• Winter still wreaking havoc on Tahoe power grid

    Winter still wreaking havoc on Tahoe power grid

    By Kathryn Reed Power outages are normal, but this hasn’t been a normal summer. Liberty Utilities is still dealing with the aftermath of last year’s winter. Relying on NV Energy is also impacting customers. Liberty provides electric service to the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin, as well as to Truckee, Alpine County and […]

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  • U.N. aviation agency to call for global drone registry

    U.N. aviation agency to call for global drone registry

    By Allison Lampert, Reuters The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft. While the International Civil Aviation Organization cannot impose regulations on countries, ICAO has proposed formation of the registry during […]

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  • Wildfire burning on West Slope 20% contained

    Wildfire burning on West Slope 20% contained

    Updated 9:47pm: More than 120 acres have burned in a remote area of the West Slope, with containment at 20 percent. The fire started Sunday afternoon in Shingle Springs. Called the French Fire because it is burning off French Creek Road, it is challenging firefighters because it is difficult to get to. No structures as […]

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  • Nevada Supreme Court to settle marijuana distribution fight

    Nevada Supreme Court to settle marijuana distribution fight

    By Sean Whaley, Las Vegas Review-Journal   CARSON CITY — The legal saga of who can transport recreational marijuana to the state’s pot shops continues, with the Nevada Supreme Court issuing a temporary injunction prohibiting the state Department of Taxation from licensing marijuana businesses as distributors. The Supreme Court, in an order dated Thursday, denied […]

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  • Nev. developing global renown for drone research

    Nev. developing global renown for drone research

    By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Sun After the Federal Aviation Administration designated Nevada one of six unmanned aircraft (UAS) research sites in 2013, the state has been capitalizing on the rare opportunity and cultivating an international reputation in the drone industry. “The (designation) … provides a superhighway to jobs and businesses to develop,” said Chris […]

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  • Kings Beach event center deal nearly done

    Kings Beach event center deal nearly done

    North Tahoe Public Utility District board of directors will have a special meeting Sept. 18 at 5:30pm meeting at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach to consider the final draft for the lease agreement for the center. The board intends to enter a partnership with Laulima Kings Beach Event Center LLC to operate […]

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  • Decline in inmates hampers fire fight

    Decline in inmates hampers fire fight

    By Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle Thomas Rohl adjusted the 30-pound pack strapped to his back and hopped into a nearby fire rig. He was in a remote part of Solano County, on his way to help put out a grass fire smoldering a few miles to the west. It’s backbreaking, dangerous work. But it […]

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  • Missing woman may be on South Shore

    Missing woman may be on South Shore

    A woman with ties to South Lake Tahoe has been reported missing to Carson City sheriff’s detectives. Sara Reyes, 56, has been missing since at least Sept. 10. Authorities say she is homeless and could be on the South Shore, or in Carson City or Reno. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sal […]

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  • Red Hawk Casino wins appeal in $30M judgment

    Red Hawk Casino wins appeal in $30M judgment

    By Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee Red Hawk Casino hit a jackpot of its own Friday, fending off a $30 million court judgment that once threatened its existence. Nearly six years after a jury said Red Hawk’s tribal owners owed millions to its former business partner, a state appeals court wiped the verdict off the books. […]

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  • Income goes up, poverty goes down in Nev. and U.S.

    Income goes up, poverty goes down in Nev. and U.S.

    By Jessie Bekker, Las Vegas Review-Journal Nevada’s economy is getting healthier, according to 2016 U.S. Census Bureau data released Wednesday. The state’s median household income and poverty level are inching back to pre-recession levels, a five-year trend that mirrors national economic growth. The median household income was $55,180 in 2016, up from $53,320 in 2015 […]

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