2 hikers enduring winter on the PCT

By Associated Press RENO — After more than two months spent cold, wet, frostbit and blistered, Justin Lichter and Shawn Forry just wanted a few moments of comfort. So, the first thing Lichter did before sitting down to talk about their attempt to become the first people to complete a wintertime through-hike of the 2,650-mile […]

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Soft snow keeps men from Squaw out of contention

By USSA WENGEN, Switzerland — It was thigh-burning, legs-shaking race at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Wengen, complete with crashes, screaming fans and course holds. Steven Nyman (Sundance, Utah) was the top American finisher of the day, grabbing 14th place, while Hannes Reichelt from Austria took first. Competing on home turf, Beat Feuz […]

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Vonn makes history with downhill win

By USSA CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — With a powerful run through sunshine and fog, Lindsey Vonn (Vail) etched her name into the ski racing history book, winning her 62nd career Audi FIS Ski World Cup at the Cortina downhill by 0.32 over Austria’s Elisabeth Goergl. The win by Vonn matched the seemingly unbeatable record of […]

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Tahoe real estate picked up steam in 2014

By Mark Glover, Sacramento Bee The Lake Tahoe real estate market continued its post-recession improvement last year, according to Nevada-based Chase International. The 2014 median sales price of a Lake Tahoe home increased 7 percent year-over-year to $475,000; the average price was $807,088, up 4 percent from the previous year. Unit sales, however, were down […]

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Then and now: Open space replaces old hotels

Sometimes it takes photographs to show progress. Redevelopment in South Lake Tahoe has not always meant the construction of a building. The photo above shows hotels on Highway 50 near Wildwood Avenue before they were taken down in the 1990s. Along with the scenic improvements, this area has new sidewalks, curbs, gutters and lighting. Next to […]

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Docs dissect remedies for low back pain

  By Kathryn Reed Surgery isn’t going to always relieve back pain nor is surgery always the best option. That is what doctors Mike Fry with Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic Clinic and Alison Ganong with Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine told a group of more than 60 people last week. Fry’s approach is more traditional […]

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Letter: A successful chamber charity event

To the community, The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce thanks the community for supporting local food banks at the annual BAHM for Charity at Riva Grill on Jan. 15. Over 100 people attended and together we raised $3,650 for charities Christmas Cheer All Year and Bread and Broth. We couldn’t have been more […]

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Expect to see smoke from multiple controlled fires

California State Parks, Nevada Division of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service will continue prescribed fire operations Jan. 20. Operations may take place near Tahoe City on Highway 28 between Rocky Ridge and Lake Forest, near Emerald Bay at Eagle Point Campground, the boat camp and behind Vikingsholm, Fallen Leaf Lake, Ski Run Boulevard near […]

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Teen arrested in Placerville graffiti spree

By Cathy Locke, Sacramento Bee Placerville police report that a juvenile has been arrested in connection with graffiti that has appeared throughout the city during the past couple of weeks. The arrest was made Wednesday. Police said graffiti incidents had increased in recent weeks, and all the tagging was similar, indicating that it might have […]

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Feds limit asset seizures by local cops

By Robert O’Harrow Jr., Sari Horwitz and Steven Rich, Washington Post Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without evidence that a crime occurred. Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property […]

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