Fun in the snow focus of LTVA winter ad campaign

By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Snow – and all the things one can do in it will be the thrust of the 2017-18 Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority ad blitz. They will tie into the “there must be something in the water” mantra that started in summer 2016. The board of directors this month were shown […]

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Opinion: How did CalPERS dig a $153B pension hole?

By Dan Pellissier, San Jose Mercury News During the next five weeks, the CalPERS board, custodian of $326 billion in assets needed to fulfill retirement promises for 1.8 million California public employees and beneficiaries, will make decisions affecting government budgets for decades to come. The problem is, despite their fiduciary duty under the state Constitution […]

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Wine isn’t necessarily vegan

By Peter Fish, San Francisco Chronicle There you are, you and friends on a fall afternoon, gathered in a Napa Valley tasting room. You’re primed, pumped, ready to savor the world’s best Cabs, Chardonnays and maybe a Fume Blanc or two. As you swirl and sip, you focus all your brainpower on the wine terms […]

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Coffee tasting stimulates discussion on Nev. water quality

By Yvonne Gonzalez, Las Vegas Sun Not only does Nevada’s naturally hard water cloud the taste of coffee, experts say — it also requires steady monitoring, even if lawmakers approve cuts to a federal agency that monitors quality. A coffee tasting at UNLV served as a platform to discuss potential budget cuts to the Environmental […]

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Nev. hot spring may offer clues about life on other planets

By Henry Brean, Las Vegas Review-Journal In Northern Nevada’s Great Boiling Spring, strange microscopic creatures thrive in water hot enough to kill you. Scientists led by UNLV researcher Brian Hedlund are studying the microorganisms in this near-200-degree environment in search of clues about life on Earth and elsewhere. Using a new $900,000 grant from NASA, […]

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Lessons for Nev. from prior attempt to deregulate energy market

By Riley Snyder, Nevada Independent When Nevada voters head to the polls in 2018, they’ll be given the opportunity to fundamentally reshape the state’s energy market and end NV Energy’s monopoly control of electric service. But what voters may not know is that Nevada came close to doing the same thing almost 20 years ago. […]

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Ida Grasso — 1919-2017

Ida R. Grasso died Oct. 27, 2017, in Carson City. She was 98. Ida was born in Lawrence, Mass., on July 5, 1919. She had lived in Torrance since 1955. Ida is survived by son Tony Grasso (Teri) of Stateline; daughter Beverly Ann Grasso of Sacramento; grandchildren Nicholas, Christopher, Katherine and Meredith Grasso, Bruce and […]

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Tahoe Tails — Adoptable Pets in South Lake Tahoe

Bruce is a very cute 3 year old Chihuahua/rat terrier mix who has lots of personality. He is a nice boy who loves to play with other dogs and go for walks with his people. He does need an adult only home. (He is best friends with Lou, if you would like them both their […]

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Ways to keep Tahoe-Truckee backcountry wild

By Jill Sanford, Moonshine Ink As the snow settles from our most recent storm, the Tahoe/Truckee backcountry community is buzzing with anticipation for those remote, untouched lines and the fresh tracks they dream of all summer long.   Each winter more people opt to earn their fresh turns by hiking the local mountains rather than […]

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Local CalFire office transitions out of peak fire season

Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing CalFire’s Amador–El Dorado Unit to transition out of peak fire season effective today in Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento and Alpine counties. CalFire will continue to maintain staffing to meet any potential threat, as well as maintaining the ability to strategically […]

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