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September 1, 2015
Authorities investigating more vandalism at two North Lake Tahoe churches

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Authorities are investigating a pair of church vandalism incidents that occurred overnight Saturday, the latest in a trend of destructive crimes at a North Lake Tahoe community’s places of worship.The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic church at 701 Mt. Rose Highway and The Village Church, a Presbyterian church at 736 McCourry Blvd., both in Incline Village, sustained considerable damage, including broken windows and equipment, and severed ropes and Christmas lights, Washoe C …

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Trail advocates envision multi-use connectivity between Nevada City, Truckee with 'Pines to Mines Trail'

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — While out walking in the countryside, avid outdoorsman and District 5 Nevada County Supervisor Richard Anderson wondered about the feasibility of hiking to Nevada City from his home town of Truckee, tent camping all along the way.A few email exchanges and a glance at a trails map told him it was possible to hike or ride a bike or horse on established trails from Nevada City east to the Eagle Lakes. If he followed Old Highway 40 west from Truckee he could arrive at the Lol …

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Wildlife officials kill second 'dangerous' Lake Tahoe bear in span of 3 days

STATELINE, Nev. — For the second time this week, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has killed a black bear deemed a threat to public safety at Lake Tahoe, officials said.A yearling female bear, about 18 months old, was trapped during the evening hours between Thursday night and Friday morning in the Kingsbury area of Douglas County, near the lake’s South Shore.Chris Healy, NDOW’s public information officer, said the bear was identified as one that has recently broken into two different houses in …

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Bears chased off after invading South Lake Tahoe garage (video)

El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies chased away a mother bear and three cubs after being caught with their paws in the chest freezer in a Gardner Street garage Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 25, near Emerald Bay Road.According to Deputy Damian Frisby, three bears entered an open garage after catching the scent of just a few orange peels around noon. The residents recently returned home and had not closed the garage yet.“They were literally getting into the chest freezer when we arrived,” Frisby said.Fr …

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South Lake Tahoe shooting details unknown

More than two months after the police-involved shooting of Kris Jackson at Tahoe Hacienda Inn, questions still outnumber answers.The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office has not yet released information on whether Jackson, 22, was shot from the front or the back. According to the DA’s office, the case is still under investigation.Despite completion of the county coroner’s report, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office declined to release results. The sheriff’s office cited in a letter to t …

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Man arrested after allegedly shooting gun near gated Truckee neighborhood

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Authorities on Wednesday arrested a Reno man after he allegedly fired a handgun in the air and started a small brushfire near a gated Truckee community.According to the Truckee Police Department, officers responded late Wednesday morning to The Meadows neighboorhood in eastern Truckee, just outside the Glenshire subdivision, to reports of a man with a gun walking in a wooded area behind several of the community’s estate-sized lots.“Once the suspect was located by police, the su …

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Forest Service removes South Lake Tahoe pond

MEYERS — Long a watering hole for locals, what used to be Seneca Pond has been plowed over and turned into a mudflat by U.S. Forest Service crews.Bulldozers and dump trucks moved dirt Friday afternoon, Aug. 21, as part of a wetlands restoration project that began this summer.By the time U.S. Forest Service crews are finished, two acres of streams and a more natural environment will be restored, according to U.S Forest Service project manager Stephanie Heller.Heller said in a few years’ time peop …

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Squaw Valley should not become Vail or Aspen, development critic writes

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Citing numerous environmental concerns for Olympic Valley and the greater Tahoe-Truckee region, members of public are requesting the proposed Village at Squaw Valley development either be rejected or further scaled down.That was a common opinion among the 315 individual comment letters from locals and visitors received by Placer County on the project’s draft Environmental Impact Report.“It is a village, not a city and needs to be proportioned accordingly,” writes Marcia …

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