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2011-08-17 06:07:00

Callers to 1-800-NO-BUTTS Can Receive a Free 2-Week Starter Kit SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For a limited time, the California Smokers' Helpline is sending free nicotine patches to callers from 34 counties in California. Eligible tobacco users who call 1-800-NO-BUTTS and enroll in the free telephone-based quitting program will receive a free two-week starter kit of patches, while supplies last. Smokers from the following counties are eligible: Alpine, Amador,...

2011-03-22 23:08:12

University of Nevada, Reno, researcher and team complete year-long study In a lakewide study, a team of scientists lead by University of Nevada, Reno limnologist Sudeep Chandra has found a considerable decline in native fish species density at Lake Tahoe since 1951. In their final report, they are recommending establishing and implementing a management plan to protect the nearshore zone habitat, which is critical to native fish. "The numbers are alarming, and likely caused by multiple...

2011-02-12 05:00:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Floridians witnessed history today as snow finally fell in the Sunshine State at downtown West Palm Beach's Waterfront Commons for the snowboard competition Red Bull Butter Cup. The scenery was full of palm trees, yachts, and a snow covered ramp with local boarders busting out their best tricks. In its third year, this is the first time the Red Bull Butter Cup series has ever been held in the state of Florida. While the powder may not...

2011-01-27 07:05:00

TRUCKEE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, The Ritz-Carlton welcomes guests to experience the luxury of its North Lake Tahoe hotel - and discover all this four-season destination has to offer. Located mid-mountain at the Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort, this distinctive mountain retreat boasts sweeping views, impeccable service and convenient access to a vast array of amenities and activities guests can enjoy both seasonally - and...

2010-09-23 07:00:00

LAKE TAHOE, Nev., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Ski Lake Tahoe, in conjunction with One to One Travel, a digital marketing practice of One to One Interactive focused on the travel and leisure industry, is excited to unveil the new SkiLakeTahoe.com. One to One Travel brings their extensive experience in user experience and social integration to the new website, giving skiers and riders an in-depth, visual and social glimpse at what Lake Tahoe has to offer. The new website design and...

2010-07-30 16:16:13

A borrowed boat, a small mountain lake and the inaugural run of a half-a-million dollar state-of-the-art multi-beam sonar system made history this month with the successful high-definition mapping of the bottom of Fallen Leaf Lake, a tributary lake just upstream from Lake Tahoe. "The clarity of the images we produced is unmatched in detail," said University of Nevada, Reno Seismology Lab Director Graham Kent and co-lead investigator of the project. "We can clearly see 1,000-year-old trees...

2010-06-29 11:10:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A settlement with El Dorado County, Calif., will ensure the beginning of the cleanup, at an estimated cost of approximately $7 million, of the Meyers Landfill Site, located outside of the city of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., the Justice Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service announced today. The agreement, lodged in U.S. District Court in Sacramento, resolves certain federal claims against El Dorado County for clean up of...

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2010-06-23 07:33:59

Work to augment efforts to clean and protect lake and drinking water from harmful algae blooms A team of scientists from the University of Nevada, Reno, DRI, Arizona State University and University of California, Davis has returned from a two-week expedition to Guatemala's tropical high-mountain Lake Atitlan, where they are working to find solutions to the algae blooms that have assailed the ecosystem and the drinking water source for local residents. The lake's water is contaminated with...

2010-05-14 13:57:00

OXFORD, Ohio, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study by scientists and colleagues of Miami University's Global Change Limnology Laboratory has demonstrated that maintaining high ultraviolet (UV) transparency in Lake Tahoe may be the key to reducing invasion of warm-water fish, such as bluegill, that threaten the native fish species in the lake. The study, led by Andrew Tucker, doctoral student in zoology at Miami, is published in the March issue of the journal Ecology. (Logo:...

2010-05-14 07:00:00

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In an exercise of its governmental authority, commencing June 1, 2010, the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians will assume control and responsibility for its own health and human services program. The federally and state funded program, known as Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families ("Tribal TANF") assists Native American families in need by providing services such as job readiness, education and training. The services will be...


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