• Ex-EDC judge faces 11 ethics charges from state

    Ex-EDC judge faces 11 ethics charges from state

    Updated 11:15am: By Kathryn Reed Former El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Steve Bailey faces 11 counts from the state Commission on Judicial Review. The 22-page document filed this week lays out in detail how on multiple times Bailey allegedly violated the Code of Judicial Ethics. He is charged with “willful misconduct in office, conduct […]

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  • Anderson soars to silver in big air at Olympics

    Anderson soars to silver in big air at Olympics

    By Dan Wolken, USA Today PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Snowboarder Jamie Anderson of Meyers couldn’t eat Thursday morning before her competition in the first big air event in Olympics, so instead she poured a thermos full of hot tea with homemade ghee that she brought with her from the United States. Anderson’s ghee, however, is not […]

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  • Reno’s Wise defends gold medal in halfpipe skiing

    Reno’s Wise defends gold medal in halfpipe skiing

    By Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — At least the Americans have the Phoenix Snow Park halfpipe. Freestyle skier David Wise of Reno successfully defended his gold medal Thursday, breaking through on his final run to give the U.S. its third gold medal in the halfpipe at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Wise wiped out on his […]

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  • Study: Ski economy could suffer with shorter winters

    Study: Ski economy could suffer with shorter winters

    By Ashley Williams, AccuWeather   A recent study has found that virtually all United States-based winter recreation locations could experience shorter ski seasons, exceeding 50 percent by 2050 and 80 percent in 2090 for some downhill skiing destinations. Researchers examined projected climate change through the 21st century and found that the continued rise in temperatures, […]

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  • AP exam figures give Nev. reason to celebrate

    AP exam figures give Nev. reason to celebrate

    By Meghin Delaney, Las Vegas Review-Journal   Nevada is normally at the bottom of national education rankings, but new data released Wednesday gave the Silver State a rare opportunity to celebrate. For the second year in a row, Nevada’s performance on Advanced Placement exams was highlighted in an annual report by the College Board for […]

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  • Wildfires inspire new idea: Charging rural customers more for electricity

    Wildfires inspire new idea: Charging rural customers more for electricity

    By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle     The cost of preventing power-line wildfires could rise so high that California’s top utility regulator recently suggested a new way to pay for it — charge residents of high-risk areas more money for electricity. Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, floated the idea […]

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  • Future of SLT’s city manager, city attorney unknown

    Future of SLT’s city manager, city attorney unknown

    By Kathryn Reed Apparently whatever rattled the South Lake Tahoe City Council members to the point they stripped City Manager Nancy Kerry of all her duties isn’t that egregious based on the decision to keep her on the payroll. The council in closed session on Tuesday again were discussing Kerry. The closed session items for […]

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  • How attainable is the California Dream today?

    How attainable is the California Dream today?

    By Matt Levin, CALMatters  California is an expensive state. The cost for housing, gas, electricity and other basics is often more than elsewhere in America. We have the nation’s highest rates for poverty and income inequality. Meanwhile, government resources are stretched thin. But the news isn’t all bad in the Golden State. We’re safer than […]

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  • SnowGlobe chasm grows as dissenters organize

    SnowGlobe chasm grows as dissenters organize

    By Kathryn Reed While a segment of the South Lake Tahoe community is rallying to silence SnowGlobe, the fact is the contract calls for another year of the three-day electronic music festival. “Absent violations, they are holding the 2018 event,” interim City Attorney Nira Doherty told Lake Tahoe News. SnowGlobe is expected to be on […]

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  • Bowman doesn’t repeat, Alpine skier takes bronze

    Bowman doesn’t repeat, Alpine skier takes bronze

    Maddie Bowman will always be an Olympic gold medalist, but she was unable to add to her collection of hardware at this Winter Games. Bowman, who grew up in Meyers and calls Sierra-at-Tahoe her home resort, was unable to land any of her three runs in halfpipe freestyle skiing. The event was Feb. 20 in […]

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