• Nave: ‘La La Land’ to dominate Oscar winners

    Nave: ‘La La Land’ to dominate Oscar winners

    By Howie Nave One thing for sure at this year’s 89th Academy Awards ceremony, there is way more diversity than at last year’s Oscars show (and the year before that). In fact, having nine nominations in the Best Picture category alone offers up quite a diverse selection of films ranging from the human struggle, life in […]

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  • TRPA rethinking how to deliver transit in Tahoe

    TRPA rethinking how to deliver transit in Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Free transit throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin, integrated between the shores, and with service every 30 minutes. That’s the goal by 2021. Morgan Beryl, senior transportation planner with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, on Feb. 22 went over the highlights of the draft 2017 Regional Transportation Plan with the Governing […]

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  • Crumbled Hwy. 50 will take months to repair

    Crumbled Hwy. 50 will take months to repair

    By Brad Branan, Sacramento Bee   A section of Highway 50 crumbled farther down the hillside early Tuesday near Bridal Veil Falls, offering the latest dramatic reminder of how vulnerable Sierra highways have become in this winter’s deluge of rain and snow. Though the damaged road did not result in injuries, it prompted the closure […]

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  • Does California need more dams?

    Does California need more dams?

    By George Skelton, Los Angeles Times   You hear this every time there’s a drought or deluge in California: “Why haven’t they built more dams?” Truth is, they’ve built a bunch. And they’re about done with it. Tally them up. There are more than 1,400 dams in the state. At least 1,000 are major and […]

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  • Feds evaluate using drones at ski resorts

    Feds evaluate using drones at ski resorts

      By Susan Wood The idea of having drones deliver avalanche charges at ski resorts may one day fly with regulators, but major roadblocks now hinder movement in that practice. The U.S. Department of the Interior is looking into the initial concept as a way of keeping ski patrollers who conduct this duty even more […]

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  • Weather taking toll on roads, electric lines

    Weather taking toll on roads, electric lines

    By Kathryn Reed Roads remain a mess in the greater Lake Tahoe area as another storm system pummels the already saturated mountains. The main closure is on Mount Rose Highway because a wall of snow, 20-feet deep fell there on Monday. No time has been given when it might reopen. It is closed at the […]

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  • Vail Resorts expands with purchase of Stowe

    Vail Resorts expands with purchase of Stowe

    Vail Resorts today announced it has acquired Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont. Mt. Mansfield Company, a subsidiary of American International Group, sold the resort for $50 million. It had been under the same ownership since 1949. This is the first resort on the East Coast that the Broomfield-Colo.-based ski behemoth has purchased. Vail Resorts is […]

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  • STHS 3D printers bring out ingenuity

    STHS 3D printers bring out ingenuity

    By Jessie Marchesseau Students in Cliff Smith’s AutoCAD class at South Tahoe High School are printing out more than just term papers. Since fall 2015, students have had the opportunity to not only design three dimensional objects with the computer aided drafting software, but watch their creations come to life with the help of in-class […]

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  • Razzies celebrate the worst movies of 2016

    Razzies celebrate the worst movies of 2016

    By Howie Nave Most everyone knows about the annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (also referred to as the Oscars) celebrating Hollywood’s best, but what about Hollywood’s worst movies? I mean, c’mon, how many times have you seen a movie and wished that the theater had a refund table set up in the […]

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  • U.S. tourism could be victim of travel ban

    U.S. tourism could be victim of travel ban

    By Christopher Muther, Boston Globe  President Trump’s travel ban targeting nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries may not have held up in court, but it appears quite successful at keeping plenty of other people out of the United States. Trump’s order brought with it a swift decline in the number of worldwide tourists and travelers looking […]

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