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Trail network in Van Sickle Park continues to grow

Trail network in Van Sickle Park continues to grow

Although Van Sickle Bi-State Park opened in 2011, trails are still being built. This is a good thing for hikers and mountain bikers, especially when it helps relieve congestion. In the 2020 trail building season, the section of the K to K Trail going to Kingsbury...

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Tennis balls being repurposed through recycling program

Tennis balls being repurposed through recycling program

One and done. That’s the attitude for a lot of tennis players when it comes to a can of tennis balls. So many people won’t use a can for more than one session. Then what? Usually it’s the garbage can for those three balls and the can. Not so fast says Derrick Senior,...

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Lake Tahoe News archives free to everyone

Lake Tahoe News archives free to everyone

Stories published on Lake Tahoe News are now free in archival form. Lake Tahoe News was the preeminent source for news about the greater Lake Tahoe area from 2009-18. When it closed in summer 2018 the site was accessible via a paywall. That has been removed so people...

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Mexico makes it easy to cross border from U.S.

Mexico makes it easy to cross border from U.S.

While the U.S. continues to have a policy in place through at least Nov. 21 that prevents Mexicans from crossing the southern border for non-essential reasons, Mexico allows U.S. residents in without asking any questions about COVID-19. Nov. 10 was the third time I...

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Homeless in Tahoe slowly moving from woods to hotels

Homeless in Tahoe slowly moving from woods to hotels

Homelessness is becoming less of a problem in South Lake Tahoe—sort of. A concerted effort is under way to get those living in the woods to be housed in hotels as a transition before paying their own rent for a more traditional apartment or the like. This fall Police...

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An education in frustration at LTCC

An education in frustration at LTCC

For someone who has usually had good experiences with Lake Tahoe Community College, these last few months have taken a turn for the worse. One had to do with essentially being a contract employee and the other as a student. I was contacted in July by the head of...

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