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3 feet of snow, 146 miles per hour wind gust atop Lake Tahoe mountains

Friday, March 2, 2018|11:32 a.m.

RENO– A blizzard caution has actually expired but the National Weather Service states whiteout conditions are still possible around Lake Tahoe where 3 feet of snow (90 centimeters) already has fallen and winds gusting to nearly 150 mph closed down Interstate 80.

A winter season storm warning remains in impact until 10 a.m. Saturday around Tahoe where up to another 20 inches of snow is possible.

Four feet currently has fallen at Mammoth Mountain south of Yosemite National Park. A 146 mph gust of wind was recorded Thursday night atop Squaw Valley resort on the north end of Tahoe.

Three feet of snow was determined at the Mount Rose ski resort near Reno.

I-80 reopened Friday early morning but chains or snow tires are required. School was canceled and state workplaces are closed.

Tahoe Reno Industrial Park designer lauds Trump’s mission to cut red tape

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Tahoe Reno Industrial Center designer Lance Gilman, envisioned in 2014, recently stated that President Donald Trump’s efforts to cut federal regulations will stimulate economic development in Northern Nevada.

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017|2 a.m.

Lance Gilman, partner-broker of the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, just recently returned from Washington, D.C., excited about President Donald Trump’s ability to cut federal policies instead of writing them.

He stated Trump’s concentrate on deregulating was the focus as Gilman consulted with high-ranking members of the administration along with other state, county and community leaders from throughout the nation.

Gilman, likewise a Storey County commissioner, was pleased that the administration would seek the viewpoints of “grass-roots” chosen authorities. He said on “Nevada Newsmakers” that he is positive that deregulation will stimulate financial advancement in Northern Nevada.

“They are taking a look at simplifying, decontroling and (seeking) less documentation,” Gilman stated.

Trump has withdrawn more than 800 proposed policies from the Obama administration, according to multiple news reports.

Gilman called Trump’s deregulation agenda “the unknown story of the administration,” suggesting that Trump’s deregulation strategy is a larger success than Trump placing a brand-new justice on the United States Supreme Court.

“I’m sure this is what is driving our stock exchange,” Gilman said. “Folks know. It is occurring at all levels– monetary, advancement– it’s just incredible.”

Gilman is optimistic about future federal funding for jobs in Northern Nevada. He likewise sees Trump cutting the length of time to get licenses for advancements and developing tasks under of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

“We’re visiting some significant modifications in the amount of documents required and the timelines they are now committing,” Gilman said.

Highway building was also discussed with federal authorities, Gilman said.

“One of the problems we are looking at in your area is federal facilities– Interstate 80, perhaps brand-new highways or facilities advancement,” Gilman said.

“The Nevada Department of Transportation gets a lot of compliments from the federal level,” he stated. “But NDOT’s hands are connected when it comes to NEPA authorizations. That is your national environmental license. (They must be authorized) before you can touch anything of a federal nature, and those licenses typical nine years to obtain one.”

While I-80 would be a top priority for Gilman’s Tahoe Reno Industrial Complex (TRI), he also sees many more areas where federal highway dollars could be invested in Northern Nevada.

“(U.S.) 395 is running north and south with rush hour, so the information that I received from NDOT is that they want to see about $3 billion worth (of tasks) over the next 10 years approximately carried out here in Northern Nevada. All that, naturally, needs NEPA authorizations.’

In addition to more east-west port roadways, other facilities improvements are required, Gilman said.

Gilman said he is less confident that Congress will approve financing. “I don’t understand what is taking place on Congress, openly,” Gilman stated. “I’m very disappointed in that side of our federal government.”

Trump is not getting the credit for what he is aiming to achieve, Gilman said. “I am going to tell you that Trump is like that duck and he is paddling genuine quick under water,” he said.

Ray Hagar is a retired political journalist from the Reno Gazette-Journal and present reporter/columnist for the Nevada Newsmakers podcast and site, nevadanewsmakers.com. Follow Ray on Twitter at @RayHagarNV.

Double murder suspected at north Lake Tahoe motel

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017|8:47 a.m.

KINGS BEACH, Calif.– Authorities are examining a possible double homicide at a motel on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.

The Second County constable’s workplace states deputies reacting to a report of shots fired discovered the victims at the Northwood Pines Motel in Kings Beach at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

The sheriff’s office states a male and a lady had suffered deadly gunshot wounds. It stated on its Facebook website that the case is being treated as a murder and that it might have been associated with a disagreement with a next-door neighbor.

The names of the victims are being kept pending notification of near relative.

No other information have actually been launched.

New Lake Tahoe lodge praised as boon to economy, environment

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Melissa Blosser/Douglas County Public Details Officer/ through Associated Press

This June 20, 2017, photo released by Douglas County reveals the new pool at the Edgewood Tahoe Lodge throughout its grand opening on the south coast of Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nev. The $100 million lodge has 154 spaces and was built in conjunction with an enthusiastic project to protect wetlands and filter stormwater runoff damaging to the lake’s clarity. (

Sunday, June 25, 2017|5:49 p.m.

STATELINE– More than two decades after designers initially faced a series of stringent regulations, a $100 million lodge has actually opened on the south coast of Lake Tahoe to rave evaluations from politicians, magnate and ecologists.

Conclusion of the 154-room Edgewood Tahoe Lodge on the edge of the golf course that hosts a nationally televised star golf tournament was contingent on safeguarding wetlands and limiting storm water runoff harmful to the lake’s renowned clarity, the Tahoe Daily Tribune (http://tinyurl.com/y8nxjp2z) reported.

“It’s going to use 240 local citizens and provide amazing and significant tasks,” Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said at the lodge’s grand opening previously this week. Just as essential, he said, “is pairing redevelopment with conservation.”

“There’s some preservation as an outcome of this project that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. It’s going to help protect and secure the lake,” Sandoval said.

The 169,000-square-foot lodge has a spa and salon, a 200-seat restaurant and bar, a ballroom, an adventure center, kids camp, high-end stores and a lakefront swimming pool. Its so-called Fantastic Room includes a wall of windows so visitors can delight in the view of the new swimming pool and lake.

“Exactly what you see here today is the conclusion of a vision that was formed 25 years earlier when Brooks Park and (basic manager) Bobby King believed it would be a good idea for golf enthusiasts to belong to remain after they completed their round of golf,” said John McLaughlin, president and CEO for Edgewood Business.

Park, a major property owner and livestocks rancher in northern Nevada, built Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in 1968. He passed away in 2001.

Joanne Marchetta, executive director of the Tahoe Regional Preparation Agency, stated the task incorporates a series ecological restoration projects on the 4,200-acre (1,700-acre) Edgewood Creek watershed, which feeds directly into the lake– and consists of the golf course itself.

“It’s the ecological benefits that actually outperform here. We have improved wetlands, new fish and wildlife environment, and improved storm-water systems,” Marchetta said. “The repair of the golf course is really improving more than 53,000 square feet of stream environment zone. These are the sort of brand-new wetlands that filter polluted storm-water runoff prior to it gets in the lake.”

South Lake Tahoe Mayor Austin Sass noted that the brand-new lodge is a boon for the entire South Shore, both in Nevada and California.

“The South Shore of Lake Tahoe is enjoying a rebirth. Coupled with what has happened within the city and Douglas County, we have seen over three-quarters of a billion dollars in capital expense over the last five years with the conclusion of this lodge,” Sass said.

The preparation agency invested four years evaluating prepare for the lodge before releasing a series of licenses essential to release building in 2012.

It becomes part of a general effort that started in the 1990s to filter overflow getting in the lake primarily from gambling establishment car park. Neglected runoff is believed to be a substantial factor in Lake Tahoe’s declining clearness.

Bear-proof trash bin loans available at South Lake Tahoe

Sunday, May 21, 2017|2 a.m.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.– A waste management authority on the south shore of Lake Tahoe has actually started using property owners loans to buy bear-proof garbage bins in an effort to decrease conflicts with the animals who wander into neighborhoods searching for an easy meal.

Bear security supporters and the Nevada Department of Wildlife long have actually promoted necessary bear-proof bins at the lake, however city governments have actually resisted because of the expenses.

The bear box loan program approved by the South Lake Tahoe Basin Waste Management Authority in March permits house owners to obtain loans of approximately $1,200 for the bear-proof containers.

Administered by South Tahoe Refuse, the loan payments cover 5 years and include quarterly payments of as much as $65 on top of the routine trash collection service costs.

“I can tell you that because we’ve launched this program I have actually had over 100 demands and that’s just in the last month or two. They can be found in every day,” South Tahoe Refuse administrator Jeanette Tillman told the Tahoe Daily Tribune (http://tinyurl.com/n3vzjv2)

The only loan qualification is that the resident own a house serviced by the refuse company, which includes Stateline, Nevada as well as the city of South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe-area residences in California’s El Dorado County.

Loan applications need a $50 processing fee and a $100 administration fee once the loan is authorized. House owners pick a bear box from a list of authorized suppliers and South Tahoe Refuse pays for its purchase and installation.

“Bears train their young to find food, similar to humans do. The more food they discover, the more likely they are to show their cubs where the food is and sometimes that’s trash bin,” Tillman stated. “It has to do with teaching wildlife that there is no source of food there, and bear containers do that.”

Ann Bryant, executive director of the BEAR League, is among those who have actually joined the Nevada Department of Wildlife in assistance of local ordinances mandating bear-proof containers. But she said “this is a big action in the best direction.”

California’s Second County authorized a comparable bear box loan program for locals on the lake’s west coast served by Tahoe Truckee Disposal Inc. in July 2015. On the north shore, a $300 rebate is offered to citizens of Slope Town, Nevada, who set up a bear box from an approved supplier.

Nevada’s Douglas County evaluated its garbage regulations last year however chose to keep its policy needing a bear box be set up after 2 garbage offenses within 2 years. El Dorado County has a similar policy, though it requires all new domestic building to include a bear box. In South Lake Tahoe, bear boxes are never mandated, but citations are issued for garbage offenses.

State Wildlife Department representative Chris Healy stated the state firm believes obligatory bear-proof bins may eventually be the only way to “conserve bears and permit individuals to live in and amongst bears.”

“So any action that goes toward that we invite,” Healy stated.

Plane, 2 aboard, crashes into home near Lake Tahoe

Released Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015|8:43 p.m.

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.– Authorities say an aircraft with 2 people aboard has actually crashed into a home in Northern California near the Nevada state line.

Federal Air travel Administration spokesperson Allen Kenitzer says the plane crashed in South Lake Tahoe on Saturday night.

He states the Beech 35 Treasure trove had actually just removed from the Lake Tahoe Airport.

The status of the 2 individuals on the plane isn’t clear, but Kenitzer says no one on the ground was hurt.

The two-story house, less than a mile from the airport, remains in a semi-rural neighborhood surrounded by pine trees. The crash triggered a quick fire that was rapidly put out.

The FAA and the National Transportation Security Board will investigate the crash.

2 churches in Lake Tahoe area found vandalized

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015|10:53 a.m.

SLOPE VILLAGE– Authorities state 2 churches in Slope Village have actually been vandalized, the latest targets in a string of similar incidents in the Lake Tahoe area.

The Village Church and the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church were vandalized overnight Saturday. The churches lie less than a mile apart along Mt. Rose Highway.

Washoe County sheriff’s deputies say the current vandalisms follow a pattern of comparable occurrences that have occurred in Incline Town considering that April.

Investigators state they have actually escalated over the previous month from graffiti to commercial property damage such as busted windows.

Lt. Jeff Clark says Washoe County authorities are dealing with the FBI to bring charges versus whoever is responsible for the damage.

Secret Witness of Northern Nevada is providing a $500 reward for info leading to an arrest.

United failure triggers delays at McCarran, Reno-Tahoe airports

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Steve Marcus

A United Airlines passenger jet is revealed on the ground as a Southwest jet takes off at McCarran International Airport on Dec. 9, 2011.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015|10:21 a.m.

. An across the country blackout with United Airlines’ computer system Wednesday early morning has actually caused delays at both McCarran International and Reno-Tahoe International airports.

McCarran stated United flights will run 30 to 45 minutes late for the remainder of the day after the blackout hit in between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

. The Las Vegas airport hosts about 33 United departures each day, which makes up 7 percent of the air service at one of the busiest airports in the nation.

Reno-Tahoe hosts 18 United air travels and only minor hold-ups, if any, are anticipated.

This is the 2nd time in 2 months that the provider has been hit by significant technical problems.

The Chicago company halted all takeoffs in the united state on June 2 due to exactly what the airline referred to as computer automation problems.