Household Income Rises to Highest Level Ever & Poverty Drops in Latest Data From the Census Bureau

Household Income Rises to Highest Level Ever & Poverty Drops in Latest Data From the Census Bureau

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income increased by 1.8 percent between 2016 and 2017, while the official poverty rate decreased 0.4 percentage points. At the same time, the number of people without health insurance coverage and the uninsured rate were not statistically different from 2016. Median household income in […]

Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter Revised Up to 4.2% as Economy Rolls On

Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter Revised Up to 4.2% as Economy Rolls On

Washington, DC…Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018 (table 1), according to the “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent.  The GDP estimate released today is based on more complete source data than […]

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows President & COO Retires

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows President & COO Retires

Olympic Valley, CA…Andy Wirth Retires as President & COO of Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows. Ron Cohen, Deputy General Counsel at Alterra Mountain Company, to serve in the interim while search begins for new President & COO. Following eight years at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Andy Wirth has announced plans to retire and step down […]

Court Decision Halts Martis Valley West Project

Court Decision Halts Martis Valley West Project

Truckee, CA…Sierra Watch, Mountain Area Preservation, and the League to Save Lake Tahoe celebrate a court decision handed down Monday that halts the controversial Martis Valley West Project, a massive North Tahoe development proposal. Placer County Superior Court issued an order to vacate and set aside Placer County’s 2016 approvals of the project, focusing on […]

Sierra Watch Makes Case Against Squaw Valley Development Approvals

Sierra Watch Makes Case Against Squaw Valley Development Approvals

Auburn, CA…Conservationists made their legal case against a massive development in Squaw Valley yesterday, submitting their opening brief in a court challenge to Placer County approvals that would transform North Tahoe with a project of a size, scale, and scope the region has never seen. Sierra Watch’s legal brief shows that Placer County violated state […]

Potential Revocations of Vacation Home Rental Permits in South Lake

Potential Revocations of Vacation Home Rental Permits in South Lake

South Lake Tahoe, CA…..The South Lake Police Department sent certified mail notices to permitted Vacation Home Rental (VHR) property owners which have had either 1 or 2 upheld VHR violations in the last 24 months.  The notice explains that the City Council passed a law requiring the revocation of VHR permits when a VHR has […]

Resorts West Announces Exceptional Management Team

Resorts West Announces Exceptional Management Team

Stateline, NV…Resorts West, the manager of the Ridge Tahoe Resorts holds the prestigious Premier Resort designation for Interval International properties and has been a leader in the vacation ownership industry since 1982. Founding partners for more than 35 years, attribute that reputation to a company philosophy that develops and builds long term loyalty among its […]

El Dorado County Youth to Explore Wearable Tech in World’s Largest Youth-Led STEM Challenge

El Dorado County Youth to Explore Wearable Tech in World’s Largest Youth-Led STEM Challenge

Placerville, CA…Youth in El Dorado County will join approximately a hundred thousand youth across the country in leading the tenth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD) challenge. This year’s challenge, called Incredible Wearables, introduces youth to the burgeoning field of wearable fitness trackers in a hands-on, interactive design challenge. El Dorado County youth […]

Bijou Marketplace Groundbreaking Ceremony

Bijou Marketplace Groundbreaking Ceremony

South Lake Tahoe, CA…The City of South Lake Tahoe hosted a groundbreaking ceremony of the Bijou Marketplace located at the corner of Highway 50 and Ski Run Blvd. City of South Lake Tahoe Mayor Austin Sass said, “When our visitors come down Highway 50 and reach the Gateway to Heavenly, now they will be greeted […]