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Neighborhood shrub crawl, block party to focus on fire protection in Incline Village

June 15, 2018 — The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District is co-hosting the Whispering Pines Shrub Crawl & Block Party Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1048 War Bonnet Way in Incline Village. The event will include a community work-day on a U.S. Forest

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Lake Tahoe love story: Couple who met and reconnected in Tahoe to wed today

June 15, 2018 — When Brooke ONeill and Natalie Vitalie met at Sierra Nevada College five years ago, neither one imagined they would be where they are today. "No way in hell would we have ever thought this," said Brooke. "Never," says Natalie. Today, June 15, the two will

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Washoe County voter turnout up slightly in 2018 primary

June 15, 2018 — Voter turnout in Washoe County increased slightly in the recent primary race compared to four years ago. Overall turnout in the county was at 26.9 percent. That was an increase from the 2014 primary, which saw 23.43 percent total turnout. Just after the final votes

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PHOTOS: Incline Village High School’s class of 2018 steps into the future (video)

June 15, 2018 — There was standing room only Wednesday afternoon inside the Incline High School gymnasium. Hundreds completely filled the building in celebration of the school's 2018 graduating class. Sixty-one students were honored with family and friends cheering enthusiastically throughout the 49th annual commencement exercises. Some students were

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Lake Tahoe clarity decreased 9.5 feet in 2017

June 13, 2018 — Citing the convergence of drought, record precipitation and warm temperatures, researchers announced Wednesday that Lake Tahoe’s famed clarity declined 9.5 feet in 2017. The numbers from the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC)  follow a 3.9-foot decrease in average annual clarity in 2016. The

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Unofficial election results for Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Trustees

June 13, 2018 — Incumbents Tim Callicrate and Kendra Wong and challengers Bruce Edward Simonian and Sara Schmitz appear headed to the November race for the Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Trustees. According to unofficial results from the Washoe County Registrar of Voters, the four are currently poised

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Liberty Utilities addressing increased tree mortality risk in Lake Tahoe Basin

June 12, 2018 — Liberty Utilities recently announced its intent to ramp up efforts to identify and remove dead and dying trees that pose a risk to the utility's infrastructure. The announcement comes at a time when California's forests continue to reel from the effects of drought, disease and

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Choosing between a house and a condo at Lake Tahoe

June 12, 2018 — In a resort destination like Lake Tahoe, there are many reasons why people purchase property: second home, investment purposes, and some are lucky enough to have a primary residence in the Tahoe Basin. There are many factors that buyers take into account when choosing the

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AAUW Tahoe-Nevada Affiliate awards 2 scholarships to Incline Village students

June 12, 2018 — Two soon-to-be high school graduates recently received scholarships to help them further their education. The two scholarships awarded by the Tahoe-Nevada Affiliate of the American Association of University Women total $7,000 — representing a portion of the nearly $20,000 budgeted for scholarships this year. "We

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First-time Incline golfer Slocum sinks ace on Incline Village Mountain Course

June 11, 2018 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Allan Slocum took golf lessons for five straight days and split a bucket of balls at the driving range everyday for about a week with his wife, Kathy. And that's all it took for the 60-year old Incline Village resident to

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Gaming win up at Lake Tahoe casinos in April

June 10, 2018 — Nevada casinos reported $953.7 million in gaming win for the month of April, a 7.57 percent, $67.1 million increase over the same month of 2017. According to Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton, that increase came despite the 17.7 percent $14 million decrease in Baccarat

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On Politics: Legislature looks to eliminate property tax protections(opinion)

June 4, 2018 — Holy smokes, they're at it again folks. Two new measures to increase property taxes are coming down the pike and we haven't even finished up the Village League "tax revolt" litigation over the last property tax dustup. Nevada Senate Joint Resolution 14 (SJR 14) is

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Diamond Peak Ski Resort achieves STOKE certification for sustainability

June 3, 2018 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Personnel at Diamond Peak Ski Resort are certifiably stoked to be the first mountain around Lake Tahoe to receive recognition for its sustainability initiatives and become STOKE certified. The community-owned ski resort was an early adopter of the STOKE (Sustainable Tourism

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Nevada Highway Patrol locates suspect in Crystal Bay hit-and-run

June 1, 2018 — CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Authorities believe they have located a motorist accused of fleeing the scene of a collision in Crystal Bay in late May. Days after the Nevada Highway Patrol released information describing the incident and involved vehicle, authorities received a tip about a

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Incline Village’s Red, White and Tahoe Blue celebration in jeopardy

June 1, 2018 — The fate of this year's Red, White and Tahoe Blue celebration centered around July 4 will become more certain in the coming days. Growth over the years combined with late turnover among the volunteers who spearhead the multi-day celebration have put this year's event on

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State Senate candidate gets Nevada Supreme Court victory

May 29, 2018 — The Nevada Supreme Court issued an order late Friday staying the district court order disqualifying Gary Schmidt as a candidate in state Senate District 16. The order comes just a day before the start of early voting Saturday but, for Schmidt, it means there will

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Incline Village GM’s Corner: ‘To bid or not to bid’ (opinion)

May 29, 2018 — When a public agency or a private company wants to purchase an item or service, they typically go out to bid. Getting bids gives businesses the chance to sharpen their pencil and get you the best price for a good or service. Seems logical right?

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On Politics: Should Nevadans deregulate electricity? (opinion)

May 29, 2018 — Come Nov. 6, Nevadans have to make some important choices. Who's going to be our next governor, senator, congressman and … are we going to deregulate electricity? Yes, Nevada Question 3 is: "Should we amend the Nevada Constitution and direct the legislature to minimize regulations

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Incline Village star swimmer Rye pulls off unprecedented 4-peat

May 25, 2018 — Kate Rye stepped out onto the swimming deck at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with music in the background. The Incline senior could feel the emotions and adrenaline building. She had warmed up. Her muscles were twitching. She was thinking positive and couldn't stop

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Early voting for Nevada primary election starts Saturday

May 25, 2018 — Early voting begins Saturday. Carson City Elections Deputy Aubrey Rowlatt said this will be the first time the new voting machines are used in an election. The Express Vote machines "presented no problems" during testing, she said. The new system cost about $500,000 in Carson

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