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Letter: Our electricity is greener than you know

April 29, 2017 — On Tuesday, April 18, our community pledged to 100 percent clean energy. On Wednesday, April 19, Liberty Utilities celebrated the completion of its 50 MW Luning Solar Energy Center. Twenty-five percent of Liberty Utilities' electricity — 25 percent of the electricity that's powering your home […]

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Kudos: A heartfelt thanks to Barton Health’s volunteers

April 29, 2017 — This week was National Volunteer Week (April 23-29). Barton Health would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our incredible team of volunteers for all they do to support our patients and help our physicians, nurses and staff. Our volunteers enhance the patient experience […]

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Letters: Caltrans project near Meyers will create problems

April 29, 2017 — Went to the Caltrans workshop on the upgrades to U.S. 50. I asked why they didn't just drop the unnecessary signals at Rubicon Trail and Lodi streets and use those funds to provide the badly needed signal at California Route 89 and U.S. 50 instead […]

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Keep Tahoe Blue column: Protecting a national treasure since 1957

April 28, 2017 — Imagine Lake Tahoe today, but with a resident population of a quarter of a million people. Imagine high-rises and subdivisions all around the Lake, linked by a four-lane freeway and a bridge across Emerald Bay. That vision sums up plans that were being laid for […]

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California’s recreational use and trail immunity laws

April 28, 2017 — One of the many benefits of our Sierra region is the wide variety of available public and private land for recreation. Two Laws Protecting Land Owners In 1963, California adopted the Recreational Use Statute (Civil Code Section 846), which makes private landowners immune from liability […]

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Ribaudo column: Ideology should not negate smart community investments in Tahoe

April 27, 2017 — Local Musings Some very nice recent changes on both sides of South Shore. The Crossings is finished, Tahoe Ale works is open as is South Tahoe Brewing. On the Nevada side Edgewood will soon open its new hotel. All these developments are positive for South […]

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A fresh perspective: Tahoe’s talk of cannabis begins

April 26, 2017 — Two things are very clear to me after last week's Tahoe Town Hall on recreational cannabis: there are more questions than answers, and the importance of cannabis was made evident by the 100 people in the room and 316 more watching live online. Recreational cannabis […]

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Ask Tessie: How do I find housing in South Lake Tahoe?

April 24, 2017 — Dear Tessie, I recently accepted a job offer in South Lake Tahoe and am trying to find housing in the area. There are very few options listed on Craigslist, and what is available is pricey and doesn't allow pets. I'm also not too keen on […]

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Tahoe Prosperity Center column: Spring is perfect time to find future opportunities

April 24, 2017 — There is a lot to love about spring. In Tahoe it can still mean plenty of snow. It brings spring powder days, slush bump days, snowy Easter egg hunts and maybe a late season snowman. This spring, it also includes heavier snowmelt, rising rivers and […]

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Letter: In response to Messina’s letter on homeless issue

April 23, 2017 — I find John Messina's letter blaming churches, a synagogue and the operators of the Warming Room for attracting homeless to be mean-spirited and unhelpful. Keep Tahoe Kind indeed! There is biblical authority for helping the poor. I lived in San Francisco from 1972 until 2002. […]

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Letter: Tahoe Chamber supports city’s renewable energy

April 23, 2017 — Dear Mayor Sass and Councilmembers: The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Tahoe Chamber) is pleased convey our strong support for the resolution approved at your April 18 meeting. Chamber Government Affairs Liaison Steve Teshara attended the Feb. 14 special council meeting. As you […]

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Letter: Pickup your trash

April 21, 2017 — I took a walk at Hidden Beach recently and was saddened by all of the trash on the beach. I was able to take out some of it but there was still so much on the beach. I can't understand this mentality — who leaves […]

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Underage decoy buys beer; store’s liquor license suspended

April 21, 2017 — California Constitution, article XX, section 22, prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 years of age. It's a misdemeanor to sell to anyone under 21. Some would argue if you're old enough to drive, vote and fight for your country, you should […]

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Letter: Commander-in-chief MIA?

April 21, 2017 — As North Korea brews, Trump is again in Mar-a-Lago? I wonder, shouldn't the captain of the ship be on the bridge at times of emergency instead of in his multi-million dollar playpen? John O'Neill Minden, Nevada

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Letter: Epic season for Zephyr Cove Ski Club

April 20, 2017 — The Zephyr Cove Ski Club kick-started our season with a grant from Epic Promise. This launched the ZCSC off to one of our best seasons yet at Boulder Base Lodge. With the terrific grant from Epic Promise we sponsored six families with scholarships for 20 […]

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Letter: Real issues with closing transit center

April 19, 2017 — Re recent article on Transit center being closed for months, you neglected to mention most important part: Bus riders are left to stand in the cold and the wind. Babies, old people, we have no place to get water or … rest now for months, […]

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Guest column: Stigma gets in the way of the cannabis conversation

April 19, 2017 — A recent Gallup Poll showed 70 percent of Americans support cannabis deregulation. In November of 2016, California passed Proposition 64, allowing its counties to decide if the sale and cultivation of recreational marijuana for those over 21 years of age. Regardless of the data showing […]

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Ask Tessie: What are the best bars in South Lake Tahoe?

April 17, 2017 — Dear Tessie, I'm new in town and looking to get the low down on the best bars in South Lake Tahoe. Can you help me out? Sincerely, Party Animal Well, Party Animal, the best bar depends on the type of person you are. If you're […]

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Tahoe Mom Talk: Spring activities for kids

April 15, 2017 — Spring is a tricky season to plan outdoor activities, whether you have kids or not. Some days may have gorgeous bluebird skies while others can be socked in with snow. It's those clear days that we all clamor for … the beautiful, warm weather makes […]

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Letter: In response to Homeless Issue Forces closure of South Y Transit Center Station

April 14, 2017 — I would hope that the problem makers are not among those staying at the Warming Room, however, it and the efforts of the Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, Unity at the Lake Church and Temple Bat Yam are all magnets to attract the homeless to […]

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