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South Lake’s Maddie Bowman falls short in bid to win 2nd gold medal

February 19, 2018 — Maddie Bowman let it all hang out Monday, Feb. 19, but could not put down a complete run in the skiing halfpipe final at the Winter Olympics. The South Lake Tahoe resident fell on all three runs, on the very last move each time, and

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Report: California pot growers lagging in getting licenses

February 19, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — Nearly two months after recreational marijuana became legal in California, less than 1 percent of the state’s known growers have been licensed, according to a report released Monday by a pot industry group. The 38-page report from the California Growers Association says

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Video: Powder day caps Presidents Day weekend at Lake Tahoe

February 19, 2018 — Sierra-at-Tahoe reported 7 inches of snow from Sunday night into Monday while other South Shore ski areas Kirkwood and Heavenly Mountain resorts had 10 and 3 inches, respectively. The high temperatures this week in South Lake Tahoe will barely get above freezing with more snow

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Rescuers find downed aircraft in Douglas County near Hobo Hot Springs

February 19, 2018 — At least one person is dead as the result of a small plane crash in northern Carson Valley on Monday. At about 12:20 p.m. deputies and firefighters located the wreckage of a twin engine Piper PA-34 Seneca plane in the Hobo Hot Springs area, located

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South Lake Tahoe native Maddie Bowman to go for Olympic gold in halfpipe skiing tonight

February 19, 2018 — South Lake Tahoe native Maddie Bowman will attempt to win her second gold medal tonight after advancing through the Olympic qualifying rounds in PyeongChang. Bowman finished in fifth with a score of 83.60 in the first qualifying round of women’s halfpipe skiing, which took place

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Lake Tahoe weather: More snow, cold temperatures in forecast

February 19, 2018 — Lake Tahoe could see nearly half a foot of new snow Monday following a storm that caused whiteout conditions in some parts of the Sierra Sunday. At the same time, temperatures are expected to remain very cold to start the week, according to a special

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Mikaela Shiffrin opts out of downhill at Pyeongchang Olympics

February 19, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin said late Monday that she would not compete in Wednesday's downhill. After the alpine combined was moved from Friday to Thursday due to weather, Shiffrin would have been racing on consecutive days. "As much as I wanted to compete

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South Lake Tahoe cannabis workshop slated for Tuesday

February 19, 2018 — South Lake Tahoe City Council will host a workshop intended to gather input on future cannabis regulations. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Beach Retreat & Lodge located at 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The city booked the workshop at the

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Ask Tessie: How will the Tribune change now that it covers Incline Village?

February 19, 2018 — Dear Tessie, I saw that the Tribune is now covering Incline Village. WTH? Sincerely, SOUTHIES FO' LIFE In exchange for beach access, lifetime passes to Diamond Peak and invites to all the exclusive wine and cheese parties, we have decided to let Incline Village into

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From Kennedy to Obama, presidential visits to Lake Tahoe

February 19, 2018 — Monday, Feb. 19, is Presidents Day — a holiday that, when first celebrated, was held in recognition of George Washington's birthday, but now honors all presidents of the United States. In commemoration of the event, we've taken a look at the known trips commander-in-chiefs have

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Tahoe Wellness Cooperative in escrow for Bijou Center

February 19, 2018 — After a nearly two-year legal battle, Tahoe Wellness Cooperative is in escrow to purchase the shopping center that houses the medical marijuana dispensary. But while one dispute appears to be put to bed, the other with the city of South Lake Tahoe continues. TWC executive

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Inside the hard work and thrilling moments of calling the 2018 Winter Olympics

February 19, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It's 7:45 p.m. at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the NBC crew that's preparing to broadcast the night's big event, one of the biggest events of the Olympics, has a problem. They've prepared a segment about

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Lindsey Vonn trying to ‘focus on the moment’

February 19, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The two races this week may be the final Olympic competitions of Lindsey Vonn's decorated career. Vonn, who won gold and bronze in Vancouver in 2010 but missed the 2014 Games in Sochi due to injury, said she isn't yet thinking

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Alice McKennis earns spot in Wednesday’s Olympic downhill

February 18, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Alice McKennis, of New Castle, clinched her start for Wednesday's Olympic downhill with another strong training run Monday. "I'm obviously really psyched on today," she said. "A lot of riding on today's training run with the qualification for the downhill race.

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Lake Tahoe weather: Chain controls, winter weather advisory in effect Sunday evening

February 18, 2018 — Steady snowfall and slick roads have prompted chain requirements on Highway 50, from Twin Bridges to Meyers, on Sunday, Feb. 18. According to Caltrans District 3, motorists should expect low visibility and slick conditions at Echo Summit. Chain requirements apply to all vehicles, except 4-wheel drive

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Lake Tahoe Community College raises $15M in 2nd round of Measure F bond sales

February 18, 2018 — Lake Tahoe Community College successfully issued its second set of bonds for sale as part of the Measure F general obligation bond. The college, after receiving high marks for a second time from both Standard & Poor's (S&P) Financial Services and Moody's Investor Service in

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Liberty Utilities to award scholarships

February 18, 2018 — Liberty Utilities is offering academic scholarships for eligible high school and college students within its service territory, the utility provider recently announced. The eight schools participating in the sixth annual scholarship program are South Tahoe High School, Loyalton High School, Douglas High School (students residing

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Highlander’s Wallner signs letter to attend, play soccer for Vassar College

February 18, 2018 — An announcement was made over the Incline High School loudspeaker on Thursday, Feb. 15, before Madison "Madio" Wallner inked her National Letter of Intent. It was an invitation to watch the celebratory signing. Dozens of students filed into the foyer right outside the school's front

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South Lake Tahoe Council Corner: Let’s continue the (constructive) conversations

February 18, 2018 — First, a confession of weirdness. I love being a part of groups. I like the synergy of groups, how they work collaboratively, how the room sounds… some listening, others talking. I like the process of group decision-making, the back and forth, the quiet and noisy,

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Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe now serving Incline Village

February 18, 2018 — If the past month has been any indication, there was quite a need in Incline Village for a program like the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. The Incline site, known as the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe (BGCNLT) Duffield

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