Austin’s House on fundraising quest

Austin’s House is celebrating seven years of providing compassionate care for children in crisis by launching its third annual giving campaign, the 2014 Appeal for Kids. The 10-bedroom facility opened in September 2007 and was built entirely with donations. Austin’s House cared for a record number of children over the past 12 months. The children […]

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Cubs making progress at LTWC

By Tom Millham Briefly we were 12. Last Friday, California Department of Fish and Wildlife brought us the Gardner Mountain bear cub we assisted in trapping on Oct. 9. Yes, we still have Cinder (more on her later) and we still have the cubs in the bear cage (also later), but, now, we have Gardner (as we […]

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Letter: LTN off the mark with DCSO endorsement

To the community, Regarding your editorial, “Keep Pierini as Douglas County Sheriff”, you say that DCSO candidate Dave Brady’s character has been questioned. That’s an odd use of the passive voice coming from a presumably professional journalist on such an important matter. Who questioned his character, and on what basis? Not including that in your […]

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Stumbles on campaign trail nothing new in Nev.

By Kyle Roerink, Las Vegas Sun Gaffes, follies and slips are as much a part of politics as campaign buttons. In Nevada this year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt and congressional candidate Cresent Hardy all made headlines for gaffes. But none of those ranks among the biggest goofs in recent […]

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S. Tahoe hotel fined for pool water discharge

Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort in South Lake Tahoe has been fined $10,000 by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for illegally discharging pool water earlier this year. The Governing Board on Oct. 22 approved the agreement. The staff report says, “… Diamond Resorts staff emptied a portion of the pool water by draining it onto an […]

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Poverty, hunger near epidemic in South Tahoe

By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – People in South Lake Tahoe are not only hungry, but they don’t know where their next meal is going to come from. That is called food insecurity. And it’s a growing problem here. Poverty, of which hunger and food insecurity are byproducts, is such a concern that a survey was […]

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Opinion: EDC budget in trouble

Publisher’s note: This was given to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 21. Dear Board Members: At the October 13, 2014, Budget Committee meeting, the CAO’s Chief Budget Officer presented an updated budget forecast for fiscal 2015-16. Her latest budget forecast indicates a $19,000,000 general fund shortfall for fiscal 2015-16. Further, her […]

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Stateline man accused of unlawful contact with minors

A Stateline man has been arrested by Reno police officers on charges of unlawful contact with a minor. Jose Manuel Rosas-Rojas, 58, was taken into custody Oct. 22. Officers had been looking for a man who had been riding a bicycle in south Reno near Damonte Ranch and approached young girls. The first case was […]

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Ready Mix owner to plead not guilty

Updated Oct. 22 8:53pm: The owner of Sierra-Tahoe Ready Mix is scheduled to be in court Thursday to face four felony counts of fraud related to product he supplied to contractors working on projects on the South Shore. Mike Wallace, who runs the South Lake Tahoe company, deferred comment to his attorney Jacqueline Mittelstadt. “We look […]

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Homewood may offer snowcat skiing

Homewood Mountain Resort wants to offer guided snowcat skiing and snowboarding tours in the Ellis Peak area this winter. Before it can do so the U.S. Forest Service must approve the proposal. The feds until Oct. 31 are taking comments on the idea. Homewood wants to provide six to eight trips per day, three days per […]

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