• Energy bills driving greener Nev. weed business

    Energy bills driving greener Nev. weed business

    By Daniel Rothberg, Las Vegas Sun Beneath a purple glow, in a warehouse sharing the street with two indistinguishable strip malls, Kevin Biernacki is growing around 100 pounds of medical marijuana. The purpose of this facility, owned by The Grove, is no different than other cultivation sites in Nevada. Yet, the roughly 480 industrial lamps […]

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  • Expect traffic impacts during president’s visit

    Expect traffic impacts during president’s visit

    By Kathryn Reed President Obama will be using Marine One to fly into Lake Tahoe Airport on Wednesday for the 20th annual Lake Tahoe Environmental Summit. He is the keynote speaker at the confab at Harveys in Stateline that starts at 1:30pm Aug. 31. The summits started in 1997 with then President Bill Clinton and […]

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  • El Dorado County inmate dies in custody

    El Dorado County inmate dies in custody

    A 39-year-old El Dorado County man died in his cell at the El Dorado County Jail in Placerville. Dennis Renk was found unresponsive on Aug. 27 at 12:24am. He had been in custody for nearly 10 months on a murder charge. Renk was accused of killing 56-year-old Langley Pratt of Camino. The two had been […]

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  • NASA scientist keeps eye on Calif. drought

    NASA scientist keeps eye on Calif. drought

    By Frani Halperin, High Country News Sitting in a place they call the “mall” in the center of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory campus in Pasadena it’s shady and relaxing. Scientists confab at tables with umbrellas, sipping coffee, laptops open to graphs and charts. Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist, is talking about NASA’s latest missions. The space […]

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  • STHS teachers extinguish fire on campus

    STHS teachers extinguish fire on campus

      Three South Tahoe High School teachers are being credited with putting the kibosh on a fire on campus this afternoon. The first day of school is often full of surprises, but this took it to a new level. “By the time we got there the active flame was suppressed. They did a pretty good […]

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  • Concerns over Nev. water-restriction proposals

    Concerns over Nev. water-restriction proposals

    By Sandra Chereb, Las Vegas Review-Journal CARSON CITY — A legislative subcommittee Friday declined to request a bill draft to mandate meters on all domestic wells in Nevada but agreed to seek authorization for the state engineer to restrict domestic well use when groundwater curtailments are ordered. State Engineer Jason King stressed that curtailment has […]

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  • Entrepreneur wants Tahoe to be a mini Silicon Valley

    Entrepreneur wants Tahoe to be a mini Silicon Valley

    By Ben Margiott, KRNV-TV Lake Tahoe is known for its unbelievably blue water, first-class recreation and, if a local entrepreneur has his way, will one day be known for its tech startup scene. That’s one of the goals of Elevate Blue, a startup incubator in Incline Village launched in October 2015 by Jameson Stafford. Since […]

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  • Caesars’ shares slide after court ruling

    Caesars’ shares slide after court ruling

    By Steven Church, Bloomberg Caesars Entertainment Corp. tumbled the most in more than a year after a judge ruled that the casino company must face bondholder lawsuits that could force it into bankruptcy alongside its main operating unit. The shares fell 15 percent to $6.37 this morning in New York, and dropped as much as […]

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  • Partnerships help form legacy of Tahoe summit

    Partnerships help form legacy of Tahoe summit

    By Tom Lotshaw Restoring Lake Tahoe’s environment is no small feat. Tahoe is one of the world’s deepest, largest, and clearest mountain lakes, holding about 39 trillion gallons of famously blue water any given day—water that takes hundreds of years to flow through the lake and out the Truckee River. And long before any environmental […]

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  • Nev. women business owners closing gender gap

    Nev. women business owners closing gender gap

    By Nicole Raz, Las Vegas Review-Journal Nevada is making gains in closing the gender gap in business ownership as well as in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM jobs. Thank the economic downturn, too, at least in part. Nevada is ranked 10th in the country for the highest share of women […]

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