• 16 contractors caught in South Shore sting

    16 contractors caught in South Shore sting

    The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) teamed with the Nevada State Contractors Board (NCSB) on two undercover sting operations, as well as a sweep of job sites in the South Lake Tahoe area that snared 16 unlicensed contractors. NCSB staff were on-site at CSLB’s sting in South Lake Tahoe on May 16. CSLB staff […]

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  • Folsom development could impact Tahoe drivers

    Folsom development could impact Tahoe drivers

    By Tony Bizjak, Sacramento Bee The most anticipated new housing community in the Sacramento region goes “vertical” next week south of Highway 50 in Folsom with the construction of model homes, followed by homes for sale. Early buyers could be living on the oak-studded hillside by the end of the year, builders say. The project […]

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  • Nev. recreational pot sales reach $41M in March

    Nev. recreational pot sales reach $41M in March

    By Wade Tyler Millward, Las Vegas Review-Journal   Move over sagebrush, Nevada may have a new state flower. Recreational marijuana sales topped $41 million in March, the largest since legal sales began statewide in July. That translates into $7.09 million in tax revenue in March from marijuana, according to a state Department of Taxation release […]

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  • NASA launches satellites to track world’s water

    NASA launches satellites to track world’s water

    By Ian James, Desert Sun For 15 years, two NASA satellites revealed an unprecedented picture of movements in water around the Earth, tracking ice sheets melting, glaciers retreating, oceans rising and groundwater declining as humans drain aquifers. Now, NASA is carrying on the mission with the next generation of satellites that will monitor changes in the […]

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  • Mining of 20 ‘critical’ minerals in Nev. could be streamlined

    Mining of 20 ‘critical’ minerals in Nev. could be streamlined

    By Gary Martin, Las Vegas Review-Journal   WASHINGTON — The Interior Department has published a list of 35 “critical” minerals — 20 of which are present in Nevada — as part of a Trump administration effort to reduce foreign dependence on resources needed for consumer and military goods. The list of the 35 critical minerals […]

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  • TRPA confident shoreline plan on solid ground

    TRPA confident shoreline plan on solid ground

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Increasing the number of boats on Lake Tahoe and where they can dock once on the water are anticipated outcomes of the shoreline plan that is being considered by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. The Governing Board on May 23 received a presentation about the draft environmental impact statement. Comments […]

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  • Keyless cars and their carbon monoxide toll

    Keyless cars and their carbon monoxide toll

    By David Jeans and Majlie De Puy Kamp, New York Times It seems like a common convenience in a digital age: a car that can be powered on and off with the push of a button, rather than the mechanical turning of a key. But it is a convenience that can have a deadly effect. […]

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  • Murder charges filed 10 years after infant died

    Murder charges filed 10 years after infant died

    A South Lake Tahoe man serving time for burglary now faces murder charges in the death of his 3-week-old son. When David Paul DeMartile Jr. died on Nov. 14, 2008, there was something suspicious that led officers to request an autopsy. It was determined the infant had been abused. However, there was not enough evidence […]

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  • Suspects sought in North Shore burglaries

    Suspects sought in North Shore burglaries

    By KTVN-TV The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help to identify two suspects involved in a series of burglaries from March. Secret Witness is offering a cash reward of $750 to find two people who were involved in vehicle burglaries on Mt. Rose Highway, residential burglaries at North Lake Tahoe and fraudulent […]

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