• CalStar recognized as top air ambulance

    CalStar recognized as top air ambulance

    CalStar was named program of the year by Airbus Helicopters. The award is given each year to an emergency medical services program that has demonstrated superior levels of safety consciousness, patient care, quality leadership, and community and industry service. Founded in 1983, CalStar is now a leading provider of emergency medical transport services for critically […]

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  • Power close to being restored; Emerald Bay to stay closed

    Power close to being restored; Emerald Bay to stay closed

    Liberty Utilities expects to have power restored to the River Road area of Highway 89 by Tuesday night. Those 136 customers have been without power for days. There are about 80 additional customers still without power scattered throughout the service area. They, too, should have power tonight. It took helicopters to get the work done. Almost […]

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  • South Lake Tahoe fills city commissions

    South Lake Tahoe fills city commissions

    On Jan. 17 the South Lake Tahoe City Council made a number of appointments to commissions. They include: Planning Commission: ·      Judy Brown ·      Jessee Duyer ·      Jenna Palacio ·      Angela Swanson ·      Craig Woodward Recreation Commission: ·      Jerry Bindel ·      Jenn Boyd ·      Pete Fink ·      Steve Noll ·      Jerry Williams Marissa Fox and […]

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  • Flooding, snowstorms take toll on I-80

    Flooding, snowstorms take toll on I-80

    By Associated Press The flooding and snowstorms that battered Northern Nevada last week have taken a toll on Interstate 80 in the Reno area. The Nevada Department of Transportation says I-80 travelers should expect delays this week on the west side of town as crews work to repair potholes from the Keystone exit on the […]

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  • Liberty makes progress before next storms arrive

    Liberty makes progress before next storms arrive

    Just as Liberty Utilities has restored power to almost all of its customers, another series of storms is lined up, ready to bear down on Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region. All customers except the 136 who live in the River Road area have had their power restored. Helicopter operations were limited Monday due to weather. Once […]

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  • Sandoval report card: Progress made, work to be done

    Sandoval report card: Progress made, work to be done

    By Sandra Chereb, Las Vegas Review-Journal CARSON CITY — When Gov. Brian Sandoval delivers his final State of the State address Tuesday, Nevada lawmakers will receive a written report card from the administration highlighting achievements realized over the past six years. Titled “Shared achievements for the Nevada Family,” the report is a synopsis of gains […]

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  • CDC reports Nevada’s first ‘nightmare bacteria’

    CDC reports Nevada’s first ‘nightmare bacteria’

    By Marcella Corona, Reno Gazette-Journal Public health officials reported a Reno woman who died last year from an incurable superbug – a problem that is spreading in the U.S. The drug-resistant bacteria made its way overseas and was the first superbug case to be reported in Nevada, the Center for Disease Control said in a […]

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  • Calif. needs bilingual teachers after Nov. vote

    Calif. needs bilingual teachers after Nov. vote

    By Amy Taxin, AP While Californians passed a ballot measure to bring back bilingual education in the upcoming school year, educators say a challenge to getting the programs started will be finding more bilingual teachers. Nearly two decades after banning most bilingual education, Californians voted in November to let schools restore it for both English […]

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  • Mysterious pot-related illness popping up

    Mysterious pot-related illness popping up

    Publisher’s note: From Lance Orr, Barton Health medical director of the Emergency Department, “We have seen patients that match the flu-like illness described in this article. Medically speaking, this is referred to as ‘cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.’ Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting and are related to heavy or long term marijuana use. If the patient continues to […]

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  • Power being restored in American River canyon

    Power being restored in American River canyon

    Strawberry Lodge along Highway 50 has power after being without it for five days. It came back on about 9:30pm Jan. 14. Despite the cold, many people stayed at the resort through the darkness. Three woodstoves helped take off the chill. Extra blankets were provided. The annex, the rooms on the other side of the […]

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