• Small Nev. businesses struggle to find qualified workers

    Small Nev. businesses struggle to find qualified workers

    By Bailey Schulz, Las Vegas Review-Journal Small-business owners in Nevada have hit a wall finding employees with the right skill sets. A 2018 survey by Nevada State Bank and Applied Analysis found more than two-thirds of businesses find it somewhat or very difficult to recruit qualified candidates. The state’s education system and a lack of […]

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  • Wildfire risks are high again this year

    Wildfire risks are high again this year

    By Ragan Adams, The Conversation Memorial Day marks the traditional opening of the summer travel season. This year the American Automobile Association projects that more than 41.5 million Americans will hit the road over Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in a dozen years. For many years, AAA […]

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  • Ballpark blends history with modern conveniences

    Ballpark blends history with modern conveniences

    By Kathryn Reed ATLANTA – Baseball may be a simple game – hit, catch, throw – but the history, the competition, the nuances of the game, the pageantry are what make it magical. Unlike football and basketball where the dimensions of the field and court never change, the same is not true for baseball parks. […]

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  • Judge: USFWS illegally denied bi-state sage grouse listing

    Judge: USFWS illegally denied bi-state sage grouse listing

    By Scott Sonner, AP The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted illegally in 2015 when it denied Endangered Species Act protection for a distinct population of bi-state sage grouse in California and Nevada, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero in San Francisco said in an 85-page opinion that the […]

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  • North Tahoe firefighting in the 1950s

    North Tahoe firefighting in the 1950s

    By Pat Dillon, Moonshine Ink A gleaming red fire engine roars by, a paramedic ambulance close behind. Arriving at the scene, the firefighters attack the fire, assess the wrecked car, or stabilize the sick or injured person. On the North Shore, we’re fortunate to have the expertise and equipment to handle almost any emergency, but […]

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  • Kingsbury Grade a defining climb for Amgen racers

    Kingsbury Grade a defining climb for Amgen racers

    By Ashton Lyle Thousands of residents came out to watch as the Amgen Tour of California cycling race return to South Lake Tahoe on Friday. The women started the day with Stage 2, a 67-mile loop running into the Carson Valley, with a start and finish at Heavenly Mountain Resort’s Cal Lodge. The day also […]

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  • NCAA tourney games now possible in Reno

    NCAA tourney games now possible in Reno

    By Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal The NCAA has long considered Nevada taboo territory for hosting its championship events, citing the state’s legalized sports betting, but that policy changed Thursday. The organization, in a press release addressing the Supreme Court’s decision to allow sports wagering across the nation, said: “Also in response to the Supreme Court […]

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  • Confederate landmark near Tahoe could get Native American name

    Confederate landmark near Tahoe could get Native American name

    By Mike Moffitt, San Francisco Chronicle   A distinctive peak near Lake Tahoe may not keep its controversial name much longer. Alpine County supervisors have recommended that Jeff Davis Peak be renamed “Da-ek Dow Go-et,” a name proposed by the Hung-A-Lel-Ti Woodfords Washoe tribe. “Da-ek Dow Go-et” means “saddle between points.” The proposed name change […]

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  • EDC supe candidates face off in debate-style forum

    EDC supe candidates face off in debate-style forum

    By Susan Wood Come June, it appears the South Shore constituency wants the winner among the four candidates running for the El Dorado County District 5 seat to think quick on his or her feet. By the way – Kenny Curtzwiler, Sue Novasel, Norma Santiago and Jeffrey Spencer (in alphabetical order), if elected, people also […]

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  • Water planners work to enhance snowpack data

    Water planners work to enhance snowpack data

    By Christine Souza, AgAlert Access to precise, real-time data about the amount of water in the Sierra Nevada snowpack has become more critical than ever, California water managers say, in order to assist them in making informed decisions about an ever-less-predictable supply of water. That’s why water managers came to a panel discussion about advancements […]

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