• Drought-stricken Calif. boosts conservation

    Drought-stricken Calif. boosts conservation

    By Scott Smith, AP Residents of drought-stricken California doubled their water conservation efforts in March compared with the month before by turning off their sprinklers when the rain fell and changing habits, officials said Tuesday. Cities and businesses used 24.3 percent less water compared with the same time in 2013. That’s twice the saving from […]

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  • Lawsuit goes after Whittemore’s Glenbrook house

    Lawsuit goes after Whittemore’s Glenbrook house

    By Siobhan McAndrew, Reno Gazette-Journal In a lawsuit filed Friday, three days before Harvey Whittemore’s release from serving a sentence for breaking campaign finance laws, the Nevada lawyer and lobbyist and his wife are being sued by Bank of the West. Filed in Reno’s Second Judicial District Court on April 29, the lawsuit accuses Annette and […]

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  • SLT cops looking for suspects in double stabbing

    SLT cops looking for suspects in double stabbing

    Two South Lake Tahoe men were stabbed Wednesday night near the bike path behind Meek’s Lumber in the center of town. The names of the victims – ages 31 and 43 – have not been released. They were found at the corner of Highway 50 and Al Tahoe Boulevard about 11:20pm May 4. One had […]

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  • Tahoe water district sues Douglas County

    Tahoe water district sues Douglas County

    By Kathryn Reed Water customers at the lake say they are suing Douglas County because they are being forced to subsidize another water company, which is against state law, and therefore they are being discriminated against. “If the county means what it says and every water system must stand on its own, then they need […]

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  • EDC sheriff told to slash budget by $4 mil.

    EDC sheriff told to slash budget by $4 mil.

    By Kathryn Reed El Dorado County supervisors appear to be putting the hiring of a public information officer and swimming pool over fully funding the sheriff’s department. There is a $7 million budget deficit for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Instead of recommending cuts, the board last week told acting CEO Larry Combs […]

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  • U.S. workers putting more money into savings

    U.S. workers putting more money into savings

    By Suzanne Woolley, Bloomberg Retirement savers are upping their game: A record 13.6 percent of 401(k) participants raised their savings rate during the first quarter this year. Overall, employee contributions, combined with employer matching funds and profit sharing, rose 12.7 percent to reach another record. Not only are savings rates up, but more people are […]

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  • Rich newspaper owners: Industry saviors or foes?

    Rich newspaper owners: Industry saviors or foes?

    By Brady McCombs, AP SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Tribune‘s pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty — but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper’s coverage. The same question has come up after […]

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  • Tourists spending big bucks in California

    Tourists spending big bucks in California

    By Kathryn Reed California’s tourism industry is coming off its sixth consecutive record year, and South Lake Tahoe is part of that trend. “We are looking at an industry that is about 2.5 percent of the state’s economy,” Caroline Beteta, Visit California president and CEO, said during a conference call this week. “This tremendous growth […]

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  • Non-explosive device left at SLT courthouse

    Non-explosive device left at SLT courthouse

    Updated 2:05pm A suspected pipe bomb was found this morning outside the El Dorado County Superior Courthouse in South Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Douglas bomb squad X-rayed the device. No explosives were found, though it was described as a “mock device” by officials. Police are investigating who may have left the device that was put together […]

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  • NDOT improving safety on Mt. Rose Highway

    NDOT improving safety on Mt. Rose Highway

    The Nevada Department of Transportation has begun a project to enhance the Mt. Rose Highway truck escape ramp. The truck ramp, located on the westbound side of the highway in Incline Village, will be converted from the current rock surface to asphalt. A series of six pre-tensioned drag nets will be added to the truck […]

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