• Time for contractors to become BMP certified

    Time for contractors to become BMP certified

    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will host best management practices workshops for contractors and landscape designers April 24 and April 29. The full-day basic workshop will be from 8am-4:50pm April 24 at Sierra Nevada College, 999 Tahoe Blvd. in Incline Village, and the half-day refresher course will be 8am-noon April 29 at the Tahoe Regional […]

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  • Young people shunning national parks

    Young people shunning national parks

    By Outdoor A recent CNN report by “Inside Man” Morgan Spurlock found that although America’s national parks drew a record 292.8 million visitors in 2014, the National Park Service is having trouble attracting young people. Spurlock reports that the number of visitors under age 15 has dropped by half in the past 10 years. Visitors […]

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  • Devotion to exercise sets retirees apart from their parents

    Devotion to exercise sets retirees apart from their parents

    By Michelle Fay Cortez, BloombergBusiness Bob Hemm, a 93-year-old retired chemical engineer, still drives his Mercury Milan and tutors fourth-graders in reading and math at a school near his home in Springfield, Va. Four years ago, at the cusp of 90, the widower remarried. Where does all of his energy come from? Exercise, says Hemm, […]

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  • How skiing went from the Alps to the masses

    How skiing went from the Alps to the masses

    By Andrew Denning, Atlantic Triple gold-medalist Alpine skier Jean-Claude Killy of France, O.J. Simpson, and Chevrolet executive John Z. DeLorean sit at a table, while Hunter S. Thompson takes notes from the side of the stage. This might read as the tortuous setup to a particularly hackneyed joke, but it’s the punchline. Such was the […]

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  • USFS to train bike trail crew leaders

    USFS to train bike trail crew leaders

    TAMBA will be hosting a U.S. Forest Service-approved crew leader training course the weekend of April 11-12 in South Lake Tahoe. The Forest Service has stringent training requirements for volunteer crew leaders to ensure the safety of volunteer crews. This training may also be accepted by other land manager agencies. First Aid and CPR certification […]

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  • Jitloff captures 6th national title

    Jitloff captures 6th national title

    By USSA SUGARLOAF, Maine — Giant slalom specialist Tim Jitloff (Reno) threw down on bumpy snow at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships to take his third national title in a row ahead of first run leader Tommy Ford (Bend, Ore.). Former University of Utah racer and current Team Geronimo member Nick Cohee (Gardnerville) took […]

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  • No trail — no problem on snowshoe trek

    No trail — no problem on snowshoe trek

    By Kathryn Reed KIRKWOOD – Destination – unknown. Trail – none. Wow factor – off the charts. Some of my most memorable moments have been when I had no idea where I was going. The journey, the discovery, the not knowing what lies ahead – it can be adrenaline pumping, mesmerizing and almost always comes […]

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  • Important to leave young wildlife alone

    Important to leave young wildlife alone

    Spring is a busy time of year for wildlife. Bears, deer, birds and bobcats as well as dozens of other species emerge from winter ready to fill their bellies and raise their young. Because of this increase in wildlife activity, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds people to leave young wildlife alone if […]

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  • Expect to see smoke from controlled fires

    Expect to see smoke from controlled fires

    The U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations in several locations around Lake Tahoe on March 30, weather permitting. Operations may take place in Blackwood Canyon between Tahoe City and Tahoma, on the south side of Meeks Bay, on Gardner Mountain near South Tahoe High School and off Gardner Street, on Luther Pass near […]

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  • LTWC rehabbed bear emerges from hibernation

    LTWC rehabbed bear emerges from hibernation

    By Ann McCreary, Methow Valley News Along with many of Washington’s black bears, Cinder has emerged from hibernation at an Idaho rehabilitation center where she spent the winter, preparing for her return to the Methow Valley. She is reported to be making continued progress in her recovery from severely burned paws she sustained as a […]

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