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Emerald Bay swimmer has medical emergency, dies

A woman swimming in Emerald Bay last weekend at Lake Tahoe died after having a “medical emergency.”. Quincy Holakeituai, 46, of Spring Valley, on Sunday, Aug. 14, was swimming near Fannette Island at about 5 p.m. when she had an emergency, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
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Car Passenger Dies After Crash on SR 89 Near South Lake Tahoe

A car passenger died after a crash on SR 89 at Rubicon Drive near South Lake Tahoe on August 8th. California Highway Patrol Troopers say a Honda was heading south and while trying to avoid a northbound car, made an unsafe turn to the right and lost control and hit a mile marker and two trees.
Tahoe Daily Tribune

New manager hired for South Lake Tahoe airport

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The city of South Lake Tahoe has hired a new airport manager who started on Aug. 1, officials announced on Thursday. John Dickinson has more than 14 years of experience with airport operations and planning. Dickinson served 10 years in the US Navy as an Air Traffic Controller where he earned the Navy and Marine Corp Acheivement Medal for zero mishaps for 60,000 flight operations. As a civilian Dickinson transitioned to the role as airport operations/rescue and firefighting specialist for Bellingham International Airport.

Town picks retired CHP officer as manager

A retired California Highway Patrol lieutenant was the top pick to serve as Genoa Town Manager at a meeting on Thursday. Genoa Town Board members voted 4-1 for David J. Qualls, according to interim Town Manger Amanda Reid. Trustee Brian Crowe voted for one of the other two candidates. Town...
Tahoe Daily Tribune

Roseville woman dies from injuries days after crash at Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A Roseville woman who suffered internal injuries in a solo car crash last week on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore died after spending several days in an area hospital. Jane Park, 66, was a passenger in a 2018 Honda driven by Jong Park, 75,...
Tahoe Daily Tribune

EDSO debunks ‘Public Safety Alert’ social media post

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has debunked a social media claim that a double homicide is being investigated at Lake Tahoe and an unnamed individual is considered armed and dangerous. The sheriff’s office on Tuesday was made aware of a fake “Public...
Tahoe Daily Tribune

El Dorado County issues health advisory on monkeypox

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — El Dorado County Public Health has issued a monkeypox advisory amid increasing numbers throughout the state, including the first county resident contracted the disease. According to the California Department of Public Health, as of Aug. 11, there have been 1945 cases of MPX reported...

Caltrans reopens Highway 89

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Caltrans announced Thursday they have reopened Highway 89 to one-way controlled traffic. Effective at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office will no longer be offering morning and evening escorts, and the emergency access road will be closed. The highway had been initially closed earlier this...
Nevada Appeal

Developer apologizes for dust in Carson City project

The 203-lot Andersen Ranch project is moving forward but not without a public apology to the Board of Supervisors for dust problems site improvements have caused. “Hopefully you accept our apology,” Dustin Barker of Lennar, the developer, said Thursday after Supervisor Maurice White said a public apology was warranted.

The Aug. 19, 2022, R-C Morning Report

Genoa, Nev. — One lane of Highway 89 entering Markleeville opened 6 p.m. Thursday with traffic signals. That project is wrapping up quicker than I can get the news out, so don’t be surprised if it’s done before Monday morning. I got word that the 29-acre Stoneridge...
Tahoe Daily Tribune

Highway 89 repairs on track to be done by Monday

The main route between Markleeville and the rest of the world will open to one-way traffic, CalTrans announced on Thursday. Alpine County announced that morning and evening escorts for vehicles around the construction site will end with the 6 p.m. session. The road is still scheduled to reopen on Monday,...
Tahoe Daily Tribune

Tahoe Transportation District works through East Shore Shuttle hiccups

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The East Shore Trail Shuttle opened for operation this summer as a part of a long-standing effort to improve transportation and parking problems in the Tahoe Basin identified by locals and officials. Washoe County and the Tahoe Transportation District have been working on solutions to...

The Perfect Fall Trip to Carson City 2022

Historic Carson City in autumn will take your breath away no matter how you spend your trip. Explore beautiful parks, where the views are nothing short of mesmerizing, go on a spooky (and educational) ghost walking tour of downtown or enjoy a local brew. We’ve compiled a list of must-do fall activities in Carson City, so grab a warm jacket and get ready to discover the Comstock region.

Aug. 17, 2022, Letters to the Editor

Fifty-five years ago, when I arrived in Nevada, many small communities had small locally owned sawmills to process the logs harvested in the Sierras. A dozen or more existed between Susanville and Bridgeport on both sides of the mountains. Often the towns grew around the sawmills and much of the lumber was used locally. The USFS lands were managed much like agricultural land only with a much longer growth cycle dating back before development in the western states. The USFS Foresters usually managed the “harvest of trees” to thin the forest reducing complete fire destruction and often to create defensible fire breaks. Public opinion turned, forest management stopped resulting the dense and more fire prone forests we have now.
Tahoe Daily Tribune

11 candidates to vie for 3 seats on City Council

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Election filings has closed for several El Dorado County races, including South Lake Tahoe City Council. After current mayor, Devin Middlebrook, opted against running again, the filing deadline was extended to Aug. 17. Twelve candidates are vying for three seats, including incumbents Cody Bass...
Mountain Democrat

Fire in Emerald Bay caused by illegal campfire in state park

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — An illegal campfire in a state park at Lake Tahoe was the cause of a quarter-acre blaze at Emerald Bay, officials said on Monday. Cal Fire spokesperson Diana Swart said the wildfire in Emerald Bay State Park “was a fire pit having been made out of rocks, not within a proper campground.”