• Reno wants to host Outdoor Retailer, Interbike trade shows

    Reno wants to host Outdoor Retailer, Interbike trade shows

    By Jason Hidalgo, Reno Gazette-Journal Reno’s bringing out the big guns as it makes its final push to land two major trade shows. A delegation from the Biggest Little City is set to meet on May 1 with representatives of Emerald Expositions, which operates the Outdoor Retailer and Interbike trade shows. Getting even just one […]

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  • Heller bill aimed at attacking Endangered Species Act

    Heller bill aimed at attacking Endangered Species Act

    By Henry Brean, Las Vegas Review-Journal Citing Nevada’s long fight to keep the sage grouse from being listed, Sen. Dean Heller has introduced legislation that would significantly weaken the Endangered Species Act and give states almost unchecked control over how — or whether — certain animals and plants are protected. The bill would require congressional […]

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  • LTCC not sure it wants SnowGlobe to return

    LTCC not sure it wants SnowGlobe to return

    By Kathryn Reed Lake Tahoe Community College is so frustrated with how long it took SnowGlobe vendors to clean up their mess that a future contract is in jeopardy. “For me, the board and staff we take pride in the fact that is our front door. We had to drive in by it every day,” […]

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  • Centennial Dam project could affect 3 Sierra rivers

    Centennial Dam project could affect 3 Sierra rivers

    By Sage Sauerbrey, Moonshine Ink Two of Truckee/North Lake Tahoe’s nearest west slope Sierra watersheds are on track for a profound change in the coming years, with the planned construction of a 275-foot dam about 45 miles down the road from Donner Summit. The Centennial Dam project is an effort by the Nevada Irrigation District […]

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  • Expansion of sports betting in Supreme Court’s hands

    Expansion of sports betting in Supreme Court’s hands

    By Jay Caspian Kang, New York Times In the early 1990s, Bill Bradley, the New Jersey senator and former New York Knick, argued several times in front of Congress that legalizing sports betting would dehumanize athletes and lead to the rampant corruption of children. This was no cynical political crusade; Bradley was a true believer. […]

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  • TTD develops road map for functional transit

    TTD develops road map for functional transit

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Transit is about getting people where they want to go, providing choices and creating connections. That is what Tahoe Transportation District is striving for in the basin and beyond. Carl Hasty, the bi-state agency’s leader, on April 26 talked to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Governing Board about the Lake […]

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  • Full cost of Calif. drought still being tallied

    Full cost of Calif. drought still being tallied

    By Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee Californians paid for the drought in many ways. Homeowners saw their water rates rise. Farmers sacrificed revenue when they idled fields. And practically everyone spent more on electricity. Californians’ electricity costs jumped by a combined $2.45 billion from 2012 to 2016 because of severe shortages of cheap hydroelectricity, according to […]

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  • Wildfire season could be bad with healthy vegetation

    Wildfire season could be bad with healthy vegetation

    By Michelle Robertson, San Francisco Chronicle   California emerged from its five-year drought after heavy winter rains filled reservoirs and turned our golden hills green. But don’t be fooled by the emerald hues. CalFire expects wildfires to burn just as fiercely as they did during drought years – if not more so. The Eight-Station Index, […]

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  • Truckee grappling with dire housing situation

    Truckee grappling with dire housing situation

    Publisher’s note: This is one in a series of stories about affordable housing in the Lake Tahoe-Truckee region. All articles may be accessed via the home page under Special Projects, 2017 Affordable Housing. By Linda Fine Conaboy TRUCKEE – Affordable living spaces, including single family homes, rooms, sheds, apartments, trailers and anything else deemed inhabitable […]

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  • Nev. lawmakers line up against reviving Yucca Mountain

    Nev. lawmakers line up against reviving Yucca Mountain

    By Gary Martin, Las Vegas Review-Journal    WASHINGTON — Nevada lawmakers will testify before a House hearing this week in opposition of revising Yucca Mountain as a permanent nuclear waste site, the Energy and Commerce Committee announced Monday. In advance of the hearing, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval sent a letter to the committee noting the […]

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