Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      Live Violence Free’s annual gala is Sept. 15, 5-8:30-pm at the Landing Resort in South Lake Tahoe. The $85 tickets are available online. ·      The 43rd annual Truckee Pro Rodeo is Aug. 26-27. For details, go online. ·      The Village at Squaw Valley continues its longstanding tradition of raising a glass to Labor Day […]

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Millions flowing to help with Nevada flood recovery

By Sean Whaley, Las Vegas Review-Journal Federal financial assistance is starting to flow into Nevada to help defray an estimated $30 million in damage from two flooding events in much of the state in January and February. The state Division of Emergency Management already has $4 million in authority from the federal government for the […]

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How California’s housing crisis happened

By Angela Hart, Sacramento Bee California’s high housing costs are driving poor and middle income people out of their housing like never before. While some are fleeing coastal areas for cheaper living inland, others are leaving the state altogether. Homelessness is on the rise. California is home to 12 percent of the U.S. population, but […]

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Genoa Peak Fire at 5% containment

A nearly 15 acre fire burning two miles south of Spooner Summit is 5 percent contained. It started about 2pm Aug. 22 from lightning. The Genoa Peak Fire is creeping and smoldering in timber and brush, according to the U.S. Forest Service. No structures are threatened at this time. Two helicopters are working the fire […]

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Caltrans removing unsafe trees from highways

Caltrans is identifying and marking dead and dying trees that could impact the safety of the traveling public along state highways. The effort is part of an on-going need to address over 102 million dead trees that have died due to drought and bark beetle infestation since 2010. Caltrans is marking potentially hazardous trees along […]

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One-day event all about women

Women As Change Makers, a one-day summit featuring the region’s best and brightest women, will delve into what it really take to grow a business, nurture a career, find balance, and forge lasting relationships. The female speakers have taken the road less traveled, learned valuable lessons along the way, and cultivated success on their own […]

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Who are these people moving to N. Nevada?

By Kim Burrows, KRNV-TV Shane Roskie just moved to Reno from Parker, Colo., to be closer to his girlfriend. The two quickly realized that the housing market was tight. He purchased a new home in Double Diamond with his girlfriend because he couldn’t find one in an already established neighborhood. “There’s not much available so […]

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Climate change, forest fires focus of Tahoe summit

By Kathryn Reed CAMP RICHARDSON – On the same day when climate change and what that means for potential wildland fires dominated the conversation, the reality of the threat came to fruition hours later as firefighters fought multiple blazes from lightning strikes. Speaker after speaker on Tuesday dwelled on the health of local forests and […]

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Opinion: EDC wasting money on river committee

By Larry Weitzman In case you are wondering, RMAC is the acronym for the River Management Advisory Committee, a committee set up in the early 1980s by the Board of Supervisors to help advise them on river and nearby land use issues. It is composed of more than five members who have a vested interest […]

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California colleges full of hungry students

By Emily DeRuy, Bay Area News Group That old line about getting college students to attend events on campus by offering free pizza is no joke for some young people these days. In a first-of-its-kind study that looks into the issue of hunger on college campuses nationwide, 13 percent of households with students at community colleges […]

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