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Nevada jobless rate below 7 percent for first time since June ‘08 (1)

December 22, 2014 — 

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time since June 2008. Both the seasonally adjusted and raw rates ended November at 6.9 …

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Sierra history: Charles McGlashan’s amazing escape from death (2)

December 22, 2014 — 

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Ever since the transcontinental railroad was constructed over Donner Pass in the late 1860s, Sierra Nevada railroad crews have fought blizzards, avalanches, accidents and derailments. Despite their …

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On the Hill: Backcountry snowboarding South Shore’s Powder House (3)

December 22, 2014 — 

On the Hill is brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics Breakdown: Join On the Hill host Dylan Silver as he checks out conditions at Lake Tahoe’s popular …

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World Cup skiing: Nyman wins downhill; Squaw’s Travis Ganong 13th (4)

December 22, 2014 — 

VAL GARDENA, Italy — There are some downhill courses that suit certain athletes. For American Steven Nyman, Italy’s Val Gardena is that course. Nyman etched his name once again into …

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World Cup skiing: Tahoe’s Julia Mancuso 7th in Val d’Isere super G (5)

December 22, 2014 — 

VAL D’ISERE, France — Squaw Valley skier Julia Mancuso capped the women’s World Cup speed weekend in Val d’Isere, France, with a sixth-place finish in the super G on Sunday. …

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Tahoe Shakespeare festival to feature Romeo and Juliet in 2015 (6)

December 22, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival will feature an expanded two-show season in 2015. Organizers recently announced the festival’s 43rd year will be headlined by productions of …

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7 puppies left for dead in trash bin find permanent homes (7)

December 22, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Seven puppies left for dead in a trash bin have found permanent homes after being nursed back to health by Lake Tahoe volunteer. Melissa Shaw of …

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Feds reject Nevada plan to refill lake above Tahoe (8)

December 22, 2014 — 

RENO, Nev. — The U.S. Forest Service has rejected a proposal by Nevada state wildlife officials to refill a drained lake in the mountains above Lake Tahoe and restore the …

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Tahoe Dad: Elf in the trash (9)

December 19, 2014 — 

“Alright Elf.” I stare defiantly up at the top of the refrigerator where our Elf on a Shelf recently took up residence. “It’s time we had a little talk. These …

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Volunteers needed STAT (10)

December 19, 2014 — 

The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department is launching a new program called STAT, which stands for South Tahoe Action Teams. Living in the Sierras brings the potential for large scale …

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South Lake Tahoe residents gather for Smith vigil (11)

December 19, 2014 — 

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE -- The glow from scores of candles seemed to become brighter as the sun set, and the dim, flickering lights highlighted the sorrow in people’s faces as …

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On the Hill: Snowboarding Tahoe’s Northstar California (12)

December 19, 2014 — 

On the Hill is brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics Breakdown: Join On the Hill host Drew Hanley as he snowboards Lake Tahoe’s Northstar California Resort Thursday, …

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Douglas County approves new water rates for Tahoe systems (13)

December 19, 2014 — 

The Douglas County saga involving three Lake Tahoe water systems closed another chapter Thursday, but not everyone was happy with the cliffhanger. Several months after considering a complete consolidation of …

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Teen’s autopsy results released (14)

December 19, 2014 — 

A forensic autopsy conducted in Sacramento Wednesday revealed that the death of 14-year-old Dejon Smith was caused by blunt force impact and that death was instantaneous, according to a South …

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Truckee middle school gun incident: ‘No tolerance for this type of offense’ (15)

December 18, 2014 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The 14-year-old male facing a felony charge for bringing a handgun Monday to Alder Creek Middle School will likely be expelled, and his parents may also face …

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Tahoe’s Homewood Mountain Resort to open Saturday (16)

December 18, 2014 — 

HOMEWOOD, Calif. — Homewood Mountain Resort will be the latest Lake Tahoe ski area to benefit from a recent wave of storms to hit the Sierra Nevada. The West Shore …

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34th annual North Tahoe SnowFest! in ‘dire straits’ after setbacks (17)

December 18, 2014 — 

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — With this year’s loss in sponsorship contributions, SnowFest! officials are looking to the community to help fund the 34th annual event next February and March. “SnowFest! …

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On the Hill: Sunny skies and great turns at Lake Tahoe (18)

December 18, 2014 — 

On the Hill is brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics Breakdown: Join On the Hill host Colin Powell as he takes some sunny turns on fun snow …

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Passport in hand (19)

December 18, 2014 — 

Gov. Brian Sandoval traveled to Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Spooner Lake to be the first visitor to a Nevada State Park to have his park passport stamped, officially launching …

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Tahoe Forest CEO contract negotiations delayed to 2015 (20)

December 18, 2014 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe Forest Hospital District Board of Directors have again delayed action related to CEO Bob Schapper’s future. Providing no specific reason, the board informed the public …

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