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Weekend Outlook June 5-8

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Kristin Close Are you ready to have an outdoorsy weekend in Tahoe? Warm weather in the 70s is expected this weekend. Keep cool with a hat and don’t forget your SPF–here are some great events going on this weekend:   Thursday, June 5 -Caliente Tequlia Tasting, Kings Beach 5:30 p.m. Hey! Tequila! Admission is […]

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Indoor Ascent

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written and Photographed by Paul Raymore Attached by harness and 11-millimeter climbing rope to her belay partner, 14-year-old Kristina Goetz of Incline Village steps onto a tiny foothold on the vertical wall and climbs. Over the course of the next five minutes—combining the flexibility of a ballerina with a tightrope walker’s balance—Goetz executes a series […]

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Weekend Outlook May 29-June 1

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Kristin Close   Whether you’re feeling crafty or feeling active, there are plenty of things for you to do in Tahoe this weekend. The weather is expected to be sunny and in the 70’s; Sit back, relax and watch the Tahoe premier of the film Is It Happening? or get up and go […]

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Tahoe Running: Best RTO team names, ranked

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written By Kyle Magin The Reno-Tahoe Odyssey–a 178-mile trail/road running relay race coursing from Reno, through Truckee, down Tahoe’s West Shore into South Lake, out into Minden and back to Reno via Virginia City–begins this Friday. 250 teams are expected to compete in the event’s 10th year. The race annually draws an eclectic mix of […]

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New Film Follows Western States Runners

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

An attempt to complete the Western States 100 ultramarathon By Kristin Close The Western States 100 Mile Endurance run started with one runner in 1974. It was then a horse race, called the Tevis Cup. Gordy Ainsleigh attempted to run it on foot. After finishing in 23 hours and 42 minutes, he became the first […]

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Weekend Outlook: Memorial Day Weekend

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Kristin Close Memorial Day is traditionally seen as the start of summer. The best time to get out of town, and into Tahoe, this Memorial Day weekend is Thursday or Friday to beat the crowds. With sunny weather and temps expected to reach the low 70s, it’ll be a beautiful weekend for a […]

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Reno’s Changeover, Redux

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Reno-ssance of America’s Biggest Little City Written by Brad Rassler An arch has stood vigil over Reno for nearly 90 years. It’s the same span that makes an appearance in countless stories about the city, including one composed in 1966 for The New Yorker by the late M.F.K. Fisher, best known for her food […]

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Thunderbird Yacht Decommissioned for 2014 following engine failure, $250k repair needed

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Special to Tahoe Quarterly A plea from Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society Executive Director Bill Watson went out this morning after it was discovered the historic wooden Thunderbird Yacht’s engines were damaged, putting the vessel out of commission for the 2014 boating season. The yacht, which is housed at the eponymous East Shore estate and once […]

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Fire in Mt. Rose Wilderness burns 728 acres, 5 percent contained

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Kristin Close The Hunter Falls fire in the Mt. Rose Wilderness near southwest Reno, which started late Saturday, has burnt 728 acres and remains at 5 percent containment, says Christie Kalkowski, a spokeswoman for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is burning toward the northeast in the area of Hunter Creek, in an area inaccessible […]

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North-South Water Transit Proposed for Lake Tahoe

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Dylan Silver In the early twentieth century, getting to, from and around The Lake may have been easier and more environmentally friendly. With trains, ferries, foot and car access to the area, it was certainly more multimodal, says Alfred Knotts, a transportation project manager with the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD). “We kind of […]

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