• Concussion not something to take for granted

    Concussion not something to take for granted

    By Kathryn Reed While football players are getting a ton of ink when it comes to concussions, these head injuries aren’t limited to those on the gridiron. Skiers and snowboarders – and not just the professionals – are susceptible to concussions. It could be the result of catching an edge and taking a hard fall, […]

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  • Calstar flying again in S. Lake Tahoe

    Calstar flying again in S. Lake Tahoe

    Calstar is back in business after being grounded because of radio issues. “All the radios and navigation equipment have been working fine after the repair by Airbus and we have completed several flights this week without any difficulty,” Bryan Pond with the air ambulance company told Lake Tahoe News. The Airbus H135/P3 based out of […]

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  • Efforts to control Calif. housing costs go to guv

    Efforts to control Calif. housing costs go to guv

    By Alexei Koseff and Taryn Luna, Sacramento Bee A multi-bill package aimed at addressing California’s housing affordability crisis headed to Gov. Jerry Brown Friday as lawmakers prepared to draw the curtain on the 2017 legislative year. Legislative leaders had previously reached agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown over measures to generate money for low-income housing development, […]

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  • Students at the core of LTCC’s improvement plan

    Students at the core of LTCC’s improvement plan

    By Kathryn Reed Every decision made at Lake Tahoe Community College is done so with the same common denominator – students. There was a time when the philosophy in higher education was that students had the right to fail. After all, they are adults and can make decisions that may not allow them to succeed. […]

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  • Wind energy has hit a lull in California

    Wind energy has hit a lull in California

    By Rob Nikolewski, Los Angeles Times   Which way is the wind blowing in California? In some respects, wind energy in the state has never been better, but by other measurements growth has hit a lull for the past four years. The U.S. Department of Energy released its annual report analyzing technologies and markets for […]

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  • Workers from 2 towns expected to lose CalPERS pensions

    Workers from 2 towns expected to lose CalPERS pensions

    By Adam Ashton, Sacramento Bee Ten workers and retirees from government agencies in two far corners of California likely will see their pensions slashed because their employers have not paid bills to the state’s largest retirement fund in more than a year. Trinity County Waterworks District No. 1 west of Redding and Niland Sanitary District […]

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  • Tainted water continues to foul Tahoe Keys

    Tainted water continues to foul Tahoe Keys

    By Kathryn Reed Results from the latest water samples in the Tahoe Keys reveal blue-green algae still lurks in the canals. “Levels of cyanotoxins are still present, but compared to levels detected on Aug. 28 it appears that toxin levels are decreasing,” Mary Fiore-Wagner with Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board told Lake Tahoe News. […]

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  • Creativity helps bring companies to Nevada

    Creativity helps bring companies to Nevada

    By Nicole Raz, Las Vegas Review-Journal What actually happens when businesses look to relocate to Nevada? It usually starts with a phone call, which leads to a series of other phone calls to coordinate the process, said Ryan Smith, business development manager with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He said the call either comes […]

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  • Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires

    Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires

    By Associated Press WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday directed all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent wildfires as the smoke-choked West faces one of the worst fire seasons in a decade. In a memo, Zinke said the Trump administration will […]

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  • 1 arrest in EDC stolen vehicle caper

    1 arrest in EDC stolen vehicle caper

    Eight stolen vehicles were recovered and a woman was arrested last week in El Dorado County. Twenty-eight-year-old Stevie Tucker is accused of possessing stolen property. Among the items found at the Mt. Aukum property was a backhoe that belongs to El Dorado Irrigation District. This was a joint investigation by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s […]

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