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The Dislocation of Lake Tahoe

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

How California’s Gold Rush led to a fractured governance structure in the Basin Written by Matthew Renda   The formation of the five counties dividing Lake Tahoe’s shoreline was more influenced by what happened outside the Basin in the middle of the nineteenth century than what occurred within. As the destinies of California and Nevada […]

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PlumpJack Café Squaw Valley: Prime Time Performance

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

PlumpJack hits all of its marks Written by Susan D. Rock Borrowing its name from Shakespeare’s roguish and rotund character of large appetites, the PlumpJack Café at Squaw Valley USA indeed feels like part of a professional and polished production. That is, perhaps, because it is. The San Francisco–based PlumpJack Group, founded by entrepreneur-turned-politician Gavin […]

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Weekend Outlook: October 11-13

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The temperatures are chilly and there is snow on the mountains. Don’t let the cold stop you from enjoying some of the fall events around the Lake this weekend. Friday The Epic  Mountain Bike Race starts this Friday at Northstar. Teams of two will alternate racing over the weekend. They will race for more than […]

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Thousands turn out at Squaw Valley for “McConkey” premier

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Laney Olson The words, “Thank you Shane” lit the sky above Squaw Valley on Saturday evening as more than 4,000 gathered in the Village at Squaw to celebrate the life of extreme skier and BASE  jumper, Shane McConkey. This marked the start of Matchstick Productions’ “McConkey” North American Tour. The documentary follows the […]

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Nevadans Get an Up-Close Look at Andy Warhol

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Laney Olson Andy Warhol famously said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” The late American artist’s words are exemplified in Andy Warhol: Athletes, a portrait collection currently showing at the Nevada Museum of Art. “[The collection] happened at time when athletes were becoming celebrities,” says JoAnne Northrup, director of […]

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Tough Mudder Tahoe: 13,000 expected to participate

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Kyle Magin More than 13,000 participants, “Mudders,” are expected to take on the special forces-style Tough Mudder challenge Saturday and Sunday at Northstar California. The obstacle course race is on its fourth Tahoe stop–Squaw Valley hosted it in 2011, while Northstar plays host for a third time after one stop in 2012 and […]

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Weekend Outlook: September 26-29

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although fall just began, it feels like winter is right around the corner. Temperatures are really cooling down this weekend but that doesn’t mean the activities stop. Grab your favorite winter scarf and check out some of these events. Thursday Don’t miss the final weekend of In Spite Of at the Holland Project. This art […]

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Hard as Iron: IRONMAN Takes on Tahoe Sunday

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Martis Camp resident and former Oakland A’s outfielder Eric Byrnes to compete Written by Laney Olson Thousands of athletes from around the world will push their bodies to the limit this Sunday with the Inaugural IRONMAN Lake Tahoe. Nearly 2,700 racers will face the rough waters of Tahoe with a 2.4 mile swim in Kings […]

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Linking Tahoe’s Lakeview Resorts

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Behind Homewood, Diamond Peak’s decision to link on a pass deal Written by Laney Olson There is little more beautiful than a view of Lake Tahoe on a wintery day from atop the slopes. Homewood Resort, located Tahoe’s West Shore and Diamond Peak Ski Resort, located in Incline Village on the North Shore are both […]

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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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