• TRPA confident shoreline plan on solid ground

    TRPA confident shoreline plan on solid ground

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Increasing the number of boats on Lake Tahoe and where they can dock once on the water are anticipated outcomes of the shoreline plan that is being considered by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. The Governing Board on May 23 received a presentation about the draft environmental impact statement. Comments […]

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  • Mountain bike group fights for wilderness access

    Mountain bike group fights for wilderness access

    By Carl Segerstrom, High Country News Ted Stroll, a bespectacled, balding, retired attorney whose remaining hair is short and white, doesn’t fit the stereotype of an extremist mountain biker. But his group, the Sustainable Trails Coalition, is challenging the mainstream mountain biking establishment by fighting to permit bikes in America’s wilderness areas. Stroll’s crusade has […]

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  • Rising gas prices putting a chill on travel

    Rising gas prices putting a chill on travel

    By Kellen Browning, Sacramento Bee As gas prices continue to rise nationwide – with California leading the way, at $3.71 per gallon – Americans are planning fewer and shorter road trips this summer, a recent survey found. Currently $2.93 per gallon on average in the U.S., gas prices are expected to rise to $2.95 by […]

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  • 200-acre meadow in S. Lake Tahoe publicly owned

    200-acre meadow in S. Lake Tahoe publicly owned

    By Kathryn Reed With the acquisition of the 206-acre Johnson Meadow, 93 percent of the Upper Truckee watershed is now owned by public agencies. Tahoe Resource Conservation District in April closed on the South Lake Tahoe property. It roughly borders Lake Tahoe Airport, Highway 50, the Upper Truckee River on the Sierra Tract side, and […]

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  • Calif. TV news disappearing from Tahoe

    Calif. TV news disappearing from Tahoe

    Updated May 23, 9pm: By Kathryn Reed “It is 100 percent about commercials.” That is the reason Charter-Spectrum is telling customers Sacramento station KCRA is being removed from the lineup in the South Lake Tahoe area. Instead, people will have to get their programming from the NBC affiliate KRNV out of Reno. “Even though you […]

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  • Train passenger found injured near Truckee tracks

    Train passenger found injured near Truckee tracks

    By Sam Gross, Reno Gazette-Journal It’s been a week since Aaron Salazar was found battered and unconscious near railroad tracks in Truckee, California, and his family is no closer to understanding what happened to the 22-year-old student who was traveling by rail from Colorado to Oregon. Was he attacked? Was he thrown from the train? Was this […]

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  • Doctor-historian dissects 1800’s medical care

    Doctor-historian dissects 1800’s medical care

    By Kathryn Reed CAMP RICHARDSON — Saws and drills that look like they belong in woodshop, medication with no known benefits, prescriptions for maggots. This is what medical care was like in the 1800s. Bob LaPerriere, a retired medical doctor and historian, shared stories this month about life during the Gold Rush era in terms […]

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  • Here comes the summer travel crunch

    Here comes the summer travel crunch

    By Chris McGinnis, San Francisco Chronicle Memorial Day marks the start of the busy peak travel season, and it looks like this summer will be one of the busiest ever at airports, on the road and at hotels. The Transportation Security Administration, which processed more than 239 million airline passengers and crew from Memorial Day […]

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  • What to know about Calif.’s water bonds

    What to know about Calif.’s water bonds

    By Matt Weiser, Water Deeply Californians this year will vote on not one but two water bond measures totaling $13 billion. Given that the state still hasn’t spent all of the $7.5 billion from the Proposition 1 water bond passed in 2014, it raises a crucial question: Does California really need another $13 billion in […]

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  • EDC working to keep mentally ill out of jail

    EDC working to keep mentally ill out of jail

    By Susan Wood People who live inside their heads don’t thrive inside jail cells. It can be said they also don’t do well getting there – or even within the system that incarcerates them, for that matter. That’s what about 30 stakeholders discovered during a mental health meeting at Lake Tahoe Community College last week […]

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