• 3 Dems tout reasons to represent Tahoe in DC

    3 Dems tout reasons to represent Tahoe in DC

    By Kathryn Reed Flip the district blue. That is the goal of the three Democrats running for the 4th Congressional District, which includes the California side of Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Candidates Regina Bateson, Roza Calderon and Jessica Morse spent more than two hours Nov. 16 sharing with more than 100 people at Lake Tahoe […]

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  • Barton Health nurses fed up; vote for union

    Barton Health nurses fed up; vote for union

    By Kathryn Reed Nurses from Barton Memorial Hospital and Lake Tahoe Surgery Center have voted to join the California Nurses Association. The vote this week marks the first time for any group within the South Shore-based health conglomerate to unionize. In a secret ballot conducted by the National Labor Relations Board on Nov. 15 the […]

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  • Nev. health exchange eyes return to state-run site

    Nev. health exchange eyes return to state-run site

    By Yvonne Gonzalez, Las Vegas Sun Nevada’s health exchange is looking to once again run its own enrollment site, a move off the healthcare.gov platform that could save the state millions of dollars. The Silver State Health Exchange is planning to issue a request for information in December and will likely issue a request for […]

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  • Lakefront home demand alters building schedule

    Lakefront home demand alters building schedule

    By Susan Wood In a matter of minutes, the Douglas County Planning Commission took a 15-year concept and paved the way for more lakefront property to be sold at Stateline – a rarity in Tahoe that could be a reflection of a flourishing housing market. The first of three phases of the Tahoe Beach Club […]

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  • Powerful weather satellite will improve forecasting

    Powerful weather satellite will improve forecasting

    By William Harwood, CBS News The current three- to seven-day forecasts Americans have come to rely on for planning everything from weekend picnics to hurricane evacuations rely heavily on constant updates from satellites that orbit Earth’s poles measuring temperature, moisture and a host of other variables that define the planet’s ever-changing weather. Early Tuesday, NASA […]

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  • Skiers spending fewer days on the slopes

    Skiers spending fewer days on the slopes

    By Kathryn Reed TRUCKEE – Money isn’t keeping people off the ski slopes. It’s that they have so many more options when it comes to how to spend their time. That is something ski resort officials are trying to wrap their heads around. Michael Reitzell, president of the California Ski Industry Association, said that while […]

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  • How climate change is affecting California

    How climate change is affecting California

    By Christopher Cadelago, Sacramento Bee California could one day be uninhabitable. Fire. Heat. Floods. Infestation. Disease. Suffering. Scientists have for years warned about the ravaging consequences of a warming planet. Decamping for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Convention on Climate Change, California academics and political leaders were mulling […]

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  • Tahoe Douglas boat like floating fire hydrant

    Tahoe Douglas boat like floating fire hydrant

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – High winds and waves like the ocean couldn’t budge the vessel. It was on a type of auto pilot. The boat rocked to the waves, but otherwise didn’t move. Mother Nature on Monday helped demonstrate some of the sophisticated technology aboard Marine 24, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District’s boat that […]

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  • Wise working on original tricks for ’18 Olympics

    Wise working on original tricks for ’18 Olympics

    Publisher’s note: This is one of a series of stories about Lake Tahoe area athletes who hope to compete in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.  By Kathryn Reed PARK CITY, Utah – “I want to do something no one else is doing. It is more important to be a pioneer than to do a […]

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