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Lake Tahoe Invaded by Robots
Nov 23, 2012, Moonshine Ink
It's plastic with a bright orange lid, and it definitely looks like it shouldn't be floating around Lake Tahoe. But if you happen to see these containers washing up on local beaches in the next few...
Nevada Fire Safe Council files for bankruptcy
Nov 21, 2012, Lake Tahoe News
The beleaguered Nevada Fire Safe Council has filed for bankruptcy. Lake Tahoe News in July 2011 first reported about the agency’s financial difficulties. Documents filed this week with the ban...
Officials using public input to prioritize how to improve Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Nov 19, 2012, Lake Tahoe News
CARSON CITY – Officials are considering a whole menu of changes in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park and will prioritize them based, in part, on public input. ...
Forest Service seeks input for proposed Heavenly projects
Nov 16, 2012, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.  –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is asking for public input on proposed summer projects at Heavenly Mountain Resort.  These projects...
League to Save Lake Tahoe Steps into The Blue
Nov 16, 2012, South Tahoe
The League to Save Lake Tahoe celebrated its second Step in the Blue event Thursday at the Naked Fish in South Lake Tahoe. The gathering featured live music, games, Happy Hour specials, gifts and a...
Keep Tahoe Blue Fall 2012 Newsletter
Nov 14, 2012
Non-Profit Raised Private Dollars to Support Restoration of Incline & Third Creek Watershed Restoration Projects
Nov 14, 2012, Keep Tahoe Blue News
TAHOE CITY, Calif. and INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – November 14, 2012 – The environmental non-profit Tahoe Fund presented a $10,000 check today to the Nevada interagency team responsible for...
Fast, frequent and free: Could this be the future of North Lake Tahoe's public transportation?
Nov 14, 2012, Sierra Sun
TAHOE/TRUCKEE — In the early evening hours on a brisk Wednesday, Homewood resident Jarek Sznytzer stood outside waiting with a bag in tow at the newly completed Placer County Transit Center in...
Meyers residents map out future for their community
Nov 10, 2012, Lake Tahoe News
MEYERS – With markers in hand, a room full of people started drawing and writing descriptions on maps about what Meyers should evolve into. And much like the discussions being had around the...
Did Domus Deliver?
Nov 9, 2012, Moonshine Ink
Drive by the recently completed Domus affordable housing project in downtown Kings Beach, and you will see a smattering of newly planted, small aspen trees in front of the multi-story building. It...
Official: Highway 28 work on Kings Beach three-lane project likely to begin next year
Nov 6, 2012, Sierra Sun
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — There's a “good possibility” construction on Highway 28 for the Kings Beach three-lane project will get under way next year, a Placer County official said...
Public workshop on Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park's general management plan on November 16
Nov 6, 2012, Keep Tahoe Blue News
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada Division of State Parks is in the process of updating the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park’s general management plan. This second public workshop is an opportunity...
Forest Service urges residents to properly dispose of ashes
Nov 5, 2012, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. –With cold weather upon us, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is reminding local residents to use caution when disposing of woodstove or fireplace...
Grants available for hazardous wood roof replacement
Nov 1, 2012, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Lake Valley Fire Protection District has announced that grants are available for homeowners who would like to replace hazardous wood roofs. The Hazardous Wood Roof Replacement Grant program is...
Asian clams being suffocated to protect Emerald Bay
Oct 31, 2012, Lake Tahoe News
Asian clams are expected to always be a reality in Lake Tahoe. But an $810,000, yearlong project is under way to keep them from taking over Emerald Bay. ...
Tahoe Conservancy ready to restore Upper Truckee Marsh
Oct 26, 2012, Lake Tahoe News
While the Tahoe Keys subdivision will remain as is, the sensitive wetlands surrounding it could expand, sand dunes may return, the sailing lagoon that abuts the Cove East walking trail may be filled...
Final EIS outlines future planning regs for Lake Tahoe
Oct 25, 2012, Lake Tahoe News
KINGS BEACH – On a blustery day where Lake Tahoe seemed to have the energy of the ocean, it set the stage for what could have been a combative, boisterous day. Instead, those who came out to...
Ursus Among Us: It's complicated
Oct 24, 2012, Sierra Sun
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Recap: The Gatekeeper's Museum's current Ursus Among Us: The American Black Bear in the Tahoe Basin exhibit, presents information about basin black bears around two ...
The Barefoot Spirit soars anew with book from wine entrepreneurs
Oct 22, 2012, League to Save Lake Tahoe
The founders of Barefoot Winery, longtime supporters of the League to Save Lake Tahoe, have penned a new book talking about their unique, and highly successful, approach to marketing.  ...
BLM Announces Millions of Dollars for Nevada Projects including Lake Tahoe
Oct 18, 2012, Mesquite Citizen Journal
Bureau of Land Management Acting Director Mike Pool announced Wednesday, Oct. 17, that the BLM will commit more than $6.8 million for a variety of conservation and recreation improvement projects...
Warming Lakes: Effects of Climate Change Seen on Lake Tahoe
Oct 17, 2012, National Geographic
Lake Tahoe is one of hundreds of lakes around the world in the midst of a warming trend. The effects of climate change are starting to complicate efforts to maintain the lake’s relatively...
Guest column: Tahoe-only boats will protect property values
Oct 17, 2012, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With the boating season winding down and most watercraft being removed from Lake Tahoe before the winter storms arrive, it's an excellent time to contemplate whether...
Reno-area water providers buy into cloud seeding in the Lake Tahoe Area
Oct 16, 2012, Reno Gazette Journal
Regional water suppliers are again poised to pay for a program to squeeze a little extra moisture out of winter storms, but some say a stable and long-term funding source to finance “cloud...
Appeals court overrules Sierra Colina decision
Oct 11, 2012, Tahoe Daily Tribune
A federal appeals court sided with the League to Save Lake Tahoe Thursday in the environmental group's challenge to a proposed development near Stateline.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth...
League issues statement in Sierra Colina case
Oct 11, 2012, League press release
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its decision in the Sierra Colina case on Thursday, October 11, and the League issued the following statement regarding the decision.MEDIA RELEASE ...
Forest Service urges plague awareness, precautions
Oct 11, 2012, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is advising visitors to its recreation sites to take precautions against plague after a chipmunk found at...
Study: Mountain lions are moving west into the Sierra
Oct 10, 2012, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — While California's human population has been moving elsewhere in recent years, the state's big cat population appears to be adding residents from Nevada.Mountain lions ...
Large Asian clam control project to take place at Lake Tahoe
Oct 5, 2012, Sierra Sun
TAHOMA, Calif. — The largest Asian clam control project in the history of Lake Tahoe will begin Oct. 15, with plans to treat an area of up to 5 acres at the mouth of Emerald Bay.The project...
Forest stewards gather for annual League event
Oct 2, 2012, League to Save Lake Tahoe
Volunteers from throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin pitched in to protect and conserve the area’s unique and sensitive environment at the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s Tahoe Forest Stewardship...
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency announces Lake Spirit Awards winners
Oct 1, 2012, Sierra Sun
STATELINE, Nev. — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency announced the winners of the Lake Spirit Awards honoring “real people making real progress protecting Lake Tahoe” at their...

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