• King Fire burn area being reforested

    King Fire burn area being reforested

    Crews spent hours last week manually replanting 324 acres in Eldorado National Forest burned in the King Fire last fall. The seedlings currently being planted will re-establish plantations in units that were previously planted after timber harvests in the early 1990s, as well as units planted after the 1986 Hale Fire, and other units that were […]

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  • Drought may not hurt whitewater rafting season

    Drought may not hurt whitewater rafting season

    By Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle In the strange and continuing saga of California’s weather and water, the three best whitewater-rafting destinations — the South Fork American, Tuolumne and Middle Fork American — should have sensational conditions this summer in spite of the drought. The rivers are not expected to be in crisis in spite […]

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  • Winter to descend upon Lake Tahoe Basin

    Winter to descend upon Lake Tahoe Basin

    Winter is returning with a bit of a vengeance. A winter weather advisory is in effect for 24 hours beginning 5am Tuesday. Expect 3 to 6 inches at lake level, with 6 to 12 inches above 7,000 feet. The National Weather Service in Reno expects the worst driving conditions to be Tuesday morning. For up-to-date […]

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  • Running events to bring awareness to wildfire

    Running events to bring awareness to wildfire

    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Parks and Desert Sky Adventures to put on the Wildfire Awareness Half Marathon and 5K Trail Run. The May 9 event at Washoe Lake State Park will begin at 8am. Participants will run through some of Nevada’s most infamous wildfire fuels such […]

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  • Tahoe area OHV riders seek more access

    Tahoe area OHV riders seek more access

    By Kathryn Reed Look outside – that’s why the U.S. Forest Service doesn’t open all trails in April – especially ones that allow motorized vehicles. Last week a group of off-highway vehicle enthusiasts gathered at the South Lake Tahoe Forest Service office to talk about how best to maintain the roads, suggest ways for user […]

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  • Will men race women at the next Olympics?

    Will men race women at the next Olympics?

    By Peter Vigneron, Outside According to a recent, rather cryptic Reuter’s report, the International Olympic Committee is considering introducing mixed-gender competitions at the 2018 and 2020 Olympics. The three relevant sentences from the article: Mixed-gender cycling events could form part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if experiments prove successful, Brian Cookson, president of the sport’s […]

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  • Tahoe National Forest trails opening

    Tahoe National Forest trails opening

    As of April 1, many roads and trails are open for the season on the west side of the Tahoe National Forest. Most roads and trails on the east side of the forest will open April 24. Wet and snowy weather necessitates closure of some routes to prevent resource damage. Most seasonal routes on the […]

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  • Barton Foundation looking for golf players

    Barton Foundation looking for golf players

    Barton Foundation’s 21st annual Tiki Tee Off Golf Tournament and Luau is May 22. All proceeds support the Community Health Endowment. It is at Lake Tahoe Golf Course in Meyers. Check-in and buffet brunch will start at noon. The shot gun scramble will tee off at 1:30pm. Golfers play the scramble game in teams. Registration includes […]

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  • TD Fire, USFS to pile burn next week

    TD Fire, USFS to pile burn next week

    Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations beginning April 6, 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, in the Tahoe Keys, […]

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  • SLT crews set to build bike park for summer use

    SLT crews set to build bike park for summer use

    By Kathryn Reed By August cyclists may be cruising around Bijou Bike Park. Bids are out for a professional park designer to be hired. The South Lake Tahoe City Council will likely award the contract in May to the person who will essentially be the construction manager. It will be city crews doing most of […]

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