• Young users warrant drug program in lower grades

    Young users warrant drug program in lower grades

    By Kathryn Reed With youths starting to try alcohol and other drugs at an earlier age, agencies throughout the South Shore of Lake Tahoe are trying to do something to curb that trend. Drug Store Project is dropping a grade level, with the March 31 program targeting sixth-graders for the first time. The all-day reality […]

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  • Kirkwood powers up all lifts

    Kirkwood powers up all lifts

    Updated Jan. 3 at 4:54pm. By Kathryn Reed Kirkwood Mountain Resort ran chairs 11 and 2 today because the electrical connection to the rest of the chairs was not working. Resort officials say that problem has been solved. Kirkwood anticipates all lifts being in operation on Jan. 4. “The lifts are not reacting well with […]

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  • West Slope visitor center may help South Tahoe

    West Slope visitor center may help South Tahoe

    By Cathy Locke, Sacramento Bee A request for a “visitor information” sign on Highway 50 has morphed into a program that El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce officials hope will boost regional tourism and local economies from Davis to South Lake Tahoe. The chamber in early December received approval to operate a California Welcome Center. […]

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  • Lights coming on at Kirkwood; lifts could run Sunday

    Lights coming on at Kirkwood; lifts could run Sunday

    Updated Jan. 2 at 4:51pm. By Kathryn Reed Lights are slowly returning to Kirkwood and lifts are expected to operate Sunday after a fire destroyed the power plant at Kirkwood on New Year’s Day. Power was restored to the village area in the late afternoon Saturday, with lifts and some residences to have electricity as […]

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  • Voters have distinct choices in Jan. 4 special state Senate election

    Voters have distinct choices in Jan. 4 special state Senate election

    By Susan Ferriss, Sacramento Bee Voters in one of California’s most conservative bastions, the 1st Senate District, will cast ballots Tuesday in a special runoff election to replace state Sen. Dave Cox, a Republican who died last July. It’s an obscure date for an election, turnout will likely be small, and political insiders say the […]

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  • Vegas wants in on Super Bowl; where’s Tahoe?

    Vegas wants in on Super Bowl; where’s Tahoe?

    By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Sun Executives with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and its contracted advertising agency, R&R Partners, will meet early this month to determine if the city’s popular “What happens here, stays here” television ads can be aired during the Super Bowl. Other tourism companies say they’re working to […]

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  • Barton Memorial Hospital welcomes New Year’s Day baby

    Barton Memorial Hospital welcomes New Year’s Day baby

    By Kathryn Reed South Lake Tahoe’s first baby of the new year is actually a Gardnerville baby. Yoni Lopez was born at 12:54pm New Year’s Day at Barton Memorial Hospital. Mom, Cindy, was resting comfortably when Lake Tahoe News tried to reach her a few hours later. Dad, Guilmer, sounded proud as he talked about […]

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  • 12 arrests in Stateline on New Year’s Eve

    12 arrests in Stateline on New Year’s Eve

    Douglas County sheriff’s authorities report no major incidents at the New Year’s Eve celebration at Stateline. Eight people were arrested in the casino core area of during the evening. Charges included disorderly conduct, trespassing, provoking a breach of peace, battery and public nudity. Four people were arrested outside of the casino core area for crimes […]

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  • Vehicle registration fee may fund Calif. state parks

    Vehicle registration fee may fund Calif. state parks

    By Jim Sanders, Sacramento Bee California motorists would get free year-round admission to all 278 state-owned beaches and parks under a proposed new ballot initiative, but here’s the catch: It would cost them. The contradiction stems from a carrot and stick approach – motorists’ annual vehicle registration fees would rise by $18 but they no […]

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  • Alphabet soup of new California laws

    Alphabet soup of new California laws

    By Steve Wiegand, Sacramento Bee Here’s an alphabet soup look at some bills that become law on Jan. 1, whether we like them or not: A is for alligator. SB 609 will extend from 2010 until 2015 a law that allows the importation of products made with alligator and crocodile parts. B is for bicycles. […]

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