Snippets about Lake Tahoe

• The final of the three-part Camp Richardson Snowshoe Cocktail Races is set for March 21 at 7pm. • Learn about paid, intensive community service work through AmeriCorps. There will be a meeting March 10 at noon in the student center at Lake Tahoe Community College. • Fire Prevention Fee bills for fiscal year 2014-15 […]

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Heroin overdose deaths in U.S. tripled in 3 years

By John Tozzi, BloombergBusiness More than 8,200 Americans — an average of 23 people each day — died of heroin overdoses in 2013. That’s according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and it’s the latest evidence that the nation’s heroin problem is becoming more severe. The rate of overdose deaths in […]

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Nev. tries to capitalize on medical tourism

By Jennifer Rachel Baumer, Nevada Business Until recently, the term “medical tourism” largely referred to Americans traveling out of the country looking for affordable healthcare.Until recently, the term “medical tourism” largely referred to Americans traveling out of the country looking for affordable healthcare in technologically advanced but less expensive venues, from Mexico to Thailand and […]

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Nev. bill would regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco

By Sandra Chereb, Las Vegas Review-Journal CARSON CITY — Use of electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine would be regulated the same as tobacco under a bill introduced in the Nevada Senate on Monday. Senate Bill 201 introduced by the Senate Finance Committee seeks to include e-cigarettes and “vaping” under Nevada’s Clean Indoor Air Act, which […]

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Road beat: Lexus GX460 — a luxury ride

By Larry Weitzman Most motorheads know that the majority of Lexuses are clean sheet of paper designs. However, there are a couple of SUVs that are heavily revised versions of a Toyota chassised vehicles, the LX570 tested recently and the GX460 tested here. Starting with the 4Runner chassis, the GX460 begins its recreation. Its body […]

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S. Tahoe to regulate long-term motel rentals

By Kathryn Reed South Lake Tahoe wants to put motels that are being used as long-term housing under a microscope to ensure they comply with health and safety codes. There are 120 hotel-motels in the city with about 5,000 rooms. Of those, 58 establishments have 1,300 rooms that are not being used for traditional tourist […]

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Letter: Paradise lost in El Dorado County

 To the community, My wife moved up to El Dorado County in the 1980s to raise her children in a safe bucolic environment, sending them first to Buckeye School and eventually Ponderosa High School. She bought a lovely little house on 2 acres in Shingle Springs along French Creek Road, which was close to the […]

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Outdoor concert scene growing on South Shore

Outdoor music – it’s becoming the norm on the South Shore. On the same day the South Lake Tahoe City Council entered a five-year deal with OnCourse Events to continue the Live at Lakeview concert series, Lake Tahoe Hard Rock announced it would be converting its back parking lot into a temporary outdoor concert amphitheater […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

• Barton’s infection preventionist, Vicki J. McKenna, is one of 5,000 professionals in the nation who has earned a CIC, a certification in infection control, credential through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. • The recent storms have allowed Royal Gorge cross country ski area to reopen. • Former South Lake Tahoe resident […]

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S. Tahoe retailers abide by tobacco sales law

Out of 142 retail stores surveyed during the past two months in El Dorado County, 32 sold tobacco to underage youth. The majority of stores that sold tobacco to kids were located in the unincorporated areas of the county, but nearly every community had at least one store that sold. The only exception was South […]

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