• Vail Resorts buys Bay Area snow-sports website

    Vail Resorts buys Bay Area snow-sports website

    By Mark Harden, Denver Business Journal Vail Resorts Inc. said Friday it has acquired Mountain News Corp. (MNC), which operates the snow-sports website OnTheSnow.com. In a statement, the Broomfield-based ski-resort operator and real estate company (NYSE: MTN) said it will operate Orinda, Calif.-based MNC as a separate business, and that its editorial content “will be […]

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  • $5.5 mil. will restore Tahoe Vista wetlands

    $5.5 mil. will restore Tahoe Vista wetlands

    Placer County’s cleanup efforts of an abandoned concrete batch plant on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe have been bolstered by the awarding of three grants, totaling $600,000, toward restoration efforts in the Snow Creek wetlands. The restoration project, managed by the Placer County Department of Public Works Tahoe Engineering Division, will address water quality […]

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  • Delinquent TOT in South Lake Tahoe adds up to $569,476

    Delinquent TOT in South Lake Tahoe adds up to $569,476

    By Kathryn Reed South Lake Tahoe hotels owe the city more than a half million dollars in taxes and penalties. The properties are deliberately not paying the city the transient occupancy tax they collect. City Attorney Patrick Enright was back in court this week fighting to get the $43,000 Inn at Heavenly owes. The TOT […]

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  • Truckee DUI checkpoint on Friday

    Truckee DUI checkpoint on Friday

    The Truckee Police Department in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol and the Grass Valley Police Department will have a DUI checkpoint on May 28. Additionally, Truckee PD is participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which runs through June 6. The focus of this program is to make sure all drivers and […]

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  • Harrah’s dragged into CalPERS-Villalobos controversy

    Harrah’s dragged into CalPERS-Villalobos controversy

    By Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee Alfred Villalobos, the former CalPERS board member accused of bribing pension fund officials, has squandered $68 million of his fortune and owes more money to one casino than he has in cash, the state said Wednesday. In a court filing, the state revealed fresh allegations about Villalobos’ spending habits in […]

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  • Donner Lake diesel spill contained

    Donner Lake diesel spill contained

    By Lenita Powers, Reno Gazette-Journal Thousands of gallons of diesel fuel that threatened Donner Lake after a tanker truck overturned early Wednesday has been contained, and the spill will have no impact on Truckee Meadows Water Authority customers, Bill Hauck of TMWA said Wednesday. “At this point, only a limited amount of diesel fuel actually […]

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  • Lakefront luxury condos ready to be built in S. Tahoe

    Lakefront luxury condos ready to be built in S. Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed Five multi-million dollar condominiums will replace a rundown building that looks like a relic from an architectural era that would be best not repeated. Tahoe Lakeview LLC had the final subdivision map and condominium plan approved by the South Lake Tahoe City Council last week. TRPA permits are already in hand. Don […]

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  • Memorial Day weekend DUI checkpoints

    Memorial Day weekend DUI checkpoints

    The Avoid the 6 DUI Campaign will be deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols to continue efforts toward arresting drunken drivers, lowering deaths and injuries, and educating the public about the dangers of impaired driving. As the summer season kicks off at the end of May holiday travelers, […]

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  • Future of polystyrene in South Tahoe up in the air

    Future of polystyrene in South Tahoe up in the air

    By Kathryn Reed Will Styrofoam be banned from use in South Lake Tahoe? It’s what the Sustainability Commission wants and recommended to the City Council this month. But the council was mum on its opinion about getting rid of the product that many restaurants use for to-go containers. The problem with polystyrene is it doesn’t […]

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  • MV Transit set to put brakes on South Shore bus service

    MV Transit set to put brakes on South Shore bus service

    Publisher’s note: Updated May 28, 2010, at 11:55am. By Kathryn Reed MV Transit may walk away from its three-year contract to provide bus service to the South Shore of Lake Tahoe if something isn’t done about the more than $2 million it is owed. The Fairfield-based company entered the contract Aug. 1, 2009. On May […]

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