• Wild Tahoe Weekend all about plants and animals

    Wild Tahoe Weekend all about plants and animals

    Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will host Wild Tahoe Weekend, June 24-25. The sixth annual Native Species Festival is that Saturday from 10am-4pm. This festival is a  way to spend the day outdoors and learn about the many native plant and animal species of the […]

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  • Ski Run pier extension allows new passenger boats

    Ski Run pier extension allows new passenger boats

    By Kathryn Reed A new era in the tourism boat industry at Lake Tahoe starts today with the Safari Rose’s maiden voyage from Ski Run Marina. Marina owner Elie Alyeshmerni has paid for a new, longer dock in order to accommodate the vessel that until now had been based at the Tahoe Keys Marina. For […]

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  • We are wired to be outdoors

    We are wired to be outdoors

    By Simon Worrall, National Geographic When we first see Elizabeth Bennett, in the 2005 film of “Pride and Prejudice,? she is walking through a field, surrounded by birdsong and trees. Nature, for Jane Austen’s heroines, is always a source of solace and inspiration. And as Florence Williams shows in her new book, “The Nature Fix: […]

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  • What it takes to climb Everest with no oxygen

    What it takes to climb Everest with no oxygen

    By Colette Harris, Outside In 2017, Adrian Ballinger of Olympic Valley was determined to stand on the top of the world without the help of supplemental oxygen. He had spent the better part of a decade guiding people to their Everest dreams as founder of Alpenglow Expeditions and had already summited six times with supplemental […]

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  • ZCTC upping players’ games with clinics

    ZCTC upping players’ games with clinics

    Playing tennis in Lake Tahoe can be challenging because it’s not a year-round sport in the basin. This means taking lessons – private or group– is the best way to get the rust off from winter. Instruction is also going to help those who want to advance their game.  Dave Nostrant, who has been teaching […]

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  • Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban

    Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban

    By Regina Garcia Cano, AP The casino industry’s largest lobbying group in the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to repeal a 25-year-old federal law that bans sports betting in most states. The American Gaming Association on Monday announced the creation of a coalition involving organizations of attorneys general and police, policymakers and others to […]

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  • Star Guide: Tahoe pines block the light of stars

    Star Guide: Tahoe pines block the light of stars

    By Tony Berendsen In early June with the last gasp of spring anticipating summer at Lake Tahoe a hazy band begins to show near the eastern horizon in the early evening. At first its presence is only noticed by veteran star gazers, but by the arrival of mid-summer, the glorious milky path of our galaxy […]

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  • MedWar teams being assembled for Sept. event

    MedWar teams being assembled for Sept. event

    Wilderness enthusiasts, healthcare professionals, first responders, outdoor educators, and medical students can put their emergency medical knowledge to the test in the second annual Tahoe MedWAR Challenge on Sept. 9.  MedWAR, which stands for Medical Wilderness Adventure Race, is a daylong adventure race that combines physical challenges and wilderness medicine. In teams of four, participants […]

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  • K2, Volkl, line secure a new path forward

    K2, Volkl, line secure a new path forward

    By Matt Hansen, Powder When news surfaced recently that K2 and several of skiing’s most popular brands would be sold from a publicly traded corporation to a private equity firm this month, it ended months of speculation and uncertainty about the future of some of the sports’ most storied companies. But it also created a […]

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  • ‘Other Flume Trail’ to be restored

    ‘Other Flume Trail’ to be restored

    Tahoe Fund was awarded a $130,000 Recreation Trails Program grant to restore the Incline Flume Trail, also known as the “other flume trail.” The restoration work will be led by the Friends of Incline Trails in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association. Trail days are […]

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