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Fifty Shades of Brown: Learning to Love Nevada

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Kyle Magin Nobody was ever happier to see Reno. At the end of a seemingly infinite desert, I pulled into a gas station off of Interstate 80 with my parents and thanked whatever deity was responsible for putting civilization there.  We were nearing the conclusion of a three-day road trip from my childhood […]

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Weekend Outlook: October 17-20

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Expect a beautiful weekend with a shining sun. Enjoy all the fall events around The Lake. Thursday Don’t miss the world premiere of B.A.S.I.C.S. program service documentary #HelmetsAreCool. The movie is the third installation of The High Five Foundation’s series of documentaries. “It will inspire people to constantly wear a helmet,” says Adam Baillargeon, director […]

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Rescue on Tahoe’s Lover’s Leap: A Daring Adventure, or Nothing

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Matthew Renda Helen Keller and rock climbing aren’t typically associated with one another. Nonetheless, Keller, a deaf and blind woman and prolific early twentieth century author, wrote: “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” Yet, sometimes danger can collaborate with […]

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The Dislocation of Lake Tahoe

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

How California’s Gold Rush led to a fractured governance structure in the Basin Written by Matthew Renda   The formation of the five counties dividing Lake Tahoe’s shoreline was more influenced by what happened outside the Basin in the middle of the nineteenth century than what occurred within. As the destinies of California and Nevada […]

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PlumpJack Café Squaw Valley: Prime Time Performance

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

PlumpJack hits all of its marks Written by Susan D. Rock Borrowing its name from Shakespeare’s roguish and rotund character of large appetites, the PlumpJack Café at Squaw Valley USA indeed feels like part of a professional and polished production. That is, perhaps, because it is. The San Francisco–based PlumpJack Group, founded by entrepreneur-turned-politician Gavin […]

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Weekend Outlook: October 11-13

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The temperatures are chilly and there is snow on the mountains. Don’t let the cold stop you from enjoying some of the fall events around the Lake this weekend. Friday The Epic  Mountain Bike Race starts this Friday at Northstar. Teams of two will alternate racing over the weekend. They will race for more than […]

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Thousands turn out at Squaw Valley for “McConkey” premier

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Laney Olson The words, “Thank you Shane” lit the sky above Squaw Valley on Saturday evening as more than 4,000 gathered in the Village at Squaw to celebrate the life of extreme skier and BASE  jumper, Shane McConkey. This marked the start of Matchstick Productions’ “McConkey” North American Tour. The documentary follows the […]

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Film to Examine McConkey’s Feats, Spirit

| October 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Written by Becky Regan Making a movie about Shane McConkey was a no-brainer. His story needed to be told, and who better to tell it than McConkey himself? When Matchstick Productions and Red Bull Media House decided to make the McConkey movie,  which releases this fall, they didn’t want to force the direction. They knew […]

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Weekend Outlook: October 3-6

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

October is here, along with fall temperatures. Come check out some of the fall activities in Tahoe. Thursday Come benefit local veterans, firefighters and LTWC at the Garden Party at Holly’s Place Lake Tahoe. The event cost $10 which includes prizes, live music and food. Event details are here. Friday Come celebrate fall at the […]

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Nevadans Get an Up-Close Look at Andy Warhol

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Laney Olson Andy Warhol famously said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” The late American artist’s words are exemplified in Andy Warhol: Athletes, a portrait collection currently showing at the Nevada Museum of Art. “[The collection] happened at time when athletes were becoming celebrities,” says JoAnne Northrup, director of […]

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