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Truckee’s Reid Cox wins $50,000 AARP Purpose Prize for he and his wife’s company iFoster

November 19, 2017 — Each year the AARP names five winners, age 50 and over, for the association's $50,000 Purpose Prize recognizing outstanding work in projects that give back to the community. This year, Truckee's Reid Cox was recognized for his work in creating an online community for foster

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Couple turns a vision into reality in Truckee

November 17, 2017 — A married duo of dreamers has taken their natural abilities in storytelling to create an agency designed to help people turn their own business visions into digital reality. Three weeks after signing a new office space lease, Laura Lawson Visconti and her husband Nick Visconti

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Martis Valley West battle heats up

November 17, 2017 — A court battle looms for the controversial Martis Valley West housing development in the Truckee-Tahoe area. On Dec. 14, the Mountain Area Preservation, Sierra Watch, and League to Save Lake Tahoe will all challenge the approval of the Martis Valley West housing development by the

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Weatherize or winterize your home

November 16, 2017 — It's no secret, winter in North Lake Tahoe can be challenging. Luckily, with proper knowledge of your home and community resources you'll be prepared to handle whatever Mother Nature delivers this year. "It all goes back to the facts of mountain living, we live in

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Tahoe Forest Hospital recognized for excellence

November 15, 2017 — The Tahoe Forest Hospital has been recognized for performance excellence in three categories by The Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC). CALNOC Performance Excellence Awards recognize top performers in hospital safety. Tahoe Forest was recognized for best performance in preventing moderate and injury falls, best

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Power outages strike Kings Beach

November 15, 2017 — Kings Beach has suffered from a few power outages, of late. Liberty Utilities' customers in the Kings Beach area experienced outages starting on Thursday, Nov. 9 through Saturday, Nov. 11, due to NV Energy's equipment failure in the Incline Village area. Liberty was, and is,

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Incline Village e-waste recycling hours updated

November 15, 2017 — The Incline Village General Improvement District would like to remind Incline Village residents of household hazardous waste and e-waste recycling winter hours. Residents may dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste (e-waste), at the Waste NOT HHW & E-Waste Drop-off Center located at

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Placer turns to public for spending ideas

November 15, 2017 — North Lake Tahoe can expect to see an influx of capital improvement spending down the line, but Placer County officials wanted the public to weigh in with their thoughts before allocating money for the projects. As a result, the Placer County Board of Supervisors and

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Nonprofit hosts retreat for families of veterans

November 14, 2017 — Two active duty veteran Navy families celebrated an adventure weekend retreat on Oct. 20-23 in Lake Tahoe, courtesy of Patriot List and Move Mountains. Patriot List is a Carson City nonprofit, focused on helping military families team up with Move Mountains of Incline Village to

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$10 million more for Medicaid eligibility contract

November 14, 2017 — The Board of Examiners voted Tuesday, Nov. 14, to add another $10 million to the contract to develop and implement the Health Care Reform Eligibility Engine. Steve Fisher, head of the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, told the board this is the final phase

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$10M added for Medicaid eligibility contract

November 14, 2017 — The Board of Examiners voted Tuesday, Nov. 14, to add another $10 million to the contract to develop and implement the Health Care Reform Eligibility Engine. Steve Fisher, head of the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, told the board this is the final phase

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Photographer brings ‘Lakes of Desolation’ exhibit to South Lake Tahoe

November 13, 2017 — Photographer Mike Mullen knows alpine lakes. Over the past four years, Mullen has trekked through Desolation Wilderness and Yosemite National Park endeavoring to photograph all the named lakes in the protected lands. The North Lake Tahoe native took 24 hiking and backpacking trips into Desolation

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Sierra Roadwork Schedule, Nov. 12-18, 2017

November 13, 2017 — LONG-TERM PROJECTS Interstate 80 (Placer County) from Long Ravine underpass to .2 miles east of Magra Road overcrossing: Roadwork continues for a $50.6 million project to construct 3 miles of additional truck climbing lane and other improvements to primarily eastbound I-80 east of Colfax, including

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Highway 50 fully reopens at Bridal Veil Falls

November 12, 2017 — Nearly nine months after a partial collapse, all lanes of Highway 50 are open near Bridal Veil Falls, Caltrans announced Thursday, Nov. 9. The section of U.S. 50, about seven miles east of Pollock Pines in El Dorado County, was damaged in February amid winter

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Update: Power restored to Kings Beach Friday morning

November 10, 2017 — Residents in Kings Beach had their power restored early Friday morning, Nov. 10. The outage ended at 12:15 a.m., and 1,591 Liberty Utilities customers in Kings Beach were impacted, according to Kathy Carter, Communications Strategist for Tri Sage Consulting. “We are taking power off of

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Placer County offers redevelopment for Tahoe City firehouse

November 10, 2017 — Placer County is offering a rare opportunity to the Tahoe community to redevelop the Tahoe City firehouse properties. The county has released a request for information document inviting experienced, mixed-use development firms and other interested parties to submit letters of interest for the Tahoe City

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Placer to begin processing more Tahoe planning permits

November 10, 2017 — The errand list for a new deck just got a lot shorter. The days of traveling back and forth from North Shore to South Shore to get a permit from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) are soon over. As of Oct. 25, the TRPA

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TART is looking for drivers this winter season

November 8, 2017 — Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) is looking for bus drivers to help with expanding bus routes this winter season. Last winter season, due to a shortage on bus drivers, TART was unable to provide all of their expanded winter routes for the remaining three

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Coalition focuses on transportation issues

November 8, 2017 — Northern Nevada's commercial development interests are getting proactive about transportation issues that can impact their work. The result is the Transportation Planning Coalition, a 20-person group of private industry and public transportation officials whose aim is to communicate ahead of, instead of in hindsight to,

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$35 million Truckee CHP Project takes shape

November 8, 2017 — A $35 million California Highway Patrol (CHP) Facility in Truckee is taking shape in the east end of Pioneer Trail Road. The facility, which is being built by Otto Construction of Sacramento on about 5.4 acres, will replace the existing CHP office in Truckee. The

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