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  • Here’s a look at the facts behind a number of common summertime myths, particularly those affecting us here in Tahoe where the humidity is low, the UV rays are strong, and everyone is recreating in the glorious outdoors.

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    Tahoe Tessie is 11 inches long, weighs 2.5 pounds, and lives in a 150 gallon tank. No, not that Tahoe Tessie. This Tahoe legend is of the goldfish variety and was rescued from a frozen creek last year.

  • By WILL RICHARDSON  |  Moonshine Ink

    The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS), is all about connecting people to Tahoe’s fascinating natural history. Here are some facts about local flora and fauna that are sure to peak interest.

  • Here are some insider secrets for throwing a fabulous summertime party, courtesy of Chef Grog Verbeck and his wife Holly.

  • In the backcountry, people should ask, “What do I need to do to stabilize my dog and get him or her out of the backcountry to a veterinarian as quickly as possible?” Here are some additional tips for dog safety in the wilderness

  • Our new column Space It Up! is here to provide you tips and tricks for your home and garden. Its authors and topics will bring you fresh info for Sierra home care.

  • The park would include separate areas for small and large dogs, a double-gated entry system, 8-foot and 6-foot fencing for each area respectively, seating, play structures, dog waste stations, a cooling station, a dog wash station, and more, and would be operated year-round.

  • America uses 500 million straws per day, which is enough to fill 125 school buses. Such an extreme amount of trash takes a massive environmental toll, and though the outlook may seem bleak, youths around the nation are taking action.

  • “Today, I am here to say that despite a completely failing body, I move forward,” Deborah Vick says about her life, and the touching help she receives from her service dog, Peeta.

  • Water bears are so sturdy that they probably won’t succumb to nuclear war, global warming, or any astronomical events that wreak havoc on Earth’s atmosphere.

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October 11, 2018