Brian Gregg is an animal, Michael Hallenbeck, a friend and firefighter, is missed.

Brian Gregg is an beast, wins 35th Squaw mountain run.

Photo credit: Tahoe Tribune

Photo credit: Tahoe Tribune

Anyone who doesn’t admit that Brian Gregg is an animal is a bold faced liar.

Brian covered 2,000 vertical feet in 3.6 miles from the base of Squaw to High Camp, at 8,200 feet, in 29 minutes and 4.1 seconds! Brian travels all the way from Minneapolis to conquer the high elevation race.

But we all know the real reason why he travels from far and wide for this race.

“The beer at the top is always nice,” Parsel said when asked why he returns every summer to race. “It’s a tradition for me.”

Beer. So that’s the secret to running hard.


Vigil held to honor young firefighter who left us too soon.

Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 3.53.10 PMAs we all know by now, last weekend we lost a friend, a community member, a son, a protector, and a firefighter. Micheal Hallenbeck was a 21-year-old member of Organized Crew 36 on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management System. Micheal was struck by a tree while fighting the Sierra fire south of the lake.

“Our hearts go out to the family, friends and fellow crew members of this brave firefighter,” U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Regional Forester Randy Moore said in the statement. “The loss of any member of our Forest Service family is a tragedy. The grief we are feeling at the sudden loss of two of our firefighters — Dave Ruhl last week on the Modoc National Forest and now Mike Hallenbeck on the Basin — reminds us of the sacrifices these men and women make every day.”

A candlelight vigil will be held to honor the life of our fallen friend, who so bravely risked it all to protect our environment, tomorrow Wednesday, August 12th at 7pm vigil starting at 8pm at Sierra-at-Tahoe resort.

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