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Happy St. Patrick’s Day


Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.  Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast […]



Feb. 19, 2015 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) – For the first time 14 of the top women’s cycling teams from around the world will vie for the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race title, a three-stage cycling competition with the first two stages in Lake Tahoe, May 8-9. The race is sanctioned by Union Cycliste […]

Forest Service names Supervisor for Lake Tahoe Basin

Jeff Marsolais was selected as the new forest supervisor for the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.  Photo credit:  U.S. Forest Service.

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Region 5 has announced that Jeff Marsolais has been selected as the new forest supervisor for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU). Marsolais has served as the deputy forest supervisor for the LTBMU for the last three years, managing several complex projects and initiatives involving […]

Hazmat Teams Working In Minden


Minden, Nevada – On February 18, 2015 at 10:07 am, the Douglas County East Fork Fire District responded to a report of a hazardous material spill at 1180 Angela Court, Minden, NV. Upon arrival fire personnel located unknown hazardous materials inside an abandoned warehouse. East Fork Fire requested assistance from the Quad County Hazmat Team, […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address: A Path Towards a Thriving Middle Class

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Washington, DC…Hi, everybody. At a moment when our economy is growing, our businesses are creating jobs at the fastest pace since the 1990s, and wages are starting to rise again, we have to make some choices about the kind of country we want to be. Will we accept an economy where only a few of […]

Mitt Romney To Skip 2016 Presidential Campaign


Let me begin by letting you know who else is on this call, besides Ann and me. There are a large number of people who signed on to be leaders of our 2016 finance effort. In addition, state political leadership from several of the early primary states are on the line. And here in New […]

Weekly Address: State of the Union Is This Tuesday


Washington, DC…Hi, everybody. Every day, we get thousands of letters and emails at the White House from Americans across the country – and every night, I read ten of them. They tell me about their hopes and their worries, their hardships and successes. They’re the Americans I’m working for every day – and this year, […]

US Labor Secretary Perez on December employment numbers


Washington, DC…U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the December 2014 Employment Situation report released today: “The U.S. economy closed out the year on a continued hot streak – 252,000 new jobs, with the unemployment rate falling to 5.6 percent. December was the 58th consecutive month of private sector job […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address: America’s Resurgence Is Real

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Washington, DC… Hi, everybody. About a year ago, I promised that 2014 would be a breakthrough year for America. And this week, we got more evidence to back that up. In December, our businesses created 240,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 5.6%. That means that 2014 was the strongest year for job growth […]

US Ski Team Loses Two Members In Deadly Avalanche

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SOELDEN, Austria (Jan. 5, 2015) – The U.S. Ski Team is mourning the loss of two promising development-level ski racers killed Monday in an avalanche in Soelden. The two were among a group of six athletes freeskiing at the Austrian resort. The other four skied out of the slide. Killed in the avalanche were Ronnie […]

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