• USASA events return to Sierra-at-Tahoe

    USASA events return to Sierra-at-Tahoe

    The United States Amateur Snowboarding Association puts on a series of grassroots snowboarding competitions all over the nation and Sierra Resort is once again be the home base for the South Shore Series. Events include a Giant Slalom, Slalom, GS, Boardercross, Superpipe, and Slopestyle. Locals Al and Donna Vano, together with the core of USASA […]

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  • Creek restoration benefits Lake Tahoe

    Creek restoration benefits Lake Tahoe

    Reno Gazette-Journal Federal, state and local officials have completed a restoration project for a creek at north Lake Tahoe they say will improve fish habitat and reduce sediment flows into the lake while enhancing recreational opportunities. One major component of the Third Creek project was removal of fish passage barriers that not only made it […]

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  • Celebrity, Reno PGA golf tourneys on same weekend

    Celebrity, Reno PGA golf tourneys on same weekend

    By Dan Hinxman, Reno Gazette-Journal The Reno-Tahoe Open has a new date and renewed enthusiasm. The American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament has new competition and is not happy about it. The RTO, which has been held in August at Montreux Golf & Country Club since its inception in 1999, has been moved by the […]

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  • USFS cabin fees on the rise

    USFS cabin fees on the rise

    By Kathryn Reed People who own cabins on U.S. Forest Service land are getting a notice in the mail telling them to pay the government more money. The use fee is going up based on appraisals of the property, which is done every 10 years. The fee is 5 percent of the appraised value of […]

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  • Preserving 100,000 acres in the Sierra

    Preserving 100,000 acres in the Sierra

    By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News TRUCKEE — In the 1860s, Congress created a huge checkerboard of land ownership across California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range when it granted every other square mile to railroad barons along the route of the transcontinental railroad. Now, nearly 150 years later, one of Silicon Valley’s most high-profile couples […]

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  • CTC seeks Carnelian Bay concessionaire

    CTC seeks Carnelian Bay concessionaire

    The California Tahoe Conservancy is issuing a Prospectus/Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking an operator for the Patton Landing Concession at Carnelian Bay in North Lake Tahoe. The objective of this RFP is to select someone who has a plan that will best enhance the visitors’ beach related recreation experience at this lakefront facility. The concessionaire […]

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  • Schussing at Mt. Rose begins Oct. 30

    Schussing at Mt. Rose begins Oct. 30

    Mount Rose ski resort is opening Friday with the Flying Jenny lift and Show-Off run. Show-Off will have park features set up and will be open Fri-Sun from 10am-4pm. A base of 8-12 inches covers the run, thanks to snowmaking. Reduced prices: $20 ages 13 & over (flat rate), $10 ages 6-12 (5 and under […]

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  • Colorado to honor skier who lived in the Sierra

    Colorado to honor skier who lived in the Sierra

    Publisher’s note: Spider Sabich was born in Sacramento and raised in Kyburz along Highway 50. He is buried in Placerville. By John Meyer, Denver Post For those who didn’t know Spider Sabich or see him race, he usually is remembered for the way he died — shot by girlfriend Claudine Longet at their home in […]

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  • Heavenly begins to make snow

    Heavenly begins to make snow

    Heavenly Mountain Resort fired up its snowmaking guns on Tuesday — a sure sign ski season for most Lake Tahoe area resorts will be here soon. Boreal and Mammoth are already open on a limited basis. Snow flurries have been coming down off and on at the lake today. The mountaintops are socked in with […]

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  • Grover Hot Springs, Donner Museum hours cut

    Grover Hot Springs, Donner Museum hours cut

    By Kathryn Reed Winter operations at state parks in the Sierra are being cut back, with a more comprehensive plan for summer to be released in early 2010. For the winter, Grover Hot Springs in Markleeville and Donner Museum in Truckee will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. No winter camping will be allowed at Sugar […]

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