• CalPERS’ second set of books a wake-up call

    CalPERS’ second set of books a wake-up call

    By Mary Williams Walsh, New York Times When one of the tiniest pension funds imaginable — for Citrus Pest Control District No. 2, serving just six people in California — decided last year to convert itself to a 401(k) plan, it seemed like a no-brainer. After all, the little fund held far more money than […]

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  • Woman in fatal Kingsbury Grade accident identified

    Woman in fatal Kingsbury Grade accident identified

    The woman who died in the Sept. 23 accident on Kingsbury Grade has been identified as Carrie Hilderbrand. The 47-year-old Wellington woman was driving toward the lake when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a motorhome driven by Jason Collin, 43, of South Lake Tahoe. Collin, a South Lake Tahoe City Council candidate, […]

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  • Climate change becoming increasingly visible campaign issue in Nevada

    Climate change becoming increasingly visible campaign issue in Nevada

    By Ben Botkin, Las Vegas Review-Journal Environmental groups have pumped more than $3 million into Nevada elections, investing money in ads and a ground game that will get canvassers and volunteers out knocking on doors statewide. It’s a reflection in part of how climate change has become an increasingly visible issue, whether it’s drought-stricken farmland […]

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  • SurfAir in Truckee increases flights, destinations

    SurfAir in Truckee increases flights, destinations

    The membership airline SurfAir is expanding the number of flights it has out of the Truckee Airport. Passengers have the choice 12 destinations in California, plus Las Vegas, and this winter European locales will be added. The monthly fee is $1,950. The company has been operating in Truckee since 2014. Initially there were seven round […]

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  • El Dorado County sued over inmate’s death

    El Dorado County sued over inmate’s death

    By Denny Walsh, Sacramento Bee Lawrence “Jake” Spies Jr. had a long history of depression, hospitalizations for mental illness and failed suicide attempts. Yet, he hanged himself while an inmate at the El Dorado County jail in Placerville and nobody noticed for several hours, according to a wrongful death complaint filed last week on behalf […]

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  • Vail Resorts’ net income surges for fiscal year

    Vail Resorts’ net income surges for fiscal year

    Vail Resorts’ net income was $149.8 million for fiscal 2016, an increase of 30.5 percent compared to fiscal 2015. The Broomfield, Colo.-based company that owns Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar ski resorts today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year that ended July 31. The number of season pass sold for this winter through Sept. […]

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  • Edgewood to use lake water to cool hotel rooms

    Edgewood to use lake water to cool hotel rooms

    By Kathryn Reed Guests at Edgewood Lodge will be able to feel the cool water of Lake Tahoe without ever having to dip a toe into the lake. This is because developers are extending the in-take line used by Edgewood Water Company, routing that water through the hotel and then to the pumping station before […]

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  • Calif. billion-dollar pension tab keeps growing

    Calif. billion-dollar pension tab keeps growing

    By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times With the stroke of a pen, California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation that gave prison guards, park rangers, Cal State professors and other state employees the kind of retirement security normally reserved for the wealthy. More than 200,000 civil servants became eligible to retire at 55 — and in […]

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  • Citizenship applications surge in Nevada

    Citizenship applications surge in Nevada

    By Megan Messerly, Las Vegas Sun Citizenship applications in Nevada were up 52 percent in the first six months of the year compared with the same period last year, according to data recently released by the federal government. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reported that 6,303 permanent residents in Nevada applied to become citizens between […]

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  • Third option added for Kings Beach pier

    Third option added for Kings Beach pier

    By Kathryn Reed A third option to where the new pier at Kings Beach could go is being studied. The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association gave the California Tahoe Conservancy nearly $70,000 to analyze a western location for the pier that would be near the North Tahoe Event Center. “This pier is designed to serve […]

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