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Tahoe Transportation District receiving grant for battery-electric powered bus

September 22, 2017 — Sen. Catherine Cortex Masto, D-Nev., on Friday, Sept. 15, announced the Tahoe Transportation District will receive a major grant for a battery-electric powered bus. She said the new bus will benefit both visitors and residents in the Tahoe Basin and help maintain the area's pristine […]

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Genoa prepares for annual CANDY DANCE FESTIVAL

September 22, 2017 — The 2017 Genoa Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire opens for business this weekend, which means all roads into Nevada's oldest town will be closed. Genoa Lane, Jacks Valley Road and Foothill Road will be shut down near the entrance to town 7 a.m. to […]

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South Lake Tahoe considers service that tracks down illegal VHRs

September 22, 2017 — The city of South Lake Tahoe may be turning to a third-party service to track down unpermitted vacation home rentals, collect unpaid lodging taxes, and handle complaint calls. At the Sept. 19 City Council meeting, Ulrik Binzer, founder and CEO of Host Compliance, presented a […]

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Open house on One Nevada Transportation Plan scheduled for Thursday at Lake Tahoe

September 20, 2017 — The Nevada Department of Transportation is holding a series of open houses, including one at Lake Tahoe, to gather public feedback on its One Nevada Transportation Plan. The plan prioritizes NDOT's projects throughout the state for the next 20 years. "With funding limitations an ongoing […]

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Meyers Area Plan updated for first time since 1993

September 20, 2017 — A land-use and zoning plan for the community of Meyers, intended to be reexamined every five years, is finally being updated after nearly 25 years. The final draft of the 145-page Meyers Area Plan was released for public input earlier this month, compiling goals, policies […]

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Meet the new Tahoe Daily Tribune sports editor

September 19, 2017 — The Tahoe Daily Tribune has a new sports editor, and he's already making his presence known. Bill Rozak officially joined in late August. He comes to Tahoe from the Union Democrat in Sonora, California, where he served as the sports editor since 2009. Rozak has […]

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Q&A with new online engagement editor at Tahoe Daily Tribune

September 19, 2017 — Emily Kaiser officially joined the Tahoe Daily Tribune in late August. Kaiser, a graduate of the University of Missouri, serves as the digital engagement editor — a new position — for the Tribune and the Tribune's sister publications, the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe […]

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Under new ownership, Tahoe Tot Spot increases programming for families

September 19, 2017 — This August Jen Goering took over Tahoe Tot Spot, a supervised exercise and play place for families, and already the new business owner has expanded services for South Shore parents and children. "The whole idea is that it takes a village and that's what we're […]

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Douglas County School District superintendent sets goals

September 18, 2017 — Superintendent Teri White made it a priority to move the Douglas County School District forward on Tuesday. White laid out three goals for the 2017-18 school year during the Douglas County School District Board of Trustees meeting at Douglas High School. White' first goal is […]

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Fire pizza kitchen makes a difference by giving back to Douglas County community

September 17, 2017 — Donnie Hopkins has been making pizza in Northern Nevada since he was 19 years old. Today, he is a 32-year-old father of two young children and one of the owners of FIRE Pizza Kitchen, the only fully self-contained mobile pizza kitchen in Carson Valley. Hopkins, […]

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Is social media ruining Lake Tahoe’s wilderness?

September 16, 2017 — Scroll through the hashtags #laketahoe or #tahoesnaps on Instagram, and you'll find over a million photos of people hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or just lounging on a beach in the Tahoe Basin. More than ever people are getting out into nature, and in most cases, […]

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LTCC to offer free first-year tuition for local high school grads, on-campus housing

September 14, 2017 — There are major developments in the works at Lake Tahoe Community College. At the State of the College Address on Thursday, Sept. 14, LTCC president Jeff DeFranco spoke about the steps the college is taking to make it easier for students to succeed in higher […]

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Lake Tahoe South Shore gets first Tesla Superchargers as region prepares for more electric vehicles

September 11, 2017 — This August Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe installed 14 Tesla Superchargers, becoming the first location on the South Shore to offer the expedited service for electric vehicles. "We were engaged by Tesla directly at the end of last year for a supercharging station," […]

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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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South Lake Tahoe zoning to restrict recreational marijuana could cause conflict with TRPA

September 9, 2017 — If South Lake Tahoe City Council decides to allow recreational cannabis businesses within the city — and restrict where it's allowed through zoning regulations — there could be a wrench in the plan: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency approval. At a public workshop last week, South […]

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Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe joins with Sierra House Elementary School for 4th annual plant sale

September 8, 2017 — The UCCE (University of California Cooperative Extension) Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe began its fourth annual plant sale on Friday, June 9, by selling vegetable plants at the Ski Run Farmers Market. The event continues on Saturday, Sept. 9, as the organization partners with Sierra […]

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‘We the People’: Lake Tahoe art show focused on compassion formed as result of presidential election

September 8, 2017 — In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, local creatives formed the all-new Tahoe Activist Artists, an organization focused on working toward a compassionate world. On Saturday, Sept. 9, the group hosts its first event, a show entitled "We the People: Tahoe Artists Visualize a […]

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Live Violence Free honoring its founders, celebrating 40 years of serving South Lake Tahoe

September 7, 2017 — Who would have known a horseshoe game at TJ's Peanut Farm (now known as Steamer's Bar and Grill) in 1977 would so greatly impact a community? It was this game that raised the first dollar to fund an organization that would go on to help […]

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Caltrans: Expect delays on US 50 in South Lake Tahoe

September 6, 2017 — Increased lane restrictions on U.S. 50 near the “Y” in South Lake Tahoe are leading to longer trips on the city’s primary artery. And motorists can expect that to continue through the majority of the remaining construction season, according to the California Department of Transportation […]

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No raise in Douglas County manager contract

September 6, 2017 — Extension of a contract with County Manager Larry Werner won’t include a raise. County commissioners could extend Werner’s contract through Dec. 31, 2018, on Thursday. The contract has been in place since February 2016, when Werner took the county’s reins from Jim Nichols, who left […]

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