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Making contracts work for you — part 3 — contracts with indemnity provisions

May 22, 2017 — Indemnity or "hold harmless" clauses are another way of allocating financial risk to a particular party in a transaction. Indemnity clauses require one party to bear the cost of certain risks defined in the contract, which can range from particular losses, lawsuits, or even non-conformance […]

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Spring signals home improvement season in Lake Tahoe region

May 21, 2017 — With the onset of spring come thoughts of home improvement projects. The winter of 2016-17 was brutal, and a lot of properties will need more clean up and repair work than normal. We had historically high levels of precipitation, and there were a number of […]

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Tahoe top 5: How to make a great cup of coffee

May 21, 2017 — For many North Lake Tahoe locals the day hasn't "officially" begun until they've had their morning coffee. In the interest of doing your roast-of-choice the most justice, local coffee experts have shared their top 5 tips for brewing the perfect cup of coffee to start […]

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Indigo Girls to make return to Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts

May 21, 2017 — The Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that songwriter/activists, the Indigo Girls, will return to Grass Valley on Sunday, Sept. 10 for a concert in The Center's intimate Main Stage Theater. "This will be a very special chance to see world-class entertainment up […]

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Lake Tahoe biking trails getting a makeover

May 21, 2017 — There are miles of hiking and biking trails that are shaping up around Lake Tahoe now that more maintenance and additions are happening. The past few weeks have seen organizations like Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association and Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition picking up activity with […]

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Tahoe Chamber CEO resigns after three months

May 21, 2017 — After just three months on the job, Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce’s CEO Craig Schmidt has resigned. “We accepted Craig’s resignation May 16,” said Chamber Board Chair Jason Drew in a press release sent out May 19. “It was an amicable parting and […]

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Reports: Wreckage of plane that left Truckee-Tahoe Airport found in Sierra County

May 21, 2017 — The wreckage of a plane that left the Truckee-Tahoe Airport with two people on board in April has been found. Citing the Sierra County Sheriff's Office, numerous media outlets reported that the plane and the bodies of the two occupants were discovered earlier this week […]

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Chicago men found with almost 30 lbs of pot near Truckee, CHP says

May 21, 2017 — Two Chicago men who authorities say had almost 30 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle were arrested this week on misdemeanor accusations and have since made bond. Yi Wang, 39, and Jin Mei, 31, each face charges of transportation for sale and possession of marijuana […]

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Mental Health Matters: Challenges of aging

May 21, 2017 — This column is for a select audience of adults over 65 years of age. So, for those who have yet to achieve this lofty perch, I say, "Beware, read at your own peril." Sixty years ago, a well-regarded and widely read and cited Harvard and […]

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Nevada legislative bill to change water law stalls

May 21, 2017 — A bill designed as a major rewriting of Nevada water law isn't ready, the legislation's authors and the chairwoman of the committee reviewing it said Tuesday, May 16. "I think it's safe to say we're not there yet," said Southern Nevada Water Authority lobbyist Andy […]

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South Lake Tahoe: Industry representative correctly identifies error in numbers

May 21, 2017 — After calling into question data released by the city of South Lake Tahoe on vacation rentals, an industry representative was vindicated at the latest City Council meeting. At a previous council meeting, Joshua Priou, director of product development for Lake Tahoe Accommodations, told council he […]

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Marijuana advisory group sets first meeting

May 21, 2017 — The first meeting of Nevada County's marijuana community advisory group is set for Tuesday, May 23, at the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley. The 16-member panel, which was selected on Tuesday, May 9, by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, will develop recommendations for […]

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Tax commission approves temporary pot regulations

May 21, 2017 — The Nevada Tax Commission last week approved the temporary regulations that will implement the voter approved recreational marijuana law. Taxation officials say the goal is to begin issuing licenses by July. Spokesman Stephanie Klapstein said the temporary rules will be in effect until permanent regulations […]

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Roadwork begins in Lake Tahoe Basin

May 21, 2017 — With warmer weather comes the familiar sight of bright orange traffic cones and work zones. After a rough winter, many local roads on the South Shore are slated for pothole repair and rehabilitation, but there are also a handful of larger-scale highway projects in the […]

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North Tahoe knocked out of baseball playoffs

May 21, 2017 — The North Tahoe High School varsity baseball season ended on Friday, May 12, when the Lakers were knocked out of the playoffs in a 15-12 loss to West Wendover in Yerington, Nev. The Lakers got off to a good start scoring three runs in the […]

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Best players named in 2A Northern League

May 21, 2017 — Eight players from the North Tahoe High School varsity baseball team were named among the best in the 2A Northern League for the 2017 season. The Lakers finished their season 16-5 in league play and 23-8 overall. The following is the list of players who […]

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Fall applications being accepted for bachelor’s degree programs at LTCC

May 21, 2017 — The application and registration process for Sierra Nevada College's bachelor's degree completion program on the Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) campus is open for fall and later applicants. Open houses are scheduled through August for prospective students to meet faculty and learn about the programs. […]

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Dealing with low rates

May 21, 2017 — With interest rates at low levels with a threat of rising, these are difficult and frustrating times for savers. Still, for those willing to look "outside the box" there are vehicles that provide an attractive stream of income with acceptable risks. One asset class I've […]

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Nevada minimum wage could rise to $12

May 21, 2017 — CARSON CITY — With no discussion, the Senate Commerce, Labor and Energy Committee voted on Monday to recommend passage of the bill increasing Nevada's minimum wage to $12 an hour. Senate Bill 106 would spread the increase over a five year period, adding 75-cents each […]

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Economic forum adds $140M to revenue pot

May 21, 2017 — CARSON CITY — Lawmakers and the governor have a total of $140 million more to spend this session of the Nevada Legislature. An optimistic Economic Forum voted on May 1 to increase its projections for General Fund revenue to $3.9 billion for the remainder of […]

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