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Study: Public land is good for rural areas
  • Study: Public land is good for rural areas

    By Krista Langlois, High Country News For many parts of the rural West — like Oregon’s Harney County, where timber jobs dropped 70 percent between 1998 and 2013 — large swaths of public land can feel like a burden. Counties rich in public land are often at the mercy of federal land managers, so when logging, […]

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  • Unknown source contaminating water in SLT

    By Kathryn Reed Two underground plumes of a highly toxic chemical are inching their way toward Lake Tahoe. Even though tetrachloroethylene, or PCE, was first detected in South Lake Tahoe near the Y in 1989, the source of these plumes remains a mystery. To no avail Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board through a $69,000 […]

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  • Study: Public land is good for rural areas

    By Krista Langlois, High Country News For many parts of the rural West — like Oregon’s Harney County, where timber jobs dropped 70 percent between 1998 and 2013 — large swaths of public land can feel like a burden. Counties rich in public land are often at the mercy of federal land managers, so when logging, […]

  • Snippets about Lake Tahoe

    ·       Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is hosting the 7th annual Kid-O-Rama celebration Feb. 13-20. For complete details, go online. ·      Mojo Green of Reno will be putting on a free concert Feb. 13 at Whiskey Dicks Saloon in South Lake Tahoe. Must be at least 21 to attend. Doors open at 9pm. ·       Tahoe Cross Country […]

  • Panel explores why gas is so expensive in Calif.

    By Alison Noon, AP SACRAMENTO — Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government panel was told Monday. Fuel experts and consumer advocates also told the Petroleum Market Advisory Committee that a high […]

  • Vacation rental scams on the rise in Tahoe

    By Ali Wolf-Fox 40 Beautiful South Lake Tahoe. With the snow-covered mountains, the panoramic views and the peace and quiet — it’s no wonder rentals are in high demand. This season, property manager Kathy Liebhardt is busy placing tourists into homes. Her most popular property is a multi-million dollar home near Heavenly Mountain Resort.  It […]

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