Gait analysis may help runners

By Amanda MacMillan, Outside A full gait analysis is definitely more informative than whatever you’ve heard from your shoe store or a well-meaning jogger in the park, but it’ll cost you—usually more than $200. Here’s what to consider before you shell out. “There’s an old idiom in sports medicine: If it’s not broken, don’t fix […]

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Record high set in S. Lake Tahoe; rain midweek

In a week’s timespan the Lake Tahoe Basin will experience a record high and fresh snow. On Nov. 9, South Lake Tahoe had a high of 69 degrees, which broke the record by six degrees. The previous record was set in 2003 and 1995. Marvin Boyd, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Reno, said […]

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Last winter impacting lodging reservations

Some mountain lodging establishments are looking at a better winter even though the ski season has barely started. The record-breaking summer for occupancy and revenue among Western mountain resorts is carrying into the winter booking season, according to DestiMetrics, a Denver-based organization that tracks mountain lodging bookings at 19 Western mountain resorts in six states. Winter […]

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Tahoe Tails — Adoptable Pets in South Lake Tahoe

Tina is a friendly cat who likes to play. She is just 1-year-old, and would love to cuddle with you on a cold winter night. She would be happiest as the only kitty in your household. Tina’s adoption fee has been sponsored. Tina is spayed, microchipped, tested for FIV, and vaccinated. She is at the […]

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Controversy surrounds future EDC courthouse

By Joann Eisenbrandt PLACERVILLE – Plans to build a spacious new El Dorado County courthouse in Placerville by fall 2020 are moving forward, but not without allegations of backdoor politics, favoritism and manipulation of the system for personal financial gain. On Nov. 6, the Judicial Council had a public meeting in Placerville to explain the […]

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Editorial: Plastic bag makers in denial

Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the Oct. 17, 2014, Fresno Bee. It’s a true if gruesome fact that chickens that have been relieved of their heads sometimes run around for a while before they quite realize their irreversible predicament. That appears to be happening to the plastic bag industry. It would explain why it […]

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Court blames Northstar for flooding neighbors

By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal Truckee-area homeowners say an opinion by a California appeals court vindicates their longtime claims that the Northstar Village resort development is responsible for flood damage in their condominium community. The claims date back to 2004 when developers of Northstar Village built a retention pond meant to capture storm runoff as […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

• Sugar Bowl’s Torchlight Parade with Santa and the Backcountry Ball is Dec. 13 from 5-10pm in the Judah Lodge. It’s a fundraiser for the Sierra Avalanche Center and features professional big-mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones. Tickets are $20 at the door. • Northstar will host a Northern Lights Festival and Mardi Gras Celebration, as well […]

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Gaming officials dealing with medical marijuana

By J.D. Morris, Las Vegas Sun Medical marijuana and the Nevada casino industry don’t mix, gaming officials said at a conference Nov. 7, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. The Gaming Control Board made it clear in a May notice that casinos must stay out of the state’s budding medical marijuana business since […]

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Showdown looms as Calif. eyes pesticides

By Elle Knickmeyer, AP SAN FRANCISCO — With organic food growers reporting double-digit growth in U.S. sales each year, producers are challenging a proposed California pest-management program they say enshrines a pesticide-heavy approach for decades to come, including compulsory spraying of organic crops at the state’s discretion. Chief among the complaints of organic growers: The […]

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