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Recent Stories by Claire Cudahy

‘Don’t be afraid to accept help’: Domestic violence survivor speaks up about her experience

October 18, 2017 — For two days, he held her captive. He threatened to kill her and then himself if she left. He'd been violent before, but nothing like this. For Rachel — the Tribune is withholding her real name to protect her identity — it was the wake-up

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Where to view fall foliage — then grab a bite — in Lake Tahoe (video)

October 14, 2017 — Fall is fleeting, but beautiful, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The air is crisp, the sun casts a warm glow, and the aspens have turned a golden yellow. For the perfect autumn day, go check out one of these meadows, valleys and lakes near Lake

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Lake Tahoe Girl Scouts in search of new members, troop leaders

October 12, 2017 — Build girls with "courage, confidence and character" — that's the goal of Girls Scouts of the Tahoe Shores. This year, the group is looking to expand its mission by adding three new troops to the community. With increased demand — but limited volunteer adult troop

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South Lake Tahoe businesses blame U.S. 50 construction for revenue drop

October 11, 2017 — The old adage about Tahoe having two seasons — winter and construction — especially rang true for South Shore businesses this summer and early fall as Caltrans plugged away at year one of a three-year project on a section of U.S. 50. "It's been four

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Bottled CBD-water company opens distribution office in South Lake Tahoe

October 10, 2017 — Walk into health food stores or pet shops around the country and it's not uncommon to find a selection of CBD products on the shelves. The presence of non-psychoactive, hemp-derived cannabinoid oils, pills, lotions, dog treats and more is growing since the Agricultural Act of

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Lake Tahoe’s Sage Room celebrates 70 years of preserving culinary classics

October 9, 2017 — A lot has changed in Lake Tahoe since the Sage Room opened at Harveys in 1947. But when you step into the dimly lit steakhouse, amid old western paintings, illuminated bottles of high-end liquors and tuxedo-clad waiters, it feels like you've stepped back in time.

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Lake Tahoe’s kokanee salmon are spawning in Taylor Creek — and you shouldn’t miss it (video)

October 6, 2017 — As the trees begin to change colors in Lake Tahoe, so do the salmon. Taylor Creek, one of the alpine lake's 63 tributaries, is flush with bright-red kokanee salmon swimming upstream for spawning. "They are turning from blue-silver, which they are in the lake, to

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$15M remodel underway on South Lake Tahoe affordable housing complex

October 5, 2017 — A South Lake Tahoe affordable housing complex is currently undergoing a $15-million renovation. Sierra Garden Apartments, located at 1801 Lake Tahoe Blvd., is jointly owned by Pacific Development Group, a Lodi-based affordable housing developer, and St. Joseph Community Land Trust, a local nonprofit. St. Joseph

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South Lake Tahoe City Council moving forward with VHR cap

October 3, 2017 — At a special meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, South Lake Tahoe City Council settled on a cap of 1,400 vacation home rental (VHR) permits in residential areas outside of the tourist core. They also agreed to a "minimum distance standard" of 150 feet between VHRs

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Upcoming workshop in South Lake Tahoe to discuss Loop Road

October 3, 2017 — On Thursday, Oct. 5, Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) is hosting a public workshop to gather input on design elements of the U.S. 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project, also known as the Loop Road Project. The project seeks to realign U.S. 50 behind the casino corridor

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South Lake Tahoe company earns Child Labor Free Certification

October 3, 2017 — South Lake Tahoe-based Eagle Protect recently became the first company in its industry to become both B Corporation and Child Labor Free certified. Eagle Protect imports and distributes disposables, like single-use gloves, for the food industry. In 2012, the company became New Zealand's first B

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South Lake Tahoe City Council to discuss VHR policies

October 2, 2017 — On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the city of South Lake Tahoe is hosting another special City Council meeting and public workshop to discuss amendments to the code regulating vacation home rentals (VHRs). In early September, City Council held a public workshop to discuss a slew of

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Fall guide to Apple Hill: Where to pick, sip cider and eat donuts near Lake Tahoe

September 30, 2017 — Nestled in the Sierra Foothills outside of Placerville are more than 50 farms, ranches and orchards collectively known as Apple Hill. With the aspens beginning to turn a golden yellow and the temperature slowly creeping down, there is no better time to hop in the

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LimeBike to remove bikes for winter, return to South Lake Tahoe next spring

September 29, 2017 — On Oct. 15, LimeBike is scheduled to remove its 200 bikes from South Lake Tahoe, concluding the three-month pilot project that was the subject of much debate. Despite some backlash from the local community, usage data points to a successful launch — and LimeBike says

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Park fee, new ranger coming to Van Sickle Bi-State Park at Lake Tahoe

September 27, 2017 — Changes are in the works for Van Sickle Bi-State Park, including additional staffing and the eventual implementation of a park entry fee. The popular park straddling the state line — 542 acres in Nevada and 156 acres in California — has seen a drastic increase

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Heavenly ski resort dedicates trail to 96-year-old former ski patroller (video)

September 26, 2017 — At a ceremony atop Heavenly Mountain Resort on Monday, a trail was dedicated to a 96-year-old former ski patroller, who hit the slopes 100 days last winter. In August the Tribune reported on a petition circulating around the South Shore community calling for a slope

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Lake Tahoe couple puts on charity dinners in custom wine cellar

September 25, 2017 — Inside Rick and Gina Stephenson's Glenbrook townhouse, through an iron gate, and down a winding staircase is a wine cellar. But it's not just any wine cellar. The Shakespeare Rock Cellars — named for the nearby peak — has been the site of more than

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Hidden painted rocks the latest craze sweeping across the South Shore

September 24, 2017 — On Monday morning, Skylar Stacey was filling her car with gas when something caught her eye: a rock painted with a pink flower and the words "LET IT GO" sitting atop the nearby trash can. "My first thought when I found the rock was my

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South Lake Tahoe considers service that tracks down illegal VHRs

September 22, 2017 — The city of South Lake Tahoe may be turning to a third-party service to track down unpermitted vacation home rentals, collect unpaid lodging taxes, and handle complaint calls. At the Sept. 19 City Council meeting, Ulrik Binzer, founder and CEO of Host Compliance, presented a

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Kirkwood fined over wetlands contamination

September 21, 2017 — Kirkwood Mountain Resort was fined $754,732 this July for contamination to a nearby creek discovered last spring. Over the course of routine snow removal on an unpaved parking lot during the 2015-16 winter season, asphalt grindings were picked up in the snow and ultimately made

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