Douglas County enforcing alcohol, fireworks laws

Possession and or discharge of fireworks in Douglas County is unlawful – any time of year. Those who violate the laws could be fined $1,000 and spend six months in county jail. The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages on Nevada Beach on the July 4 is illegal. This ordinance came about to reduce the […]

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Calif. bill would impose storm water fees

By Daniel Potter, Capital Public Radio   A bill in the California state Assembly could make it easier for local governments to charge fees to manage and collect storm water, but critics argue it’s a way to get money from property owners without a vote. Really, it all comes down to how you define the […]

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Money needed to rid Tahoe of invasive weeds

Tahoe Fund and the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association are working together to raise more than $26,000 to help purchase 175 bottom barrier mats that will be used to kill aquatic invasive weeds in Lake Tahoe.  The current inventory of bottom barriers is 1.6 acres short of the maximum 5 acres of coverage permitted by the […]

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Kayaker pulled from Upper Truckee River

A kayaker is lucky to be alive after getting pinned under a tree on the Upper Truckee River. Andrew Sessions, an off-duty Lake Valley firefighter, on Sunday afternoon heard calls for help near Portal Bridge. The distressed kayaker’s friend was trying to free him. With Sessions’ help, the man was saved. He was transported to […]

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Swarm of earthquakes shakes Truckee area

It might have been a fitful sleep for people in the Truckee area because the earth kept moving early Tuesday morning. The first temblor hit about 2:02am and the last one (so far) at 5:43am June 27. Fifteen earthquakes were recorded in that time span, with the largest registering 4.1. The epicenter was about 2.5 […]

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Paul Simon takes audience on nostalgic journey

By Susan Wood STATELINE – You could almost hear a pin drop when singer Paul Simon launched “Sound of Silence,” one of the musician-songwriter’s most beloved songs and one of a handful of encores he performed Sunday night for a receptive crowd at Harveys Lake Tahoe to lead off the Outdoor Summer Concert Series. Simon, […]

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Opinion: Why Calif. taxes go up and up and up

By Jon Coupal and Vince Fong, Orange County Register Before the ink on the governor’s signature has dried on the largest gas tax increase in California history, Sacramento Democrats are fully intending to break their promise to dedicate the new revenue to fixing our crumbling roads. In the upcoming budget, there is a proposal to […]

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Hotel room redesigns not sitting well with all travelers

By Tammy La Gorce, New York Times Do you think of hotel rooms as having spacious, old-school desks, the kind that invite long hours of working? And bureaus with a half-dozen drawers? Minibars, too? Well, perhaps you haven’t stayed at a hotel lately. Ben Schlappig, a 26-year-old travel blogger and consultant, has spent more nights […]

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Fatal crash on Hwy. 50 in Nevada

A head-on collision on Highway 50 claimed the life of one person on Monday. Nevada Highway Patrol has not released any details about the accident, or conditions of other people involved. The June 26 accident occurred about 5pm just west of the curve before the Hidden Woods neighborhood. Traffic is flowing in both directions, but […]

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Calif. gun owners may be breaking law on July 1

By Ryan Sabalow, Sacramento Bee   Sweeping new gun laws passed last year by California voters and legislators require those with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition to get rid of them by July 1. The question is: how many of California’s 6 million-plus gun owners are actually going to comply, […]

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