• Multiple injuries in 3-car Truckee collision

    Multiple injuries in 3-car Truckee collision

    Several people were injured in a three-vehicle accident Saturday night in Truckee. Truckee police officers said alcohol likely contributed to the first vehicle rear-ending another, which caused the middle car to strike the one in front of it. No names or hometowns of those involved have been released. The driver accused of starting the chain […]

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  • Beach-goers sip their way around booze ban

    Beach-goers sip their way around booze ban

    By Kathryn Reed ZEPHYR COVE – It was hard to know an alcohol ban was in place at Zephyr Cove beach on July 4. “Why can’t I drink today and yesterday I could?” Neil Fenton asked. The Irishman, one of about a group of 25 on the South Shore beach, practically begged U.S. Forest Service […]

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  • S. Tahoe man accused of felony DUI

    S. Tahoe man accused of felony DUI

    A South Lake Tahoe man was arrested Friday on felony charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol causing injury. Benjamin Bassett, 27, had a blood alcohol level of 0.11 percent, according to police officers. He was going west on Pioneer Trail near Woodbine Road on July 3 about 2am when he reported lost […]

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  • Construction worker struck on Highway 89

    Construction worker struck on Highway 89

    By Barbara Barte Osborn, Sacramento Bee HOMEWOOD — The California Highway Patrol on Tuesday arrested a Mill Valley man on suspicion of fleeing the scene after striking a road-construction worker the day before, causing serious injuries. The incident occurred on Highway 89 in a busy construction zone in Homewood, on Lake Tahoe’s west shore, about 1:35pm […]

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  • 3 DUI arrests; beefed up patrols continue

    3 DUI arrests; beefed up patrols continue

    Three people were arrested on driving under the influence charges in El Dorado County in the 24-hour period of July 3. This was the work of local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 6 DUI deployments. In 2014, five people were arrested in the same 24-hour period. DUI arrest data collection will continue through midnight July 5. Law […]

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  • Fire cuts power to parts of Harveys

    Fire cuts power to parts of Harveys

    A fire in the electrical room at Harveys has the Mountain Tower of the hotel-casino in the dark. Tahoe Douglas firefighters were able to contain the Friday night fire to the area where it started. “NV Energy is on site and people are in the dark,” Eric Guevin, fire marshal with Tahoe Douglas, told Lake […]

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  • Gamblers’ abuse claims test sovereignty of tribal casinos

    Gamblers’ abuse claims test sovereignty of tribal casinos

    By Michael Melia, AP MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — For gamblers skilled at counting cards, it can be especially risky to play at America’s tribal casinos: Those who have gotten caught tell stories of seized winnings, wrongful detentions, or worse. Casino bosses everywhere have ways of making so-called “advantage players” feel unwelcome, regularly tossing and blacklisting them. […]

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  • DC commissioners say no to Liberty solar plant

    DC commissioners say no to Liberty solar plant

    By Anne Knowles MINDEN — The Douglas County Commission has denied another application for a solar facility in Carson Valley. Citing too many unknowns about the project, and a few surprises, the commissioners on July 2 unanimously rejected the application by Greenstone Renewables to build a 260-acre, 20 megawatt solar plant on Muller Lane. “We’re […]

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  • Californians starting to reduce water use

    Californians starting to reduce water use

    By Fenit Nirappil, AP California’s drought-stricken cities set a record for water conservation, reducing usage 29 percent in May, according to data released by a state agency Wednesday. Regulators hope the savings will last through summer as California communities are under order to cut water use by 25 percent compared to 2013 levels. Gov. Jerry […]

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  • Man dies diving off Angora Lakes cliffs

    Man dies diving off Angora Lakes cliffs

    A 21-year-old man from Illinois died Wednesday at Angora Lakes. Cameron Gillen, 21, Libertyville, Ill., was diving off the cliffs at the lake about 6pm July 1. There are three normal areas where people dive. Gillen went up higher, according to El Dorado County sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Seligsohn. “This young man went to the highest […]

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