• USFS improving roads on South Shore

    USFS improving roads on South Shore

    Construction is under way to improve a section of Fountain Place Road at Saxon Creek off Pioneer Trail near South Lake Tahoe.  Federal contractors supported by U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit construction crews are working to replace the existing 6-foot culvert with a 30-foot bridge and improve access by removing trees, patching […]

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  • Free USFS ranger hikes at Heavenly

    Free USFS ranger hikes at Heavenly

    The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Heavenly Mountain Resort are offering ranger led hikes every day at 11am and 1pm. While the hike is free, it does require paying for the gondola ride. The hikes start from the top of the gondola. They last about 90 minutes and are moderately difficult. […]

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  • Natalie Gulbis withdraws from celebrity golf tournament

    Natalie Gulbis withdraws from celebrity golf tournament

    By Angel Guerrero, Sacramento Bee Natalie Gulbis withdrew her name Sunday from the American Century Championship due to an undisclosed family emergency, according to a tournament spokesman. Gulbis, a Sacramento native who was on the comeback trail after a third back surgery, made the cut in an LPGA tournament for the first time since 2015 […]

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  • Eldorado Forest to implement fire restrictions

    Eldorado Forest to implement fire restrictions

    Fire restrictions go into effect on the Eldorado National Forest on July 14. Wood and charcoal fires will be restricted to designated recreation sites and other fire related activities will be prohibited until the end of fire season. Gas or propane fires are allowed with a free 2018 California campfire permit.  Fire restrictions mean: No […]

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  • Changing climate at Mono Lake could mean more dust storms

    Changing climate at Mono Lake could mean more dust storms

    By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times Climate change is bringing less snow to the Sierra Nevada mountains — and less snowmelt to Mono Lake. That means if Los Angeles keeps taking its allocated share of water feeding into Mono Lake, it might be responsible for dust kicking up off the drying shore, authorities in the […]

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  • Bike challenge riders rack up miles, trips

    Bike challenge riders rack up miles, trips

    During the first two weeks of June, participants in the 13th annual Lake Tahoe Bike Challenge traveled 11,215 miles on foot or on bicycle, burning an estimated 482,245 calories and preventing an estimated 12,105 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions and $2,493 in gasoline purchases. Organized by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and Lake Tahoe Bicycle […]

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  • Forni Meadows now part of Eldorado Forest

    Forni Meadows now part of Eldorado Forest

    The Eldorado National Forest recently purchased Forni Meadows, adding 835-acres of ecologically valuable and historically significant land to an area adjacent to Desolation Wilderness. The $3 million purchase was facilitated by the Trust for Public Land with funding primarily from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). LWCF is a federal program which uses revenue […]

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  • Ditching your phone will change how you recreate

    Ditching your phone will change how you recreate

    By Aaron Gulley, Outside Guide apps and GPS tools can be vital for off-grid adventures. But relying on them too heavily means we miss out on hidden gems that aren’t online. The first time my wife, Jen, and I brought Artemis the Airstream to Gold Canyon, Arizona, a retirement community pressed up against the Superstition […]

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  • Dockless bikes generating loads of newfound data

    Dockless bikes generating loads of newfound data

    By Enrique Gili, Sierra This past spring, clusters of brightly colored dockless shared bikes (DSBs) began to proliferate on San Diego’s city sidewalks like tulips after a spring rain. They were put there by companies—such as Lime, Ofo, and Mobike—seeking to disrupt the status quo of California’s omnipresent car culture. As a result, thousands of […]

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  • When sports betting is legal, the value of game data soars

    When sports betting is legal, the value of game data soars

    By James Glanz and Agustin Armendariz, New York Times Every weekend during soccer season in Britain, security personnel find them in stadiums, tapping furiously at their phones or talking nonstop into a mic, mysterious customers often wearing hoodies to conceal earpieces and their identity. While focused with unwavering intensity on the action of the game, […]

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