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Ink Out Loud: Fowl play or the golden egg? (1)

April 17, 2015 — 

The day before Easter, pre-colored eggs were flying off the grocery store shelves at lightning speed. I never heard of such a thing. I watched in wonder and confusion as …

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Bramble On: A jinx in serial reporting? (2)

April 16, 2015 — 

Had I read the opening lines of Sarah Koenig’s 1999-murder-investigation podcast “Serial” in a book, I would have undoubtedly kept reading. “For the last year, I’ve spent every working day …

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While lake clarity results are positive, new challenges loom (3)

April 16, 2015 — 

The University of California, Davis and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency recently released their yearly water clarity readings for Lake Tahoe. The good news: Mid-lake water clarity improved significantly in …

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Opinion: Clarifying my comments on proposed Squaw-Alpine gondola (4)

April 16, 2015 — 

I am a psychiatrist. My job involves paying attention and interpreting things on different levels to achieve the overall goal of helping others.When assessing problems, I focus on the individual, …

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Jim Porter: FedEx drivers — employees or independent contractors (5)

April 16, 2015 — 

We’re in a rut. Last week this column featured two federal cases looking into whether drivers for the ride hailing companies Lyft and Uber are employees or independent contractors — …

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IVGID GM’s corner: Tough times for Lake Tahoe (6)

April 15, 2015 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — We’ve all been reading a lot lately about the challenges this four-year drought is creating for our region. For our area boaters, the drought may significantly …

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: Remembering General Grant and Josephine Baldassare (7)

April 15, 2015 — 

On Thursday last, at 3:15 p.m., church bells rang out across this great land of ours, commemorating the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War, a war that cost …

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Opinion: High praise for Tahoe church graffiti removal (8)

April 15, 2015 — 

High praise and much appreciation are due the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office for its innovative graffiti removal program. Within hours of graffiti attacks on five Incline Village churches on Easter, …

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Glass Half Full: Teachers and parents — they’re both human (9)

April 15, 2015 — 

One of my primary — and most essential — responsibilities as a Head of School is hiring teachers. Over the 30 years that I have been an administrator, it’s fair …

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Jim Clark: It’s halftime at the Nevada Legislature (10)

April 15, 2015 — 

Last Friday was the date by which pending Nevada legislation had to pass in its house of origin or get swept into the dustbin of history.To be sure, committee chairs …

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Opinion: Lake Tahoe’s clarity and climate change (11)

April 15, 2015 — 

University of California, Davis, recently stated that Tahoe’s clarity may be influenced by reduced precipitation with low flow of contaminants to the lake.Well there is one contaminant that no one …

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Tahoe Market Pulse: Is the rising dollar bearish for stocks? (12)

April 15, 2015 — 

Some say the market rides an escalator up, but takes an elevator down. The market is on an escalator now, but we’ve seen some elevator moves this year, too.With each …

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Across the Universe: Rumor vs. reality with Tahoe’s water situation (13)

April 14, 2015 — 

Hey, did you hear the news? No boats will be allowed to launch on Lake Tahoe this summer.Really?Yep. All the boat ramps are going to be closed because the water …

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Tahoe-Truckee Market Beat: The fluctuations of stock market volatility (14)

April 13, 2015 — 

In the past I have written about volatility cycles in the stock market. On average, the market spends about 85 percent of the time steadily rising with low volatility; the …

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Opinion: Privileged mindset at Squaw Valley needs to change (15)

April 13, 2015 — 

In the nearly 40 years I have been skiing at Squaw, I would have to say that April 8, 2015, marked a low point in civility and human decency.A lot …

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Opinion: Stop eating meat to help ease California’s drought (16)

April 13, 2015 — 

Normally when I sit down to write an article, I take hours to research credible facts, find their sources, write in perfect, grammatically correct sentences — you know, so it …

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Opinion: A different view on the Lake Tahoe bear trap case (17)

April 13, 2015 — 

I would like to try to shed some light on the opposing side of the Incline Village bear trap tampering incident that apparently is being applauded.The trap was set as …

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Ink Out Loud: Calling for a lifeline (18)

April 10, 2015 — 

It’s a phone. It’s a camera. It’s a flashlight. It’s an alarm clock and a daily organizer. You can listen to music and watch television and movies. With the touch …

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April 9, 2015 — 

Stars: Bright IdeasScars: Ouch! That’ll leave a markStar: Snowstorms hit Tahoe Sunday and Tuesday at the end of one of the driest snow seasons on record and accumulated more than …

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Throwing pigs out of blimps (20)

April 9, 2015 — 

Like most people this time of year, I’m busy breaking my New Year’s Resolution. April seems to do that to us. The gym starts emptying out, the drive-through lines increase …

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