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Safe summer grilling: Barbecuing can be safe if a few precautions are taken

June 28, 2017 — While barbecuing is considered an integral part of summer, fire safety experts warn that along with the season's outdoor celebrations come far too many unnecessary and tragic mishaps. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 16,600 Americans ended up in the emergency room in 2014 […]

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Make America skate again: Lake Tahoe has a long history of skateboarding

June 28, 2017 — Lake Tahoe is a nucleus of progression. Athletes from all over the world come here to train and compete in their unique disciplines. And with the region being home to some of the biggest names from the winter Olympics like Maddie Bowman, Shannon Bahrke, Travis […]

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Amy Dixon makes history in the XTERRA off-road triathlon in Tahoe City

June 27, 2017 — Four years ago last week, Amy Dixon received a devastating diagnosis — she'd slowly be robbed of her eyesight due to an autoimmune disease known as Uveitis, which has now taken 98 percent of her vision, leaving Dixon with only a small hole to see […]

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Squaw Valley hosts Peaks and Paws for a weekend of hiking, swimming, and lots of doggie treats

June 24, 2017 — Peaks and Paws hit Squaw Valley over the weekend, throwing a celebration for the guests of honor: mankind's favorite four-legged friends. Tall dogs and small dogs, it was great fun for all dogs. There were brown dogs, lie down and lounge dogs, some with short […]

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Your Tahoe Weekend: outdoor activities, exotic coffee & basin wildlife

June 21, 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. Adventure Sports Week Celebrate […]

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Truckee Thursdays a hit for historic downtown

June 21, 2017 — Truckee Thursdays are a time for collaboration, exploration, and getting to interact with likeminded members of the North Lake Tahoe community. "The first event went very well, considering the weather," event manager Missy Konig said of the weekly event, which kicked off on Thursday, June […]

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Wine Ink: three dreamers, three grapes

June 17, 2017 — Some winemakers focus on making the best cabernet sauvignon or the best pinot noir. Then there are others who think differently, who go further afield, and who indulge in flights of fantasy with obscure grape varieties that seemingly speak directly to them. Sometimes, only to […]

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Summer in Tahoe City kicks off with Wine Walk

June 16, 2017 — Summertime in Lake Tahoe offers locals and visitors dreamy, sunshine-filled days. And one of the most happening spots to celebrate around the lake is Tahoe City. Beginning this week, the Tahoe City Downtown Association is creating engaging activation throughout the streets of the quaint, mountain […]

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Casa Baeza serves up the perfect margarita in Truckee

June 16, 2017 — The classic margarita is a refreshing, thirst-quenching drink, and perfect for a hot summer day. All too often, unfortunately, margarita mix takes over, yielding a syrupy, sugar-based concoction that needs to be blended with ice to make it palatable. "It has to be fresh — […]

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Truckee Roundhouse a magical place for Maker Show

June 16, 2017 — The Truckee Roundhouse can be a magical place where inspiration is made tangible through a variety of mediums. Local artisans collaborate to create incredible works of art and functional designs, as well as teach the community about new tools and techniques in craftsmanship. "We are […]

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Lakeside yoga, wine tasting and a dog music festival

June 15, 2017 — Top 10 Events You Can't Miss 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 […]

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Veni, vidi, vino: El Dorado County home to over 50 wineries, just 60 miles from Lake Tahoe

June 10, 2017 — Nestled in the Sierra Foothills, just 60 miles west of Lake Tahoe's South Shore, El Dorado County is home to over 50 wineries with more than 2,000 acres of vineyards. Stretches of grape vines grow harmoniously among rolling hills, tall pines and the American and […]

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2017 Summer Gear Guide: For Men

June 10, 2017 — From sleeping bags to GoPro cameras to trail guides — and just about everything else in between — our summer 2017 gear guide has a little bit of everything for everyone. Check out this year's offerings, available at a variety of retail outlets across the […]

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2017 Summer Gear Guide: For Women

June 10, 2017 — From sleeping bags to GoPro cameras to trail guides — and just about everything else in between — our summer 2017 gear guide has a little bit of everything for everyone. Check out this year's offerings, available at a variety of retail outlets across the […]

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Working on better moving bodies in North Lake Tahoe

June 10, 2017 — Hillary MacLean is the owner of Sierra Symmetry Pilates and Painless Running. After moving from the Bay Area with her family, she opened her training center at the first of the year and launched classes in April. Now, she's looking to welcome locals and visitors […]

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Tahoe Top 5: Fire up the grill with 1882 Bar and Grill in Downtown Truckee

June 9, 2017 — The much-anticipated sunny, long days are here, bringing perfect weather for whipping up mouthwatering barbecue dishes. Whether you're grilling different cuts of meat, burgers, or vegetable kebabs there are a few tips to keep top of mind, which will yield plate after plate of delicious […]

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Wine Ink: Luxury wine events coming to Aspen Food & Wine Classic

June 9, 2017 — The esteemed master sommelier and wine maker Richard Betts likes to say that "wine is a grocery." He is referring to the idea that in places, such as Italy, wine is part and parcel of everyday life. It is like another course that you have […]

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Truckee Thursdays back in historic downtown

June 9, 2017 — The Truckee Downtown Merchants Association has hosted Truckee Thursdays for the past 10 years to give locals the opportunity to enjoy their beautiful town with other community members. This weekly event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Merchant's Association, providing money that […]

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Brew Fest, a Maker Show & Fun on the Lake

June 8, 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. Opening of Chamber's Landing […]

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Truckee High wraps up jazz festival season with win

June 3, 2017 — Within the larger 40-member Truckee High School Jazz Band, there is also a smaller group of passionate musicians who are selected by audition to perform as the THS Jazz "Festival" Band. The award winning Jazz Festival Band consists of a dedicated group of 20 students, […]

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