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Local athletes sweep first place at Squaw Half Marathon
Local athletes sweep first place at Squaw Half Marathon

June 13, 2019

Last Sunday Big Blue Adventure held the second event of the Tahoe Trail Running Series, bringing several hundred athletes to Squaw Valley for a pair of races. The competition consisted of a half marathon and...


Tahoe SUP wins Outside Magazine Gear of the Year award
Tahoe SUP wins Outside Magazine Gear of the Year award

June 7, 2019

Since the mid-2000s, stand-up paddleboarding has exploded in popularity. Much of the sport’s rapid growth and origins can be traced directly to the Lake Tahoe area, and a few innovators, who began experimenting with different...



Paddlers take on Donner Lake to open race season
Paddlers take on Donner Lake to open race season

June 3, 2019

Paddling season is officially underway in the Truckee-Tahoe area. Dozens of paddlers took off from the Donner Lake shoreline last Saturday morning, kicking off the first round of the Tahoe Waterman Series. The series, formerly...



Tahoe City Golf Course swings into action May 24
Tahoe City Golf Course swings into action May 24

May 24, 2019

TAHOE CITY — After a long and snow-filled winter, the Tahoe City Golf Course will open for the season on Friday, May 24, weather permitting. The soft opening coincides with Memorial Day weekend, and the...


Ski or ride for $5 on Fridays in June at Squaw Valley

May 22, 2019

Skiers and snowboarders are invited to celebrate spring on the slopes at Squaw Valley with $5 lift tickets on Fridays in June. “Five Dollar Fridays” will benefit the Tahoe Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports...





Truckee skatepark project gets boost from Rally for Rocker
Truckee skatepark project gets boost from Rally for Rocker

May 9, 2019

Rocker Memorial Skatepark is forging ahead with plans for a 25,000-square-foot skate park, as funds continue to be raised for the project. The nonprofit held their 6th annual Rally for Rocker fundraising event, a backcountry...


Proposed ice pavilion takes another step forward on Truckee
Proposed ice pavilion takes another step forward on Truckee

May 9, 2019

The goal of bringing a full-sized, covered ice rink and event center to Truckee took another step forward at last month’s Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District board meeting. During the meeting the district approved moving...


Spills aplenty at 29th annual Cushing Crossing
Spills aplenty at 29th annual Cushing Crossing

May 6, 2019

After dozens of contestants had made attempts to cross the pond at Saturday’s 29th annual Cushing Crossing, the afternoon’s final skier — a man who’d competed in the inaugural event — stood atop the course...


Swing into golf season
Swing into golf season

May 3, 2019

It’s the time of year when Truckee-Tahoe locals and visitors trade groomers and black diamonds for tee boxes and fairways. Despite heavy snowfall this past winter, golf season is already underway in Kings Beach at...


Big Blue Adventure gears up for busy 2019 season
Big Blue Adventure gears up for busy 2019 season

May 1, 2019

As the snow from this past season continues to melt, the Truckee-Tahoe area’s running trails are again being exposed, signaling the start of racing season in the region. From family-oriented fun runs to the grueling...


Tahoe boaters to see fee increases
Tahoe boaters to see fee increases

April 26, 2019

The cost of putting a boat on Lake Tahoe will increase this season for the first time in seven years as part of the Shoreline Plan approved last fall by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency....



Don’t feed the bears
Don’t feed the bears

April 26, 2019

With temperatures warming, the Truckee-Tahoe area’s black bear population is once again on the move and in search of food. In order to minimize unwanted bear foraging behavior, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife...