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El Dorado sheriff deputy shoots into car to free trapped bear in South Lake Tahoe (video)

August 17, 2018 — A Northern California deputy fired several beanbag rounds into a back car window to free a trapped bear that had likely been searching for snacks. El Dorado County Sheriff’s spokesman Anthony Prencipe said Thursday that officers were called after the bear was seen rummaging through

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Lake Tahoe Community College opens Lisa Maloff University Center

August 17, 2018 — The approximately 7,000 square-foot building will become the hub for access to higher education from associate to master’s degree programs in global business management, psychology, liberal studies...

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New fitness center Gym Love opens in South Lake Tahoe

August 14, 2018 — Coming soon to the Tahoe Basin: Your next method of working out. Known as Gym Love, South Shore's newest business joins the fitness industry with its 24-hour service, climbing wall, group classes and more. "Mostly we're taking what we're good at in the food and

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Tahoe Housing Trouble Part 2: Employers cite housing for inability to find employees

August 13, 2018 — Editor's note: This is part 2 in a three-part series examining the housing issues here in Tahoe and other areas. Part 3 will run in the Aug. 17 edition of the Tribune. To read part 1, visit http://www.tahoedailytribune.com. Even on the busiest weekend, drive through

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Lake Tahoe North Shore casinos up in June, South Shore down; both up for fiscal year

August 12, 2018 — Statewide, June win was up 4.2 percent to $895.7 million and, for the fiscal year, increased 3.2 percent to $11.8 billion in total win. That’s the largest win since fiscal year 2008.

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Lake Tahoe Summit: Wildfire risks, management central themes

August 8, 2018 — With smoke pooling in the Tahoe Basin, members of Congress from Nevada, California, and Alaska took the stage at Sand Harbor on Tuesday for the 22nd annual Lake Tahoe Summit. While the representatives touched on a number of issues regarding Tahoe and the importance of

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Douglas County vacation home rental debate heading back to Lake Tahoe

August 7, 2018 — A proposal to allow vacation housing rentals outside of the Tahoe Township may be resolved at Lake Tahoe. County commissioners decided to move the current ordinance to Title 20, which provides additional means of enforcement and adds fines for illegal use, Community Development Director Mimi

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Report: Lake Tahoe sees decreased clarity, highest ever surface water temps in 2017

August 7, 2018 — The State of the Lake Report for 2017 showed a dramatic decrease in Tahoe’s clarity as well as record high average surface temperatures.

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Douglas County commissioners to consider changes to vacation home rental rules

July 30, 2018 — A plan to extend vacation home rentals beyond the Lake Tahoe Basin is scheduled to go before Douglas County commissioners on Thursday. County commissioners won't hear the request until 3 p.m. at their meeting in the CVIC Hall in Minden. While expanding the ordinance to

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El Dorado County eyes more vacation home rental regulations

July 30, 2018 — After a series of regulations that rolled out on July 7, El Dorado County continues to tweak its vacation home rental policies.

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Divers, watercraft operators to stage underwater cleanup of Bonsai Rock in Lake Tahoe (video)

July 30, 2018 — A beach cleanup is coming to Tahoe in an all-new way: On Sunday, Aug. 5, a team of divers and watercraft operators will head to the lake's northeast shore and clear out what lies beneath the surface at Bonsai Rock. "My partner is a free

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Douglas County commissioners learn price tag is $80 million for Stateline events center

July 23, 2018 — The price tag for an indoor events center proposed in Stateline came a little more into focus on Thursday. The $80 million estimate came from the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority is an increase over the original estimate, attorney Lew Feldman told commissioners. Commissioner Barry Penzel

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Taste of Gold event raises funds for Tahoe students

July 20, 2018 — Members of the community are invited to attend Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation's 7th annual Taste of Gold fundraiser, an evening that includes beer, wine, live music and more. Taste of Gold includes three hours of food, drink and fun in LTCC's Ledbetter Terrace and

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NDOT completes US 50 pedestrian safety improvements on Lake Tahoe East Shore

July 19, 2018 — Work to install pedestrian safety improvements on U.S. 50 in Zephyr Cove has wrapped up, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. Prior to the improvements, which concluded Wednesday, July 18, there was one constantly-flashing pedestrian crossing light at the intersection of U.S. 50 and

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Carson City woman admits to fatal DUI at Lake Tahoe

July 18, 2018 — A Carson City woman who admitted she was drunk when she crossed the centerline and into the path of an oncoming car faces up to 40 years in prison when she's sentenced. Kimberly Ann Davis, 40, entered guilty pleas in Douglas County District Court on

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Edgewood Lodge at Lake Tahoe wins top travel ranking

July 18, 2018 — The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe has been ranked No. 1 in the Top 15 Continental U.S. Resort Hotels and the Top 10 West Resort Hotels categories in the 2018 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards, honoring the top travel destinations and companies around the globe

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Nevada native new deputy at Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

July 18, 2018 — Nevada native Dustin Clifford was sworn in July 2 as a new Douglas County Sheriff's deputy. Clifford was born and raised in Reno, graduating from McQueen High School. He then attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal

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Tahoe Fund announces summer projects around Lake Tahoe

July 18, 2018 — The Tahoe Fund is looking for donations to support three major projects in the Tahoe Basin this summer. The projects are restoration of the Tahoe Rim Trail in Desolation Wilderness, transformation of the Kings Beach Trail, a multi-feature trail, and planting of 10,000 sugar pine

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Douglas County planning panel votes against East Fork vacation rentals

July 16, 2018 — A proposal to expand Douglas County's vacation home rentals ordinance outside of the Lake Tahoe Basin was rejected by planning commissioners on Tuesday. Instead, planning commissioners approved recommending a rewrite of the county's ordinance that clarifies the rentals are prohibited in the East Fork Township,

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Death Ride closes Alpine highways

July 14, 2018 — With hundreds of participants, the annual Tour of the California Alps will start closing highways in Alpine County at 5 a.m. Saturday. Better known as the Death Ride, the tour will affect California Highway 4 over Ebbetts Pass, Highway 89 over Monitor Pass and Highway

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