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April 25, 2015
Boy, 13, killed by train near Truckee late Sunday afternoon

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A 13-year-old boy was hit and killed by a train Sunday evening while walking along tracks near Truckee.KXTV in Sacramento reports California and Nevada officials found the boy’s body after responding to reports of a pedestrian incident near Interstate 80.Anthony William Schafer, 13, of Sun Valley, Nev., was reportedly hit at about 5:15 p.m. on a double-track bridge by a Union Pacific locomotive traveling eastbound near Farad Road, located roughly halfway between Truckee and Ren …

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Woman, 61, suspected of embezzling $850,000 from Lake Tahoe business

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A Lake Tahoe woman was arrested this week on suspicion of embezzling more than $850,000 from a local business, authorities said.Detectives on Thursday arrested Pamela Jean Kircher, 61, of Carnelian Bay, Calif., after an investigation that began in late 2014, according to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.Kircher most recently worked as a housekeeper at various locations throughout Incline Village, according to WCSO.“Victims became suspicious of Kircher late last year and …

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Tahoe's Sand Harbor boat ramp won't launch for 2015; others will open

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — One of the most popular boat-launching ramps at Lake Tahoe will not open this year due to diminishing water levels aided by the continuing Western drought.The ramp at Sand Harbor would normally open for the summer boating season on May 1. However, with hardly any snowmelt runoff this spring due to a fourth-straight mild winter, that won’t happen in 2015, said Jay Howard, supervisor for Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks.“We just recently concluded that … there is not enough wa …

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Maloff presents Barton with $10 million check

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE -- South Lake Tahoe Resident Lisa Maloff presented a $10 million check to Barton Foundation for the construction of the Robert Maloff Center of Excellence during a dinner presentation Wednesday evening at Riva Grill. The center, for which plans were presented to the city on March 12, is expected to expand services in wellness and preventive care, orthopedics and rehabilitation as well as in sports performance. Planners are hoping to break ground by August. “I’ve lived in this co …

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Squaw-Alpine gondola: Marco Sullivan, JT Holmes, others weigh in (w/ video)

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Initial reaction from local residents, business owners and skiers is mixed regarding a plan announced Monday to connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows using a base-to-base gondola.“I’m totally in favor of the whole thing,” said Michael Pavel, owner of Mtn. Mike Sports in Squaw Valley. “ ... It really denotes that this is going to be the largest ski area in the United States, so it will attract a lot more people, more skiers.”Meanwhile, Truckee resident Camille Bishop, w …

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Red Hut makes USA Today headlines

A hometown restaurant made a national splash on April 10 when veteran travel and food writer Larry Olmsted tipped his hat to The Red Hut in his USA Today column.Olmsted visited the 56-year-old café, digging into its origins as a donut ship and praising its food and style.“Red Hut is everything you want in a breakfast joint: good food, lots of it, unique house specialties, charm and exceptionally friendly service from everyone on the team,” Olmsted writes in his column.Red Hut veteran manager Daw …

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Tahoe Forest Hospital board appoints new interim leader (updated)

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe Forest Hospital District Board of Directors has appointed a replacement for outgoing interim CEO Virginia “Ginny” Razo.Chief Information Officer Jake Dorst beat out one other internal candidate for the job and will assume the position May 1.“I’m very excited and humbled to be in that position,” Dorst said Tuesday.The board announced the appointment after closed session at a special Monday meeting, when directors considered internal candidates for the position and poss …

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'True Squallywood legend' | Tahoe photographer beginning road to recovery after spinal cord injury

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Etched into the ebb and flow of Jason Abraham’s life story are countless images of the craggy peaks, granite outcroppings and vertical chutes that have shaped, altered and transformed his overall growth and evolution thus far.In taking stock of the North Tahoe-based photographer’s mountaineering exploits, there are perhaps two profound turning points that fundamentally altered the course of his existence, both of which were set against the backdrop of two of his most rev …

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