• Improv group returning to LTCC stage

    Improv group returning to LTCC stage

    Random Acts of Improv, the resident improvisation company of the Theatre Arts Department at Lake Tahoe Community College, return on March 3. Random Acts of Improv has been providing laughs at LTCC for six years. The shows are family-friendly and appropriate for kids of all ages. Expect some audience participation and, of course, kids will […]

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  • Nave: ‘La La Land’ to dominate Oscar winners

    Nave: ‘La La Land’ to dominate Oscar winners

    By Howie Nave One thing for sure at this year’s 89th Academy Awards ceremony, there is way more diversity than at last year’s Oscars show (and the year before that). In fact, having nine nominations in the Best Picture category alone offers up quite a diverse selection of films ranging from the human struggle, life in […]

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  • ‘Sound of Gravel’ painful to read

    ‘Sound of Gravel’ painful to read

    By Kathryn Reed My book club rates what we read based on if we liked it, would we recommend it and literary merit. The scale is 0-10, with 10 being the highest. “The Sound of Gravel” received several zeros, a few eights and a lot in between. My scores for this memoir by Ruth Wariner […]

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  • Road Beat: The ultimate luxury ride

    Road Beat: The ultimate luxury ride

    By Larry Weitzman In my 20 years of testing cars and trucks, driving the most luxurious cars in the world, Mercedes S550, Audi A8, VW Phaeton, Cadillacs, Lexus LS, BMW 7 Series, Infinitis and even a Bentley and Rolls now and then, I have finally driven perhaps the best luxury ride of them all, the […]

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  • STHS 3D printers bring out ingenuity

    STHS 3D printers bring out ingenuity

    By Jessie Marchesseau Students in Cliff Smith’s AutoCAD class at South Tahoe High School are printing out more than just term papers. Since fall 2015, students have had the opportunity to not only design three dimensional objects with the computer aided drafting software, but watch their creations come to life with the help of in-class […]

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  • Nevada’s past through antique drugstore vials

    Nevada’s past through antique drugstore vials

    By John Przybys, Las Vegas Review-Journal They’re not just bottles. They’re mirrors that reflect Nevada during a different time, prisms that break up the sunlight of modern-day Nevada into the earthier colors of the state’s mining tradition. But, yeah, some of them look pretty cool, too. Drugstore bottles from long-ago Nevada towns have been a […]

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  • Razzies celebrate the worst movies of 2016

    Razzies celebrate the worst movies of 2016

    By Howie Nave Most everyone knows about the annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (also referred to as the Oscars) celebrating Hollywood’s best, but what about Hollywood’s worst movies? I mean, c’mon, how many times have you seen a movie and wished that the theater had a refund table set up in the […]

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  • Tahoe Tails — Adoptable Pets in South Lake Tahoe

    Tahoe Tails — Adoptable Pets in South Lake Tahoe

    Emily is a 4-year-old, 35 pound English Bull terrier mix who has lived with kids, cats and dogs. She is very sweet, very energetic and loves car rides. Bull terriers are not for everyone. These dogs do best with active families, for they have a high energy level that comes in bursts. Emily needs frequent, […]

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  • Downed power lines never something to touch

    Downed power lines never something to touch

    In the wake of recent storms and with more severe weather coming, Liberty Utilities is issuing a strong warning to all customers: Stay away from downed power lines; touching live wire may result in death. “Unfortunately, there’s been a couple close calls with customers trying to help our crews by picking up downed power lines,” […]

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  • Hemingway left indelible mark on Ketchum

    Hemingway left indelible mark on Ketchum

    By Kathryn Reed KETCHUM, Idaho – “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway Oh, the stories that old Royal typewriter in the glass case could tell. The blood – perhaps literal and figurative – that fell onto those keys. The legendary prose that […]

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