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May 21, 2015 — 

Change in the weatherDo any of you find it a bit strange that we’re finally receiving a semblance of winter weather in the middle of May? Are you concerned about …

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Jim Porter: Lead ammunitions banned in California (2)

May 21, 2015 — 

The California Legislature passed a phased lead ammunition ban, signed into law by Governor Jerry in 2013.Other states have dabbled in the area of the lead ammunition issue but California …

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Tahoe Market Pulse: Should you hedge your bond portfolio? (3)

May 19, 2015 — 

The yield on the 10-year Treasury has jumped from 1.9 percent to over 2.2 percent in the last month. Global rates rose, too, and the higher rates adversely affected many …

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Jim Clark: More booze, legal weed would increase Nevada tourism (4)

May 19, 2015 — 

I spent the last couple of weeks visiting the northwest, primarily Washington. Locals there are complaining about a “dry” season, but everything I saw was wet and green, and the …

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Revenooer Rants: Revenooers’ end run on Microsoft (5)

May 19, 2015 — 

Seems IRS’ recent deportment in dealing with Microsoft has got Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) all riled up.Hatch wrote to Commissioner Koskinen, last week, complaining of IRS’ use …

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Across the Universe: ‘Til death do us part in America (6)

May 19, 2015 — 

This past Friday, two pieces of major national news came across the wires. Both involve death — and boy, the subject matter for each couldn’t be more different.First, I found …

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Opinion: Voice your concerns against Martis Valley West (7)

May 19, 2015 — 

Is there anyone out there? Are you listening? You should.For all of you in the Tahoe Basin, take a moment and step outside on a glorious Tahoe night and look …

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: The visceral impact of listening to live music (8)

May 18, 2015 — 

I’m not a doctor, but I can tell you — live music will cure whatever ails you, be it the botch, the emrods or the erysipelas.I was reminded of this …

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Tahoe-Truckee Market Beat: We’ve come a long way since the Buttonwood Agreement (9)

May 18, 2015 — 

The evolution of global stock markets has been truly extraordinary in the internet age. Today, information travels around the globe in a matter of seconds. Trading stocks today is easier …

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Opinion: Disgusted with NDOW’s handling of latest bear incident (10)

May 18, 2015 — 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter was submitted on May 14. The trap referenced within has since been removed, sans a bear inside.For nearly a week, there has been a bear trap …

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Opinion: Another unfortunate reminder to be wary of wildlife on Tahoe roads (11)

May 18, 2015 — 

One of Tahoe’s baby bear cubs was hit and killed on Mt. Rose Highway 431 in Incline Village this weekend.The cub was only four months old — a very brief …

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Ink Out Loud: An American girl (12)

May 15, 2015 — 

Miranda took off running at 7 months old. She was mostly bald with little awkward tufts of blond fuzz. Her 5-year-old sister, Nicole, held Miranda when she slept. Nicole kept …

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Bramble On: Guess what? You’re not an athlete anymore (13)

May 14, 2015 — 

It had been nearly two years since I played soccer in a way that wasn’t with a PlayStation controller. Two years of sitting around and watching other people play on …

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Opinion: Is eco-terrorism alive and well at Lake Tahoe? (14)

May 14, 2015 — 

To the person who cut my hose and took the sprinkler attached to it, I have two comments: First, if you needed a sprinkler, all you had to do was …

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Jim Porter: Barry Bonds’ conviction overturned (15)

May 14, 2015 — 

In case you’ve been in a cave, Barry Bonds holds Major League Baseball’s career record for home runs — 762, and 73 in a season in 2001.However, as we also …

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Letter to the Editor (16)

May 14, 2015 — 

People versus Mother NatureI was thinking … The other day I read with great interest that approximately 335 million gallons of water evaporate from Lake Tahoe every day and yet …

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North Lake Tahoe Bonanza editorial: Can’t we all just get along in the sandbox? (17)

May 13, 2015 — 

Above this editorial space, readers often see a cartoon, produced by local resident Rex Norman — although he prefers to go by his much-cooler pen name, Killbuck.This week, you’ll see …

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IVGID GM’s Corner: Celebrating our wonderful employees (18)

May 13, 2015 — 

Several months ago, I wrote a column about Gung Ho!, the culture alignment training that all our full-time employees went through earlier this year.As I noted at the time, culture …

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Social Media Savvy: Four DIY tips for brand reputation monitoring (19)

May 13, 2015 — 

Brand reputation monitoring is a big component to any social media effort.It’s your ears to the ground. It’s the part of social media marketing a lot of companies miss when …

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Tahoe Market Pulse: When rates hit rock bottom... (20)

May 13, 2015 — 

Two weeks ago the GDP report showed virtually no growth in the first quarter. Interest rates should be falling in a weakening economy, at least in theory, but they rose …

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