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SAVING LAKE TAHOE by Mike Makley

April 12, 2016
    Writers

The history of Lake Tahoe begins with the Washoe Indians who resided on its shores for thousands of years, with minimal impact on the landscape. The relatively brief American history at Lake Tahoe began in the mid-nineteenth century. Though awestruck by its beauty, the new arrivals were also intent on harvesting its abundant resources. In […]

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Tour historic estate and 1960 Olympic trails on West Shore

March 27, 2016
    WordHistorySkiing

Take a tour through timeless Tahoe at Sugar Pine Point, one of the finest remaining natural areas in Tahoe, and relive the dreams and aspirations of Olympic athletes as you travel along the 1960 Winter Olympic XC trails. […]

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Poems by Suzanne Roberts

March 14, 2016
    Writers

Nothing to You. An arresting collection of poems by Suzanne Roberts from South Shore. […]

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Fibs, Fakes and Falsehoods: Mistaken Tahoe

March 12, 2016
    Writers

Local author and speaker David Antonucci present Fibs, Fakes and Falsehoods: Mistaken Tahoe. […]

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Local poet/writer wins “Next Great Travel Writer” Contest from Natl Geo Traveler

March 6, 2016
    Writers

“Something in my gut told me Suzanne was our writer when I read her essay,” said National Geographic Traveler magazine Editor in Chief Keith Bellows. “Her story instincts were good…” It’s a dream come true for Suzanne Roberts of South Shore. […]

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John C. Fremont’s sighting of Lake Tahoe

February 15, 2016
    WordHistory

On February 14, 1844, John C. Frémont and Charles Preuss, climbed Red Lake Peak at Carson Pass (named after his guide Kit Carson) where they “discovered” Lake Tahoe, about 20 miles to the north.  Known as the Pathfinder, Frémont was an American military officer, explorer, and the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for […]

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Dick Dorworth, Mountain Beatnik releases Book

January 26, 2016
    StoriesWriters

He’s been compared to Edward Abbey, Jack Kerouac, Thomas Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson. […]

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The Healing Powers of Chocolate by Cal Orey

January 16, 2016
    Writers

“Decadent” and “sinful” are words commonly associated with chocolate, but they no longer apply. Approximately 4,000 years ago in Central America, the Mayan Indians considered cocoa beans “food of the gods” because of its medicinal benefits. Later, it got tagged as a “bad” fatty food. By the end of the 20th century, a twist of […]

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Rubicon Ramblings by Poet Judy Tretheway

April 27, 2015
    Writers

Her book of poems and stories about her intimate wanderings in the woods under the north flank of Rubicon Peak is a salute to Tahoe’s majestic sentinels that lure us deeper into ourselves. […]

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Nevada’s Last Surviving Fire Lookout at Zephyr Cove

April 3, 2015
    WordHistory

It is the last surviving fire lookout in Nevada, and one of three in the Tahoe basin. The Zephyr Cove Fire Lookout has been meticulously maintained and restored for the last dozen years by its current local landowner. […]

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