• Running away — the whys, the consequences

    Running away — the whys, the consequences

    By Laura Salinas Between 1.6 million and 2.8 million youth run away each year and even more contemplate running. What would lead teens to believe life is better on the streets than in their home? Factors that lead youth to run away are family conflict, sexual orientation, drug/alcohol related issues or escaping state care. For […]

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  • Dealing with snowy conditions

    Dealing with snowy conditions

    Publisher’s note: The following is from Placer County. Tahoe area residents may be experts dealing with snow, but travelers who visit and find themselves in a sudden storm may be caught off guard. How many stories have you heard about people being stuck on the freeway for hours waiting for the roads to clear? Some […]

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  • Pierson: More questions regarding Garrido

    Pierson: More questions regarding Garrido

    By Vern Pierson In response to the release of the Inspector General’s report pertaining to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s supervision of parolee Phillip Garrido, we welcome this report as a critical first step to: (1) Identify the problems with the federal and state systems that supervise dangerous sexual offenders released on parole; […]

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  • Gaines calls water bill reckless

    Gaines calls water bill reckless

    Publisher’s note: Assemblyman Ted Gaines voted Wednesday against the water bill. These comments were issued after that vote. By Ted Gaines While this plan addresses California’s longtime need for additional water storage and much-needed infrastructure, it does nothing to help our state by creating more unaccountable bureaucracies that don’t answer to those they serve. The […]

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  • Nason: Water bond critical to keeping Tahoe blue

    Nason: Water bond critical to keeping Tahoe blue

    Dear League Members and Friends, (On Nov. 3) Senators Reid, Feinstein, Ensign, and Boxer introduced in the Senate a bill that would authorize up to $415 million for projects at Lake Tahoe, including wildfire risk reduction, stormwater pollution prevention, and environmental restoration. However, future federal funds will be contingent upon the ability of the states […]

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  • Prep work for winter safety

    Prep work for winter safety

    By Sallie Ross-Filgo Now that the autumn months are upon us, it’s a good time to locate and label, or visu-ally indicate, where your water and gas shut-off valves are. Do this both inside and outside of your home. Then, when the snow flies again, and the possibility of frozen and buried pipes oc-curs, we […]

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  • Schafer: Detailing STPUD rate increases

    Schafer: Detailing STPUD rate increases

    Letter to the Publisher, An opponent for my re-election to the STPUD Board has stated the 0% rate increase for 2009-2010 is an election year ploy. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am an unbiased financial professional on the Board; let me explain the facts and process to you. The 0% rate increase […]

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  • Indoor fire safety

    Indoor fire safety

    By Sallie Ross-Filgo The colder days and nights of autumn remind us to get ready for indoor fire safety. Be extra cautious with wood stoves and fireplaces and keep anything that will burn at least 3 feet away. Have your chimney inspected or cleaned every year. Don’t use large amounts of paper or cardboard to […]

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  • Storm provides lessons for Forest Service

    Storm provides lessons for Forest Service

    By Terri Marceron A few weeks ago an unusually wet storm put Forest Service projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin to the test. We want to take this opportunity to share with you some of the lessons we learned and how we are using them to improve our management of the Forest and its resources. […]

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  • Schafer: Setting the record straight

    Schafer: Setting the record straight

    Letter to the Publisher, My name is Eric Schafer and I am the incumbent running for re-election to Seat 5 on the South Tahoe Public Utility District (STPUD) Board of Directors. I am a Certified Public Accountant, practicing in South Tahoe for over 23 years, and have served on the STPUD Board for the past […]

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