• Climate change fingerprints all over Calif. wildfires

    Climate change fingerprints all over Calif. wildfires

    By Bobby Magill, Scientific American Reports this week from the front lines of the Sand Fire in Southern California painted the scene as apocalyptic. The drought-fueled blaze was explosive, fast-moving and devastating, burning through 38,000 acres in the Santa Clarita Valley and forcing the evacuation of more than 10,000 homes. If the state’s wildfire season holds true to […]

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  • Federal money coming to North Tahoe for transit

    Federal money coming to North Tahoe for transit

    Between $750,000 and $1 million will be allocated annually for North Lake Tahoe area public transit improvements. The money is Federal Transit Administration funds that come to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency that will be passed through to Placer County. Placer County and the Tahoe Transportation District are now eligible for additional FTA funds following […]

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  • Tahoe’s rising water temp concerns scientists

    Tahoe’s rising water temp concerns scientists

    By Linda Fine Conaboy INCLINE VILLAGE – It’s been said that Lake Tahoe is a complex body that man may never understand. That is true; however, UC Davis and Geoff Schladow, the director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center housed at Sierra Nevada College, are doing their best to prove that statement wrong—well, […]

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  • Area plan maps Placer County’s future at Tahoe

    Area plan maps Placer County’s future at Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed If the preferred alternative is not selected, the developer of the Tahoe City Lodge said he would abandon the project. Samir Tuma spoke before the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board on Wednesday about the hotel he wants to build near the lake. This would be the first new lodging facility in […]

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  • Reward offered in 30-year EDC cold case

    Reward offered in 30-year EDC cold case

    A 30-year-old murder case now has a $25,000 reward associated with it. On June 2, 1986, 76-year-old Halley Wing, a grandfather and former law enforcement officer, was gunned down in the driveway of his son’s ranch on the West Slope. The day of the murder, Wing’s family had plans to celebrate his son’s 49th birthday. That […]

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  • Nev. hearings on school choice likely to resonate nationwide

    Nev. hearings on school choice likely to resonate nationwide

    By Neal Morton, Las Vegas Review-Journal If there’s anything supporters and critics of school choice can agree on, it’s the likelihood that a pair of state Supreme Court hearings today will have an impact on public education beyond Nevada’s borders. That’s where the agreement seems to end, with parents, politicians and education policy experts widely divided […]

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  • SLT police looking for suspect in assaults

    SLT police looking for suspect in assaults

    Police are looking for a man who may have twice tried to assault women this week in South Lake Tahoe. A guest at Lakeland Village on July 25 told officers a man grabbed her from behind and dragged her into a storage closet. She was able to escape, although the suspect fled with her purse. […]

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  • Barbecue on wood deck ignites early morning fire

    Barbecue on wood deck ignites early morning fire

    A charcoal barbecue is likely what started a fire near Carnelian Bay this week, according to North Tahoe Fire Protection District officials. The house in the Cedar Flat area caught fire about 4:10am on July 28. Smoke woke up the residents, who then called 911 after seeing flames on the deck. No one was hurt. […]

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  • Forecasters backing away from La Niña predictions

    Forecasters backing away from La Niña predictions

    By Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle The “Godzilla” El Niño is gone. But its sibling climate pattern, La Niña, which typically emerges in the aftermath with a cooling effect on the globe and potentially drier weather in California, has yet to show. Federal forecasters said Thursday that La Niña is still likely to develop, though […]

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  • Wedding business a big deal in Tahoe

    Wedding business a big deal in Tahoe

    By Ally Gravina, Moonshine Ink As the economy improves, weddings are quickly becoming more significant in Tahoe’s economy than in the past. Placer, Nevada, and Washoe counties were host to 11,935 weddings in 2015, according to the Wedding Report, which has been making a splash in the business community since the report was published in 2016. […]

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