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PHOTOS: Mt. Rose first Tahoe-area ski resort to open for 2016-17 season

November 18, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe became the first Lake Tahoe-area ski resort to open for the 2016-17 season Friday. The downhill resort located between Reno and Incline Village, near Lake Tahoe's North Shore, opened at about 9:30 a.m. Due to a lack […]

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Lake Tahoe skiing: Boreal Mountain to open Friday, Nov. 18

November 17, 2016 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Boreal Mountain Resort, located at Donner Summit off Interstate 80 west of Truckee, announced Wednesday that it will open for the 2016-17 season this Friday, Nov. 18. In a news release sent to the Sierra Sun Thursday afternoon, it touts being "the first […]

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VIDEO: Truckee man finds solace in surfing after devastating spinal injury

September 21, 2016 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Jeff Andrews knives his surfboard down into a cresting wave. Lying on his stomach, propped up by his elbows, Andrews begins riding the current — carving back and forth across the blue-green waters — as it rises and rolls toward shore. Andrews […]

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Fall into flowers: Nature is preparing for the upcoming Lake Tahoe winter

September 15, 2016 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Summer is winding down, which means fall is not far behind. During the early fall months, Nature begins to prepare for the upcoming winter. Deciduous trees grow new leaves in the spring. The green leaves rich in chlorophyll work during the summer converting […]

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Amid drought impacts, Tahoe locals create fall race to help raise funds for Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue

September 12, 2016 — TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Three of the past five years, the Great Ski Race — a historic cross-country ski race stretching from Tahoe City to Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee — has been canceled due to an impenetrable roadblock: lack of snow. And the previous two […]

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Lake Tahoe golf tips: Pitch closer by not looking at the flag

September 9, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — As I work with both amateurs and pros, I notice that whenever I see them consistently hitting their pitch and chip shots too long, it's because they are fixating on the flag as they are setting up for the shot. When […]

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South Tahoe’s Ryan Weibel snags victory at Castle Peak 100k

September 7, 2016 — Some 114 trail runners braved the start line of the Castle Peak 100k on Saturday, Aug. 27. Only 79 ultimately crossed the finish line at Donner Memorial State Park after traversing 62 miles and climbing over 14,000 feet in the mountains surrounding Truckee. The Castle […]

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Lake Tahoe biking: Coalition debuts interactive map for cycling area roads

September 5, 2016 — Those navigating the roads and paths around Lake Tahoe on two wheels now have an interactive option for finding their way. Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition unveiled a new interactive online map in August, a multimedia tool it hopes will improve biking in the region. "The […]

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Explore Tahoe: Taking in the Mt. Rose Wilderness and all its glory

September 1, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Mt. Rose Wilderness is a protected wilderness area located between Reno and Lake Tahoe and is composed of 28,000 acres. Treat yourself to an aerial view by making your way to the top of Mt. Rose via the Mt. Rose trailhead […]

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Tahoe hiking: Marlette Lake route offers serene views above East Shore

August 30, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Marlette Lake sits serenely at 7,823 feet on Lake Tahoe's East Shore, an expansive body of water that features hues of green and blue. The most direct way to reach Marlette presents a steep challenge on singletrack — a three-mile route […]

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Tahoe tennis: Footwork, balance, timing key to consistency on the court

August 26, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Sometimes it's just time to change a few things in your game. Tennis is all about footwork and balance, and if you don't have either your tennis will suffer. Good footwork and balance helps you achieve more power and a smoother […]

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Tahoe Games Bike Nights making Friday stop in Tahoe City

August 25, 2016 — TAHOE CITY, Calif. — This year, On Course Events has teamed up with the Lake Tahoe Golf Course and Tahoe Center for Orthopedics to bring South Lake Tahoe's newest bike series to life. And this weekend, the series makes a stop in Tahoe City. Tahoe […]

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Tahoe hiking: Longer route to Angora Lakes offers fun challenge

August 15, 2016 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Angora Lakes offer a wealth of recreational opportunities on the water inset from Lake Tahoe's South Shore. The upper lake also serves up the most famous lemonade in Tahoe. Driving to a short hike puts Angora Lakes easily within reach, […]

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Lake Tahoe golf tips: Are you clubbing yourself correctly?

August 15, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — As a golf instructor/coach, I'm constantly noticing that students of mine will not be posting the kind of low scores that I know their game is capable of. When I finally get them on the course for some instruction, one of […]

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Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition launches safety campaign

August 3, 2016 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition recently launched a multimedia education campaign to promote safe bicycling for Tahoe visitors and residents. "We hope these safety tips help ensure people enjoy riding their bicycles at Lake Tahoe," said Curtis Fong, vice president of the […]

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Lake Tahoe recreation: 6 pickleball mantras to live and play by

July 28, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Playing pickleball is fun at all skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or a competitive player, there is always room for improvement. We live in Nevada where playing the odds is a way of life. Going for the high percentage […]

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Mark Mulder repeats as Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tourney winner

July 27, 2016 — STATELINE, Nev. — Mark Mulder had his fellow contenders right where he wanted them. The former MLB pitcher, who trailed by five entering the final round last year en route to the American Century Championship, trailed by five points going into the final round of […]

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Tahoe Games Bike Nights return, to make North Shore debut in August

May 30, 2016 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Get your bike lights, and glow sticks ready; Tahoe Games Bike Nights are coming back to Lake Tahoe Golf Course. The On Course Events series returns to the golf course for a second year this Friday, May 27. The events […]

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Truckee High swimming: Girls finish second at state, boys fifth

May 26, 2016 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee High School girls swim team entered the UNLV Aquatic Center on May 21 looking to build on their already impressive legacy. Mission accomplished with a second-place finish to a high-powered Boulder City squad in the 2016 NIAA Division I-A state […]

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Lake Tahoe golf: Try out these early season strategies

May 20, 2016 — The golf season has arrived! The Incline Village Championship Golf Course opened May 13, and the Mountain Golf Course opens May 20, so here are a few tips to remember when getting back in to the swing of things: 1. Always remember to stretch before […]

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