• Lake Tahoe Airport noise monitoring to change

    Lake Tahoe Airport noise monitoring to change

    By Kathryn Reed Military helicopters are the No. 1 noise problem at Lake Tahoe Airport and there is nothing city officials can do about it. With the city having taken millions of dollars in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration, it is obligated to allow military aircraft to access the airport. It is often used […]

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  • China embarking on a skiing revolution

    China embarking on a skiing revolution

    By Kade Krichko, Powder The sun hasn’t yet made it over the dusty city skyline, but human friction offsets the morning chill as businessmen, students, and errand-runners ebb and flow to the singsong commands drifting from the concrete rafters of the Beijing subway station. Three stops down Line 13, a ski bus waits to shuttle […]

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  • National Guard helps Mammoth with its snow

    National Guard helps Mammoth with its snow

    By Los Angeles Times Hey, Mammoth Lakes, add this group shot of the National Guard to your winter scrapbook. Burdened with removing the 44 feet of snow that had fallen this season, the village of 8,200 called in the National Guard earlier this month to help cart 4,000 tons of it away. The five-day offensive, […]

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  • Fire crews working to make Tahoe basin safe

    Fire crews working to make Tahoe basin safe

    By Kathryn Reed MEYERS – In an effort to get ahead of the fire season, crews from various fire agencies in the Lake Tahoe Basin have been gathering to talk about a united approach. “Wildfires are becoming more problematic because of the changing landscape and more homes are where fires burn,” Forest Schafer with North […]

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  • Flooded Black Rock may impact Burning Man

    Flooded Black Rock may impact Burning Man

    By Jenny Kane, Reno Gazette-Journal  Renee Aldrich and several of her friends heard about the shallow lake that has been sitting out on the Black Rock Desert playa for the past month.   So, naturally they grabbed their kayaks and headed north. The playa is a giant mud puddle right now thanks to heavy rains […]

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  • Nev. moves to join 11 other states in popular-vote effort

    Nev. moves to join 11 other states in popular-vote effort

    By Yvonne Gonzalez, Las Vegas Sun Lawmakers are considering legislation to make Nevada the 12th state to become part of an interstate compact to elect the president and vice president based on the popular vote. The compact says that once states with 270 electoral college votes sign on, those electors would be required to vote […]

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  • Tahoe Democrats taking action locally, beyond

    Tahoe Democrats taking action locally, beyond

    By Kathryn Reed MEYERS – Health care, immigration, human rights, climate change – these are some of the topics that have united a group of politically active South Shore residents. It was a year ago this month that Susan Chandler hosted a meeting for Bob Derlet who was challenging Tom McClintock for the 4th Congressional […]

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  • Nevada lawmakers press BLM for answers

    Nevada lawmakers press BLM for answers

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal Nevada lawmakers sought answers from a high ranking public land manager on everything from wild horses to wilderness study areas. John Ruhs, Nevada state director for the Bureau of Land Management, testified Tuesday before a join committee of the Legislature’s natural resources committee. Ruhs’ appearance before the Legislature was a […]

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  • What this week’s storms mean for California

    What this week’s storms mean for California

    By Ryan Sabalow and Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee While a nearly record-breaking rainy season has battered California’s dams and stretched the limits of local levees, the storms that began to hit Sacramento on Tuesday aren’t expected to put much additional strain on the state’s flood-control system. Spanning into next week, the storms are expected to […]

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  • Group exploring options to solve housing dilemma

    Group exploring options to solve housing dilemma

    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 Kathryn Reed Tackling the South Shore housing crisis from as many fronts as possible is the goal of Progress for Tahoe. […]

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