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Author archive for Tim Hauserman

  • Doug Read

    By Tim Hauserman on February 8, 2017
    Doug Read is a powerful skier, ice skater, bike rider, builder and wood carver of everything, from the benches and tables at Tahoe Cross Country to the giant arrow in front of the Sugar Pine Cakery in Lake Forest. He is an adventurer, practical joker and can tell a tall tale. But, most importantly, according to longtime friend and fellow […]
  • Majesty of Tahoe’s bald eagles

    By Tim Hauserman on January 25, 2017
    Story by Tim Hauserman  ·   We saw the first bald eagle gently glide above our heads at Lake Forest Beach just 15 minutes into our three-hour stint volunteering at the Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Count on Jan. 13. Organized by the Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences (TINS), the annual event involves small groups of volunteers who head to a variety […]
  • Tahoe Local | June Sylvester Saraceno

    By Tim Hauserman on January 25, 2017
    Story by Tim Hauserman  ·   June Sylvester Saraceno moved to Tahoe in 1984 from her childhood home of North Carolina. “My surfer ski-bum friends talked me into throwing my lot in with them. I’d never skied before,” Saraceno says. Armed with a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Ohio’s Bowling Green State University and a bachelor’s degree […]
  • Tahoe’s Winter Olympics · Ski museum to celebrate Olympic, ski history

    By Tim Hauserman on January 12, 2017
    Tahoe’s Olympic legacy and ski history of the Sierra Nevada will find a home under one roof in the new 1960 Winter Olympics Ski Museum to open in 2020 at the entrance to Olympic Valley. The world-class facility will focus on the 1960 Winter Olympics, as well as the fascinating and ground-breaking ski history of the Sierra Nevada. Courtesy Bill […]
  • 2016-17 Nordic Ski Guide

    By Tim Hauserman on December 28, 2016
    By Tim Hauserman ·  It snowed! It snowed! After a few winters of well below normal snowfall, 2015-16 came through with plenty of the white stuff and the Nordic ski areas around Lake Tahoe returned to full operation. This made a lot of skiers pretty dang excited gliding over the trails that they love. This season, 2016-17, started out fluffy […]
  • Gliding on ice

    By Tim Hauserman on December 14, 2016
    While Lake Tahoe in the winter is best known for downhill and cross-country skiing, it’s also a great place to don the skates and glide along on the ice. Heavenly Village | Courtesy Heavenly Mountain Resort If the winter produces little snow, but icy temperatures, frozen lakes are certainly an option. If you would like to be assured of your safety, […]
  • Eva Rose Lund

    By Tim Hauserman on December 14, 2016
    Eva Rose Lund recently published her first children’s book, “Hue and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” She wrote it while traveling in Baja California for two months with her family. The writing came quickly, but it took her three years to complete the illustrations. The results are worth the wait. It’s a fun story that will enchant children and adults alike. Oh, […]
  • Tina Lensing

    By Tim Hauserman on November 30, 2016
    Truckee resident Tina Lensing has published an adult coloring book, “Change Your Mood by Changing Your Color.” The book is designed as a coaching tool for women to learn to be more present, mindful and empowered. It’s a dream that became a reality for Lensing, who after 10 years in social work, much of it helping veterans, has recently opened […]
  • Touring Tahoe Meadows · The season’s first ski

    By Tim Hauserman on November 16, 2016
    My first cross-country ski of the year is almost always a tour across Tahoe Meadows and up through the forest to Chickadee Ridge overlooking Lake Tahoe. The views are certainly spectacular, but the real reason this ski usually captures first place is because at 8,500 feet in elevation, it gets snow when it is still raining at lake level. On […]
  • The Western Pacific Railroad Museum

    By Tim Hauserman on October 19, 2016
    Tucked away in a quiet corner of the sleepy community of Portola is a true gem: The Western Pacific Railroad Museum. Here you will find nearly 100 railroad engines, rolling stock and cabooses from a range of eras that are all part of the story of this unique railroad company. You can take a ride on a train and, if […]