• Bowman eager to defend gold medal in Korea

    Bowman eager to defend gold medal in Korea

    Publisher’s note: This is one of a series of stories about Lake Tahoe area athletes who hope to compete in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.  By Susan Wood PARK CITY, Utah – The girl next door may become an even bigger household name. Olympic gold medalist Maddie Bowman of Meyers is gearing up in […]

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  • Moose are putting down roots in Nevada

    Moose are putting down roots in Nevada

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal Add “moose attack” to your list of hazards in the Nevada backcountry. The state’s northern reaches appear to be home to a small but growing number of the gangly ungulates, according to the Nevada Department of Wildlife. The increased number of sightings suggests moose are no longer just visiting the […]

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  • All-day avalanche workshop at LTCC

    All-day avalanche workshop at LTCC

    The fourth annual California Avalanche Workshop is Oct. 14 from 9am-4pm at Lake Tahoe Community College theater. This is a preseason gathering of snow travelers. It’s an opportunity to share knowledge, learn, and network. The workshop will feature speakers from different sectors of the winter sports industry. This seminar is modeled after the International Snow […]

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  • Stakeholders refuse to give up on Tahoe Olympics

    Stakeholders refuse to give up on Tahoe Olympics

    By Susan Wood PARK CITY, Utah – If the U.S. Olympic Committee would be inclined to open the gate for another Winter Games in the Lake Tahoe area, like it hinted at during its annual summit in Utah last month, the coalition tasked with preparing for it would jump. Officials will meet this week to […]

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  • Story behind wilderness taco stop in the Sierra

    Story behind wilderness taco stop in the Sierra

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal   Alison Blair stopped in her tracks. The 54-year-old backpacker needed a moment to process the scene. A group of people with backpacking stoves, dishes and condiments carefully arranged on a tree stump asked Blair if she would like a made-to-order taco and cold beer. The strange part was that […]

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  • Large-scale forest thinning project in Incline

    Large-scale forest thinning project in Incline

    Thinning of trees to remove excess vegetation that can feed wildfires and improve forest health has resumed on National Forest lands above Incline Village.  Mechanical cut-to-length tree removal is taking place in Unit 36 off Highway 431. Thinning operations are expected to continue throughout fall until winter weather sets in for the season. A harvester […]

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  • Prescribed fires planned for D.L. Bliss State Park

    Prescribed fires planned for D.L. Bliss State Park

    California State Parks will kick off the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team fall prescribed fire program Oct. 10.  If conditions are favorable, prescribed fire operations will take place in D.L. Bliss State Park.  Smoke may be visible and is expected to last through the week. To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to [email protected]  […]

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  • 235 acres of forest in Alpine County to be thinned

    235 acres of forest in Alpine County to be thinned

    As part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s hazardous fuels reduction efforts, the Carson Ranger District, in cooperation with Alpine County, Alpine Fire Safe Council, Alpine Watershed Group, and Sierra Nevada Conservancy, has begun a fuels reduction projects. The mastication project is located in Alpine County, approximately two miles southwest of Markleeville. Alpine County secured funding […]

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  • Kokanee putting on a show at Taylor Creek

    Kokanee putting on a show at Taylor Creek

    By Kathryn Reed CAMP RICHARDSON — They’re baaaacccckkkk – the Kokanee salmon that is. With more water in Taylor Creek than in recent falls, the fish are spawning in good numbers this year. While it’s likely the run has not peaked, the die-off is already evident. On Friday a crawdad was gnawing away on a […]

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  • Video games in the Olympics?

    Video games in the Olympics?

    By Alexander Vershinin and James Ellingworth, AP ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan — The future of the Olympics may just be in a basement in Turkmenistan. With leading Olympic figures considering a possible role for competitive computer games — known as esports — at the 2024 Games in Paris, a pan-Asian competition in the ex-Soviet state offers a […]

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