camping

Marauding bears can easily ruin a camping trip

It’s heard often and seemingly is a common occurrence in the Lake Tahoe area, a marauding bear breaking into a house. While homeowner’s insurance generally will cover ...

Campsites are filling for July 4 weekend; better make your reservation now

The Fourth of July weekend is the second major holiday of the summer, and every campground and campsite is expected to fill early. July 4 is Thursday, and if you don’t have ...

Television broadcast pioneer Bel Lange set the bar high

Bel Lange was a household fixture from the mid 1950s through the early 1980s. Those fortunate enough to have a television in those early years tuned in to then-Stockton-based KOVR ...

Reader Input: Beware fleas like the plague

I have been hearing a lot about this Lyme disease while reading the newspaper in my current events class and it reminded me about another health threat in California and the rest o ...

Time is now to research campsites for Labor Day weekend

The three-day Labor Day weekend used to be the last hurrah of the summer.It used to be the school year opened on Tuesday following Labor Day weekend. Today, many schools are in ful ...

Boating, fishing, camping: Memorial Day weekend approaches

Memorial Day weekend is approaching, when families enjoy three days to get away, camp, fish and have fun.Campgrounds near and far, from the refreshing salt air coastal regions up t ...

Gunshot victim was set to serve

A 25-year-old Army Reservist lost his life at an El Dorado County lake while on a weekend camping trip Randall Gene Center II, of Colfax, was the victim of a fatal gunshot wound. ...

International Sportsmen’s Expo still growing

It’s mid cold season time, when cabin fever has set in and we’re tired of sitting around and dreaming of things to do in the great out-of-doors.Regular-season football ...

Holiday weekend approaching; weather could be a factor

The high country was just beginning to really open up. The temperature was warming nicely. Snow was melting. Campground operators were scrambling to get their territories opened by ...

RV and tent sites offer option for ball attendees

Partiers at this year’s Black & White Ball at the Gold Country Fairgrounds don’t have to worry about drinking and driving. They can opt to bring their RV or tent and sleeping b ...