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League to Save Lake Tahoe to host an aquatic invasive species training session in Incline Village

August 17, 2017 — For the past half century, the League to Save Lake Tahoe has worked to raise awareness about protecting the lake's famous clarity. The organization will continue that undertaking on Wednesday, Aug. 23, partnering with High Sierra Gardens to host Eyes on the Lake, an aquatic […]

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Ta-Hoe Nalu celebrates a decade on the lake at Kings Beach

August 16, 2017 — It began a decade ago with friends embarking on a paddleboard race from Commons Beach to Tahoe Vista with only bragging rights on the line and a tab for the night's beers at stake. Going into the 11th annual Ta-Hoe Nalu, the festival has grown […]

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Lake Tahoe trail race attracts record turnout for Marlette 50K and 10 Miler

August 15, 2017 — Big Blue Adventures hosted the fourth annual Marlette 50K and 10 Miler on Sunday, Aug. 13, with a record turnout of more than 150 runners competing in the two races. The 50-kilometer course took competitors on 30 miles of single track trails from Spooner Lake, […]

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Swimmers de Ryk, Crews compete at nationals

August 15, 2017 — Two of Truckee's top swimmers traveled to East Meadow, N.Y. to match up against the nation's best 18-and-under long course swimmers at the Speedo Junior National Championships. Truckee Tahoe Swim Team members Cooper de Ryk, 17, and Kaikea Crews, 14, qualified for three events each […]

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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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New Heavenly COO eager to start work

August 13, 2017 — Just in time to get geared up for another season, Vail Resorts recently named Mike Goar as the Tahoe-region vice president and Heavenly chief operating officer. Goar brings over 40 years of ski industry experience, and prior to arriving at Lake Tahoe, he was vice […]

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Grappling in the sand at Baldwin Beach in South Tahoe

August 12, 2017 — It wasn’t just a day at the beach for the dozens of competitors who made their way to South Shore’s Baldwin Beach last month for South Tahoe Wrestling’s beach wrestling championships. The late-July tournament celebrated its third year this summer, and had 117 participants take […]

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Incline parent and child golf tournament takes place Aug. 14 at Incline Village Mountain Golf Course

August 12, 2017 — The Incline Village Mountain Golf Course will be hosting a parent/child tournament on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a barbecue from Wild Bill's BBQ. Adults can team up with their children or grandchildren for a shotgun scramble tournament, and […]

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Former Truckee greats on the collegiate gridiron

August 11, 2017 — With the 2017 football season quickly approaching, Truckee High has been gearing up in preparation to add another chapter in the program's storied history. Over the years, Truckee has consistently churned out standout players, and several of those former Wolverines will be looking to make […]

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Marlette 50K takes place on Aug. 13

August 10, 2017 — The annual Marlette 50K and 10 Miler will take place on Sunday, Aug. 13, taking runners on race through trails around Marlette and Spooner Lake. The 50-kilometer route will have 5,353 feet of elevation gain and 5,389 feet of loss, as competitors make their way […]

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Softball fundraiser set for Aug. 12 at Truckee River Regional Park

August 10, 2017 — The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (C.A.T.T.) Community Project will host its third annual Coed Softball Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Truckee River Regional Park. The games will begin at 9 a.m., as six teams will vie for the first-place trophy. Admission 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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Mesa Rim, Reno’s largest climbing center, has opened their state-of-the-art training facility to the region

August 10, 2017 — Get ready climbers out there, Mesa Rim is finally here in all of its 24,000-square-foot glory. "This is my fourth or fifth time here since Saturday," said Tyler Simmons, a new member of the brand-spankin'-new training facility. "Other gyms around here are subpar, modern gyms […]

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Incline Open serves up 37th annual tennis tournament on Aug. 12-13

August 10, 2017 — Most of the courts at the Incline Village Tennis Center will be filled with players this weekend, as competitors look to battle it out in an effort to capture individual and doubles championships at the 37th annual Incline Open. The annual tournament will begin on […]

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Ta-Hoe Nalu paddles into Kings Beach for 11th year on Aug. 12-13

August 9, 2017 — Billed as the world's first stand-up paddleboard race, Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival will return to Kings Beach this weekend for two days of competition, contests, and festivities. More than 2,000 people are expected to take over the beach during the two days as the festival […]

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Truckee runners defend Sierra Crest Ultra Run titles

August 9, 2017 — For the second year in a row Truckee runners Nick Sterling and Kati Clark took home the top honors at the annual Sierra Crest 50K Ultra Run. The two local runners returned to defend their titles on the 50-kilometer course, and while the route may […]

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Truckee Tahoe Swim Team dazzles at Western Zones in Clovis, California

August 8, 2017 — Six of Truckee's top swimmers traveled to Clovis, Calif., for five days of competition from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, for the Senior Western Zone Championship Meet, where the squad dove in against the best youth swimmers from the western United States. The long-course meet […]

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Tahoe City’s rafting companies resume operations on Truckee River

August 8, 2017 — Tahoe City's two rafting companies, Truckee River Rafting and Truckee River Raft Co., are back in action after receiving the call late on Thursday, Aug. 3, from Federal Water Master Chad Blanchard that water would again be released from the Lake Tahoe Dam. The two […]

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Tahoe City’s rafting companies resume operations on Truckee River

August 8, 2017 — Tahoe City's two rafting companies, Truckee River Rafting and Truckee River Raft Co., are back in action after receiving the call late on Thursday, Aug. 3, from Federal Water Master Chad Blanchard that water would again be released from the Lake Tahoe Dam. The two […]

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