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Removal of sign stirs controversy in race for El Dorado County District 5 supervisor

October 18, 2018 — The race to represent El Dorado County District 5 has turned in recent days from focusing on top-of-mind issues to a topic few would have predicted...

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South Lake Tahoe City Council moves forward with revised cannabis regulations

October 17, 2018 — At one point it seemed that South Lake Tahoe's revised cannabis regulations were about to go up in smoke. After a brief recess, attempted lobbying at the dais and another round of debate, City Council landed on a decision. With a pair of 4-1 votes,

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Trial in Stateline hotel murder delayed

October 17, 2018 — The trial of a homeless man in connection with a stabbing murder in a Stateline hotel room has been delayed until Nov. 26. Jose Rodriguez-Quezada is accused of killing a Reno man and taking his vehicle. Rodriguez-Quezada was indicted by the Douglas County grand jury

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South Lake Tahoe City Council hires new city manager

October 16, 2018 — South Lake Tahoe will have a new city manager come December. City Council approved a contract Tuesday with Frank Rush Jr., the 17-year town manager of Emerald Isle, North Carolina. "He is an outstanding candidate," Mayor Wendy David said prior to the vote. As previously

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Tahoe Prosperity Center hosts 2nd annual Tahoe Economic Summit

October 16, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Transforming Tahoe will be the theme for the second annual Tahoe Economic Summit this week on the South Shore. Tahoe Prosperity Center will host the event from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Lake Tahoe Resort. Tahoe

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New South Lake Tahoe city attorney dives into position

October 16, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Council did not waste much time putting the city's new in-house attorney to work. Heather Stroud took her seat in council chambers to offer her legal insight immediately after four members of council unanimously approved her contract Oct. 2, a

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US 50 roadwork in South Lake Tahoe to continue through October

October 15, 2018 — Motorists driving through South Lake Tahoe will have to endure construction on U.S 50 for a little while longer. Roadwork on the highway from Winnemucca Avenue to Silver Dollar Avenue has been extended beyond Oct. 15 — the official end of grading season in the

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Annual grading season at Lake Tahoe ends today

October 15, 2018 — Today marks the end of grading and digging season at Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency requires all construction sites to be winterized by Oct. 15 each year to reduce water quality impacts associated with winter weather by preventing sediment from washing into Lake

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Elks Club Drive in Lake Tahoe Basin closed Monday for repaving project

October 14, 2018 — A repaving project will close Elks Club Drive to traffic Monday. The road, located between the U.S. 50 intersection to Tam O Shanter Drive in the Tahoe Basin, will be closed to ensure the safety of construction workers. According to the El Dorado County Department

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Tahoe Rim Trail through Spooner re-opens after temporary closure

October 14, 2018 — The Tahoe Rim Trail portion of the forest thinning project in the Spooner Backcountry re-opened Saturday. Hikers should stay on the trail to avoid heavy equipment operating below the trail, officials said. The Spooner Lake Loop trail will remain closed due to the continuation of

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South Lake Tahoe City Council to consider hiring new city manager Tuesday

October 12, 2018 — South Lake Tahoe City Council appears poised to hire a new city manager just three weeks ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Council has extended a job offer to Frank Rush Jr., currently the town manager of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, for South Lake Tahoe's

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PHOTOS: South Tahoe celebrates homecoming with parade through town

October 12, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — South Tahoe High School paraded through town Friday afternoon as part of its homecoming celebration. The participants gathered at South Tahoe Middle School. The parade started at Al Tahoe Blvd. and traversed Lake Tahoe Blvd back to the school and

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Blockage sends sewage spilling down Lake Tahoe street

October 12, 2018 — A blockage in a private line sent sewage spilling down Kokanee Trail Friday morning. South Tahoe Public Utility District received a call reporting a leak and quickly confirmed a blockage in the private lateral at 3093 Kokanee Trail. According to the district, sewage was spilling

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Large unknown looms in future of South Lake Tahoe cannabis regulations

October 10, 2018 — After more than three hours of conversation Monday, stakeholders made apparent progress on new cannabis regulations for the city, but one critical detail remains unknown...

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South Tahoe Public Utility District upgrades metering technology

October 10, 2018 — Residents and businesses in South Lake Tahoe can track their water use thanks to a shift to advanced metering infrastructure. That change to the new system, which tracks water usage hourly, replaces old quarterly meter reads, according to South Tahoe Public Utility District. Residents can

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Lake Tahoe agencies receive $360K from Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

October 9, 2018 — The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has awarded 11 grants totaling just $1 under $1 million to improve the condition of Nevada’s surface waters. The money was provided by the federal government under the Clean Water Act and seven of the grants will fund projects

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Lake Tahoe gaming markets report strong August

October 6, 2018 — Nevada casinos reported the lowest total win this calendar year in August, but both Lake Tahoe gaming markets were up over the previous year. The $912.9 million statewide win amounts to a 7.74 percent, $76.5 million decrease compared to August 2017. Gaming Control Board Analyst

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Crazy Good Bakery and Café opens in South Lake Tahoe

October 5, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A new bakery is open in town, and its name couldn't be more fitting. Crazy Good Bakery and Café quietly opened its doors at the end of September near The Y in the location previously occupied by MoonHouse Brewhouse. With

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South Lake Tahoe City Council subcommittee to host forum on cannabis

October 5, 2018 — A City Council subcommittee will hold a public forum Monday morning to discuss substantive changes to city’s sidelined cannabis ordinance. The forum comes after backers of a referendum effort learned on Sept. 28 that they turned in more than enough valid signatures, and after City

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Tahoe Chamber hosting South Lake Tahoe City Council candidate forum

October 2, 2018 — There are nine candidates running for three seats on the South Lake Tahoe City Council, and the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce wants to help voters learn a little bit more about each one of them. Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce

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