Prescribed Fire Operations Continue in Tahoe Basin

Prescribed Fire Operations Continue in Tahoe Basin

South Lake Tahoe, CA..Weather permitting, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and the USDA Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations over the next several weeks in the Tahoe Basin. A map with project locations and details is available for viewing at http://tahoe.livingwithfire.info/get-informed/. To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us. Prescribed fire operations […]

Mooring Permitting Underway at Tahoe

Mooring Permitting Underway at Tahoe

Stateline, Nevada – New online permitting options are available for mooring permits at Lake Tahoe. The Lake Tahoe Shoreline Plan approved by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in 2018 requires lakefront property owners, homeowners’ associations, and marinas to register all existing boat moorings, including buoys, boatlifts, and boat slips. Property owners can now permit and […]

Prescribed Fire Operations Continue in Tahoe Basin

Prescribed Fire Operations Continue in Tahoe Basin

South Lake Tahoe, CA…Weather permitting, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and the USDA Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations over the next several weeks in the Tahoe Basin. A map with project locations and details is available for viewing at http://tahoe.livingwithfire.info/get-informed/. To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us. Prescribed fire operations […]

Rebuttal to Rep. Tom McClintock’s “Plan” to Avoid Addressing Climate Change. by John Henry Beyer, Ph.D. Geophysicist

Rebuttal to Rep. Tom McClintock’s “Plan” to Avoid Addressing Climate Change. by John Henry Beyer, Ph.D. Geophysicist

Truckee, CA…In his Opinion piece in the March 24th edition of ThePineTree.Net, Rep. McClintock acknowledged, to my surprise, that, “No one denies that our planet is warming, carbon dioxide levels are increasing, and ocean levels are rising.” Of course, that’s not really true. There are many deniers, particularly politicians on the right, who claim global […]

President Donald Trump Announces, Kirstjen Nielsen out, Kevin McAleenan in at DHS

President Donald Trump Announces, Kirstjen Nielsen out, Kevin McAleenan in at DHS

Washington, DC…President Trump has announced on Twitter that “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service….I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSgov. I have confidence that Kevin […]

FCC Chairman Proposes Eliminating Rule that Drives Up Phone Rates for Rural Americans

FCC Chairman Proposes Eliminating Rule that Drives Up Phone Rates for Rural Americans

Washington, DC…2019—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the Commission will vote at its April meeting on eliminating a policy known as the “rate floor,” which is forcing many rural customers to pay higher telephone rates. Under Chairman Pai’s leadership, the Commission froze the rate floor in 2017. Now, the Chairman is asking his […]

Governor Newsom Blasts Trump Administration Cuts to Humanitarian Aid in Central America

Governor Newsom Blasts Trump Administration Cuts to Humanitarian Aid in Central America

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today after the President announced cuts in federal aid to Northern Triangle countries: “This Administration’s xenophobia and nativism is once again fueling its immigration and foreign policies. The United States should be organizing the world communities to help families feel safer and have economic opportunities in the […]

DOD Authorizes Support to Counter Drug Border Security Including Pedestrian Fence Funding

DOD Authorizes Support to Counter Drug Border Security Including Pedestrian Fence Funding

Washington, DC…Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan authorized the commander of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and executing up to $1 billion in support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection. These funds will be used to support DHS’s request to build 57 miles of […]

Attorney General William P. Barr & Justice Department’s Summary of Mueller Report

Attorney General  William P. Barr &  Justice Department’s Summary of Mueller Report

Washington, DC…Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins: As a supplement to the notification provided on Friday, March 22, 2019, I am writing today to advise you of the principal conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and to inform you about the status of my initial review […]

Fees Benefit Water Quality and Trails By Joanne S. Marchetta

Fees Benefit Water Quality and Trails  By Joanne S. Marchetta

Stateline, NV…While it still feels like winter, with a healthy snowpack and ski resorts reporting record monthly snowfall in February, another building season is fast approaching. One of the questions people ask the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency each year is why they have to pay mitigation fees for their development, like new homes and remodeling […]