• Learn how to raise chickens in the Sierra

    Learn how to raise chickens in the Sierra

    Slow Food Lake Tahoe along with former board member and Truckee River Sanctuary owner Polly Triplat will present a Backyard Chicken Raising Skillshare from 10am-noon on June 9 at the Truckee River Sanctuary in Truckee.  Find out what it takes to start enjoying fresh eggs from your own chickens:  whether you may legally have hens […]

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  • Douglas libraries hosting summer reading programs

    Douglas libraries hosting summer reading programs

    The Douglas County Public Library invites all children and teens to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  Libraries Rock is this year’s theme, with a children’s program for ages 0 to 11 and a teens’ program for ages 12 to 17.  The program runs from June 11 to Aug, 4 at the Minden and Lake […]

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  • Chief of STPUD prepping for retirement

    Chief of STPUD prepping for retirement

    By Kathryn Reed Stability. It’s one of the reasons South Tahoe Public Utility District is as successful as it is. Richard Solbrig is only the third general manager the district has had since 1977. The district has started looking for its fourth, as the 68-year-old plans to retire in January. It is the culture he […]

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  • African healer coming to South Lake Tahoe

    African healer coming to South Lake Tahoe

    Unity at the Lake is hosting an African healer/drummer/storyteller this Sunday. Masankho uses a combination of interplay, storytelling, dance and African ritual. This will be a time to share songs, stories, dances and instrumental music. If you play an acoustic instrument and can improvise, plan to play. Masankho has been a certified interplay leader since […]

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  • Van life to be showcased in Tahoe City

    Van life to be showcased in Tahoe City

    Lake Tahoe’s first-ever Van Life Rally has been added to the Alpenglow Mountain Festival. It will be June 22 from 9am-2pm in the heart of Tahoe City.  Whether you’re living life on the road in your own tricked out rig, looking for a way to break into the van lifestyle, searching for new ideas to […]

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  • DNA testing may reveal more than consumers bargained for

    DNA testing may reveal more than consumers bargained for

    By Catharine Wang, The Conversation Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of personal genetic testing. Yet, the recent arrest of the Golden State Killer suspect has heightened concerns about privacy and ethics because of the way law enforcement used a third-party […]

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  • TRPA recognizes those helping to improve Tahoe

    TRPA recognizes those helping to improve Tahoe

    The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency recognized four people May 23 for their commitment to protecting and enhancing Lake Tahoe’s environment with Lake Spirit Awards. People whose passions include building new paths and trails led the way in nominations this year, with improving mountain biking routes, creating new multi-use paths, and advancing pedestrian and bicycle safety […]

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  • Playwriting competition seeks submissions

    Playwriting competition seeks submissions

    If you have a story you want to share on stage, then enter WordWave’s annual one-act playwriting competition. Three winners will be celebrated on Oct. 20, with winners receiving a $500 cash prize and a two-night stay in South Lake Tahoe to see their work directed and produced as a staged reading at the historic […]

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  • S. Lake Tahoe seeks parade entrants for July 4

    S. Lake Tahoe seeks parade entrants for July 4

    South Lake Tahoe is looking for participants in the annual 4th of July parade. The parade will be staged on Ski Run Boulevard. Starting at 10am participants will head west on Highway 50 to Al Tahoe Boulevard where the parade will lead up Al Tahoe and conclude at Bijou Community Park. Individuals, businesses, sports groups, […]

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  • Doctor-historian dissects 1800’s medical care

    Doctor-historian dissects 1800’s medical care

    By Kathryn Reed CAMP RICHARDSON — Saws and drills that look like they belong in woodshop, medication with no known benefits, prescriptions for maggots. This is what medical care was like in the 1800s. Bob LaPerriere, a retired medical doctor and historian, shared stories this month about life during the Gold Rush era in terms […]

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