• Calif. drought — worries, conservation increase

    Calif. drought — worries, conservation increase

    By Adam Nagourney, New York Times LOS ANGELES — The rainy season drove into California in December with wet and windy promise: soaking rain, snow, dark gray skies and a flash of hope that the drought that has scorched this region had run its course. And then came January — with record high temperatures and […]

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  • Murder trial of former-LTBMU chief begins

    Murder trial of former-LTBMU chief begins

    By Peter Hecht, Sacramento Bee In 1990, when his father was about to remarry, Andy Harris’ grandmother took him aside and told him there was something he should know about his stepmother-to-be. Four years earlier, the grandmother told him, Colleen Ann Batten had been tried for murder in the shotgun killing of her first husband, […]

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  • SLT solidifies end of commercial air service

    SLT solidifies end of commercial air service

    By Kathryn Reed A significant chapter in Lake Tahoe Airport’s history came to a close Tuesday when the City Council unanimously agreed to give up the FAA certificate that allows commercial air service. Aircraft carrying high rollers and celebrities for the annual golf tournament will still be regular fixtures at Lake Tahoe Airport – and […]

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  • Study: SBA loans going to luxury retailers, resorts

    Study: SBA loans going to luxury retailers, resorts

    By Bruce Parker, Fox News The Small Business Administration is the federal agency that helps “little guy” businesses get loans they couldn’t get through traditional lenders. Or so the story goes. According to a 2014 federal oversight report from public research group American Transparency, taxpayer-backed SBA loans are popular with businesses serving “wealthy lifestyles.” Found […]

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  • Businesses dissecting Sandoval’s revenue plan

    Businesses dissecting Sandoval’s revenue plan

    By Kyle Roerink, Las Vegas Sun Talk of tax season is ripe in the Nevada Legislature, but the chatter has nothing to do with April 15. Gov. Brian Sandoval will lobby for his business license fee on Wednesday in the Senate’s revenue committee. The fee, an existing tax the Sandoval administration has reconfigured, would levy […]

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  • Future of Lake Tahoe Airport being solidified

    Future of Lake Tahoe Airport being solidified

    By Kathryn Reed Keep the airfield as it is while providing flexibility for other uses at the airport was the consensus Monday night of the nearly 60 people who attended a meeting about the Lake Tahoe Airport master plan. This was the third and final meeting before preferred alternatives are defined. Those will then be […]

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  • Nevada a hotbed for geothermal activity

    Nevada a hotbed for geothermal activity

    By Jackie Valley, Las Vegas Sun Humans have been using geothermal energy for more than 10,000 years, since American Paleo-Indians used hot springs for cooking, bathing and cleaning. But it wasn’t until 1904 that the first geothermal electric power plant was invented to generate electricity, when Italian scientist Piero Ginori Conti figured out how to […]

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  • Seasons dramatically changing at Tahoe

    Seasons dramatically changing at Tahoe

    By Julia Prodis Sulek, San Jose Mercury News TAHOE CITY — There’s something disconcerting about life at Lake Tahoe these days. It’s still winter, but visitors are renting bikes instead of snowshoes and kayaks instead of skis. Come summer — without last-ditch torrential rains — the lake level is expected to be at such a […]

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  • S. Tahoe identifies 12 acres for concert venue

    S. Tahoe identifies 12 acres for concert venue

    By Kathryn Reed An outdoor concert venue that isn’t a parking lot. A setting that embraces the natural environment. A site that could be used year-round. A place that would have limited impact to residents. It does exist in South Lake Tahoe. City officials are looking at the possibility of turning 12 acres at Lake […]

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  • Sierra, Northstar ski resorts may be sold

    Sierra, Northstar ski resorts may be sold

    By David Sharp, AP A real estate investment trust that’s considering getting out of the snow business could sell more than a dozen ski resorts from Maine to California that are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. CNL Lifestyle Properties owns 16 resorts including Northstar, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine, Bretton Woods, Loon […]

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