• El Dorado County employees flush with cash

    El Dorado County employees flush with cash

    By Kathryn Reed It pays to work for El Dorado County. In 2017, the salary and benefits for three employees topped $300,000, while another 46 people surpassed $200,000. Six people’s compensation package was more than the chief administrative officer’s and he’s the top official in the county. “The list highlights some problems with the county’s […]

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  • 1 person dies in plane crash near Minden

    1 person dies in plane crash near Minden

    A plane crashed Monday about one-half mile from the Minden airport, killing the pilot. Douglas County sheriff’s Capt. Dan Coverley said the twin engine Piper PA-34 Seneca took off from Bakersfield and was headed for Minden, where the pilot’s son lives. “We have two pretty good witnesses who say something happened in the air. They […]

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  • Icy roads a problem for drivers in Tahoe-Truckee

    Icy roads a problem for drivers in Tahoe-Truckee

    Law enforcement officials in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin have been working multiple car wreaks. A collision Monday morning on Pioneer Trail and Glenwood Avenue in South Lake Tahoe resulted in one person being taken to the hospital. A fire hydrant was sheared off, which made the roads even more icy. Truckee officers said […]

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  • EDC fundraiser raffles off AR-15 after Fla. shooting

    EDC fundraiser raffles off AR-15 after Fla. shooting

    By Ellen Garrison, Tony Bizjak And Molly Sullivan, Sacramento Bee A raffle item at a Cameron Park Fire Department crab feed Saturday night made some attendees so uncomfortable that they left the event. Firefighters were auctioning off an AR-15 rifle, the type of weapon allegedly used Wednesday by Nikolas Cruz in the school shooting in […]

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  • SLT, city manager brouhaha continues

    SLT, city manager brouhaha continues

    By Kathryn Reed South Lake Tahoe City Council members on Feb. 20 will again discuss the future of City Manager Nancy Kerry. The closed session item is listed as: public employee discipline/dismissal/release. This was the same wording used for the Feb. 12 special meeting. At that time there was no reportable action. Sources have told […]

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  • Flu vaccine 25% effective against worst strain

    Flu vaccine 25% effective against worst strain

    By Associated Press The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that’s causing most illnesses. Preliminary figures released Thursday by the CDC suggest the vaccine is 36 percent effective overall in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor’s office. There’s only been […]

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  • Tree into South Lake home; no injuries

    Tree into South Lake home; no injuries

    Wicked wind on Sunday brought down a tree into a South Lake Tahoe residence. No one in the duplex was injured. Even the cat was safely rescued by firefighters. The two units on Tahoe Vista Drive, though, are uninhabitable. Vehicles were also severely damaged. The National Weather Service in Reno recorded a gust on Feb. […]

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  • Tahoe’s state senator shelters accused harasser

    Tahoe’s state senator shelters accused harasser

    By Melody Gutierrez, San Francisco Chroncile SACRAMENTO — When the state Senate investigated sexual harassment allegations against a high-ranking legislative staffer three years ago, the house’s handling appeared to be done quickly and decidedly. The staffer, Steve Davey, was placed on paid leave and ultimately resigned as chief of staff at the request of his […]

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  • Nevada adds another apprenticeship program

    Nevada adds another apprenticeship program

    By Nicole Raz, Las Vegas Review-Journal Nevada is beginning to deliver on a promise to boost its workforce training programs. The Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation — created by executive order in 2016 to manage and bolster training programs — said last July that it aims to boost the number of apprenticeship programs in the […]

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  • Caesars to check ‘do not disturb’ rooms daily

    Caesars to check ‘do not disturb’ rooms daily

    By Wayne Parry, AP One of the world’s largest casino companies will check its guests’ hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a “Do Not Disturb” sign hanging on the doorknob. Caesars Entertainment told the Associated Press it also is considering giving panic buttons to its employees to enable them to quickly summon […]

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