LISTEN: Signatures acquired for recall Newsom petition, Incline Village sheriff’s office to be fully staffed this summer and more on Tahoe Talk podcast

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend, whether you were celebrating the joyous Lunar New Year (FYI: Year of the Ox), Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, Presidents’ Day… or just this 4-day week!

Regional News:

  • CA governor Newsom might be on the hot seat as the petition to recall him says they have the amount of signatures needed for the campaign to happen.
  • Sunken boat off of Pope beach
  • In Incline Village (thanks to a grant from the Duffield Foundation) the sheriff’s office will be fully staffed this summer – something that hasn’t been done in over 20 years.
  • If you’re a cross country skier – or just want to hit up something different without the lines from the lift, cross country trails have been groomed and ready to roll up at Spooner Lake
  • only sight of weather on the horizon is possibly Friday and potentially into the weekend, but looks like could be rain at lake level and snow at the higher elevations
  • In an announcement last week, NV governor Sisolak announced that beginning yesterday, most NV businesses will be able to move into the 35% capacity range and in another month possibly back into the 50% capacity range. It also pushes large gatherings into a 200 or 25% (whatever is less)

Nation and World News:

  • Perseverance, NASA’s most sophisticated rover to date, is expected to land on the surface of Mars on Thursday, February 18, around 3:55 p.m. ET. The rover has been traveling through space since launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at the end of July.
  • Back in 2012, the FAA anticipated 30,000 drones operating by 2020. But, like the current temperature in Texas, that was wayyyyy too low. According to data from the government, there are at least 1,746,248 registered drones in the US, and likely many more unregistered ones.
  • In Bloomberg’s annual ranking of innovative countries, America has fallen outside the top 10. A 2020 report from the National Science Board sounded a warning about the U.S. being “no longer the uncontested leader” in science and engineering.
  • Jeopardy’s late Alex Trebeck donates wardrobe to The Doe Fund, an organization that “provides paid work, housing, vocational training, continuing education and comprehensive social services to underserved Americans with histories of addiction, homelessness and incarceration.”
  • What happens when you mix the world’s richest human and the #1 downloaded podcast in the world? Find out by listening to Elon Musk and Joe Rogan. 3:24

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