20 ways legal marijuana has affected Nevada

By Chris Kudialis, Las Vegas Sun Friday marks Nevada’s first 4/20 since recreational marijuana sales were legalized last July. With more than 45 dispensaries in the Las Vegas Valley and 62 statewide expecting increased sales for the unofficial pot holiday, here’s a look at 20 ways that legal weed has affected our state: 1. More […]

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Caltrans to build retaining wall near Emerald Bay

Repair work to build a retaining wall along a section of Highway 89 in Emerald Bay is set to resume next week. The retaining wall is being built near the Eagle Point Campground. Work should be completed by the end of May. The northbound lane of the highway is closed and reversing one-way traffic is being […]

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Americans want legal pot; states disagree on regulations

By Santiago Guerra, The Conversation On 4/20, many across the U.S. gather to celebrate their love and appreciation for marijuana. Polls show that 64 percent of Americans favor legalizing marijuana. Despite the majority support, there’s no clear consensus on how it should be regulated. As a researcher who has studied the impact of drugs in […]

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13 people train to be on Douglas County SAR team

On April 17, 13 people graduated from a 48-hour academy to become official members of the Douglas County sheriff’s search and rescue team. The focus of the academy was to become certified as a Nevada Wilderness Search and Rescue Technician (NWSRT), which is a nationally recognized credential. It provided knowledge concerning the general responsibilities, skills, […]

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Democratic challenger outraises McClintock – again

By Emily Cadei, Sacramento Bee For Congressman Tom McClintock, a new year hasn’t changed a fundamental campaign weakness. The veteran Republican lawmaker was again outraised by his leading Democratic challenger, Jessica Morse, in the first three months of 2018, new federal fundraising reports disclose. It marks the third quarter in a row that Morse has […]

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Study: Global warming mixing up nature’s dinner time

By Seth Borenstein, AP Global warming is screwing up nature’s intricately timed dinner hour, often making hungry critters and those on the menu show up at much different times, a study shows. Timing is everything in nature. Bees have to be around and flowers have to bloom at the same time for pollination to work, […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      Come to the Valhalla site April 21 at 10am to help with the spring cleaning. The day starts with the unveiling of the plaque honoring Carolyn Grubb. RSVP to [email protected] ·      Sierra Senior Services and Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner are putting on a pancake breakfast buffet on April 22 from 8-11:30am at the […]

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El Dorado County Fair makes competing easier

Entering the El Dorado County Fair just got easier. This year’s fair theme “There’s Magic in the Air” is appropriate because the fair can “magically” accept online entries. The fair runs June 14-17. The entry guide on online. At the top of the page, hold mouse over El Dorado County Fair, then click on entry […]

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Letter: Heavenly workers volunteer at B&B

To the community, Since 2010, Bread & Broth has been funding our Monday meals through the Adopt A Day of Nourishment program. The Monday meal served every week at St. Theresa Grace Hall provides a hot, tasty and nutritious dinner to any individual who comes to our doors. In addition to the full course meals, […]

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S. Tahoe VHR rules getting attention of visitors

By Kathryn Reed The adage there is no such thing as bad publicity may be tested as South Lake Tahoe’s reputation among vacation home renters spreads. City officials are hoping the negative regional and national media attention about its $1,000 fines for owners and tourists turns out to be a positive. This is because going […]

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