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Valhalla Holiday Faire celebrates the season

November 17, 2017 — Celebrate the near peak of holiday season with the 22nd annual Valhalla Holiday Faire, which returns to South Shore Friday through Sunday, Nov. 17-19. The event, hosted by Valhalla Tahoe — the local nonprofit that aids the U.S. Forest Service in restoring the Tallac Historic

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Does the South Lake Tahoe city manager make more than the California Governor?

November 15, 2017 — Scroll through any Facebook thread concerning government in the city of South Lake Tahoe (especially the topic of roads), and it's possible to find some version of the claim that City Manager Nancy Kerry makes more money than California Gov. Jerry Brown. But is that

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El Dorado County agency: Scam targets EBT users

November 14, 2017 — Users of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards could be at risk of a text message scam, according to the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). Although no specific instances of the scam have been reported in El Dorado County, other California counties

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South Lake Tahoe seeks proposal for VHR monitoring, other projects

November 14, 2017 — The city of South Lake Tahoe is seeking proposals for three different projects. The most pressing of the three is for a firm that can assist with identifying un-permitted vacation home rentals (VHRs) within city limits. Additionally, the city hopes the firm can propose a

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Photographer brings ‘Lakes of Desolation’ exhibit to South Lake Tahoe

November 13, 2017 — Photographer Mike Mullen knows alpine lakes. Over the past four years, Mullen has trekked through Desolation Wilderness and Yosemite National Park endeavoring to photograph all the named lakes in the protected lands. The North Lake Tahoe native took 24 hiking and backpacking trips into Desolation

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PHOTOS: American Legion Post 795 honors veterans at ceremony in South Lake Tahoe

November 11, 2017 — American Legion Post 795 and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary hosted the annual Veterans Day ceremony Saturday, Nov. 11, in South Lake Tahoe.

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Measure C failed: What now for South Lake Tahoe’s roads?

November 10, 2017 — As the initial results rolled in Tuesday evening from South Lake Tahoe's special election, one thing was clear: Measure C was not going to reach the two-thirds vote threshold needed to pass. Of the 2,762 votes counted in the unofficial results, 53 percent (1,469) voted

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South Lake Tahoe City Council proceeds with cap of 1,400 VHRs

November 7, 2017 — Despite some inter-council disagreement, South Lake Tahoe City Council appears to be moving forward with a handful of amendments to the code governing vacation home rentals, including a cap of 1,400 permits, but no distance requirement between properties. At the City Council meeting on Tuesday,

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Retired El Dorado County judge running for California attorney general

November 7, 2017 — Retired Judge Steven Bailey has formally announced his campaign for California attorney general in the 2018 election. Bailey was first elected to the California Superior Court in El Dorado County in 2008 and re-elected in 2014. He recently retired from the bench. "As the top

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Tahoe Activist Artists debut new show at High Vibe Society

November 5, 2017 — On the heels of a successful first show in September, a group known as the Tahoe Activist Artists is keeping the momentum going with another emotionally-charged exhibition in South Lake Tahoe. On Sunday, Nov. 5, "Rising from the Fire" opens at High Vibe Society Artisan

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Emerald Cup tour comes to South Lake Tahoe

November 4, 2017 — The longest running cannabis competition has come to South Lake Tahoe to give local growers the opportunity to enter their goods. On Friday, Nov. 3, officials with the Emerald Cup set up shop at the South Shore's lone medical marijuana dispensary, Tahoe Wellness Cooperative, as

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Nevada Department of Transportation preparing for snow removal

November 4, 2017 — With rain and snow in the forecast for the region, the Nevada Department of Transportation is prepared to help keep roads clear. "Keeping drivers safe and connected is our top priority," NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon explained. "And, as we are every year, we are fully

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10 tips to safely navigate Lake Tahoe’s winter roads

November 3, 2017 — Accidents, traffic tickets, injuries: three ways to quickly ruin your winter weekend and freeze up personal finances. With the first major storm of the 2017-18 season approaching, it's important to remember the dangers of navigating the region's slippery slopes. Don't be that driver with just

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Changes to SLT medical marijuana ordinance could be put to a vote — and allow recreational sales

November 3, 2017 — The attorney for South Lake Tahoe's only medical marijuana dispensary has filed a petition seeking to get a public vote on a slew of changes to the city ordinance governing his client's business. "This measure will fix legal deficiencies in the City of South Lake

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El Dorado County looks at changes to VHR policy

November 3, 2017 — As the city of South Lake Tahoe attempts to beef up its vacation home rental regulations, El Dorado County is following suit. El Dorado County Supervisor Sue Novasel, District 5, and Supervisor Michael Ranalli, District 4, are the two board members on the ad hoc

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Douglas County assistant manager resigns after a month on the job

November 2, 2017 — Forty-four days after becoming Douglas County's assistant county manager, Bradley Hurley resigned from the post. Hurley, a south county resident, was hired last month and started on Sept. 18. His resignation was confirmed on Tuesday, Oct. 31. He filled in for Douglas County Manager Larry

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UPDATE: Alleged booze bandit steals $15K in high-end wine from Raley’s in Incline Village

November 1, 2017 — UPDATE Detective Sgt. Jack Buell said Friday, Nov. 3, that the sheriff's office has received limited information about the incident. But he believes the suspect is probably still in the Tahoe area. "We have a few leads, but nothing is definitive yet," Buell said. There

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Is a Tahoe Basin regional housing authority the answer to affordable homes?

November 1, 2017 — Around the Tahoe Basin local governments and agencies are seeking solutions to a lack of affordable and workforce housing in their communities — but is there enough regional collaboration among jurisdictions? At the inaugural Tahoe Economic Summit hosted by the Tahoe Prosperity Center on Monday,

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Douglas County task force to address affordable housing

October 31, 2017 — Douglas County is taking steps to help facilitate more affordable housing in its communities. In July, Douglas County entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA). A part of that MOU included the creation of an affordable housing task

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South Lake Tahoe unveils statue honoring Olympians (video)

October 28, 2017 — Champions Plaza in South Lake Tahoe has a new focal point: an 11-foot bronze sculpture inspired by local Olympic athletes. "Spirit of Competition," created by Montana-based artist Gareth Curtiss, was unveiled on Friday during a ceremony at Champions Plaza. "This sculpture is about fire," said

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