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Tree mortality at ‘epidemic’ level in Tahoe basin
  • Tree mortality at ‘epidemic’ level in Tahoe basin

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – A healthy forest is the best deterrent to stop the bark beetle infestation. The problem is Tahoe forests aren’t healthy. “We have seen this march of dead trees grow through the summer,” Joanne Marchetta, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency executive director, told her board this week. Orange is becoming a dominant […]

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  • Calif. students beat the national average on ACT

    By Joy Resmovits, Los Angeles Times California’s graduating class of 2016 outperformed peers on the ACT college-entrance test nationally across all four subject areas, according to a report released by the test company Wednesday. Nationwide, students had an average overall score of 20.8 out of 36 on the test of English, math, reading and science. California students, on average, earned […]

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  • Nevada students ‘worst’ in country on ACT

    By Trevon Milliard, Reno Gazette-Journal For the first time in Nevada history, all students in this year’s high school graduating class took the ACT so schools could gauge their success in college preparation. And the results aren’t good. Only 11 percent of the 32,261 students scored high enough to be considered ready for college-level courses, […]

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  • Tree mortality at ‘epidemic’ level in Tahoe basin

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – A healthy forest is the best deterrent to stop the bark beetle infestation. The problem is Tahoe forests aren’t healthy. “We have seen this march of dead trees grow through the summer,” Joanne Marchetta, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency executive director, told her board this week. Orange is becoming a dominant […]

  • Opinion: Political jargon means little without action

    By Larry Weitzman Ordinary people and politicians use buzzwords to not only highlight a problem, but also as solutions to a problem. In El Dorado County, new buzz words may have been created at the June 13, Board of Supervisors meeting — “operational efficiencies.” The term is not new, but it is used to describe […]

  • Hotels embrace keyless entry

    By Nancy Trejos, USA Today Hotel companies are starting to conclude that guest room key cards are no longer the key to customer satisfaction. The largest hotel companies in the world are experimenting with technology that allows guests to use their smartphones to open the doors to their rooms, bypassing the front desk upon arrival. […]

  • 2 arrests in South Lake Tahoe armed robbery

    Two men well known to law enforcement are back behind bars, this time on armed robbery charges. Logan Schwartz, 28, and Chris Mendonca, 20, both of South Lake Tahoe, allegedly robbed an acquaintance at gunpoint. Stolen were a cell phone and other belongings, according to officers. The incident occurred Aug. 24 at the Blackjack Inn […]

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