Efforts failing to save U.S. West sagebrush land

By Keith Riddler, AP BOISE, Idaho — Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an imperiled bird, officials said. The Western Association of Fish & Wildlife […]

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Learn how to raise chickens in the Sierra

Slow Food Lake Tahoe along with former board member and Truckee River Sanctuary owner Polly Triplat will present a Backyard Chicken Raising Skillshare from 10am-noon on June 9 at the Truckee River Sanctuary in Truckee.  Find out what it takes to start enjoying fresh eggs from your own chickens:  whether you may legally have hens […]

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Douglas libraries hosting summer reading programs

The Douglas County Public Library invites all children and teens to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  Libraries Rock is this year’s theme, with a children’s program for ages 0 to 11 and a teens’ program for ages 12 to 17.  The program runs from June 11 to Aug, 4 at the Minden and Lake […]

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Critically injured Amtrak passenger making progress

By Sam Gross, Reno Gazette-Journal In an approximately 31-minute timef rame, somewhere along the Amtrak route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range between Reno and Truckee, Aaron Salazar mysteriously disappeared from his moving train. Ten days after the 22-year-old Portland State University student was found critically injured feet from the train tracks on the edge […]

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Chief of STPUD prepping for retirement

By Kathryn Reed Stability. It’s one of the reasons South Tahoe Public Utility District is as successful as it is. Richard Solbrig is only the third general manager the district has had since 1977. The district has started looking for its fourth, as the 68-year-old plans to retire in January. It is the culture he […]

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Opinion: Succeed by saying ‘no’ to your boss

By Morten T. Hansen, San Francisco Chronicle   “Find a way to say YES to things” was the title of the commencement address that Eric Schmidt gave in 2012 at UC Berkeley. The former executive chairman of Google encouraged the graduates to say “yes” to trying new things. Then he told them: “‘Yes’ lets you […]

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Expanded sports betting fuels gambling addiction fears

By David Crary and Wayne Parry AP For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalized sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organizations already concerned about pervasive problem gambling, it promises a whole new roster of worries. Much of the apprehension relates to the prospect of myriad forms of online […]

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Driver flees scene after hitting cyclist

A cyclist was hurt in a hit-and-run accident on Wednesday in Crystal Bay. The cyclist was going north on Highway 28 at 4pm May 24 when he was struck by a vehicle going south. The vehicle, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol, turned left at Stateline line Road right into the cyclist. The bicyclist struck […]

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African healer coming to South Lake Tahoe

Unity at the Lake is hosting an African healer/drummer/storyteller this Sunday. Masankho uses a combination of interplay, storytelling, dance and African ritual. This will be a time to share songs, stories, dances and instrumental music. If you play an acoustic instrument and can improvise, plan to play. Masankho has been a certified interplay leader since […]

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Memorial Day travel to rise for fourth straight year

By Reuters U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and airports this Memorial Day Weekend by the largest numbers in more than a decade, despite the highest gasoline prices in four years, the nation’s largest automotive advocacy group said on Monday. More than 41.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles over Memorial Day weekend, the […]

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