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October 13, 2015
Two killed in single-engine plane crash in South Lake Tahoe (updated)

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A small plane crashed around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood near Pioneer Trail and the Lake Tahoe Airport. Officials on scene reported two fatalities. Both were in the plane at the time of the crash. No one on the ground was injured. Federal Aviation Association (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are expected to start their investigation of the crash Sunday, Oct. 11. The El Dorado County coroner’s office will …

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Lake Tahoe sets example for summer tourism around American's West

For years mountain towns in places like Colorado and Utah essentially closed down when the chairlifts stopped spinning in the springtime. Locals might have embraced summer opportunities, but ski area marketing departments were less apt to aggressively pursue summer traffic.That’s all changed, said Tom Foley, director of operations for DestiMetrics — a Denver, Colo., based organization that tracks mountain lodging bookings at 19 western mountain destinations in California, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, …

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Food: Make shrimp etouffée (recipe)

Growing up in Louisiana, I was raised on Cajun cuisine, so it is something I crave often. Recently I’ve had a hankering for crawfish etouffée, a classic Cajun seafood dish. Louisiana crawfish isn’t easy to find at Lake Tahoe, and I really needed to appease my craving, so I decided to make it with shrimp instead. The rich sauce was comforting and delicious, and it reminded me a little bit of home. Treat your family and friends to a Louisiana style dinner this week and laissez les bon temps roule …

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Vail Resorts Epic Pass price may go up after Sunday for 2015-16 ski and snowboard season

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sunday marks the final day to take advantage of the current price for the Epic Pass — $789 for adults and $409 for children ages 5 to 12.Heavenly and Northstar are slated to open for the 2015-16 season on Friday, Nov. 20, with Kirkwood opening on Saturday, Nov. 21. For the best prices of the season on all Tahoe passes and for more information on pass holder benefits, visit www.bestoftahoe.com before Oct. 11.Epic Pass includes Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arap …

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Proposed design breathes new life into South Lake Tahoe's Regan Beach

Regan Beach, on Lakeview Avenue, is 70 years old, with failing infrastructure and limits to what it can offer the community in terms of social gathering and activities.The City of South Lake Tahoe, as part of its recreation master plan, wants to change that in order to provide locals and visitors a new, vibrant scene for relaxation and play.“The first impression you will get coming into the area will be a great view of the lake,” said Design Workshop’s Steve Noll.The city and a consulting compan …

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Explore Tahoe-Truckee: Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe shine from the Inspiration Point Vista

MEEKS BAY, Calif. — You’ve seen the view before — on postcards, in your Facebook feed, perhaps even on TV.But until you’re actually standing there, towering 600 feet above the impossibly blue water, you haven’t truly seen Lake Tahoe, the biggest alpine lake in North America, at its absolute apex. The spot you need to set your compass — or rather, GPS — for: Inspiration Point Vista.Located a few miles south of Emerald Bay State Park off of Highway 89, the fittingly named vista gives you an awe-in …

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Spring tree planting in Truckee helps North American effort to set world record

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A tree-planting effort that took place this spring at Tahoe Donner and other locations across North America is going down in the books.On May 20, residents and volunteers with the Sugar Pine Foundation and Tahoe Donner Forestry Department not only partnered in forest rehab project, but helped set a Guinness World Record in the process.“... I’m really happy about it,” said Maria Mircheva, executive director of Sugar Pine Foundation. “We made a positive change, and being in Guinn …

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What to know about acclimating to Lake Tahoe's higher elevations

LAKE TAHOE — Visitors to Lake Tahoe most likely come here from lower elevations; in fact, many visitors come from the coastal areas of California — essentially sea level. The change in altitude causes some physiological responses in the human body.Less oxygen is available at higher altitudes, due to the lower air pressure, because the air molecules are farther apart.The lack of oxygen stimulates the kidneys to release a hormone that promotes the growth of red blood cells, which are responsible f …

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