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  1. Letter: Yacht club serves dinner at B&B

    06.19 / 22:05 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    To the community, It takes team work to crew a sailboat and the Lake Tahoe Windjammer Yacht Club members brought their team skills to help the Bread & Broth volunteers serve the June 5 Monday meal dinner at St. Theresa Grace Hall. Representing the LT Windjammers at their Adopt A Day of Nourishment dinner were…
  2. Dangerous PCT keeping rescue crews busy

    06.19 / 15:09 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    By Dan White, Outside The Pacific Crest Trail doles out hazards in cruel ways. Thousands of hikers on the 2,650-mile trek face perils including rattlesnakes, exposure, corneal flash burns from snow glare, and heatstroke. But 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most frightening years in the national scenic trail’s history, thanks to […
  3. Toxic runoff continues to percolate in EDC

    06.19 / 09:56 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    By Joann Eisenbrandt Another wet season has ended, but concerns about toxic storm water runoff from properties near a popular walking and biking trail just west of Placerville on the county’s West Slope remain. Testing done last winter confirms that the same high pH levels that first prompted concerns about public safety in the area […
  4. Opinion: El Dorado County’s senior legal ruse

    06.19 / 07:53 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    By Larry Weitzman In my last column, I wrote that Item 35 on the Board of Supervisors agenda set to be heard at 2pm on June 20 is set terminate senior legal. In reading the agenda item there will be no county funding of senior legal. It will remain intact from current unspent donations of…
  5. Carson bypass set to open in August

    06.19 / 05:57 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    It’s about to open – the connector from the bottom of Spooner Summit to points north. The multi-million-dollar bypass that will allow motorists to not have to drive through Carson City, but instead head directly to Reno or take one of the Carson exits is scheduled to open the first week in August. This section [&#…
  6. Mountain water may look clear, but don’t trust it

    06.19 / 00:13 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    By Sammy Caiola, Sacramento Bee    Last winter’s Sierra snowpack is melting fast in the summer sun, and backcountry streams are running high. Thirsty hikers may be tempted to gulp from the alpine springs, but experts say look out – the clear mountain water could be full of microscopic organisms just waiting to wreak havoc [&#…
  7. Lawmakers tweak policy on gaming applicants

    06.18 / 23:15 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal Late in the recently concluded Nevada legislative session, lawmakers revisited and modified policy from an era of our state’s storied gambling past. And by all accounts, it’s a positive step for the state and the industry. In the 1940s and ’50s, gaming flourished in Nevada, thanks, in part, [R…
  8. Manage garden pests and mosquitoes in the landscape

    06.18 / 22:09 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    By Melinda Myers A garden filled with flowers, birds, bees and butterflies is a sight to behold. These winged beauties add color, sound and motion to our gardens. Plus, they help maximize a garden’s productivity by pollinating plants and managing plant-damaging pests. But what about those unwanted visitors to the garden? The aphids, mites and […
  9. No report on CTC board’s evaluation of leader

    06.18 / 20:15 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    KINGS BEACH – The California Tahoe Conservancy for the first time in four years decided to give Executive Director Patrick Wright a performance review. The board members spent 2½ hours in closed session in the middle of the June 15 meeting to do the review. This was while many CTC staff members mulled about – […
  10. The new landscape of adventure

    06.18 / 18:20 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    By Emily Harrington, Moonshine Ink Being an “adventurer” used to mean something different. It was a solitary act; something people did to get away from normal life where they could find meaning away from the modern world of technology, money, fame, and ego. Or rather, that was the intrinsic definition we once gave to the [&#…
  11. Letter: Important to yes to SLT roads

    06.18 / 17:24 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    To the community, South Lake Tahoe City Council will be placing a road improvement measure on the upcoming Nov. 7 ballot. If passed, this one-half cent sales tax measure would provide approximately $2.5 million annually that could only be used to fund the repairs that our aging roads in South Lake Tahoe desperately need. Passage…
  12. Snippets about Lake Tahoe

    06.18 / 15:25 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    ·      Volunteers are needed June 28 from 9am–noon at Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park to remove an invasive annual grass from a small area that is mostly populated by native species. Kids ages 10 and up welcome with a legal guardian. For more info, go online. ·      Douglas County Public Library in Minden [&#…
  13. Angora memories: Living with the forest

    06.18 / 09:49 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    Publisher’s note: Lake Tahoe News this month will be running several stories leading up to the 10th anniversary of the Angora Fire on June 24, 2007. By Joanne Marchetta Ten years later, I recall it like yesterday. “Hey Joanne, come look at this.” I stood on our deck and squinted. I could see a wisp […
  14. Opinion: The coverup and the excuses in EDC

    06.18 / 07:35 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    By Larry Weitzman The current conspiracy to eliminate senior legal has become a tag team wrestling match. First in the ring was Don Ashton who said, “I needed to find another $250,000 to cut to make the $280 million General Fund budget work.” Ashton was cutting another one-tenth of 1 percent (a one-one thousandth) of [&#…
  15. Study: More than a third of teen girls experience depression

    06.18 / 05:45 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    By Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post Depression is usually considered an issue parents have to watch out for starting in the turbulent teenage years. The CW channel, full of characters with existential angst about school, friends and young love, tells us so, as do the countless parenting books about the adolescent years in every guidance counselor’s office. But what if by that…
  16. Letter: Making a case for senior legal services

    06.18 / 02:47 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    Publisher’s note: This letter was sent to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on June 15, 2017. Dear Board of Supervisors, As the chair of Friends of Seniors, a local nonprofit under the El Dorado Community Foundation, I have become familiar with the excellent senior services we have in El Dorado County, and the…
  17. Sandoval calls for changes in House health bill

    06.18 / 00:59 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    By Thomas Beaumont, AP DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of Republican and Democratic governors are echoing President Trump’s criticism of a House GOP health care bill, saying it threatens coverage for the most vulnerable. Instead, they’re asking Senate leaders to work together on an overhaul of Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law. In a […
  18. Concert promoter unable to find Tahoe venue

    06.17 / 19:53 laketahoenews.net Laketahoenews.net - Lifestyle
    Without a suitable home, the Bass Camp and Reggae festivals are not happening in Tahoe this year. Paul Reder through PR Productions started the concerts in the parking lot of Lake Tahoe Hard Rock. His customers want to be on grass. And while he accommodated them to a point, it wasn’t feasible to lay sod […