Opinion: Value of parks, monuments is more than money

By Jerry Nickelsburg The United States has an extensive system of amazing parks.  From the Shenandoah National Park, close to where I grew up, to Sequoia National Park, where I am a trustee for Lost Soldier’s Cave, our national parks connect Americans to our remarkable landscapes and wilderness areas. I have annual passes to the […]

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Buffets a huge culprit of food waste

By Linda Himelstein, New York Times Lawrence Eells, the executive chef at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, in Florida, would like his kitchen, or at least its operations, to be as lean as his roast beef. So in April, he welcomed a team of researchers looking at ways to reduce food waste, especially around the abundant […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      South Lake Tahoe City Council reset meeting dates for the rest of the year. Oct. 3 will be a special meeting with the focus on vacation rentals. The following are regular meetings: Oct. 17, Nov. 7 and Dec. 12. ·      Caltrans is closing Highway 4 for pavement repair work on Sept. 27. The closure […]

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Assessed property values increasing in EDC

The assessed value of property in El Dorado County went up 6 percent this year compared to a year ago. The numbers were released this week. The $31.5 billion property tax roll, which reflects the assessed value as of Jan. 1, is approximately $1.7 billion above last year’s assessed value of $29.8 billion. This equates […]

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Calif. pensioners: Your COLAs are safe, for now

By Adam Ashton, Sacramento Bee The state’s largest pension fund on Tuesday shot down a pitch from a Republican lawmaker who wants it to study how much money it could save by cutting benefits for retired public workers. Sen. John Moorlach of Orange County in July wrote letters to CalPERS board members – Richard Costigan […]

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Artists to showcase work at LTCC

Three are exhibits will launch at Lake Tahoe Community College on Sept. 28 Free artist receptions will occur simultaneously from 5-7pm. This will provide an opportunity for people to meet the artists whose work will be on display. In the Haldan Art Gallery located in the library building will be Frances Melhop’s “Comstock Portrait Project, […]

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Solution to South Tahoe’s city attorney vacancy

By Kathryn Reed South Lake Tahoe will be using the law firm Burke, Williams & Sorensen out of Oakland when City Attorney Tom Watson leaves at the end of the month. Nira Doherty, a partner in the firm, has been on retainer with the city for a while. She is used in special cases, most […]

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International tourism to U.S. declined in early 2017

By Elaine Glusac, New York Times Fewer international travelers came to the United States during the first few months of this year than over the same period last year, confirming concerns of some in the travel industry. Figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce show a drop in international visitors to the United States […]

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Rangers leading hikes to Sand Harbor overlook

Park rangers will be providing free, guided hikes to Sand Harbor overlook on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The hike is a four-mile loop and offers views of Sand Harbor. The hike is moderately difficult. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, a hat and sturdy hiking boots. Meet at Spooner Lake State Park parking lot at 9:30am. […]

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Grant money from ACC available to area nonprofits

Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority has $51,000 to give to local nonprofits from proceeds from the American Century Championship. Applications are due Oct. 13. LTVA in partnership with NBC Sports and American Century Investments, already gave $62,000 to volunteer organizations that worked at the event and to other initiatives during tournament week. Recipients included area high […]

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