• Alleged Truckee flag burner arrested

    Alleged Truckee flag burner arrested

    By KOLO-TV A Truckee man was booked Saturday on an arson charge after allegedly burning a store’s U.S. flag. The Truckee Police Department said a U.S. Army veteran donated a flag which officers hung to replace the damaged flag. Joshua Everett Lozon, 27, was booked Saturday morning on suspicion of committing arson. Read the whole […]

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  • National park ozone pollution rivals large cities

    National park ozone pollution rivals large cities

    By David Keiser, Gabriel E. Lade and Ivan Rudik Most Americans associate U.S. national parks with pristine environments that represent the very best of nature. In the 1916 law that established the National Park Service, Congress directed the new agency to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein […]

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  • 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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