• Chateau project given go-ahead for next phase

    Chateau project given go-ahead for next phase

    By Kathryn Reed While concern remains about the adequate number of parking spots and the safety for pedestrians crossing Highway 50, the South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved changes to the next phase of the Chateau project. A special meeting was required April 30 to answer questions from a meeting earlier this […]

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  • Calif. tribal gaming market regains momentum

    Calif. tribal gaming market regains momentum

    By Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review Journal Eight years ago, California’s Indian casino market was approaching $8 billion in annual gaming revenue. By comparison, Nevada casinos in 2007 brought in a single-year record $12.8 billion, of which $6.8 billion came from the Strip. The recession knocked the California casino market down a few notches, as […]

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  • Protecting the lake, benefiting the community

    Protecting the lake, benefiting the community

    Publisher’s note: This is one in a series of stories Lake Tahoe News will be running leading up to the 50th anniversary of South Lake Tahoe on Nov. 30. By Darcie Goodman Collins As the city of South Lake Tahoe turns 50 this year, I have been contemplating the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s relationship with […]

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  • Drought may bring summer brownouts

    Drought may bring summer brownouts

    By Timothy Gardner, Reuters The West Coast could see power brownouts in coming months as hydro power stations struggle with the four-year drought, and in the longer term climate change could cause additional problems for power plants, the U.S. energy secretary said on Monday. “That is certainly a risk,” Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told reporters […]

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  • Graffiti artists marring national parks

    Graffiti artists marring national parks

    By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times Andre Saraiva is an internationally known graffiti artist. He owns nightclubs in Paris and New York, works as a top editor of the men’s fashion magazine L’Officiel Hommes and has appeared in countless glossy magazines as a tastemaker and bon vivant. Two months ago he showed up on the […]

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  • Farmers’ markets about to open in Tahoe

    Farmers’ markets about to open in Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed It’s time to abandon the produce section of the grocery store. Farmers’ market season in Lake Tahoe starts a week from today. Lake Tahoe Markets, which runs three markets in the basin, is returning to Kahle Community Park on Wednesdays from 4-7pm. Last year this market moved across the highway to accommodate […]

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  • Living with devastating reality of year-round fire season

    Living with devastating reality of year-round fire season

    By Julia Prodis Sulek, San Jose Mercury News BISHOP — The fire came up quickly here in the eastern Sierra Nevada, destroying 35 homes and taking the mountainside community of Swall Meadows by surprise. Who would expect a roiling wildfire — throwing fireballs and whipping up flame whirls through 7,000 acres of sagebrush, piñon and […]

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  • Van Sickle provides beauty steps from casinos

    Van Sickle provides beauty steps from casinos

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Immersed in a kaleidoscope of blues and greens, the landscape is mesmerizing. Perched on a slab of granite, its an unobstructed view of the hues of Lake Tahoe that complement the pale blue sky. Wispy clouds dance in the sky. Pines hover overhead, with branches dangling down as though to […]

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  • Linking ag-food-nutrition on global-local levels

    Linking ag-food-nutrition on global-local levels

    By Kathryn Reed INCLINE VILLAGE – The average person now lives farther from where her food is produced than at any other time in history. And, yet, without food, people won’t survive. Feeding a world of nearly 9 billion people is not easy. And while there are 100 million fewer people classified as hungry today […]

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  • Liberty Utilities to ax coal from power supply

    Liberty Utilities to ax coal from power supply

    By Kathryn Reed Liberty Utilities is removing coal from its power portfolio. On April 24 it filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission to change its allocation from NV Energy. This came one week after it filed paperwork to add solar. “… as of Jan. 1, 2016, the resource portfolio available to serve […]

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