• SLT outlines financial impact from VHR ban

    SLT outlines financial impact from VHR ban

    By Kathryn Reed It’s official – the voters of South Lake Tahoe will decide in November the future of vacation home rentals outside the tourist core area. Per the city staff report on July 17, “The initiative would ban VHR rentals in residential zones following a three-year amortization period, with exception of qualified VHR rentals […]

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  • Bus system on South Shore limping along

    Bus system on South Shore limping along

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – While the word “bankruptcy” has not been floated publicly among the Tahoe Transportation District staff and board, the bus system it runs on the South Shore is sputtering to stay solvent. Interestingly, Carl Hasty, who manages the bi-state transit agency, mentioned at the July 13 meeting that it was eight […]

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  • Opinion: Time to oust some Tahoe incumbents

    Opinion: Time to oust some Tahoe incumbents

    Updated 3:45pm: By Kathryn Reed Today is one of the most important days on the calendar. In many places it is the official start of the election season. California candidates for races in November may take out papers today; this includes in South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County and Placer County. There are myriad offices […]

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  • Candidates Morse, McClintock square off

    Candidates Morse, McClintock square off

    By Sage Sauerbrey, Moonshine Ink As the California 4th Congressional District campaign stretches into July, incumbent Tom McClintock and challenger Jessica Morse have yet to square off in a public debate. Moonshine Ink recently reached out to both candidates and they both agreed to a virtual debate using written responses. Each responded to a different […]

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  • Opinion: SLT city clerk defiant with public’s trust

    Opinion: SLT city clerk defiant with public’s trust

    By Kathryn Reed South Lake Tahoe’s city clerk is obstructing the public’s access to public records. On July 8, Lake Tahoe News asked the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office to get involved. Deputy DA Jim Clinchard responded to LTN by saying, “Potential [Public Records Act] violations are not criminal conduct which would be investigated […]

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  • Celebrity golf madness takes over Edgewood

    Celebrity golf madness takes over Edgewood

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Steph Curry wields a golf club better than the average player, but what he excels at over most is performing at a high caliber in the raucous atmosphere known at the American Century Championship. He said playing professional basketball in boisterous arenas, especially on the road where there are thousands […]

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  • Bass buys TWC building; legal issues continue

    Bass buys TWC building; legal issues continue

    By Kathryn Reed After much legal wrangling, Cody Bass is the official owner of the center that houses his Tahoe Wellness Cooperative in South Lake Tahoe. The paperwork was recorded July 9. Still to be determined is who will own the house that was once the home of pioneer family Neal and Patty Olson. Patty […]

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  • Bees, yellow jackets creating a buzz

    Bees, yellow jackets creating a buzz

    By Kathryn Reed The overriding reason to be in a hot tub is to relax. Just the opposite happens when bees buzz around just inches from your face and then want to make the body of water their continual drinking fountain. Then there are the yellow jackets that have such good sniffers they know where […]

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  • Alessi dragging heels to retire to get most money

    Alessi dragging heels to retire to get most money

    By Kathryn Reed South Lake Tahoe has no idea how long it will have its current city clerk because she can’t make up her mind about retiring even though in June she announced she’d be leaving this month. “We are sort of in limbo here because she has not given me or the council a […]

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  • Development rights in Tahoe get overhaul

    Development rights in Tahoe get overhaul

    By Adam Jensen The Lake Tahoe Basin has a unique system of private property development rights established to protect this national treasure. The development rights system began in the 1980s and is central to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s management of growth in the Lake Tahoe Basin. It is designed to ensure development will help […]

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