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Captured by Color

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

An engineer turns artist after a “brushstroke” with mortality Written by Alison Bender Broad strokes of bright blues that define lake and sky, swaths of emerald green pine trees, purple-tinged boulders—these vivid and confident interplays of color define the works of impressionist painter Nick “Sninkelletti” Hinkell. Sninkelletti, a resident of Minden, Nevada, grew up in […]

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Weekend Outlook: October 7-10

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The temperatures are brisk but the Lake is as beautiful as ever. Grab your family and enjoy the fall events. Start stocking up on your snow gear. Longer range forecasting systems are showing more active patterns around Mid-Month, according to Scott McGuire at the National Weather Service office in Reno. That means snows for the […]

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Residents Rebrand Reno

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Grassroots movement encourages area pride through sharing stories Written by Bridget Meade It’s no secret Reno has a tough time branding itself. People who have never been are familiar with mocking references made to the city in Reno 911! or 2011’s The Muppet Movie, and the city’s history lies in gambling and easy divorces. It’s […]

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Chopping Block: Q&A with Tahoe Chef Chris Banovich

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Susan D. Rock Chris Banovich, owner of Truckee-based North Tahoe Catering Company and Bano’s Iceworks, has lived in the Tahoe area for nearly 25 years. A California Culinary Academy graduate, the Castro Valley native has worked in and managed kitchens for Aloha Pacific Cruise Lines in Hawaii, Royal Gorge Wilderness Lodge, the Resort at […]

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Squaw’s Residents Race Against Time, Finances to Incorporate

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Tanya Canino A 30-to-1 scale model intricately details the proposed expansion of the Village at Squaw Valley, with miniature hotels and condos spread across the minutely constructed base of the mountains. Where the slopes of Red Dog, Olympic Lady and Far East funnel into a snow beach, the model displays three hotels connecting […]

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Weekend Outlook: October 31 – November 2

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Grab your winter coat, temperatures are expected to be low this weekend. There are plenty of activities to celebrates the holidays around the Lake.   Thursday Take the family to Tahoe City Trick or Treat. Head to Heritage Plaza and the Recreation Center for special treats. Event details are here. Call the babysitter and head […]

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Fueling Up for Race Day

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Local athletes dish on their diets Written by Julia Mueller Carbo-loading at a spaghetti feed was a time-honored tradition before race day. However, the age-old eat-as-many-carbohydrates-as-you-can before a big event has now morphed into quite the opposite. Athletes now focus their diets on lean proteins and vegetables. The complex carbohydrates they use for fast-burning fuel […]

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Tahoe’s Backcountry Gems

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Skin up for one of these classic off-piste descents Written by Greyson Howard  Diverse and varied ski resorts ring Lake Tahoe, offering a wide range of terrain to any skier or snowboarder’s liking, instantly accessible at the top of a chair or gondola. But spend enough time on the region’s snow-covered slopes and the eye […]

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Tahoe Snowboarders Lead the Splitboard Revolution

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by David Bunker More than 20 years after a guy called Cowboy pieced together a hacksawed snowboard into the world’s first splitboard, the idea of using a snowboard to skin uphill and ride down is no longer a weird, fringe experiment. The sport has matured, led in part by legendary Tahoe snowboarders like Jeremy […]

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Weekend Outlook: October 25-27

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Enjoy the brisk fall temperatures and celebrate the season all around the Lake. There are many activities for the family or date night. Friday Don’t miss the Annual Downtown Trick or Treat Halloween Parade in Downtown Truckee. Trick or treating begins at 4:30 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. Event details are here. Looking […]

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