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  • Aquatic invasive species a constant struggle

    By Kathryn Reed MEYERS – What’s living and growing in Lake Tahoe wasn’t always here. Some of the non-native or aquatic invasive species were intentionally introduced to the waters and others were surreptitiously brought here. No matter their course of arrival, the AIS as they are better known, are altering the ecosystem. The Eurasian milfoil […]

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  • Nevada No. 2 in U.S. for foreclosure activity in April

    By Jennifer Robison, Las Vegas Review-Journal Nevada continued to chip away at its home foreclosures in April. A Wednesday report from California research firm RealtyTrac found that foreclosure activity across the state was up 39 percent year over year in the month, extending to one in every 555 homes. That was good enough for No. […]

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  • Health grants available through Barton

    The Barton Foundation has $50,000 to give away to help improve community health. In this grant cycle, Barton Health will award up to $30,000 in grants and $20,000 will fund special community projects throughout the year as determined by the Community Health Action Committee. Local projects and programs that address the most pressing needs identified by South […]

  • Fatal crash near Kyburz

    A Bay Area man died Thursday in a head-on collision on Highway 50 near Kyburz. David Calderon, 78, of Milpitas was pronounced dead at the scene. Calderon was headed east May 21 at about 2:25pm when a vehicle driven by Gary Fitzgerald crossed the double-yellow line into oncoming traffic, according to California Highway Patrol officers. […]

  • Free composting for Douglas County residents

    Douglas County homeowners have an opportunity to compost their residential yard waste. The free annual recycling program is now open at Heavenly Mountain Resort’s Boulder Lodge parking lot. Pine needles, branches, sticks and any other natural vegetation from defensible space clean up will be accepted from 9am-5pm, seven days a week through July 19. Residents are […]

  • Buying the ripest produce isn’t always best

    By Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times We all want to shop for the ripest fruit we can find. Or do we? In some cases, the ripest fruit is not the best buy. In fact, in some cases it should be avoided. To understand why, we first need to delve into the complexities of ripeness and […]

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