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Heavenly’s U.S. Freestyle Championships

Heavenly’s U.S. Freestyle Championships

 Heather McPhie at Heavenly, FIS photo The mogul competition was completed today with some surprising results. Hometown boy Sho Kashima (South Lake Tahoe) was looking for a hometown win today. Unfortunately, he came in third behind the Wilson bro...

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Snow survey shows California’s snowpack at 52%

Snow survey shows California’s snowpack at 52%

Today's measurements confirm what we can see with our own eyes in the Lake Tahoe area. This is another low snow year. The snow that remains is leftover from the early season storms in November and December. The snowpack is less than last season ...

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Sochi is storing snow for next year’s Winter Olympics

Sochi is storing snow for next year’s Winter Olympics

Organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are worried about the snowfall next year. The resorts are new and the weather stations are new. There isn’t a lot of recorded weather history. However, the weather in February has been in ...

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Tahoe National Forest acquires prime Donner Summit land

Tahoe National Forest acquires prime Donner Summit land

Hole in the Ground trail. The Tahoe National Forest recently purchased 1,370 acres on Donner Summit, north of Interstate 80. The newly acquired land near Castle Peak, White Rock Lake, and Lola Montez Lakes is notable for their recreation an...

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Climbing fatality from popular Lake Tahoe rock

Climbing fatality from popular Lake Tahoe rock

Leroy Rupert, 61 from Minden, died after falling from Cave Rock on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore. Rupert was climbing with a friend Friday evening when the accident occurred. For unknown reasons, Rupert fell and landed on the rocks below. The frie...

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Australia’s Blue Gum Tree no longer welcome in California

Australia’s Blue Gum Tree no longer welcome in California

On the east bank of the Sacramento River near Rio Vista is a line of blue gum trees up against an old stretch of State Route 160.  A native of Australia, the blue gum is also called eucalyptus, eucalypt, or euc.  Of more than 600 species of e...

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U.S. Alpine Championships continue this weekend

U.S. Alpine Championships continue this weekend

Travis Ganong, from Olympic Valley, won the men's Super G competition today at the Nature Valley Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley. Ganong won by a narrow margin (.20 second) over second place Jared Godberg. Third place went to Squaw Valley Ski Team...

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SUP surf racing this weekend in Santa Cruz

SUP surf racing this weekend in Santa Cruz

2012 Surftech Shootout     The Surftech Shootout and Surf and Sand Duel SUP Races will be bringing out the world’s top surfers and stand up paddlers. These Santa Cruz races offer a unique combination of elite paddleboard acti...

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Stand up paddle boarder travels 400 miles

Stand up paddle boarder travels 400 miles

Shane Perrin: SUP Radio Show Shane Perrin began his journey in Tampa Bay Florida on March 2. Perrin entered the 300 mile small boat race called the Everglades Challenge. Perrin didn’t enter with a traditional boat. He entered the race with a s...

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New Sierra snow could bring avalanches

New Sierra snow could bring avalanches

The National Weather Service is reporting a 30 percent chance of rain on Tuesday, turning to rain and snow, likely, on Wednesday. There are no predictions yet on the amount of snow this storm will bring. If significant snow does fall at the upper ...

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