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Past articles by Kristen:

What to know ahead of going to South Lake Tahoe this Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend may mean the unofficial end to summer, but even in Lake Tahoe, this year’s holiday weekend is shaping up to be a hot one. → Read More

US Forest Service: Lake Tahoe toxic algae harmful to pets

A warning for dog owners who visit Lake Tahoe: Be careful of toxic algae that can make your pet sick. → Read More

Lake Tahoe officials stress water safety after record deadly summer

A record 15 people died on Lake Tahoe last year, which is more than double the average. Now multiple agencies are working together with marina operators to raise awareness of the dangers that exist. → Read More

How Tahoe Blue Vodka started and the owner's philanthropy

What started as a vacation trip to Tahoe led to a man growing to love the area so much that he created Tahoe Blue Vodka and a plan to give back to the community. → Read More

High efficiency fan guns help Northstar Ski Resort stay open longer

Ski resorts, like Northstar, are optimistic that this new technology will allow them to operate a longer season, while still caring for the environment. → Read More

Meet Shannon Buhler, the woman behind the snow at Northstar Resort

At Northstar California Resort in Truckee, there’s one person who runs the mountain operations and they call her the "Snow Boss." It's a position historically run by men. → Read More

Hwy. 50 traffic delays expected due to Caldor Fire damage cleanup

If you’re heading up Highway 50 toward South Lake Tahoe anytime soon, expect to spend some time in traffic. → Read More

New trend of biking in snow takes off at Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Snow sports are often dominated by weekend warriors and those who have grown up in the mountains with easy access to the slopes. But, a growing trend at ski resorts is trying to make snow sports more accessible for those who don't spend much time in the snow. → Read More

New 'Tahoe South' Event Center under construction hopes to bring in visitors

After two years of canceled events and an unpredictable flow of visitors, the South Lake Tahoe region has a glimmer of hope with a new event center that’s now under construction. → Read More

South Lake Tahoe ski patrol uses dogs to help with rescues

"Dogs are so smart and so capable of smelling well ... they can find people who are not wearing a beacon, which is a real incredible role they can play in the resort." → Read More

How South Lake Tahoe is preparing for New Year’s Eve celebrations

After a week that brought record snowfall, and a record traffic jam as a result, people in Tahoe this New Year's Eve seem more ready than ever to celebrate. → Read More

South Lake Tahoe sees rain and slush, visitors brace for snow

Tourists in town for the holiday were hoping to see snow Wednesday, but instead saw a steady stream of rain and slush. → Read More

How Boreal Mountain Resort is making history as its ski season begins

It's the first time in a decade they've been able to open in October. It's also the first time they've ever opened the resort to the top of the mountain this early in the year. → Read More

‘It’s not the Tahoe you’re used to’: The fight against aquatic invasive weeds

Aquatic invasive weeds have been a problem in the Tahoe Keys for years, but can now be spotted on shorelines around the lake. According to scientists, this is a clear sign of climate change. → Read More

Bear break-ins increased in South Lake Tahoe evacuation zones

It’s not looters in Tahoe… it’s the bears! → Read More

Lake Tahoe: Experts on impact California wildfires could have on lake’s clarity

It's known worldwide for its clear blue water, but after three weeks of ash raining down on Lake Tahoe, many are worrying about the impact California wildfires will have on the lakes famed clarity. → Read More

Caldor Fire: Christmas Valley residents prepare for possibility of evacuations

Many in the southern part of the Tahoe Basin have been watching for days as the Caldor Fire creeps closer to this populated area. → Read More

What’s the likelihood a tsunami will happen in Lake Tahoe? Experts explain

The Tahoe region has seen earthquakes, fires and now lots of smoke. But guess what else scientists say is possible? A tsunami. → Read More

Dive teams tackle Lake Tahoe garbage problem

It’s easy to look at Lake Tahoe, the iconic and beautiful jewel of the Sierra, and not think about what lies under the surface. But there's a lot of junk underneath. → Read More

What to know about how Tamarack Fire is impacting Lake Tahoe area

As many people prepare to head to Tahoe this weekend, some are wondering about the impact from the nearby Tamarack Fire. Lodging and emergency crews say they’r... → Read More