What Trump’s ‘taxpayer first’ budget would mean for Nev.

By Gary Martin, Las Vegas Review-Journal   WASHINGTON — President Trump’s first detailed budget to Congress will include Medicaid cuts that could impact thousands of Nevadans as well as federal funds to restart the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site. The budget blueprint being unveiled Tuesday includes big ticket items the president wants, like $54 billion […]

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Rare foxes spotted in Ore. may help Calif. population

By Kyle Spurr, Bend (Ore.) Bulletin Little is known about the Sierra Nevada red fox, a rare subspecies of the small mammal of which there are fewer than 50 living in Northern California. But a recently discovered population roaming the Oregon Cascades has excited wildlife biologists, who believe they have found a larger population. The […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      Tahoe Vista Recreation Area’s boat launch will be open Friday-Sunday until June 30 from 8am-6pm, then Wednesday-Sunday starting July 1. It is set to open May 26. And it will be open July 3-4. ·      Truckee is having a meeting about the Envision Donner Pass Road Corridor Improvement Project on May 25 at 6pm […]

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Artist to give lecture, workshop at LTCC

Artist Erin Whitman will be at Lake Tahoe Community College or two days of events in June that the entire community is welcome to attend. Whitman will present a lecture about her work and artistic inspirations on June 8 at 6pm in LTCC’s board room. She is also hosting a hands-on demonstration of her work […]

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Deadline nears for SLT July 4 parade entries

South Lake Tahoe is looking for participants in the annual 4th of July parade. All businesses, organizations, community members, sports teams and bands are invited to be in the parade. Floats are encouraged. The parade starts that Tuesday at 10am. It is free to participate. Parade applications are due June 13. Applications are online.

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Ganong recaps downhill season, eager for 2018

By International Ski Federation Downhiller Travis Ganong of Truckee has been racing on the most impressive World Cup courses for the past eight years, claiming two victories, one of them this season in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We took the time to catch up with him and talk about his season, his career, but also the specificities of […]

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Poisonous hemlock booming near Truckee River

By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal   The poisonous plant that killed Socrates is alive and booming along the Truckee River in Reno. But if you don’t chug a jug of hemlock tea or accidentally toss it in a salad you’ll probably be OK. Just to be safe, though, Washoe County officials took time Monday to […]

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Romo — From Tahoe to the pro golf circuit?

By David Gardner, Bleacher Report Although his football career with the Cowboys is finished and his basketball career with the Mavericks never got out of warm-ups, Tony Romo isn’t through with professional sports: The 37-year-old former Dallas quarterback is attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open. But first he will be returning in July to […]

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The expedition that forever affected Tahoe resources

By Abby Stevens, Moonshine Ink Ever wonder why Lake Tahoe is split down the middle, with one half in California and the other half in Nevada? Are the two states just that good at sharing? The history of the split dates back to the 1840s and the early explorers of the American West, when mapmakers […]

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Wet winter could create memorable EDC vintage

By Kathryn Reed PLACERVILLE – With the sudden heat wave, it can seem like last winter’s deluge was in some other decade. For El Dorado County vintners, it’s all in a day’s work to contend with whatever Mother Nature brings. Growing grapes is farming. And all farmers know they are at the whim of the […]

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