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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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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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Big Brothers Big Sisters eyes Tahoe-Truckee growth for 2017

January 18, 2017 — This January, our country celebrates the 15th annual National Mentoring Month. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe’s aim for the new year is to expand quality mentoring programs to connect our community’s young people with caring adults. According to Big […]

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Principal’s Corner: North Tahoe High – academic rigor for everyone

January 18, 2017 — North Tahoe High School is an award-winning high school with course offerings competitive with some of the largest high schools in the state. Our unique combination of extensive educational opportunities, academic challenge, and a supportive environment, is a big part of what makes North Tahoe […]

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Truckee High Model UN team preps for next chapter

January 12, 2017 — Excited by their success at their first conference at UCLA, Truckee High School’s Model United Nations club is preparing for its next chapter. Model United Nations, known as MUN, is a program through which students can learn communication and diplomacy by roleplaying as different members […]

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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Read up on these books about snow!

January 12, 2017 — It’s a topic that continues to fascinate us. And right now we’re in the middle of it! Some of us love it! Some not so much! But however you feel about the SNOW, it’s here now. Many children’s books have been written with snow in […]

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Tahoe-Truckee education: Avoiding winter meltdowns with children

January 12, 2017 — Winter in the Sierra! Meltdowns are part of the scene — if the meltdown involves ice on your driveway, that’s a good thing. But if the meltdown involves a toddler or preschooler trapped indoors after days of stormy weather, it is not so great. Meltdowns […]

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Black Lives Matter focus of free presentation in Truckee on Jan. 20

January 9, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Outstanding professors inspire interesting conversations during Sierra College Insights, a speaker series offered at no cost to the community on select Friday evenings throughout fall and spring semesters. Dr. Justin Gifford, an associate professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, […]

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Glass Half Full: Setting goals, not resolutions, for 2017

January 8, 2017 — Out with the old; in with the new, right? As if such a thing were entirely possible, we embark each January with a sense of a brand new journey ahead of us. Perhaps that is possible, insofar as we are willing and able to take […]

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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Start the new year off right at the local library

January 4, 2017 — Well, hellllloooo 2017! I’m feelin’ good vibes about this year! There are a lot of changes going on — and coming up — throughout North Lake Tahoe Libraryland. The Truckee library will have a new branch manager soon. The Incline Village library has new open […]

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Seventh-graders donate medieval exhibits to KidZone

January 4, 2017 — The Fairy tale-themed play area at KidZone is composed of a theater, multi-level castle, play market and explorer ship. Evoking scenes from famous whimsical stories, children are encouraged to learn through creative play and discovery. As with all exhibits at KidZone, the museum relies heavily […]

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Discovery Breakfast raises funds for Truckee’s KidZone

January 4, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The holiday season is the time of giving for our local nonprofits, and the KidZone Museum’s annual Discovery Breakfast fundraiser on December 8 at the Resort at Squaw Creek was celebrated as a successful fundraiser. The event started with a multi-year […]

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Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation donates $340K in grants

January 4, 2017 — Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation recently has awarded more than $340,000 in grants and scholarships for 2017, providing support to 33 Tahoe-Truckee area nonprofit organizations, programs, local students and community events. The Foundation’s contributions through its annual grant cycle exemplify the nonprofit’s commitment to improving the quality of life in the Tahoe-Truckee community, with […]

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TTUSD ‘State of the District’ address set for Jan. 11

January 3, 2017 — The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District is kicking off 2017 with a “State of the District” event for the community on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The theme for the event and the 2016-2017 school year is “Celebrating What’s Right with this World and Tahoe Truckee.” The […]

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Tension over physical education program funding reveals larger problems at Incline Elementary School

December 29, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Kristine moved to the lake for the same reasons many people do. She and her husband saw Tahoe as a much-needed reprieve from the hustle-and-bustle of life in Southern California. They wanted to raise their children in a community where they […]

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Tahoe-Truckee Skiing for Schools tickets still available

December 28, 2016 — Skiers and snowboarders can pre-purchase reduced rate lift tickets valid at many North Lake Tahoe ski resorts through the Excellence in Education Skiing for Schools program. Tickets are on sale now. Ticket purchasers are no longer limited to one day or a specific week of […]

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Give Back Tahoe: TTCF moving fearlessly into the new year

December 27, 2016 — Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) was established in 1998 when William Hewlett challenged our region to match a million dollar donation to start a community foundation. Local attorney Jim Porter accepted the challenge by phone before promptly setting out to discover what exactly a community […]

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Give Back Tahoe Giving Guide: 5 days left to give!

December 27, 2016 — The North Tahoe – Truckee region is celebrating its third annual Give Back Tahoe Giving Guide, and there are only five days left to give! With 62 participating local nonprofits, the Giving Guide is an opportunity to invest in a region that inspires all who […]

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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: How do you ring in the new year?

December 27, 2016 — Celebrations abound on New Year’s Eve. We pop champagne, revel in fireworks, watch the ball drop at Times Square, and make resolutions for the upcoming year. Other countries have their own unique rituals. For example: Spain: The Spanish ritual on New Year’s Eve is to […]

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Truckee High female students participate in Girls Who Code

December 27, 2016 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — The subtle clicking of keyboards settles all around us. We’re focused, impassioned, driven. Victorious shouts punctuate the air when one of us codes something correctly, figures out the puzzle, or thinks outside of the box to find a solution. Tamara Chisholm, fondly […]

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