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Presidential visits to Lake Tahoe

February 18, 2019 — In commemoration of the event, we’ve taken a look at the known trips commander-in-chiefs have made to Lake Tahoe before, during and after they held office.

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office seeking missing 17-year-old

February 13, 2019 — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance in locating a missing/runaway juvenile...

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Heavy snow causes 2 gas leaks in 24 hours in South Lake Tahoe

February 13, 2019 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Recent snow caused two gas leaks in 24 hours. South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue crews responded Wednesday morning to a second gas leak in 24 hours. The cause, according to a press release from the city, was snow piled on

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Affordable housing project coming to Kings Beach

February 13, 2019 — More workforce housing could be on the way with Kings Beach Center LLC planning to purchase the Easter Gateway Property from Placer County and develop the 1.3-acre site into apartment units and commercial space. The development company is looking to build 45 individual units on

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Bessie Minor Swift Foundation grant applications due Friday

February 13, 2019 — The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation recently announced it is accepting grant applications from nonprofits in South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area.

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South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue recognizes firefighters at annual award ceremony

February 12, 2019 — Outgoing Fire Chief Jeff Meston addressed the state of the South Lake Tahoe Fire and Rescue department at the annual South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue award ceremony Jan. 30 at City Hall. Mayor Brooke Laine began the award ceremony by praising the SLTFR Department. Meston,

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Minor earthquake strikes near Markleeville

February 11, 2019 — A minor earthquake was reported Sunday night outside Markleeville. The magnitude 3 quake reportedly occurred at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, about 4.9 miles northeast of Markleeville — approximately 19.6 miles southeast of South Lake Tahoe. Magnitude 3 earthquakes are typically not widely felt, according

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Groups help keep Lake Tahoe parks clean during government shutdown

February 11, 2019 — Following the nation's longest government shutdown in history, lasting for 34 days, federal employees including those with the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit are back to their normal duties. During the winter, forest service staff work to hire seasonal employees, complete training, administer special use

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‘Loop Road’ update sparks discussion over redevelopment area at Stateline

February 8, 2019 — An update on the U.S. 50/South Shore Community Revitalization project turned into a brief debate on the future of Douglas County's redevelopment area at Stateline. County commissioner John Engels, whose campaign platform included opposition to the redevelopment, asked pointed questions of Lake Tahoe attorney Lew

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Philanthropist Lisa Maloff celebrates 90th birthday at Edgewood Tahoe

February 8, 2019 — On Wednesday evening, with the town still digging out from the recent snow storm, a group of community members gathered at Edgewood Tahoe to celebrate the 90th birthday of philanthropist Lisa Maloff — the Angel of Tahoe. It was celebration fit for an angel. With

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Barton Health nurses give notice of intent to strike

February 6, 2019 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Registered nurses at Barton Health intend to go on strike amid ongoing labor negotiations. The nurse bargaining team on Monday night gave their notice of intent to strike on Feb. 15. The decision follows a vote in late January overwhelmingly

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Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless hosting open house

February 6, 2019 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Community members will have an opportunity to tour the South Shore's only seasonal overnight emergency shelter and learn more about the services provided to individuals suffering from homelessness on Thursday, Feb. 7. Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, a nonprofit that

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Storm delays start of South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting, pushes back El Dorado supervisor meeting

February 4, 2019 — South Lake Tahoe City Council will start its meeting Tuesday morning two hours later than the regular start time due to a winter storm. The change is intended to give more people a chance to safely attend the meeting, according to the city. Closed session

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UPDATE: Douglas County schools, Lake Tahoe Community College and Sierra Nevada College closed due to snow

February 3, 2019 — Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village is closed Monday due to an ongoing winter storm. UPDATE All Lake Tahoe schools in Douglas County are closed Monday, as is Lake Tahoe Community College. They join Lake Tahoe Unified School District on South Shore and Washoe County

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Continued involvement called for at Meyers community meeting on traffic

February 2, 2019 — If anything is going to be done about the traffic issues plaguing neighborhoods it’s going to take continued engagement from residents.

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Douglas County commission: Too many pro-industry members on VHR task force

February 2, 2019 — A task force to examine vacation home rentals will undergo a makeover after commissioners agreed the current list trends toward those in favor of the rentals.

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Meyers residents organize meeting to discuss weekend traffic issues at Lake Tahoe

February 1, 2019 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Citing a perceived lack of action by local officials and growing frustration with weekend traffic, Meyers area residents are organizing in an effort to identify possible solutions. The starting point will come Friday night at a community meeting organized by

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VIDEO: Black bear and her cub spotted in Tahoe City

February 1, 2019 — It may be a little more than a month into winter, but that doesn’t mean the Tahoe area’s black bear population is totally inactive. A black bear and her cub were spotted at the Placer County sheriff’s station in Tahoe City this week, according to

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Amgen announces details for 2019 race stage at Lake Tahoe

January 31, 2019 — Amgen has announced race details for its 2019 Tour of California, including a stage that will finish in South Lake Tahoe. Officials first announced the race would be returning to Tahoe in December. Stage 2 of the men's race will start in Rancho Cordova on

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Whittell High School graduation rate exceeds 90 percent

January 29, 2019 — ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — Nearly 93 percent of the students attending Douglas County’s two mainstream high schools graduated in 2018. Douglas High School had a 92.97 percent graduation rate, while 92.5 percent of Whittell High School’s student body graduated. “We are doing well and numbers

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