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Truckee High football team boasts young, talented players

August 18, 2017 — Truckee football lost a wealth of talent from last year's 8-2 team, but a gritty squad of seniors and core group of juniors coming off an undefeated junior varsity campaign are looking to continue the momentum built by last year's Wolverines. "We lost a heck […]

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Nevada Lt. Gov. Hutchison won’t seek re-election in 2018

August 18, 2017 — Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison said Friday, Aug. 18, he will not seek re-election in 2018 to that post. Hutchison said he believes the office has expanded its scope during his four years there, “in meaningful and substantive ways.” But Hutchison said he has other commitments. […]

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Nevada’s Capitol to reopen on Saturday, Aug. 19

August 18, 2017 — Nevada’s Capitol, which was closed on weekends because of budget cuts during the recession, will reopen to weekend visitors on Saturday, Aug. 19. Capitol Police Chief Jerome Tushbant said the building will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Saturday to see how […]

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General manager of Nevada Irrigation District clarifies comments about marijuana grows

August 18, 2017 — The general manager of the Nevada Irrigation this week clarified his statement on indoor marijuana grows, saying no separate water connection is needed if a homeowner cultivates up to six plants for personal use. Rem Scherzinger commented on the indoor grows a week after an […]

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Three Western Nevada horses have West Nile Virus

August 18, 2017 — Three Western Nevada horses have tested positive for West Nile virus over the past two weeks, the Nevada Department of Agriculture confirmed on Thursday, Aug. 17. None of the horses were vaccinated against the disease. “Vaccination is the best protection horse owners have for their […]

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President Trump to address American Legion conference in Reno, Nevada, on Aug. 23

August 18, 2017 — American Legion officials confirmed to the Nevada Appeal and Lahontan Valley News that President Trump will be speaking to the 99th annual American Legion National Convention. Trump is expected to speak about 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23. About 9,000 participants are expected in Reno for […]

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Obituary: Barbara Grant

August 18, 2017 — January 24, 1934 ~ June 8, 2017 Long time Tahoe Resident Barbara Grant passed away on 8th of June 2017. Artist, Chef and Ski Instructor at Alpine Meadows. Known for her Art at her gallery The cuckoos nest! A Celebration of life will be held […]

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Law Review: ADA requires temporary vehicle hand controls for test drivers?

August 18, 2017 — The Americans with Disabilities Act requires businesses open to the public to "make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures … to individuals with disabilities." Could the ADA require automobile dealers to install temporary vehicle hand controls for would-be test drivers with disabilities, no matter […]

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Washoe County Medical Examiner: Deaths have ‘nearly tripled’ in last decade

August 18, 2017 — The number of deaths in Washoe County is on the rise. The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner's Office presented its first statistical report to the county's board of commissioners during its regular meeting on Aug. 7. "Our total deaths reported for the last decade have […]

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Modern-day inland paddleboards owe their design and shape to the sport’s beginnings on Lake Tahoe

August 18, 2017 — When driving anywhere around Lake Tahoe it's hard to miss seeing someone standing upright, gliding through the water on a paddleboard. But few people may know that stand-up paddling on inland bodies of water owes its origins to Lake Tahoe and a handful of surfers. […]

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Chasing shadows: Nevada County man gearing up for his fifteenth eclipse

August 17, 2017 — David Buchla, a member of the Nevada County Astronomers Club, will head north into "the path of totality" to witness his 15th solar eclipse Monday. The magnificent event, he said, is something he wouldn't want to miss. Buchla considers himself an "umbraphile" — a term […]

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Judge rules Nevada taxation can issue marijuana distribution licenses

August 17, 2017 — Agreeing the bid to block taxation from issuing pot distributor licenses isn’t ready for a court ruling yet, District Judge Todd Russell on Thursday, Aug. 17, told liquor distributors they should take their case to the Nevada Tax Commission. Russell denied the petition for a […]

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Small wildfire causes traffic delays on Interstate 80 east of Hirschdale

August 17, 2017 — A small wildland fire was contained Thursday afternoon, Aug. 17, about two miles east of Hirschdale off Interstate 80, the Truckee Fire Protection District said. Motorists headed eastbound on Interstate 80 could experience traffic delays in the area, as the No. 2 shoulder has been […]

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Champions crowned at 37th annual Incline Open at Incline Village Tennis Center

August 17, 2017 — Local tennis players held court at Incline Village Tennis Center over the weekend, playing in the 37th annual Incline Open. The tournament began on Friday, Aug. 11, and ended Sunday afternoon with the champions etching their names on the Incline Open trophy. The players competing […]

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Chief’s Corner: Know your community fire restrictions in Truckee-Tahoe region

August 17, 2017 — North Tahoe Fire Protection District & Meeks Bay Fire Protection District The following is allowed during burn restriction: Properly screened wood burning outdoor fireplace or chiminea, LPG or LNG portable outdoor fireplace, or barbeque, and has a total fuel area of 3 feet or less […]

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GM’s Corner: IVGID board to address Parasol proposal

August 17, 2017 — On April 27 in this column, I asked the following question: Back in 2000, what local nonprofit community foundation has spent nearly $14 million creating and maintaining a nonprofit center on land leased from IVGID (Incline Village General Improvement District)? Answer:  The Parasol Tahoe Community […]

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League to Save Lake Tahoe to host an aquatic invasive species training session in Incline Village

August 17, 2017 — For the past half century, the League to Save Lake Tahoe has worked to raise awareness about protecting the lake's famous clarity. The organization will continue that undertaking on Wednesday, Aug. 23, partnering with High Sierra Gardens to host Eyes on the Lake, an aquatic […]

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Interim Carson City airport manager in place

August 16, 2017 — The Carson City Airport Authority approved the hiring of an interim airport manager on Wednesday, Aug. 16, while it searches for a permanent manager. The authority is hiring Dirk Zahtilla to replace Tim Rowe, the airport manager for the last six years, who resigned in […]

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Letter to the editor: Parasol wants to renege on pledge

August 16, 2017 — Parasol wants to renege on pledge In the late 1990s, the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation made a pledge to Incline Village General Improvement District residents, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, private donors, and community nonprofits. Parasol committed to construct, operate, and maintain a community nonprofit […]

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Ta-Hoe Nalu celebrates a decade on the lake at Kings Beach

August 16, 2017 — It began a decade ago with friends embarking on a paddleboard race from Commons Beach to Tahoe Vista with only bragging rights on the line and a tab for the night's beers at stake. Going into the 11th annual Ta-Hoe Nalu, the festival has grown […]

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