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Lake Tahoe and Cold Water Shock

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016

Lake Tahoe and Cold Water Shock

The water at Lake Tahoe stays very cold all year around, but many boaters, paddlers and swimmers are unaware of the dangers of suddenly falling into cold water, creating a condition called “cold water shock”. Cold water is responsible for too many fatal accidents. People who find themselves suddenly in cold water often lose the ability to swim and can drown very suddenly. This week...

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National Safe Boating Week

Posted by on May 20, 2016

National Safe Boating Week

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kickoff to boating season. The week before, May 21-27 is National Safe Boating Week. This is when local, state and Federal agencies and organizations team up to promote the importance of boating education, sober boating and especially life jacket wear. This week Edwin and Teresa sit down with Fred Messmann, deputy director of the National Safe Boating...

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Paddle Boarding is a Fast Growing Sport – Is it Right for You?

Posted by on May 6, 2016

Paddle Boarding is a Fast Growing Sport – Is it Right for You?

With continuing rain showers and a solid winter fueling the Truckee River and other waters, it’s more important than ever to talk about the safety of paddlers. Edwin sits down with Reno paddler Charles Albright, who talks at length about paddling safety on rivers and lakes, how and where to get started in the sport and more. They also cover the explosive growth of paddling across the state....

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National Spring Aboard Week and Boating Safety in Nevada

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016

National Spring Aboard Week and Boating Safety in Nevada

Although boating season is still a few weeks away in many parts of Nevada, it’s the perfect time to take a boating education course to make sure you are prepared for summer. This week Teresa interviews NDOW’s boating education team, Edwin Lyngar and Nick Duhe, covering the national Spring Aboard campaign, a nationwide push to get boaters into a boating safety class that runs April 17th through...

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Nevada Safe Boating Tips

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015

Nevada Safe Boating Tips

Labor Day marks the end of “traditional” boating season, and it’s a great time to reflect on boating safety over the past summer. This week, Edwin and Teresa sit down with David Pfiffner, game warden captain and Nevada’s boating law administrator and Nick Duhe, Las Vegas, boating education coordinator to talk about boating safety and how boaters can stay safe as the end of the...

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Operation Dry Water in Nevada

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015

Operation Dry Water in Nevada

This weekend is important one for boating safety, as it marks the kick off to Operation Dry Water, a nationwide event that promotes sober boating.  In addition, even with low water, Nevada has had several fatal boating accidents this year.  This week, Edwin sits down with David Pfiffner, game warden captain and Nevada’s boating law administrator to talk about operation dry water and the latest...

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