Agencies Continue Prescribed Fire Operations At Lake Tahoe

Agencies Continue Prescribed Fire Operations At Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe, CA…Weather and conditions permitting, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, California State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations beginning April 3, 2017. Operations may take place near Tahoe City, Glenbrook, Round Hill, Kingsbury Grade, and Meyers. Operations may continue over the next several weeks, as conditions allow. To […]

Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far Above Average

Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far Above Average

Sacramento, CA…– With every monthly measurement of the California snowpack this winter, the state’s rebound from the previous five years of drought becomes more evident. Today’s electronic readings from 95 sites in the Sierra Nevada show an average statewide snow water equivalent (SWE) of 45.8 inches, or 164 percent of the historical average for March […]

Senator Gaines Reacts To Tax-Spiking Transportation Proposal

Senator Gaines Reacts To Tax-Spiking Transportation Proposal

Sacramento, CA…Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado), Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing, today reacted to Governor Brown and Legislative Democrats’ announcement of a $5.2 billion road-funding package that imposes permanent new gas taxes and user fees on motorists: “Is anyone shocked that the proposed solutions to a very real transportation infrastructure […]

V&T Railroad Adds New Family, Group Packages To 2017 Season

V&T Railroad Adds New Family, Group Packages To 2017 Season

Carson City, NV…The Virginia & Truckee Railroad 2017 season debuts discounted family and group packages for authentic period steam train rides that transport passengers through the silver boom towns of the Wild West. The V&T pulls into the station every weekend starting Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, through Oct. 15. Tickets for the 16-mile historic […]

Senator Gaines Announces Unanimous Board Of Equalization Support Of Manufacturing Exemption Bill

Senator Gaines Announces Unanimous Board Of Equalization Support Of Manufacturing Exemption Bill

Sacramento, CA…Sacramento, CA…Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) announced the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) has voted unanimously to support his Senate Bill 13, a measure that would provide much-needed tax relief to the manufacturing, research and development, agricultural and software industries by expanding an existing sales and use tax exemption. “I’m pleased to have […]

Nevada & Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee Requests Project Proposals

Nevada & Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee Requests Project Proposals

Nevada City, CA…The Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is requesting proposals for natural resource improvement projects in Nevada and Placer counties that benefit National Forest System lands. With the two-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act, approximately $240,000 is expected to be available this year for RAC-recommended projects. […]

Law Enforcement Seeks Information In South Lake Tahoe Robbery

Law Enforcement Seeks Information In South Lake Tahoe Robbery

South Lake Tahoe, CA…On March 29th, 2017 at approximately 5:45 PM, Officers responded to a report of a male tied up and possibly stabbed inside his residence in the 3600 block of Spruce Ave. When Officers arrived on scene, they located a 43-year-old male South Lake Tahoe resident, bound and gagged inside his apartment. There […]

Runner Responds To Democratic Transportation Deal To Raise Gas Tax & Vehicle Registration Fees

Runner Responds To Democratic Transportation Deal To Raise Gas Tax & Vehicle Registration Fees

Sacramento, CA…Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner issued the following statement regarding a deal reached by Democrats to raise the state excise tax on gasoline and increase vehicle registration fees: “Leave it to elite, cosmopolitan Democrats to try and raise the gas tax on working-class and poor Californians who must travel further distances to […]

Fundraiser For Memorial Highway Signs To Honor Fallen Wildland Firefighter Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck

Fundraiser For Memorial Highway Signs To Honor Fallen Wildland Firefighter Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV…Introduced by Senator Ted Gaines in 2016, the California State Senate and Assembly passed Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 149 designating the portion of State Highway Route 50 from Mount Ralston Road to Echo Summit as the Firefighter Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck Memorial Highway. Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck, a 21-year-old ski lift operator and wildland firefighter […]