• South Tahoe redevelopment may cost other entities millions

    South Tahoe redevelopment may cost other entities millions

    Updated Jan. 16 5:40pm: The meeting with the city staff and STPUD board has been moved to Feb. 18. By Kathryn Reed To some it might like look like a shell game. Or maybe it’s robbing Peter to pay Paul. Or maybe it’s all on the up and up. The problem with projected redevelopment areas […]

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  • Sam Borges 1924-2010

    Sam Borges 1924-2010

    By Kathryn Reed Sam Borges, the man who built Borges Sleigh Rides, died Jan. 11, 2010. He was 85. Mr. Borges died peacefully with his family beside him. Born in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 21, 1924, Mr. Borges was industrious from an early age. He moved with his mother and younger sister to California when […]

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  • South Tahoe not in a hurry to find permanent police chief

    South Tahoe not in a hurry to find permanent police chief

    By Kathryn Reed When Martin Hewlett walks into the City Council chambers this morning he won’t be relegated to the back of the room. He will be at the big table at the front of the room. Hewlett is acting police chief for South Lake Tahoe for the indefinite future. His first day on the […]

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  • South Shore Olympic reporter tells stories from 1960

    South Shore Olympic reporter tells stories from 1960

    By Kathryn Reed “I was too naïve to understand it was special,” Del Laine says. “I was excited to be there. The internationality of it.” Now, 50 years later, Laine appreciates the work she did as a journalist covering the Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley from Feb. 18-28, 1960. She was 29 years old, with […]

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  • Rahlves turns it up a notch in skiercross

    Rahlves turns it up a notch in skiercross

    Daron Rahlves left the world of downhill competition to start a second career in skiercross. The 36-year-old trains at Sugar Bowl. Why did you choose this resort?: For the skiing and to work with the Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy. Sugar Bowl has an outstanding race arena for training and the team has full […]

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  • El Dorado 1 of 13 counties to not go after state IHSS grants

    El Dorado 1 of 13 counties to not go after state IHSS grants

    By Kathryn Reed Forty-five of the 58 counties in California are sharing millions of dollars in state grants to combat fraud in In-Home Supportive Services programs. El Dorado County is not one of them. This is because the county did not apply for grant, not because the county doesn’t have fraud. “(Fraud) is definitely out […]

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  • Potential buyer wants to turn Bill’s into strip club

    Potential buyer wants to turn Bill’s into strip club

    By Kathryn Reed A strip club. That’s what Bill’s Casino may become. Potential proprietor Mike Laub and Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini met Monday to discuss the idea. The sheriff’s department issues alcohol and adult entertainment licenses. But it’s the county commissioners who first must approve the licenses. When Laub tried to open a strip […]

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  • Hammer time at Harrah’s

    Hammer time at Harrah’s

    By Mark Earnest, Reno Gazette-Journal MC Hammer spent some more time in the spotlight this past year, with a reality show about his family, the start of a dance-oriented Web site, frequent updates on Twitter and his blog, and a new album in the works titled “DanceJam: The Music.” Yet, like other musical artists who […]

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  • Anderson on track to conquer halfpipe

    Anderson on track to conquer halfpipe

    Jamie Anderson, 19, is one of the top female snowboarders in the world. She dominates slopestyle events. She is aiming for the Olympic halfpipe team — slopestyle is not an Olympic event. Home resort: Sierra-at-Tahoe Why did you choose this resort?: Because it’s close to home and it happens to be the best! How often […]

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  • Emotionless father sentenced for killing 4-year-old son

    Emotionless father sentenced for killing 4-year-old son

    By Kathryn Reed A two-hour sentencing hearing may have seemed long for the more than 50 people in the courtroom, but for those who had to wait 24 years to hear a judge say Ulysses Roberson would spend 15 years to life in prison, it was time well spent Wednesday afternoon. Roberson, who last month […]

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