Fire crews working to make Tahoe basin safe

By Kathryn Reed MEYERS – In an effort to get ahead of the fire season, crews from various fire agencies in the Lake Tahoe Basin have been gathering to talk about a united approach. “Wildfires are becoming more problematic because of the changing landscape and more homes are where fires burn,” Forest Schafer with North […]

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Opinion: L.A. is too good to host the Olympics

By Joe Mathews Los Angeles should drop its bid for the 2024 Olympics—before it gets chosen. Paris is the heavy favorite to be awarded the 2024 games during a vote coming up in September. But the contest has changed, with all other contenders for 2024 having dropped out (Budapest bailed last month), leaving L.A. as […]

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Giving up alcohol not a guarantee for weight loss

By Jane E. Brody, New York Times People trying to lose weight — or not gain weight — are frequently advised to “lay off the booze.” Although organizations like Weight Watchers offer ways to drink wisely within their plans, alcohol, with seven calories a gram and no compensating nutrients, is commonly thought to derail most […]

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Veteran EDC supervisorial assistant gone

Judi McCallum, longtime assistant to the District 5 supervisor in El Dorado County, abruptly left her job. She worked for the county from March 26, 1991, to March 20, 2017. McCallum’s resignation letter is not being made public. However, those inside the county said the separation was not McCallum’s idea. McCallum and Supervisor Sue Novasel […]

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Community dance party at Harrah’s

Tahoe Arts Project is presenting Audio Threat on March 31. This all ages dance party will be at the Harrah’s South Shore Room beginning at 7pm. Audio Threat features Tahoe native Nikki Grant, Jared Hren and disc jockey Dyna “Mic” Duo. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Doors open at 6:30 and […]

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Flooded Black Rock may impact Burning Man

By Jenny Kane, Reno Gazette-Journal  Renee Aldrich and several of her friends heard about the shallow lake that has been sitting out on the Black Rock Desert playa for the past month.   So, naturally they grabbed their kayaks and headed north. The playa is a giant mud puddle right now thanks to heavy rains […]

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Letter: Kirkwood helps at Bread & Broth

To the community, Hosting their bi-monthly Bread & Broth Adopt A Day of Nourishment, Kirkwood Mountain Resort sent a great crew from their mountain operations team to help B&B volunteers at the Monday meal on March 13.    The Kirkwood team led by Tom Fortune included Kelly Keith, Reid and Mattie Devine, and Mike Niccoli […]

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Life saving classes at South Tahoe pool

The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Department is offering two American Red Cross certified lifeguard training courses. The courses are being taught by Liz Terzian. Participants will receive knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants will be trained and certified to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden […]

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Nevada ratifies Equal Rights Amendment

By Sandra Chereb, Las Vegas Review-Journal CARSON CITY — The Nevada Senate on Wednesday put an exclamation point on the state’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, 45 years to the day after it was passed by Congress and sent to states. The Senate on a voice vote concurred with minor adjustments made by the […]

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Art contest for Calif. duck stamp

Artists are being sought for the 2017-18 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. Submissions will be accepted from May 12-June 12. The contest is open to U.S. residents who are 18 or older as of March 7, 2017. Entrants need not reside in California. The winning artwork will be reproduced on the 2017-18 California Duck Stamp. […]

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