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August 3, 2015
North Lake Tahoe roundabouts require $250,000 overhaul

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The state and county will spend roughly a quarter-million dollars to upgrade both Kings Beach roundabouts due to an oversight in how portions of them were constructed, officials said.The first phase of the $50 million Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project to improve the 1.1-mile section of Highway 28 through town kicked off last summer, and included construction of the traffic circles at Coon and Bear streets.During one of the few storms last winter, Caltrans and …

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Truckee man, 19, killed after crashing car into tree (updated)

TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s uncertain if speed played a factor in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a 19-year-old Truckee resident Tuesday evening.An investigation is under way into the crash that killed Giovanni Arellano, said Truckee Police Department Sgt. Robert Womack.“What I have is a car that unfortunately ran into a tree, and that’s all we have,” Womack said Thursday.TPD received several 911 calls at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday of the accident in the area of Jeffery Pine and Alpine Fir roads, ne …

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NHP releases name of man killed in Kingsbury crash

The Nevada Highway Patrol has released the identity of a Zephyr Cove man killed in an car crash on State Road 207/Kingsbury Grade Monday afternoon.John Jacob Filas, 93, died from injuries suffered during the crash after being transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. Filas was involved in a single-vehicle crash where the Ford Ranger he was driving drifted off the road near Katherine Drive in Stateline. He was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision and impairment does not …

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Increasing evaporation influencing historic changes at Lake Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — While Lake Tahoe’s iconic blueness and clarity often garner all the attention during annual State of the Lake reports, it was the lake’s increasing rate of evaporation in 2014 that most surprised the report’s author this year.While the lake’s water level continues to drop due to a number of factors, it’s actually helping improve clarity, which is the best its been in more than a decade, improving from 70.2 feet in 2013 to 77.8 feet in 2014, according to the report release …

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South Lake Tahoe approves new rules for vacation home rentals

By a 4-0 vote, the South Lake Tahoe City Council approved new regulations governing vacation home rentals during another marathon session Tuesday.The most recent vacation ordinance drew a lot of debate over the past year as the city attempted to address what it called a balancing act for residents and rental applicants alike.City Manager Nancy Kerry said the new ordinance will provide a more streamlined process for vacation home rental applications.Councilman Tom Davis recused himself because of …

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Nando Parrado, one of 16 'Miracle in the Andes' survivors, to present next month at Lake Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In a blink of an eye, I was dead, out for days.That’s how Nando Parrado described the moment when Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 — which was carrying him, his fellow rugby teammates, and his mother and sister — crashed in the remote Andes Mountains on Oct. 13, 1972.“Initially, we had hope of a rescue,” Parrado said in a recent interview. “We heard on the ninth day via a radio transmitter the search had been called off. I knew at that moment matters were in our own hands.” …

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Truckee drain art project aims to limit stormwater pollution

TRUCKEE, Calif. — With paintbrush in hand, local artist Todd Tanis worked this week in downtown Truckee on a mural that aims to remind everyone to protect the environment.Sponsored by the town of Truckee, Tanis is painting the storm drain at the corner of Donner Pass Road and Spring Street.“(It’s) to provide a creative solution for informing residents about the connection between the storm drains and the waterways,” said Drew Jack, engineering technician for the town. “The storm drain system doe …

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Annie Rutledge wins Tahoe Rim Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run

Among the elite field of athletes fit enough to take on a 100-mile foot race, Annie Rutledge is a rookie. You wouldn’t have known it on Saturday.In her first attempt at such an ambitious distance, Rutledge claimed the women’s victory while finishing sixth overall in the Tahoe Rim Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run. “It was fun,” Rutledge said Monday as she rewarded her legs with a cold soak in Lake Tahoe. “I would say 90 percent of the day I felt really good. My motto is ‘strong and steady,’ and I jus …

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