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Tahoe Summit will bring leaders together

LAKE TAHOE — U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) is hosting the 19th annual Lake Tahoe Summit on Monday, Aug. 24, at the Round Hill Pines Beach Resort in Zephyr Cove. The theme of this year’s Lake Tahoe Summit is “Connecting Lake Tahoe’s Environment and Economy through Innovation and Transportation.” The keynote speaker is Chris Bently, chief […]

TRPA approves Tahoe Valley Area Plan

LAKE TAHOE — The Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency recently unanimously approved the Tahoe Valley Area Plan the city of South Lake Tahoe created to guide community revitalization and environmental restoration in a district centered around the “Y” intersection of Highways 89 and 50. Area plans are comprehensive land use and zoning documents. They […]

TRPA, partners urge Congress to adopt restoration legislation

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. — Tahoe Regional Planning Agency officials have voiced their strong support for legislation to reauthorize the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act that was recently introduced in Congress by Tahoe’s Senate delegation. Sponsored by U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) along with Harry Reid (D-Nevada), Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Barbara Boxer (D-California), the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act would authorize up […]

Tahoe boat inspection stations opening

LAKE TAHOE — Roadside stations for inspections and decontaminations of motorized boats and watercraft are officially opening for the 2015 boating season. Locations, hours of operation and opening dates are as follows. Opening Thursday, May 1, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week: • Meyers: at the junction of Highway 50 and Highway 89 • Spooner […]

Lake Tahoe Plan wins national excellence award

LAKE TAHOE, STATELINE, NEV. — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Lake Tahoe Sustainability Action Plan is being recognized this month with a National Planning Achievement Award for Environmental Planning from the American Planning Association. The Sustainability Action Plan is one of 12 plans nationwide that will be recognized with planning excellence awards during the American […]

2014 Lake Tahoe water clarity best in a decade

Clarity levels at Lake Tahoe in 2014 showed the biggest improvements in more than a decade, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, who have studied the lake for the last half century. The improvements are in part due to continuous work from the Lake Tahoe community to lower pollutants to the lake. […]

TRPA approves Heavenly Epic Discovery Project

LAKE TAHOE, STATELINE, NEV. — The Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency on March 26 unanimously approved Heavenly Mountain Resort’s proposed Epic Discovery Project to allow new year-round outdoor recreational opportunities on already developed portions of the ski area on U.S. Forest Service land. If also approved by two other agencies with jurisdiction, […]

Grant awarded for Tahoe-Truckee Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan

Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nev. — The California Energy Commission has approved a $200,000 grant for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to create a Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan for the Tahoe-Truckee Region. The plan will assess current conditions and charging locations and identify public and private locations where additional charging stations would best serve the […]

Best in Basin nominations accepted through March 31

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is accepting project nominations for its 2014 Best in the Basin awards program through Tuesday, March 31. The Best in the Basin awards program is in its 25th year. It was created to recognize projects that demonstrate exceptional planning and design and compatibility with the environment and TRPA guidelines. The program […]

TRPA accepting Lake Spirit Award nominations

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is accepting nominations for Lake Spirit Awards to honor real people making real progress protecting Lake Tahoe. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate exemplary members of the community who are going above and beyond the call of duty to protect the beauty and clarity of the Lake. Because […]

Arrive at Lake Tahoe clean, drained and dry

LAKE TAHOE — The July 4th holiday and fireworks celebrations always bring a welcomed influx of boaters to the Lake Tahoe Basin. With sunny skies and warm temperatures predicted for the 4th of July holiday week, boaters are urged to clean, drain and dry their boats before arriving at the roadside inspection stations in Tahoe to avoid […]

Tahoe updates watercraft inspection

LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Governing Board approved an annual update to the Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspection Program during its January meeting. The approval keeps nearly all boater fees the same and improves efficiency of service at watercraft inspection stations around the Basin in an effort to keep the $1.4 million inspection […]

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