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Nevada County Supervisor Hall pushes for housing, homelessness funding

June 26, 2017 — A majority of Nevada County supervisors on Tuesday opposed a move to shuffle funds from an existing project to housing and homelessness, a suggestion made by Supervisor Heidi Hall moments after the board approved its budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Hall argued supervisors made […]

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Dermody Properties completes first industrial building for LogistiCenter at I-80

June 26, 2017 — Dermody Properties has completed the first of four industrial buildings for its LogistiCenter at I-80 project. The company marked the completion of the first building in Phase 1 of the project with a flag raising ceremony and luncheon on June 21 at the Verdi location. […]

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Edgewood celebrates completion of $100M lodge in South Shore of Lake Tahoe

June 26, 2017 — Nearly 25 years in the making, Edgewood Tahoe's $100-million lodge is finally complete. The 154-room lodge, which broke ground in October 2015, includes a spa and salon, 200-seat bistro and bar, ballroom, adventure center, kids camp, high-end shops, and a lakefront swimming pool. Community members […]

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Snowmass to host U.S. Grand Prix prior to 2018 Olympics; Mammoth Mountain to host final leg

June 26, 2017 — For the first time in 20 years, Snowmass will be a stop on Olympic hopefuls’ road to the PyeongChang Games. Snowmass Village, which celebrates the 50-year anniversary of its ski resort this winter, will host five Olympic-qualifying events via the U.S. Grand Prix from Jan. […]

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Former Nevada County Democratic Party chairman Jim Firth dies at 70

June 26, 2017 — Kristine Firth remembers her father as someone who loved to try different recipes. When she thinks of Jim Firth, who died this week, she pictures a man cooking a meal for his family. "You'd wake up and he'd say, 'What do you want in your […]

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Angora Fire reinforced importance of fuels reduction in Tahoe Basin

June 26, 2017 — Ten years ago the Angora Fire reinforced something firefighting officials already knew: hazardous fuels reduction works — and there needs to be more of it. Though the fire burned 3,100 acres and destroyed 254 homes, in the areas where fuels reduction had taken place — […]

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Lake Tahoe kayaker recounts near-death experience in Upper Truckee River

June 26, 2017 — Three weeks ago, South Lake Tahoe resident Elys Clark almost drowned in the Upper Truckee River. Two weeks later, a Minden woman died after falling from her paddleboard in the river — and Clark decided it was time to speak up. “My partner and I […]

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David Frescholtz

June 26, 2017 — December 29, 1940 ~ June 21, 2017 David Frescholtz was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1940. In 1959, he enlisted in the Navy and served for 10 years, receiving a campaign medal for his service in the war in Vietnam. Shortly afterwards, he moved to […]

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Shortage of construction workers in Nevada County reaching critical levels

June 26, 2017 — Barbara Bashall, Executive Director of the Nevada County Contractors' Association, describes the local skilled labor shortage: "It's terrible. It's really critical right now. "Companies are screaming for employees," Bashall said. "There aren't enough young people that want to work in construction. There's a lot of […]

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United Airlines starts non-stop flights to Chicago from Reno

June 25, 2017 — United Airlines has started daily non-stop flights from Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD). The new flights, which started on June 8, provide additional summer travel options between Reno and the Windy City. This marks the first time in recent RNO […]

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Jeff Wattenmaker Scholarship goes to Calvin Wilson

June 25, 2017 — One of the area's top skiers, Calvin Wilson, will be packing up his skis to compete at the next level in the fall, joining the NCAA Division I Bates College men's alpine ski team. After years with the Far West Masters Scholarship Program, Wilson recently […]

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Heavenly’s Epic Discovery program: Ultimate outdoor summer playground at Lake Tahoe (video)

June 25, 2017 — Heavenly Mountain Resort might have hung up its skis in the spring, but the summer adventure season is just now getting underway. Heavenly's Epic Discovery program at Lake Tahoe will have you doing anything from zip lining and tubing to climbing a rock wall and […]

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Lake Tahoe pro skier sells creative, fresh-fruit popsicles (on a bike)

June 25, 2017 — In the winter you'll find professional skier Hazel Birnbaum racing down big mountains in the Freeride World Tour — but come summer, the Alaska-native turned Meyers-resident can be found cycling around town with a cooler full of artisanal popsicles. "Nobody wants popsicles in the winter. […]

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Proposition to speed up death penalty process likely dead

June 24, 2017 — The Nov. 8, 2016 California ballot included two death penalty related Propositions: 62 and 66. Prop. 62 would have outlawed the death penalty. I recommended a "yes" vote. It was defeated. Prop. 66 would have speeded up the death penalty process. I recommended a "no" […]

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Letter to the editor: A special thanks from robotics team

June 24, 2017 — A special thanks from robotics team The Rolling Bots robotics team from Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) would like to thank community members and businesses, which helped make their trip to the National Championships possible. We could not have made the trip to LegoLand to […]

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Wine Ink: Notes from the Aspen Food & Wine Classic

June 24, 2017 — Wine events and festivals can be challenging. On the one hand, there is the opportunity to taste many great wines in a short period of time. You can, in the course of a couple of hours, gain access to myriad grapes and wine styles, which […]

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Truckee’s Piping Rock Equestrian Center gallops into summer season

June 24, 2017 — With the arrival of summer, the Piping Rock Equestrian Center is trotting out several different options for getting out and exploring the Sierra Nevada wilderness. From trail rides to the top of Boca Hill with its views of the Martis Valley to late afternoon excursions […]

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Bark beetle infestation continues to threaten Tahoe-Truckee forests

June 24, 2017 — Visitors to North Lake Tahoe this summer will notice the steady flow of the Truckee River, the high water level of Lake Tahoe, and dense green growth that has sprung up across the region thanks to record snow and rainfall this winter. But they'll also […]

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Louis T. Guzzi (Ted)

June 23, 2017 — On June 18, Louis T. Guzzi, known to all but officialdom as Ted, died peacefully at his home in Carnelian Bay, surrounded by friends and family, after a long, hard fight with cancer—the last act of an exemplary life. He was 70 years old. Born […]

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Taylor Creek Visitor Center to host family friendly bird, nature festivals

June 23, 2017 — Ever wondered what that purple flower sprouting up along the trails is called? Or what the real name of the "Cheeseburger" bird is? The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is hosting two back-to-back nature festivals that will tell you just that this weekend. The "Wild Tahoe […]

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