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Letter: Lake protectors asleep on the job

March 23, 2017 — I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the city of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, TRPA, Keep Tahoe Blue and all the other government and non-government agencies that are so dedicated to protecting Lake Tahoe. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the […]

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TRPA column: Working together to improve Tahoe’s transportation system

March 21, 2017 — As a national treasure offering world-class recreation opportunities, Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Northern California and Nevada. And sometimes, being popular has its challenges. Tahoe's limited roadways become congested during times of peak visitation, when thousands of people who […]

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Ask Tessie: What tips do you have for a wine tasting newbie?

March 19, 2017 — Dear Tessie, I'm headed down to El Dorado County for some wine tasting next weekend, and I don't want to look like a total newb. Do I swirl it? Do I smell it? Should I spit it out? WHAT DO I DO WITH MY HANDS?! […]

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Tahoe Prosperity Center column: Making life in Tahoe attainable

March 18, 2017 — Why did you come to Tahoe? For me, it was to snowboard for one winter. I'm originally from Florida, so beaches, not mountains typically call to me. But, in February 1995, I made the move from Santa Barbara to Tahoe. That was an awesome winter. […]

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Jim Porter: Feel comfortable helping someone as a ‘Good Samaritan’ (opinion)

March 17, 2017 — California has several Good Samaritan laws protecting volunteer rescuers from lawsuits. The public policy behind the laws is to encourage others to assist victims, rather than have them refuse to get involved for fear of being sued. GOOD SAMARITAN LAW I want to encourage rescuers […]

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Letter: What is Ted Gaines talking about?

March 15, 2017 — In reading the opinion article titled, "Sanctuary state bad idea for California" by Ted Gaines, several things came to mind. First of all, what country is he living in? I personally have lived in several large cities and I have never seen this dangerous world […]

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Ask Tessie: What are your tips for driving in the mountains?

March 13, 2017 — Dear Tessie, I've lived in Tahoe for 30 years, and this winter has been especially painful because of all the flatlanders who clearly don't know how to drive in the mountains. It's making me a little crazy. Can you please explain to people how not […]

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Mom Talk: Date night idea in Tahoe

March 12, 2017 — Date nights are a ritual that my husband and I have made a priority, especially since having kids. Between working full time, finding time for self-care (like working out or skiing) and taking care of the kids, it would be easy to let our relationship […]

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Guest column: Rep. Tom McClintock doesn’t represent my values

March 12, 2017 — We attended Congressman Tom McClintock's town hall in El Dorado Hills this past Saturday. While I absorbed quite a few impressions, I would like to share some that I thought were most salient. These are my honest interpretations and paraphrasing of what I heard, but […]

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Guest column: City Council’s ‘clarification’ stifles public participation

March 11, 2017 — After attending today's (March 7) City Council meeting and workshop, I have to say that I am very concerned by what transpired. At the beginning of the meeting, prior to "public communications," [Mayor] Austin Sass read the following statement: "This is the public's opportunity to […]

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Do not cut down your neighbor’s view-blocking trees

March 10, 2017 — California has had laws since 1851 allowing treble damages for anyone who wrongfully cuts another person's trees or timber. It always surprises me that someone would cut their neighbor's trees to improve their view, but I've had a fair amount of these cases. After the […]

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Guest column: Female empowerment and collaboration in Lake Tahoe

March 8, 2017 — I am thankful to be alive right now for so many reasons, but a major one is I am surrounded by women who have a genuine interest in getting to know me, see my potential, build me up, and truly want to see me succeed. […]

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Guest column: A Day Without a Woman

March 7, 2017 — International Women's Day is on Wednesday, March 8, and this year it has been declared A Day Without a Woman. This strike has been endorsed by 31 grassroots organizations, which formed while preparing for the Women's March on Washington, Sister Marches across the USA and […]

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Editor’s Notes: New sports editor joins the Tahoe Daily Tribune

March 6, 2017 — In the past three months, more than a few readers have noted — and in some cases vehemently complained — about the state of the Tribune's sports section. After an admittedly lengthy search process, I am pleased to say that J.P. Kelsey, the Tribune's new […]

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Ask Tessie: What do I do about traffic apps directing drivers through my neighborhood?

March 6, 2017 — Dear Tessie, It took me two hours to get back to my house in Meyers last Sunday because of all the traffic headed out of town. What's worse is that people are using traffic apps to try and find shortcuts through neighborhoods and jamming up […]

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Jim Porter: Internet porn star prevails over tabloid newspaper (opinion)

March 3, 2017 — Am I the only person in North America who does not know and follow on the internet Danni Ashe, real name Leah Manzari? As the Court wrote, Danni Ashe is famous for her "groundbreaking work in monetizing online pornography." Danni, whose website is http://www.Danni.com, designed […]

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Sen. Ted Gaines: Sanctuary state a bad idea for California

March 3, 2017 — In its continued quest to lead the nation in irresponsible governance, the California State Senate is moving forward with Senate Bill (SB) 54. The bill completely dismisses the millions of citizens who follow the law and want safe communities for their families and businesses. It's […]

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Totals from SLT Fire Rescue coat drive

March 1, 2017 — This year was South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue's second year hosting a coat drive for kids. It ran from mid December to the end of January and was once again a success. I am inspired by the generosity and compassion displayed by our residents who […]

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Importance of a free and independent press

March 1, 2017 — Given the events of the past few days, we need to remember the words of Thomas Jefferson: "The freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by a despotic government." John O'Neill Minden, Nevada

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‘Day without immigrants’ resonates in Incline schools

February 27, 2017 — Incline Village, Lake Tahoe may not be the first place you think of when you hear the protest "a day without immigrants," but I felt a strong presence for the movement that day. I am a classroom teacher who teaches at two capacities — English […]

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