• SLT struggles to cultivate workable pot regulations

    SLT struggles to cultivate workable pot regulations

    By Kathryn Reed The future of recreational marijuana and even expanded medicinal offerings in South Lake Tahoe remains hazy. It might become a littler clearer after Tuesday’s cannabis workshop being led by the City Council. The focus is on retail sales in the city limits. The meeting begins at 5pm Feb. 20 at Tahoe Beach […]

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  • Study: Cloud seeding really does work

    Study: Cloud seeding really does work

    By Matt Weiser, Water Deeply   Cloud seeding has become big business worldwide as a means to boost water supplies. Utilities and governments spend tens of millions of dollars on the process, which is especially common in Western states that rely on winter snowpack to meet year-round water demand. The basic process involves spraying silver iodide […]

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  • Wearable technologies help Olympians

    Wearable technologies help Olympians

    By Jaci VanHeest, The Conversation As Fitbits and other wearable activity monitors change how regular people exercise and track their activity, they’re having similar effects on how Olympians train and recover between workouts. It’s long been common for coaches to use video cameras to show athletes what their form and movements look like, to track […]

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  • Little consensus on VHR issues in El Dorado County

    Little consensus on VHR issues in El Dorado County

    By Kathryn Reed MEYERS – The conversation has not changed. Proponents: Vacation home rentals are a fact of life in a tourist town. Opponents: VHRs ruin neighborhoods. This week Sue Novasel and Mike Ranalli, the two El Dorado County supervisors who make up the ad hoc VHR committee, got an earful from people about the […]

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  • Prepping skis for Olympics is art and science

    Prepping skis for Olympics is art and science

    By Julie Brown, Powder    For the world’s most elite ski racers, when a win on the World Cup is a matter of hundredths of seconds, the right tune can make or break a competition. Which is why every ski racer has a person whose job it is to make sure the skis are tuned […]

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  • Water conservation slipping in California

    Water conservation slipping in California

    By Paul Rogers, Bay Area News Group As California suffers through another dry winter, increasing fears that drought conditions may be returning, the state’s residents are dropping conservation habits that were developed during the last drought and steadily increasing their water use with each passing month. A new analysis of state water records by this […]

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  • Toxic plume a concern for SLT water companies

    Toxic plume a concern for SLT water companies

    By Kathryn Reed Cleaning up the groundwater contamination at the Y area of South Lake Tahoe is moving at a glacial pace. And while more than 60 people last week attended a meeting at Lake Tahoe Airport about PCE, or tetrachloroethylene, not much new was presented by the three water agencies affected by the solvent […]

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  • Tahoe funding source at risk under Trump plan

    Tahoe funding source at risk under Trump plan

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal A Nevada-based program that’s generated more than $300 million to improve Lake Tahoe would take a funding hit under one federal budget proposal. On Monday the Interior Department published a budget brief that includes a proposal to take $230 million from the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act over the next […]

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  • Making skis strong enough for Olympians

    Making skis strong enough for Olympians

    By Marc Zupan, The Conversation Olympians expect top-notch performance from their minds and bodies, but they get crucial advantages from the very best equipment for their sports and the weather conditions they’re competing in. Skis, for example, must stand up to near-constant changes in stress during races. The ideal ski provides a stiff and rigid […]

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