• South Tahoe walk all about suicide prevention awareness

    South Tahoe walk all about suicide prevention awareness

    Three years ago, South Lake Tahoe lost a young and vibrant woman to suicide, Emily Ann Alessi. Suicide Prevention Network aims to prevent suicide by offering education and awareness in all surrounding counties. On average, about 44,000 people in the United States take their own lives. Sept. 10 will be the inaugural awareness walk in […]

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  • Legal scholars dispute permanence of monuments

    Legal scholars dispute permanence of monuments

    By Elizabeth Shogren, High Country News No president has ever abolished a national monument, and it has been more than 50 years since a president shrank one. Nor has Congress revoked any significant monuments. The high regard given these special places is part of what makes President Donald Trump’s order to review all large monuments […]

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  • Collecting trash on the country’s longest trails

    Collecting trash on the country’s longest trails

    By Elgin Stallard, Outside Two young men set off last year on an unthinkable task: pick up, haul out, and dispose of every single piece of trash they saw on the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. It’s a Herculean job when you consider that people leave everything from used toilet paper and diapers to spent batteries […]

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  • Work to preserve Independence Lake continues

    Work to preserve Independence Lake continues

    By Paul Nelson, KTVN-TV About a half-hour north of Truckee, down a rough, dirt road, you will find Independence Lake. It has been described as a small version of what Lake Tahoe looked like 100 years ago, with very little development.  The Nature Conservancy is trying to keep it that way.  It paid $15 million […]

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  • Reno-Northstar to share renowned cycling trade show

    Reno-Northstar to share renowned cycling trade show

    By Bicycle Retailer and Industry News Interbike announced today that its 2018 show will be in Reno. The three-day trade show in Reno will be preceded by a two-day consumer festival at Northstar, followed by a day-and-a-half-long trade demo event at Northstar before moving inside for the trade-only show at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Interbike […]

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  • Defensible space critical for wildfire prevention

    Defensible space critical for wildfire prevention

    Local fire districts are reminding people now is the time to remove trees to create defensible space. The term “defensible space” refers to the area between a house and an oncoming wildfire where the vegetation has been managed to reduce the wildfire threat. Contact your fire protection agency for permitting and a complete defensible space […]

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  • Big, toothy fish found in Nev. chomped prey like sharks

    Big, toothy fish found in Nev. chomped prey like sharks

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal If fishing reports existed 250 million years ago they probably would have warned anglers to bring extra sturdy line to Northern Nevada. That’s because newly described fossil evidence shows the warm waters of the time were home to a toothy apex predator that chomped its prey like a modern shark. […]

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  • Star Guide: Countdown to the eclipse

    Star Guide: Countdown to the eclipse

    By Tony Berendsen On Aug. 21, along a 70-mile -wide path of totality, stretching from coast to coast of the United States, millions of people will experience a total solar eclipse. The last total eclipse in the U.S. happened in 1979, so this will be the first total eclipse experience for many Americans. For those […]

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  • 625 acres on North Shore to be thinned

    625 acres on North Shore to be thinned

    Starting this week mechanical whole tree removal will take place on approximately 625 acres above Carnelian Bay and Tahoe Vista. Work is expected to conclude in mid-October. Thinning will begin off the east side of Highway 267 and forest road 16N52 (Gas Line Road). Depending on conditions, work will then proceed to the west side […]

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