• Domestic violence – it’s a community issue

    Domestic violence – it’s a community issue

    By Anna K. Richter It seems every month of the year has a specific focus and many people associate October with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Along the pink ribbons that abound, you may also see people wearing or displaying purple ribbons. Those wearing purple ribbons know that October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month and […]

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  • More to Olympic bid than just wanting it

    More to Olympic bid than just wanting it

    Reno Gazette-Journal editorial When the International Olympic Committee finally got around to choosing a host for the 2016 summer games on Friday, it made the right decision. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was a worthy winner, bringing the Olympic Games to South America for the first time and recognizing that nation’s position as one of the […]

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  • LTUSD brags about test scores

    LTUSD brags about test scores

    Lake Tahoe Unified School District wants to boast some more about its test scores. For the district’s take on the matter, click on: ltusd release.

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  • ST Chamber speaks out on 2011 Hwy. 50 closure

    ST Chamber speaks out on 2011 Hwy. 50 closure

    South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce Position Paper 2011 Echo Summit Repair ISSUE The rock wall at Echo Summit on Hwy. 50 was installed after WWII and needs to be repaired. Caltrans has proposed five options for this project, anticipated to begin May 1, 2011. The consequences of this repair work will be traffic delays and […]

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  • Schwarzenegger’s office speaks out on water issues

    Schwarzenegger’s office speaks out on water issues

    Publisher’s Note: The following text is all from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s staff. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Obama administration officials announced federal actions that will be taken to address California’s water crisis: “Californians are suffering from an extreme water crisis due to […]

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  • Ensuring school year is productive

    Ensuring school year is productive

    By Julie Franklin The beginning of the school year is the best time for teens and parents. There is an abundance of hope: hope for good grades, good attendance, a decrease in behavior problems, you name it. Teens want to make themselves and their parents proud, or at least steer clear of consequences that bad […]

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  • City to keep eye on state parks

    City to keep eye on state parks

    Mayor and Council: Of course the news that state parks will remain open is good for us in the Basin. We will keep our focus and attention on this issue in advance of the January 2010 state budget discussion. I know that city government and many allied agencies and organizations in the Basin opposed park […]

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  • Retiring airport manager honored

    Retiring airport manager honored

    Publisher’s Note: These are the words of City Manager Dave Jinkens on Wednesday during the plaque dedication for Rick Jenkins, who has retired as manager of Lake Tahoe Airport. There are many people we meet who seek the recognition of others in their lives and their work, and there is nothing wrong with this perfectly […]

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  • Supporting forest science curriculum

    Supporting forest science curriculum

    Hi, Kae These stories are wonderful. I can relate to one of the stories in which a participant at the SLT GP meeting asked why the LTCC doesn’t have forestry in the curriculum. I’ve given numerous talks at the Tahoe Issues Class over the years. They used to have a wilderness program that was much […]

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  • Gaines fights to keep El Dorado County park open

    Gaines fights to keep El Dorado County park open

    Publisher’s Note: The following is a letter Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, wrote to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urging him to reconsider his decision to close Marshall Gold Discovery State Historical Park in El Dorado County. Dear Governor Schwarzenegger: I strongly urge you to reconsider your decision to close Marshall Gold Discovery State Historical Park. The closure […]

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