• 3 wooden boats damaged at Tahoe Keys Marina

    3 wooden boats damaged at Tahoe Keys Marina

    A wooden boat owner was arrested Friday after allegedly striking three other classic wooden boats with his vessel. Steven Rovarino of Reno was arrested on charges of boating under the influence on July 25 at 5:50pm. His boat was also impounded. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies were calling it a night on their boat patrol […]

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  • Bike thieves targeting Truckee area

    Bike thieves targeting Truckee area

    There has been an increase in bike thefts in the Truckee area in the last three weeks. While there is not a direct pattern , most have involved more expensive bikes being stolen.  The thieves have cut cables on bikes locked to vehicle racks, taken bikes from porches, and taken a bike from an unlocked […]

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  • Personnel changes at Barton, STPUD

    Personnel changes at Barton, STPUD

    South Lake Tahoe will be without two key players by the end of August. Monica and Paul Sciuto have taken jobs in Monterey. Monica Sciuto is director of Public Relations, Marketing & Patient Experience at Barton Hospital. Her last day is Aug. 8. She will be the project manager for Community Hospital of the Monterey […]

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  • Injured hiker rescued near Eagle Falls

    Injured hiker rescued near Eagle Falls

    An injured hiker was rescued early Monday morning after having hurt her leg Sunday near Eagle Falls. A helicopter landing at the Vikingsholm parking lot about 1:30am July 28 got the attention of campers in the area. The call came in to El Dorado County sheriff’s search and rescue about 6:45pm Sunday from the father […]

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  • Sand Fire 65% contained

    Sand Fire 65% contained

    The Sand Fire burning in El Dorado and Amador counties is 65 percent contained. Since starting July 24 it has scorched 3,800 acres, and leveled 13 houses and 38 outbuildings. Evacuations are still in place for hundreds of people. Ponderosa High School in Shingle Spring is the evacuation center. The fire started when a vehicle […]

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  • Sand Fire animal rescue coordination lacking

    Sand Fire animal rescue coordination lacking

    By Kathryn Reed and Susan Wood PLACERVILLE – Lack of communication is affecting people who have horses in the Sand Fire area. The CalFire recording says the El Dorado County Fairgrounds is not accepting horses and that instead they will be taken to Rancho Murieta, but that is not the reality. Twenty-eight horses were at […]

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  • Nev. casino revenue hits $11.2 bil. for fiscal year

    Nev. casino revenue hits $11.2 bil. for fiscal year

    By Cy Ryan, Las Vegas Sun CARSON CITY — Nevada casinos reported revenues of $11.2 billion last fiscal year, up 2.9 percent from the prior year. The increase was due mainly to baccarat. Casinos won $1.6 billion on baccarat games, a jump of 18.3 percent compared to the prior fiscal year and an all-time high. […]

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  • Family refuses to give up search for son

    Family refuses to give up search for son

    By Juniper Rose, Sacramento Bee The missing-person fliers for Vernon “Cody” Matthews hang at trailheads, campgrounds and businesses from Placerville to Tahoe. It has been six weeks since the 23-year-old UC Berkeley senior disappeared after telling his parents he was going for a day hike. Matthews’ family members say they’re not giving up the search […]

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  • 17 structures lost in Sand Fire

    17 structures lost in Sand Fire

    Ten houses and seven outbuildings have been reduced to ash in the Sand Fire that is burning in rural El Dorado and Amador  counties. The 3,800-acre blaze  is 35 percent contained. The fire started July 25 when a vehicle drove onto dry vegetation. Highway 49 is open, but several roads in the Fair Play and […]

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  • 5 houses destroyed in Sand Fire

    5 houses destroyed in Sand Fire

    Five houses and seven out buildings have been consumed by the fast moving Sand Fire that is burning in the wine region of El Dorado and Amador counties. Smoke from the 4,000-acre blaze is infiltrating the Truckee area, and the smell of smoke is strong through the American River canyon into Placerville from Lake Tahoe. […]

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