• Convoluted process for 2 SLT city manager candidates

    Convoluted process for 2 SLT city manager candidates

    By Kathryn Reed It could be a matter of days before the next city manager of South Lake Tahoe is named. The City Council is interviewing two candidates today and a quasi-public panel will interview the men Monday. Councilman Bill Crawford is declining to be part of today’s process. “I’m not participating in the selection […]

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  • Animals, children steal show at El Dorado County Fair

    Animals, children steal show at El Dorado County Fair

    By Kathryn Reed PLACERVILLE — Brooks & Dunn are right, cowgirls don’t cry. With bodies flying, sheep stomping on or near them, and the crowd whopping it up, it was the young girls who got up, dusted themselves off and looked like they were ready to ride the bulls in the pen behind the arena. […]

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  • USFS, El Dorado County settle Meyers Landfill lawsuit

    USFS, El Dorado County settle Meyers Landfill lawsuit

    By Kathryn Reed The 19-year-old Meyers Landfill lawsuit is over. Final approval is expected today or Monday, with all parties signing the agreement by June 23. “Needless to say, I am happy to see that this day has finally arrived,” El Dorado County Supervisor Norma Santiago told Lake Tahoe News. The 26-acre site off Pioneer […]

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  • Mobile businesses under scrutiny on South Shore

    Mobile businesses under scrutiny on South Shore

    By Kathryn Reed Even though South Lake Tahoe adopted a resolution in July 2004 authorizing mobile vending services to operate in town, no regulations came with it. That is likely to change next week when the City Council is expected to discuss an ordinance regulating these businesses. There was a short discussion during the first […]

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  • LTCC, Bijou Park fuel project to be done without chain saws

    LTCC, Bijou Park fuel project to be done without chain saws

    By Kathryn Reed Thousands of trees will be removed from nearly 200 acres in the heart of South Lake Tahoe this month. The fuels reduction project is concentrated on the campus of Lake Tahoe Community College and across Al Tahoe Boulevard at Bijou Community Park. Work will not interfere with graduation or the upcoming disc […]

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  • Digging for Washoe artifacts delays Sawmill bike path

    Digging for Washoe artifacts delays Sawmill bike path

    By Kathryn Reed Cultural resources belonging to the Washoe Indians have delayed construction of the extension of the Sawmill Bike Trail for at least one year. The Washoe summered in Lake Tahoe and fished in the Upper Truckee River. Their presence is throughout the South Shore. El Dorado County officials, the ones behind the trail […]

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  • Tahoe Queen and ‘Twainiacs’ come out on top

    Tahoe Queen and ‘Twainiacs’ come out on top

    By Austin Fay Blue waters churned as throngs of people gathered along the lake to top off the South Shore Summer Series with an old-fashioned sternwheeler race. The water, however, was not so summery — the tradition of the losing captain walking the plank into the lake was nixed. “It was a little too nippy […]

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  • Watery, snowy trail make it impossible to find destination

    Watery, snowy trail make it impossible to find destination

    By Kathryn Reed Snowshoes would have been more useful than hiking boots. Poles really would have been welcome. A trail would have been the best thing to have. Such are the hazards of hiking in spring in Lake Tahoe. Two weeks ago a jaunt to Lily Lake was interrupted by gobs of snow. So much […]

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  • Millions in grant dollars keep public entities afloat

    Millions in grant dollars keep public entities afloat

    By Kathryn Reed Even in these economic times, grants continue to be available to public agencies, often from other public agencies. In the 2009-10 South Lake Tahoe budget, the capital improvement program is receiving 35 percent of its budget from federal grants and 29 percent from state grants. That can be partially broken down to […]

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