• Seasonal fire crew moves into permanent quarters

    Seasonal fire crew moves into permanent quarters

    Tahoe Douglas Fire Department’s Zephyr Crew finally has permanent quarters. Gone are the temporary modular structures the more than 30 firefighters have used for years. “This will help the department because we were spending a lot of funds. It didn’t have full sewer so we had to pump that and the weather would damage the […]

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  • Stateline casino revenue skyrockets

    Stateline casino revenue skyrockets

    While the state gaming totals for Nevada declined, the Stateline casinos showed a substantial gain in June compared to 2014. Throughout Nevada the revenue was down 8.37 percent to $830.9 million. On the South Shore the win was up 44 percent, or $17.6 million. The Gaming Control Board released the figures today. The state was […]

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  • Hot weather to test firefighters in NorCal

    Hot weather to test firefighters in NorCal

    By Bill Lindelof, Sacramento Bee  Firefighters will be battling the weather as well as flames and smoke for the next four days in wild fires that sprouted up last week and continue to burn. Even in the Sierra, where the Lowell Fire in Nevada County, and the Kyburz Fire, are still being suppressed by legions […]

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  • Ex-supervisor wants back pay from EDC

    Ex-supervisor wants back pay from EDC

    By Kathryn Reed Former El Dorado County Supervisor Ron Briggs believes he is owed nearly $93,000 in back wages. The claim he filed against the county has been rejected. He expects the formal lawsuit to be processed in the coming months. Briggs served on the board for eight years, having left in January when the […]

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  • Vacation rental water leak allowed to flow

    Vacation rental water leak allowed to flow

    By Kathryn Reed All weekend water ran from a South Shore vacation home rental into the gutter and down a storm drain – with the knowledge of the rental agency and water company. South Tahoe PUD crews determined the leak at the Muskwaki Drive house in the unincorporated area of El Dorado County was on […]

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  • Brown wants to keep oil in the ground

    Brown wants to keep oil in the ground

    By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle Even the greenest, most eco-friendly politicians rarely utter the words Gov. Jerry Brown spoke at the Vatican’s climate change symposium last week. To prevent the worst effects of global warming, one-third of the world’s known oil reserves must remain in the ground, Brown told the gathering of government […]

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  • Suspected car thief behind bars

    Suspected car thief behind bars

      Truckee police officers arrested a man early this morning who is believed to have stolen multiple vehicles. A sergeant noticed a suspicious vehicle about 1am July 27 that appeared to be casing businesses on Donner Pass Road. As the officer followed the vehicle out of the parking lot the driver sped onto Donner Pass […]

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  • Nevada drone bill takes effect Oct. 1

    Nevada drone bill takes effect Oct. 1

    By Daniel Rothberg, Las Vegas Sun The real-world applications for drones are nearly limitless: Police could use them for search operations; businesses could use them for delivery or marketing. But unmanned aerial vehicles have critics, too, who worry the technology could undermine civil liberties. Are you protected if a drone peeps through your window? Or […]

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  • UNLV researchers open new front in HIV battle

    UNLV researchers open new front in HIV battle

    By May Ortega, Las Vegas Review-Journal A collection of biological codes sits in a library at UNLV. Much of the focus is learning how the codes can help cells fight off HIV. Researchers hope this work can be used to develop drugs much faster. A library of biological codes sits inside the Schiller Laboratory of Applied […]

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  • Crews establish line around Kyburz Fire

    Crews establish line around Kyburz Fire

    The Kyburz Fire burning in the American River canyon is 98 percent contained. Full containment is expected within days. The fire, which started last Thursday reportedly from a car axle causing a spark on the pavement, has burned 75 acres. It is  located in the canyon of the South Fork of the American River, west of […]

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