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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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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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Golf season tees off at Incline Village and Lake Tahoe

June 3, 2017 — Players will soon be able to tee off for a full slate of summer golf with all of the area's courses scheduled to be open by June 7. Because of last winter's heavy snowfall, many of the courses around Incline Village and Truckee have experienced […]

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Your Tahoe Weekend: Farmers Markets & Community Clean-Up Days

June 2, 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. Great Skate Fundraiser The […]

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Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Run Adventure makes its makes its way from Reno up through Truckee and Lake Tahoe this weekend

June 2, 2017 — Hundreds of runners will pound their way through downtown Truckee late in the afternoon on Friday, June 2, as the 13th annual Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Run Adventure makes its way from Reno up through Truckee before heading toward Lake Tahoe. Nearly 3,000 runners and 250 […]

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Lake Tahoe longboarding has rich history, bright future

May 30, 2017 — Whether it involves land, snow or water, most people who come to Lake Tahoe are in search of adventure. In the realm of pavement, longboarding around the lake can certainly provide what you seek. If you aren’t familiar with the sport, longboards are a littler […]

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Nevada Department of Wildlife: Upcoming boating season poses concerns

May 28, 2017 — Memorial Day is the traditional kickoff to boating season in Northern Nevada, and game wardens at the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) are urging boaters to take extra precautions before going on the water. Although it is shaping up as one of the best boating […]

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Will big winter impact water temperature for swimmers in Lake Tahoe?

May 28, 2017 — The more snow melting into Lake Tahoe the colder the water will be this summer, right? Wrong. Though it might seem logical that the large amount of snow melting into the lake would impact its temperature, according to Geoff Schladow, director at UC Davis Tahoe […]

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Tony Romo returning to American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe

May 23, 2017 — A new addition to the 2017 American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament was announced Tuesday and he is expected to be a contender to win the whole thing. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has agreed to participate in the tournament at Lake Tahoe after […]

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Lake Tahoe biking trails getting a makeover

May 21, 2017 — There are miles of hiking and biking trails that are shaping up around Lake Tahoe now that more maintenance and additions are happening. The past few weeks have seen organizations like Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association and Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition picking up activity with […]

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Bike from Tahoe to Reno

May 20, 2017 — The Reno-Tahoe landscape offers scenic hills that are accessible through various trail routes. But the region lacked a trail connecting Pyramid Lake to Lake Tahoe, until now. Retired Reno-Sparks water planning manager, Janet Phillips, began creating her vision in 2003 of a bike path that […]

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Where to watch Amgen and how to plan for traffic delays in South Lake Tahoe May 11 and 12, 2017

May 8, 2017 — Some of the most elite female cyclists from the United States and abroad will be making their way to Lake Tahoe, May 11 and 12, to compete in the Amgen Break Away From Heart Disease Women’s Race. Residents are encouraged to attend the free event, […]

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Lake Tahoe ski resorts extend ski season

April 6, 2017 — With snow berms still piled up alongside the road throughout North Lake Tahoe-Truckee it's no surprise that area ski resorts have extended their closing dates, bringing locals and visitors even more fun days than expected, filled with sunshine overhead and snow underfoot. Springtime around the […]

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Photo gallery: Squaw Valley World Cup Day Two, Saturday slalom races

March 12, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The best female skiers in the world took to the Red Dog run for a World Cup slalom race at Squaw Valley on Saturday. Above are photos from Day Two from Truckee resident Patrick Flora. Click here to check out his photos […]

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Mikaela Shiffrin sweeps at Squaw Valley World Cup, secures slalom title

March 12, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — With her fourth slalom globe already clinched, Mikaela Shiffrin outskied her rivals by more than a second Saturday to win her 31st career World Cup race. The victory was sealed when first-run leader Wendy Holdener, of Switzerland, skied off course just […]

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Photo gallery: Squaw Valley World Cup Day One, Giant Slalom race

March 11, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The best female skiers in the world took to the Red Dog run for a World Cup giant slalom race at Squaw Valley on Friday. Above are photos from Day One from Truckee resident Patrick Flora. An estimated crowd of 8,000 […]

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Mikaela Shiffrin charges to victory in Squaw Valley giant slalom

March 10, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Mikaela Shiffrin stormed to victory through the final gates of the second run of the giant slalom on Friday, extending her lead in the overall World Cup standings. The Eagle-Vail resident trailed Italy’s Federica Brignone by three-hundredths of a second at the last […]

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