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2015-02-09 08:24:38

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tahoe Resources Inc.

2014-12-30 12:23:49

Tahoe City Downtown Association showcases the best of Tahoe TAHOE CITY, Calif., Dec.

2014-12-27 23:01:50

Owens Brothers Transfer, a high-end moving company in the greater Lake Tahoe area, has recently partnered with Chris Chambers, who brings 18 years of high-end moving experience.

2014-12-15 16:22:57

Registration Opens January 5, 2015 for October 3-4, 2015 Event BOSTON, Dec.

2014-12-02 08:26:57

As seen by millions on YouTube, vertical dance company BANDALOOP takes on the Sierra Nevada mountains in "Crossing," an epic dance journey through rugged mountain wilderness. SAN FRANCISCO,

2014-11-03 12:21:09

"Plates for Powder" program returns for 2014/15 season TAHOE CITY, Calif., Nov.

2014-10-06 23:08:30

Dave Duffield, Eco-Tourism and the Bonanza Fan Club all share a common thread.

2014-09-03 12:20:47

Opportunities still available to leave your legacy on the path with donations of $100 or more LAKE TAHOE, Calif. and INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Sept.


Latest Sierra Nevada Reference Libraries

Eldorado National Forest
2013-12-24 11:56:03

Eldorado National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in eastern California. The majority of the forest lies in El Dorado County. The forest lies in Amador, Alpine, and Placer counties in California; and Douglas County in Nevada with 78 acres. The forest is bordered on the north by the Tahoe National Forest, on the east by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, on the southeast by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and to the south by...

Sequoia National Park
2013-04-17 17:03:11

Sequoia National Park is located in the United States in the southern area of the Sierra Nevada. The park contains 404,063 acres of protected land that was once inhabited by the Western Mono Native American tribe. The best evidence of Native American inhabitants are the pictographs found on Potwisha and Hospital Rock and bedrock mortars, tools that were sued to crush acorns. When European explorers and settlers entered the area, smallpox had already decimated the Native American...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Kings Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 12:16:00

Kings Canyon National Park is located in southern Sierra, Nevada. The park encompasses an area that was once General Grant National Park, which was established in 1890, in order to preserve a grove of giant sequoia trees. The area was known to European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century, but was not well-known until 1873, after John Muir visited and found the environment to be similar to Yosemite valley. Harold Ickes, a United States Secretary of Interior, supported the idea of...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 13:18:39

Fallon Nevada is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain which has a huge impact in the type of weather in the region and is more of an arid type pattern. Temperatures for Fallon NV: December and January mark the coldest months in the area with average temps around 20-40F. February through March temps warm into the average of 30-50 increasing to 60 by March. April is a mild month with temps in the 40-60 range on average. May and June the average temps warm to 50-70...

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.