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Guest column: Should South Lake Tahoe change policies regarding dogs in city parks?

August 16, 2017 — Many South Lake Tahoe residents love their dogs. Most police officers love dogs, too. I've heard it said by someone not so long ago, "The more people I meet, the more I love dogs!" We at the police department understand and share in this fondness; […]

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Ask Tessie: What do you think about Whole Foods coming to SLT?

August 14, 2017 — Dear Tessie, I read in the Tribune that we are getting a Whole Foods on the Knights Inn property. A lot of people who live here can't afford it — and doesn't this town have enough grocery stores already? Sincerely, I'm Sticking With Grocery Outlet […]

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Tahoe Prosperity Center column: Cell phone coverage in Lake Tahoe stinks!

August 14, 2017 — Trying to use your cell phone in the summer in Lake Tahoe is like washing your car in the winter — an exercise in futility. Is your phone even needed? Are you able to send texts? How about use maps or get directions on your […]

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Guest column: Exciting school year ahead at South Tahoe High

August 10, 2017 — Dear South Lake Tahoe community, It is a privilege to serve as principal of South Tahoe High School and I look forward to a highly productive year of forming lasting relationships, building teams and meeting challenges together that enable us to prepare our students for […]

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Guest column: Bikes are a pollution-free transportation solution for Lake Tahoe

August 9, 2017 — Bicycles are a kind of miracle. One of the most efficient machines ever designed, they run on burritos as fuel, produce no pollution, make people healthier when they ride on them, and they help fight traffic. But had you considered how getting more people to […]

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Connecting the Trump-Putin dots

August 8, 2017 — Some points to ponder: Putin did everything in his power to get Trump elected president of the United States. Putin's enemies have an unhealthy habit of turning up dead. Putin undoubtedly has clandestine agents operating in the D.C. area. Putin and Trump are now "buddies." […]

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Ask Tessie: What did you think of the Tessie-themed show at Benko Art Gallery?

August 7, 2017 — Dear Tessie, Did you see the art show at Benko Art Gallery devoted entirely to you? What did you think? Sincerely, I Think They Made You Look Kind Of Fat Real talk: I snuck into the gallery the other day to check it out. I […]

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Sass Talk: Lots of positive re-development in South Lake Tahoe; facts about LimeBike

August 5, 2017 — The city received some good news this week. We were successfully awarded $2.9 million in federal funds to complete all of the funding for the Sierra Boulevard Streetscape project — we are now 100 percent funded through construction. Kudos to Stan Hill with the city […]

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Tahoe Law Review: Who owns Pissarro’s ‘Rue Saint-Honoré’ in the Afternoon, Effect of Rain?’

August 4, 2017 — "In 1939 Germany, as part of the 'Aryanization' of the property of German Jews, Lilly Neubauer was forced to 'sell' a painting by Camille Pissaro, a French Impressionist, to Jackob Scheidwimmer, a Berlin art dealer." That, my friends, is the opening paragraph of this Ninth […]

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Guest column: Lake Tahoe Community College Spanish institute features ‘the difficult trip’

August 2, 2017 — At the Intensive Summer Spanish Institute, at Lake Tahoe Community College, the fourth night is called "The Difficult Trip." My husband and I attended, and I must tell you, I was nervous, since I was in the "lower beginning" class. He was in the "intermediate […]

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Guest column: Vote ‘no’ on proposed South Lake Tahoe sales tax increase

August 2, 2017 — After years of studying the problem, the City Council has found a solution to our failing roads: INCREASE TAXES! The supporters of Measure C state there is an IMMEDIATE need to repair the roads due to public safety concerns. Yet the reality is that this […]

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Guest column: Tahoe shoreline plan coming together, more work to do

August 1, 2017 — School is out and summer is in full swing at Lake Tahoe. Visitors and residents are heading to beaches and launching boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards to get out and enjoy the jewel of the Sierra. Millions of people visit Tahoe each year and the […]

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Ask Tessie: What do you think about LimeBikes?

July 31, 2017 — Dear Tessie, I am not a fan of the LimeBike sharing program that's going on in South Lake Tahoe right now. They are such an eye sore, just sitting there all over town. Plus, they have got to be affecting business for local bike rental […]

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Kudos: Thanks for supporting Lake Tahoe Humane Society

July 28, 2017 — We at the Lake Tahoe Humane Society are so appreciative to everyone in the community who have stepped up and helped us recently with donations and pet food. Recently MacDuff's Pub hosted an afternoon of fun on July 9 with 100 percent of the proceeds […]

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Guest column: LimeBike committed to working with South Lake Tahoe community

July 28, 2017 — I founded LimeBike because I wanted my son and the future generation to live on a healthy planet. LimeBike aims to provide a sustainable solution to that first and last mile problem: How do we get people from a central location (such as their homes) […]

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Tahoe Law Review: Endurance horseback riding injury leads to lawsuit

July 28, 2017 — Our Tahoe-Truckee economy is recreation-based. Name the sport — it's done in our Sierra region. There is an entire body of law involving recreational activities where the participant is deemed to have "assumed the risk" of injuries inherent in the activity, and thus has given […]

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Ribaudo column: Is Lake Tahoe’s South Shore at risk of overtourism?

July 27, 2017 — Local musings Here is a new concept for you: overtourism. Overtourism describes a tourism destination that gets so many visitors residents feel like their quality of life and their experience has deteriorated. It's an interesting concept given that I have been a tourism consultant for […]

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Chamber Corner: Tahoe Chamber endorses proposed sales tax in South Lake Tahoe

July 26, 2017 — The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to endorse Measure C, the city of South Lake Tahoe's proposed ½ percent sales tax increase dedicated to fund roadway improvements and maintenance. The unanimous decision came during the board's July 20 […]

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Why the state of emergency on marijuana in NV?

July 25, 2017 — Sometimes Nevada can be, well, uniquely Nevada. Perhaps this is why, in this major fire season and after great amounts of snow and flooding from the melt, a state of emergency was declared. A state of emergency because recreational cannabis dispensaries are running out of […]

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Guest column: Wonderful experience at Lake Tahoe Community College Spanish institute

July 24, 2017 — My husband Doug has always wanted to have more command of the Spanish language. He goes on bouts of studying on his own, pouring over textbooks, dictionaries, and listening to CDs while he mutters his responses to himself. He used to communicate with people working […]

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