Category: People

Bowman, Sigourney Land on Dew Tour Podium

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tahoe-Trained Athletes Eye Sochi Written by Kyle Magin Friday, December 13, 2013–South Lake Tahoe native Maddie Bowman took top honors at today’s Dew Tour Ski Pipe finals in Breckenridge, Colorado, further securing her spot on the US Ski Team headed for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Bowman, who skis on Sierra-at-Tahoe’s pro team, was […]

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Eye to Eye: Dr. Laurence Heifetz

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Matthew Renda After entering medical school in the 1970s, Dr. Laurence Heifetz knew he wanted to practice what he deems “high-stakes medicine” and swiftly decided on oncology—cancer treatment. He began his career at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, but moved to Truckee in 2006, when the Tahoe Forest Hospital founded its […]

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A Last Look at Tahoe

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Goodbyes to Lake Tahoe, to dad Written by Andrew Pridgen My family calls it the Look. You and yours may refer to it as something else, or not at all. But I know you’ve seen it. I know you know it. The Look is that, well, look people get on the last day of a […]

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Alpenglow Winter Film Series Seeks to Inspire

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Series Draws Community for Storytelling Written By Kyle Magin Tales of glorious, endlessly light days and terrifically foul weather in the remote wilds of Baffin Island’s high country transfixed a crowd of hundreds at Squaw Valley’s Olympic Valley Lodge in early November. Tahoe-based explorer/climber Dave Nettle walked them through a series of well-shot slides depicting […]

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Eye to Eye: David Wise

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Alison Bender   Freeskiing champion David Wise has been on the slopes for two decades, ever since joining Reno’s Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program at age 3. He won his first U.S. National Title in halfpipe skiing at age 15 and—now 23 years old—has taken gold in multiple X Games, skied around the […]

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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 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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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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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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Tahoe “Wildlife Advocates” menace state biologist

| May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Criticism over bear incidents turns aggressive, violent online By Kyle Magin Tahoe Quarterly Editor A Nevada wildlife biologist came under attack recently after the accidental death of a black bear in Incline Village. The state employee found aggressive, violent and even threatening messages left online and  emailed to his public account. Nevada Department of Wildlife […]

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