• FEMA money likely for Douglas County flooding

    FEMA money likely for Douglas County flooding

    Douglas County is likely to recoup much of what it spent last winter on flooding issues. Seven projects in the Carson Valley cost more than $380,000. Through FEMA the county could see $285,779. Work needed to done be included clearing debris, fixing pipes and pumps, and repairs to the North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant. — […]

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  • Douglas County revamping Housing Element

    Douglas County revamping Housing Element

    The Housing Element of the 2016 Douglas County Master Plan update is scheduled to go before the Board of Commissioners on Dec. 4, 9am in Minden. Public comment will be taken at the meeting, while written comments will be accepted before then. According to participants in the 2016 Master Plan survey, the Housing Element was […]

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  • Calif. pot rules open way for potentially larger fields

    Calif. pot rules open way for potentially larger fields

    By Associated Press California released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s emerging legal marijuana industry, while potentially opening the way for larger-scale cultivation that some fear could strangle small-farm growers. The thicket of emergency regulations will allow the state to begin issuing temporary licenses for growers, distributors and sellers on Jan. 1, when […]

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  • Liberty Utilities’ rates expected to increase 4%

    Liberty Utilities’ rates expected to increase 4%

    Electric rates could be going up more than 4 percent starting Jan. 1 for Liberty Utilities customers. The company in October asked the California Public Utilities Commission for the $2,174,648 increase. The basis is because of capital projects in excess of $4 million and inflation. The notice sent to ratepayers, which includes the California side […]

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  • AAA: Most Americans in 12 years to travel for Thanksgiving

    AAA: Most Americans in 12 years to travel for Thanksgiving

    By Barbara J. Powell, Bloomberg U.S. Thanksgiving travel will jump to the highest level since 2005 boosted by a stronger economy, even as gasoline prices will be higher than a year earlier.  About 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home for the Nov. 22-Nov. 26 holiday period, the ninth consecutive increase […]

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  • 32-year veteran retiring from Lahontan’s No. 2 post

    32-year veteran retiring from Lahontan’s No. 2 post

    By Kathryn Reed Like so many people, Lauri Kemper thought she was going to spend a couple years at Lake Tahoe and then move on. That didn’t happen. Instead she spent the last 32 years with the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, 20 of them as a manager. On Dec. 18 she retires as […]

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  • No injuries as LTUSD bus slides off road

    No injuries as LTUSD bus slides off road

    A Lake Tahoe Unified School District bus carrying 15 students slid off the road Friday morning. No one was injured. According to the California Highway Patrol, the bus driver was west on 13th Street near Gardner Street at a slow rate of speed when she was unable to stop because of the slick road. This […]

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  • Calif. may reach 50% renewable power goal 10 years early

    Calif. may reach 50% renewable power goal 10 years early

    By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle Two years ago, Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious law ordering California utility companies to get 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030. It looks like they may hit that goal a decade ahead of schedule. An annual report issued Monday by California regulators found […]

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  • Affordable housing complex possible in Truckee

    Affordable housing complex possible in Truckee

    The Truckee Planning Commission on Nov. 21 will consider granting a development permit for an 48-unit affordable housing complex in the Coldstream Specific Plan Area.  The complex would include a mix of one- and two-bedroom dwelling units and a community clubhouse. Access would be off Coldstream Road and by the construction of the main entry […]

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  • Placer County aims to increase housing supply

    Placer County aims to increase housing supply

    Placer County Board of Supervisors this week voted to support an update to the county’s ordinance for secondary dwelling units, making them easier to build. Secondary dwelling units are commonly known as in-law suites or granny flats. The updated ordinance allows flexibility for either the primary or secondary dwelling on the property to be available […]

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