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Mountain Housing Council releases report on short-term rentals in North Lake Tahoe, Truckee

March 16, 2019 — After nearly a year of research, data analysis, and community input, the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee has released a white paper examining the short-term rental market in North Tahoe and Truckee. In the 51-page white paper titled “Short-Term Rentals in North Tahoe-Truckee,” the

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows receives $17 million in investments from parent company

March 16, 2019 — The string of upgrades and renovations at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will move forward this summer with a $17 million investment into both mountains from Alterra Mountain Company. Following a $1.4 million lodge renovation at Alpine Meadows last year, the mountain will be getting

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Cell tower proposal continues to cause controversy in Incline Village

March 13, 2019 — A special-use permit needed for the construction of a 112-foot cell phone tower is slated to go before a Washoe County review board next month.

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IVGID declines offer to purchase old Incline Village elementary school

March 12, 2019 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The improvement district has declined an offer from Washoe County School District to buy the old elementary school property. The unanimous decision by the board of trustees followed a staff report that also recommended the district decline the offer at this

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Forest Service backs Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe expansion, bridge over Highway 431

March 10, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a plan for Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe to build two chairlifts and a snow bridge across Highway 431 to access 11 new trails proposed farther down the resort located between Incline Village and Reno. Officials

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Sheriff’s office: Lake Tahoe woman who walked away from car crash found dead

March 8, 2019 — Authorities have located the body of a Lake Tahoe woman who went missing after walking away from the scene of a vehicle crash Monday afternoon. Search and rescue volunteers found the body of 46-year old Kathryn “Lani” Jones, the Placer County Sheriff's Office announced on

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Washoe County commissioners favor regulating short-term rentals

March 7, 2019 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Washoe County commissioners kicked off their discussion on how to manage short-term rentals last month by making one thing clear: there will be no ban on the rentals in unincorporated parts of the county. "I don't want to see any kind

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Washoe County School District drops digital days

March 4, 2019 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Washoe County School District has discontinued its controversial "digital days" policy. The district reached that conclusion after a meeting with Nevada Department of Education officials on Friday, according to a press release posted on Monday. Earlier this year the department sent

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Washoe County commissioners to discuss short-term rental regulations

February 25, 2019 — Washoe County commissioners are poised to discuss how the county should move forward with short-term rentals.

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Tahoe Regional Planning Agency seeks shoreline plan funds from state of Nevada

February 25, 2019 — The head of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency asked lawmakers earlier this month for $250,000 to implement the newly-adopted shoreline plan. Joanne Marchetta told members of the Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees approval of the plan was, "a seminal bi-state accomplishment in

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Officials: Suspect in Tahoe City homicide committed suicide

February 21, 2019 — A man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man in Tahoe City Saturday, Feb. 16, died in an apparent suicide, authorities said.

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Attorney General: Incline Village board chair’s grant letter did not violate open meeting law

February 21, 2019 — The General Improvement District board did not violate the state’s open meeting law when the board chair signed a letter supporting a grant application sent to federal transportation officials, according to the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.

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Tahoe Chief’s Corner: Preventing chimney fires

February 20, 2019 — Chimney fires are a common call for local fire departments during the winter months. These fires can have devastating results, ranging from property damage to death. What is a chimney fire? A chimney fire results from a buildup of creosote on the inside walls of

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Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Trustees selects officers for 2019

February 12, 2019 — The Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Trustees will maintain most of its officer leadership from the previous calendar year. At their meeting Wednesday, trustees selected Kendra Wong to continue serving as board chair and Trustee Philip Horan to continue serving as vice chair.

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Lake Tahoe gaming markets see year-over-year win in 2018

February 12, 2019 — Nevada casinos finished 2018 with a total of $11.9 billion in win, a 3 percent increase over 2017. That's the third highest total in state history and just 7 percent below the record $12.8 billion win in 2007 just before the recession hit. The state

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Incline Village trustees forgo judicial review of open meeting law violation

February 11, 2019 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Although they were hardly unanimous in their interpretation of events, trustees decided against seeking a review of a Nevada Attorney General opinion that concluded the board violated the state's open meeting law. Consensus was reached Wednesday to drop the matter. As

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Tahoe Talks at Incline Village Library: Racism in America

February 11, 2019 — February is Black History Month, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) has announced the theme of Black Migrations for 2019, focusing especially on the 20th century through today. This theme, according to ASALH, recognizes the importance black migrations

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Nevada Department of Education: Washoe County School District’s digital days are illegal

February 8, 2019 — The Washoe County School District is searching for a solution to what the Nevada Department of Education says is a conflict with state law stemming from the district's "digital school day" policy. The Nevada Department of Education sent a memo to the district, which includes

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Tahoe City man dies after incident at Lake Tahoe ski resort

February 8, 2019 — The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner's Office has identified a man who died Sunday after an incident at Northstar California.

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Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performance to feature fiery violin concerto

February 7, 2019 — American violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn will join Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for a series of upcoming performances in the Tahoe-Reno region. More than 100 singers and instrumentalists will perform Mendelssohn's "Elijah." Pitcairn has a reputation as one of America's most beloved soloists. She made

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