• Caltrans now a huge fan of roundabouts

    Caltrans now a huge fan of roundabouts

    By Tony Bizjak, Sacramento Bee In the tiny town of Plymouth, gateway to Amador County’s growing wine tourism area, road crews recently ripped out the four-way stop on a busy section of Highway 49 to replace it with a traffic approach that literally will have drivers going in circles. Plopped in the middle of the […]

    Read more
  • SLT adds confusion to shared use rental business

    SLT adds confusion to shared use rental business

    By Kathryn Reed Policy is now being made by the part-time city attorney instead of the South Lake Tahoe City Council. A letter was sent Jan. 11 to owners of shared rentals from the city’s revenue division at the direction of Nira Doherty. Doherty is an attorney with Burke, Williams & Sorensen out of Oakland. […]

    Read more
  • Nevada makes move to approve home pot deliveries

    Nevada makes move to approve home pot deliveries

    By Chris Kudialis, Las Vegas Sun Just over six months after sales of recreational marijuana began in Nevada, the state’s Tax Commission on Tuesday approved permanent regulations to govern the industry. The eight-member commission voted 8-0 in favor of adopting 258 pages of pot regulations, which replace temporary “early start” regulations put in place to […]

    Read more
  • Casinos prepare for Supreme Court ruling on sports betting

    Casinos prepare for Supreme Court ruling on sports betting

    By Nicole Raz, Las Vegas Review-Journal  At least 18 states are poised to introduce bills this year to regulate sports betting, according to a new report. Of those, the report by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming suggests 12 have a good chance of enacting legislation. “I believe if the U.S. Supreme Court makes a decision that […]

    Read more
  • Millions of dead Sierra trees may have helped save water during the drought

    Millions of dead Sierra trees may have helped save water during the drought

    By Ryan Sabalow, Sacramento Bee The millions of trees that died in the Sierra Nevada during California’s five-year drought may have actually helped the state’s water supply once the historic dry spell finally ended, according to a study. Scientists led by UC Merced’s Sierra Nevada Research Institute examined how much water was being absorbed by […]

    Read more
  • Largest Nev. casinos earn $1.6B during fiscal year 2017

    Largest Nev. casinos earn $1.6B during fiscal year 2017

    By Regina Garcia Cano, AP Nevada’s largest casinos turned a profit for the second fiscal year in a row and finally broke the revenue record set in 2007 before the recession affected the operators’ books, according to a state report released Friday. The largest casinos in the state reported income of $1.6 billion from total […]

    Read more
  • What would a pot shutdown look like in Nev?

    What would a pot shutdown look like in Nev?

    By Chris Kudialis, Las Vegas Sun U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wasn’t joking when he said he believed marijuana use in the U.S. “should be minimized.” On Jan. 4, the Department of Justice head rescinded Obama-era guidelines — most notably the Cole and Wilkinson memorandums — that provided marijuana-legal states an opportunity to operate their […]

    Read more
  • Genoa trail provides plenty of recreation sans snow

    Genoa trail provides plenty of recreation sans snow

    By Kathryn Reed GENOA – Layers were coming off relatively quickly – it was that warm. The ground was barren, even the higher elevations didn’t have much white stuff. It’s not supposed to still be hiking season. Five us and that dog named AJ ushered out 2017 with a hike instead of a snowshoe. And […]

    Read more
  • Roof collapse triggers interest in Mt. Rose’s funky old lodge

    Roof collapse triggers interest in Mt. Rose’s funky old lodge

    By Alison Bender, Tahoe Quarterly Reindeer Lodge, located on a horseshoe curve along Mount Rose Highway between the ski resorts and Reno, has seen much in its 60 years of existence. It’s seen the old Reno Ski Bowl morph into Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. It’s seen generations of UNR students as they drank hot-buttered rums […]

    Read more
  • Calif. climate fight gets harder soon

    Calif. climate fight gets harder soon

    By Julie Cart, CalMatters By most measures, California has earned the right to brag about how much it has cleaned up its environmental act. The air in much of smog-shrouded Southern California has been scrubbed. A passenger car for sale here today is 99 percent cleaner than one on offer in the early 1970s. The […]

    Read more