• Vacationing in U.S? Be warned, some countries say

    Vacationing in U.S? Be warned, some countries say

    By Shivani Vora, New York Times Natural disasters like Hurricanes Maria and Irma and the recent wildfires in California have led to a spate of warnings from countries that want to caution their citizens about the risk of traveling to the United States, but the advisories are also noting potential for violence in the wake […]

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  • Cyclists commemorate historic 1917 Tahoe ride

    Cyclists commemorate historic 1917 Tahoe ride

    By Emily Zentner, Sacramento Bee A group of Sacramento area bicyclists took off on a 150-mile ride on Oct. 20 to commemorate a similar record-breaking ride taken in 1917. Jeff Barker, 49, of El Dorado Hills organized the Centennial Ride to honor the 100th anniversary of Eugene Hepting and Abbie Budd’s bicycle trip from Sacramento […]

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  • Beauty of fall lingering throughout Tahoe area

    Beauty of fall lingering throughout Tahoe area

    By Kathryn Reed HOPE VALLEY – Vibrant. Dazzling. Stunning. The superlatives runneth over when it comes to describing the autumn colors throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin. While the peak is over, Mother Nature isn’t quite done. There is still some beauty to captivate. One of the benefits of such a moisture-heavy winter a year ago […]

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  • Blue-green algae in Keys disappearing

    Blue-green algae in Keys disappearing

    By Kathryn Reed The cautionary signs that have dotted the canals in the Tahoe Keys are coming down. “As expected with the seasonal change, the shorter days (less sunlight) and cooler temperatures have helped control the cyanobacteria levels,” Mary Fiore-Wagner with Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board told Lake Tahoe News. The most recent water […]

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  • Mass exodus of young people from rural areas

    Mass exodus of young people from rural areas

    By Leah Todd, High Country News Across the West, more young people are moving out of rural communities than in. In every decade since 1980, most rural counties in the 11 Western states lost twentysomethings, without an influx of other young adults to make up for the loss, according to an analysis of U.S. Census […]

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  • EDC ‘beeting’ a path to better roads

    EDC ‘beeting’ a path to better roads

    By Susan Wood When it comes to clearing and cleaning up roads in El Dorado County, the lake’s new mantra could be “Keep Tahoe Red” in the winter and “Keep Tahoe ‘really’ Blue” in other seasons. The county’s inventive punch behind road maintenance is twofold – a level of reasoning that could lead to keeping […]

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  • Nev. commits $1M to fight opioid epidemic

    Nev. commits $1M to fight opioid epidemic

    By Ben Botkin, Las Vegas Review-Journal The state’s Interim Finance Committee on Oct. 19 approved more than $1 million in expenditures for a five-point opioid initiative to fight abuse of prescription painkillers in Nevada. The initiative from Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s office was unanimously approved by the legislative panel. It includes money for everything from […]

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  • Chancellor has high hopes for Nevada colleges

    Chancellor has high hopes for Nevada colleges

    By Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal Thom Reilly believes there is no more time to waste. The Nevada System of Higher Education chancellor has been on the job for only two months, but he has a bevy of goals ready for the state Board of Regents meetings this week. “We need to build our budget. […]

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  • Insured losses top $1 billion in NorCal fires

    Insured losses top $1 billion in NorCal fires

    By Joseph Serna, Sonali Kohli and Makeda Easter, Los Angeles Times   Deadly wildfires in Northern California have caused over $1 billion in insured losses, according to California’s insurance commissioner. Preliminary loss figures released Thursday by State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones estimate total insured losses at $1.045 billion. The insurers — eight of California’s largest […]

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  • NOAA: La Niña an uncertain forecast for Tahoe

    NOAA: La Niña an uncertain forecast for Tahoe

    By Susan Wood The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released the U.S. Winter Outlook, which calls for La Niña. For Lake Tahoe it’s a wild card with equal chances for above- and below-normal precipitation and temperatures. The outlook encompasses December through February. La Niña, a weather phenomenon originating off the western shores of […]

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