• Time to apply for Calif. State Fair scholarship

    Time to apply for Calif. State Fair scholarship

    The Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program is accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-19 academic year. The program offers 14 categories of scholarships ranging from $1,000 ti $2,500 each with varying eligibility requirements. Categories include: agriculture, art, academic excellence, business, culinary/hospitality/event management, education, international relations, trade school, viticulture and enology. Applicants may apply […]

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  • SLT hospital retains trauma center designation

    SLT hospital retains trauma center designation

    By Cate Neal Barton Memorial Hospital is one of four designated Level III trauma centers in California, and the only trauma center in the Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Carson Valley regions. Recently, Barton Hospital was recertified as a Level III trauma center. Below are six ways this designation strengthens health care in South Tahoe. 1. […]

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  • Tipping not the norm for hotel housekeepers

    Tipping not the norm for hotel housekeepers

    By Tammy La Gorce, New York Times  The tip does not have to be big — $1 to $5, says the American Hotel and Lodging Association. But less than a third of hotel guests leave any money for the housekeepers. The hotel association publishes a gratuity guide on its website that offers suggestions for tipping […]

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  • MontBleu to be transformed into winter wonderland

    MontBleu to be transformed into winter wonderland

    The Barton Foundation’s ninth annual Festival of Trees and Lights is Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at MontBleu in Stateline. Proceeds from the festival will benefit mental and behavioral health services. Trees and wreaths will be decorated by local artists, there will be a children’s crafting area, photos with Santa, Teddy Bear Hospital, a gift shop, raffle […]

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  • Speaker to talk about Leadership Across the Mountains

    Speaker to talk about Leadership Across the Mountains

    Squaw Valley Institute in partnership with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows presents Leadership Across the Mountains with Retired Rear Admiral Scott Moore and the Karakoram Group. Moore has overseen more than 2000 Navy seal combat missions worldwide. He also served as director of the Counterterrorism Division within the White House National Security Council and deputy director […]

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  • Money Matters: Managing medical expenses

    Money Matters: Managing medical expenses

    By Rick Gross Major medical expenses can carry a heavy financial toll. And the fact is, all of us are susceptible to an unforeseen medical event. If you experience an accident or injury, cost may be the least of your concerns initially. Yet, unexpected medical care has the potential to impact your financial situation in […]

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  • Study: Over-the-counter meds as good as opiods

    Study: Over-the-counter meds as good as opiods

    By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times In an opioid epidemic that currently claims an average of 91 lives per day, there have been many paths to addiction. For some, it started with a fall or a sports injury, a trip to a nearby emergency room and a prescription for a narcotic pain reliever that seemed […]

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  • Nev. welcomes home vets from Honor Flight

    Nev. welcomes home vets from Honor Flight

    By Sarah Litz, Reno Gazette-Journal A hush fell over Terminal B. People filled the seats around the gate and stood shoulder-to-shoulder waiting. The normally bustling Southwest terminal of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport paused Sunday morning. The silence finally broke. Thunderous applause, whistles and people shouting “thank you” greeted local veterans returning from a trip to […]

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  • Arctic Refuge subject of talk, film in Tahoe City

    Arctic Refuge subject of talk, film in Tahoe City

    Alpenglow Sports’ own Brennan Lagasse will be featured Dec. 14 at 6:30pm at the eighth Tailgate Talk of the season. Lagasse will share his first experience in the threatened Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The night will include a showing of Patagonia’s film about the Arctic Refuge, a slideshow about Brennan’s adventure and activism, and short […]

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  • Chamber honors its own with Blue Ribbon Awards

    Chamber honors its own with Blue Ribbon Awards

    Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce last week hosted the 10th annual Blue Ribbon Awards at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Winners include: Geotourism Award: Winner: Tahoe Rim Trail Association Honorable Mention: Edgewood Tahoe Tourism Award: Winner: The Coachman Hotel Honorable Mention: Tahoe Sports Experience Award: Winner: SOS Outreach Honorable Mention: Over the Edge Tahoe Entrepreneur […]

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