‘Burners’ abandon thousands of bikes in Nev. desert

By Ed Fletcher, Sacramento Bee While abandoned bicycles at Burning Man, an annual weeklong counterculture event in the Nevada Black Rock Desert, is a normal – if undesired – occurrence, event organizers said this year 3,000 to 4,000 bikes were left and given to charitable groups. Burning Man draws 70,000 attendees, including 15,000 people living […]

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Tahoe CEQA lawsuits: Public good or private gain?

By Melissa Siig, Moonshine Ink When Kila Properties purchased the dilapidated Henrikson building in 2013, the majority of Tahoe City residents and businesses breathed a sigh of relief. The run-down Henrikson building, built in the late 1950s (much of it without permits), today is only partially occupied and serves as an eyesore at a key […]

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Crews get upper hand on West Slope fire

Updated 5:15pm: The French Fire burning near Shingle Springs grew to 136 acres and is now 75 percent contained. It started in the afternoon of Sept. 17 off French Creek Road. CalFire says forward progress has been stopped. The cause is under investigation. — Lake Tahoe News staff report

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Letter: Kirkwood workers help at B&B

To the community, On Sept. 11, Kirkwood Mountain Resort base operations team members joined Bread & Broth volunteers serving the dinner guests who came to Grace Hall for a delicious meal and the companionship of fellow diners. The diners were in for a real treat when the B&B cooks whipped up fried catfish and French […]

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Tahoe Tails — Adoptable Pets in South Lake Tahoe

Tali is a 5-year-old talkative girl who does well with other cats but cannot go to a home with a dog. Her adoption fee and those of all other adult cats have been paid by a kind donor. Tali is very affectionate and likes to sit on laps and be petted. Tali is spayed, microchipped, […]

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Winter still wreaking havoc on Tahoe power grid

By Kathryn Reed Power outages are normal, but this hasn’t been a normal summer. Liberty Utilities is still dealing with the aftermath of last year’s winter. Relying on NV Energy is also impacting customers. Liberty provides electric service to the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin, as well as to Truckee, Alpine County and […]

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Opinion: Living online, will anyone know when you die?

By Emma Jones I suspected that something was wrong on the Sunday morning when I saw the beginning of a Facebook post in my newsfeed sidebar that said, in French, “Our dear AJ has given up …. ” I was unable to read the rest because it was removed as I looked at it, but […]

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U.N. aviation agency to call for global drone registry

By Allison Lampert, Reuters The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft. While the International Civil Aviation Organization cannot impose regulations on countries, ICAO has proposed formation of the registry during […]

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Wildfire burning on West Slope 20% contained

Updated 9:47pm: More than 120 acres have burned in a remote area of the West Slope, with containment at 20 percent. The fire started Sunday afternoon in Shingle Springs. Called the French Fire because it is burning off French Creek Road, it is challenging firefighters because it is difficult to get to. No structures as […]

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Nevada Supreme Court to settle marijuana distribution fight

By Sean Whaley, Las Vegas Review-Journal   CARSON CITY — The legal saga of who can transport recreational marijuana to the state’s pot shops continues, with the Nevada Supreme Court issuing a temporary injunction prohibiting the state Department of Taxation from licensing marijuana businesses as distributors. The Supreme Court, in an order dated Thursday, denied […]

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