• Oktoberfest, Kokanee festivals today

    Oktoberfest, Kokanee festivals today

    With a high of 44 degrees expected today, be sure to bundle up when heading out to Camp Richardson for the annual Oktoberfest or to the Kokanee Festival at Taylor Creek. Oktoberfest has plenty of beer and food to consume. Artists are ready to sell you some of their work. Hay rides are part of […]

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  • Landscape photographer releases second book

    Landscape photographer releases second book

    Sierra Nevada based landscape photographer Elizabeth Carmel is releasing her latest book on Nov. 1 — “The Changing Range of Light – Portraits of the Sierra Nevada. The book combines Carmel’s landscape photography with important information about how the depicted landscapes are threatened by climate change. This collection of photographs captures both the intimate details […]

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  • Female impersonators rival real stars

    Female impersonators rival real stars

      By Kathryn Reed The face of Carnival Cabaret lives on even though his voice has been silenced. Hunter — his legal and stage name — did such an incredible rendition of Cher that it was hard to know it wasn’t her, let alone it was a man in those outrageous costumes. Hunter’s image was […]

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  • Douglas Explorers 2nd overall at regional competition

    Douglas Explorers 2nd overall at regional competition

    Cadets of Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post No. 2015 won numerous top honors at a Law Enforcement Explorer Cadet competition in Paso Robles Sept. 24-26. The 10th Annual Central Coast Law Enforcement Explorer Competition hosted 521 law enforcement explorer cadets from 47 various law enforcement agencies throughout California and Nevada. The competition was extremely […]

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  • USFS cabins offer a unique twist to Tahoe living

    USFS cabins offer a unique twist to Tahoe living

    By Kathryn Reed In the early 1900s, Congress allowed the U.S. Forest Service to lease cabins in an attempt to get more people to use the National Forests which were then in their infancy. And use them they did. The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the USFS oversees 594 Recreation Residence Special Use Permits […]

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  • Free shuttle makes Apple Hill easy to visit

    Free shuttle makes Apple Hill easy to visit

    El Dorado Transit will once again operate the free Apple Hill Shuttle, every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm, Oct. 3-25. For the second consecutive year, shuttle parking will be available at a second parking lot in Camino. Free shuttle parking will be offered at Schnell School in Placerville and the U.S. Forest Services […]

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  • SLT postal workers rewarded

    SLT postal workers rewarded

    By Kathryn Reed An injury rate of 76 percent below the average for post offices is one reason the employees of the main office in South Lake Tahoe were honored by the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration. A slew of dignitaries expressed their appreciation for the hard work of the staff at the Al Tahoe […]

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  • Tahoe City resort goes green

    Tahoe City resort goes green

    Lake Tahoe’s Granlibakken Resort has been named a Green Business in Placer County by Keep the Sierra Green, a bi-state partnership designed to recognize area organizations that practice sustainable ecological and economic practices. Granlibakken is one of the first to receive this recognition from the newly formed organization. Companies in Truckee, Incline Village, Crystal Bay, […]

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  • Mardi Gras of motorcycling

    Mardi Gras of motorcycling

    By Brenda Knox RENO — There is nothing like the rumble of loud pipes and the smell of leather to let you know you’re in motorcycle heaven. Ever since getting my Harley in May, I’ve been looking forward to Street Vibrations Reno 2009. Since it’s in my backyard, it was an event I did not […]

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  • Festival of Trees and Lights

    Festival of Trees and Lights

    Denise Sloan Smart, Barton Health A holiday festival is in the works and the fun begins now. The Barton Foundation is hosting its first “Festival of Trees and Lights” Dec. 3-6 at MontBleu casino in Stateline and the community can join the fun before winter sets in. Volunteer opportunities abound: Santa’s helpers, children’s face painters, […]

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