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Truckee couple to host fundraiser for Northern California fire victims

October 16, 2017 — Luke Bill and Marlena John were having lunch by Donner Lake last week when they noticed the smoke from nearby fires rolling in. “Immediately, we looked at each other and decided we should do something,” said Bill. “It’s kind of our old stomping grounds.” The

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Aftermath of Nevada County fire (VIDEO)

October 16, 2017 — With the Lobo Fire nearing containment and the McCourtney Fire fully contained, we took a drone out to the fire sites to get an aerial view. For more fire coverage go here.  

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Company culture at CustomInk raises the bar for employee perks

October 16, 2017 — Apparel and promotional-gear printer CustomInk’s Reno factory, on Longley Lane north of McCarran Boulevard, is a bustling place. In one area of the 56,000-square-foot facility, there are 18 hand-operated silk-screening presses arranged around six dryers, between which runners push tall transfer racks laden with T-shirts

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Vail Resorts executive leaves for new role at Steamboat Ski Area

October 16, 2017 — Ski industry veteran and hospitality executive Rob Spence has been named Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.’s new vice president of food and beverage. Before joining the Steamboat Springs team, Spence was the vice president of mountain dining for Vail Resorts, based in Broomfield. But Spence,

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Public input sought on draft Truckee River Corridor Access Plan

October 16, 2017 — The public is invited to weigh in on a proposed plan that outlines recreation and public lands access improvements along the Truckee River between North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. A community meeting is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at which Placer County

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Construction begins on Round Hill Pines Beach Resort

October 16, 2017 — Round Hill Pines Beach Resort is getting a makeover in time for its next season. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, construction began on a new dock and breakwater, along with a new restaurant and beach pavilion. “This will be a major upgrade to the property and

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Franklynn B. Kennell

October 16, 2017 — Our beloved father, Franklynn Kennell, left this world on Friday October 6, 2017 at the age of 81. Frank had so much more life in him, but his body was tired. He is now at peace and with our Heavenly Father. He was born and

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Carlee D’Arata sentenced to 10 years in prison in Nevada County death of Antonette Thevenin

October 16, 2017 — The mother of Antonette Thevenin intended to tell the judge on Friday, Oct. 13, her thoughts moments before Carlee Marie D’Arata was sentenced to 10 years in prison for her daughter’s death. But first she opened a piece of paper and read a letter written

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Gary Marvin Kidman

October 16, 2017 — Born August 15th, 1939, in Storm Lake, Iowa, Gary passed away peacefully at his home September 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Elinor Bernard-Kidman and his father, Marvin Carl Kidman.He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Peggy Anne

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Warming shelter options looking scarce for homeless in Nevada County

October 16, 2017 — The Salvation Army in Grass Valley won’t operate a cold-weather warming shelter this year, leaving western Nevada County’s homeless population with fewer places to find refuge during winter nights. The Salvation Army’s Major Ray Yant said the organization doesn’t have an appropriate facility or enough

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Firefighters report good progress in battle against Nevada County fires

October 16, 2017 — The Lobo Fire, which started at 11:35 p.m. on Oct. 8 near the Lone Lobo Trail and burned 821 acres, was 96 percent contained Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15. The McCourtney Fire, which started less than fifteen minutes later that same night, burned 76 acres and

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Placer County’s $1.2 million recyclable investment pays off

October 16, 2017 — A $1.2 million investment for new equipment has paid off for the recyclable sorting facility in Placer County. The first full operational fiscal year since the upgrades were in place ended with recovery of plastics up 21 percent, and recovery of aluminum up 37 percent.

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Table Fire at 420 acres in Eldorado National Forest

October 15, 2017 — No significant changes are being reported on the 420-acre Table Fire burning in the Eldorado National Forest. Smoke is expected to remain visible today as firefighting operations continue, according to an incident update on Sunday morning, Oct. 15. At an estimated 420 acres, the fire

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High School Football: Pershing County defeats North Tahoe 58-0

October 15, 2017 — The Pershing County Mustangs ran wild against North Tahoe piling up 297 rushing yards in a 58-0 win at home on Friday, Oct. 13. The Mustangs improved to 6-1 overall, 4-1 2A Northern League. The North Tahoe Lakers dropped to 3-4 overall, 0-4 2A Northern

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Arapahoe Basin once again country’s first ski area to open, marking start of 2017-2018 season

October 15, 2017 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened to a crowd of thousands on Friday morning, Oct. 13, becoming the first ski area in the country to open full-time and marking the start of a season featuring new expansions and upgrades at resorts statewide. As 9 a.m. approached,

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Forest Service campgrounds begin closing at Tahoe this weekend

October 15, 2017 — Lake Tahoe’s campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas and roads will begin closing for the winter this weekend, according to the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Campgrounds on National Forest lands in the Tahoe Basin managed by Tahoe Recreation, a division of California Land

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Homeland Security funding formula doesn’t recognize real population of Las Vegas

October 15, 2017 — Even before the Las Vegas shooting, Nevada’s Division of Emergency Management and its Clark County counterpart were warning that too little federal homeland security money was going to Las Vegas. Caleb Cage, head of the Division of Emergency Management, said just two days before the

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Victims of the Lobo, McCourtney fires advised to be patient

October 15, 2017 — In less than two hours, the Lobo Fire grew from 10 to 500 acres. As aggressive winds picked up early Monday morning, Oct. 9, firefighters called in for help battling the flames, but resources were spread thin with multiple fires burning throughout the state, including

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Nevada’s Sen. Heller praises health insurance executive order

October 15, 2017 — Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., says he welcomes the executive order that will allow health insurers to sell their plans across state lines. He said the order signed by President Trump “will promote competition in the health care marketplace, increase choices for consumers and ultimately drive

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Law Review: Hot air balloon crashes in vineyard

October 15, 2017 — Seventy-eight year old Erika Grotheer, a German citizen visiting California, signed up for a hot air balloon tour with a company called Escape Adventures. The eight passengers were to land in a nearby vineyard owned by Wilson Creek in Temecula, Calif. THE CRASH The first

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