• Record year for moisture? Depends on precip v. snow

    Record year for moisture? Depends on precip v. snow

    By Melissa Siig, Moonshine Ink It seemed like the snow would never stop falling this winter, and Tahoe/Truckee is just now, at the end of April, beginning to see the massive snowpack begin to melt, at least at lower elevations. Up high, that’s another story, and in January, February and March, if it wasn’t snowing, […]

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  • Sandoval pleads Nev.’s case with federal officials

    Sandoval pleads Nev.’s case with federal officials

    By Yvonne Gonzalez, Las Vegas Sun The state is moving forward with its plans to implement recreational marijuana and push back against plans to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Gov. Brian Sandoval told federal officials in Washington, D.C. Sandoval spent time this week with Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Interior Secretary […]

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  • Sports bar to open soon in S. Lake Tahoe

    Sports bar to open soon in S. Lake Tahoe

    Expect Pick 6 sports bar on Harrison Avenue to be open in time for the upcoming college and pro football seasons. The two-story, 3,600-square-foot establishment will go where Rude Brothers once was in South Lake Tahoe. Local property owners Mike McKeen and John Cefalu gutted the building and are essentially creating an entirely new venue. […]

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  • EPA scrubs climate change data from website

    EPA scrubs climate change data from website

    By Michael Collins , USA Today  WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is updating its website and, in the process, has removed a page that explained the causes and effects of climate change. The agency said Friday the website, epa.gov, is undergoing changes to reflect its new direction under President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The overhaul […]

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  • Nevada gets $5.6 million to combat opioid abuse

    Nevada gets $5.6 million to combat opioid abuse

    By Sandra Chereb, Las Vegas Review-Journal CARSON CITY — Nevada will receive $5.6 million from the federal government to help fight opioid addiction, Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Thursday. The money is part of the 21st Century Cures Act, passed by Congress late last year, which included $1 billion in grants to help states deal with […]

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  • Brown signs mega-tax to fix Calif. roads, bridges

    Brown signs mega-tax to fix Calif. roads, bridges

    By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times   California motorists will start paying higher gas and diesel taxes on Nov. 1 under legislation signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown to provide $5.2 billion annually for road and bridge repairs and expanded mass transit in the state. The plan, which also includes new fees when vehicles are […]

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  • Truckee River flow expected to be high for months

    Truckee River flow expected to be high for months

    By Kathryn Reed TAHOE CITY  — The Truckee River just outside Tahoe City is known for its placid pace for casual summer rafters. Today it looks like there might be some class IV rapids – it’s running that fast and high. Rafting companies have had to deal with drought for the past few years, and […]

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  • Fire consumes house in Truckee area

    Fire consumes house in Truckee area

    No one was injured Friday when a fire in the Serene Lakes area was destroyed by fire. Truckee firefighters said the initial call at about 1:30pm April 28 was a possible gas explosion. The residence was unoccupied a the time. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation. — Lake Tahoe News staff report

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  • Hydroelectric power poised for comeback in Calif.

    Hydroelectric power poised for comeback in Calif.

    By Rob Nikolewski, Los Angeles Times   California’s years-long drought put hydroelectric power flat on its back. But one of the cleanest and cheapest energy sources may be poised for a comeback as the state has been drenched with rain and its mountains blanketed in snow in recent months. Energy officials studying the numbers are […]

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  • Incline bike path work to impact drivers on Hwy. 28

    Incline bike path work to impact drivers on Hwy. 28

    Beginning May 1, single lane closures will take place on Highway 28 south of Incline Village as the Nevada Department of Transportation launches the second season of shared-use path construction. Construction will start on the pathway and retaining walls, and roadside water quality and erosion control improvements will be built to help preserve the quality […]

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