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September 1, 2014
Tesla plans Truckee supercharging station for electric cars

TRUCKEE, Calif. — More open road lies ahead for customers of Tesla Motors as it expands its charging station network to Truckee. The electric car company is building a supercharger station locally, a Tesla spokesperson confirmed this week, but has yet to announce its exact location and opening date. Meanwhile, six charging bays with “Tesla” written on them can be seen behind Safeway on Donner Pass Road. On Tuesday afternoon, the site was taped off with construction equipment present. “Tesla’s s …

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Politicians promote public-private partnerships

Combining science with collaboration is key to understanding and managing the natural environment, California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday during the 2014 Lake Tahoe Summit keynote address. In his speech, Brown noted that efforts to protect the environment take “science, management, technology and learning how to live with nature.” Sometimes there are setbacks, he said, but people have to push forward. “We are engaged in a great undertaking, working together, living with nature and living, hope …

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Schue named Tribune Publisher

Natasha Schue has been named publisher of the Tahoe Daily Tribune. She has been employed at the Tribune for the past six years, most recently as its advertising sales manager. Schue is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she earned a degree in English and communications and began her sales career in the Sacramento area. Her husband, Ryan — a born and raised Tahoe-native — is what ultimately brought her up to the area, where they now reside in Meyers. She and her husband have a 2-year- …

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New trails, bike path open up

Exploring Lake Tahoe’s illustrious backcountry just got a little easier in the South Shore. The U.S. Forest Service has been busy this summer building, restoring and maintaining several trails to enhance the recreational experience in the area. Other regions at the lake have already seen the benefits of the agency’s large-scale projects. Now the South Shore is getting the treatment. In fact, many new paths are already complete and ready for people to use. The latest is a bike path connecting Fal …

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Locals raising money for leukemia prior to Lake Tahoe Marathon

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Warren Kendall remembers pretty vividly when, where and how he heard the news. It was at the end of his fall semester at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2008, he got the phone call. “The doctor told me my bloodwork was outrageous and that I needed to see a specialist right away about my white blood cell count,” Kendall recalled. After a biopsy, doctors told Kendall some of his chromosomes mutated — a phenomenon known as the “Philadelphia chrom …

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Board: Insufficient evidence that Tahoe hospital CEO broke law (updated)

The Tahoe Forest Hospital District board of directors will take no further action regarding an alleged conflict of interest with CEO Bob Schapper. The board’s 4-1 decision Thursday afternoon after meeting for roughly five hours in closed session caps a multi-month internal investigation. The decision was based on a conclusion from an independent investigator that found insufficient evidence that Schapper violated California’s conflict of interest code 1090. Greg Moser, a partner with San Diego-b …

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Truckee football | Wolverines looking to regain championship form

It’s been awhile since the 12-time state champion Wolverines entered a season as anything but the team to beat. A year after struggling to a 3-6 record and failing to make playoffs for the first time in 25 years, however, they appear to have lost that distinction. High school sports website MaxPreps has the Truckee football team ranked 59th in the state of Nevada, 22nd among the Division I-A ranks and eighth out of 10 teams in the Northern Division I-A. “I take offense to that more than anyt …

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Scientists: Climate change among factors impacting Tahoe’s health

Temperatures are getting warmer at Lake Tahoe, resulting in longer summers and concerns from scientists about the lake’s long-term stability. During the past 100 years, air temperatures have increased about 5 degrees at the alpine lake. They could increase by another 8 degrees by 2100, resulting in an extra several weeks of summer-like conditions, according to scientists. “None of the models predict that it’s a flat line or that (temperatures) are going down,” said Geoff Schladow, director of th …

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