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Recent Stories by Claire Cudahy

I did an escape room in Tahoe after way too many beers. This is my story.

November 8, 2018 — It's 7 o'clock on a Saturday, and I'm handcuffed to a wall in a small basement room in Stateline. A friend deciphers some writing on the wall, locates a key and passes it along to get the five of us unlocked. Not a moment too

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How to spend that extra hour in Lake Tahoe after daylight saving

November 1, 2018 — In the wee hours of Sunday as the clock turns back for Daylight Saving, you will be granted the gift of time. Now what the hell are you going to do with it? Sure, you could stay in bed and binge the last season of

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40 years of Freaker’s Ball: A look back at Lake Tahoe’s biggest Halloween bash

October 25, 2018 — In 1978 at a Chinese restaurant by day, club by night, the first Freaker's Ball took place in South Lake Tahoe. Over the next 40 years the event would go on to swap hands and locations numerous times, but despite these changes, thousands of costumed

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Tahoe Rim Trail through Spooner re-opens after temporary closure

October 14, 2018 — The Tahoe Rim Trail portion of the forest thinning project in the Spooner Backcountry re-opened Saturday. Hikers should stay on the trail to avoid heavy equipment operating below the trail, officials said. The Spooner Lake Loop trail will remain closed due to the continuation of

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Best spots to hike with a picnic in Lake Tahoe

October 11, 2018 — What's better motivation to get moving on a trail than the reward of a picnic with aged cheese, cured meats and other delectable bites? Short of being stalked by a mountain lion, absolutely nothing. Before the snow flies, fall is the best time to get

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Tahoe day tripping: Whitewater rafting and wine tasting in El Dorado County

September 8, 2018 — Though it's difficult to give up a summer day in Lake Tahoe, there are many spots within a short drive of the basin worth checking out, including in the nearby foothills of El Dorado County. So skip the crowds clamoring to get a spot at

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Best dog beaches in Lake Tahoe

August 23, 2018 — Leave No Dog Behind — the unofficial motto of living (and vacationing) in Lake Tahoe. Whether you're hitting the trails or sipping a sour ale at a local brewery, you're going to find yourself in the company of furry friends. While not all beaches in

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South Lake Tahoe photographer turns truck and abandoned house into giant cameras (video)

July 27, 2018 — Eight years ago, fed up with the retouching and mass production of digital photography, South Lake Tahoe photographer Ian Ruhter did something a little crazy. He quit his commercial gigs in Los Angeles, moved back to his hometown, and spent his savings converting an old

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Wa She Shu It’ Deh Native American Arts Festival coming to Valhalla

July 26, 2018 — A Native American arts festival featuring basket weaving, traditional dances and homemade goods is coming to Valhalla this weekend. The 28th annual Wa She Shu It' Deh Native American Arts Festival is slated for Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. –

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The return of vinyl: South Lake Tahoe business confirms record sales on the rise

July 6, 2018 — Inside Keynote Used Records and Books in South Lake Tahoe, owner Ray Hadley is putting The "5" Royales 1958 vinyl album "Dedicated To You" on eBay. After consulting "Goldmine Record Album Price Guide," which says the record could sell for $800 to $1,000, he opts

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Man jump kicks bear in chest after it breaks into cabin at Fallen Leaf Lake

July 2, 2018 — When Johnny Bolton walked downstairs to inspect a loud crash in his friend's cabin at Fallen Leaf Lake Sunday night, he was prepared with a blow horn just in case it was a bear. What he wasn't prepared for was the bear to be standing

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Column: We cannot become desensitized to mass shootings (opinion)

June 30, 2018 — On Thursday I sat in front of my desk, teary eyed, reading about yet another mass shooting in our country. It's the 154th in 2018, according to nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, which tracks shooting in the U.S. — and we're only six months in. My

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North Lake Tahoe foodies launch small batch sauce company

June 22, 2018 — Brought together by a love of snow and food, two friends have now launched their own craft sauce company out of Incline Village. Andy Brimm and Erik Castaneda met at Diamond Peak Ski Resort where Brimm's catering company operated Snowflake Lodge and Castaneda worked as

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As glamping trend grows, decked-out airstreams arrive in Lake Tahoe

June 9, 2018 — Imagine being out in nature, the stars overhead as you enjoy a whiskey by the campfire. But as the embers begin to die down, instead of crawling into a two-person tent and burrowing into a sleeping bag, you walk into a yurt outfitted with a

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Truth Tahoe: Do District 5 county supervisor candidates face recusal in future Meyers Area Plan discussions?

May 30, 2018 — The subject of recusal for Meyers Area Plan discussions and decisions is a hot topic among the candidates for El Dorado County District 5 supervisor. But whether or not owning a home within or near the plan area is a conflict of interest depends on

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206-acre meadow acquired for large-scale restoration of Upper Truckee River watershed

May 29, 2018 — The largest privately-owned section of the Upper Truckee River is now in public hands, paving the way for another restoration project on an altered watershed harming Lake Tahoe's famed clarity. This week the Tahoe Resource Conservation District announced the acquisition of Johnson Meadow, a 206-acre

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South Lake Tahoe veteran: ‘You see horrible things … that’s not just something you can shut off’

May 28, 2018 — When Darren* returned to civilian life in South Lake Tahoe after five years in the Marine Corps and one combat deployment in Iraq, he knew he was not the same. "They completely rewire you when you go to boot camp. They have to break you

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Forest Service: Spread the word on Leave No Trace ethics in Lake Tahoe

May 25, 2018 — On Wednesday morning, U.S. Forest Service employees came upon a troubling site at Kiva Beach. The once pristine beach was littered with plastic bags, beer bottles and cans surrounding the remnants of an illegal campfire. "Visionaries worked hard to acquire places like Kiva Beach because

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Study finds bears hibernating less with warmer winters, access to human food (video)

May 24, 2018 — Warmer winters and access to human food are keeping black bears awake longer — and the resulting increase in bear-human conflict is not good news for the future of Ursus americanus.

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In tourism-driven Tahoe, hotels are turning into homes

May 21, 2018 — After getting divorced, Jazzmin Pereschica moved out of the four-bedroom townhome she shared with her ex-husband and five children and began the search for a new home in South Lake Tahoe. As a newly single parent, a majority of the three-bedroom rentals she came across

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