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One plan for Tahoe-Douglas County
Feb 21, 2013, The Record-Courier
On Thursday, Douglas County commissioners will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Tahoe Transportation Center, 169 Highway 50, Stateline, to reconsider last year's decision that put big business ahead of Lake...
Monster goldfish are breeding in Lake Tahoe
Feb 20, 2013, KCRA News 3
Christine Ngai, of the University of Nevada, Reno, was among the researchers who found the first goldfish during a survey of invasive fish in the lake. ...
Environmentalists Sue Over New Lake Tahoe Plan: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good?
Feb 20, 2013, Legal Planet - the environmental law & policy blog
The Sierra Club and a local neighborhood group recently sued the bistate Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, challenging TRPA’s just-adopted Regional Plan for the Lake Tahoe Basin. That...
USFS reissues Camp Rich upgrade proposal
Feb 19, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Parking on the road leading to the Beacon restaurant is no longer part of the U.S. Forest Service’s plans when it overhauls the Camp Richardson area. ...
Upper Truckee River restoration to resume in June
Feb 15, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
A four-year project to restore a section of the Upper Truckee River is expected to start in June. ...
Reid, Feinstein urged Sierra Club not to fight RPU
Feb 14, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Federal legislators urged the Sierra Club not to delay the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's Regional Plan Update prior to the environmental group's challenge to the wide-ranging plan this week.The ...
Raven populations continue to grow at Lake Tahoe
Feb 12, 2013, Sierra Sun
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The Ravens of Baltimore may still weigh heavily on Tahoe football fans' minds, considering their Super Bowl win Feb. 3 over the 49ers. But is it in locals' imaginations...
Lake Tahoe conservation groups file federal lawsuit against Regional Plan Update
Feb 12, 2013, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's Regional Plan Update is headed to court. The Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday challenging...
Regional Plan litigation not good for Lake Tahoe
Feb 11, 2013, League press release
Statement of Darcie Goodman Collins, PhD, Executive Director: “The League is disappointed that litigation has been filed on the regional plan. This is the wrong move for Lake Tahoe. While...
Open house scheduled for Kings Beach three-lane project
Feb 8, 2013, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — With construction on the long-awaited three-lane project set to break ground this summer, a community open house on the $48 million endeavor is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb...
Official: Ridership for free North Lake Tahoe skier shuttle has room to improve
Feb 8, 2013, Sierra Sun
While ridership numbers for the free North Tahoe-Truckee Coordinated Ski Shuttle are lower than expected, they are anticipated to rise substantially over the coming Presidents' Day week, officials...
Forest Service issues decision on proposed William Kent campground project
Feb 8, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.  –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit released the Environmental Assessment and decision for the William Kent Best Management Practices (BMPs)...
Scientists: Super storms could dampen Lake Tahoe's future
Feb 6, 2013, Sierra Sun
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Picture the Lake Tahoe basin in a deluge of rain. Weeks of downpouring and melting snowpacks. Landslides render highways and roads impassable. No lights, no water, no...
Astronaut tweets Tahoe from space
Feb 2, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Turns out one of the best views of Lake Tahoe isn't actually at Lake Tahoe.Case in point: Astronaut Thomas Marshburn's recent shot of the Jewel of the Sierra from the International Space Station.The ...
Lawmakers again likely to take up future of Lake Tahoe compact, potential of Nevada pull-out
Feb 2, 2013, Reno Gazette Journal
Nevada’s role in the two-state pact forged decades ago to protect Lake Tahoe will be up for discussion again by the 2013 Legislature, with interests on all sides of the debate describing the...
Editorial: Plastic-bag ban makes sense for our city
Jan 31, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
It has been said that Tahoe is an environmentally conscious community, but the City Council failed to live up to that reputation when it declined to vote on a plastic-bag ban at its Jan. 22 meeting....
Sierra snowpack below average after dry January
Jan 30, 2013, Sierra Sun
Almost every year since 1987, Chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke has recorded a mid-winter lull during which fewer storms hit the Sierra Nevada. And 2013 was no exception...
Truckee's mandatory water vessel inspection program starts in May
Jan 29, 2013, Sacramento Bee
Watercraft inspections for aquatic invasive species will begin in May at Donner Lake and other waterways within Truckee town limits.According to an ordinance recently passed by town officials,...
Action Alert: Help South Lake Tahoe jump on the bag-wagon
Jan 25, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Plastic bags pollute our waterways and kill wildlife. Now they are history in hundreds of communities around the nation. You can help South Lake Tahoe to do the same by encouraging our City Council to...
Crawfish concerns: Tahoe Lobster Co., anglers meet to discuss harvest
Jan 25, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Representatives of the Tahoe Lobster Co. met Thursday with several South Shore anglers to discuss concerns that the crawfish harvest will negatively impact fishing in Tahoe.Tahoe Lobster Co., the...
New Lake Tahoe boating fee structure OK'd
Jan 25, 2013, Sierra Sun
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency this week approved a slightly modified fee schedule for its 2013 boat inspection. The agency's Governing Board approved the fee schedule and new operating hours at...
State Parks revises golf course plan
Jan 25, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Only five holes of Lake Tahoe Golf Course would move across the Upper Truckee River under a new proposal for a California State Parks restoration project.The agency has released a revised map for...
Can Lake Tahoe stay blue - and get smart?
Jan 24, 2013, Outside Magazine
Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that an expansion plan for Homewood Mountain Resort on the shores of Lake Tahoe would not be allowed to move forward without further considering a scaled...
South Lake Tahoe City Council balks at plastic bag ban
Jan 22, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
South Lake Tahoe will likely not be among the growing number of cities hoping to reduce the usage of disposable plastic bags. Each of the three city council members at Tuesday's meeting voiced...
Overturn SB271 so Tahoe's communities can move forward
Jan 21, 2013, Reno Gazette-Journal
This piece first appeared in the Reno Gazette-Journal.Growing up in Tahoe was idealistic. I spent my summer days on the lake and winter afternoons on the slopes. As I grew older, I grew to understand...
Lake Tahoe boating fee discussion this week, changes possible
Jan 21, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Lake Tahoe boaters aren't likely to see additional fees in 2013 for required inspections for invasive species, but could see shorter hours of operation at area inspection stations.The Tahoe Regional...
Bear aversion study under way at Lake Tahoe
Jan 16, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Bears are smart animals. They learn where easy food is, but they can also learn they aren’t wanted in houses, dumpsters or vehicles. ...
After years of discord, California and Nevada agree on Tahoe development
Jan 13, 2013, The New York Times
Lake Tahoe can be as smooth as glass, but the politics of land-use planning along the lake’s 72-mile shoreline are some of the most contentious and muddled in the country.“We’re very...
Storms brew over crawfish
Jan 12, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Tahoe Lobster Co., the first commercial fishing operation to come to Lake Tahoe since the 1930s, drew national attention, but it's also worried some regional outfitters who say fish like the trout and...
Climate change threatens Tahoe's snow levels, lake clarity
Jan 12, 2013, Santa Cruz Sentinel
Climate change could profoundly affect the Tahoe area, scientists say, taking the snow out of the mountains and the blue out of the water. ...


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