• Outdoor recreation powers Lake Tahoe economy

    Outdoor recreation powers Lake Tahoe economy

    By Susan Wood “In or out?” This was the question posed by many mothers to their children in respect to the opening and closing of their home’s front door. It appears these kids grew up opting for the outdoors – opening the door to growth in the lucrative outdoor recreation market now measuring at least […]

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  • Efforts failing to save U.S. West sagebrush land

    Efforts failing to save U.S. West sagebrush land

    By Keith Riddler, AP BOISE, Idaho — Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an imperiled bird, officials said. The Western Association of Fish & Wildlife […]

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  • Debate turns ugly as Tahoe snowmobilers fear forest closures

    Debate turns ugly as Tahoe snowmobilers fear forest closures

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal The debate over snowmobile access in the Tahoe National Forest has taken an ugly turn with a spate of emails, social media posts and online comments filled with foul and abusive language. Several people pushing for more restrictions on snowmobiles in the 800,000-acre forest that straddles the Sierra Crest have […]

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  • Winter popping up for holiday weekend

    Winter popping up for holiday weekend

    By Molly Sullivan, Sacramento Bee You may need to bring your winter coat in Tahoe for Memorial Day weekend. An unseasonably cool weather system is moving into California on Friday, the National Weather Service said. There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the South Lake Tahoe forecast for Friday and into Saturday. Read the […]

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  • Mountain bike group fights for wilderness access

    Mountain bike group fights for wilderness access

    By Carl Segerstrom, High Country News Ted Stroll, a bespectacled, balding, retired attorney whose remaining hair is short and white, doesn’t fit the stereotype of an extremist mountain biker. But his group, the Sustainable Trails Coalition, is challenging the mainstream mountain biking establishment by fighting to permit bikes in America’s wilderness areas. Stroll’s crusade has […]

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  • Incline swimmer sets unbreakable record

    Incline swimmer sets unbreakable record

    By Jim Krajewski, Reno Gazette-Journal A record was set at the Nevada state swim meet on Saturday that can never be broken. Incline senior Kate Rye won the 50-yard race for the fourth time. She is the first person in any division, boys and girls, to accomplish the feat of winning the same race at four […]

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  • Mountain thunder, lightning mean summer has arrived

    Mountain thunder, lightning mean summer has arrived

    By Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle The thunder rumbled across the mountains, a low, steady roll that carried for miles. On Saturday evening, as I cooked dinner at our fire pit, I gazed above a distant ridge, where the thunder seemed to originate. About a minute later, a lightning bolt fired across the dark sky. […]

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  • 200-acre meadow in S. Lake Tahoe publicly owned

    200-acre meadow in S. Lake Tahoe publicly owned

    By Kathryn Reed With the acquisition of the 206-acre Johnson Meadow, 93 percent of the Upper Truckee watershed is now owned by public agencies. Tahoe Resource Conservation District in April closed on the South Lake Tahoe property. It roughly borders Lake Tahoe Airport, Highway 50, the Upper Truckee River on the Sierra Tract side, and […]

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  • Social media changing adventure with deadly consequences

    Social media changing adventure with deadly consequences

    By Sarah Tory, High Country News On July 14 of last year, Peter Doro and Jake Lord joined the Friday afternoon stream of people leaving the sprawling cities of Colorado’s Front Range for the mountains. They planned to summit Capitol Peak, a soaring mass of granite 14,130 feet tall near Aspen on the state’s Western […]

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  • Day, night and weekend tennis instruction at ZCTC

    Day, night and weekend tennis instruction at ZCTC

    A backboard is one way to improve your tennis game, but it won’t provide any insight into why your backhand isn’t as penetrating as it could be.   A pro – that’s who you should be hitting with. A professional has the ability to work with players of all levels to elevate their game. It […]

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