• Nevada honors tourism industry leaders

    Nevada honors tourism industry leaders

    The Nevada Division of Tourism recognized outstanding members of the state’s rural tourism industry at the VolunTourism Awards this month. Tourism is a $2.3 billion industry in Nevada. Visitation to rural Nevada — all counties except Clark and Washoe — was 5.23 million in 2016, up about 7.9 percent from 2015. Sue Barton, deputy director of the […]

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  • Possible to have garden-fresh herbs all year

    Possible to have garden-fresh herbs all year

    By Melinda Myers Enjoy herbs all year. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for next winter. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except for rosemary which has an equally strong flavor […]

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  • Founder: Burning Man’s evolution far from over

    Founder: Burning Man’s evolution far from over

    By Linda Fine Conaboy INCLINE VILLAGE – Burning Man founding board member Michael Mikel told Lake Tahoe News that Nevada is the last American frontier. “It’s the last place where there’s so much freedom, people can be themselves.” Mikel is also known by his playa name, Danger Ranger. This month he gave a historical overview […]

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  • Memorial service set for Truckee High coach

    Memorial service set for Truckee High coach

    By Jim Krajewski, Reno Gazette-Journal A memorial service for Bob Shaffer has been set for 1:30pm May 6 at Surprise Stadium, the football field at Truckee High School. Shaffer, the former Truckee football coach, was killed in a head-on car accident April 1 outside Sierraville. Shaffer helped lead the Wolverines to nine state football titles, including […]

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  • Road Beat: Veloster, a new way to experience velocity

    Road Beat: Veloster, a new way to experience velocity

    By Larry Weitzman Veloster, which is still in its first generation starting life as a 2012 model, got a shot in the arm recently with the installation of the new Hyundai 1.6L direct injected turbo and a new seven-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission. Veloster is hard to categorize, it is a three door with […]

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  • Slew of mental health events in May in SLT

    Slew of mental health events in May in SLT

    Mental Health Awareness Month kicks into gear on May 1. Barton Health is involved with the following events: 4th Annual Mental Health Forum May 9: 8:30-11:30am Student Union at South Tahoe High School Join the South Lake Tahoe Community Mental & Behavioral Health Cooperative for updates and conversations about the state of mental health in […]

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  • ACT helping South Shore dogs and cats

    ACT helping South Shore dogs and cats

    Animal Coalition of Tahoe spay-neuter vouchers will be available at the El Dorado County Animal Services Shelter in Meyers beginning May 1. An application, proof of local residency, and $25 check or money order must be submitted before a voucher that can be used at local veterinarians will be issued. Details are available online or […]

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  • Dugard shares her story with high school students

    Dugard shares her story with high school students

    By Denise Crosby, Aurora Beacon-News   They came to see the survivor, of course. The Little Theatre at East Aurora High School on Tuesday afternoon was overflowing with students from the Survivor Literature classes who wanted to hear firsthand how Jaycee Lee Dugard lived for 18 years as a prisoner in the backyard of her […]

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  • Book review: Complicated pull of family delivers

    Book review: Complicated pull of family delivers

    By Kim Wyatt “Commonwealth” By Ann Patchett HarperLuxe, 464 pages One-line review: Dreamy scenes and strong characters illuminate family, human nature and how we become who we are. In Ann Patchett’s sixth novel “Commonwealth,” a blended family struggles to survive marriage and childhood and make sense of it. The commonwealth in the title doesn’t refer […]

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  • Art exhibit embraces Mental Health Awareness Month

    Art exhibit embraces Mental Health Awareness Month

    Participants in El Dorado County wellness center programs will have a chance to show off their artistic skills in the Each Mind Matters art exhibit hosted by the Tahoe Art League.  The exhibit will take place at Lake Tahoe Community College May 1-5, in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.  The art that will be […]

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