• How 10 days in ICU changed Anderson

    How 10 days in ICU changed Anderson

    By Laura Ratliff, Today Last week, Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson became the first female snowboarder to win not one, but two gold medals. The successful run came on a day with temperatures were in the single-digits and 30 mile-per-hour wind gusts challenged riders. In an interview with “Today’s” Willie Geist, the Olympic champion says that […]

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  • SLT, city manager brouhaha continues

    SLT, city manager brouhaha continues

    By Kathryn Reed South Lake Tahoe City Council members on Feb. 20 will again discuss the future of City Manager Nancy Kerry. The closed session item is listed as: public employee discipline/dismissal/release. This was the same wording used for the Feb. 12 special meeting. At that time there was no reportable action. Sources have told […]

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  • Tahoe’s state senator shelters accused harasser

    Tahoe’s state senator shelters accused harasser

    By Melody Gutierrez, San Francisco Chroncile SACRAMENTO — When the state Senate investigated sexual harassment allegations against a high-ranking legislative staffer three years ago, the house’s handling appeared to be done quickly and decidedly. The staffer, Steve Davey, was placed on paid leave and ultimately resigned as chief of staff at the request of his […]

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  • Government puts outdoor industry size at $373B

    Government puts outdoor industry size at $373B

    By Frederick Reimers, Outside The outdoor recreation economy is officially a big deal. On Wednesday, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released numbers detailing the economic power of the outdoor recreation industry, showing it comprises 2 percent ($373.7 billion) of the entire 2016 U.S. gross domestic product. It’s an impressive figure that puts it […]

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  • The mystery of the ‘Red Violin’

    The mystery of the ‘Red Violin’

    By Sean McAlindin, Tahoe Weekly   There are few things humans like more than a good mystery — other than solving one, of course. When Elizabeth Pitcairn’s grandfather put forth a $1.6-million secret bid at a 1990 Christie’s auction to win ownership of the legendary Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin, she was just shy of her […]

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  • Caesars to check ‘do not disturb’ rooms daily

    Caesars to check ‘do not disturb’ rooms daily

    By Wayne Parry, AP One of the world’s largest casino companies will check its guests’ hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a “Do Not Disturb” sign hanging on the doorknob. Caesars Entertainment told the Associated Press it also is considering giving panic buttons to its employees to enable them to quickly summon […]

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  • Experts: Miracle March can’t save California

    Experts: Miracle March can’t save California

    By Amy Graff, San Francisco Chronicle Amid a winter marked by more sun than storms, California is desperate for rain and snow. An end-of-winter burst of wet potent California storms, aka a Miracle March, is the only hope to bolster the Sierra Nevada snowpack and boost the rainfall totals, but meteorologists say the odds of […]

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  • Sensational soups at Tahoe restaurants

    Sensational soups at Tahoe restaurants

    By Kathryn Reed With the temperatures about to plummet in the Lake Tahoe Basin, it means soup is a good option for staying warm. There are wonderful  choices in the area. Here is a sampling: It’s a rarity to find chili on a menu – especially without meat. At Freshies in South Lake vegan tofu […]

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  • Outfitting athletes for the Winter Olympics

    Outfitting athletes for the Winter Olympics

    By Susan L. Sokolowski, The Conversation At the first Winter Olympics, in Chamonix, France, in 1924, athletes competed in uniforms made from natural material resources like wool, cotton and leather; some had sport-specific modifications to aid in performance (like impact protection or warmth) or appearance (like a coat or skirt that would flare when spinning). […]

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  • Brace yourself for more extreme weather

    Brace yourself for more extreme weather

    By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times Scientists have some sobering news about the future of our planet: Even if humans manage to meet the temperature target set forth in the Paris climate change agreement, record-breaking weather events will become increasingly common around the world. And that’s the good part. The Paris plan seeks to keep […]

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