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August 9, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Authorities at Lake Tahoe on Monday solved the mystery of a scuba diver who disappeared 17 years ago in the mountain lake's deep, frigid waters. The well-preserved body of Donald Christopher Windecker was discovered July 23 on an underwater shelf, 265 feet below the surface. A remote-controlled mini-submarine with a robotic claw raised the remains July 27. The recovery occurred on the lake's west side, near Rubicon Point. Officials delayed releasing Windecker's name until dental records confirmed his identity.
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April 10, 2014 | By Walter Hamilton
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1985
Bill Stall's article (Opinion, May 12), "Trouble at Tahoe: Water, Air and Traffic," is right in saying it is premature to declare Lake Tahoe "saved." The once crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe will always be in danger as long as there are people who want to build near the lake and other people who are willing to let them. I sincerely hope that representatives from California and Nevada will continue to negotiate through the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and agree on a plan to prevent further development of the area and continue conservation efforts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
A 67-year-old Van Nuys skier who crashed into a tree at a Lake Tahoe resort has died, according to authorities. The skier was identified by Fox40 as Marc L. Coleman. The skier was injured Sunday while skiing on Rail Splitter, one of the advanced runs at Northstar Ski Resort, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. When rescue team arrived, the skier was unresponsive and later was pronounced dead. Deputy coroners determined Coleman's death to be caused by an apparent skiing accident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
An unmanned submarine set to dive more than 1,000 feet to scour the bottom of Lake Tahoe didn't quite make it all the way.  During shallower test dives earlier this month, the submarine encountered complications with a few of its motors, said Gordon Seitz with the California Geological Survey. The engineers who created the vessel considered the problems serious enough that they didn't want to risk diving it all the way to the bottom of the lake, he said.   The 28-foot-long, 2,200-pound submarine, designed to explore beneath the ice shelves of Antarctica, was diving Lake Tahoe in its first test run. Seitz and his team hoped to capture valuable data and high-definition images of an earthquake fault along the lake's bottom that scientists have wondered about for years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2014 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
A teen who recently moved from Orange County died Tuesday after a snowboarding accident at a Lake Tahoe ski resort. Wyatt James Colvard, 18, who lived in Tahoe-area Kings Beach and recently moved from Fountain Valley, died of internal injuries from blunt-force trauma, according to the Douglas County sheriff's office in Nevada. Colvard was an employee of Northstar California, a sister ski resort of Heavenly Ski Resort, where he died, Northstar spokeswoman Rachael Woods told the Huntington Beach Independent . Sheriffs responded to a call of an injured skier or snowboarder at Heavenly at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.
NEWS
October 7, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Bring on the snow (and indeed there's already snow at Lake Tahoe and Mammoth ) to cash in on this foul-weather deal. Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar in Truckee, Calif., discounts eats and drinks each time a bona fide storm warning is issued in the Lake Tahoe area. It's a nice way to meet the locals and take a break from the slopes -- provided you can get there and back.  The deal: Stormy Weather Get-Togethers, a kind of happy hour that goes into effect when the stormy weather blows, feature $3 microbrews, $1 off a glass of wine and $6 margaritas as well as discounts on appetizers, salads and entrees.
NEWS
October 14, 2010 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Deputy Travel Editor
The zip line today is what mountain biking was 10 years ago: a hot new money-maker for ski resorts in the off-season. Among the latest places to add such an attraction is Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe . The price of its just-opened zip line: $125 per person. Turns out gravity is its own thrill ride. Kirkwood’s zip course, which connects eight segments, can  reach speeds of 35 miles per hour. Offering scenic views, it bobs and weaves through heavily forested parts of the mountain.
SCIENCE
February 21, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Reports of giant goldfish wreaking havoc in Lake Tahoe may have garnered fresh attention this week, but officials say the feral fish are just part of an army of invasive critters that they've been battling for years. Searching for invasive species that have colonized the resort-town lake, researchers Sudeep Chandra and Christine Ngai at the University of Nevada, Reno, nabbed the monstrous fish in 2011. One of them, part of a school of about 15 fish, stretched 14 inches and tipped the scales at 4.2 pounds -- dwarfing its typically finger-length, aquarium-bound counterparts.
NEWS
February 22, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
The monster goldfish that researchers retrieved from Lake Tahoe is the latest discovery that warns of the breakdown of ecological systems if people don't stop dumping their aquarium pets into lakes, rivers and the ocean. Researchers trawling for invasive fish species found a goldfish that was nearly 1 1/2 feet long and weighed more than 4 pounds. They're concerned about the fish's threat to the ecosystem of Lake Tahoe, LiveScience.com reported Thursday. University of Nevada Reno researchers found "a nice corner where there's about 15 other goldfish," environmental scientist Sudeep Chandra told LiveScience.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
California wants more visitors -- and is "taking over" YouTube in a big way to lure them to vacation in the Golden State. Users in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Britain on Friday will see videos atop the YouTube page -- one every hour for 24 hours -- that showcase California and people who love it as part of a "24 Hours, 24 Dreams" tourism campaign. The partnership with Google will show videos of California dreamers. Footage includes Band of Horses singing amid the letters of the Hollywood Sign, skateboarding pro Bob Burnquist on a floating ramp in Lake Tahoe, and Chef Ludo Lefebvre, king of the pop-up restaurants.
NEWS
February 12, 2014 | By Brian E. Clark
Winter has returned to the eastern Sierra. Or, in the case of Lake Tahoe, has finally arrived, just in time for the Presidents Day weekend and the start of the second half of the ski and snowboard season.   John Monson, a spokesman at Sugar Bowl on the northwest rim of Lake Tahoe, said his resort received a whopping 61 inches of snow - that's more than 5 feet - on its highest peaks, greatly improving conditions and allowing the resort to open additional terrain, lifts and trails.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2014 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
A teen who recently moved from Orange County died Tuesday after a snowboarding accident at a Lake Tahoe ski resort. Wyatt James Colvard, 18, who lived in Tahoe-area Kings Beach and recently moved from Fountain Valley, died of internal injuries from blunt-force trauma, according to the Douglas County sheriff's office in Nevada. Colvard was an employee of Northstar California, a sister ski resort of Heavenly Ski Resort, where he died, Northstar spokeswoman Rachael Woods told the Huntington Beach Independent . Sheriffs responded to a call of an injured skier or snowboarder at Heavenly at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.
HEALTH
November 22, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
The contestants on "The Biggest Loser" are just that - players in a reality show game who are subjected to harsh workouts, screeching coaches and weigh-ins on national television. The role is not for everyone, not even for everyone desperate to lose weight. There is, however, the possibility of an alternative performance; we'll call it "Biggest Loser" lite. The setting? The hills above Malibu. The Biggest Loser Resort is definitely a resort, with lots of wood and glass in the main building nestled among tall evergreens, a hot tub, delicious spa food served by waiters and other amenities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation renewing California's partnership with Nevada to a plan aimed at preserving Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region. The bill commits California to cooperating with Nevada in seeking congressional amendments to the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact, including repeal of Nevada's planned withdrawal from the compact in 2015 and California's proposal to reestablish a California Tahoe Regional Planning Agency  in 2014. “Today, California reaffirmed its longstanding partnership with the state of Nevada to protect and enhance the beauty of Lake Tahoe,” Brown said in a statement.
TRAVEL
October 11, 2013 | By Dan Blackburn
LAKE TAHOE - Under a golden canopy of quaking aspen, red Kokanee salmon swim up Taylor Creek on the south edge of Lake Tahoe to spawn just as their larger cousins do in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. In their wake come black bears, merganser ducks and other predators seeking to feed on the passing horde, which is estimated at up to 50,000. At times, it seems as if you could almost walk across the 2-mile-long creek on the backs of the colorful fish. Yet this annual October ritual of nature remains one of Lake Tahoe's better kept secrets.
NEWS
May 25, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles
Now it snows? After a disappointing winter for snow sports, Mammoth and Lake Tahoe are bracing for wintry storms during the Memorial Day weekend. In Mammoth, the forecast for Friday is for an 80% chance of snow, with accumulations of a couple of inches overnight. Saturday's forecast calls for a 40% chance of snow, with skies drying out Sunday and Monday. Highs by Monday were expected to reach into the 60s. The ski area still has a base of 10-36 inches. Lifts still operating include Broadway, Facelift, Thunderbound and Chair 23. The Upper and Lower Panorama gondola will reopen for scenic rides and skiers this weekend.
SCIENCE
January 7, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
A federal judge has blocked plans to greatly expand a small Placer County ski resort on the western shore of Lake Tahoe after finding that the project's environmental review was inadequate.  In a mixed decision issued Friday, U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb ruled that Placer County and regional planners had improperly decided that plans for a smaller project weren't economically feasible. He ordered them to reconsider a less ambitious proposal as part of a revised environmental review under California law and the bi-state compact that regulates development in the Tahoe basin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2013 | By Julie Cart
STATELINE, Nev. - Almost as long as California and Nevada have shared Lake Tahoe's pricey shoreline, the two states have harbored competing visions of how best to prosper from the region's stunning natural beauty while preserving the lake's deep-azure color and remarkable clarity. At times, the disputes have flared into what Joanne Marchetta, executive director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, describes as a "red-hot crucible for debate and dissonance. " But even with that prickly history, the dispute that ended last week with a vote in the California Assembly stands out as contentious.
NEWS
September 13, 2013 | By Brian E. Clark
The Hyatt Mountain Collection -- which features three of the Hyatt brand's top mountain resorts and lodges in Lake Tahoe, Utah and Colorado -- is offering avid skiing and boarding guests a snowy deal this winter.  When schussers book a three-night stay (nine nights' total) at each of  three properties in the collection - - Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa in Colorado, Hyatt Escala Lodge at the Canyons outside Park City and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino -- they will receive a complimentary Vail Resorts' Epic pass for the 2014-2015 winter season.
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