• Landscaping becomes a challenge as Mother Nature changes

    Landscaping becomes a challenge as Mother Nature changes

    By Linda Fine Conaboy Nearly five years ago as I drove my SUV from Reno to South Lake Tahoe to cover the aftermath of the Angora Fire for a Reno magazine, the farthest thing from my mind was the vegetation. My photographer and I were assigned to interview residents and bring back a firsthand report […]

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  • STPUD tested as it keeps water flowing during fire

    STPUD tested as it keeps water flowing during fire

    By Dennis Cocking The South Tahoe Public Utility District was formed in 1950 to provide wastewater collection and treatment for the then very small community of South Lake Tahoe. Drinking water in South Tahoe’s early years was supplied by private domestic wells or from small privately owned water companies. Well more than two dozen private […]

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  • University study delves into specifics of Angora Fire

    University study delves into specifics of Angora Fire

    By Susan Wood A first-of-its-kind study examining behavior and protocol surrounding a major wildland blaze features Lake Tahoe’s most significant — the Angora Fire of 2007, which consumed 254 homes, forced the evacuation of more than 3,000 residents and caused about $160 million in damage over nine days starting June 24. As the five-year anniversary […]

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  • Snippets about Angora

    Snippets about Angora

    • Tucked off on the right side of Lake Tahoe Boulevard near Angora Creek just before Dead Man’s Curve is a labyrinth on a parcel that backs to the burn area that was created by Jay Newburgh. • When deciding what clothes to evacuate with, take your dirty laundry – those are the clothes you […]

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  • Angora Fire — 5 years later part 3 coming June 17

    Angora Fire — 5 years later part 3 coming June 17

    Day 3 of Lake Tahoe News’ four-part series on Angora Fire — 5 years later will run June 17. Sunday’s stories will be about the water supply provided by South Tahoe Public Utility District, landscaping issues, a university study that includes the Angora Fire, and TRPA Executive Director Joanne Marchetta’s point-of-view. If you missed the […]

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  • Cutbacks would challenge emergency response for the next Angora

    Cutbacks would challenge emergency response for the next Angora

    By Jessie Marchesseau If another Angora Fire happened today, would there be enough resources available to fight it? The simple answer is no. “There would be no number of firefighters that we could employ that would be able to fight that kind of disaster,” said Chief Brian Uhler of the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department. […]

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  • El Dorado County: Fire proved what the area is capable of

    El Dorado County: Fire proved what the area is capable of

    By Norma Santiago Memories of the Angora Fire and its aftermath can renew feelings of pain, despair and loss. There are some of us who, with each anniversary, take time to reflect on the events of that day. Some look at the rebuilt homes, neighbors settled in, and new landscape with gratitude, but long for […]

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  • Defensible space can save a house during a fire

    Defensible space can save a house during a fire

    By Jessie Marchesseau Could you throw a smoldering ember the size of a softball anywhere in your yard and walk away feeling confident that it will not start a fire? If not, then it may be time to work on your defensible space. Practically an everyday term now, defensible space was not mentioned much in […]

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  • Annual garden tour to feature Angora area

    Annual garden tour to feature Angora area

    Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s annual garden tour will feature four gardens in the Angora burn area. The event is July 29 from 10am-4pm. The other three gardens are off Pioneer Trail. Music and refreshments will be in town on Springwood in a garden. Tickets are $20 and will be available for sale on July 1 […]

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