Burned bear cub making progress at LTWC

By Associated Press A black-bear cub burned in a devastating Washington state wildfire is making a slow recovery at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care. The cub, named Cinder, still has third-degree burns on her paws that require new bandages every other day, and she’s still on pain medications and antibiotics, the Wenatchee World reported But Denise […]

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K’s Kitchen: Roasted pepper-goat cheese app

By Kathryn Reed I went a little overboard with buying bell peppers at the farmers’ market. And there was goat cheese in the fridge that needed to be used. Surely, there must be something I could do with the two of them. I had Sue roast the peppers on the barbecue. It is important to […]

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Roundabout conundrum goes to Placerville voters

By Peter Hecht, Sacramento Bee An argument blisters amid the weathered storefronts of old Placerville. It boils down to this: When is a traffic circle just a circle? And when is it a conspiracy? Voters in the town of 10,500 residents are going to the polls in November to decide on a local initiative that […]

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Drones a threat to firefighters

By Keith Ridler, AP BOISE, Idaho – Drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off, wildfire managers say. At least three drones have flown within or near restricted airspace intended for wildfire fighting aircraft so far this year, the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise announced […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

• South Lake Tahoe officials are asking people to take this survey about Regan Beach. • The Genoa Well in Douglas County won the contest and title of the Best Tasting Water in Nevada at the 2014 Nevada Rural Water Association Training and Technical Conference at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. • The Butterfly […]

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U.S. rethinks giving excess military gear to police

By Tami Abdollah and Eric Tucker, AP WASHINGTON — After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. The public has absorbed images of heavily armed police, snipers trained on protesters and tear gas plumes. Against […]

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1 dead, 1 hurt in Placerville plane crash

One person died and another was seriously injured when the plane they were in was trying to land Saturday night at a Placerville airport. The Starduster biplane was headed for Swansboro Airport just before 7pm Aug. 16. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies said after circling the airport once the aircraft disappeared out of sight. The […]

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Then and now: The winter that would never end

By Jan. 1, 1952, more than 20 feet of snow had fallen on the Sierra Nevada since October. Starting on Jan. 10, another 12-plus feet fell within a week. Total snow depth that winter topped 50 feet at Donner Summit, and about 20 feet at South Shore. Interstate 80 did not exist yet. Road travel […]

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Mountaintop dinner complements scenery

By Kathryn Reed HOMEWOOD – Lakeview dining at Tahoe just got elevated – to about 7,000 feet. And the food will have you rethinking your opinion about ski resort fare. This is no ordinary mountaintop dinner. It’s five courses with a different wine with each dish. And it’s an opportunity to mingle with the people […]

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Letter: Leash laws should be enforced

To the community, There is a reason for the leash law. A couple days ago, I was riding my bike on one of our beautiful mountain bike trails and when coming around a blind corner I encountered two dogs off leash that caused me to flip head over landing on my shoulder. I recall hearing […]

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