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Former South Lake Tahoe Mayor Judy Brown remembered for dedication to service

December 12, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Give her an opportunity to give back, and Judy Brown would seize it. The two-term member of City Council was a fervent volunteer in addition to being a business owner, mother, wife and grandmother. She died Saturday in Reno at

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Newly configured City Council selects Brooke Laine as next mayor, Jason Collin as mayor pro tem

December 11, 2018 — South Lake Tahoe City Council opted to go with experience for mayor and mayor pro tem for the upcoming year.

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Seasonal overnight shelter, the Warm Room, to open in South Lake Tahoe for 2018-19 season

December 11, 2018 — South Lake Tahoe’s seasonal overnight shelter will open tomorrow in a new location for the 2018-19 season. The Warm Room will open at 1201 Emerald Bay Road on Dec. 12, the Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless (TCH) recently announced. It will operate nightly from 6 p.m.

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South Lake Tahoe clerk: No recount request for Measure T

December 10, 2018 — City Clerk-elect Susan Blankenship told the Tribune she received one request but that it was rescinded.

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New South Lake Tahoe City Council, city clerk to be sworn in Tuesday

December 10, 2018 — Three new members of City Council and a new city clerk will be sworn in Tuesday morning at South Lake Tahoe City Hall. Cody Bass, Devin Middlebrook and Tamara Wallace won election in a nine-person race for seats on the five-member council. They defeated three

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Microgreens grower carries on Indigenous heritage with tiny South Lake Tahoe farm

December 10, 2018 — Miko Gastelum has moved around over the years — California, Washington, Colorado, Michigan — but wherever he's put down roots, he's always grown vegetables. This summer Gastelum returned to South Lake Tahoe after a stint in Michigan where he earned his Master Gardener certification and

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Douglas County seeks advisory board members

December 10, 2018 — The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for appointment to the following volunteer advisory boards: 911 Surcharge Advisory Committee Airport Advisory Committee (one for Community-at-Large, one for Business Community, and one for Airport Commercial Community) Board of Equalization Carson Water Subconservancy District Advisory

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Realtor group vows to stay involved, looks ‘forward to continued discussion’ following passage of Measure T

December 9, 2018 — A measure largely banning VHRs in residential areas passed by a close margin — 3,517 in favor (50.42 percent) and 3,459 against (49.58 percent).

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South Lake Tahoe City seeks applicants for boards, commissions

December 9, 2018 — The city of South Lake Tahoe is looking to fill several positions on city boards and commissions. Seats on the Planning Commission, Airport Land Use Commission, Building Board of Appeals, Parks and Recreation Commission, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Advisory Planning Commission, and the newly formed

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Douglas County seeking representatives for VHR task force

December 8, 2018 — Douglas County is seeking applicants to serve on a task force addressing vacation home rentals. The task force, formed following direction given at the Nov. 15 commissioners’ meeting, will offer recommendations to the county manager on permitting, managing and/or limiting VHRs. It will be advisory only,

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Douglas County releases manager applicants’ names

December 8, 2018 — One of the leaders of the panel that rejected all county manager candidates has withdrawn his application for the job saying he was pleasantly surprised by the quality of candidates. “There are other applicants better positioned to serve as Douglas County’s next county manager,” Minden

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New South Lake Tahoe City Manager Frank Rush Jr sworn in

December 7, 2018 — South Lake Tahoe's newest city manager is officially on the job. Frank Rush Jr. was recently sworn in as the city's top employee. He comes to South Lake Tahoe from Emerald Isle, North Carolina, where he was the town manager for over 17 years. "I

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Meyers annual tree lighting will take place Friday

December 5, 2018 — The Meyers Community Foundation (MCF) will hold the seventh annual tree lighting at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Divided Sky/Downtown Café parking lot. The MCF will serve popcorn and hot chocolate. The Christmas fire truck and Santa will return via the CALSTAR helicopter

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Amgen Tour of California returning to South Lake Tahoe in 2019

December 5, 2018 — The Amgen Tour of California will return to Lake Tahoe in 2019 with stage 2 of the men’s race. Amgen owner and presenter AEG announced the schedule for both the men’s and women’s races Wednesday morning. Stage 2 of the 14th race will start at

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Appellate court partially affirms lower court’s ruling on ‘Loop Road’ lawsuit

December 5, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — An appellate court has issued a decision on an attempt to salvage a 2016 ballot measure that would have required voter approval prior to any city support of the so-called "Loop Road" project. California's 3rd Appellate District on Monday affirmed

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Lake Tahoe gaming markets up in October

December 4, 2018 — Lake Tahoe's two gaming markets saw year-over-year increases in win for the month of October, a month in which statewide win topped $1 billion for the fifth time this calendar year. The strong statewide numbers came despite a bad month for Baccarat. Gaming Control Board

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Nevada’s marijuana tax collections rise 77 percent

December 2, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Marijuana tax collections are up 77 percent for the first quarter of this fiscal year. Through September, which added $7.49 million in revenue, total collections were $23.48 million. The wholesale marijuana tax generated nearly $11 million of that amount, more than

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Renovation project wraps up at Kahle Community Center in Stateline

December 1, 2018 — Renovations to the Kahle Community Center have been completed. The overall project consisted of roof modification, new single ply, masonry and metal siding maintenance and interior flooring, along with some new wall padding in the basketball gym, according to Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, the contractor on

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Measure T appears on its way to passing in South Lake Tahoe

December 1, 2018 — A ballot measure that would ban all vacation home rentals in South Lake Tahoe residential areas appears on its way to passing, according to the latest election update posted Friday. The tally on Measure T stands at 3,517 “yes” votes (50.42 percent) and 3,458 “no”

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Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation 2018 Wish List: Consider donating to these organizations

November 27, 2018 — As the holiday season begins at Tahoe, many organizations will be asking for donations and we know you cannot give to all. Maybe you do have a favorite charity but feel your check might not even be noticed — not true. Every donation, no matter

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