• Supporting forest science curriculum

    Supporting forest science curriculum

    Hi, Kae These stories are wonderful. I can relate to one of the stories in which a participant at the SLT GP meeting asked why the LTCC doesn’t have forestry in the curriculum. I’ve given numerous talks at the Tahoe Issues Class over the years. They used to have a wilderness program that was much […]

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  • Gaines fights to keep El Dorado County park open

    Gaines fights to keep El Dorado County park open

    Publisher’s Note: The following is a letter Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, wrote to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urging him to reconsider his decision to close Marshall Gold Discovery State Historical Park in El Dorado County. Dear Governor Schwarzenegger: I strongly urge you to reconsider your decision to close Marshall Gold Discovery State Historical Park. The closure […]

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  • County superintendent speaks out on school closures

    County superintendent speaks out on school closures

    Letter to the Editor: As you are may be aware we had school closures that occurred with three schools in the El Dorado Hills area on Friday because of an odor that resulted from a sealant applied to the Oak Ridge track. Folks did an exceptional job of evacuating approximately 2,300 students from Oak Ridge […]

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  • Clarity of Tahoe — making a difference

    Clarity of Tahoe — making a difference

    By Joanne Marchetta Despite the implication of the term clarity, it has its nuances. It can mean “the quality of being clearly expressed,”which is critical for those of us in the forefront of the effort to restore and preserve Lake Tahoe. After all, if our intentions are not clearly understood, we have difficulty gaining the […]

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  • Swine flu update from El Dorado County

    Swine flu update from El Dorado County

    By EDC Health Services Department El Dorado County health officials are continuing to monitor swine flu activity in and are reminding individuals that frequent hand washing and staying home when sick are still the best ways to prevent the spread of the virus. Health officials are also advising parents of schoolchildren and business owners to […]

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  • Sustainable food initiatives gaining traction in Tahoe

    Sustainable food initiatives gaining traction in Tahoe

    By Garry Bowen In the past year, the city of South Lake Tahoe has launched initiatives geared to taking the community in sustainable directions. First, they created a Sustainability Action Plan, followed by the creation of a Sustainability Commission, currently engaged in discussions about SLT’s coming-of-age. There are 10 items in the sustainability action plan, […]

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  • Recovery month is about kicking the habit

    Recovery month is about kicking the habit

    By EDC Health Services Department September is National Recovery month — a time to highlight the issue of alcohol and drug use, and the hope that comes with recovery from addictions. “El Dorado County, like other places across the United States, has its share of people who are struggling with drugs and alcohol,” said Shirley […]

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  • ZCES teacher needs assistance

    ZCES teacher needs assistance

    Dear Publisher, I am writing to you to ask your help regarding a newspaper article letting our community know that Konnie Susich, our dear friend and 20-year kindergarten teacher at Zephyr Cove Elementary School, has multiple myeloma. You can learn more about this cancer at www.multiplemyeloma.org She has been undergoing treatment at Huntsman Cancer Institute […]

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  • Jaycee Lee Dugard and rape trauma syndrome

    Jaycee Lee Dugard and rape trauma syndrome

    By Anna K. Richter South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center’s board, staff and volunteers were thrilled to hear the news that Jaycee Lee Dugard was alive, and our hearts went out to her the instant we learned she had young girls, ages 15 and 11. Doing the math, we recognized instantly that Jaycee Lee had been […]

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  • Fallen Leaf woman questions legalities of account

    Fallen Leaf woman questions legalities of account

    Publisher’s Note: The following is an excerpt from a communication to the El Dorado Community Foundation from a Fallen Leaf Lake resident. I am very concerned about a fund you recently started for Fallen Leaf Lake Community Services District. It is my understanding that the fund has $30,000 deposited and another $52,000 pledged. I want […]

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