• Lake Valley: Angora Fire — a helpless feeling

    Lake Valley: Angora Fire — a helpless feeling

    Publisher’s note: Lake Tahoe News this month has been running several stories leading up to today’s 10th anniversary of the June 24, 2007, Angora Fire. By Kathryn Reed “In the firehouse it was a quiet, somber mood. Everyone was really tired and we were all really sad. It was our local fire district. We were […]

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  • Money, leadership stall Kahle Drive’s future

    Money, leadership stall Kahle Drive’s future

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Kahle Drive is an auto repair shop’s dream. It’s that bad. Douglas County owns this Stateline road, but it’s Oliver Park General Improvement District that is responsible for maintaining it and the other neighborhood streets. The five-member board that operates the GID plans to fix the potholes, but the problem […]

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  • SNC faculty may not have a job this fall

    SNC faculty may not have a job this fall

    By Carole Jablon-Bernardi INCLINE VILLAGE – When a college is competing to maintain enrollment, even grow it, and is faced with rising tuition costs to offset expenses, faculty can become the target. Such is the case at Sierra Nevada College. The administration of the four-year liberal arts institution in Incline Village announced to faculty members […]

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  • Opinion: Lahontan expedites projects post-Angora

    Opinion: Lahontan expedites projects post-Angora

    Publisher’s note: Lake Tahoe News this month will be running several stories leading up to the 10th anniversary of the Angora Fire on June 24, 2007. By Patty Kouyoumdjian As the 10-year anniversary of the Angora Fire approaches, many of us in the government agencies charged with environmental protection are reflecting on the lessons learned […]

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  • South Lake Tahoe breaking temperature records

    South Lake Tahoe breaking temperature records

    By Kathryn Reed It might be time to buy sunscreen in bulk. South Lake Tahoe has set three records this week. On June 19 it was 90 degrees, breaking the record set in 1988 of 85 degrees; on June 20 it was 90, the old record set in 1981 was 85; and on June 21 […]

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  • Project analyzing if meadows reduce carbon dioxide

    Project analyzing if meadows reduce carbon dioxide

    By Jane Braxton, Scientific American The record piles of snow across California’s Sierra Nevada are melting away, exposing once again its breathtaking alpine meadows. As temperatures warm the moist soil, the meadows quicken, cycling carbon from the ground into the atmosphere and back again in a pattern essential to the planet’s health. Scientists and land […]

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  • TAUs secured for Tahoe City Lodge

    TAUs secured for Tahoe City Lodge

    By Kathryn Reed KINGS BEACH – Despite an ongoing lawsuit that could upend the Tahoe City Lodge project, more pieces of the development were secured last week at the California Tahoe Conservancy meeting. The state board on June 15 agreed to sell 16 residential and tourist accommodation units that would equate to 61 usable units […]

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  • Angora Fire: Life altering tragedy

    Angora Fire: Life altering tragedy

    Publisher’s note: Lake Tahoe News this month will be running several stories leading up to the 10th anniversary of the Angora Fire on June 24, 2007. By Ken Herrmann First Wednesday It had been a tough day. Actually, the last few days had been stressful and I had not been sleeping well. I am thinking […]

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  • Bill aims to help California save water

    Bill aims to help California save water

    By Anshu Siripurapu, McClatchy After years of drought, the state of California is bracing for water. Lots of it. Maybe even a rerun of the havoc caused by the failure of the Oroville Dam this winter. As the record snows in the Sierra Nevada mountains begin to melt, there’s concern this spring and summer that […]

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  • Data: Visitors clogging Lake Tahoe roads

    Data: Visitors clogging Lake Tahoe roads

    By Kathryn Reed The time it takes to get from point A to point B all depends on the time year. Construction and snow are variables, but the real impact is tourists. There are two main reasons they are staying in their vehicles. One, there isn’t reliable transit for them to use once they are […]

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