Fall is the Season for Heightened Bear Activity in the High Country and Foothills

Fall is the Season for Heightened Bear Activity in the High Country and Foothills

South Lake Tahoe, CA…The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the U.S. Forest Service remind citizens visiting or living in the high country and foothills that fall is the time of year for increased bear foraging activity and more human and bear encounters are possible. California black bears are typically active and foraging […]

Keep Your Cool: How to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses By, Tamara Burns, RN

Keep Your Cool: How to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses By, Tamara Burns, RN

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV…It’s that time of year where heat-related illnesses are on the rise for locals and visitors alike. Heat illnesses include dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. It is important to understand the differences, especially when exercising in an area like Lake Tahoe with higher altitudes and higher temperatures.           […]

Tahoe Goes High Tech to Fight Aquatic Invasive Plants

Tahoe Goes High Tech to Fight Aquatic Invasive Plants

South Lake Tahoe, CA…The Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD), in collaboration with Inventive Resources, Inc., announce that for the first time, ultraviolet light will be tested in open waters of Lake Tahoe to kill aquatic invasive plants. This initiative is possible thanks to a grant for project implementation from the California Tahoe Conservancy and […]

Sickness Unto Death Part VII: Health Care — Right or Responsibility? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death Part VII: Health Care — Right or Responsibility? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…The United States Declaration of Independence declares “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Without good health, where is the possibility for the pursuit of happiness? […]

CHP Truckee’s Sgt. Fisher Rescued “Star” This Morning

CHP Truckee’s Sgt. Fisher Rescued “Star” This Morning

Truckee, CA….From Truckee CHP….”In Truckee we are ready for anything. Today Sgt. Fisher located this fawn stuck in a drainage ditch along I-80. The poor fawns leg had gotten stuck in a drain and water runoff from this mornings thunderstorm was running over the fawn. Sgt. Fisher went above the call of duty, going into […]

Sickness Unto Death Part IV: Dollars and Sense – In Sickness and Health ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death Part IV: Dollars and Sense – In Sickness and Health ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…We pay more for our health care — in some cases, twice as much as countries like France. Is it worth it? There can be no argument, however you want to analyze health care delivery and the value of outcomes, the American health care system is significantly more expensive than any other comparable system […]

Sickness Unto Death Part III: Why Katsu is Healthier Than Carl? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death Part III: Why Katsu is Healthier Than Carl? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…Americans like to think of themselves as the wealthiest, healthiest, and luckiest country in the world. I won’t debate the first and last points here, but, the United States is decidedly not the healthiest. How do we know that? Americans like to think of themselves as the wealthiest, healthiest, and luckiest country in the […]

Nevada Assembly Starts Day With Hindu Mantras

Nevada Assembly Starts Day With Hindu Mantras

Carson City, NV…Nevada State Assembly in Carson City started its day with a set of Hindu mantras on May 24, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Assembly. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit is […]

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