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The Outdoors

  • The ultimate summer bucket list

    By Jenn Sheridan on May 25, 2016
    Memorial Day Weekend signals the beginning of summer in Tahoe and Truckee. Bright, sunny days and fresh, mountain air beckon all to enjoy all that mountain life has to offer. Kick off summer with the Tahoe Weekly’s bucket list of must-do summer activities. Tahoe Weekly challenges readers to complete each of these before the leaves start to turn for fall. […]
  • Making the most of a summer in Paradise

    By Priya Hutner on May 25, 2016
    Once the wildflowers bloom, the Blue Jays squawk and the temperatures rise, it’s time to get out and do something — and Tahoe offers plenty of activities all summer. There’s just not enough time to do it all. And, I want to do it all. How does one pick and choose to make the most of a Tahoe summer? Take […]
  • Building a better bra for athletes · Catherine Betts

    By Tim Hauserman on May 25, 2016
      Catherine Betts was a happy, athletic Bay Area teenager playing soccer, basketball, track and tennis. And then at the age of 16, she developed a hypothyroid condition, and “I went from no boobs to double Ds. I was a tomboy and not into big boobs.” Betts says. Sixteen years later Betts has developed and is marketing a new sports […]
  • Stash the trash · Simple steps can protect bears, humans

    By The Weekly on May 25, 2016
    Bears, raccoons and other wildlife in search of an easy meal are increasingly visiting residential areas in the Tahoe-Truckee region. It may not always be obvious, but a bag of garbage, bowl of pet food or plate of leftovers left outside your home or vacation site can harm wildlife. Bear at Taylor Creek  | Rick Berg Of all the wildlife and […]
  • Made in Tahoe celebrates all things local

    By The Weekly on May 25, 2016
    The 4th Annual Made in Tahoe Festival returns to the Village at Squaw Valley on May 28 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This one-of-a-kind event celebrates all things local and hosts a wide array of offerings that are made in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas. Local artisans, businesses, culinarians, organizations and entertainers […]
  • Nevada’s Fight of the Century, Part II

    By Mark McLaughlin on May 25, 2016
    Nevada boxing promoters proclaimed it the “fight of the century.” The highly publicized 1897 bout between America’s heavyweight champion “Gentleman Jim” Corbett from San Francisco and lanky, British-born but hailing from Australia, challenger Robert Fitzsimmons, promised to produce an economic boost to the Reno-Carson City communities. Pugilist Bob Fitzsimmons won the 1897 Carson City fight. | Courtesy Nevada Historical Society […]
  • Summer construction season in full swing

    By The Weekly on May 25, 2016
    There’s a lot of construction projects taking place throughout the Tahoe Basin this summer from roadway improvements, to sidewalks and roundabouts, a new section of the bike path in Homewood, the Mousehole in Truckee, downtown work in Kings Beach and water quality improvements projects. Be sure to allocate extra time to get around and consider taking local transportation options. On […]
  • Old Brockway Golf Course

    By John Dee on May 25, 2016
      9 holes | Par 36 Yardage | 2,461-3,362 Rating | 66.9-71.6 Slope | 113-132 One of my favorite things to do is to play golf on an old-fashioned course. I imagine all of the players, both important and not, who have passed this way before. It doesn’t get much more historic than Old Brockway. It was designed by John […]
  • May 26 to June 1

    By The Weekly on May 25, 2016
    Little Big benefits bike park |  The Little Big is a ride-style event on May 28 at the Truckee Bike Park to raise funds for the next phases of the bike park. From 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is a woman’s skills session for all ages, taught by ICP-certified coaches and riders. Lunch is included. The skills taught in the […]
  • 2016 Tahoe-Reno Golf Guide

    By Jenn Sheridan on May 11, 2016
    The days are warming and soon the golf courses of Tahoe and Reno will be lush, green and ready for a summer of swinging clubs. This region offers a variety of courses from the infamous greens of Edgewood in South Lake Tahoe to the rolling hills of Northstar, the community feel of Ponderosa in Truckee or the off-the-beaten-path adventure of […]