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Anniversary, Sunshine in a Bottle: Foxen comes to Snowmass

January 13, 2019 — It's that time of year when a trip to California Wine Country sounds pretty enticing. Especially Santa Barbara Wine Country. But if you can't make a trip out West in the dark days of January, the next best thing is to uncork a bottle of

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The silent killer hits home: Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning

December 14, 2018 — A Nevada City woman who recently lost her father and his partner to carbon monoxide poisoning is now making it her mission to warn others of the potential dangers. On Nov. 17, Jennifer Winders received a call from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. The

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‘A TOTAL DIFFERENT LIFETIME’: All-female grunge group ready to rock Art Truckee (VIDEO)

December 13, 2018 —   For roughly a decade, the grunge act Burning Nylon has rocked the Truckee-Tahoe area. The foursome represents the town's only all-female rock group, covering hits from Joan Jett up to '90s era grunge bands like Nirvana and Hole. "It's our adolescence," said lead guitarist

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Wine Ink: Wine and dine at Meadowood

December 9, 2018 — It's the most wonderful time of the year. And for wine lovers there may be no better place to spend the holidays than the Napa Valley. More specifically, at Meadowood, the ultra-luxe, wine-centric destination resort that is perhaps the most authentic representation of all that

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Ethan Coen to introduce film in Lake Tahoe

December 3, 2018 — Lights out. Popcorn in hand. It's time for the Tahoe community to have some serious excitement at the fourth annual Tahoe Film Fest Dec. 6-9. With 28 films and two shorts, the anticipation of squeezing in as many as possible will rev up movie lovers

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MTV acquires SnowGlobe Music Festival in South Lake Tahoe

November 21, 2018 — The annual SnowGlobe Music Festival — a perennial point of contention in South Lake Tahoe — has been acquired by MTV, the companies announced this week. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. However, MTV said it plans to expand SnowGlobe's dates and locations worldwide.

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Mull it over

November 18, 2018 — So it is a bitter cold late fall day in the Rockies and I must admit that I feel like something warm to heat up, not just my fingers and toes, but my soul as well. A regular glass of red wine simply won't solve

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Lord Of The Boards: Before Blank premieres Friday

November 8, 2018 — Local Freshies presents the Lake Tahoe premiere of Blank Collective's film Before Blank at Alibi Ale Works Taproom, 204 E. Enterprise St. Incline Village at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The first-ever film by the Blank Collective takes a light-hearted and retrospective look into the

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Beyond craft: Kansas City’s The Monarch

November 3, 2018 — As it's been noted here in the past, man (nor woman for that matter) does not live by wine alone. So it was with great anticipation that on a recent visit to Kansas City I ventured into a highly touted cocktail bar called The Monarch.

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Kings Beach community celebrates Dia de los Muertos

November 1, 2018 — Dia de los Muertos has become popular the world over, even more so after the release of last year's movie "Coco." Local artist Cruz Ortiz Zamarron and former Tahoe Public Art Project Director Marguerite Sprague have teamed up to bring the holiday to the North

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Bubbles for your troubles

October 28, 2018 — So we all know that nothing says celebration like a glass of Champagne. There is just something about the rising of the bubbles in a flute, the tickle on the nose and the smooth, creamy taste in the mouth that makes a special occasion better.

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Emi Sunshine hosted by Arts For The Schools Friday in Truckee

October 26, 2018 — Critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy from Tennessee Emily Sunshine Hamilton, has captured the nation's attention. On Friday night, Emi Sunshine takes stage at Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District, 8924 Donner Pass Road in Truckee, in a show hosted by Arts For The Schools. Sunshine, a

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Truckee Community Theater hosts Fall 10 Minute Play Festival

October 11, 2018 — Back by popular demand, Truckee Community Theater presents an evening of little plays complete in 10 minutes from start to finish. Comedies, dramas, historical plays, and more. Different plays will be offered each evening with performances on Friday and Saturday (Friday show contains mature themes,

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Reno Air Races ready for takeoff

September 14, 2018 — Airborne excitement is shaping up with an impressive racing lineup for the 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races set to take off this week at the Reno-Stead Airport. One hundred and twenty planes pack the six racing classes, which began speed qualifications on Sunday.

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And the winners are: Results of 33rd annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival released

September 14, 2018 — The 33rd Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival took place Sept. 7-9, and the winners of the Grand Tasting & Culinary Competition, Blazing Pans Chef Cook -Off, Charbay Bartender Competition, and Mountain Kids Cook-Off have been announced. Among over 20 total culinary events

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Jessica Fichot brings Chinese-French fusion to Tahoe

September 7, 2018 — The entrancing sounds of Jessica Fichot and her band will echo along the shoreline of Sand Harbor this weekend as part of The World Concert: A Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe. With a sound blending cultures and spanning eras, Fichot and her band return to

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Gar Woods hosts annual Labor Day Fireworks Spectacular

August 30, 2018 — Gar Woods Grill & Pier and The Monte Foundation will be hosting its sixth annual "Fireworks Spectacular" at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. The public is invited to sit front row and watch the sky light up just off the Gar Woods pier. The lakefront

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26th annual Donner Party Hike: Spectacular Sierra Nevada scenery combined with fascinating history

August 23, 2018 — TRUCKEE — Hikers can explore the most historically significant square mile in California Sept. 15-16 by participating in the 26th annual Donner Party Hike. There will be stories, historic photographs, exercise, scenery, and fun, according to a release. Participants can choose from seven different hikes

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Skate the Lake raises nearly $30K for breast cancer awareness

August 23, 2018 — Fifteen-year-old Katie Lyssand has raised more money than any other at the annual Skate the Lake event for the past several years. And with her donation of nearly $1,500 this year, she's raised more than $16,000 in four years at Skate the Lake. While Lyssand

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VESSELS: Wood is Good

August 15, 2018 — Walk into almost any wine-tasting room on the planet and they will be there: wine barrels. They may be stacked over there by a wall or set on their tails with a piece of glass across the top making for a tasting table. They might

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