• South Lake Tahoe: A link between the people and the action

    South Lake Tahoe: A link between the people and the action

    By Kathay Lovell I will never be able to get out of my mind the sights and smells of the Angora Fire. I was at ground zero on the morning of June 25, 2007. I never want anyone to experience that again – the loss of their mementos, personal belongings and their beloved pets. All […]

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  • Lahontan: Water issues a concern now, during and after fires

    Lahontan: Water issues a concern now, during and after fires

    By Lauri Kemper June 24, 2007, began strangely. My niece and her family were spending their last day of their vacation with us. We set out to hike around Echo Lakes early that morning. The hot, dry winds were so fierce that sand from the trail was blowing into my grandniece’s eyes. It was no […]

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  • Pets continue to have final resting spot in forest

    Pets continue to have final resting spot in forest

    Where do Tahoe’s animals go when they die? For some, their remains are in the Angora burn area. For decades before the 2007 fire, people had been burying their animals not far from the Gardner Mountain neighborhood. Although dogs are the primary pet of choice for those who live on the South Shore, other animals […]

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  • S. Tahoe dispatch sends units within seconds to Angora

    S. Tahoe dispatch sends units within seconds to Angora

    CHP won’t talk about Truckee dispatch investigation By Kathryn Reed Within 13 seconds of the first call that came into the South Lake Tahoe dispatch center at 2:09:13pm on June 24, 2007, fire units were alerted. Leona Allen doesn’t know how many calls she received that first day. Working alone in the dispatch center on […]

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  • Final installment of Angora Fire series coming Sunday

    Final installment of Angora Fire series coming Sunday

    The fourth and final day of Lake Tahoe News’ four-part series on Angora Fire — 5 years later will run June 24. Sunday’s stories will be about life in dispatch that fateful day, words from Lahontan water board, former South Lake Tahoe Mayor Kathay Lovell’s perspective and the pet cemetery. If you missed the June […]

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  • Opinion: Lessons from Angora not forgotten, more work to do

    Opinion: Lessons from Angora not forgotten, more work to do

    By Ted Gaines Five years ago Sunday, the terrible Angora Fire swept through the Lake Tahoe Basin, destroying 254 homes, buildings, and changing lives and landscapes forever. While we will never be able to tame nature completely, public safety is government’s highest priority and government leaders must always be improving their response to emergencies and […]

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  • Report: Replanting in Angora on CTC property a success

    Report: Replanting in Angora on CTC property a success

    By Kathryn Reed With some areas of the Angora burn having lost 100 percent of its trees, human assistance was needed to restore what a human was ultimately responsible for destroying. Replanting of mostly Jeffery pines was what the California Tahoe Conservancy chose. The state agency owns about 90 acres of the nearly 3,100 acres […]

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