Incline Village, NV

Mountain Democrat

Nature for all at the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Did you know there’s a scientific research team in Lake Tahoe conducting conservation-based wildlife research, and that work is helping land managers make better decisions on how to preserve and protect Tahoe’s wildlife?. Did you know that there’s a nonprofit organization providing place-based...

Lantern Festival Celebration Welcoming New AAPI Legislators

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) and One APIA Nevada (OAN) hosted a Lantern Festival Celebration on Sunday, marking the last day of the Lunar New Year and with Monday kicking off the State Legislative Session, the celebration also applauded cultural representation. “For us its...

Nevada's legislative session begins in Carson City

The 82nd Session of the Nevada Legislative session begins on Monday, and both sides of the aisle are saying education is going to be the main focus. At the same time, Governor Joe Lombardo has said he wants to scrap criminal justice and election reforms passed just a few years ago by Democrats, and Democrats control both the Assembly and Senate.

CHP Truckee announces chain controls

SIERRA — California Highway Patrol Truckee has announced chain controls on multiple highways.Chain controls are in effect on I-80 in both directions from Truckee to Eagles Lake and on SR-267 from Northstar to Kings Beach.Trucks are at minimum restrictions.For more information on highway conditions, click here.

Winter Tourism in Lake Tahoe

This weekend, Lake Tahoe got another round of snow. Tourism officials say it all adds up to a robust economic boost for the area, as more people plan to visit Tahoe to enjoy the snow. Lake Tahoe is both busy during the summer and winter months, even though in the...

More snow falls amid winter storm warning for Sierra, Tahoe

RENO — A winter storm warning remained in effect for Lake Tahoe and much of the Sierra through Sunday night as another storm packing up to two feet of snow and winds gusting in excess of 100 mph makes its way into the area.The Reno office of the National Weather Service issued the warning Friday. It commenced at 7 p.m. Saturday and remains in place until 10 p.m. Sunday. In Tahoe, the forecast called for 5 to 10 inches of snow at lake level.Preliminary reports on Sunday morning indicated Pallisades Tahoe Ski Resort got about ten inches of snow, with...

Blustery, cold weekend storm adds to California's big snowpack

SACRAMENTO — A blustery weekend storm added to California's big mountain snowpack, leaving icy conditions in the Sierra Nevada early Monday.Chains were required on sections of Sierra highways, but a backcountry avalanche warning for the greater Lake Tahoe area expired around sunrise.For a time on Sunday, about 74 miles (119 kilometers) of U.S. 395 were closed due to whiteout conditions, according to the California Department of Transportation.The storm dropped 16 inches to 24 inches (40-61 centimeters) of snow at Mammoth Mountain in the Eastern Sierra and the season total so far at its main lodge surpassed 400 inches (1,016 cm),...
Nevada Appeal

City planning the focus of the next Rotary Club of Carson City Meeting

City planners often make controversial decisions regarding our community’s land use. Rotary Club of Carson City members will learn how those decisions are made when Carson City Community Development Director Hope Sullivan joins the club meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The lunch meeting takes place at noon in the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom. Sullivan will take the Rotarians through "Planning 101" a crash course on planning terminology and processes in Carson City. The public is invited to attend.
Nevada Appeal

Career and Technical Education programs get a boost

The Carson City School Board recognized Career and Technical Education Month with two academic adjustments to improve or impact coursework for students during its Jan. 24 meeting. Board members took action and approved academic credit for coursework, specifically Animal Systems and Plant Systems programs of study changes, at the state...

Nevada Legislature convenes Monday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada lawmakers are getting to work in Carson City with the opening of a new legislative session Monday and a new political playing field. A Republican governor and Democratic legislature set the stage for a complicated few months. It’s the start of 120 days of lawmaking, compromise, and cutting deals. Or if you live in Carson City, 120 days of a lot more people.

Sunday Sierra snow storm snarls traffic near Tahoe and Truckee

SACRAMENTO -- The snowfall caused a day full of traffic backups standstill at times due to holds on both Highway 50 and I-80, leading in and out of the Lake Tahoe area.Chain controls were in effect Sunday as the snow surprised some Sierra travelers. "It's my first time driving with chains in the snow. Feels like you're driving on flats," said traveler Dwain Crawley. A busy day putting on and taking off chains is a picture of a bustling snow season for chain installer George Porter. "January, February, and December have been a lot better than most, probably the last...
Sierra Sun

Snow expected to last until Sunday night, sunny skies during week

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Snow is expected to continue falling all-day Sunday but sunny skies are on the forecast for the week ahead. Resorts received fresh snow on Saturday, with Heavenly Lake Tahoe and Mt. Rose Ski Resort both received one foot of new snow, Palisades reporting 10 inches and Homewood reported 14 inches.

The Feb. 3, 2023, R-C Morning Report

Genoa, Nev. — The long and winding road to establishing a conservation easement on Van Sickle property northeast of the intersection of Muller Lane and Foothill Road may come to its destination this year. Acting Sierra Front Field manager Brady Owens said a new title company will be selected in the next two weeks.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office looking for missing woman

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing woman. Erica Kay Weigle was reported missing to their office on Jan. 17. Her family reported her missing and are concerned for her safety. She was last seen...