• DIY store in South Tahoe granted permit to sell lumber

    DIY store in South Tahoe granted permit to sell lumber

    By Kathryn Reed Lumber will be able to be bought on a Sunday sometime this summer on the South Shore. This is because on Thursday afternoon the South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission agreed to DIY’s special use permit that would allow the store to sell lumber. The controversial store – at least when it was […]

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  • Lahontan board on road to allow chemicals in Lake Tahoe

    Lahontan board on road to allow chemicals in Lake Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed Milfoil is a problem weed that will be allowed to continue to flourish in 2011. But 2012 could be a different story. On Wednesday night the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board heard a presentation on the Pesticide Basin Plan Amendment that would allow chemicals to be used on a limited basis […]

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  • DCSD approves budget that started with $6 mil. hole

    DCSD approves budget that started with $6 mil. hole

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE — The final cuts to close what had been a $6 million budget gap were made Tuesday night by the Douglas County School District board of trustees. It was a somber mood for much of the five-hour meeting at Kahle Community Center. This venue provided ample room for the more than […]

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  • Fishing season in Lake Tahoe lures locals and tourists

    Fishing season in Lake Tahoe lures locals and tourists

    By Susan Wood With a whale of a fish already caught in Emerald Bay this spring, the 2011 fishing season may turn out to be a memorable one for Lake Tahoe enthusiasts and guides. The little tykes and younger set have received a boost from the state and the El Dorado County community because Sawmill […]

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  • Lake Tahoe real estate in stabilization mode

    Lake Tahoe real estate in stabilization mode

    By Susan Wood Lake Tahoe real estate agents and sellers hope to spring into a new season of renewal in this hard-hit industry. But most admit in this economy, it will take a lot of special treatment and unique touches to get buyers through the door and on the deed. “Consumer confidence is a little […]

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  • Napa Valley isn’t just about wine — it’s good for camping

    Napa Valley isn’t just about wine — it’s good for camping

    By Kathryn Reed CALISTOGA – Camping at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park almost had us forgetting about all the nearby vineyards. This 2,000-acre park is quiet despite its proximity to Highway 29, the main artery through the Wine Country. Tucked into the hills, the vegetation – and tents – reminds us why we are here. It’s […]

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  • Nevada bikeway route gets environmental green light

    Nevada bikeway route gets environmental green light

    By Susan Wood INCLINE VILLAGE — A critical step in the Nevada Stateline-to-Stateline bikeway project was accepted Friday by the Tahoe Transportation District, an arm of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency tasked with such issues. The public comment period ended for the environmental assessment. Now, the U.S. Forest Service and TRPA need to approve it. […]

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  • Fire weather station going up this summer

    Fire weather station going up this summer

    By Susan Wood Come summer, Smokey Bear could be more accurate on forecasts than weather reporters. And he’s probably kept his job longer — since 1944. The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit plans to erect in Meyers a fire weather station that looks like a cross between a tripod and a spaceship. Still, this $15,000 […]

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  • New South Shore recreation measure slides into first base

    New South Shore recreation measure slides into first base

    By Susan Wood It may have the makings of a great novel — perceived sexism, money and the law. A proposed measure to go before El Dorado County voters in November to fund recreation improvements for ball fields and bike trails as an altered version of Measure S passed its first hurdle with the city. […]

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  • South Tahoe’s mid-year finances show improvement

    South Tahoe’s mid-year finances show improvement

    By Susan Wood In the quest for the green or even the black, South Lake Tahoe’s government finances appear on paper to be much rosier than the figures tallied last year at this time – at least for now. The redevelopment picture could change that. The City Council heard and filed a mid-year budget report […]

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