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Tahoe Area Homeowners Offered Loans For Bear-Proof Garbage Bins

May 22, 2017 | Steve Milne

A waste management agency in South Lake Tahoe has started offering homeowners loans to buy bear-proof garbage bins. It's an effort to reduce conflicts with the animals who wander into neighborhoods in search of food.

Wet Winter Likely To Delay Tahoe Area Fire Season

May 17, 2017 | Steve Milne

It looks like this year's fire season will start later than normal in the Tahoe area...sometime in July-August rather than the typical May-June time frame. That's because of the wet winter and a snowpack 200 to 300 percent of normal.

Ky Plaskon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Tourism Up In Tahoe Despite Drought

June 15, 2015

Tourism in North Lake Tahoe is rising dramatically even in the drought. Hotel occupancy was up 8 percent last weekend over the same period last year according to the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association.

Environment

Early Ski Resort Closures Impact Tahoe Economy

March 27, 2015 | Ky Plaskon

The early closure of snowless ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area has affected businesses and people... and not in good ways.

Environment

Warm Weather Threatens Way of Life at Lake Tahoe

February 26, 2015

It would not be an odd sight in the spring. But there is something depressing about a closed ski slope in the middle of winter. The trails are bare and grassy. The chairlifts just hang there, waving a little with the breeze.

Dry January For Tahoe

January 20, 2015 | Ky Plaskon

The United States Department of Agriculture says January is shaping up to be another dry month in the Lake Tahoe area and that signals an unprecedented fourth year of drought.

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