• Fallen Leaf Lake board member speaks out

    Fallen Leaf Lake board member speaks out

    Dear Fallen Leaf Community, As your publicly elected official, I believe that it is important to be transparent and to let you know the reasons behind my actions regarding the contract for the Fallen Leaf Lake store and marina. Therefore, I would like to share my thoughts and endeavor to explain my decisions of the […]

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  • South Tahoe a biggest carbon loser?

    South Tahoe a biggest carbon loser?

    Hello everyone, The Sierra Nevada Alliance has submitted a fresh, new project, “The Biggest Carbon Loser,” to Brighter Planet’s Project Fund. The fund seeks to provide motivated Americans with seed money for projects that help people fight and adapt to climate change in their own hometowns. The Biggest Carbon Loser project is a community-wide competition […]

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  • A note from LTN’s publisher

    A note from LTN’s publisher

    To Lake Tahoe News readers, New parents often refer to the age of their baby in months, not years. I’m no different. Lake Tahoe News, my baby, is 6-months-old today. Running LTN is in some ways like raising a child. It takes time, patience, advice from others and a willingness to admit when you are […]

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  • Impact of tight slot machines on gaming revenue

    Impact of tight slot machines on gaming revenue

    David G. Schwartz, Center for Gaming Research Since the advent of the current economic decline, speculation about the impact of “tighter” slot machines on gaming revenues and visitation patterns has been rife. Indeed, it is easy to make an intuitive link between higher slot hold percentages—that ultimately make the slot playing experience either shorter in […]

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  • STATA board issues statement

    STATA board issues statement

    Publisher’s note: The following was sent to the media at 6:15pm (the meeting was at 10am) from STATA via Dennis Oliver who works for Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. He put BlueGo Communications on the press release even though he is not on their staff. Board member Stacey Dingman, who was supposed to be the spokesperson, […]

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  • County manager weighs-in on future of Stateline casino

    County manager weighs-in on future of Stateline casino

    To the Douglas County commissioners and community, The county has received a number of inquiries recently as to whether an adult characterized business would be allowed at the building in Stateline formerly called Bill’s Casino, now under new ownership. The potential proposed use, as we understand it, is an adult interactive cabaret. This use is […]

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  • Forest Service talks about BMP effectiveness in basin

    Forest Service talks about BMP effectiveness in basin

    Dear concerned citizens, Each year, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) evaluates its temporary and post-project completion best management practices in terms of successful implementation and effectiveness in preventing sediment movement. The temporary BMP and BMP monitoring reports for 2009 are now available by navigating to the LTBMU’s website, clicking the […]

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  • Praise for STPUD’s fiscal oversight

    Praise for STPUD’s fiscal oversight

    Publisher’s note: The letter writer is wrong about the rate increase.  On Wednesday, all board members except Mary Lou Mosbacher were in favor of increasing sewer and water rates by 4 percent starting July 1 and to have it brought back for a formal vote. This would equate to an average increase of $2.70/month for […]

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  • Reasons to support extension for developer

    Reasons to support extension for developer

    Publisher’s note: This was written by SLT Councilman Hal Cole prior to the March 2 decision by the bankruptcy court to give Randy Lane until June 2 to come up with an plan, but was received by LTN on March 3. By Hal Cole Much has been made lately about a possible investor for the […]

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  • SLT Women’s Center on letter writing campaign

    SLT Women’s Center on letter writing campaign

    Dear South Lake Women’s Center Supporters, As many of you know, last year the governor cut 100 percent of the state domestic violence funding from the budget via line-item veto. As a result of this cut, many shelters in California had to close their doors or severely reduce the services they provided victims of domestic […]

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