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March 27, 2015
Decision day is Tuesday for 66-acre Truckee development

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Proposed development guidelines for Joerger Ranch are scheduled to be voted on by Truckee Town Council next week.Town staff is recommending council members adopt a site plan, maps and certify a final environmental document for the 66-acre property at the Highway 267/Brockway Road/Soaring Way four corners intersection.Approval would establish specific allowed land uses and development standards/guidelines for the property.The proposal divides the property into four parcels, with …

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Lake Tahoe's Boulder Bay development gets cash needed to move forward

CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — The project to transform the look and feel of North Lake Tahoe’s California/Nevada state line by redeveloping the Tahoe Biltmore will move forward after the company overseeing it secured financing in a deal cemented with an undisclosed private equity firm on Thursday, March 12.Boulder Bay LLC had been struggling to garner the necessary dollars to fund construction of the development ever since it received approval nearly four years ago after a 12-hour Tahoe Regional Planning …

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South Lake Tahoe Man killed in suspected DUI crash

A 28-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was killed Friday night during a suspected DUI crash on Highway 50 west of Chiapa Drive. The deceased man, David Earl Baker, who was riding as a passenger in a Chevrolet pickup truck, was transported via air ambulance to Renown Hospital in Reno, where he succumbed to his injuries, according to a California Highway Patrol press release. The driver of the truck Ginger D. Baker, 43, also of South Lake Tahoe and David Baker’s sister, sustained moderate injuries. In …

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Potential changes to vacation home rental rules to be discussed at public meeting (correction)

CORRECTION: The meeting is Tuesday evening on March 24 at 5:30 p.m., not Monday. The correction has been made in the story below.Potential city code updates regarding vacation home rentals in South Lake Tahoe will be the focus of a public meeting Tuesday evening at Lake Tahoe Airport.The city has been exploring changes to the vacation home rental code over the past several weeks in an effort to address community concerns about noise, trash and parking issues.It is seeking public input on those c …

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City to crack down on signage

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE -- The City of South Lake Tahoe and the South Lake Tahoe Police Department are beginning an effort to focus attention on excessive and unpermitted signage. A SLTPD press release stated that most signs in the City require a permit with specific limitations on sign size and design.The focus comes as an effort to “help make our City more attractive to our summer season guests and advance the City Council’s Strategic Priority to Improve our Built Environment to more closely mirror …

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Novasel unable to participate in Meyers Area Plan process; Conflict of interest cited

MEYERS, CALIF. — A concerned group of Meyers residents are reaching out to county leaders with a variety of requests after discovering their recently elected area representative, Supervisor Sue Novasel, doesn’t have a say in the widely debated community plan.Earlier this month, the county’s legal counsel determined that Novasel’s 11.5 percent share of property within the commercial core in Meyers was enough to declare a conflict of interest with the plan’s development. This is because Novasel’s …

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$1,000 reward offered for recovery of stolen Lake Tahoe moose head

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Sunnyside Resort’s iconic moose head is on the loose, and authorities are offering up to $1,000 to find out who stole it.The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating the historic stuffed head, which was stolen between midnight and 7 a.m. on Jan. 22, officials said.According to PCSO, one or more suspects entered the lobby at Sunnyside Resort and removed the mounted head, “which is an icon for the historic resort and is greatly missed.”Anyone wit …

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Truckee turns to crowdfunding to fill $250,000 pool gap (with video)

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Officials have launched a crowdfunding effort to install a warm-water pool during upcoming Truckee aquatic center construction.The Indiegogo campaign has a fundraising goal of $250,000 by May 5. As of Tuesday morning $32,700 (13 percent) of the goal had been met.“We want community members to feel ownership in the aquatic center, to know their donation made a difference and brought the aquatic center to its completed form,” said Amanda Oberacker, aquatic coordinator for the Truc …

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