• Bond of friendship stronger with Lou Gehrig diagnosis

    Bond of friendship stronger with Lou Gehrig diagnosis

    By Susan Wood When John Winkelman wakes up Christmas morning, the 1977 South Tahoe High School graduate and his class buddies will have the comfort of knowing they share the greatest gift of all – an everlasting friendship that long sustains the presence of the person. Two years into it, Winkelman is dying of Amyotrophic […]

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  • Sno-Flake celebrating 50 years of flipping burgers in Tahoe

    Sno-Flake celebrating 50 years of flipping burgers in Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed Even after being harassed by his family every night for years that he smelled like French fries when he came home from work doesn’t keep Bill Schneider away from the Sno-Flake Drive-In. He and his wife, Trudy, eat at the old-style hamburger joint every time they come to South Lake Tahoe – […]

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  • Creditors to foreclose on SLT convention center; Lane out

    Creditors to foreclose on SLT convention center; Lane out

    By Kathryn Reed Randy Lane and John Serpa are no longer involved in the would-be convention center project in South Lake Tahoe. The two men who ran Lake Tahoe Development Company and sunk about $90 million of their money in the 11-acre site must walk away with only concrete and rebar to show for their […]

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  • Weather historian to delve into Sierra’s winter wonders

    Weather historian to delve into Sierra’s winter wonders

    By Susan Wood Think globally, act locally. Weather historian Mark McLaughlin is expected to bring this mantra to life when he addresses an extremely topical topic on Thursday at the Explore Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe. McLaughlin has the spotlight for the center’s second annual winter speaker series with his talk called “Reign of the […]

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  • Wicked weather creates slushy mess throughout Lake Tahoe

    Wicked weather creates slushy mess throughout Lake Tahoe

    Updated Dec. 20 9:52am: Six inches of fluffy snow fell overnight in South Lake Tahoe and it hasn’t stopped. “Most of the roads in the county, both up there at the lake and down here in the valley, have ice on them. So far this morning we have had eight multi-vehicle traffic accidents — luckily […]

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  • Tree falls onto chairlift cable, no serious injuries at Sierra

    Tree falls onto chairlift cable, no serious injuries at Sierra

    By Kathryn Reed A treetop fell onto the cable of the West Bowl chairlift at Sierra-at-Tahoe this morning, bouncing a handful of people out of the chair and onto the slope. No one was seriously injured. The skiers were treated by ski patrol and the doctor at the resort on Highway 50 on the outskirts […]

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  • Caltrans to work on South Shore highways for years

    Caltrans to work on South Shore highways for years

    By Kathryn Reed Peering at a Caltrans work map, the highways on the South Shore look like they will be under construction for several years. Eight of the 10 projects are for water quality; the other two are labeled intersection projects. Mike Cook, who oversees the projects for this area, gave an update to the […]

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  • Tamarack Lodge opens today at Heavenly Mountain Resort

    Tamarack Lodge opens today at Heavenly Mountain Resort

    By Kathryn Reed Something dramatically different is in store for skiers at Heavenly Mountain Resort today – the first new lodge in 30 years at the South Shore resort is open. With 40-foot windows giving expansive views to the slopes and an interior that barely feels like you’ve left the woods, the multi-million dollar Tamarack […]

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  • Postal Service predicts busiest day of year to be Dec. 20

    Postal Service predicts busiest day of year to be Dec. 20

    By Kathryn Reed For many people this is the one time of year when there is something in the mail besides bills and unwanted solicitations. It’s also the time of year when anyone and everyone associated with U.S. Postal Service barely has time to take a break. “It’s a fun time of year – giving […]

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  • S. Tahoe City Council violates Brown Act at first meeting

    S. Tahoe City Council violates Brown Act at first meeting

    By Kathryn Reed On the first day on the job, Claire Fortier learned it takes more than desire to get what she wants as an elected official. During council member comments Dec. 14, she proposed forming a citizens’ committee to look into what happened to the stalled Lakeview Commons project. “I feel like we are […]

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