Volunteers remove 2,260 pounds of trash from Tahoe beaches

Volunteers remove 2,260 pounds of trash from Tahoe beaches

Lake Tahoe – Over 120 volunteers for the League to Save Lake Tahoe removed 2,260 pounds of trash from six of Tahoe’s most popular beaches on July 5, the day after tens of thousands of people flocked to the lake to enjoy the July 4th festivities. The debris represented almost 10 cubic yards, or a dump […]

Red Cross Issues Top 4th of July Safety Steps for Travel, Grilling and Fireworks

Red Cross Issues Top 4th of July Safety Steps for Travel, Grilling and Fireworks

Sacramento, Ca — This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks, and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend. “Everyone looks forward to having fun over the Fourth of July, and the Red Cross wants […]

Overwhelming Response to Call for Project Applications Promoting Biking, Walking, and a Healthier California

Overwhelming Response to Call for Project Applications Promoting Biking, Walking, and a Healthier California

Sacramento, Ca – Caltrans is in the process of reviewing hundreds of applications due to an overwhelming response to its call for applications for projects that promote biking and walking. The 770 applications – more than half benefiting disadvantaged communities – have been received from cities and counties throughout California, totaling nearly $1 billion in project […]

Wildfire Safety Expo

Wildfire Safety Expo

South Lake Tahoe, CA  – The threat of wildfire is extremely high this fire season due to record drought conditions in the West.  Local agencies are coming together and hosting a Wildfire Safety Expo on Saturday, June 21st from noon to 3pm at the TJ Maxx parking lot located at the “Y” where Highways 50 and 89 intersect. […]

TRPA Launches New Online Tree Removal Permitting System

TRPA Launches New Online Tree Removal Permitting System

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV—The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) announced the launch of a new online tree removal permit application and credit card payment system that can be accessed through their website at trpa.org. “The new online service is more customer friendly and is in line with the Agency’s core values of improving operational efficiency while providing […]

Forest Service to Begin Work on Upper Truckee River Reach 5

Forest Service to Begin Work on Upper Truckee River Reach 5

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.  –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in collaboration with the California Tahoe Conservancy will begin work on the Upper Truckee River Reach 5 Restoration Project on Monday, June 2, 2014.  The project will replace the existing stream channel with a new channel that is more stable and is connected […]

Bomb Scare at South Lake Tahoe Y a False Alarm

Bomb Scare at South Lake Tahoe Y a False Alarm

South Lake Tahoe, CA  – The South Lake Tahoe Police Department received a call from an employee at the South Tahoe Y around noon today stating they had overheard a suspicious conversation between store patrons.  The employee stated that the patrons had exited the store and that the employee walked around the shopping center located at […]

TRPA Board Recognizes Departing Fire Chiefs, Wildfire Awareness Week As Critical to Lake Tahoe’s Protection

TRPA Board Recognizes Departing Fire Chiefs, Wildfire Awareness Week As Critical to Lake Tahoe’s Protection

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV— With record drought conditions in the West, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Governing Board underscored its commitment to improving forest health and protecting Lake Tahoe communities from wildfire today by adopting a resolution supporting the 2014 Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month and giving special recognition to two departing Lake Tahoe fire […]

Fix50 Westbound Work Begins

Fix50 Westbound Work Begins

SACRAMENTO, Ca – Caltrans began closing lanes at 9 PM yesterday to prepare for the second half of the Fix50 project, and officially started work this morning rehabilitating westbound lanes of the W-X Viaduct on U.S. Highway 50 between I-5 and Highway 99 in Sacramento. Work began with Phase 1 on the inside lanes.   […]

IVGID ChargePoint Stations Now Installed

IVGID ChargePoint Stations Now Installed

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road grows, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) is in high demand among EV drivers. EV owners require a robust network of charging infrastructure to increase their travel radius and reduce range anxiety. Public charging infrastructure allows drivers to charge their EVs while […]