• Haase talks about what’s ahead for Stanford basketball

    Haase talks about what’s ahead for Stanford basketball

    By Judy Horst, InMenlo Stanford men’s basketball coach Jerod Haase wanted to play for Stanford while growing up in South Lake Tahoe, but attended Cal before transferring to the University of Kansas, playing for coach Roy Williams. Haase highlighted Stanford’s upcoming men’s basketball season for the audience at the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club’s luncheon earlier […]

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  • Tourism gurus want Amgen bike race to return

    Tourism gurus want Amgen bike race to return

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE — The South Shore is hoping nine months from now elite cyclists will be racing again on local roads. The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority board has given staff direction to try to bring the men’s and women’s Amgen bike events back to town. The event will be May 10-19, but the […]

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  • 2-day mountain bike-beer event in Meyers

    2-day mountain bike-beer event in Meyers

    The 5th annual Tahoe Mountain Bike and Brew Festival in Meyers is Aug. 26-27. The free festival staged at Divided Sky will include live music, beer garden, barbecue, kids zone, vendors, and lots of riding. The latest bikes from Ibis, Specialized, Trek, Norco, Pivot, YT Industries, Intense, and Rocky Mtn will be available to try. […]

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  • Reward offered to catch Nev. lake invasive fish dumper

    Reward offered to catch Nev. lake invasive fish dumper

    By Scott Sonner, AP Nevada game wardens who spend most their time hunting down big-game poachers are focusing on a serious threat to nature in a lake: An invasive fish species that eats all the other fish prized by anglers and then turns cannibalistic. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is offering a $10,000 reward to […]

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  • Tahoe scientists studying secret travels of thrush

    Tahoe scientists studying secret travels of thrush

    By Jim Sloan In 2009, Will Richardson was doing some summertime bird-monitoring research in aspen stands in Ward Canyon near Lake Tahoe when he heard an unexpected birdsong. It was a high, pleasing, spiraling song, like a flute, and he recognized it right away as the song of a Swainson’s thrush, a bird that had […]

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  • Eclipse turning into a social event

    Eclipse turning into a social event

    By Mike Wolterbeek When some people hear that 83 percent of the sun will be blocked, they might assume it’s just another day in January. However, when 83 percent of the sun is blocked in the middle of August, people will notice. During the late morning hours (9:04-11:43am of Aug. 21) residents in the greater […]

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  • Walk to benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Walk to benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    More than 400 people are expected to raise more than $30,000 at Walk MS: South Lake Tahoe on Sept. 16, which will take place at Camp Richardson. In 2016, nearly 300,000 people at more than 550 locations across the country walked to create a world free of MS, raising nearly $50 million. Since 1988, hundreds […]

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  • Casinos embrace esports as they work to understand it

    Casinos embrace esports as they work to understand it

    By Wayne Parry, AP Casinos are slowly embracing competitive video game tournaments as a way to help their bottom lines, but the money is coming from renting hotel rooms to the young players and selling them food and drinks, not from turning them into gamblers. Like most other ways gambling halls have tried to attract […]

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  • Sage grouse conservation changes praised, provoke alarm

    Sage grouse conservation changes praised, provoke alarm

    By Mead Gruver and Matthew Brown, AP The Trump administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West. Wildlife advocates warn that the proposed changes would undercut a hard-won struggle to protect the greater sage grouse. Representatives […]

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  • Golf event benefits Truckee Humane Society

    Golf event benefits Truckee Humane Society

    The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe will host its second annual Balls in the Ruff Golf Tournament on Sept. 8. The scramble-style tournament begins at noon at the Tahoe Donner Golf Course. It will include pet themed contests throughout the event. Entry is $150, including 18 holes of golf with cart, box lunch, a golfer […]

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