• Bay Area group to buy former KMS site

    Bay Area group to buy former KMS site

    By Kathryn Reed A group out of the Bay Area has offered to buy the former Kingsbury Middle School site for above what it was listed for. The Douglas County School District board this week accepted the offer of $3.75 million by Palo Alto-based Pioneer Mountain. The 22-plus-acre site in Stateline had been listed for […]

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  • Brown raises prospect of pension cuts in downturn

    Brown raises prospect of pension cuts in downturn

    By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg Gov. Jerry Brown said legal rulings may clear the way for making cuts to public pension benefits, which would go against long-standing assumptions and potentially provide financial relief to the state and its local governments. Brown said he has a “hunch” the courts would “modify” the so-called California rule, which holds […]

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  • Fresh Ketch restaurant closes its doors

    Fresh Ketch restaurant closes its doors

    By Kathryn Reed Once one of the busiest restaurant and bars on the South Shore, the Fresh Ketch has closed. As one of the few South Lake Tahoe eateries right on the water, its location was always one of its biggest selling points. While the message on the voice recorder says it will reopen in […]

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  • Mother Nature messing with Tahoe’s economy

    Mother Nature messing with Tahoe’s economy

    By Kathryn Reed The economy in the Lake Tahoe Basin is in the toilet from many, on par for some, and better than average for others. The phone recording at Adventure Mountain Lake Tahoe is from Jan. 2. It says the sledding hill atop Echo Summit is “closed because of low snow conditions.” This is […]

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  • Nevada 3rd most popular state for movers

    Nevada 3rd most popular state for movers

    By Jason Hidalgo, Reno Gazette-Journal Nevada is moving up as a popular destination for folks looking to, well, make a move. The Silver State ranked among the top places in the nation that posted a higher rate of people moving in versus people moving out last year, according to separate reports from two moving companies. […]

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  • Brown’s final budget stashes billions in reserve

    Brown’s final budget stashes billions in reserve

    By Adam Ashton, Sacramento Bee In his 16th and final year as governor, Jerry Brown is using a surplus to stash away billions of dollars in reserves that would help his successor weather a recession while boosting some of his signature programs. He’s proposed a $190.3 billion spending plan on Wednesday that accelerates funding for […]

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  • El Dorado County VHR issue getting political

    El Dorado County VHR issue getting political

    By Kathryn Reed A bit of political gamesmanship appears to be overshadowing the vacation home rental debate in El Dorado County. Jan. 9 was the last agenda Supervisor Shiva Frentzen got to set as chair of the board because the annual reorganization occurred that day. (Supervisor Mike Ranalli is now chair and Supervisor Sue Novasel […]

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  • 2017 was costliest year ever in U.S. for weather

    2017 was costliest year ever in U.S. for weather

    By Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle    Last year’s devastating floods and fires in California combined with hurricanes and other natural disasters to wreak unprecedented financial damage on the United States, the federal government reported Monday. The nation endured 16 weather and climate events that inflicted $1 billion or more apiece in damage in 2017, […]

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  • 18 states may introduce sports betting bills in 2018

    18 states may introduce sports betting bills in 2018

    By Wayne Parry, AP ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A new report predicts 18 states will introduce bills to regulate sports betting this year, with 11 having a good chance of passing legislation. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which tracks gambling legislation nationwide, says that’s just the minimum; the firm predicts more than 30 states could introduce […]

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  • Sierra, Squaw turn Olympic dreams into reality

    Sierra, Squaw turn Olympic dreams into reality

    By Susan Wood When the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, surge into our consciousness next month, retired alpine ski racer Marco Sullivan’s snow-filled mind is sure to drift to another mountain. Sullivan, like many before and expectedly after him, grew up gracing the slopes of Squaw Valley. Squaw, like its southern Lake Tahoe counterpart […]

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