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  • 12 billion gallons of water pour into Lake Tahoe amid this week's heat wave

    06/24/2017 7:25:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 6/23/2017 | Amy Graff
    The process of the Sierra Nevada spring snow melt sped up this week as a heat wave brought triple-digit temperatures to parts of the Western United States. A thawing snowpack that's massive after a brutal winter fed rivers and reservoirs with high-flowing runoff. One place that saw a stunning impact from all the runoff is Lake Tahoe. More than 12 billion gallons of water poured into the lake over the past week.
  • Portions of Highway 89 buried under 30 feet of snow near Emerald Bay

    01/17/2017 8:19:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 61 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17th, 2017 | By Cathy Locke
    A 4-mile section of Highway 89 on either side of Emerald Bay remains closed, with some sections buried in up to 30 feet of snow, according to the California Department of Transportation. Caltrans maintenance crews are working to clear the highway, but with more storms expected this week, the highway won’t reopen until an extended period of dry weather allows workers to safely clear the area of snow and debris, according to a Caltrans news release. Motorists traveling between the south shore of Lake Tahoe and the north or west shore will have to use Highway 50 and Highway 28....
  • Obama: ‘The Godfather II Is Maybe My Favorite Movie’

    09/01/2016 9:30:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 1, 2016 | 3:17 PM EDT | ( Staff)
    President Barack Obama, speaking at Lake Tahoe on Wednesday, said that “The Godfather II” might be his favorite movie. He said flying over the lake made him think of Fredo Corleone, the Godfather’s second oldest son, who is murdered in Godfather II while on Lake Tahoe. …
  • President Obama to headline 2016 Lake Tahoe Summit at South Shore

    08/08/2016 1:42:20 PM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 8/8/2016 | none
    President Obama will headline the 20th annual Lake Tahoe Summit in Stateline on Aug. 31, the White House announced on Monday. Obama will headline the, which this year is hosted by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid. On Monday, White House Spokesman Eric Schultz said Obama will talk about how America can ensure that national treasures like Lake Tahoe can be protected for future generations. Celebrating its 20th year, the annual summit — the first edition of which was attended by then-President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore in 1997 — has become an important yearly gathering of federal, state and...
  • Winters in Tahoe ain't getting warmer

    02/27/2015 9:39:31 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 2/27/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    The winter of 2014-2015 may be a very warm one, but it is not part of a significant trend during the past several decades. It is hard to link a single warm winter to climate change when the recent trends are toward cooling.
  • Stop taking selfies with bears, hikers warned

    10/27/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Hikers in Sierra Nevada are being told to stop taking selfies with the wild bears.The worrying and very real trend has seen visitors to South Lake Tahoe, California, put themselves at risk to get a share-able snap of themselves with a bear in the background.Hikers have got as close as a few feet away from the wild bears, and officials have now been forced to send out an official warning.   (edit)A recent visitor at the site said she saw dozens of people taking selfies with the bears, who were unafraid of the group.‘There were like 30 people taking pictures...
  • Mark Twain Denounced as Thought Criminal

    05/21/2014 5:45:58 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 41 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | May 19 2014 | Dave Blount
    To build a utopian America where everything is perfect as defined by our wise liberal ruling class, first the old America must be eradicated. That means erasing the heritage that makes the country what it is. National treasures like Mark Twain have to go: An effort to name a Lake Tahoe cove after American literary icon Mark Twain has been scuttled for the second time in three years, citing opposition from a tribe that says the writer held racist views of Native Americans. It should be noted that most everyone who lived in the 19th century held views of Indians...
  • Tahoe Couple Gets Death Threats After Bear Is Captured And Euthanized

    12/23/2013 8:20:56 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 12/21/2013 | unknown
    INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (CBS/AP) — A Lake Tahoe couple filed a police report saying they received numerous death threats and harassing messages after reporting problems with a black bear that was captured and euthanized by Nevada wildlife officials. Richard and Adrienne Evans of Incline Village filed the report with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, the same day the bear was killed.
  • (Giant) Goldfish influx threatens to cloud pristine Lake Tahoe waters

    02/22/2013 11:47:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/22/13 | Laila Kearney | Reuters
    VALLEJO, California (Reuters) - Giant goldfish have mysteriously found their way into the famously crystalline waters of Lake Tahoe, the nation's second-deepest lake, alarming researchers and raising questions about the invasive species' long-term effects. Goldfish weighing as much as 4 pounds and measuring up to a 1-1/2 feet in length have recently been caught in Tahoe, which straddles the California-Nevada border, and scientists say the influx threatens native species while posing a potential waste pollution problem. "These fish are competing with the native fish, and that's a big part of the problem," said Heather Segale, spokeswoman for the Tahoe Environmental...
  • Saving rare woodpecker may slow Lake Tahoe logging

    06/01/2012 5:29:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies ^ | 6/1/12 | Associated Press
    A conservation group says rare woodpecker chicks in burned forest stands at Lake Tahoe won't survive if the U.S. Forest Service proceeds with a contentious post-fire logging project. Leaders of the John Muir Project in the Sierra are pressing the agency to postpone cutting around the trees until after the nesting season in August. They are hoping for a ruling by then on their appeal to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court aimed at blocking what's left of the salvage operation. The logging is in an area where a fire burned more than 250 homes in 2007. Group director Chad Hanson...
  • Lake Tahoe: Smallmouth bass threatens native fish (Ya Can Blame the Erie Canal..)

    08/19/2011 2:37:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies ^ | 8/19/11 | Peter Fimrite
    A highly aggressive species of fish has been found in Lake Tahoe, and environmental scientists are afraid the nonnative invader will gobble up native fish and ruin decades of work to improve water clarity, researchers said Tuesday. ... "It really shocked us. You can think of it this way: There is a new bully in the neighborhood," said Sudeep Chandra, a university limnologist who was working with the California Department of Fish and Game on a study of invasive species when the discovery was made six weeks ago. .. The Department of Fish and Game has been working with Chandra...
  • Judge tosses challenge to Angora Fire Restoration Project

    07/18/2011 8:58:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 7/18/11 | Denny Walsh
    A Sacramento federal judge has thrown out a challenge by environmentalists to the U.S. Forest Service's effort to prevent a recurrence of the disastrous Angora fire near South Lake Tahoe. The environmentalists argued the agency "failed to take a hard look" at the project's impact on a certain bird species, on future fire behavior and on climate change. Not so, said U. S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. The agency addressed these issues "in proportion to (their) significance," he ruled. One by one, Burrell shot down every aspect of the claim by Earth Island Institute and the Center for...
  • Nevada law shifts balance of power on Tahoe planning agency

    06/26/2011 3:20:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/26/11 | Matt Weiser
    The state line cuts through the middle of Lake Tahoe, and for 40 years, California and Nevada have worked closely to protect the lake's world-famous clarity and alpine beauty. Now the Silver State has adopted a new law that may rub out all that cooperation. The law, Senate Bill 271, was signed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on June 17. Unless certain conditions are met, it directs Nevada in 2015 to withdraw from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the powerful government entity that has long united the two states to manage urban development, the leading threat to water quality. Those...
  • Navy instructor pilots lose flying status for Lake Tahoe dip

    12/22/2010 9:37:01 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 70 replies · 2+ views
    SignOnSanDiego ^ | 12/22/2010 | Jeanette Steele
    Two Navy instructor pilots from San Diego have been forever stripped of flying status and two student pilots will have to repeat training because of a September incident in which they dipped two $33 million helicopters into Lake Tahoe while trying to take photos for the squadron’s Facebook page, a Navy official said Wednesday. The Sept. 13 incident became public because a bystander caught the event on video and posted it on YouTube.
  • Lake Tahoe warming rapidly, (NASA) satellites find

    11/26/2010 1:52:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies ^ | 11/26/10 | David Perlman
    The world's largest lakes, including Lake Tahoe, have been warming rapidly for 25 years as the global climate changes, NASA scientists report. And throughout the Northern Hemisphere, surface water temperatures of many lakes have been rising even faster than the warming air above them, according to observations by ultra-sensitive satellites. In a report just published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, Philipp Schneider and Simon Hook of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena say the warming rate of all the major lakes observed by the satellites has averaged nearly a full degree Fahrenheit per decade. For some lakes in the...
  • Navy pilots under scrutiny for dip into Lake Tahoe

    09/24/2010 1:43:30 PM PDT · by South40 · 75 replies · 1+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 201 | JEANETTE STEELE
    Two Navy helicopters from North Island Naval Air Station were damaged, and their pilots are now grounded, after some bizarre flying over Lake Tahoe last week. A Navy spokesman confirmed Thursday that a video posted on YouTube is genuine footage of two MH-60 Romeo helicopters from North Island’s Helicopter Maritime Strike 41 squadron. The video shows the $33 million helicopters flying low over the lake. One seems to lose control, spinning and crashing into the water. The pilot then regains control and pulls the craft back into the air. The Navy wouldn’t identify the pilots or say whether the...
  • [Lake Tahoe] Property rights wrangling could spark Supreme Court's interest

    08/16/2010 5:13:38 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    Tahoe Daily Tribune ^ | August 14, 2010 | Kim DeVincenzi
    Can a court turn private property into public property by arbitrary order, without a penny paid to the landowners?
  • Tahoe Resort Going Off Cliff; Reid Not Far Behind

    04/27/2010 3:49:38 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 7 replies · 659+ views
    ThirdWaveDave ^ | April 27, 2010 | Dave Logan
    When the president of the United States advises big business to stay clear of resort areas such as Las Vegas for their conventions, big business takes that to mean places like Reno and Lake Tahoe as well. The result? Big business in these convention towns begin to fail, and fail big. With the overall national economy in peril, tourism is down across-the-board. And convention business, long being the life blood of these areas, becomes even more vital to the survival to these resort areas. Today another resort's future just got a little more bleak, as did the future of...
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Raided At Tahoe

    01/24/2009 8:56:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 422+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 24, 2009
    Medical marijuana dispensary raided at Tahoe The Associated Press Published: Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- Federal agents have raided a medical marijuana dispensary at South Lake Tahoe. Five agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency were joined by local and federal authorities when they served a search warrant Thursday on Patient to Patient Collective. DEA Special Agent Gordon Taylor says agents seized between five and 10 pounds of processed marijuana and a small amount of U.S. currency from the dispensary. Taylor declined to release additional details on the raid, saying the dispensary is part of an...
  • Sen. Feinstein breaks ankle, will skip convention

    08/19/2008 12:21:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 121 replies · 275+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has broken her ankle and will skip next week's Democratic National Convention.</p> <p>Feinstein, who was one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's top supporters, was to have chaired California's delegation to the convention in Denver.</p>