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  • 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
    sanfranciscolocal.cbslocal.com ^ | 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
    SFGate.com ^ | 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
    SFGate.com ^ | 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
    SFGate.com ^ | 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>
  • S.F. green firm president killed skiing at Homewood resort

    01/28/2008 3:21:39 PM PST · by RDTF · 60 replies · 357+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | Jan 28, 2008 | John Koopman
    (01-28) 12:52 PST LAKE TAHOE -- The president of a San Francisco green technology company was killed while skiing at the Homewood Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe, authorities said today. Tyler A. Palmer, 37, was found unresponsive at the base of a tree about 1:52 p.m. Sunday, the Placer County Sheriff's Department said. Skiers found Palmer on the Hobbit Land ski run, head-first in the well of a tree. Hobbit Land is a black diamond run, signifying it is for advanced skiers, according to the resort's Web site. Medics tried to revive Palmer, without success, and he was pronounced dead...
  • Woman Accused Of Cutting 100-Year-Old Tahoe Trees

    01/24/2008 12:08:13 PM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 65 replies · 101+ views
    AP via CBS 19 ^ | 01/23/08
    A federal grand jury has indicted an Incline Village woman for allegedly hiring a crew to cut down three large pine trees up to a century old on U.S. Forest Service land at Lake Tahoe.58-year-old Patricia Vincent was indicted by the grand jury in Reno last week on two charges, including theft of government property. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.The three ponderosa pine trees from 80 to 100 years old were growing on a national forest lot the Forest Service had designated as environmentally sensitive as part of...
  • Report: Flooding Strands Evacuees In Califoria

    01/05/2008 8:07:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies · 124+ views
    CBS) ^ | Jan 5, 2008 10:48 am US/Eastern
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS) ― A broken levee has caused a flooding which stranded as many as 4,000 residents in Truckee, Calif., a community on I-80 northwest of Lake Tahoe. Some of the people on the Nevada side of the state line were trying to evacuate, reports CBS affiliate KTVN-TV in Reno. The storm that pummeled California with gale-force winds and heavy rains was forecast to drop a thick blanket of snow on the Sierra Nevada on Saturday and keep thousands of people from their homes in mudslide-prone areas. A major highway crossing the Sierra Nevada between Nevada and Northern California...
  • Sierra could be in for potent storms (up to 5 to 10 feet of snow)

    12/31/2007 5:36:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 93 replies · 291+ views
    RENO, Nev. – If everything lines up just right, the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe ski resorts could be in for some rough but welcome weather in the days ahead. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for the region beginning Thursday through the weekend. Forecasters on Monday predicted snow totals in the range of 5 to 10 feet along the Sierra crest, with about 2 feet around Lake Tahoe. Three storm systems are approaching the region and forecasters said they will be accompanied by strong winds that could create blizzard conditions. Rain is likely at first...
  • Hey BooBoo! Free pickinick baskets!

    09/04/2007 9:00:21 AM PDT · by Califreak · 60 replies · 1,532+ views
    Group considers food drops to draw bears away from developed areas at Lake Tahoe By Associated Press Article Launched: 09/02/2007 03:25:15 PM PDT TRUCKEE - A sharp increase in bear-human conflicts this summer is prompting a bear advocacy group to consider backcountry food drops for the animals at Lake Tahoe. Ann Bryant, executive director of the Lake Tahoe-based BEAR League, said her group is seeking permission from the California Department of Fish and Game to use food to lure bears away from developed areas. A lack of precipitation has led to a shortage of natural food, forcing bruins into towns...
  • California, Nevada governors form commission to study wildfires

    07/25/2007 10:29:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 382+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 7/25/07 | Amanda Fehd - ap
    MEYERS, Calif. A 23-member commission will examine whether bureaucratic delays and government mistakes contributed to a devastating South Lake Tahoe wildfire last June that generated fierce criticism from local residents. "Where there is gridlock today, tomorrow we need to have effective, efficient policies in place for the protection of homes," Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons said as he and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced their plan Wednesday. The California-Nevada Tahoe Basin Fire Commission will review land-use and other regulations affecting the Lake Tahoe basin in an attempt to prevent another catastrophic wildfire from striking the region. The Angora fire, started by...
  • Tahoe fire shows cost of paradise still rising

    07/02/2007 10:53:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies · 414+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 28, 2007 | George Skelton
    Sacramento — ANOTHER natural disaster, another lesson. But not the predictable lesson. Not the tired, nagging lecture about people who insist on living in the trees and on the bluffs, at the edge of the surf and along the riverbanks, asking for what they get. That situation's not going to change, no matter the finger-wagging. People are too drawn to the beauty and the lifestyles. There's too much money to be made by developers. And too many campaign dollars to be paid politicians who make decisions on land use. No, the lesson from the Tahoe wildfire is this: There's no...
  • Tahoe awakes to smoke-free skies

    06/29/2007 10:00:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 371+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/29/07 | Scott Lindlaw - ap
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - Residents awoke to smoke-free sky Friday as officials announced they had turned the corner in fighting a wildfire that destroyed 254 buildings and threatened thousands more in this resort community. After a second straight day of mild winds allowed firefighters to surround the blaze, U.S. Forest Service commanders said they planned to reduce their force by one-fourth and allow residents to inspect the wreckage for the first time. "Firefighters came in this morning and felt even more comfortable about the approaching containment of this fire," incident commander Rich Hawkins said. "I'm feeling pretty good about...
  • Calm chokes Tahoe blaze, Lack of winds helps crews regain initiative

    06/28/2007 5:49:48 AM PDT · by I'll be your Huckleberry · 21 replies · 524+ views
    Calm chokes Tahoe blaze Lack of winds helps crews regain initiative By John Simerman, MEDIANEWS STAFF Article Last Updated: 06/28/2007 03:35:33 AM PDT SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The famously crisp blue skies above this mountain lake retreat made a strong if tentative return Wednesday as still air confounded dire wind warnings and helped fire crews cinch a grip on the 3,100-acre Angora fire. The blaze, which a day earlier had jumped containment lines, raged up against homes and forced frantic evacuations from several neighborhoods, never threatened those lines Wednesday. Forecasts had predicted northeast winds above 30 mph, drawing anxious words from...
  • Resurgent Tahoe fire ignites chaos, panic

    06/27/2007 6:07:59 AM PDT · by I'll be your Huckleberry · 108 replies · 2,600+ views
    InsideBayArea ^ | 06-27-07
    Resurgent Tahoe fire ignites chaos, panicBy John Simerman, MEDIANEWS STAFF Article Last Updated: 06/27/2007 04:27:24 AM PDTSOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Firefighters battling the northernmost edge of the Angora fire ravaging the South Lake Tahoe area lost control of a back burn Tuesday afternoon, which jumped over Highway 89 and forced evacuations of several neighborhoods. The Tahoe Basin's worst fire in a century bolted northeast into a subdivision about sixmiles southwest of the Stateline casinos, within a mile of the lake itself, sparking evacuations of a popular village and an enclave of pricey, waterfront homes. The marching flames ignited a scene of...
  • Wildfire jumps fireline in Lake Tahoe

    06/26/2007 7:51:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 895+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/07 | Amanda Fehd - ap
    MEYERS, Calif. - Efforts to tame a raging wildfire that has destroyed some 200 homes near Lake Tahoe suffered a setback Tuesday when a backfire set by firefighters to control the blaze jumped a fireline, forcing a new round of evacuations, authorities said. Firefighters were working to protect a development outside South Lake Tahoe when the blaze expanded, prompting the evacuation of a 300-home subdivision. Authorities also issued a voluntary evacuation order for a pricey waterfront subdivision on the lake, officials said. About 2,000 people evacuated, according to South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. Martin Hale. "It's a fairly populated area,"...
  • Global Warming and Environmentalists Blamed for Lake Tahoe Wildfires

    06/26/2007 11:31:23 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 720+ views
    Global Warming and Environmentalists Blamed for Lake Tahoe Wildfires Posted by Noel Sheppard on June 26, 2007 - 11:35. Depending on which newspaper you read Tuesday morning, the wildfires in the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada were either caused by global warming or environmentalists. I kid you not. In Northern California, just a few hours from the devastation, the number one paper in the region, the San Francisco Chronicle, chose to blame the fires on overdevelopment in Tahoe, and, of course, global warming (emphasis added): From Gold Rush clear-cutters to modern home-builders, people have brought changes to the...
  • Crowd aims fury at regional panel (Tahoe residents point finger at environmentalists)

    06/26/2007 9:50:48 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 106 replies · 2,602+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/26/07 | Eric Bailey and J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writers
    The mood of the crowd jammed into the meeting room was angry. Many had lost their homes to the forest fire that swept through the Sierra Nevada just south of Lake Tahoe. They said they were angry at bureaucrats and environmentalists who made cutting of trees and clearing of land difficult. There was always too much red tape, they said, and now it was too late. In all, a crowd of nearly 2,000 people descended on the South Tahoe Middle School auditorium Monday night, wanting to be heard in the face of their losses. And if there was an...
  • Calif. Wildfire Burns 2,000 Acres, 165 Homes

    06/25/2007 4:48:06 AM PDT · by I'll be your Huckleberry · 64 replies · 1,708+ views
    CBS ^ | 06-25-07
    Jun 25, 2007 7:21 am US/EasternCalif. Wildfire Burns 2,000 Acres, 165 Homes(AP) MEYERS, Calif. A wind-driven wildfire destroyed at least 165 homes and other structures and scorched 2,000 acres acres just southwest of Lake Tahoe, a spokesman for the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department said Sunday. Sheriff's Lt. Kevin House said the fire is less than 5 percent contained and has more than 500 homes in its path, but no injuries or deaths have been reported. The cause of the fire is still unknown. "This thing is raging out of control, and there's no estimate as to when that may...
  • Angora Wildfire Rages; (165) Homes Burned Near South Lake Tahoe (over 750 acres so far),

    06/24/2007 6:17:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 253 replies · 22,414+ views
    KTVN Channel 2 Reno ^ | 6/24/07 | Jason Pasco
    A wildfire is raging out of control near South Lake Tahoe. The Angora Fire is burning near North Upper Truckee Road. That is near the Tahoe Paradise Subdivision. So far, the fire has burned more than 500 acres and is spreading rapidly due to strong winds. 50 homes have been burned by the fire so far and more are threatened. An evacuation center has been set up at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center. That's near the ice arena. The whole area along Upper Truckee Road is evacuated. Highway 50 is closed at Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Firefighters are attacking this...
  • Former Beatles stalker murdered in California (murder-suicide, Truckee near Lake Tahoe)

    12/31/2006 3:02:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,801+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/31/06 | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A woman who once broke into former Beatles guitarist George Harrison's Hawaii home has been found dead in California, the victim of a murder-suicide, a police officer said on Sunday. Cristin Keleher, 34, made headlines in December 1999 by entering Harrison's Maui estate and then cooking herself a frozen pizza and helping herself to a root beer. After she did her laundry and called her mother, she was found by the security staff and charged with burglary. She had apparently been stalking Harrison for months. On December 19 of this year police in Truckee near California's...
  • Researchers say Lake Tahoe fault could deliver massive earthquake

    12/25/2006 8:49:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,670+ views
    A fault line beneath Lake Tahoe could rupture at any time and unleash a massive earthquake that triggers an underwater landslide and sends 30-foot waves crashing into nearby parks, campgrounds, homes and marinas, researchers said. Such an event along the West Tahoe Fault, the biggest of Lake Tahoe's three geologic faults, could also send waves over a dam that regulates water flow into the Truckee River, according to research presented last week at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. The West Tahoe Fault, which skirts the lake's western shore and runs through Fallen Leaf Lake and...
  • Bear takes in dinner and a show in Nev.

    08/07/2006 8:35:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 452+ views
    AP on RedOrbit ^ | 8/7/06 | AP
    INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - A bear with better taste than his, or her cousins, dined last week on salmon, tri-tip and cherry ice cream - all in the deserted food court at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor. The choices of surf and turf - and the bard - were more discriminating than the bear that settled last month for cold pizza and an even colder beer it found in a convertible near the south shore casino area. The foray also was more successful than the bear that wandered into a delivery area last week at MontBleu Casino...
  • So a bear walks into a casino ... Wayward cub pays a visit to the MontBleu loading dock

    08/02/2006 5:53:22 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 3 replies · 186+ views
    Nevada Appeal ^ | August 1, 2006 | William Ferchland
    There is truth in advertising. On Saturday, MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa, whose advertisements promote it as a "habitat for everything wild," found itself hosting a wandering bear that made its entrance through the loading dock. The bear, about a year old and weighing about 150 pounds, walked around the employee hallways, finding a dead end near the laundry, and eventually headed toward the cafeteria, but was likely frightened by several workers and quickly scurried out of the Stateline casino the way it came in, warehouse employee Earl Zeller said. The bear didn't make it to the employee cafeteria. Zeller...
  • CA: Rep. Doolittle stalls resort land sale (Lake Tahoe)

    05/29/2006 10:38:31 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 367+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 29, 2006 | David Whitney
    Homewood Mountain Resort's ski area occupies the largest piece of developable property remaining in the Lake Tahoe basin. With elevations reaching 1,600 feet above the lake's famed blue waters, the views from its slopes are spectacular. The property includes two lakes and crosses three watersheds. And it's for sale. If owner Jeff Yurosek has his way, 1,086 acres will be sold to the U.S. Forest Service under a deal that will keep the struggling ski business open. The estimated $60 million to $65 million the property is likely to fetch will be used to build an expanded commercial center on...
  • Man to pay $50,000 fine killing trees at Lake Tahoe

    04/27/2006 11:37:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 94 replies · 1,940+ views
    AP via Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 27, 2006
    A California business executive has agreed to pay a $50,000 fine for poisoning trees to enhance the view from his Lake Tahoe home...
  • I-80 Closed between Truckee and CA/NV border

    12/31/2005 7:10:51 AM PST · by Godzilla · 111 replies · 2,784+ views
    Local TV News
    Sacramento area TV news is reporting that I-80 between Truckee and the CA/NV border is closed due to a massive mudslide. Caltrans estimates closure for several days until cleaned up.
  • California man linked to Lake Tahoe casino shootout

    12/04/2005 4:51:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 718+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/4/05 | Martin Griffith - ap
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - A California man with a criminal history was identified Sunday as the gunman killed in a shootout at a Lake Tahoe casino that also injured a pair of sheriff's deputies. Harvey Ex, 53, of Sunset Beach, Calif., was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the Saturday afternoon incident, Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini said. A female acquaintance of Ex's reported to Harrah's Tahoe security that she was concerned about Ex's behavior, Pierini said. Security guards found Ex uncooperative and called the sheriff's department. Soon after the two deputies arrived, shooting erupted...
  • Casino shooting (Lake Tahoe-shooter dead)

    12/03/2005 10:36:38 PM PST · by STARWISE · 9 replies · 1,838+ views
    KOLO-TV ^ | 12-4-05
    South Lake Tahoe Two sheriff's deputies are in the hospital with gunshot wounds tonight... After a showdown inside the Harrah's hotel and casino in South Lake Tahoe. The gunman -- who has not yet been identified -- is dead. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department tells us that several rounds of gunfire were exchanged between the suspect and the deputies. Officials say the two victims -- Dan Nelson and Eric Essinger -- were wearing bullet proof vests...and that's what could have saved their lives. At this time, the Department does not know what could have sparked gunman's violence.
  • California Judge Sides With Conservationists

    05/14/2005 7:52:19 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 145 replies · 1,402+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | May 14, 2005 | SCOTT SONNER
    RENO, Nev. - A judge has sided with conservationists trying to block construction of thousands of homes north of Lake Tahoe, saying a local development plan "builds in opportunities to create environmental mischief" and violates California law. The judge ordered Placer County to suspend all activities under the 2003 Martis Valley Community Plan and set aside the environmental reviews used to approve plans for construction of at least 6,000 homes in the valley southeast of Truckee, Calif. "Of particular concern is the impact which the project will have upon traffic and air quality impacts within the Tahoe Basin," California Superior...
  • Team Led By Scripps Develops New Profile For Lake Tahoe Earthquake Risk

    05/03/2005 5:41:12 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 8 replies · 996+ views
    Science Daily ^ | May 2, 2005 | University of California-San Diego
    The deep, cobalt-blue waters of Lake Tahoe can mean different things to different people. For residents and tourists of the popular resort destination in the western United States, the lake’s waters are a primary component of the area’s serenity and beauty. For scientists, the lake’s depth and rich color are an impediment to studying several important geological characteristics beneath the lake’s basin. Now, a team led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, has used a novel combination of scientific instruments to produce the first estimates for earthquake activity of several faults in...
  • "Rock Climbers" Ban At Tahoe Promotes Religion

    04/05/2004 10:12:02 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 12 replies · 146+ views
    "Rock Climbers" Ban At Tahoe Promotes Religion Reno, NV Associated Press A U.S. Forest Service climbing ban on a Lake Tahoe landmark is unconstitutional because it promotes religion, a rock climbing group contends. In papers filed Thursday in support of its federal lawsuit against the agency, The Access Fund claims the ban at Cave Rock gives control over public property to the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. The Boulder, Colo.-based group maintains the tribe has always said Cave Rock is a religious, sacred site. The Washoe tribe has opposed climbing on Cave Rock, located on U.S. 50 between...
  • Global warming theories may be blown out of the water at Fallen Leaf Lake

    08/25/2003 4:50:38 PM PDT · by PeaceBeWithYou · 17 replies · 271+ views
    Tahoe Daily Tribune ^ | August 18, 2003 | Gregory Crofton
    John Kleppe likes having the moon in his back yard. His astronaut is a small remote control vehicle equipped to explore the floor of Fallen Leaf Lake. In the four years he's been studying the lake, Kleppe said he has found trees that could challenge traditional thinking regarding global warming. "This is stuff no humans have seen," said Kleppe of the video images of the deep lake produced by the rover. "That to me is like having the moon in your back yard ... every time we go out, it seems we find another mystery." Kleppe, chairman of the...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....08-22-03....Nevada - "Battle Born"

    08/22/2003 4:50:29 AM PDT · by Mama_Bear · 147 replies · 1,385+ views
    Mama_Bear
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Future shock - Epic drought could strike again, scientists warn

    12/22/2002 9:21:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 304+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/22/02 | Stuart Leavenworth
    <p>Lake Tahoe sank so low before recent storms that many boat docks were left high and dry. Scientists say that historical droughts have caused Tahoe's vast shoreline to drop 20 feet, allowing forests to grow where there is now water.</p>
  • Oil companies agree to $28 million settlement in Tahoe MTBE case

    08/05/2002 7:46:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 449+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/5/02 | ANGELA WATERCUTTER Associated Press
    <p>A San Francisco court approved a settlement Monday under which oil companies will pay $28 million to end a case involving pollution of Lake Tahoe groundwater with the gasoline additive MTBE.</p> <p>Shell Oil Co., Shell Products Co., Equilon Enterprises LLC and Texaco Inc. agreed to settle with the South Tahoe Public Utilities District and formalized their deal Monday in San Francisco Superior Court.</p>