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Recent Stories by Claire Cudahy

Forest Service: Spread the word on Leave No Trace ethics in Lake Tahoe

May 25, 2018 — On Wednesday morning, U.S. Forest Service employees came upon a troubling site at Kiva Beach. The once pristine beach was littered with plastic bags, beer bottles and cans surrounding the remnants of an illegal campfire. "Visionaries worked hard to acquire places like Kiva Beach because

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Study finds bears hibernating less with warmer winters, access to human food (video)

May 24, 2018 — Warmer winters and access to human food are keeping black bears awake longer — and the resulting increase in bear-human conflict is not good news for the future of Ursus americanus.

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In tourism-driven Tahoe, hotels are turning into homes

May 21, 2018 — After getting divorced, Jazzmin Pereschica moved out of the four-bedroom townhome she shared with her ex-husband and five children and began the search for a new home in South Lake Tahoe. As a newly single parent, a majority of the three-bedroom rentals she came across

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Council: More feedback needed before changes to South Lake Tahoe food truck regs

May 19, 2018 — South Lake Tahoe might be getting more food truck friendly in the near future. At the request of several residents, South Lake Tahoe City Council is taking a look at the regulations that govern food trucks. But after Tuesday's meeting, council is asking for more

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Tahoe Wellness Cooperative exec turns in signatures for cannabis ballot measure

May 18, 2018 — After countless hours of meetings and workshops on cannabis, South Lake Tahoe City Council's work on an ordinance might all have been for nothing — that is, if a certain initiative makes it onto the ballot and passes this November. On Wednesday, Tahoe Wellness Cooperative's

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El Dorado County to ask voters for input on cannabis regulations in November

May 18, 2018 — Voters may have the chance to provide input on El Dorado County's commercial cannabis industry this November. At a candidate forum for El Dorado County District 5 supervisor on Wednesday, incumbent Sue Novasel said the county is in the process of formulating a series of

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South Lake Tahoe considers lowering VHR fines amid rising tension

May 16, 2018 — After negative national media attention, South Lake Tahoe City Council is considering lowering its fines for vacation home rental violations. Over the last several months, coverage on the fines has emerged in publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle with headlines like "Welcome to Tahoe.

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Calfire: Potential for big fire season ahead in Lake Tahoe Basin

May 15, 2018 — After two heavy winters following five years of drought, grass and brush are thick in the Tahoe Basin, putting local firefighting agencies on high alert for the fire season ahead. "We will see more intense fire because there is more fuel. That's the message we're

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Interim city manager, food trucks, $1,000 VHR fines on South Lake Tahoe council agenda

May 14, 2018 — Another South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting, another packed agenda. On Tuesday, May 15, councilmembers will meet to discuss a range of topics, including the hire of an interim city manager, the future of food truck regulations in the city, and the $1,000 fines for

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Eatery with self-pour wine wall opens in South Lake Tahoe

May 14, 2018 — A new wine bar and eatery is now open in South Lake Tahoe — and just like its beer-slinging neighbor Lake Tahoe AleWorX, you don't need to flag down a waiter to get your drink. Operated by chefs, friends and world-traveling ice sculptors Mark Davis

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South Lake Tahoe mother talks about joys, challenges of fostering

May 13, 2018 — Over the last 11 years, April Herrera and her family have welcomed more than 100 foster children into their South Lake Tahoe home. It's been challenging, rewarding and life changing, according to the mother of nine, who hopes to open up other families to fostering

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Mother speaks out against bullying at South Tahoe Middle School

May 10, 2018 — A South Lake Tahoe mother says her child has endured three years of bullying at South Tahoe Middle School — and she won't stop speaking up about it publicly until something changes. Last week, a student threw rocks at Liz Ferguson's 14-year-old daughter Annie. Though

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Lake Tahoe Community College program trains students for Tahoe environmental jobs

May 7, 2018 — On a sunny spring day, a group of students are gathered along Trout Creek behind Lake Tahoe Community College taking water samples. They're learning how to test water in the field for indicators like pH, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen. The class, taught by the League

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6 restaurants within 1 hour of Tahoe that are worth the drive

May 5, 2018 — The snow is melting, the air is warming — it's road trip season. And what better motivation to hop in the car than a delicious meal in a new locale? Enjoy local wine and produce in a historic home in the Sierra Foothills, cheese and

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South Lake Tahoe City Council may request written report from review into city leadership — but will it be public?

May 3, 2018 — South Lake Tahoe City Council on Tuesday opted not to approve and pay a contract with the firm that reviewed city leadership prior to the resignation of the former city manager. There was clear frustration on the part of councilmembers as they attempted to discuss

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Final design for South Lake Tahoe rec center on hold pending VHR vote

April 30, 2018 — The future of a new community recreation center in South Lake Tahoe is uncertain due to an anticipated ballot measure in November that could phase out hundreds of vacation home rentals in the city. In November 2016, South Lake Tahoe voters passed Measure P, a

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Tahoe Mountain News opens nanobrewery in South Lake Tahoe

April 28, 2018 — Walking into the first floor of the Tahoe Mountain News office, one might expect to find stacks of old newspapers and reporters hurriedly typing away — not a tasteful nanobrewery bustling with locals. "It's been a long time coming," said Taylor Flynn, publisher of Tahoe

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Former South Lake Tahoe city manager threatens litigation over councilmember comments in Tribune article

April 27, 2018 — The attorney for former South Lake Tahoe city manager Nancy Kerry says comments by a councilmember in a recent Tribune article violated the settlement agreement that cemented her resignation. In an April 18 cease and desist letter obtained by the Tribune through a public records

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South Lake Tahoe Councilmember Jason Collin cleared in FPPC investigation

April 26, 2018 — Councilmember Jason Collin has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an investigation into his reporting of campaign contributions and gifts following the November 2016 City Council election. In May 2017, South Lake Tahoe attorney and former councilmember Bruce Grego filed a complaint with the Fair

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Gas, electrical explosion caused fire at Kingsbury auto shop

April 25, 2018 — UPDATE: An explosion caused by gasoline and electrical sparks caused a fire in a Kingbury Grade auto and engine repair shop on Wednesday, according to the fire department. “The sprinkle system did discharge and it kept the fire at bay to the vehicle of origin.

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