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Tahoe lodging officials ramp up guest services
  • Tahoe lodging officials ramp up guest services

    By Kathryn Reed Walking in they didn’t say much. They were timid, shy and apprehensive. They didn’t want to say the wrong thing. When English isn’t your first language it’s easy to feel intimidated about speaking to others who have spoken it their entire lives. But not communicating can be detrimental in the work environment […]

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  • Wild horse advocates disagree on contraceptives

    By Scott Sonner, AP United in their belief wild horses should remain free to roam public rangeland across the West, groups working to protect the mustangs are increasingly at odds over whether contraception should play a role in the decades-old dispute over efforts to reign in the natural size of the herds. The American Wild […]

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  • Study: Wildfires release more greenhouse gases than thought

    By Jenna Iacurci, Nature World News It turns out that California wildfires release more greenhouse gases than previously thought, according to new research. According to the study, from 2001-10, annual carbon losses from forests and wildlands in California represented as much as 5-7 percent of state carbon emissions. Interestingly, the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act, […]

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  • Tahoe lodging officials ramp up guest services

    By Kathryn Reed Walking in they didn’t say much. They were timid, shy and apprehensive. They didn’t want to say the wrong thing. When English isn’t your first language it’s easy to feel intimidated about speaking to others who have spoken it their entire lives. But not communicating can be detrimental in the work environment […]

  • Opinion: West Nile virus awareness critical

    By Ada Barros Heiser The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District is announcing the official beginning of the season during West Nile virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week, April 19-25. “With another mild and brief winter this year, a lot of our residents did not get much of a break from mosquitoes.” stated Joel […]

  • Calif. court rejects tiered water rates

    By Meghann M. Cuniff, Orange County Register An appellate court on Monday declared San Juan Capistrano’s water rate system illegal, questioning the validity of the longstanding tiered rate model that’s used by agencies across drought-stricken California to encourage water conservation. But the 29-page ruling, which has been anxiously awaited by municpalities and water districts throughout […]

  • Miwok tribe picks smaller shooting range

    By Stephen Magagini, Sacramento Bee Responding to a barrage of protest from neighbors and local residents, the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, owners of Red Hawk Casino, have scaled back plans to put in a public 29-lane outdoor gun range south of Highway 50 and instead develop a small gun range “open only to […]

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