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  • Truckee River in distress

    By Bruce Ajari on July 29, 2015
      By Bruce Ajari ·  With four years of drought and the Truckee River experiencing extremely low levels, the fish are suffering. We may well lose a large portion of the fishery this year. In Reno, recent posts of fish schooled up into small areas of water that is still supporting them have been posted on Facebook recently. Seeing those […]
  • Coyote Moon Golf Course

    By Thomas Lester on July 29, 2015
    By Thomas Lester ·  Courtesy Coyote Moon Golf Course ·    18 holes | Par 72 Yardage: 7,177 from the Black tees | 5,022 from the Gold tees Rating: 74.4 from the Black tees | 69.3 from the Gold tees Slope: 139 from the Black tees | 125 from the Gold tees   One of the most exceptional examples of […]
  • Wet ‘n’ Dirty

    By The Weekly on July 29, 2015
    Peter Spain ·  Merryfield paddles for advocacy John Merryfield will embark on a nonstop circumnavigation of Lake Tahoe on July 31 to raise awareness of the cruelties of factory-farmed meat during the Vegan 1 Day Project. This is the seventh consecutive year that Merryfield has embarked on a solo, nonstop paddle around the lake. He hopes to encourage people to try […]
  • For the Kids

    By The Weekly on July 29, 2015
    Courtesy TERC  ·  Explore at Children’s Environmental Science Day UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center’s 16th Annual Children’s Environmental Science Day will be on Aug. 2 at Commons Beach in Tahoe City from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., followed by Concerts on Commons at 4 p.m. The free, carnival-style science festival will include 10 hands-on science activities and games. These activities […]
  • Announcements

    By The Weekly on July 29, 2015
    Enjoy the full moon by kayak A full moon is an enchanting sight in any measure, but seeing it rise and reflect over Lake Tahoe as you paddle over the peaceful water is a truly unforgettable experience. And, Tahoe Adventure Company is offering Full Moon Kayak Tours this summer from Tahoe Vista Recreation Area on July 31, Aug. 29, Sept. […]
  • Lake Tahoe State of the Lake Report released

    By The Weekly on July 25, 2015
    The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center released its annual State of the Lake Report on July 23. The State of the Lake report informs nonscientists about the most important factors affecting lake health and helps influence decisions about ecosystem restoration and management within the Lake Tahoe Basin. Noteable highlights from the report include: Clarity: Average annual water clarity was the […]
  • Squaw Valley Ski Museum eyed

    By The Weekly on July 25, 2015
    A museum dedicated to memorializing the heritage of the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley and the legacy of alpine and Nordic sports in the Lake Tahoe area moved a step forward today. The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to direct staff to develop a park master plan that would further assess the feasibility of locating a museum at […]
  • Diving for abalone

    By Bruce Ajari on July 22, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·  A beautiful day at Van Damme State Beach ·  We spent about three nights in the last couple of weeks on the Mendocino Coast with family and friends who do Abalone diving and fishing. Abalone is a mollusk that is favored for their terrific table fare. Once abundant up and down the California coast, overfishing and […]
  • Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club

    By Thomas Lester on July 22, 2015
    By Thomas Lester ·  Courtesy Schaffer’s Mill ·    18 Holes | Par 71 Yardage | 5,394-7,010 Slope | 126-139 Rating | 68.7-72.9 Schaffer’s Mill Golf Course first opened in 2008 as Timilick Country Club, but the course was a victim of the economic crash shortly after its opening. Fortunately, the property was saved by a real estate development company […]
  • For The Kids

    By The Weekly on July 22, 2015
    Register for nature camp The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science partners with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for a Tahoe Trackers youth back-country camp from Aug. 1 to 3 for ages 12 to 14, with Insect Adventures on Aug. 11 and 12. For more information including scholarship opportunities, e-mail james@tinsweb.org or visit tinsweb.org. Enjoy coloring, mask making Kids are invited […]