Letters to the Editor: Returning to the Sierra Nevada — a reporter took these readers on a journey through the scenic, dramatic landscape surrounding the town of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where they found the town’s residents taking measures to protect their natural resources and the state of Nevada. Photo from Sierra Magazine.
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Editorial: Lake Tahoe
The letter has been running in the “Letters to the Editor” section of the Jan. 22 issue of this newspaper. Letters can be read on our website, www.thetrib.com, or on line at www.sierramagazine.com.
The writer of the letter, who goes by the name of “Karen,” was inspired to write the following.
“I will be writing ’til my fingers fall off,” she wrote.
Lake Tahoe is a quaint, scenic, picturesque Nevada resort town that was named a National Historic Landmark in 1994 and a U.S. National Natural Landmark in 2004. It sits on the north shore of the lake, a natural lake that