• What goes into a 10,000 foot day in the backcountry?

    What goes into a 10,000 foot day in the backcountry?

    By Sage Sauerbrey, Moonshine Ink Most people think of 10,000 feet as the altitude they can pretend to turn their electronics back on at during a long flight, but for professional athletes Josh Daiek and Abe Greenspan, it’s a full day in the Tahoe backcountry and the second installment of their “Tahoe Ten” series. In […]

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  • Starring Friday night: a full moon, a lunar eclipse, a comet

    Starring Friday night: a full moon, a lunar eclipse, a comet

    By Marcia Dunn, AP Hope for clear skies. A full moon and comet share double billing in a special night sky show this weekend. A lunar eclipse starts everything off Friday night. The moon will pass into Earth’s outer shadow, or penumbra. The moon won’t be blacked out like in a full eclipse. Only part […]

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  • Ganong top American in super G

    Ganong top American in super G

    By USSA ST. MORITZ, Switzerland – Canada’s Erik Guay became the oldest World Champion in alpine skiing history, winning the men’s super G Wednesday at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley) was the top American in 14th. For Guay – the 35-year-old veteran of the Canadian Ski Team and one of […]

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  • Beneficiary snowshoe race at Camp Rich

    Beneficiary snowshoe race at Camp Rich

    Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club is hosting the Fresh Tracks 5K Snowshoe Walk and Race on Feb. 26 at 10am at Camp Richardson Resort.    The beneficiaries are Girls on the Run-Sierra and Metastatic Breast Cancer in honor of club member Renee Gorevin.  Preregister by Feb. 11 for $30. This includes a winter beanie hat, […]

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  • Avalanche beacon training available in Meyers

    Avalanche beacon training available in Meyers

    Lake Valley Fire Protection District is offering avalanche beacon training at its station in Meyers. Beacon Basin is open Thursday through Sunday throughout the winter. The Meyers Community Foundation and Sierra Avalanche Center donated the majority of funds for the equipment. The fire department will maintain it and coordinate free transceiver trainings once or twice […]

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  • Groomed cross country trails at Spooner Lake

    Groomed cross country trails at Spooner Lake

    Spooner Lake State park offers a system of meandering cross country ski trails that wind through dense forest, across an open meadow and along the banks of Spooner Lake. The trail system is free to the public and made possible by a partnership between Nevada State Parks and Nevada Nordic, a non-profit group based in […]

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  • Super Bowl wagering sets $138.5M record in Nev.

    Super Bowl wagering sets $138.5M record in Nev.

    By Todd Dewey, Las Vegas Review-Journal A game that featured the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history also produced a record wagering handle in Nevada. The state’s 196 sports books had $138.5 million wagered on Sunday’s game, according to figures released Monday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The books won $10.9 million for a […]

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  • Bike committee outlines priorities for 2017

    Bike committee outlines priorities for 2017

    By Kathryn Reed Finding ways to improve the South Shore cycling scene is not a difficult endeavor. The advisory committee to the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Facilities Joint Powers Authority recently outlined its goals for this summer through 2019. Snow removal of bike trails expects to be an ongoing project. Cyclists and pedestrians are regularly […]

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  • Why the wolf OR7 is a celebrity

    Why the wolf OR7 is a celebrity

    By Emma Marris, High Country News   Night is falling in the Wood River Valley, a broad, flat expanse of southern Oregon, just south of Crater Lake National Park. John Stephenson, a gray-haired, lantern-jawed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, is building a campfire on this chilly late October evening. He is here to be […]

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  • Anderson cruises to win slopestyle at Mammoth

    Anderson cruises to win slopestyle at Mammoth

    By USSA MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN – The American snowboarders turned in a stellar performance at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle event on Sunday, sweeping both men’s and women’s podiums. Up-and-comer Red Gerard (Silverthorne, Colo.) topped the field to take the win for the men, while Jamie Anderson (Meyers) continued her global domination with a win […]

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