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Lake Tahoe Forest Service: Snowmobile riders stick to areas with adequate snow

February 17, 2018 — Amid a below-average snow year and with an influx of visitors expected for Presidents Day weekend, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is asking snowmobile riders to stick within permitted areas that have adequate snow coverage. Snowmobile operators should avoid bare dirt

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Theory of a Deadman rocks Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

February 16, 2018 — Rock group Theory of a Deadman has found mass success since its 2001 formation with No. 1 hits like “Bad Girlfriend,” “Lowlife,” “So Happy” and “Angel.” But the band’s newest album, “Wake Up Call,” which dropped in October 2017, takes fans in a somewhat new

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Parallel wines: along the 38th

February 14, 2018 — A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the location of various wine regions in the world based upon their respective distance from the equator, either north or south. The genesis of that column was a trip I had taken to the Napa Valley this

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Nevada wants out of federal health exchange

February 10, 2018 — Nevada’s Silver State Health Insurance Exchange took the first step on Thursday to getting out of the federal healthcare.gov system and build its own exchange. The Legislative Interim Finance Committee granted SSHIX $1 million from its own reserves to put together an RFP and find

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Wine Ink: The most important tool to use is a good wine glass

February 10, 2018 — "A glass is a glass is a glass." So stated my friend at a restaurant after I had implored the waiter to please retrieve some appropriate stemware before pouring the chardonnay that we were about to pay two and half times over retail for. "Au

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Tahoe Top 5: Lake Tahoe and Reno resorts offer special Valentine’s Day menus

February 9, 2018 — This Valentine's Day if you're worried about finding the perfect gift, why not treat your special someone to a spa treatment or stick with the age-old classic of wining and dining them? A delicious meal and good conversation or some well-deserved relaxation is a wonderful

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The Roundhouse teaches locals and visitors new skills in their fully equipped makerspace located at Truckee Tahoe Airport

February 9, 2018 — Tucked inside a container at the Truckee Tahoe Airport is what seems like another world of creativity that welcomes newcomers to make their ideas reality by learning to build using various mediums. "The space operates like a gym with our membership," said Karyn Stanley, general

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Weekend fun in North Lake Tahoe

February 9, 2018 — 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 Staff Writer Wyatt Haupt Jr. at whaupt@sierrasun.com or Justin Scacco

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Weekend fun in North Lake Tahoe

February 9, 2018 — 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. Lunafest The all-women, traveling

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Artist hikes in Sierra Nevada to paint landscapes firsthand

February 5, 2018 — Clouds enshroud the peak of Mount Tallac as Charles Muench sets up his easel at the edge of Fallen Leaf Lake. After trekking through a light dusting of snow, the painter settles on a view of the iconic mountaintop from a beach with small waves

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Wine Ink: Super Bowl and wine are not so different after all

February 4, 2018 — No offense to Presidents Day, Flag Day or even the 4th of July, but Super Bowl Sunday has become the most national of our national holidays. It is a day we gather, socialize, cheer and debate. It also is a day where drinking reigns supreme.

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Art Truckee hosts Open Mic. Night every first and third Friday of the month

February 3, 2018 — Every first and third Friday of the month, Art Truckee in the historic Brickelltown district welcomes talented locals and visitors to share their performance art. One by one, performers take center stage at the art gallery as audience members order beer, wine and enjoy a

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Your Tahoe Weekend: A fun-filled Super Bowl weekend

February 1, 2018 — 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. 7th Annual Lion Heart

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Tahoe Donner artist a bold impressionist

February 1, 2018 — Local artist Jane Lufkin believes that art is something we are born with and something that is hard to deny. "It is a genetic blessing, or curse, that is," she said. Lufkin was inspired to create art from an early age and recalls asking for

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Telluride Ski Resort joins Vail Resorts Epic Pass in 2018-19 winter season

January 31, 2018 — Vail Resorts, Inc. and Telluride Ski & Golf jointly announced today that Telluride Ski Resort will join the Epic Pass in a long-term alliance beginning with 2018-19 winter season, bringing the total to 46 mountain resorts for skiers and snowboarders. Telluride has been rated the

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Barely enough snow to open Bridgeport area to snowmobiling

January 28, 2018 — Enough snow fell in this last storm to allow the opening of the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area for snowmobiling starting at midnight Saturday. With 26 inches measured at the California State Route 108 and Leavitt Lake Road junction, the area meets the minimum requirement of

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Tahoe Pro Tip of the Week: Episode 5

January 26, 2018 — We’re launching our Tahoe Pro Tip of the Week video series with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Every week, a pro will share safety tips for snowboarding or skiing. This week, Kevin discusses how to board on bumps. View last week’s episode here.

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Wine Ink: The geography of wine

January 26, 2018 — In wine, as in real estate, location is paramount. The places where grapes grow best and the variety of the grapes grown are the two most significant factors in what makes a given wine. Generally speaking, the majority of the wine world exists in two

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Ski, snowboard film legend Warren Miller dies at 93

January 25, 2018 — Iconic ski filmmaker Warren Miller died on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the age of 93. He passed away at his home on Orcas Island, Wash. “Warren earned global acclaim and a passionate, multi-generational following for his annual ski feature film, which kicked off the ski

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Snowstorm dumps a foot of snow at Squaw Valley, 13 inches at Northstar (video)

January 25, 2018 — A wind-fueled snowstorm delivered in a big way for local ski resorts, which reported at least a foot of fresh powder overnight. Truckee region saw more than a foot of snow at the ski resorts. Posted by Sierra Sun-North Lake Tahoe Bonanza on Thursday, January

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