points to the potential for […]

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  • Snow back in the forecast for Tahoe basin

    Snow back in the forecast for Tahoe basin

    The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a winter storm watch for the greater Lake Tahoe area from 4pm Nov. 15 to 4am Nov. 17. More than a foot of snow is possible at 7,000 feet or above. “Accumulations below 7,000 feet are more uncertain and depend on how fast snow levels fall Thursday, […]

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  • Tahoe’s second-generation skiers making their mark

    Tahoe’s second-generation skiers making their mark

    By David Bunker, Tahoe Quarterly This winter, if lucky, you might see Warren Miller skier and Truckee local Amie Engerbretson rocket off a cliff in Squaw Valley’s Fingers named after her dad. Or you might catch 16-year-old Noah Gaffney dropping into a chute immortalized in “Squallywood” — the unofficial guidebook to Squaw Valley skiing penned […]

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  • Nev.’s delicate relationship with wild bears

    Nev.’s delicate relationship with wild bears

    By Jamie Wanzek, Moonshine Ink Jasper, a bear well-known to Incline Village residents, was habitually seen ambling around the North Lake neighborhood for more than 10 years, often trailed by young cubs. In May of this year, in an attempt to scare Jasper and her three youngsters away from trash, a Washoe County deputy shot […]

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  • Prescribed fire planned for much of Tahoe

    Prescribed fire planned for much of Tahoe

    Lake Valley, North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts, California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service will continue Lake Tahoe Basin prescribed fire operations over the next several weeks, weather permitting.  Operations are scheduled to take place at or near D.L. Bliss State Park, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Incline […]

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