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Tahoe Mountain News opens nanobrewery in South Lake Tahoe

April 28, 2018 — Walking into the first floor of the Tahoe Mountain News office, one might expect to find stacks of old newspapers and reporters hurriedly typing away — not a tasteful nanobrewery bustling with locals. "It's been a long time coming," said Taylor Flynn, publisher of Tahoe

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Pot tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

March 15, 2018 — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors. “There’s nothing

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Tahoe Convoy now serving all North Lake Tahoe communities; looks to reach South Lake by June

February 28, 2018 — Following a successful maiden voyage earlier this month, a Bay Area-to-Tahoe luxury transportation service is expanding its stops to include the entire North Shore. And the company hopes to expand to South Shore by June. Tahoe Convoy officially hit the road on Feb. 2, as

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Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

February 22, 2018 — SAN FRANCISCO — Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate thousands of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they’re booking nice places to stay. The Plus program, unveiled Thursday, is aimed at winning over travelers who aren’t sure they

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Squaw aims for 100 percent renewable energy

February 4, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — One of the largest ski resorts at Lake Tahoe has entered into a collaborative agreement with an area utility to identify energy resources to meet its goal of using 100 percent renewable, clean energy as soon as the end of the year.

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Cal Neva Resort & Casino acquired by investment firm for $35.8 million

January 16, 2018 — A Silicon Valley billionaire has acquired the storied Cal Neva Resort & Casino in Crystal Bay for $35.8 million, an official said Friday, Jan. 12. Lawrence Investments LLC, a venture capital investment firm headed by Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison, bought the property via bankruptcy

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Create a Customer-Centric Marketing and Advertising Strategy

January 5, 2018 — As a business owner, you know customers are the make-or-break factor for your business. A solid business plan, a great product or service, and a prime physical location are all extremely important, but they're all meaningless if you can't attract and retain customers with your

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Big labor sees growth potential in California pot workers

December 25, 2017 — GOSHEN, Calif. — Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California. The United Farm Workers, Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers are looking to unionize the tens of

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Storm, snowmaking help rev up snowmobiling businesses at Lake Tahoe

December 25, 2017 — While the mid-week storm that cruised through South Lake Tahoe Wednesday morning didn't dump much snow, it was enough to kick-start another snowmobiling business. Tahoe Snowmobiles opened last week near MontBleu in Stateline and on Thursday, Dec. 21, Lake Tahoe Adventures received approval from the

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Craft beer taproom with dog park opening on 4-acres in South Lake Tahoe

December 16, 2017 — A craft beer taproom and bottle shop with a fenced-in dog park and lawn games is opening up on 4-acres of land along the Upper Truckee River in South Lake Tahoe. The Hangar is scheduled to open in January at the former Tahoe Amusement Park

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Tahoe Used Ski & Snowboard Shop one of only used gear shops in region

December 12, 2017 — South Lake Tahoe's Todd Wasserman greets a steady stream of customers Thursday afternoon as they walk through the door of his 350-square-foot store. About six people at a time it seems is the most his one-of-a-kind business can handle before customers start invading each others'

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Poké, sushi burrito restaurant opens in South Lake Tahoe

December 11, 2017 — Hawaiians and hipsters rejoice; South Lake Tahoe finally got a poké restaurant. Poké Rok opened in The Chateau at the Village last week in the former Snø Frozen Yogurt Café location. The latest craze in fast-casual food sweeping across America, poké (pronounced POH-kay) is a

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New Puzzle Room Tahoe offers unique escape room experience

December 10, 2017 — Fans of the live-action, puzzle-solving entertainment trend known as escape rooms will now have increasing opportunities to test their logic and crack codes with the addition of Puzzle Room Tahoe, a business that opened its doors on South Shore in late October. Featuring two different

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Chase Bank eager to establish wide footprint in Northern Nevada, Tahoe

December 5, 2017 — As Northern Nevada continues to see explosive growth, JP Morgan Chase & Co., has been champing at the bit to break into the market. The New York-based banking giant succeeded in mid-October when JPMorgan opened its first Northern Nevada Chase Bank branch in south Reno

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Winter lodging bookings similar to last year

December 5, 2017 — The trend of flat occupancy and increasing rates just keeps chugging along with summer lodging trends spilling into the winter season for mountain destinations. A 7 percent gain was made in aggregate revenue among 20 participating destinations in eight western states, which consist of California,

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Reno-Tahoe passenger counts climb 6 percent

December 2, 2017 — The numbers just keep rising at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The latest data showed the number of passengers passing through the airport in September totaled 345,280 — an increase of 6 percent from September 2016. Moreover, for the first nine months of 2017, Reno-Tahoe International Airport

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High Vibe Society increases event, workshop offerings for creatives in South Lake Tahoe

November 28, 2017 — Local artists looking for a way to connect with fellow creatives will get increased opportunities to do so in the coming months. Thanks to High Vibe Society Artisan Collective, an array of workshops, events and galleries will find a home on Tahoe's South Shore. The

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Hideout Lodge offering tailored winter trips in Sierra backcountry

November 28, 2017 — Bobby Lauterjung stared at the mountains surrounding the Hideout Lodge in 2015. The Los Angeles resident, who spends much of the winter in the Tahoe and Kirkwood area, got married in September of that year but couldn't help taking his eyes off his new bride

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Verde Mexican Rotisserie closes Meyers location

November 18, 2017 — Sunday is the last day of business at Verde Mexican Rotisserie's original location in Meyers. Owners Katy and Domi Chavarria opened up their second restaurant in The Crossing at Tahoe Valley in July, but after five months of running two locations, they made the difficult

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Global production company sets up shop in South Lake Tahoe

November 15, 2017 — After a year of work, a refurbished building on Ski Run Boulevard now houses the headquarters of a global video and photography production company with clients like Google, Patagonia and Subaru. Previously based out of Portland, Maine, Novus Select and its team of photographers, directors

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