• Man found floating in Lake Tahoe

    Man found floating in Lake Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed A captain of a fishing boat found a man face down early this morning in the shallow water of Lake Tahoe near the Tahoe Queen paddle-wheeler. The captain called his boss, John Shearer, owner of Tahoe Sportfishing, who then called the South Lake Tahoe Police Department about 7:15am. “They were backing out […]

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  • Drowning reported

    Drowning reported

    South Lake Tahoe police are currently at Ski Run Marina on reports of a drowning. More details as they come in …

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  • Camp Rich bike trail slated for overhaul

    Camp Rich bike trail slated for overhaul

    By Kathryn Reed The most heavily used bike trail in the Lake Tahoe Basin may undergo a face-lift in the next few years. The U.S. Forest Service is looking at tearing up the existing route in and around Camp Richardson and possibly replacing the 8-foot wide path with asphalt 10-feet wide, plus 2-foot shoulders. All […]

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  • LTUSD students post double-digit test score gains

    LTUSD students post double-digit test score gains

    By Kathryn Reed Superlatives were rolling off educators’ tongues when the annual test scores were officially released Tuesday. Lake Tahoe Unified School District surpassed everyone’s expectations as well as state and federal minimums. If Tahoe Valley Elementary and South Tahoe Middle schools maintain this level of performance for one more year, they will no longer […]

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  • Redevelopment plan goes to the people

    Redevelopment plan goes to the people

    By Kathryn Reed On a 3-1 vote, the South Lake Tahoe City Council on Tuesday said it’s time to release its latest redevelopment plans for public review. Councilman Hal Cole lives close the project area so he had to recuse himself and Councilman Bill Crawford had too many issues with the proposal to be able […]

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  • Hotel fees may increase in South Tahoe

    Hotel fees may increase in South Tahoe

    If hotel owners have their way, it will cost a little more to spend the night in South Lake Tahoe. The Tourism Improvement District is rallying its membership to raise the special hotel tax by $1 for hotels and motels to $3 a night, and for property management-time shares by $1.50 to $4.50. These charges […]

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  • SLT General Plan a 20-year road map

    SLT General Plan a 20-year road map

    More parking — that is the main issue South Lake Tahoe City Council members wanted to make sure was added to the multi-page draft General Plan that was approved 5-0 this month. “We have places where parking doesn’t meet the demands,” Councilman Hal Cole said. Cole said it’s ridiculous in a drive-up tourist market without […]

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  • Harrah’s buying Planet Hollywood’s debt

    Harrah’s buying Planet Hollywood’s debt

    By ARNOLD M. KNIGHTLY, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Harrah’s Entertainment is buying up the Planet Hollywood Resort’s debt in what an analyst said could be a bid to take over the financially troubled Strip resort. Sources confirmed this weekend that Harrah’s has purchased a portion of the resort’s $860 million debt that is leveraged against the […]

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  • Garrido’s bail set at $30 million

    Garrido’s bail set at $30 million

    By Sam Stanton and Denny Walsh, Sacramento Bee PLACERVILLE — Phillip Garrido was ordered held on $30 million bail today by an El Dorado County judge who also said that Garrido posed too great a flight risk and was a danger to the community. The ruling came at a bail hearing for Garrido and his […]

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  • Council to undertake South Tahoe Y Community Plan

    Council to undertake South Tahoe Y Community Plan

    By Susan Wood A bold plan to redevelop the better part of South Lake Tahoe will be before the City Council Tuesday. The ambitious plan could cost millions of dollars if the city has to acquire property and will require the cooperation of land and business owners — two things not everyone believes are achievable. […]

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