Around Town Features


Online Rentals Add New Quirks to Tahoe’s Travel Economy

Winter 2015-2016       By Ryan Slabaugh      

Online rentals disrupt Tahoe's lodging economy

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A New Hand

Winter 2014-2015       By Matthew Renda      

With gaming’s decline, Tahoe’s casino resorts head in a new direction

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Around Town Articles


Incline Lake Sparks Agency Battle

Mountain Home Awards 2015       Written By Matthew Renda      

A dispute over the future of a drained reservoir on an Incline Village property purchased by the U.S. Forest Service sparked a verbal battle between state and federal agencies.

A dispute over the future of a drained reservoir on an Incline Village property purchased by the U.S. Forest Service sparked a verbal battle between state and federal agencies.       Despite…

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South Shore Revitalization Continues with Edgewood, Zalanta

Winter 2015-2016       Written By Kyle Magin      

South Shore's renaissance continues with two major construction projects

From busted to flush in the space of less than a decade, the fortunes of Lake Tahoe’s South Shore are changing dramatically over the next few years as new development…

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Eye to Eye: Jerod Haase

From the Vault       Written By Kyle Magin      

South Tahoe native Jerod Haase talks hoops, history ahead of Final Four

South Lake Tahoe native Jerod Haase has a lot of reasons to be optimistic. Jerod Haase. Photo from UABSports.com The 41-year old basketball coach and author just celebrated a birthday, signed…

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South Lake’s Downtown Turning Around

Winter 2014-2015       Written By Dylan Silver      

Development underway in South Lake

Bob Spees stares out the window of the new Powderhouse Stateline, where people stroll along the sidewalk in front of the store. A couple customers pick around the sweatshirts and…

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Plug and Play

Winter 2014-2015       Written By Adam Jensen      

Electric charging stations come to Tahoe

Color TV and air conditioning were once the du jour amenities to draw people off the highway. Over the past few years, wi-fi hot spots became the big draw everywhere…

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The Renaissance of Crystal Bay

Summer 2015       Written By Matthew Renda      

After years of limbo, two iconic Crystal Bay gaming properties are undergoing makeovers

Following the proliferation of Native American casinos throughout California beginning in the late 1990s, Lake Tahoe’s casinos—the once-vibrant hub of a celebrity universe that witnessed a confluence of actors, crooners,…

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Push for New U.S. Highway 50 Route Through South Lake Tahoe

Best of Tahoe 2016       Written By Dylan Silver      

To revitalize Stateline, some support re-routing Highway 50 away from the casino corridor

The Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) is proposing major changes to South Tahoe’s main artery. The agency, which manages many of the transportation projects around the Lake Tahoe Basin, is proposing…

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Truckee’s Railyard Project Back on Track

Mountain Home Awards 2015       Written By Greyson Howard      

Truckee Railyard Project moving again after delay

More than five years quietly passed for a development planned in the heart of Truckee, but the creaks and clanks of warming metal and the hiss of steam from a…

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Tahoe’s Bear Problem is a Human Problem

Winter 2015-2016       Written By Matthew Renda      

Courts step into Tahoe's bear-human interactions

Statistics provided by the Nevada Department of Wildlife show bear-human conflicts in Northern Nevada were up 41 percent in 2014 from 2013. Wildlife biologists hypothesize the escalation in ursine conflicts…

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SnowGlobe’s Snowballing Success

Winter 2014-2015       Written By Dylan Silver      

South Lake Tahoe’s New Year’s Eve event attracts more than 12,000 electronic dance music fans from all over the country.

Chad Donnelly stands in the lobby of South Shore’s Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC). As the students buzz around him, the 33-year-old patiently waits for his meeting to begin. Dressed…

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Snowmaking in Tahoe

From the Vault       Written By Kyle Magin      

Northstar and Heavenly Pump up The Best Christmas Snow Conditions

Originally Published Winter 2011 Despite the sparse natural snow, Tahoe’s two Vail-owned resorts are pumping up their snowmaking muscle for Christmas week. We rode both of them on Friday, and…

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Truckee Railyard Moving Forward on Cap and Trade

Ski & Ride 2015       Written By Greyson Howard      

With funding finally in place, Truckee's long-awaited railyard project moves forward

In the years since it was first proposed, headlines have proclaimed that Truckee’s Railyard development is “picking up steam,” or “leaving the station.”       But as the project has begun…

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Tahoe Homebuyers Follow El Nino Back

Mountain Home Awards 2016       Written By Meghan Herbst      

Tahoe's real estate market keeps inching upward

After several dismal winters, the Tahoe snowpack is making a comeback, and along with it Tahoe’s real estate market is rebounding substantially, coming closer to pre-recession values.        Chase International’s…

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Truckee Home Prices Close to Peak

Mountain Home Awards 2015      

Home prices in Truckee in 2014 closed in on the 2007 peak in terms of value

Staff Report  Tahoe real estate prices saw gains nearly across the board in 2014 according to statistics released by Chase International Real Estate. In Truckee, the median price of a…

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Lake Tahoe Blue

Winter 2014-2015       Written By Kyle Magin      

Junior Hockey Finds Home in South Lake

A global group of youngsters is boarding in South Lake Tahoe this winter—in more ways than one.     The Lake Tahoe Blue is a junior, tier-III hockey team playing its…

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