• DA: Dugard wants nothing to do with Garrido

    DA: Dugard wants nothing to do with Garrido

    By Sam Stanton, Sacramento Bee Phillip Garrido contrived an elaborate plan to keep in contact with Jaycee Lee Dugard through attorneys if he ever was arrested, but she told the El Dorado County district attorney Monday that she’s “not following the plan” and wants no contact with her alleged kidnapper and rapist. The startling claims […]

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  • Hwy. 50 project may make drive to Tahoe less congested

    Hwy. 50 project may make drive to Tahoe less congested

    When Caltrans completes the $108 million project it started this week on Highway 50, it may mean an easier drive into South Lake Tahoe. The idea is to unclog traffic congestion and reduce air pollution by adding 15 lane miles of bus-carpool lanes on Highway 50 between Watt Avenue in Sacramento and Sunrise Boulevard in […]

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  • STHS to initiate sports medicine discipline

    STHS to initiate sports medicine discipline

    By Kathryn Reed To complement the world-class athletes and medical professionals who live and work in South Lake Tahoe, a sports medicine training facility is going to be built at South Tahoe High School. Word came last week that Lake Tahoe Unified School District has locked in a nearly $2.5 million grant to build the […]

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  • Cash stolen from SLT Wells Fargo

    Cash stolen from SLT Wells Fargo

    By Kathryn Reed An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen Wednesday morning from the Wells Fargo Bank inside Raley’s at the Y in South Lake Tahoe. “He clearly walked in with purpose and knew where he was going,” Detective Jeff Roberson, with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department said. No weapon was seen, but the […]

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  • EDC reviewing charter after grand jury criticism

    EDC reviewing charter after grand jury criticism

    By Cathy Locke, Sacramenton Bee A committee appointed to review El Dorado County’s charter has joined the 2008-09 grand jury in recommending a November ballot measure calling for the document’s repeal. Following a brief discussion Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors scheduled a workshop on the committee’s recommendations for 9am March 15. Read the whole story

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  • Fallen Leaf Lake concessionaire out after 14 years

    Fallen Leaf Lake concessionaire out after 14 years

    By Susan Wood With the Fallen Leaf Lake district board awarding its general store to a new concessionaire after months of fighting with some community members, the results provided two pictures of the aftermath as different as the scenery from season to season. Rick Firkins of All Star Catering of Albuquerque, N.M., who lives part […]

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  • SLT gets rid of firm that handled Poland, Mittelstadt

    SLT gets rid of firm that handled Poland, Mittelstadt

    By Kathryn Reed The law firm that handled the Johnny Poland and Jacqueline Mittelstadt cases for South Lake Tahoe no longer has a contract with the city. Normally items on the consent agenda are a slam dunk for approval. Not so in this particular case. On Tuesday, the South Lake Tahoe City Council voted 5-0 […]

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  • SLT council touches on annexing Meyers, electing a mayor

    SLT council touches on annexing Meyers, electing a mayor

    By Kathryn Reed Is South Lake Tahoe about to redefine its boundaries? Will an elected mayor be the way the city is governed? Kenny Curtzwiler who lives in Meyers and former South Lake Tahoe City Councilman Ted Long broached those topics. They both spoke at the Feb. 9 City Council meeting during public comments. Councilman […]

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  • Polluted groundwater sites on all ends of South Tahoe

    Polluted groundwater sites on all ends of South Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed Chemicals polluting the groundwater throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin on the California side are keeping engineers working full time. Most toxins are related to a chemical used in dry cleaning and the now banned fuel additive MTBE. A temporary structure has been erected behind the Y transit center in the Raley’s shopping […]

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  • Hull repairs knock Tahoe Queen out of service

    Hull repairs knock Tahoe Queen out of service

    By Kathryn Reed The Tahoe Queen is being dismantled. Sort of. In order to comply with an anticipated visit by the U.S. Coast Guard in the fall, the paddle-wheeler will not churn the waters of Lake Tahoe until late April or early May. This is so workers can overhaul the interior of the hull. The […]

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