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Vail Resorts executive leaves for new role at Steamboat Ski Area

October 16, 2017 — Ski industry veteran and hospitality executive Rob Spence has been named Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.’s new vice president of food and beverage. Before joining the Steamboat Springs team, Spence was the vice president of mountain dining for Vail Resorts, based in Broomfield. But Spence,

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Public input sought on draft Truckee River Corridor Access Plan

October 16, 2017 — The public is invited to weigh in on a proposed plan that outlines recreation and public lands access improvements along the Truckee River between North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. A community meeting is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at which Placer County

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Arapahoe Basin once again country’s first ski area to open, marking start of 2017-2018 season

October 15, 2017 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened to a crowd of thousands on Friday morning, Oct. 13, becoming the first ski area in the country to open full-time and marking the start of a season featuring new expansions and upgrades at resorts statewide. As 9 a.m. approached,

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Forest Service campgrounds begin closing at Tahoe this weekend

October 15, 2017 — Lake Tahoe’s campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas and roads will begin closing for the winter this weekend, according to the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Campgrounds on National Forest lands in the Tahoe Basin managed by Tahoe Recreation, a division of California Land

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Most Nevadans won’t be affected by health care subsidies cuts

October 14, 2017 — The head of the Silver State Health Exchange says President Trump’s decision to cancel Cost Sharing Reduction subsidies to insurance companies will impact few Nevadans who get insurance through the exchange. “It will take time,” said Heather Korbulac. “Those likely will not have an impact

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California Avalanche Workshop slated for Saturday in South Lake Tahoe

October 13, 2017 — Longtime South Lake Tahoe resident Todd Offenbacher will attend the 4th annual California Avalanche Workshop  on Saturday, Oct. 14, with a heavy heart. Offenbacher, a Sierra Avalanche board member, adventurer and guide, lost a friend this past weekend related to a Montana snowslide that claimed

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Experiencing October’s Friday the 13th in Tahoe

October 13, 2017 — The idea of Friday the 13th as a day of bad luck has its roots in an era long ago: According to both National Geographic and the History Channel we likely have biblical tradition to thank for the superstition that arose with the number 13,

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Tahoe Donner’s Fall Fest features all kinds of fun activities on Oct. 14

October 13, 2017 — In honor of the official beginning of fall in North Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Donner's autumn-themed celebration welcomes families and friends to carve pumpkins, enjoy spice flavors, and enjoy special moments together with a chill in the air. The annual Fall Festival will be held this

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Head to Reno for Dine the District on Oct. 14

October 13, 2017 — Downtown Reno is quickly becoming a hub of creativity, wellness and culinary prowess, showcasing new initiatives to revamp Midtown and inviting locals and visitors to get a piece of the magic for themselves. According to officials with the Riverwalk Merchants Association, some people unfortunately haven't

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Colorado doctor: Health effects of living in mountains unknown to medical establishment

October 12, 2017 — Dr. Christine Ebert-Santos, M.D., is on a mission. The longtime Summit County pediatrician has, for several years, been trying to spread the word on an acute altitude illness that even locals can develop no matter how long they’ve been residents. If not diagnosed or treated

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Tahoe Top 5: Five ways to play in fall

October 12, 2017 — Whether you're looking to enjoy delicious food and drink, get outside to appreciate the gorgeous colors of the trees or celebrate the season's turn, North Lake Tahoe is full of activities for every member of the family to enjoy; now's the time to head to

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Your Tahoe Weekend: Enjoy the colors of fall

October 12, 2017 — Below are the Sierra Sun's picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe. Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email Reporter Cassandra Walker at cwalker@sierrasun.com. 1. Incline Community Blood Drive

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Nevada Day program cover released

October 11, 2017 — Artists from across the state, representing an array of mediums, are featured on the cover of this year’s Nevada Day program. “The cover is a shared authorship of several artists, which plays into the ideals of the Nevada Day parade and its theme,” said Mark

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Only days remain in Tahoe-Truckee Burger and Brew Contest

October 11, 2017 — Only days remain in the Tahoe-Truckee Burger and Brew Contest presented by Tahoe Magazine. Ten restaurants have chosen a beer and burger pairing, and it’s up to the public to pick the winner. Once you’ve given the following burgers a taste, cast your vote online

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Snowmaking operations begin at Vail Mountain; upgraded chairlifts near completion at Vail and Beaver Creek

October 9, 2017 — Vail Mountain kicked off its snowmaking operations on Golden Peak early Saturday morning, Oct. 7, beginning a ramp up to the 2017-18 season that will, as always, rely on the dual powers of Mother Nature and manmade technology. Vail is scheduled to open for the

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Colorado ski industry adds teeth to climate change talk

October 9, 2017 — Last week in Keystone, Colo., a modern-day prophet on climate change addressed a room of several hundred High Country residents as they chomped away at their breakfasts, daring each of them to accept a simple challenge. “I’m asking you to save civilization,” he said unabashedly.

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As baby boomers leave slopes, millennials fail to fill gap

October 9, 2017 — Ski resorts expect older, wealthier individuals who have the time and money to ski more. What is not expected is as that generation retires from skiing, fewer youth replace their spots on the chair lifts. Jim Powell, vice president of marketing at the Park City

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Tahoe ski resorts way down list of SKI magazine’s reader survey

October 9, 2017 — SKI magazine released its annual “Best in the West 2018” reader-ranked survey in late September and zero Lake Tahoe-area resorts appear in the top 15, and just three made the top 30. But it’s better to be on the list than not. There are four

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This is what October powder skiing on Loveland Pass looks like

October 9, 2017 — On Oct. 3, eager skiers and snowboarders trekked out to Loveland Pass in Summit County for some early season powder turns. Nearby ski area Arapahoe Basin had received 19 inches of snow in two days as of Oct. 2. The conditions were cold enough for

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Wine Ink: Burgundy in Boulder

October 8, 2017 — Burgundy. Boulder. Fall. Three of my favorite things. And next week in Boulder, Colo., they blend together at the annual Boulder Burgundy Festival. Since 2010, when master sommelier and owner of the Boulder Wine Merchant, Brett Zimmerman, first dipped a toe into the concept of

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