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Nevada-California Deer Herd at a Crossroads

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Satellite radio collars allow biologists to track the millennium-old migration patterns of Nevada’s mule deer Written by Jackie Ginley In Truckee’s Tahoe Donner neighborhood, the seasonal appearance of mule deer are a welcome sight. They are among the first out-of-towners to arrive in the spring, heralding the beginning of long days and warm weather, and […]

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The Buzz About Fermentation

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

DIY fermentation creates helpful, nourishing foods   Written by Julia Mueller   There is a buzz around fermentation in every sense of the word, and it goes beyond bread, beer and cheese.  Have you noticed an upsurge in people hovering around the kombucha display at the grocery store? Perhaps you have even pickled your own […]

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Heavy Metals

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Calpine-based welder uses railroad spikes and other “junk” in his singular creations Written by Alison Bender Sculptor Pat Blide credits his mother, who single-handedly raised four boys and a girl, for much of his current success. “My mom was really influential in getting us all to do art,” he says. “We used to make […]

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Tahoe IRONMAN Tested Stamina, Strength

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by Laney Olson Steam rose from The Lake as thousands of athletes tried to keep warm in their wetsuits and swim caps. At 6:30 a.m. Sunday, September 22, the gun went off for the start of the inaugural Lake Tahoe IRONMAN, and athletes plunged into the frigid waters of the Big Blue. IRONMAN was […]

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Getting the Shot

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Four experts walk skiers and riders through getting the best video out of their days at the terrain park   Written by Kyle Magin   A downhill resort’s terrain parks are bastions of creativity. From immensely talented skiers pushing the limits of their sport to newbies getting a handle on their own skill sets, skiers […]

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Of Ice and Snow in Tahoe

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nature uses winter water for warmth, protection Written by Will Richardson The Planet Earth we know could not survive without its most important and unique substance, water. It surrounds us, covering approximately 70 percent of Earth’s surface, locked away for long periods as snow and ice, as vapor in the atmosphere, in the soil, or […]

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West Shore Cafe Recipe: Crisp Duck Breast

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

From Mike Davis, executive chef at the West Shore Café and Inn Makes 3 to 4 servings Ingredients 2 large duck breasts, trimmed of excess fat 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, finely chopped ½–¾ pounds fresh chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned ¼ cup dry white wine ₁⁄₃ cup low-sodium chicken broth ½ stick unsalted butter […]

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Endangered Amphibians could Alter Sierra Nevada

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Matthew Renda A species of small frogs endemic to the Sierra Nevada is causing a rising swell of consternation across the region. The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog was once ubiquitous in the pellucid lakes and crystalline streams dappling the granitic mountains, particularly in the range’s northern reaches. “It was difficult to walk around […]

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Can Tahoe’s Cal Neva Swing Again?

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Laney Olson During its heyday, Crystal Bay’s Cal Neva Resort and Casino was a social hub, a place where American icons like Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe spent their time. However, those days are long gone. Previous owners took the property through foreclosure proceedings and allowed the once-grand establishment to fall into near-total […]

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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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