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Arizona Senate candidate Joe Arpaio tells Nevada’s lawmakers they need to support President Trump

February 20, 2018 — During his 24 years as sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., that encompasses Phoenix, former lawman Joe Arpaio gained a reputation as "America's Toughest Sheriff." Not only in Arizona but also across the United States, people either loved or hated the 85-year-old former sheriff for the

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Lake Tahoe Forest Service hosts Russian delegation

February 20, 2018 — Last week, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit hosted six delegates visiting the United States from Russia. The delegation spent time in Washington, D.C., before heading to Reno where they were hosted in the homes of members of Friendship Force of Reno-Tahoe.

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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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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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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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South Lake Tahoe woman prepares to walk across America

February 17, 2018 — A South Lake Tahoe woman is preparing to walk across America — and she hopes to inspire others to get moving in the process. This April, Sheryl Lynn will begin a six-month journey walking from Key West, Florida to San Francisco, California. She plans to

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Environmental work at future Whole Foods site progresses

February 16, 2018 — For five months last winter, Christina Borsos' 10,000-square-foot property on Woodbine Road was covered in water. Borsos home sits near Bijou Park Creek, which once naturally flowed into Lake Tahoe unimpeded. Over time houses, businesses, roads and parking lots were developed in the creek's path

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Lyft’s ‘Ski Rack’ ride program offers mountain-friendly service

February 15, 2018 — Lyft launched a new ride type for passengers and drivers in the Lake Tahoe and Reno regions on Monday. The on-demand transportation company added the Ski Rack ride option. Ski Rack gives tourists and ski and snowboard enthusiasts a snow-prepped ride so they can leave

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Prescribed fire operations to continue around Lake Tahoe

February 15, 2018 — Prescribed fire operations will continue, weather and conditions permitting, in select locations around Lake Tahoe. Site locations for possible fire operations, according to Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT), include: off California State Route 89 between Meyers and Picketts Junction; Kingsbury Grade; Glenbrook; and north

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South Lake Tahoe residents: Transparency needed in city manager saga

February 14, 2018 — There is a lack of transparency surrounding the indefinite leave of South Lake Tahoe City Manager Nancy Kerry. That was the take from several residents who commented at a special meeting of City Council on Monday, Feb. 12. The only item on the agenda for

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South Shore lodge featured in this season of ‘The Bachelor’ for sale

February 13, 2018 — The cast of ABC’s “The Bachelor” spent time in South Lake Tahoe last October to film an episode of the current season. An expansive home that included scenes with bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. and the women, not to mention the famous rose ceremony, is now

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Tahoe Women’s Community Fund begins 2018 grant cycle

February 13, 2018 — Just over two years ago an all-new, South Shore-based nonprofit opened its doors to collectively raise and grant money to other Tahoe organizations. Known as the Tahoe Women's Community Fund, the founding members — all women — formed the nonprofit after observing the success of

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Tahoe Douglas fire captain promoted to battalion chief

February 13, 2018 — With a recent retirement, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District announced the name of a new battalion chief, and he is no stranger to the district. Capt. Bryce Cranch was promoted to fill the vacancy left by retiring battalion chief Rich Nalder, according to Tahoe Douglas

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Forest Service gives initial OK to Heavenly improvements

February 13, 2018 — Proposed improvements to terrain at Heavenly Mountain Resort have been given the initial OK by the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. However, community members still have an opportunity to raise any objections they may have. Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU), in

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Truth Tahoe: Can tourists be taxed coming into Tahoe with toll booths?

February 12, 2018 — In November's election, a special tax with funds earmarked for the repair and rehabilitation of city roads was voted down in South Lake Tahoe. At the time, the city had $41-million worth of deferred maintenance. While some residents argued that the city should find the

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Tickets on sale for Dancing with the Tahoe Stars

February 11, 2018 — One of the most popular local events of the year will return to South Shore in March. Tahoe Arts Project (TAP) announced earlier this week that the sixth annual Dancing with the Tahoe Stars will take place Saturday, March 3, at the MontBleu Showroom. Master

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Gaming association: Odds in favor of nationwide legalized sports betting

February 10, 2018 — With the Supreme Court poised to take up the issue, the American Gaming Association sees legal sports betting coming to all states that want it. "It doesn't make sense for the Supreme Court to take it up in the first place unless they were going

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Amgen Tour of California announces race routes

February 10, 2018 — Cycling fans on South Shore now have a better idea of where they should post up to watch the Amgen Tour of California men's and women's race. South Lake Tahoe will be the finishing city for Stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California bicycle

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Authorities ID Truckee resident who died in fall near Big Chief

February 9, 2018 — A 36-year-old Truckee man was identified as the person who died after a fall during a late-night hike with friends near Squaw Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 7, authorities said. Rene Dewarrat was hiking with two friends, who were going to camp at Big Chief in

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