• Tough trek to gauge California snow

    Tough trek to gauge California snow

    By Brian Melley, AP We were trudging up the side of a mountain on skis to measure California’s massive snowpack when a late blast of winter stopped us in our tracks. I started the morning less concerned about strong winds forecast and light snow than keeping pace with veteran snow surveyors in the thin Sierra […]

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  • 40 acres of Martis meadow to be rehabbed

    40 acres of Martis meadow to be rehabbed

    By Michael Rohm Beth Christman, director of Restoration for the Truckee River Watershed Council, knows exactly how small 40 acres is. Compared to the 90,000 acres of degraded watershed within the greater Sierra Nevada region, 30,000 of which are slated to be restored by 2030, 40 acres is a drop in the bucket. But this […]

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  • Montana law would target out-of-state cyclists

    Montana law would target out-of-state cyclists

    By David Ferry, Outside Montana state legislators are considering a bill this week that will add a $25 fee on all out-of-state bikers entering Montana. And to add insult to injury, the proposal—which has already raised the ire of cyclists across the country—was tacked onto a bill about invasive species management. The amendment was penned […]

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  • USFS beginning to open Tahoe sites for the season

    USFS beginning to open Tahoe sites for the season

    The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will soon begin opening recreational facilities in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  Weather and snow conditions permitting, Inspiration Point will be the first site to open on April 15. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens May 19, and will be staffed weekends only until Memorial Day weekend. […]

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  • Nevada OKs $36.2M to build Incline trail

    Nevada OKs $36.2M to build Incline trail

    By Associated Press Nevada transportation officials have approved $36.2 million to build a bike and walking trail at Lake Tahoe along a busy stretch of highway connecting Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park. Project manager Nick Johnson told the state transportation board on Monday the 3-mile-long shared use path will improve safety along Highway […]

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  • Time to get boat ready for summer fun

    Time to get boat ready for summer fun

    By Nevada Department of Wildlife There are many items to check and recheck before launching a boat for the first summertime trip. If you want professional help, find a good boat mechanic and take your boat in for a full inspection and tune up. The Coast Guard Auxiliary conducts free vessel safety checks throughout the […]

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  • Cascade Falls tricky to get to in the snow

    Cascade Falls tricky to get to in the snow

    By Kathryn Reed I made the right decision in not snowshoeing to Cascade Falls by myself. The conditions, at least a week ago, were sketchy in places. The narrow, slick route had many people turning around – us included. Originally AJ and I were going to go on a weekday. And while I would not […]

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  • New cloud types defined for first time in decades

    New cloud types defined for first time in decades

    By Sean Rossman, USA Today The world’s cloud authority, having not classified a new cloud in three decades, arose this month to name about a dozen new types, including a rolling, slalom-like form known to blanket the Iowa sky. The asperitas cloud is among the stars of the World Meteorological Organization’s scarcely published International Cloud Atlas. A new […]

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  • Ranger led hike at Spooner for dogs, people

    Ranger led hike at Spooner for dogs, people

    Spooner Lake is going to the dogs, with rangers leading an easy two-mile guided hike for social dogs with people at the end of their leash. People should wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and bring water for themselves as well as their dogs. Sign up for the April 16 event by emailing [email protected] or […]

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  • Prescribed fires scheduled on South Shore

    Prescribed fires scheduled on South Shore

    If conditions are favorable, the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, California State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations on April 10.  Operations may take place near Tahoe City, Glenbrook, Round Hill, Lower Kingsbury Grade, South Lake Tahoe, and Meyers. Weather permitting, operations may continue over the next several weeks.  To […]

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