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Summer staples: Top ways to close out the summer season in Tahoe

August 18, 2017 — As one of Tahoe’s best seasons comes to a close, a handful of activities will conclude. The next few weeks will bring the end of many summer events, including outdoor music series, performances under the stars and prime hiking weather. Whether you’re a theater connoisseur, […]

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LimeBike releases rider data for South Shore of Lake Tahoe

August 15, 2017 — It’s been a month since LimeBike launched its pilot bike-sharing program on the South Shore — and depending on whom you ask, it’s either going very well or not well at all. All over town from Stateline to the Y, residents and tourists alike can […]

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29 terms every fly fisher should know

August 14, 2017 — Just like any activity, hobby or sport, fly fishing has its own interesting words and terms. Some are straightforward and others are words that a new angler might not know. I’m going to run down some of these words and terms and define them for […]

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Aspen Snowmass Premier ski pass will cost $1,849 for the 2017-18 season; $50 more than last year

August 13, 2017 — Season ski passes at Aspen Snowmass for the 2017-18 winter will cost between $20 and $50 more than last year, the Aspen Skiing Co. announced Thursday, Aug. 10. Passes go on sale Monday, Aug. 14, with the best deals available until Sept. 15, according to […]

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Climber’s body removed from Capitol Peak after ‘difficult’ recovery; Parker man ID’d

August 10, 2017 — Volunteers with Mountain Rescue Aspen spent a taxing nine hours Wednesday, Aug. 9, recovering the body of a Parker, Colo., man from inside a crevasse on Capitol Peak, sources said. “In talking with the guys from Mountain Rescue Aspen, it was probably one of the […]

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Aspen area’s Elk Mountains are in a league of their own for risk

August 8, 2017 — Capitol Peak is considered one of the toughest hikes among Colorado’s mountains over 14,000 feet in elevation, but some of its neighbors in Pitkin County remain more deadly. Two hikers have died at different places under different circumstances on Capitol Peak this summer, so experts […]

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Sky Combat Ace brings aerial thrills over Lake Tahoe (Video)

August 8, 2017 —   Let’s face it, at some point in all our lives, we’ve cranked up the Kenny Loggins hit song “Danger Zone” in our cars and pretended we were one of the jet pilots from the 1986 classic film “Top Gun.” With Sky Combat Ace (SCA) […]

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Tahoe Rim Trail a product of love, dedication and a ton of volunteer work

August 7, 2017 — If Lake Tahoe were a queen, the Tahoe Rim Trail would be the crown circling her royal head. Consisting of 165 miles of 24-inch, single-track trail, the Rim Trail offers some of the most breathtaking views of Big Blue and an experience that few other […]

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Capitol Peak claims second victim in month; hiker dies from fall off Knife’s Edge

August 7, 2017 — A hiker died Sunday, Aug. 6, trying to summit Capitol Peak, west of Aspen, and is the second person to die on the mountain in less than a month. Pitkin County authorities said another hiker climbing the northernmost of the Elk Range's 14,000-foot mountains called […]

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Forest thinning to impact Pope-Baldwin bike path near South Lake Tahoe

August 7, 2017 — Efforts to reduce vegetation are slated to continue on National Forest lands near South Lake Tahoe, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The mechanical cut-to-length (CTL) tree removal started this week and will continue on approximately 100 acres near the Pope-Baldwin Bike Path bike path. […]

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What type of fly-fishing will work best for you?

August 7, 2017 — You’ve arrived at a great hole, you have your waders on, gear is ready to go and now the only question is: “What technique of fly-fishing am I going to use today?” There are three broad categories of techniques that I’m going to address. Each […]

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The need-to-know on backyard beekeeping in Lake Tahoe region

August 6, 2017 — Donning a beekeeper’s hat and veil, Brandi Bannister picks up a bee-covered frame from a hive outside her South Lake Tahoe home to show off the hexagonal honeycomb beginning to form. “I normally get at least a couple of gallons of honey from one hive,” […]

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Two people killed in Minden skydiving incident

August 5, 2017 — Two tandem skydivers killed on Thursday morning, Aug. 3, were identified as guide Ashlie Caceras, 43, of Lodi, Calif., and David Becker, 21, of Sankt Martin, Germany. The parachutists fell to their deaths at the Minden-Tahoe Airport. Initial investigation revealed the two skydivers were attached […]

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August marks busy time for Desolation Wilderness; what to know before you go

August 5, 2017 — It’s August, which means Desolation Wilderness has just about peaked as far as how much of the snowpack and accompanying ice will melt. The clearing, however, also means more people accessing the area for camping, even with late winter conditions still existing in sections. “The […]

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Video: Summer snowboarding at Big Island Park in Copper Mountain, Colorado

August 3, 2017 —   On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill reporter John LaConte visits the Big Island Park at Copper Mountain, an on-snow opportunity in nearby Summit County which has turned […]

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Summit Hunnies brings Lake Tahoe area women together for outdoor fun

August 2, 2017 — When local women Austyn Harrington and Justeen Ferguson returned to Lake Tahoe after finishing college a few years ago, they noticed something was lacking — the group of friends they had spent a lot of time adventuring with had dwindled down. Not to be discouraged, […]

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Truckee Tahoe locals have strong showing at Squaw Mountain Run

August 2, 2017 — Hundreds of runners came out in support of the 37th annual Squaw Mountain Run on Saturday, July 29, racing from the Village at Squaw Valley to the ski resort's High Camp. Proceeds from the race benefitted the Auburn Ski Club Training Center programs and the […]

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Fly fishing fundraiser on Aug. 12 at Truckee Regional Park’s Riverside Pavillion

August 1, 2017 — The Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers will host the club's 33rd annual BBQ and Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Truckee Regional Park's Riverside Pavilion from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers members. Cost […]

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Alder Creek girls’ basketball tryouts set

August 1, 2017 — Alder Creek Middle School will host tryouts for the eighth-grade girls' basketball team on Aug. 23-25 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Alder Creek Middle School Gym. All participants must have a physical on file at the school office. For more information contact […]

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Aspen’s David Perry named president, COO of new ski company after deal completed that includes Squaw Valley

July 31, 2017 — A company affiliated with Aspen Skiing Co. and KSL Capital Partners completed the purchases Monday, July 31, of Intrawest Resort Holdings and Mammoth Resorts. Former Aspen Skiing Co. executive David Perry was named president and chief operating officer of the new ski industry giant, which […]

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