• Changing of the guard in Olympic halfpipe

    Changing of the guard in Olympic halfpipe

    By Eddie Pells, AP The first time they met, Chloe Kim was in awe. And why not? Kelly Clark was, after all, an Olympic gold medalist and one of best snowboarders in the world. “My parents were, like, ‘Oh my gosh, you touched Kelly Clark’s jacket,’” Kim said of that day, nearly 10 years ago, […]

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  • Anderson wins slopestyle in Mammoth

    Anderson wins slopestyle in Mammoth

    By Courtney Harkins, U.S. Ski and Snowboard In the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, both the U.S. men and women swept the snowboard slopestyle podium at Mammoth Mountain. With Olympic spots on the line, Kyle Mack (Bloomfield, Mich.) led the men, clinching his spot in the Winter Olympics, while Jules Marino (Westport, Conn.) and Hailey Langland […]

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  • Study: Cyclists are more law-abiding than drivers

    Study: Cyclists are more law-abiding than drivers

    By Peter Flax, Outside If you live in the U.S., you’ve surely heard an oral history of naughty cyclists. There’s a widely held perspective that city and suburban streets are overrun with lawbreaking riders—a swarm of oblivious, entitled cyclists rolling red lights, blasting through stop signs, slaloming down one-way streets, then (hypocritically!) flipping off drivers.  As someone who […]

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  • NIAA board votes against proposed 5A Class

    NIAA board votes against proposed 5A Class

    By Jim Krajewski, Reno Gazette-Journal If you were a proponent of facing the biggest and best schools in state athletic competitions, you got your wish. But, if you preferred not facing Bishop Gorman — or any other large-school Southern Nevada powerhouses — you will have to suffer for at least two more years. The Nevada […]

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  • USFS rangers taking skiers on tours at Heavenly

    USFS rangers taking skiers on tours at Heavenly

    The U.S. Forest Service’s Ski with a Ranger program at Heavenly Mountain Resort is resuming Jan. 26. Tours begin at Tamarack Lodge every Monday and Friday at 1pm. The tours last approximately one-hour and continue through April 6, weather permitting.  Participants must be intermediate level skiers/boarders or above and provide their own lift ticket. No […]

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  • LTBMU proposes 3,800-acre tree thinning project

    LTBMU proposes 3,800-acre tree thinning project

    The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is seeking comments on a proposal to reduce excess vegetation on approximately 3,800 acres on the South Shore. The purpose is to reduce the risk of wildland fires and create healthier forests.  Treatments would include forest thinning using hand and mechanical methods, cable yarding and prescribed […]

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  • Time to comment on Mt. Rose’s expansion plans

    Time to comment on Mt. Rose’s expansion plans

    Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest officials are seeking comments on the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Atoma Area Expansion draft environmental impact statement. The draft EIS analyzed the environmental effects of expanding the ski area permit boundary and associated facilities to improve the quality of recreational offerings. The purpose of the expansion project is to provide additional terrain […]

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  • Tahoe’s Smaine wins freeski halfpipe

    Tahoe’s Smaine wins freeski halfpipe

    By Tom Kelly, U.S. Ski and Snowboard   On a night when it really counted, Brita Sigourney (Carmel) came through with a Toyota U.S. Grand Prix win in the Visa freeski halfpipe at Mammoth Mountain and a ticket to PyeongChang. California crowd favorite Kyle Smaine (South Lake Tahoe), the 2015 World Champion, finally nailed his run […]

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  • Atmospheric rivers aid the West — and imperil it

    Atmospheric rivers aid the West — and imperil it

    By Emily Benson, High Country News When a rainstorm slammed California’s Russian River watershed in December 2012, water rushed into Lake Mendocino, a reservoir north of San Francisco. The cause? An atmospheric river, a ribbon of moisture-laden air that can ferry water thousands of miles across the sky. When the tempest hit, the state was […]

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  • Proposed Nev. wilderness could be Trump-era first

    Proposed Nev. wilderness could be Trump-era first

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal Nevada’s Pershing County could become home to the first new wilderness designations of the Trump era. A bill that cleared the House of Representatives by voice vote on Wednesday would designate seven new wilderness areas covering more than 136,000 acres in the northern Nevada county. It still needs Senate approval […]

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