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Recent Stories by Claire Cudahy

South Lake Tahoe photographer turns truck and abandoned house into giant cameras (video)

July 27, 2018 — Eight years ago, fed up with the retouching and mass production of digital photography, South Lake Tahoe photographer Ian Ruhter did something a little crazy. He quit his commercial gigs in Los Angeles, moved back to his hometown, and spent his savings converting an old

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Wa She Shu It’ Deh Native American Arts Festival coming to Valhalla

July 26, 2018 — A Native American arts festival featuring basket weaving, traditional dances and homemade goods is coming to Valhalla this weekend. The 28th annual Wa She Shu It' Deh Native American Arts Festival is slated for Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. –

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The return of vinyl: South Lake Tahoe business confirms record sales on the rise

July 6, 2018 — Inside Keynote Used Records and Books in South Lake Tahoe, owner Ray Hadley is putting The "5" Royales 1958 vinyl album "Dedicated To You" on eBay. After consulting "Goldmine Record Album Price Guide," which says the record could sell for $800 to $1,000, he opts

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Man jump kicks bear in chest after it breaks into cabin at Fallen Leaf Lake

July 2, 2018 — When Johnny Bolton walked downstairs to inspect a loud crash in his friend's cabin at Fallen Leaf Lake Sunday night, he was prepared with a blow horn just in case it was a bear. What he wasn't prepared for was the bear to be standing

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Column: We cannot become desensitized to mass shootings (opinion)

June 30, 2018 — On Thursday I sat in front of my desk, teary eyed, reading about yet another mass shooting in our country. It's the 154th in 2018, according to nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, which tracks shooting in the U.S. — and we're only six months in. My

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North Lake Tahoe foodies launch small batch sauce company

June 22, 2018 — Brought together by a love of snow and food, two friends have now launched their own craft sauce company out of Incline Village. Andy Brimm and Erik Castaneda met at Diamond Peak Ski Resort where Brimm's catering company operated Snowflake Lodge and Castaneda worked as

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As glamping trend grows, decked-out airstreams arrive in Lake Tahoe

June 9, 2018 — Imagine being out in nature, the stars overhead as you enjoy a whiskey by the campfire. But as the embers begin to die down, instead of crawling into a two-person tent and burrowing into a sleeping bag, you walk into a yurt outfitted with a

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Truth Tahoe: Do District 5 county supervisor candidates face recusal in future Meyers Area Plan discussions?

May 30, 2018 — The subject of recusal for Meyers Area Plan discussions and decisions is a hot topic among the candidates for El Dorado County District 5 supervisor. But whether or not owning a home within or near the plan area is a conflict of interest depends on

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206-acre meadow acquired for large-scale restoration of Upper Truckee River watershed

May 29, 2018 — The largest privately-owned section of the Upper Truckee River is now in public hands, paving the way for another restoration project on an altered watershed harming Lake Tahoe's famed clarity. This week the Tahoe Resource Conservation District announced the acquisition of Johnson Meadow, a 206-acre

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South Lake Tahoe veteran: ‘You see horrible things … that’s not just something you can shut off’

May 28, 2018 — When Darren* returned to civilian life in South Lake Tahoe after five years in the Marine Corps and one combat deployment in Iraq, he knew he was not the same. "They completely rewire you when you go to boot camp. They have to break you

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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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