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Tahoe Chamber debuts South Shore Beer Trail

July 22, 2017 — South Shore's craft beer scene continues to grow in size, making it increasingly difficult to keep track of the latest spots to grab a drink. But with Tahoe Chamber's all-new South Shore Beer Trail, questions like "Where is South Lake Brewing Company?" and "Isn't there […]

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Lake Tahoe stormwater monitoring site goes live

July 22, 2017 — The Tahoe Resource Conservation District announced the launch of a new interactive monitoring dashboard on the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's (TRPA) Lake Tahoe Info website, allowing users to browse stormwater monitoring sites from around the lake. The program summarizes stormwater runoff data from several locations […]

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Taste of Gold, Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation’s beer and wine tasting fundraiser, returns

July 21, 2017 — Tahoe is becoming quite the scene for beer, wine and food tasting, and Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation's largest fundraiser of the year — which contributes proceeds to LTCC student scholarships and programs — embraces the region's culinary ensemble. Taste of Gold returns to the […]

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Tahoe Keys Marina without running water as dispute over bills continues

July 19, 2017 — It's been over a week since the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association Water Department shut off Tahoe Keys Marina's running water for alleged unpaid bills totaling around $80,000. And based on courtroom appearances, a resolution to the dispute does not appear to be in sight. […]

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Rescuers stress importance of water safety at Lake Tahoe

July 19, 2017 — Just as record precipitation over the past year has raised the level of Lake Tahoe, rescuers around the Lake are trying to raise safety awareness in the wake of a handful of drownings and near drownings. Safety experts are particularly stressing life jackets, cold water […]

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Carson City bypass ready for debut; residents to ride, run, walk final stretch of freeway Saturday

July 19, 2017 — Seventeen years and $203.5 million later, the Carson City freeway bypass is just about to open to traffic. Area residents will get the chance to ride their bicycles, run or walk the final three-mile stretch of the freeway on Saturday. But it won't actually open […]

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Western Nevada home prices post dramatic increase

July 18, 2017 — Home prices in western Nevada are rising dramatically — but not as fast as sellers want them to. The average home sold during the second quarter of 2017 was bigger and more expensive according to figures released by the Douglas County Assessor's Office. Average sales […]

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Vietnam vet retires from Tahoe Safeway after 46 years — and never missed a day of work

July 17, 2017 — George Herrick likes helping people. And for 46 years he's been in the business of doing just that as an employee of Safeway. "I always try to help people as much as I can," said Herrick on his second to last day at the Safeway […]

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STEM camp teaches Tahoe students to build underwater robots

July 17, 2017 — Down near the Lakeview Commons boat launch, a gaggle of exited kids are preparing to launch the underwater robots they have been working on all week. It's the final day of their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camp offered through Lake Tahoe Community College's […]

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Vacation home rental cap a possibility in South Lake Tahoe

July 14, 2017 — Following the release of the socioeconomic study on vacation home rentals (VHRs), changes could be made to the city code governing the industry — including a cap on the number allowed in South Lake Tahoe. On Tuesday, July 11, City Council hosted a public workshop […]

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South Tahoe High School’s new principal prepares for move to Tahoe

July 13, 2017 — South Tahoe High School's new principal is eager to get started. "I'm really excited about the community and the school," said Carline Sinkler, who accepted the job as STHS principal back in May. "I'm planning on being there the last week of July and really […]

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Liberty Utilities: Do not fall for phone scam in South Lake Tahoe

July 12, 2017 — Liberty Utilities is once again warning customers not to fall for an aggressive phone scam circulating in South Lake Tahoe. In the past two days, customers have contacted the utility company indicating they received a phone call from someone posing as a Liberty Utilities collections […]

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LimeBike bike sharing program coming to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

July 12, 2017 — Want to avoid traffic and bike to lunch instead? There's an app for that. This Saturday, July 15, marks the launch of a bike-sharing program, powered by a smartphone app, on Lake Tahoe's South Shore. Bay Area-based LimeBike is bringing 200 of its custom-made bikes […]

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New 20-unit housing project underway by Heavenly Gondola

July 8, 2017 — Just a couple months after the completion of Zalanta's 30 condominiums across the street from the Heavenly Gondola, another multi-family residential project is underway right next to the lift. Construction began this summer on the soon-to-be gated community, Gondola Vista Estates, located next to Van […]

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South Lake Tahoe neighborhood divided on US 50 realignment

July 7, 2017 — Opinions are split on the proposed realignment of U.S. 50 in the neighborhood that would be affected by the project. Some residents are rejoicing over the fact that it would take heavy traffic off of neighborhood roads currently used as shortcuts. Others are anxiously awaiting […]

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Volunteers clean up 1,676 lbs of trash on Tahoe beaches after Fourth of July

July 7, 2017 — Plastic bottles, discarded chairs, lone flip flops, food wrappers and cigarette butts — these are the type of items that volunteers picked up from 5.6 miles of Lake Tahoe beaches on July 5 following the busy holiday weekend. The final tally was 1,676 pounds of […]

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Hurdles stand in way of more food trucks in Tahoe

July 7, 2017 — It's no secret that food trucks are a craze sweeping the country — but not one that is likely to take off in Lake Tahoe anytime soon. Last week On Course Events announced that it was canceling the inaugural Tahoe Truck Stop Food Truck Weekend, […]

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Lake Tahoe Forest Service fire chief retires after 38 years

July 6, 2017 — After 38 years of fighting wildfires, Kit Bailey is retiring from his position as fire chief for the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. "I get to retire for five days, then I'm going to work for California OES, the governor's Office of […]

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Lake Tahoe high schools organize inaugural Battle of the Boxes

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Lake Tahoe ukulele group grows to 400 in just four years (video)

July 5, 2017 — Inside the American Legion, over 70 ukulele players are strumming and belting out "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Every Wednesday the South Shore Ukulelians group meets up for two hours of jamming — and in just four years, the group has grown from […]

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