• Sierra to open with 11 runs on Saturday

    Sierra to open with 11 runs on Saturday

    Sierra-at-Tahoe will open for the 2017-18 winter season on Dec. 2. The resort will offer limited terrain, accessed by two lifts and two surface lifts. Early season conditions are present throughout the mountain and guests are asked to obey all signs and closures. Sierra-at-Tahoe will spin Grandview Express and Easy Rider Express, giving guests access […]

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  • Heavenly plans to widen trails, reduce hazards

    Heavenly plans to widen trails, reduce hazards

    By Kathryn Reed Heavenly Mountain Resort wants to cut down trees, move boulders and relocate snowmaking equipment all in the name of creating a better experience for skiers and snowboarders. For this next phase of the master plan, the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is taking comments on the draft environmental assessment until Dec. 22. […]

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  • USFS seeks comments on Incline land

    USFS seeks comments on Incline land

    Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is seeking comments on the Incline management plan project.  The purpose of the project is to incorporate the land acquired in 2011 into the LTBMU Forest Plan and assign it to the appropriate management area. The purpose of this planning effort is also to plan project-specific activities to bring the […]

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  • Sports leagues hedging bets on nationwide legal gambling

    Sports leagues hedging bets on nationwide legal gambling

    By Ben Nuckols, AP WASHINGTON — In court, all four major U.S. sports leagues are fighting New Jersey’s challenge to the federal ban on sports gambling, which the Supreme Court will hear next month. Outside of court, leaders of three of the four leagues have made public comments that suggest they wouldn’t mind losing the […]

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  • Birds nesting earlier to try to survive global warming

    Birds nesting earlier to try to survive global warming

    By Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle The early bird not only gets the worm, but may stand a better chance of riding out global warming. A study finds that birds in California are breeding up to 12 days earlier than they did a century ago, an apparent effort to maintain their optimal nesting temperatures as […]

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  • Sports betting case could pay off for internet gambling

    Sports betting case could pay off for internet gambling

    By Wayne Parry, AP Internet gambling in the United States has been limited to just three states since it began in 2013, but it could soon get a big boost from an unlikely source: the U.S. Supreme Court. Some gambling industry officials, regulators and analysts think that a favorable ruling by the high court in […]

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  • Running a ski resort without electricity

    Running a ski resort without electricity

    By Alicia Barber, KUNR   Today’s ski resorts generally run like clockwork, every day whisking thousands of skiers high up the mountain in electric-powered chair lifts and sending them down slopes that are flattened and smoothed every night by massive grooming machines. It’s no small task. But for sheer human effort, today’s preparations are nothing […]

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  • Optimists selling Christmas trees as fundraiser

    Optimists selling Christmas trees as fundraiser

    There are many tall tales about the Optimist Club and their adventures in the Christmas tree business over the last 49 years. Ben Kunibe, the ultimate Optimist, who was a member when the SLT Optimist Club first formed, was there when the club first sold trees at the Nevada Lumber Company in 1968. You can […]

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  • Christmas trees fresher, but fewer this year

    Christmas trees fresher, but fewer this year

    By Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee This year’s Christmas trees really appreciated last year’s wet winter. Visitors to Northern California tree farms can see the difference. Their favorite firs look fresher, the leaves plumper, the branches fuller. What a difference water makes. Five years of drought stunted many trees – and prevented farmers from planting more. […]

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