• Plenty of blame for California’s drought

    Plenty of blame for California’s drought

    By Richard Goode My grandfather used to tell the story of traveling from Bakersfield to San Francisco by boat as a boy in about 1910. First up the Tulare Lake, then up the San Joaquin River and through the Delta. In those days, water in California’s San Joaquin Valley must have seemed inexhaustible. Then, the […]

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  • Station manager buys KRLT-KOWL

    Station manager buys KRLT-KOWL

    South Shore-based radio stations KRLT and KOWL are about to change ownership. General Manager Steve Harness is buying 93.9-FM and 1490-AM from Cherry Creek Radio. The deal should be completed July 21. The FCC must still approve the transfer. The on air talent and programming are expected to remain the same. Harness has been with […]

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  • Troubling interdependency of water and power

    Troubling interdependency of water and power

    By Felicity Barringer, New York Times In Modesto, utility records chart an 18 percent rise in farmers’ energy use in 2014 compared with 2013. No evidence shows exactly why this happened, but California’s drought, now in its fourth year, sent many farmers to their wells to pump from hidden aquifers water that normally would be […]

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  • No federal protection for Sierra sage grouse

    No federal protection for Sierra sage grouse

    By Scott Sonner, AP Interior Secretary Sally Jewell reversed the government’s proposed federal protection for a type of sage grouse specific to California and Nevada, and said it shows it’s still possible to head off a bigger, looming listing decision for the greater sage grouse across 11 Western states. Jewell joined Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval […]

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  • Man threatens to jump from Hard Rock

    Man threatens to jump from Hard Rock

    Douglas County sheriff’s deputies were able to talk a man out of jumping from an eighth floor balcony at the Lake Tahoe Hard Rock in Stateline. Tahoe Douglas fire crews as well as the CalStar medical helicopter were on standby. The incident started about 2pm April 24 and was resolved by 4:55pm. – Lake Tahoe News […]

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  • America: Too fat to fight

    America: Too fat to fight

    By Carol Costello, CNN In a few years, the military will be unable to recruit enough qualified soldiers because of America’s obesity problem. Forget about rampant diabetes, heart attacks and joint problems — the scariest consequence arising out of our losing battle with the bulge is the safety of our country. In about five years, so […]

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  • Bill calls for inventory of Nev. water rights

    Bill calls for inventory of Nev. water rights

    By Sandra Chereb, Las Vegas Review-Journal CARSON CITY — With drought gripping Nevada and much of the West, the state’s top water official and a state senator said it’s time to inventory how much water there is and who owns what by tidying up the books on water rights that pre-date state law. “Clearly if […]

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  • New boom ahead for Boomtown area

    New boom ahead for Boomtown area

    By Bill O’Driscoll, Reno Gazette-Journal Nearly 800 acres of open land along Interstate 80 near Verdi have new owners who are targeting much of it for development to meet demand anticipated with the region’s resurgent economy. Reno Land Development Company LLC recently closed on a $13.1 million purchase of 780 acres from Las Vegas-based Pinnacle […]

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  • Study: The Big One could trigger series of large quakes

    Study: The Big One could trigger series of large quakes

    By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times Research released Wednesday suggests the shaking from “the Big One,” the long-predicted major earthquake on the San Andreas fault, could trigger additional large temblors on nearby faults, intensifying the overall seismic impact. The study suggests that such a quake “could presage a flurry of ‘other Big Ones’ on […]

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  • Truckee among the top polluting mountain towns

    Truckee among the top polluting mountain towns

    By Teton Gravity  Research When we set out on our quest to find the mountain towns with the largest carbon footprint, it was not an easy task. The hardest factor was to find a common denominator for all of these different areas. That’s when we discovered an interactive map of the United States created by […]

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