• Weather may cause King Fire to surge

    Weather may cause King Fire to surge

    Updated 1:25pm: Crews are gaining on the massive King Fire in the Eldorado National Forest that officials say was started by an arsonist Sept.13, however the change is weather could hamper efforts. It is at 18 percent containment, with 87,592 acres charred. For Monday the most significant activity is expected to be on the north […]

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  • $70 mil. grant for biofuels plant near Reno

    $70 mil. grant for biofuels plant near Reno

    By AP SPARKS — A California-based biofuel company building a plant east of Reno has been awarded a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help speed delivery of its high-tech process that converts household garbage into jet fuel. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the grant announced Friday is in addition to […]

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  • 17% containment of King Fire

    17% containment of King Fire

    Updated 8:45pm: The massive King Fire that destroyed 10 single family residences and 22 other structures, mostly in the White Meadows area, is now 17 percent contained. However, there are 12,000 single residences and 9,000 other minor structures that remain threatened by the blaze burning east of Pollock Pines. Nearly 3,000 people are still displaced. […]

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  • The case for not driving to work

    The case for not driving to work

    By Abby Phillip, Washington Post Your commute is making you unhappy, and you probably didn’t need a scientific study to tell you that. In 2000, 76 percent of Americans drove to work alone every day. In addition to the frustrations of rush-hour traffic, those commutes also tend to be longer and start earlier in the […]

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  • USFS working on fire at Dicks Lake

    USFS working on fire at Dicks Lake

    An abandoned illegal campfire that flared up last week at Dicks Lake in Desolation Wilderness is expected to be extinguished Sunday. The U.S. Forest Service authorized bucket drops and a crew hiked in with a pump. This fire would not have been visible from the lake. However, there were reports on Sept. 20 from people […]

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  • Sweeney: ‘Teach the next generation to think critically’

    Sweeney: ‘Teach the next generation to think critically’

    Publisher’s note: Lake Tahoe News asked the two Lake Tahoe Community College District 5 candidates a series of questions. The responses are being run in the order LTN received them. Name: Michelle Sweeney Profession/work experience: Please see my resume following: Strategic Planning | Policy Development | Knowledge-building High-integrity, energetic, listening leader building management structure and […]

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  • Visibility hampers King Fire, weather helps

    Visibility hampers King Fire, weather helps

    Updated 10:10pm:  Visibility grounded air resources fighting the King Fire that continues to burn out of control east of Pollock Pines. However, a low pressure system passed south of the incident Saturday, bringing clouds and increased humidity to moderate fire activity. For the night of Sept. 20 officials anticipate the spread to be minimal. The higher humidity should moderate the […]

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  • King Fire cuts into Apple Hill traffic

    King Fire cuts into Apple Hill traffic

    By Richard Chang, Sacramento Bee Business was slow at Apple Hill’s famed orchards Saturday, as smoke from the King fire in El Dorado County discouraged people from visiting, owners said. Apple farmers, bakers and craft vendors said foot traffic had dropped by at least 50 percent, marking a gloomy start to the high season that […]

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  • King Fire uses record amount of retardant

    King Fire uses record amount of retardant

    By Raquel Maria Dillion and Gillian Flaccus, AP Firefighters are dropping record-breaking amounts of retardants on the King Fire that is burning explosively because of the prolonged drought. California firefighters and the U.S. Forest Service together had bombarded the conflagration with more than a half-million gallons of retardant, fire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff said Friday. That included […]

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  • Court: Tax on strip clubs constitutional

    Court: Tax on strip clubs constitutional

    By Associated Press CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court has decided that a 10 percent tax on strip club admission doesn’t violate exotic dancers’ First Amendment rights of free expression. All seven justices on Thursday sided with a lower court’s ruling that upheld the Nevada Live Entertainment Tax. Justices ruled it was constitutional to […]

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