Lake Tahoe Humane Society Chief Fired; Police Involved

[Kathryn Reed, Lake Tahoe News]

Lake Tahoe Humane Society’s fired executive director is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the organization and spending the bulk of the money at a Stateline casino.

Niki Congero was suspended by the three-member board of directors on March 14, with termination coming on March 31.

The board has gone to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department with documents showing that Congero withdrew money on a regular basis using the agency’s ATM card at Dotty’s Casino in Stateline, sometimes multiple times in a day and for as much as $1,000 at a time...



Tahoe Rim Trail Association Launches New Website

[J.P. Kelsey, Tahoe Daily Tribune]

We now live in an age where if you want to get outdoors, sometimes you have to go online. With that concept in mind, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association recently launched its new, refreshed website.

Just in time for the upcoming trail season, the site officially went live Wednesday, April 12, and offers a wide-range of information and features that aim to enhance users' overall trail experience.

"The goal of the new website is to provide Tahoe Rim Trail visitors a streamlined user-friendly experience that incorporates its new branding and contains improved navigation and functionality throughout,"TRTA stated in a press release...




Highway 50, Forni Road-Placerville Drive Off-Ramp to Close

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 21, 2017 / comments


The Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit from eastbound US 50 will be closed Sunday, April 23rd through Thursday, April 27th, 9 p.m. - 6 a.m. for the Missouri Flat Bike Path Phase 1B-2 Project.

The Project is located along U.S. Highway 50 at Missouri Flat Road and Forni Road, near Placerville in County of El Dorado. The Work to be done is shown on the Plans, and generally consists of, but is not limited to:

Man who Presented Forged Documents to Judges Draws 12-year Prison Sentence

[CATHY LOCKE, Sacramento Bee]

A man involved in a family law case in El Dorado County has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison after pleading no contest to three counts of presenting false evidence to a judge.

Michael Wilson, 39, forged a total of nine documents and submitted them eleven times over the span of a year and a half, according to an El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office news release. Judges, prosecutors and investigators relied on the fake information in making decisions regarding civil and criminal charges.

“Fortunately, the documents were proven to be false before any negative consequences resulted from their admission,”...



Mike Rowe Offers Refreshingly Different Perspective On United Airlines Incident

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 21, 2017 / comments


On  Monday, Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" answered a fan question on Facebook. The question was about the United Airlines incident:

Donna Johnson writes...

“I assume you’ve seen the United video. Were you as disturbed as I was? How can a company treat their customers like that and remain in business? I know you fly all the time – what would do if you were the CEO?”

Rowe began his answer:

Hi Donna