• 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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  • SLT outlines financial impact from VHR ban

    SLT outlines financial impact from VHR ban

    By Kathryn Reed It’s official – the voters of South Lake Tahoe will decide in November the future of vacation home rentals outside the tourist core area. Per the city staff report on July 17, “The initiative would ban VHR rentals in residential zones following a three-year amortization period, with exception of qualified VHR rentals […]

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  • Morse raises more than three times as much as McClintock

    Morse raises more than three times as much as McClintock

    By Emily Cadei, Sacramento Bee Democratic challenger Jessica Morse outraised Republican Rep. Tom McClintock by a more than three-to-one margin as the two geared up for a general election clash in the 4th District congressional race. McClintock, however, started July with slightly more money in the bank. The five-term incumbent raised $112,000 in the six-week […]

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  • 2 dead, 1 hurt in Truckee airplane crash

    2 dead, 1 hurt in Truckee airplane crash

    Update 7:38pm: By Jordan Cutler-Tietjen, Sacramento Bee   Two victims have died and another was transported to a hospital after a small private plane crashed in a meadow south of Truckee, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office tweeted. Pilot Kenneth Whitall-Scherfee, 60, of Carmichael was identified as one of the dead by the sheriff’s office Tuesday […]

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  • Bus system on South Shore limping along

    Bus system on South Shore limping along

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – While the word “bankruptcy” has not been floated publicly among the Tahoe Transportation District staff and board, the bus system it runs on the South Shore is sputtering to stay solvent. Interestingly, Carl Hasty, who manages the bi-state transit agency, mentioned at the July 13 meeting that it was eight […]

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  • The West can learn about forest fires from Fla.

    The West can learn about forest fires from Fla.

    By Kyle Dickman, Outside Fire has always been a part of the landscape. The mistake we made was trying to stop it—something Florida never did. Joe O’Brien, a research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service, tucks his helmet into his chest, steals a breath of clean air, and steps closer to the fire now engulfing […]

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  • State grant helps SLTPD increase enforcement

    State grant helps SLTPD increase enforcement

    A $95,519 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control allowed the South Lake Tahoe Police Department in the last year to target alcohol related problems and problems at locations that serve alcohol. The department was able to make additional officers available for events like SnowGlobe, Live at Lakeview and holiday weekends including the 4th of […]

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  • Nev. may save millions with switch to state-based program

    Nev. may save millions with switch to state-based program

    By Jessie Bekker, Las Vegas Review-Journal Nevada’s health insurance marketplace, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, is one step closer to transitioning onto a state-based operation. A $24.4 million, five-year contract with vendor GetInsured is set to save the state around $6 million annually starting in 2020 compared to using the federal enrollment platform, Healthcare.gov. […]

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