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November 28, 2014
Thieves steal $25,000 in skis, snowboards in overnight Truckee burglary

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Police are investigating an overnight burglary of a downtown ski and snowboard shop where more than $25,000 worth of gear was stolen. At about 3 a.m. Thursday, suspects broke into the Soulhouse Project Ski and Snowboard Shop at 10116 E St., just off Donner Pass Road, according to the Truckee Police Department, and took roughly 40 skis and snowboards. “The alarm was activated upon entry; however, the thieves appeared to quickly flee the area after the activation,” officers said …

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$114M Truckee bond approved; Daniels edges Coolidge by 25 votes

TRUCKEE/TAHOE, Calif. — At long last, the local election scene is coming into focus — meaning school officials and administrators have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Placer County unveiled official election results Monday afternoon, showing voter support across the region’s three counties for the local school measures U and E. Monday’s results show 318 voters in favor and 274 against Measure U, which will fund $114 million in improvements to Truckee campuses in the Tahoe Truckee U …

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South Lake Tahoe hotel to receive overhaul

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE -- The heart-shaped hot tubs, the paintings of exotic birds on the walls in the rainforest room, the Doric-style columns in the Roman room and the strange presence of Elvis Presley in the Graceland room will soon become a thing of the past at the soon-to-be formerly known Fantasy Inn. A roughly $1-million renovation, which started in early August, is underway at the once risque getaway destination for many locals and tourists. The construction, General Manager Scott Morton sa …

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Tempers flare at USPS meeting in Stateline

STATELINE, Nev. — A man standing in the crowd of a hostile U.S. Postal Service meeting in Stateline, Nev., on Wednesday perhaps described the scene best when referring to it as “chaos.” Tempers flared at the meeting with several residents shouting over each other and not giving USPS District Manager Belinda Olson enough time to fully answer a question before the next cry of disapproval was heard. “There is a problem here, and it’s not with us,” yelled one lady in the audience. With little inform …

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Tahoe hospital district to pay up to $57,000 in CEO’s legal fees (updated)

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe Forest Hospital District will cover a portion of CEO Bob Schapper’s attorney fees related to the board’s internal conflict of interest investigation earlier this year. In a 4-1 vote on Nov. 18, the TFHD board of directors approved reimbursing up to $57,000 of Schapper’s personal attorney fees and expenses through Aug. 21, according to the district. “I fully appreciate my fiduciary responsibility to the community to protect the assets of this public hospital; however, …

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Fire chief gets 16 percent raise, now highest-paid in Reno-Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Mike Brown was granted a 16 percent raise Wednesday, making him the highest-paid fire chief in the greater Reno-Tahoe region. The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted 4-1 to up Brown’s base salary to 177,048.64, meaning he’ll make about $28,000 more annually. “This fire district is one of the most respected, and we are continually called upon to pass along our expertise, and most of that stems down from the chief,” director Dale Smith said. …

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Public weighs options in plan to create new bike, walk paths in South Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE -- A plan to create safer and easier to use walk and bike paths around South Tahoe Middle School received even more feedback from the public Wednesday as planners move closer to their final vision for the area. Numerous surveys and workshops have now been conducted on the STMS Connectivity Plan, which could lead to the addition of new sidewalks, crosswalks, bike paths and more in sections along Highway 50, Lyons Avenue, Johnson Boulevard, Al Tahoe Boulevard and Rufus Allen Boule …

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Steeped in Sierra history, iconic Sugar Bowl ski resort embarks on 75th season

NORDEN, Calif. — It may just be the sweetest year yet for Sugar Bowl Resort as it readies to celebrate its 75th anniversary this season. The Donner Summit resort — one of the few family owned, independently operated ski areas left in the country — has a long enduring history with a continued emphasis on skiing. Since opening Dec. 15, 1939, Sugar Bowl has seen many changes, although the most important thing that has remained consistent is its culture, said John Monson, the marketing director for …

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