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First transcontinental highway turns 100

First transcontinental highway turns 100

The Rainbow Bridge on the Lincoln Highway near Donner Summit. The Lincoln Highway (State Route 40) over Donner Summit and through Truckee was part of the first transcontinental Highway. In 1912 there were few good roads, so Carl Fisher came up with...

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Trans Tahoe Relay swim set to cross Lake Tahoe

Trans Tahoe Relay swim set to cross Lake Tahoe

The 37th annual Trans Tahoe Relay swim begins July 20, 2013 at Sand Harbor Beach. The flotilla of 150 team boats, 9 safety boats, and 900 swimmers will leave the beach beginning at 7:30am. The expected finish time is 1:30pm at Skylandia Beach in ...

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Miracle pilot will open the Truckee airshow

Miracle pilot will open the Truckee airshow

The hero of the Hudson, “Sully” Sullenberger, will speak at the opening ceremonies of the Truckee Airfair on July 6. Sullenberger is known for saving 150 lives when he successfully landed a powerless U.S. Airways Airbus A320 on the Hudson River...

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Fourth of July fireworks at Lake Tahoe

Fourth of July fireworks at Lake Tahoe

One of the best ways to celebrate Independence Day is by taking in a fireworks show. There are several shows to choose from around the lake. My favorite viewing area is from a boat, but there are plenty of places to view from around the shore. Get t...

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The North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle is floating again

The North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle is floating again

The North Tahoe Water Shuttle has begun summer service with improvements for 2013. The service will take you to shopping, restaurants, parks, museums and bike trails with one additional stop and longer service hours than last year. The Water Shutt...

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Book Commentary–The Sacramento: A Transcendent River

Book Commentary–The Sacramento: A Transcendent River

Bob Madgic writes that he loves rivers, and that love is readily apparent in his book The Sacramento: A Transcendent River (River Bend Books, 2013).Madgic’s book is the most comprehensive work on one of the most important rivers in the world.  W...

Woman on Water
Woman on Water

Jun 25, 2013


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Commons Beach summer concerts in Tahoe

Commons Beach on the shores of Lake Tahoe make a spectacular backdrop for the free Tahoe City concerts. Bring a blanket and hang out on the beach. Food and drink vendors are there if you need them. Concerts are every Sunday beginning at 3 or 4 in the ...

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Rural Sights

Rural Sights

I took these photographs on a drive from Red Bluff to Knights Landing, running east of the Sacramento River, and turning onto every rural road I came to._________________________________________________________________________________"Farmall Road"The ...

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Travel: The City of Shasta Lake, Gateway to Shasta Dam

Travel: The City of Shasta Lake, Gateway to Shasta Dam

Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, Mount Shasta, mid-June 2013Northern California received less than normal precipitation during the past rainy season.  The reservoir behind Shasta Dam is down far enough so that the “bathtub ring” is showing–way early...

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