The Scorpions headed to Lake Tahoe outdoor concert series

Gold Rush medicine subject of talk

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Bob LaPerriere, a retired medical doctor and historian, will be sharing stories of the woes of immigrants traveling to California for the Gold Rush in a talk on May 8. These adventurers were subjected to numerous devastating diseases at a time when doctors were unable to provide specific treatment and many of the doctors were […]

Douglas County explorers excel at competition

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Douglas County sheriff’s explorers participated earned 15 trophies out of 19 events at the Central Valley Law Enforcement Explorer Competition. They took the overall award, out-preforming the long standing first-place holders Hanford Police Department. They received three first place awards: in building search, team obstacle, and Individual Obstacle.  Fallon Montanucci was awarded a laptop computer […]

Money Matters: If inflation returns, are you ready?

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By Rick Gross Inflation is the normal state of affairs in the U.S. economy. Most economists consider an annual increase in the cost-of-living of 2 or 3 percent per year to be a manageable level of inflation. This increase usually is a good trend because it is an indication of a growing economy.   While […]

Permanently escaping the Bay Area for Tahoe-Truckee

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By Michelle Robertson, San Francisco Chronicle   “Every day I wake up here is a vacation,” says 46-year-old Ricardo Garcia. He and his wife moved to Truckee in 2005, after years of hopping around San Francisco’s neighborhoods in an effort to make the city feel like “home.” The endeavor was complicated by an expensive real estate […]

Tahoe Tails — Adoptable Pets in South Lake Tahoe

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Gypsy is an 18-month-old golden retriever/German shepherd mix. She came to the shelter when her owners had to move. Gypsy likes other dogs and didn’t chase the cat that she met at the shelter. She needs a home without children under 12. Gypsy is spayed, microchipped, tested for heart worm, and vaccinated. She is at […]

Kids’ fitness is improving, but not to parents’ level

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By Grant Tomkinson and Justin J. Lang Physical fitness is important for success in sports and athletics, but it is also important for good health. If you are generally fit, you probably have a strong heart, brain, muscles and bones, all of which help you to exercise and improve your chances of living a long, […]