• Chamber execs weigh in on SnowGlobe

    Chamber execs weigh in on SnowGlobe

    By Kathryn Reed SnowGlobe can be a divisive topic even in the heat of summer. For those who are bothered by the electronic music festival, their angst never really goes away. Tami Wallace of the South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and Steve Teshara with Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce flanked South Lake Tahoe […]

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  • FAA: Pilot in fatal Truckee plane crash had expired medical certificate

    FAA: Pilot in fatal Truckee plane crash had expired medical certificate

    By Jordan Cutler-Tietjen, Sacramento Bee The pilot whose private plane crashed south of Truckee on Tuesday morning was flying with an expired medical certificate, according to multiple sources. Flying without a medical certificate is an illegal violation of Federal Aviation Administration regulations, according to Ian Gregor, public affairs manager for the FAA’s Pacific Division. The […]

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  • Harrah’s-Harveys to have year-round paid parking

    Harrah’s-Harveys to have year-round paid parking

    Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe will implement a paid valet and self-parking program beginning July 30.  This new parking policy will operate continuously 24/7 throughout the year. Different parking rates will apply to high season (summer and ski season) and low demand season, and will be fixed at $25 for self-park and $30 for valet […]

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  • Calif. is prepping for extreme weather

    Calif. is prepping for extreme weather

    By Henry Fountain, New York Times   For years, there has been a movement in California to restore floodplains, by moving levees back from rivers and planting trees, shrubs and grasses in the low-lying land between. The goal has been to go back in time, to bring back some of the habitat for birds, animals […]

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  • Driver admits guilt in fatal Cave Rock DUI

    Driver admits guilt in fatal Cave Rock DUI

    A woman involved in a fatal DUI accident at Cave Rock last summer pleaded guilty this week to causing death and causing substantial bodily harm while driving under the influence. Kimberly Ann Davis, 40, of Carson City faces up to 40 years in prison. Sranthon Bunnag, 52, of Thailand was a passenger in the vehicle. […]

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  • South Tahoe man accused of arson, robbery

    South Tahoe man accused of arson, robbery

    A South Lake Tahoe man was arrested this week after allegedly starting several fires and robbing someone in his family. Eric Almdale, 43, was arrested on charges of arson of an inhabited dwelling and robbery. Police arrested Almdale after he was allegedly using a knife to tear up the waiting room at Barton Memorial Hospital. […]

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  • No toxins detected at Wright’s Lake

    No toxins detected at Wright’s Lake

    By Mountain Democrat On July 9 staff from the Central Valley Regional Water Control Board were at Wright’s Lake collecting water samples after an unusual algal bloom that was reported at the lake. The algal bloom was suspected of being benthic cyanobacteria, a blue-green algae that produces a toxin that can be deadly to humans […]

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  • Court removes from ballot measure to split Calif.

    Court removes from ballot measure to split Calif.

    By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times   The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Wednesday to remove from the November ballot a measure aimed at dividing California into three states. The decision was a defeat for Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist considered an eccentric entrepreneur who spent $1.2 million on the measure. Four years […]

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  • South Lake Tahoe cops: Phish fans filthy

    South Lake Tahoe cops: Phish fans filthy

    Phish started its summer concert tour in Stateline on July 17 by leaving a foul smell next door in California. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department sent out this tweet the next day, “@phish Please help spread the word to your following to help protect our National Treasure and respect our residents/visitors. We will be […]

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  • Hwy. 50 improvements made in Zephyr Cove

    Hwy. 50 improvements made in Zephyr Cove

    Nevada Department of Transportation crews on July 17 completed the installation of pedestrian safety improvements on Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove. Previously, there was one constantly-flashing pedestrian crossing light at the intersection of Highway 50 and Lake Shore Boulevard. NDOT has enhanced the pedestrian crossing with the following pedestrian safety improvements: The previous signal was […]

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