• Angora Fire — 5 years later part 2 coming June 10

    Angora Fire — 5 years later part 2 coming June 10

    Day 2 of Lake Tahoe News’ four-part series on Angora Fire — 5 years later will run June 10. El Dorado County Supervisor Norma Santiago talks about the fire, find out about insurance issues, defensible space and if there are the resources today to fight the next Angora. If you missed the June 3 installment, […]

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  • Angora area becomes outdoor classroom

    Angora area becomes outdoor classroom

    South Tahoe High School senior Jason Reum plants a yarrow seedling in the Angora Fire area on May 29 as part of a cooperative project that includes the U.S. Forest Service, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and South Tahoe High School. The project aims to restore native plants to the burn area while teaching students […]

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  • Community garden sprouts from loss of family home

    Community garden sprouts from loss of family home

    By Leona Allen My father was the consummate naturalist and environmentalist. He paid attention to his surroundings, and worked hard to ensure that the native flora and fauna had a place to exist. He strove to educate others on the importance of the smallest plant and the largest mountain. He recycled before it was “cool” […]

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  • USFS: Looking back at Angora provides lessons for the future

    USFS: Looking back at Angora provides lessons for the future

    By Nancy Gibson The Angora Fire was a significant and emotional event for the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, just as it was for the community as a whole. Many of our employees are members of the Meyers community, and experienced the emotional trauma of evacuation or learning of homes that were […]

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  • No arrests ever made in Angora Fire

    No arrests ever made in Angora Fire

    By Kathryn Reed Even if someone were arrested or admits to having been responsible for the Angora Fire, he or she may never be punished other than through their own guilt or if vigilantism takes over. It would depend on the state and/or federal charges that could potentially be levied against the person or persons […]

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  • State senator to host Angora forum

    State senator to host Angora forum

    State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, is hosting a forum June 25  related to issues five years after the Angora Fire. He plans to give an update on the Blue Ribbon Fire Commission’s recommendations, educate people about what has been done and what still needs to be done to ensure future fire safety. The 6-8pm event […]

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  • A job to do as community burns, friends lives unravel

    A job to do as community burns, friends lives unravel

    By Susan Wood When the Lake Tahoe sky turned orange and black over the North Upper Truckee area five years ago, our land of blue was changed forever. June 24, 2007, started out like any other late-spring Sunday. People were out and about. Some ventured out of town to get an early taste of summer. […]

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  • Reflections of Angora Fire 5 years after the devastation

    Reflections of Angora Fire 5 years after the devastation

    Life goes on, but that does not mean we can or should forget the past. To do so means the likelihood of forgetting what we have learned. Complacency can set in – which is never a good thing. That is why with the five-year anniversary of the Angora Fire coming up later this month Lake […]

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