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Tahoe-Truckee school district to address ‘unprecedented number of snow days’

January 21, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — On Friday, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District sent out a letter to parents seeking feedback on what officials are calling an “unprecedented number of snow days we have experienced this early into the winter season.” The letter proposes a number of changes […]

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Lake Tahoe weather: Avalanche alerts issued for Crystal Bay, Alpine Meadows residents

January 21, 2017 — UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Saturday: An avalanche warning has been issued for the Third Creek area of Incline Village, as well as Crystal Bay, according to a 2:51 p.m. Saturday news release from the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District. “The weather forecast for the next […]

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Where are they now? Four powder pioneers who helped put snowboarding on the map at Lake Tahoe

January 21, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE — These days, snowboarding is commonplace at “ski” resorts across the United States. But a few decades ago, the world of skiing was taken back by this newfangled approach to the slopes, and many scoffed at the sport of snowboarding and the younger folks […]

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Wine ink: Epicurean Tampa — wine, steak and refuge

January 21, 2017 — When you think of a wine destination, places like Burgundy or the Barossa Valley come to mind. But for the wine cognoscenti, there is a place in Central Florida that is a must-visit on the wine road. “What?” you ask. “Florida? Does Disney have a […]

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Healthy Now in Truckee: Broccoli, mushroom and egg white frittata

January 21, 2017 — Consider these words from British biophysicist Sir John Randall (1906-1984): “An egg is a chemical process, but it is not a mere chemical process. It is one that is going places — even when, in our world of chance and contingency, it ends up in […]

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Jim Porter: More new California laws for 2017 (opinion)

January 21, 2017 — Here is another handful of the 898 new laws passed for 2017 in California. If you missed last week’s breakdown, just click here. I promise I won’t write about all of them. Ballot Selfies: In my mind, one of the more stupid things a voter […]

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Douglas Harrison

January 20, 2017 — Our family has lost a loving and colorful spirit, Douglas Harrison, who died December 30; was 66. Doug had a special love for everything old: Harley and Indian motorcycles, old timey country music, Nevada’s wild horses and his military service. Our family came to Truckee […]

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Tahoe skiing: Tips for parents to keep the kids comfy on the slopes

January 20, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE — A day on the mountain instantly sparks excitement. Your wheels are turning, planning the day to come. Everybody has their rituals following seasons of tradition: lock in the perfect parking spot, meet at the predetermined location for a cup of coffee, and make […]

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Shirley Houghton Allen

January 20, 2017 — April 17, 1923 ~ December 27, 2016 Shirley Houghton Allen passed away peacefully in Carmel Valley on December 27th, 2016, shortly after having her family visiting for Christmas. Born in Porterville, California, on April 17, 1923, to Earle and Louise Houghton, Shirley’s early years were […]

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Truckee Police Logs: Angry man hurls cup at bank teller

January 20, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s press log for Jan. 3-8. The press log is published online by the TPD; in cases where no location is reported, it’s due to none being provided by the department, per the logs […]

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Opinion: January 20, 2017 – Dear Donald Trump

January 20, 2017 — Editor’s note: Truckee resident Gail Griesmer submitted the following letter as a poem; it’s represented below as such. On this day of your inauguration I cannot protest against The off-the-cuff comments You have made, or tweeted Really, my friend This isn’t a high school history […]

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Incline Village real estate: Buyers need to ask about pocket listings

January 20, 2017 — Winter season at Lake Tahoe brings mountains covered with snow for the skiers and snowboarders, traffic jams for weekend visitors and a much lower inventory of properties for sale than at any other time of the year. In winter many properties that have been on […]

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IVGID GM’s Corner: Operating the district during winter storms (opinion)

January 20, 2017 — What drought? I’m sure that is what a lot of you were thinking about a week ago when you were attempting to remove four feet of snow from your driveway! While we’ve all been praying for snow, I for one did not ask for it […]

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Incline Village vet hospital to offer free Laser Treatment Day

January 20, 2017 — Incline Veterinary Hospital is excited to introduce the addition of therapeutic laser treatments for our furry patients. Low Level Laser Therapy — commonly known as LLLT, cold laser or photobiostimulation — is a form of therapy that involves the application of specific wavelengths of light […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: The power of the lighted candle

January 20, 2017 — In came the Pineapple Express, and out went the power. I felt like a refugee in my own home, warming my hands over the slender flame of a lighted candle, as my heart went out to the real refugees. Will I forget them when the […]

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Glass Half Full: Storms bring about unique experiences

January 20, 2017 — In the wake of a truly spectacular storm, with the very real possibility of significant amounts of additional snow in the forecast, I have three distinct reflections to share: 1. We live in a place of extraordinary beauty One where nature is in charge, not […]

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Town of Truckee’s free holiday shuttle was a hit … sort of

January 20, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — The numbers are in, and they do not lie — Truckee’s first-ever week-long holiday shuttle service was popular, but only in certain areas, during certain times of the week. “It is a little disheartening to see low or no ridership during the […]

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Lake Tahoe weather: Schools closed; 6 more feet of snow forecast

January 20, 2017 — EDITOR’S NOTE: Click here for weather-related updates on Saturday, Jan. 21. TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Schools across the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District are closed Friday, according to the district, as the next wave of winter weather begins to pound the Sierra with heavy snow. In Incline Village, […]

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Town of Truckee to host affordable housing workshop

January 19, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Just as Town Manager Tony Lashbrook promised in his retirement announcement, Truckee is launching a series of workshops to get the community involved in its efforts to find solutions to the regional housing crisis. The first workshop will be hosted by town […]

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Sierra Watch files second lawsuit against Squaw Valley redevelopment

January 19, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The environmental group behind the campaign to “Keep Squaw True,” Sierra Watch, has filed a second legal claim in an effort to stop the Village at Squaw Valley redevelopment. “State law requires that big decisions about development in special places like […]

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