• Snow is on its way

    Snow is on its way

    Apparently all those snow calls at last week’s Sierra-at-Tahoe party were heard because the forecast for the next few days is for a bunch of white stuff in Lake Tahoe. Snow and rain is supposed to arrive tonight, with a couple inches accumulating at lake level. This means even more will be falling on the […]

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  • Tahoe economy dependent on skiers

    Tahoe economy dependent on skiers

    By Kathryn Reed For the person schussing down one of the myriad slopes in and around Lake Tahoe, it’s all about fun. For the people running the resort, it’s a business. Skiing impacts a variety of industries – lodging, restaurants, massage, retail and others. If the resorts don’t do well, no one does well. The […]

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  • Air ambulance crashes near Reno, 3 dead

    Air ambulance crashes near Reno, 3 dead

    Tom Darby, KOH AM-780 A Mountain Life Flight Helicopter out of Susanville crashed this morning 15 miles north of the Nevada-California stateline. Three crew members on board are confirmed dead at this time. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident. The flight was on a return flight from transporting a patient to Renown […]

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  • Veteran attorney takes Nancy Garrido case

    Veteran attorney takes Nancy Garrido case

    By Sam Stanton, Sacramento Bee The intrigue over who will serve as accused kidnapper Nancy Garrido’s attorney continued Thursday as a judge in Placerville appointed a new attorney to replace the one he removed last week. Veteran defense attorney Stephen A. Tapson was appointed Thursday to represent Garrido at least until a hearing on the […]

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  • SLTPD Chief Daniels leaving

    SLTPD Chief Daniels leaving

    By Kathryn Reed Embattled South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Terry Daniels is calling it quits after more than 27 years in law enforcement. As part of a reorganization plan that will be before the City Council on Tuesday, a number of jobs are likely to go by the wayside. This doesn’t mean there won’t be […]

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  • Suspect in jail on meth trafficking charges

    Suspect in jail on meth trafficking charges

    A Pollock Pines resident was arrested in Stateline on Tuesday for allegedly trafficking in a controlled substance. Francisco Reyes-Vizcarra, 31, was booked into the jail at Stateline on felony for charges. Members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Street Enforcement Team, working with the Western El Dorado Narcotic Enforcement Team (WENET), arrested Reyes-Vizcarra in a […]

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  • Phillip Garrido apologizes in letter

    Phillip Garrido apologizes in letter

    KCRA TV SACRAMENTO — In his third jailhouse letter to KCRA 3, Phillip Garrido issued an apology “for what has taken place” and referenced “ending a sexual problem believed to be impossible.” Garrido is the convicted rapist accused of kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard nearly two decades ago and holding her in a backyard compound at […]

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  • South Tahoe business license fees may go up

    South Tahoe business license fees may go up

    Business license fees might be going up in South Lake Tahoe. As a way to generate money and make the system more equitable, the City Council has decided to discuss the topic further at its Dec. 8 meeting. The annual fee is based on gross income. There are minimums and maximums. The council is contemplating […]

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  • Invasive aquatics not a priorty with EDC supervisors

    Invasive aquatics not a priorty with EDC supervisors

    By Kathryn Reed A crash course in invasive species was given to El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday during their once a year meeting in South Lake Tahoe. A number of non-native aquatic organisms already call Lake Tahoe home. Although this is not a good, what could be worse is if quagga or […]

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  • Zephyr Cove estate’s link to public pension fund probed

    Zephyr Cove estate’s link to public pension fund probed

    By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times REPORTING FROM SACRAMENTO – With the fortune he has made using his connections with public pension funds, it’s hardly a surprise that Alfred J.R. Villalobos owns a sprawling, 9,100-square-foot home overlooking the emerald-blue waters of Lake Tahoe. But the way in which Villalobos financed construction of the $2.7-million mansion […]

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