• Toxic Alpine County sulfur mine settlement near

    Toxic Alpine County sulfur mine settlement near

    By Kathryn Reed Ponds oozing toxic chemicals sitting in what looks like a wasteland. That is what the long defunct Leviathan Mine in Alpine County is today. For decades the old sulfur mine has been in litigation. A settlement between Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board and ARCO should be signed any day. It is […]

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  • Loan ensures Kirkwood will be on grid in Nov.

    Loan ensures Kirkwood will be on grid in Nov.

    By Kathryn Reed Another federal loan will finalize Kirkwood’s push to be on the grid by Nov. 1. The remote enclave off Highway 88 that borders El Dorado, Alpine and Amador counties has had a problem keeping the lights on and lifts spinning. There are about 700 mostly part-time residents in Kirkwood, with the ski […]

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  • Consumers padding their checking accounts

    Consumers padding their checking accounts

    By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years. The defensive stance, uncharacteristic of previous periods of low inflation and an improving economy, reflects how debt-burdened Americans have striven to […]

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  • Scientists linking wildfire soot, climate change

    Scientists linking wildfire soot, climate change

    By Science Daily Every year, wildfires clear millions of hectares of land and emit about 34 percent of global soot mass into the atmosphere. In certain regions, such as Southeast Asia and Russia, these fires can contribute as much as 63 percent of regional soot mass. In a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, a […]

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  • Money missing from EDC Animal Services

    Money missing from EDC Animal Services

    Placerville police are looking into what happened to $3,800 that went missing from the El Dorado County Animal Services. The Board of Supervisors on July 22 will be discussing the missing money. On May 28 staff from Animal Services discovered a deposit envelope with $3,800 wasn’t where it was supposed to be. And it was […]

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  • Experts: Calif. drought will only get worse

    Experts: Calif. drought will only get worse

    By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times California is probably headed into a deeper drought this summer, making it harder to escape in the future, an expert says. With more than 80 percent of the state in an extreme drought, dry conditions will probably continue and won’t improve much in the next few months, said climatologist […]

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  • Woman rescued in ATV accident at Donner Summit

    Woman rescued in ATV accident at Donner Summit

    By Ben Deci, Fox-40 “Take up slack,” directs the voice over the radio. “OK. Clear to lift.” These are the words of Officer Paramedic Matt Calcutt of CHP Helicopter H-20 stationed at Auburn airport. It’s Sunday about 2pm, and Calcutt is attempting to pluck a woman off Donner Summit. The 47-year-old woman in the basket […]

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  • Lightning ignites 4 small forest fires in Tahoe

    Lightning ignites 4 small forest fires in Tahoe

    Lightning on Sunday caused four small fires in the Lake Tahoe Basin. U.S. Forest Service crews are responding this morning. “They all either involve a single tree or a small fire on the ground,” USFS spokeswoman Lisa Herron told Lake Tahoe News. None is larger than 10 feet by 10 feet. One is at the […]

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  • Catholic academy to replace St. Theresa School

    Catholic academy to replace St. Theresa School

    By Kathryn Reed St. Theresa School is being reincarnated into Lake Tahoe Catholic Academy when it opens Sept. 2. “The diocese will not control the direct day-to-day operation of LTCA, but instead we’ll focus on maintaining a Catholic identity within the school, as well as our adherence to the principals of Catholic education,” Malin Kennedy, […]

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  • Power out in much of South Shore

    Power out in much of South Shore

    There is no estimated time when power will be restored to thousands of South Shore Liberty Utilities customers. Two circuits are out in Meyers that is affecting South Lake Tahoe, too. Nevada Energy customers are also in the dark, except those with generators. “This storm is wide spread,” Randy Kelly told Lake Tahoe News. All […]

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