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May 28, 2015
Scientists looking for new ways to battle climate change, increasing populations at Lake Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE — For years, the health of Lake Tahoe was best understood by means of an annual dropping of a white disk — known as a Secchi disk — in the middle of the lake and measuring the depth at which it could still be seen.While some in the broader scientific community whispered that the annual ritual had more to do with aesthetics or optics than gaining a science-based picture of Tahoe’s health, others assert the decline in lake clarity — which has diminished from 100 feet in 1968 to about 78 …

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EDSO deputy arrested on narcotics charges

An El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Tuesday evening in Gardnerville by Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies on several charges, including trafficking methamphetamine and conspiracy. Deputy Mark Zlendick, who is assigned to the South Lake Tahoe Narcotics Enforcement Team, was arrested after the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 6:45 p.m. regarding a domestic dispute at his home in the 1300 block of Centerville Road, DCSO Sgt. and Public Information Officer …

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Suspected drug related explosion causes damage to apartment

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE -- A suspected small honey oil lab, a substance made from marijuana plants, caused a minor explosion that blew out the windows of an apartment in a small complex Tuesday night on Larch Avenue near Pioneer Trail. “I see the windows start inflating like balloons and then before you know it they burst, ‘pop! Boom!’ I run to the street and once I looked back everybody was outside,” said Erick Lopez, who lives directly above the apartment where the explosion occurred.Lopez was standi …

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Environmental report out for multi-acre Lake Tahoe ski resort expansion

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The major development proposal to construct lodging, commercial space and an indoor/outdoor recreation facility at Squaw Valley would result in several significant, unavoidable environmental impacts.According to a recently released draft environmental impact report for the Squaw Valley expansion project, those impacts are associated with cultural and visual resources, transportation and circulation, noise, greenhouse gases, and climate change, another other potential imp …

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Tahoe, Truckee embracing craft beer movement

Lake Tahoe’s beer scene has grown tremendously in the last two years, paralleling craft brew growth trends in the rest of the country with more than 3,000 breweries operating in the U.S. — at least 540 of which are in California, the largest craft beer state in the U.S. For the first time in decades, North Shore, South Shore and Truckee all have at least one brewery, so take advantage of this explosive time and visit all of them this summer. By August, six Lake Tahoe-area breweries will quench t …

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New downtown Truckee brewery on tap

Things are about to start hopping inside Truckee’s Flying A building as plans to construct a brewery there get under way. Work to transform the bare space into Lake Tahoe Brewing Co.’s latest brewery and restaurant will commence in the coming days, with a late July or early August opening on tap. “We’re Lake Tahoe Brewing Co., so we felt in order to be real genuine to that we wanted our recipe and beer to really start here at the lake and kind of go from there,” said Michael Candelario, owner o …

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Himmel Haus continues sustainable food approach

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Good German food, German beer and a sustainable business goal all drive Himmel Haus restaurant.Sustainability also plays into the restaurant’s ingredients, literally, according to food and beverages manager David Graham-Armstrong.“Our choice is to use as many locally grown organic and sustainable farms as possible,” Graham-Armstrong said. Himmel Haus opened three years ago at 3819 Saddle Road with the goal to provide authentic German food, beer and atmosphere while being healt …

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Revamped, re-visioned West Shore market opens to rave reviews

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — That locals-led saying that the “West Shore is the Best Shore” just got another reason to shine, thanks to Sunday’s grand reopening of the market in Sunnyside.“It’s very different from where it use to be, but it’s a step up — up and beyond what use to be here,” said Sunnyside resident Matt Quimby while inside the renovated store Sunday. “It needed a revamp. It was just really cramped and outdated. ... They did a spectacular job.”Scott Zumwalt, Chris Schuster and Carmine Bove …

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