• Rare foxes spotted in Ore. may help Calif. population

    Rare foxes spotted in Ore. may help Calif. population

    By Kyle Spurr, Bend (Ore.) Bulletin Little is known about the Sierra Nevada red fox, a rare subspecies of the small mammal of which there are fewer than 50 living in Northern California. But a recently discovered population roaming the Oregon Cascades has excited wildlife biologists, who believe they have found a larger population. The […]

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  • Ganong recaps downhill season, eager for 2018

    Ganong recaps downhill season, eager for 2018

    By International Ski Federation Downhiller Travis Ganong of Truckee has been racing on the most impressive World Cup courses for the past eight years, claiming two victories, one of them this season in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We took the time to catch up with him and talk about his season, his career, but also the specificities of […]

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  • Poisonous hemlock booming near Truckee River

    Poisonous hemlock booming near Truckee River

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal   The poisonous plant that killed Socrates is alive and booming along the Truckee River in Reno. But if you don’t chug a jug of hemlock tea or accidentally toss it in a salad you’ll probably be OK. Just to be safe, though, Washoe County officials took time Monday to […]

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  • Romo — From Tahoe to the pro golf circuit?

    Romo — From Tahoe to the pro golf circuit?

    By David Gardner, Bleacher Report Although his football career with the Cowboys is finished and his basketball career with the Mavericks never got out of warm-ups, Tony Romo isn’t through with professional sports: The 37-year-old former Dallas quarterback is attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open. But first he will be returning in July to […]

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  • Virtual reality could give more people access to outdoors

    Virtual reality could give more people access to outdoors

    By Shane Downing, Sierra As you’ve probably heard by now, virtual reality technology—or VR—is shaking up industries as disparate as gaming and real estate, filmmaking and journalism, tourism and (no surprise there) pornography. The 360-degree video presentation, which sometimes is also rendered as 3D, has the power to create immersive experiences that seem remarkably real. […]

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  • Serenity tops the list for most popular boat name

    Serenity tops the list for most popular boat name

    Th Boat Owners Association of the United States has issued its 2017 Top 10 Boat Names. The names come from tallying up requests for boat names to the BoatUS Graphics service.  Top 10 Boat Names:  Serenity: The utter calm and quietude boating brings Seas the Day: A nautical wordplay on the Latin saying “Carpe diem,” […]

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  • Tahoe-Truckee swimmers score at state meet

    Tahoe-Truckee swimmers score at state meet

    Three girls’ swim teams from the Tahoe-Truckee area finished in the top seven at the Division 3A state championships in Carson City over the weekend. Boulder City High School dominated the competition, tallying 214.50 points. In second was Truckee High School with 75 points, Incline High School was sixth with 33 points, and South Tahoe […]

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  • Rapid snowmelt causes floods, impacts recreation

    Rapid snowmelt causes floods, impacts recreation

    By Kathryn Reed Memorial Day weekend is usually the start of summer for most of the country. For Lake Tahoe, it’s really the end of winter. This coming weekend won’t be any different. While the forecast is for sunny skies and highs in the mid- to high 60s, the remnants of winter will likely be […]

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  • The great-grandma who changed the AT forever

    The great-grandma who changed the AT forever

    By Cass Buggé, Outside In May 1955, when 67-year-old great-grandmother Emma Gatewood told her children that she was “going for a hike in the woods,” she left out a few important details. Like the fact that she was heading 470 miles from her Ohio hometown to Mount Oglethorpe, Georgia, writes reporter Ben Montgomery in his […]

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  • Bike safety a lesson for beyond the classroom

    Bike safety a lesson for beyond the classroom

    By Kathryn Reed If a stop sign isn’t enough to get the cyclist to stop, the tennis ball does the trick when it hits the tire. That ball represents a vehicle without the consequences of not following the rules of the road. “The whole goal here is for kids to be safe through the summer,” […]

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