Lake Tahoe

Photo of a lake with visible rocks under the water and a woman paddleboarding.
Isaac Hoops

The Annual Tahoe Summit was held virtually on Tuesday. This year, officials focused on climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the lake.

There are two black bears, one is cub and the other is larger and older. There is tall, green grass in the front and blurry trees in the background.
Neal Herbert / National Park Service

The Nevada Supreme Court recently overturned a lower court’s ruling on a defamation case filed by a biologist who works for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, or NDOW. The suit was filed against the manager of a Facebook page that’s critical of NDOW’s policies regarding the treatment of bears in the Eastern Sierra. The state supreme court struck down the biologist’s defamation case, so now it’s headed back to Washoe County Second Judicial District Court.

Bree Zender

When I was a little girl, my grandfather, whom we call Papa, would sit us on his lap and tell us bear stories. He grew up in Montana, and being around bears was (and still is) a part of life there. 

KUNR’s Wyatt Daane sat down with Robin Holabird, a film reviewer for KUNR, to discuss the noticeable correlation between the Cal Neva Lodge at Lake Tahoe and the El Royale Lodge in the film Bad Times at the El Royale. The movie was released to home audiences earlier this year and is about 7 strangers who are harboring dark secrets when they each arrive at a mysterious hotel on the California/Nevada border. 

Bree Zender

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently declared a state of emergency and called on the National Guard to speed up forest management ahead of the upcoming wildfire season.

In the Sierra Nevada, federal forest management officials are behind on prescribed fire treatments due to the 35-day partial federal government shutdown, which was followed by a historic snowfall. 

A South Lake Tahoe man has been sentenced to jail time after illegally digging at a Native American archaeological site and destroying artifacts. KUNR’s Paolo Zialcita spoke to a Washoe Tribal member to learn more about the impact of this crime.

Todd Diemer

Officials with Sierra Nevada College have decided not to rent out their dormitory units during the summer months when they typically sit empty. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details. 

Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.

The property surrounding Lake Tahoe is some of the most sought-after real estate in the region, but how that property is used has changed dramatically over time. Historian Alicia Barber tells the story of one family’s longtime association with Lake Tahoe in this segment of Time & Place.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Adds Resort Improvements

Sep 13, 2018
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

After investing $2 million on upgrades this summer, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is projecting a late October opening date for the 2018-2019 season. Our Contributor Kaleb Roedel with the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

Nevada Mining 'Are Dying For Rail'

Sep 5, 2018

Economic Development officials in Nevada are looking for ways to expand the use of rail systems across the state. Our contributor, Kaleb Roedel with the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

A photo of a ski resort during the summer, with umbrellas and tents set up to host outdoor activities.
Bill Rozak / Daily Tahoe Tribune

Ski resorts around Lake Tahoe are looking to offer more year-round recreation opportunities in order to increase revenues. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

Interview: Tahoe's Lack Of Workforce Housing

Jun 28, 2018
A view of Lake Tahoe during the day.
Josh Clemence,

The housing crunch is being felt across Northern Nevada, but up in Tahoe, the community faces a unique set of challenges. Seventy-eight percent of the homes in the Tahoe area are either vacation rentals or second homes. Meanwhile, many of the people who work in Tahoe can’t afford to live there. Heidi Hill Drum is the CEO of the Tahoe Prosperity Center; she spoke with our reporter Tim Lenard.

A man inspects a rack of kayaks on a Lake Tahoe shore.
Hannah Jones

Now that most Lake Tahoe ski resorts, and other primary employers during the winter, have begun downsizing their staffs for summer activities, many of their employees must scramble for other financial support. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

More Tahoe and Truckee businesses are being certified as B corporations. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

Andy Wirth to Retire From Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Apr 24, 2018
Andy Wirth poses with a scenic Tahoe backdrop
Tai Power Seeff

Word of Andy Wirth's retirement as the president of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has snapped the ski industry to attention and echoed across Olympic Valley and the Truckee-Tahoe region. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

Alexa Ard

Cannabis industry workers are urging the city council of South Lake Tahoe to allow "microbusinesses." It's a model some are describing as the "craft breweries of cannabis." Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

Washoe tribal members Billy Merrill, Maggie Merrill, Minnie George, and one Arm George in a camp at Lake Tahoe, ca. 1910-1920.
Photo courtesy of Special Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.

Lake Tahoe has been a center of recreation for more than a century. But long before that, it was a home to the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. Historian Alicia Barber explores the tribe’s deep connection to the lake in this episode of Time & Place.

Kawana Meadows Development Corporation

A mix of commercial and residential development is scheduled to begin construction this summer at the Nevada/California state line at Tahoe's South Shore. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

Noah Glick

More than 150 people met in Incline Village Monday to discuss the economic challenges facing the Tahoe Basin.

As Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, much of the attention was on housing.

Noah Glick

The annual Lake Tahoe Summit brings together elected representatives from Nevada and California to discuss the future of the basin.

This year, officials focused on the impact of climate change and urban development on its famed clarity.