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November 25, 2015
Incline Village officials continue to explore bear-trash management

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Following two years of stricter solid waste enforcement — and with an expected increase in trash containment issues — Incline Village remains divided on how best to address the issue, especially when the conversation turns to human-wildlife conflicts.During an Oct. 1 board of trustees retreat, Incline Village General Improvement District Public Works Director Joe Pomroy presented a solid waste enforcement report.Pomroy took board members through the history of Ordinance 1 …

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Cold Water Brewery awards California woman top honor for craft 'El Niño Stout'

Community was the theme at Cold Water Brewery Wednesday night, Oct. 28, as the restaurant hosted its second Brewer’s Cup home-brewing competition. The now biannual event gives local home brewers the opportunity to showcase their work and receive feedback through a blind taste test format. The winner earns the opportunity to have their recipe featured on tap at the brewery later this year.With nine locally crafted home brews presented to guests in attendance Wednesday, one Mexican chocolate stout …

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Lake Tahoe weather: Snow advisory extended to 10 p.m., 2 feet possible; power restored in Incline Village

11 a.m. UPDATE:Power has since been restored to NV Energy customers in Incline Village, officials said.In all, forecasters say today’s storm could dump up to 8 inches of snow at about 7,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada, and possibly up to 12 inches of snow along the highest mountain peaks.A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 10 p.m. Monday.----------9 a.m. MONDAY UPDATE:Roughly 3,100 customers are without power Monday morning in Incline Village as the first winter storm of the 2015-16 …

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Food & Drink: Make a spooktacular cocktail

Whether you are going to a party of hanging out at home waiting for the knock-knock of trick-or-treaters, you will enjoy this festive martini. If you’d like a little extra garnish you can wet the rim of the martini glass and dip it into crushed graham cracker crumbs. Happy Halloween!PUMPKIN PIE MARTINIMakes two servings Ingredients1 cup ice3 ounces* vanilla vodka1 ounce* crème de cacao2/3 cup heavy cream¼ cup pumpkin puree2 tbsp. maple syrupPumpkin pie spice (for garnish)DirectionsCombine ice, …

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Dia de los Muertos: A celebration of life and death

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, isn’t meant to be scary like Halloween. Rather, this Latin American holiday celebrates death as a part of life, with roots in pagan Aztec lore. It also pays homage to deceased loved ones through family ritual, often connected to the Catholic Church. And though Day of the Dead celebrations coincide this weekend (Sunday and Monday, Nov. 1-2) with America’s spooky traditions — like trick-or-treating and haunted houses — its purpose is very different.“It’s a c …

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Aerial rope course approved for North Lake Tahoe park

TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — The offerings at the North Tahoe Regional Park will soon be elevated from the traditional activities of hiking, softball and disc golf to include an experience in the trees.In a 5-0 vote earlier this month, the North Tahoe Public Utility District board of directors gave district leader Duane Whitelaw the authority to execute an agreement to bring an aerial adventure-based rope course to the Tahoe Vista park.“These are really popular recreational activities,” Whitelaw said, …

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Dozens of North Lake Tahoe street lights to be turned off

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — After decades of covering the cost to illuminate several communities at night, the North Tahoe Public Utility District recently decided it’s time for lights out. Earlier this month in a 5-0 vote, the PUD board of directors ruled that the district should no longer pay to light 96 street lights located between Dollar Hill and Crystal Bay. “We certainly don’t want anyone to be injured as a result of it being dark, but it’s just not our duty,” said Duane Whitelaw, NTPUD interim …

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