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In our News section you’ll find the facts on everything from politics to the environment to local business. We’re your Tahoe newspaper, delivering stories you can trust.

Untangling Your Hospital Bill

Hospital bills got you confused? Tahoe Forest Health System recently rolled out a new customer service program designed to walk anyone with a phone through the hospital’s billing practices and other issues. We sat down with district CEO Harry Weiss and CFO Crystal Betts to shine a light on the incredibly complicated topic of healthcare finance.

We’re Heating Up, People

While wildfire season, occasional drought, and excess moisture are normal in an ecosystem, these two locals have seen huge changes in the characteristics of wildfires, the length of the droughts, and the rising temperatures affecting the Basin.

On the Front Lines of Climate Change

The region is one of many on the front lines of climate change, and we are already seeing the effects — increased wildfire danger, a disappearing snowpack, and the ever-present threat of both drought and flood.

How Much Snow Your Roof Can Handle; Wage Stagnation; and Why...

You Asked. They Answered. The answers to questions burning in the minds of our readers.

News Briefs | March 14 – April 10, 2019

Short-term rental rundown released; Bridge Street to see traffic improvements; special senate election approaches; February officially snowiest month in Tahoe ski resort history; and more

The Bigler Blunder

Calling the most gorgeous and iconic alpine lake in the world “Bigler” has to rank with political bumbling worthy of the current administration. How did it happen? Who should be blamed?

Real Battle on Climate Change in the Region

Sierra Business Council develops innovative projects, legislation, and solutions in order to fight climate change in the Sierra Nevada Region.

Business Briefs | March 14 – April 10, 2019

Truckee’s Treat Box and JoAnne’s Stained Glass closing; new lifts coming to Squaw Alpine; Tahoe City comfort food restaurant opens; physical therapy business opens near airport

Trouble in ADU Territory

How hard can it be to create little accessory dwelling units? Apparently very, very hard.

Green Living Initiatives in Real Estate

Two opportunities to live green.