• State fines Kirkwood $750K in contamination case

    State fines Kirkwood $750K in contamination case

    By Susan Wood Kirkwood Mountain Resort has agreed to pay more than $750,000 to settle a wetlands contamination case brought against the ski resort by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The water board found through a complaint in April 2016 that the ski resort used […]

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  • NDOT close to resolving stormwater runoff violations

    NDOT close to resolving stormwater runoff violations

    By Art Marroquin, Las Vegas Review-Journal    The Nevada Department of Transportation is abiding by the terms of a federal consent decree aimed at resolving stormwater runoff violations, with only one unfulfilled requirement that must be met by the end of this year, officials said Monday. A comprehensive stormwater management plan must be completed by […]

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  • Why the West is burning this season

    Why the West is burning this season

    By Wes Siler, Outdoor Hurricanes, earthquakes, and nuclear war, oh my. And don’t forget to add a near-record wildfire season to that list of disasters. According to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, there are 137 large wildfires currently raging across the American West, burning a total of 7.8 million acres. That’s not yet as bad as 2015, which […]

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  • Page Meadow — a tranquil, scenic trek

    Page Meadow — a tranquil, scenic trek

    By Kathryn Reed TAHOE CITY – Something about meadows is mesmerizing. These vast grassy areas seem to appear out of nowhere. Such a contrast to all the conifers that dominate Tahoe hikes. Page Meadow was not a disappointment; especially considering I had heard so much about this North Shore area that is part of the […]

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  • Seismologists hope to create Calif. earthquake forecasts

    Seismologists hope to create Calif. earthquake forecasts

    By Rong-Gong Lin II and Raoul Rañoa, Los Angeles Times One day, next to the traffic map and weather forecast on your smartphone, seismologist Thomas H. Jordan envisions an app that you can check to see when the chances of a major earthquake in California rise. Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, is […]

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  • Heller sees changes to mortgage interest deduction in Trump’s tax plan

    Heller sees changes to mortgage interest deduction in Trump’s tax plan

    By Ray Hagar, Nevada Newsmakers Tax reform is anticipated to be the next big issue before Congress, and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., should have a front row seat since he sits on the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Banking Committee. The cherished mortgage-interest tax deduction will survive but with changes, Heller said on “Nevada Newsmakers” […]

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  • Trial date set in case against Squaw Valley

    Trial date set in case against Squaw Valley

    By Kathryn Reed A jury next year could decide if Placer County violated the state open meeting law and if there was a secret agreement with Squaw Valley Ski Holdings that involved the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. A Placer County judge last week ruled that there is enough evidence for the case to go forward. […]

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  • Calif. homeless crisis expands to rural areas

    Calif. homeless crisis expands to rural areas

    By Kevin Fagan and Alison Graham, San Francisco Chronicle California housing costs are spiraling so high that they are pushing the state’s homelessness crisis into places it’s never been before — sparsely populated rural counties. A Chronicle analysis of biennial homeless counts taken early this year across California shows the sharpest increases occurred not in […]

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  • Nevada opposes being nuclear waste dump site

    Nevada opposes being nuclear waste dump site

    By Yvonne Gonzalez, Las Vegas Sun Representatives in Congress are expected to take up a nuclear waste policy bill this fall that deals with issues tied to the Yucca Mountain project. House Energy and Commerce Committee staffer Andy Zach was in Las Vegas on Thursday to present the congressional outlook on nuclear waste policy and […]

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  • Suicide — it doesn’t have to be the final answer

    Suicide — it doesn’t have to be the final answer

    By Kathryn Reed “How can I support you to be here tomorrow?” That one sentence could make someone realize they have a reason to live. Listening, being there – those are two of the more powerful antidotes to death by suicide. So often when someone wants to end it all they believe they are a […]

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