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Weekend Outlook: August 22-25

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of summer’s last big hurrah weekends could potentially be dampened by smoke, which is rolling in from the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park and reducing visibility throughout the Tahoe region today. Temperatures are expected to be beautiful, though, and if we get a wind to clear this out it should be a gorgeous […]

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Weekend Outlook: August 15-18

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Despite the American fire burning just to Lake Tahoe’s west, the air here has stayed mostly clear. We’ll see if that holds for the weekend, which temperature-wise, should be beautiful. No matter what, though, there are a handful of events and festivities that are sure to make this another spectacular summer weekend on the hill! […]

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Weekend Outlook: August 8-11

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tahoe’s events season continues under a clear skies forecast for this weekend, and locals and visitors alike are being treated to a wide variety of options. Of course, you can’t beat a lazy day at the beach or a butt-kicker of a hike, but if you’d like to see what’s going on, check out our […]

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Reno’s Cycling Scene

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The power of the pedal is taking hold in the Biggest Little City   Written by Brad Rassler   It’s a warm spring day in Reno; the tulips are up, the pear trees are blossoming and a gaggle of cyclists—road bikers, mountain bikers and hipsters riding fixed-gear rigs—have sprung forth like so many butterflies freshly […]

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Birding Takes off at Tahoe

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Becky Regan Most birders will say one sighting flipped the switch.       For Will Richardson, it happened back in high school, when a flash of brilliant blue caught his eye. The color belonged to a bird so magnificent Richardson reasoned it must be an escaped pet. He went home and dug up his […]

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My Sierra: Finding Fro

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

High on Donner Summit sits a trove of untold stories from one of Tahoe’s great writers.   Written by David Bunker   “Let me grab a flashlight,” says Norm Sayler as he stands poised at the brink of Donner Summit Historical Society’s shadowy basement. He retrieves the light and we descend the stairs. Even when […]

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Trigger Man: Chris Ault changed the game long before the Pistol

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Sylas Wright Chris Ault doesn’t mind if people credit him solely for his creation of the pistol offense—the hottest new trend in football—and little else. But the Hall of Fame coach can’t help but snicker at the notion. “It doesn’t bother me, but when they start looking back they go, ‘Hey, you guys […]

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Weekend Outlook: July 25-28

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

After a recent hot spell it’s back to beautiful here in Truckee Tahoe as we head into the last weekend in July (already!!). The forecast is calling for perfect temps–about 80 during the day and 60 at night–and a slight chance for thundershowers. As usual, the activity calendar is packed for the weekend here–music, races, […]

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Go East: Ruby Mountains a Geologic Spectacle, Vacation Destination

| July 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Written by Kyle Magin Scrap every desert cliche you’ve formulated about Nevada’s basin-range landscape. Big brown mountains. Barely-arable basins stretching as far as the eye can see. Nevada’s Ruby Mountains buck every notion you have about the outdoors the Silver State has to offer. The 50-plus mile-long range–10 miles wide at its thickest–is a haven […]

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“Coppelia” marries comedy and ballet at Sand Harbor

| July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Kyle Magin The bright lights of Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival will again illuminate the storytelling abilities of Sierra Nevada Ballet (SNB) next week as the company sets to perform Coppelia. The ballet classic—a comedy—begins its two-performance run in the Sierra Saturday at University of Nevada, Reno’s Nightingale Concert Hall. It’ll be featured at […]

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