Latest South Lake Tahoe News

Lessons learned from the fire that almost destroyed Tahoe

Nov. 28, 2021 04:11 AM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The devastation starts on the western slope. Many of the cabins that once lined the highway between here and Sacramento are now gone. Instead, brick and stone chimneys stand sentinel, visible through blackened toothpick trees that dot the mountainsides. Gray...

Up to 9 inches of snow in parts of Sierra, heavy Tahoe rain

Nov. 09, 2021 13:40 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fast-moving storm packing winds gusting up to 70 mph (112 kph) dumped more than a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on parts of the Sierra and more than an inch (2.6 cm) of rain at Lake Tahoe before starting to move out of the region early Tuesday. ...

Fire that threatened Lake Tahoe region is now 100% contained

Oct. 21, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said. The fire, which scorched more than 346 square miles (896 square kilometers) of the Sierra...

Pot dispensary sues South Lake Tahoe over license revocation

Oct. 19, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A marijuana dispensary is suing the city of South Lake Tahoe, California, after the city council revoked its cannabis and businesses licenses for failing to open on time — a delay the business blames on the COVID-19 pandemic. Perfect Union SLT was...

South Tahoe councilman arrested for DUI denies having meth

Oct. 07, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A South Lake Tahoe city council member arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of controlled substances denies he had any cocaine or methamphetamine. California Highway Patrol troopers arrested Councilman Cody...

Art helping shine spotlight on Lake Tahoe trash problem

Sep. 18, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — One local organization is using art to shine a spotlight on the trash problem plaguing the Lake Tahoe Basin. While trash of all sorts is an issue for the basin, one item that continues to leave its traces each year is the plastic sled....

Hot, dry air, possible lightning raise California fire worry

Sep. 09, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The interior of California was very hot and dry Wednesday and the forecast called for a risk of fire-starting dry lightning as thousands of firefighters already have their hands full with wildland blazes that have been burning for weeks. ...

Man found dead in Lake Tahoe; likely unrelated to wildfire

Sep. 07, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a man found face down in Lake Tahoe about 50 feet from the shoreline. South Lake Tahoe police said Tuesday the incident appears to be unrelated to the Caldor wildfire burning south of...

Official: Wildfire near Lake Tahoe largely kept from towns

Sep. 07, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The huge wildfire near the Lake Tahoe resort region was about half contained Tuesday, with the head of California's firefighting agency saying crews largely have been able to keep flames away from populated areas. “We've been able to...

Lake Tahoe residents relieved homes spared from wildfire

Sep. 06, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Connor Jones sunbathed with his dog on the otherwise empty beach at Ski Run Marina on Monday, as residents trickling back into town filled up their cars at a gas station behind him and employees of a water sports rental company docked jet skis and boats they...