Van life to be showcased in Tahoe City

Lake Tahoe’s first-ever Van Life Rally has been added to the Alpenglow Mountain Festival. It will be June 22 from 9am-2pm in the heart of Tahoe City.  Whether you’re living life on the road in your own tricked out rig, looking for a way to break into the van lifestyle, searching for new ideas to […]

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Letter: LTWC says thank you

To the community, On behalf of our present board of directors, our past board members, all of our volunteers and all of the wildlife Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care has cared for in the past 40 years, I would like to say “thank you” to all those people who showed up last Sunday when we celebrated […]

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Amtrak releases update on battered passenger found near Truckee

By Sam Gross, Reno Gazette-Journal An update from national rail carrier Amtrak on Thursday evening answered few questions about its investigation into how one of its passengers ended up severely injured beside train tracks in Truckee.  Aaron Salazar, a 22-year-old college student traveling by rail from Colorado to Oregon, was found battered, burned and unconscious […]

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Debate turns ugly as Tahoe snowmobilers fear forest closures

By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal The debate over snowmobile access in the Tahoe National Forest has taken an ugly turn with a spate of emails, social media posts and online comments filled with foul and abusive language. Several people pushing for more restrictions on snowmobiles in the 800,000-acre forest that straddles the Sierra Crest have […]

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Robbery at S. Lake Tahoe credit union

Police are looking for a man who on Thursday robbed the Sierra Central Credit Union in South Lake Tahoe. The crime occurred at 5:30pm May 24. Officers said the suspect is a white male adult, wearing a fake beard and a black pinstripe suit. If has not been disclosed if the man left with money, […]

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16 contractors caught in South Shore sting

The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) teamed with the Nevada State Contractors Board (NCSB) on two undercover sting operations, as well as a sweep of job sites in the South Lake Tahoe area that snared 16 unlicensed contractors. NCSB staff were on-site at CSLB’s sting in South Lake Tahoe on May 16. CSLB staff […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe recently hosted its annual Rewards for Excellence Scholarship program where $21,000 in scholarships were awarded to 22 students from Lake Tahoe Community College, South Tahoe High School, and Whittell High School. ·      North Tahoe’s Clean Up Day is June 2 from 9am-1pm in Kings Beach, Crystal Bay, Carnelian […]

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Opinion: Not all EDC candidates are equal

By Larry Weitzman Our form of government would work much better if the people in it were not so self-serving. Most politicians (and bureaucrats) fall into this category, thinking or saying anything to get elected, whether factual or not. That is the case with two of the candidates on the current ballot, Mike Owen and […]

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DNA testing may reveal more than consumers bargained for

By Catharine Wang, The Conversation Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of personal genetic testing. Yet, the recent arrest of the Golden State Killer suspect has heightened concerns about privacy and ethics because of the way law enforcement used a third-party […]

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