Lake Tahoe News

Elevator Company Wants Judge to Reconsider $2M Nevada Jury Verdict

An elevator company is asking a judge to reconsider a jury’s $2 million award to a California man who claimed in a lawsuit he was injured by a sudden drop in a Lake Tahoe casino elevator. Schindler Elevator Co. filed …

Cameras Trained on Mountains around Lake Tahoe Help Wildfire Battle

A growing network of cameras trained on the mountains around Lake Tahoe is changing the way crews fight Western wildfires by allowing early detection that triggers quicker, cheaper, more tactical suppression than traditional war-like operations, experts said this week. The …

Uber Eyes Both Nevada and California Sides of Lake Tahoe Before 2016

Uber plans to bring ridesharing to either side of Lake Tahoe before the end of the year. A recent agreement with Nevada allowed the company to launch simultaneously on the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe, the Reno Gazette-Journal …

Boating, Rafting Operators at Tahoe Put out by Drought

After first putting a damper on skiing and snowboarding in the winter, the drought now is taking a toll on boating and rafting around Lake Tahoe. Larry Boerner, owner of the paddlewheeler Tahoe Gal, said he can offer sightseeing cruises …

Sierra Nevada Ski Resort Employee Dies After Avalanche

A member of a Sierra Nevada ski resort’s patrol team who was injured after being caught in an avalanche has died. Alpine Meadows said in a statement that 53-year-old Bill Foster died at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev., …

New Earthquake Faults Uncovered West Of Lake Tahoe

Scientists studying earthquake faults in the mountains west of Lake Tahoe say new, high-resolution imaging technology has helped uncover more substantial seismic hazards than previously thought to exist there. The steep, fault-formed range west of the lake could generate relatively …

Resort Firm Faces Second Lawsuit Over Ski Accidents

Two skiers injured in separate collisions with snowboarders have filed lawsuits against a Lake Tahoe, Nev. resort claiming it was part of a pattern of accidents caused by seasonal employees from abroad with little training and no insurance. The latest …