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Verde Mexican Rotisserie closes Meyers location

November 18, 2017 — Sunday is the last day of business at Verde Mexican Rotisserie's original location in Meyers. Owners Katy and Domi Chavarria opened up their second restaurant in The Crossing at Tahoe Valley in July, but after five months of running two locations, they made the difficult

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Global production company sets up shop in South Lake Tahoe

November 15, 2017 — After a year of work, a refurbished building on Ski Run Boulevard now houses the headquarters of a global video and photography production company with clients like Google, Patagonia and Subaru. Previously based out of Portland, Maine, Novus Select and its team of photographers, directors

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On-demand snowplowing service, power bar for people and dogs among businesses launched at Startup Weekend Tahoe

November 8, 2017 — In just 54 hours, a group of budding entrepreneurs launched a handful of unique businesses as part of Startup Weekend Tahoe. Startup Weekend, put on by worldwide business accelerator Techstars, came to South Lake Tahoe from Nov. 3 – 5. The event brought together developers,

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Overall summer occupancy rates climb at western mountain destinations

October 30, 2017 — Summer occupancy rates at western mountain destinations rebounded amid an uptick in bookings at resorts in September, an industry report showed. Lodging figures released on Monday, Oct. 18, found occupancy edged up 0.1 percent for the April through October period, when compared with the same

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Tech billionaire to purchase Cal Neva Resort & Casino

October 28, 2017 — A high-tech billionaire is rolling the dice on the famed and financially troubled Cal Neva Resort & Casino on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison has been given the go-ahead to purchase the property for $35.8 million, U.S. Bankruptcy Court

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Seamstress creates custom interior goods for Lake Tahoe homes

October 19, 2017 — Every inch of Linda Spivack's store Focus on Interiors is covered in handmade pillows, displays of fabrics and antique knick-knacks. The walls are lined with quirky needlepoints and vintage paintings of mountains and flowers. For nearly 10 years Spivack has operated her store on the

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Lake Tahoe’s Sage Room celebrates 70 years of preserving culinary classics

October 9, 2017 — A lot has changed in Lake Tahoe since the Sage Room opened at Harveys in 1947. But when you step into the dimly lit steakhouse, amid old western paintings, illuminated bottles of high-end liquors and tuxedo-clad waiters, it feels like you've stepped back in time.

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Fight creates huge gaming win for Nevada casinos; Stateline up nearly 7 percent

October 7, 2017 — Gaming win rose 14.9 percent in August to $989.5 million, driven by the Mayweather-McGregor fight in Las Vegas. That represents a $128.4 million increase over the same month of 2016 and more than $32 million the total came from an increase in sports betting on

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South Lake Tahoe company earns Child Labor Free Certification

October 3, 2017 — South Lake Tahoe-based Eagle Protect recently became the first company in its industry to become both B Corporation and Child Labor Free certified. Eagle Protect imports and distributes disposables, like single-use gloves, for the food industry. In 2012, the company became New Zealand's first B

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Report: Overnight visits down, revenue up at US mountain resorts last summer

September 28, 2017 — A combination of lower occupancy and higher rates that started in winter for overnight visits at mountain resorts has continued through the summer months, industry data showed. Lodging figures released on Friday, Sept. 15, revealed occupancy was down 0.5 percent for May through August of

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Tahoe-Truckee smart homes incorporate latest technology for everyday living

September 12, 2017 — We now live in an age where almost everyone owns a smartphone, but are smart homes in line to be as ubiquitous as the convenient handheld device? At Tahoe-Truckee, there's been a lot buzz surrounding the smart home movement, which is growing each year, but

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Vodka made from apples has deep ties to Lake Tahoe region

September 12, 2017 — Darius Paczuski is just coming off the slopes after a powder-filled day of skiing at Northstar California. Meeting at Copper Lane Café in the resort's village, people are milling about buying coffee, beer and après ski snacks. A groceries section in the corner displays tall

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South Lake Tahoe woodworker crafts one-of-a-kind pieces

September 10, 2017 — In the scar of the Angora Burn, just steps from his South Lake Tahoe home, woodworker Steve Miller walks through the sparse forest looking for interesting chunks of fallen timber. He likes pieces that are gnarly or charred from the fire that devastated the area

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Demand for solar panels picks up on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

September 4, 2017 — More residents on the South Shore are considering solar panels for their homes — and that demand has picked up even more with the launch of one California utility provider's incentive program. This July, Liberty Utility announced its first solar incentive program for customers in

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Lake Tahoe Stateline casinos end winning streak

September 2, 2017 — The Stateline casinos ended a three-month winning streak, stumbling in July, according to numbers released by the Nevada Department of Gaming Control on Friday. This year saw a 14.76 percent drop in the gaming win compared to July 2016. The casinos raked in $23.8 million

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Douglas County manufacturers struggle with finding right workforce

August 29, 2017 — Nevada continues to raise eyebrows for its record-shattering employment levels and total number of employers, but the state continues to struggle to fill jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, particularly in Northern Nevada. Statewide employment in June of 2017 cracked 1.34 million, the Department

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Tahoe Hot Pot brings new dining experience to the South Shore

August 29, 2017 — The delicious aroma of simmering broth fills the restaurant at Tahoe Hot Pot in Stateline. The do-it-yourself Asian soup joint opened on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the corner of U.S. 50 and Kahle Drive — the third restaurant on the South Shore for owner Chirawat

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Aspen Skiing Co.’s sister company ramps up competition with Vail Resorts

August 25, 2017 — Countermoves are coming fast and furious in the ski industry by a sister firm of Aspen Skiing Co. Vail Resorts made the first big moves a few seasons ago with the acquisitions of Stowe, Vermont; Whistler-Blackcomb, B.C.; and Park City, Utah. Now a sister firm

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Fireside Lodge finds new owners 10 years after opening up doors to Angora firefighters

August 21, 2017 — Along Emerald Bay Road a bright red pick-up truck filled with flowers sits in front of a log cabin lodge — a familiar site for those en route to Emerald Bay or Fallen Leaf Lake and a treasured feature of the over 80-year-old Fireside Lodge.

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UNR introduces new computer cluster called Proghorn

August 15, 2017 — The University of Nevada, Reno unveiled plans to develop a computing cluster, called Pronghorn, that will boost research capacity and better support the latest research applications at the university. The key component of UNR's cluster is partnership with Switch, the global technology company and leader

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