• South Tahoe may ban plastic bags

    South Tahoe may ban plastic bags

    By Kathryn Reed Paper or plastic? One day that question may not be allowed to be asked in South Lake Tahoe. The city’s Sustainability Commission is developing a survey to send to business owners to find out how banning plastic bags in the city would impact them. The board is leaning toward creating incentives for […]

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  • LTWC returns bald eagle to wild

    LTWC returns bald eagle to wild

    By Kathryn Reed HOPE VALLEY – Seconds after she flew from the arms of Wayne McKnight, the young bald eagle was tested when two other raptors raced toward her. Holding her own, she dove, darted and averted harm. All three bald eagles landed in trees by Red Lake as a crowd of people above them […]

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  • $1 million to be cut from state parks in Tahoe

    $1 million to be cut from state parks in Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed Keeping California’s state parks open doesn’t mean they will be fully operational. The governor is still cutting $14.2 from the parks budget. It’s just that the decision how to do that is being made at the local level. Pam Armas, superintendent of the Sierra District, expects to decide by November how to […]

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  • Swine flu prevalent throughout LT Basin

    Swine flu prevalent throughout LT Basin

    By Kathryn Reed This week California and Nevada received their first shipments of the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine. This is a good thing because several cases have been reported throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin. Twenty-four cases were confirmed on the South Shore in July, 11 in August and 29 in September. El Dorado County has […]

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  • Child averts being taken by stranger

    Child averts being taken by stranger

    By Kathryn Reed Law enforcement has beefed-up its presence at Lake Tahoe Unified schools after a stranger tried to lure a 6-year-old from the Environmental Magnet School in Meyers on Tuesday. The mother of the child did not report the incident to authorities until Wednesday. El Dorado County sheriff’s officials distributed a flyer that all […]

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  • SLT convention center in bankruptcy

    SLT convention center in bankruptcy

    By Kathryn Reed Randy Lane’s Lake Tahoe Development Company filed for bankruptcy Monday in regards to the largest development project ever to break ground in South Lake Tahoe. The more than $400 million convention center near Stateline sits idle —  concrete and rebar now slightly dusted with snow. Lane on Tuesday said this is just […]

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  • Bette — From ‘Beaches’ to desert

    Bette — From ‘Beaches’ to desert

    By Susan Wood LAS VEGAS — She still has it. Most women can only hope to have their act together in their 60s like the graceful, energetic Divine Miss M. “Las Vegas, you look divine,” Bette Midler belts out to another near sold-out show on a hot Vegas night. She could have been looking in […]

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  • Novice Harley rider overcomes jitters in the mountains

    Novice Harley rider overcomes jitters in the mountains

    By Brenda Knox EASTERN SIERRA NEVADA — As we came to the sign that said five miles to go, I just kept thinking “keep it steady, we’re almost there.” I never felt so much relief as when we exited. The rain had let up a bit as we got off the highway. I took the […]

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  • Markleeville resort could transform tiny town

    Markleeville resort could transform tiny town

    By Susan Wood Sometimes professional development is all about the personal path one takes in life. A project that makes this philosophical theory evident is Markleeville Village. The proposed LEED-certified development features a 38,000-square-foot lodge and spa named Mahalee – which means acorn in Washoe. The 49 alpine-style cabins and town center will be built […]

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  • Female impersonators rival real stars

    Female impersonators rival real stars

      By Kathryn Reed The face of Carnival Cabaret lives on even though his voice has been silenced. Hunter — his legal and stage name — did such an incredible rendition of Cher that it was hard to know it wasn’t her, let alone it was a man in those outrageous costumes. Hunter’s image was […]

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