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Olympic skier Ganong, snowboarder open Tahoe coffee shop

August 10, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — An Olympic skier and a professional snowboarder have teamed up to open a coffee shop near Lake Tahoe. Olympic skier Travis Ganong and snowboarder Ralph Backstrom recently opened Pacific Crest Coffee in Truckee. Backstrom told KOLO-TV in Reno he’s always had a

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Experts say legalized sports betting to have minimal impact on Lake Tahoe market

July 17, 2018 — On June 5, Delaware became the first state to legalize sports wagering after the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May. Just over one week later, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy was the first in line to place bets

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Cities grappling with how to deal with electric scooters

July 14, 2018 — MILWAUKEE — Overnight in dozens of cities across the U.S., the electric scooters arrive, often without warning to public officials, parked along sidewalks and ready to be taken for a spin with a few taps on a smartphone. It’s not long before they attract attention

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Report: Median home price in South Lake Tahoe surpasses $500K

July 11, 2018 — The median price of a home in South Lake Tahoe has surpassed the $500,000 mark. That's according to a quarterly report released by Chase International. The Tahoe-based real estate agency compared all MLS home sales at Lake Tahoe from Jan. 1 through June 30 to

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Uber poised to make investment in scooter-rental business Lime

July 9, 2018 — Uber is getting into the scooter-rental business.The ride-hailing company said Monday that it is investing in Lime, a startup based in San Mateo, California. “Our investment and partnership in Lime is another step towards our vision of becoming a one-stop shop for all your transportation

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Craft beer taproom The Hangar opens on South Shore with dog park in the works

July 7, 2018 — Nearly two years after the idea for it was conceived, The Hangar is now officially open. South Shore's newest craft beer taproom opened its doors for friends and family on Saturday, June 30, and by the next day it was filled with a constant stream

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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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