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Corcoran Global Living sets highest price record on Incline Village Estate

Corcoran Global Living’s Tracey Allyn Cutler recently closed the firm’s highest property sale to date, and the highest property sale in all of Lake Tahoe (both California and Nevada sides) for all of 2021. Located at 859 Lakeshore in Incline Village, the residence sold for $47.5 million. The luxurious estate sits on a 1.2-acre lot with 150 feet of Lake Tahoe frontage.

While the home boasts four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, the nearly 12,000 square feet of palatial living space has so much more, including lake views from almost every room. Designed for entertaining, its open concept, numerous elegant appointments and classic design are ideal.

The private, heated driveway is lined with stately mature pine trees. The grand entry opens into a great room with a 35-foot beamed ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows that capture the Spirit of Lake Tahoe, and an included concert grand piano to take advantage of the extraordinary acoustics, perfect for chamber concerts.

The list goes on. The gourmet kitchen complete with an outdoor dining patio, the home theater with a full wall-sized screen and eight reclining leather seats, the fully-equipped exercise room, a library with rolling ladder, a 1200-bottle custom wine cellar, a full bar, elevator, eight-car garage, a main suite with fireplace, steam shower, a lake-view seating area, a veritable spa en suite and massive walk-in closet, perennial gardens, and a shared pier with boatlift and catwalk, Cobalt boat included, all contribute to the gracious living offered here. A live year-round stream crosses the property and provides the backdrop of the proverbial babbling brook.

“The estate, aptly named Spirit of the Lake, captures the magical and unique atmosphere of Lake Tahoe. Surrounded by crystal blue water and majestic mountains, this home is the epitome of modern luxury. Every detail and amenity were carefully chosen to create a timeless and aesthetically stunning setting,” commented Tracey Allyn Cutler, listing agent for the property. “Imagine your home feeling like a permanent vacation. With the endless lake activities, state of the art home theater, personal gym, 8-car garage and exquisite views from every room in the house, the lucky new owners will certainly find much to enjoy and appreciate!” She may be reached at 702-884-8020.

Corcoran Global Living was founded in February 2020 with 450 agents and 13 offices. In less than two years, the firm has grown to more than 2,700 agents and 66 offices, and it is poised to continue on this impressive expansion trajectory.

Source: Corcoran Global Living

“The estate, aptly named Spirit of the Lake, captures the magical and unique atmosphere of Lake Tahoe,” commented Tracey Allyn Cutler, listing agent for the property.
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Truckee Sanitary District receives award

 

The Truckee Sanitary District is proud to announce that it has received the 2021 WEFTEC Operator Ingenuity Award from the Water Environment Federation. The award recognizes Truckee Sanitary District for developing a novel product to reduce infiltration and inflow in the sewer collection system thus preventing spills, backups, regulatory fines, and worker injuries. The product was developed in-house by Truckee Sanitary District employees looking for better solution to the problem of storm water overloading the collection system during large rain events.

According to Truckee Sanitary District General Manager Blake Tresan, “Our operators came up with an ingenious idea of repurposing an existing plumbing product used for the water industry to effectively seal sewer manholes.” Truckee Sanitary District then reached out to the manufacturer of the plumbing product, Oatey Co., through their website to let them know of the market potential of this repurposed product for the sewer industry. Tresan was impressed, “Oatey responded immediately and worked with TSD to refine the product.”

Truckee Sanitary District and Oatey have now filed a patent on the product and entered into a royalty agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Truckee Sanitary District will receive unlimited product for its own use plus a percentage of gross sales over a five-year period. The product, called Hercules MH Shutout, is expected to become commercially available in February of 2022. In the meantime, Truckee Sanitary District staff plan to present their findings at local, state, and national wastewater conferences.

Although no royalties have been received to date, the Truckee Sanitary District Board took action at their November 2021 meeting directing staff to utilize any proceeds from the royalty agreement to support continued innovation as well as towards community outreach and educational activities, including the annual Truckee Sanitary District Environmental Leadership Scholarship for Truckee area high school graduates.

Source: Truckee Sanitary District

Truckee Sanitary District O&M Supervisor Matt Ruge applying novel product on a manhole.
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Dec. 3 update: Nevada County COVID-19 deaths reach 114

Dec. 3

Nevada County recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 9,725. There were 175 active cases, one more than the previous day.

There were 9,436 people released from isolation, and one new death making the total 114 deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirteen people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 48,767,329 total cases, and 783,215 deaths, the CDC stated.


Dec. 2

Nevada County recorded 10 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 9,700. There were 174 active cases, 23 fewer than the previous day.

There were 9,413 people released from isolation, and 113 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirteen people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 48,628,787 total cases, and 781,963 deaths, the CDC stated.

Dec. 1

Nevada County recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 9,693. There were 197 active cases, 47 fewer than the previous day.

There were 9,383 people released from isolation, and 113 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eleven people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 48,497,243 total cases, and 780,131 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 30

Nevada County recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 9,685. There were 244 active cases, 12 more than the previous day.

There were 9,328 people released from isolation, and 113 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 48,377,531 total cases, and 778,489 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 29

Nevada County recorded 98 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, making the new total 9,673. There were 232 active cases, 10 more than the previous Wednesday.

There were 9,328 people released from isolation, and one new death making 113 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 48,160,971 total cases, and 776,703 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 24

Nevada County recorded 17 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, making the new total 9,575.. There were 222 active cases, 10 fewer than the previous day.

There were 9,241 people released from isolation, and three new deaths making 112 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eleven people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 47,916,623 total cases, and 773,779 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 23

Nevada County recorded 20 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, making the new total 9,561. There were 232 active cases, 10 more than the previous day.

There were 9,220 people released from isolation, and 109 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Ten people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 47,813,982 total cases, and 772,180 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 22

Nevada County recorded 83 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, making the new total 9,542. There were 222 active cases, 30 more than the previous Friday.

There were 9,211 people released from isolation, and 109 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nine people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 47,649,156 total cases, and 770,890 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 19

Nevada County recorded 37 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, making the new total 9,460. There were 192 active cases, 8 more than the previous day.

There were 9,159 people released from isolation, and 2 new deaths bringing the total to 109 deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 47,352,367 total cases, and 764,473 deaths, the CDC stated

Nov. 18

Nevada County recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, making the new total 9,424. There were 184 active cases, 14 fewer than the previous day.

There were 9,133 people released from isolation, and 2 new deaths bringing the total to 107 deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eleven people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 47,352,367 total cases, and 764,473 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 17

Nevada County recorded 34 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, making the new total 9,414. There were 198 active cases, one fewer than the previous day.

There were 9,111 people released from isolation, and 105 deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eleven people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 47,244,379 total cases, and 762,994 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 16

Nevada County recorded 47 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, making the new total 9,392. There were 199 active cases, 45 more than the previous day.

There were 9,088 people released from isolation, and 105 deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Ten people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 47,145,861 total cases, and 761,426 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 15

Nevada County recorded 38 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, making the new total 9,347. There were 154 active cases, 15 fewer than the previous Friday.

There were 9,088 people released from isolation, and 105 deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nine people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 46,993,724 total cases, and 760,266 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 12

Nevada County recorded 34 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 9,311. There were 169 active cases, four more than the previous day.

There were 9,037 people released from isolation, and 105 deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19, no change from the day before.

Nationwide, there were 46,783,309 total cases, and 757,663 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 10

Nevada County recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 9,282. There were 165 active cases, 27 fewer than the previous day.

There were 9,012 people released from isolation, and 105 deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19, two fewer than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 46,626,034 total cases, and 755,201 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 9

Nevada County recorded 69 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 9,273. There were 194 active cases, 62 more than the previous day.

There were 8,974 people released from isolation, and 105 deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Fourteen people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19, one fewer than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 46,541,113 total cases, and 753,564 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 8

Nevada County recorded 50 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 9,204. There were 132 active cases, one fewer than the previous day.

There were 8,967 people released from isolation, and 105 deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Fifteen people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19, one more than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 46,405,253 total cases, and 752,196 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 5

Nevada County recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 9,154. There were 133 active cases, three more than the previous day.

There were 8,916 people released from isolation, and 105 deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Fourteen people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19, two more than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 46,268,465 total cases, and 749,876 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 4

Nevada County recorded five new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 9,125. There were 129 active cases, 28 fewer than the previous day.

There were 8,891 people released from isolation, and one new death making the total 105 deaths. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19, two more than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 46,180,190 total cases, and 747,790 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 3

Nevada County recorded 37 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 9,120. There were 157 active cases, four more than the previous day.

There were 8,859 people released from isolation, and 104 deaths. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Ten people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19, two fewer than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 46,100,477 total cases, and 746,705 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 2

Nevada County recorded 1 new COVID-19 case on Tuesday making the new total 9,084. There were 153 active cases, 3 fewer than the previous day.

There were 8,827 people released from isolation, and 104 deaths. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19, one more than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 46,024,349 total cases, and 745,274 deaths, the CDC stated.

Nov. 1

Nevada County recorded 82 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 9,089. There were 156 active cases, 37 more than the previous day.

There were 8,829 people released from isolation, and 104 deaths. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eleven people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19, one more than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 45,889,173 total cases, and 743,926 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 29

Nevada County recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 9,002. There were 119 active cases, two fewer than the previous day.

There were 8,779 people released from isolation, and 104 deaths. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Ten people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19, no change from the day before.

Nationwide, there were 45,759,230 total cases, and 741,566 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 28

Nevada County recorded 3 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 8,976. There were 121 active cases, 45 fewer than the previous day.

There were 8,751 people released from isolation, and one new deaths making the total 104 deaths. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eight people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19, two fewer than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 45,655,635 total cases, and 740,348 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 27

Nevada County recorded 96 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 8,969. There were 166 active cases, 70 more than the previous day.

There were 8,700 people released from isolation, and two new deaths making the total 103 deaths. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Ten people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19, one more than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 45,571,532 total cases, and 737,990 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 26

Nevada County recorded four new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 8,879. There were 96 active cases, two fewer than the previous day.

There were 8,682 people released from isolation, and 101 total deaths. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nine people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19, no change from the day before.

Nationwide, there were 45,468,434 total cases, and 736,048 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 25

Nevada County recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 8,873. There were 98 active cases, 241 fewer than the previous day.

There were 8,674 people released from isolation, and 101 total deaths. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nine people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19, one fewer than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 45,363,116 total cases, and 734,752 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 22

Nevada County recorded three new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 8,848.

There were 339 active cases on Friday, no change from the previous day. The number of active cases is inaccurate due to a transmission problem between two state data systems, according to the county.

There were 8,408 people released from isolation, and 101 total deaths. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Ten people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19, four more than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 45,235,796 total cases, and 731,931 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 21

Nevada County recorded 18 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 8,845..

There were 339 active cases on Thursday, 307 fewer than the previous day. The number of active cases is inaccurate due to a transmission problem between two state data systems, according to the county.

There were 8,405 people released from isolation, and 101 total deaths. Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Six people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19, no change from the day before.

Nationwide, there were 45,149,234 total cases, and 730,368 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 20

Nevada County recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 8,824.

There were 646 active cases on Wednesday, 52 fewer than the previous day. There were 8,077 people released from isolation, and 101 total deaths.

The number of active cases is inaccurate due to a transmission problem between two state data systems, according to the county.

Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Six people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19, four fewer than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 45,070,875 total cases, and 728,125 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 19

Nevada County recorded 48 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 8,810.

There were 698 active cases on Tuesday, 42 more than the previous day. There were 8,011 people released from isolation, and 101 total deaths.

The number of active cases is inaccurate due to a transmission problem between two state data systems, according to the county.

Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Ten people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19, three more than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 44,979,605 total cases, and 726,206 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 18

Nevada County recorded 32 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 8,762.

There were 656 active cases on Monday, 38 fewer than the previous Friday. There were 8,005 people released from isolation, and 101 total deaths.

The number of active cases is inaccurate due to a transmission problem between two state data systems, according to the county.

Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19, one fewer than the Friday before.

Nationwide, there were 44,857,861 total cases, and 723,205 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 15

Nevada County recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 8,731.

There were 694 active cases on Friday, 30 fewer than the previous day. There were 7,936 people released from isolation, and 101 total deaths.

The number of active cases is inaccurate due to a transmission problem between two state data systems, according to the county.

Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eight people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19, one fewer than the day before.

Nationwide, there were 44,709,010 total cases, and 720,228 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 14

Nevada County recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 8,723.

There were 724 active cases on Thursday, 11 fewer than the previous day. There were 7,989 people released from isolation, and one new death bring the total to 101.

The number of active cases is inaccurate due to a transmission problem between two state data systems, according to the county.

Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nine people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 44,615,528 total cases, and 718,681 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 13

Nevada County recorded 42 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 8,706.

There were 735 active cases on Wednesday, 39 more than the previous day. There were 7,871 people released from isolation, and 100 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 44,518,018 total cases, and 716,370 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 12

Nevada County recorded 74 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 8,665.

There were 696 active cases on Tuesday, 14 more than the previous day. There were 7,869 people released from isolation, and one new death bringing the total to 100.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Five people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 44,401,209 total cases, and 714,243 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 8

Nevada County recorded 34 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 8,601.

There were 682 active cases on Friday, no change from the previous day. There were 7,820 people released from isolation, and 99 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 44,105,375 total cases, and 708,784 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 7

Nevada County recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 8,567.

There were 682 active cases on Thursday, 4 fewer than the previous day. There were 7,786 people released from isolation, and 99 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eight people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 43,997,504 total cases, and 707,065 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 6

Nevada County recorded 22 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 8,554.

There were 686 active cases on Wednesday, 14 fewer than the previous day. There were 7,769 people released from isolation, and 99 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eleven people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 43,878,517 total cases, and 704,233 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 5

Nevada County recorded two new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 8,533.

There were 700 active cases on Tuesday, one more than the previous day. There were 7,734 people released from isolation, and 99 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Fourteen people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 43,773,573 total cases, and 702,360 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 4

Nevada County recorded 84 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 8,531.

There were 699 active cases on Monday, 21 more than the previous day. There were 7,733 people released from isolation, and 99 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirteen people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 43, 605,623 total cases, and 700,176 deaths, the CDC stated.

Oct. 1

Nevada County recorded 29 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 8,447.

There were 678 active cases on Friday, 15 more than the previous day. There were 7,670 people released from isolation, and 99 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nineteen people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 43,409,950 total cases, and 696,603 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 30

Nevada County recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 8,420.

There were 663 active cases on Thursday, two more than the previous day. There were 7,660 people released from isolation, and 97 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eighteen people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 43,289,203 total cases, and 694,701 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 29

Nevada County recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 8,398.

Western county has 6,657 cases, and eastern county had 1,739. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 661 active cases on Wednesday, eight fewer than the previous day. There were 7,642 people released from isolation, and 95 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Seventeen people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 43,169,823 total cases, and 691,517 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 28

Nevada County recorded 47 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 8,373.

Western county has 6,643 cases, and eastern county had 1,731. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 669 active cases on Tuesday, 42 more than the previous day. There were 7,612 people released from isolation, and 92 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nineteen people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 42,850,746 total cases, and 686,639 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 27

Nevada County recorded 44 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 8,328.

Western county has 6,594 cases, and eastern county had 1,723. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 627 active cases on Monday, 15 fewer than the previous day. There were 7,609 people released from isolation, and 92 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eighteen people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 42,850,746 total cases, and 686,639 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 24

Nevada County recorded 21 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 8,283.

Western county has 6,559 cases, and eastern county had 1,714. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 642 active cases on Friday, five more than the previous day. There were 7,549 people released from isolation, and 92 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-three people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 42,635,447 total cases, and 682,646 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 23

Nevada County recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 8,261.

Western county has 6,542 cases, and eastern county had 1,710. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 637 active cases on Thursday, 34 fewer than the previous day. There were 7,532 people released from isolation, and 92 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nineteen people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 42,501,643 total cases, and 680,688 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 22

Nevada County recorded 32 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 8,252.

Western county has 6,532 cases, and eastern county had 1,708. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 671 active cases on Wednesday, 30 fewer than the previous day. There were 7,489 people released from isolation, and 92 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 42,363,951 total cases, and 677,086 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 21

Nevada County recorded 51 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 8,222.

Western county has 6,508 cases, and eastern county had 1,708. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 701 active cases on Tuesday, 51 more than the previous day. There were 7,429 people released from isolation, and 92 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 148,359 tests performed locally, 5.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 42,234,211 total cases, and 675,071 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 20

Nevada County recorded 75 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 8,171.

Western county has 6,464 cases, and eastern county had 1,701. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 650 active cases on Monday, 29 more than the previous day. There were 7,429 people released from isolation, and 92 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-two people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 148,359 tests performed locally, 5.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 42,031,103 total cases, and 672,738 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 17

Nevada County recorded 24 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 8,096.

Western county has 6,401 cases, and eastern county had 1,689. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 621 active cases on Friday, six fewer than the previous day. There were 7,383 people released from isolation, and 92 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-one people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 144,472 tests performed locally, 5.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 41,754,903 total cases, and 668,442 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 16

Nevada County recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 8,072.

Western county has 6,383 cases, and eastern county had 1,683. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 627 active cases on Thursday, 45 fewer than the previous day. There were 7,353 people released from isolation, and 92 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nineteen people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 144,472 tests performed locally, 5.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 41,593,179 total cases, and 666,440 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 15

Nevada County recorded 79 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 8,060.

Western county has 6,371 cases, and eastern county had 1,683. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 672 active cases on Wednesday, one more than the previous day. There were 7,297 people released from isolation, and 91 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eighteen people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 144,472 tests performed locally, 5.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 41,426,425 total cases, and 662,620 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 14

Nevada County recorded 1 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 7,981.

Western county has 6,311 cases, and eastern county had 1,664. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 671 active cases on Tuesday, no change from the previous day. There were 7,219 people released from isolation, and 91 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 112,236 doses as of Tuesday.

Seventeen people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 144,472 tests performed locally, 5.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 41,262,574 total cases, and 660,380 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 13

Nevada County recorded 123 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 7,980.

Western county has 6,310 cases, and eastern county had 1,664. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 671 active cases on Monday, 46 less than the previous day. There were 7,218 people released from isolation, and 91 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 112,104 doses as of Monday.

Twenty people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 144,472 tests performed locally, 5.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 40,870,648 total cases, and 656,318 deaths, the CDC stated

Sept. 10

Nevada County recorded 19 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 7,857.

Western county has 6,209 cases, and eastern county had 1,643. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 717 active cases on Friday, 35 less than the previous day. There were 7,051 people released from isolation, and 89 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 111,642 doses as of Friday.

Twenty-two people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 141,125 tests performed locally, 5.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 40,703,234 total cases, and 654,409 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 9

Nevada County recorded 93 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 7,838.

Western county has 6,195 cases, and eastern county had 1,638. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 752 active cases on Thursday, 46 less than the previous day. There were 6,997 people released from isolation, and 89 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 111,386 doses as of Thursday.

Twenty-two people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 141,125 tests performed locally, 5.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 40,523,954 total cases, and 652,480 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 8

Nevada County recorded 3 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 7,745.

Western county has 6,108 cases, and eastern county had 1,632. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 798 active cases on Wednesday, 2 more than the previous day. There were 6,859 people released from isolation, and 88 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 111,219 doses as of Wednesday.

Twenty-one people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 141,125 tests performed locally, 5.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 40,345,484 total cases, and 649,299 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 7

Nevada County recorded 218 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 7,742.

Western county has 6,106 cases, and eastern county had 1,631. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 796 active cases on Tuesday, 104 more than the previous week. There were 6,860 people released from isolation, and 86 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 111,047 doses as of Tuesday.

Twenty-three people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 141,125 tests performed locally, 5.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 40,085,811 total cases, and 647,461 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 2

Nevada County recorded 140 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 7,503.

Western county has 5,899 cases, and eastern county had 1,599. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 712 active cases on Thursday, 75 more than the previous day. There were 6,706 people released from isolation, and 85 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 109,984 doses as of Wednesday.

Twenty-two people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 136,642 tests performed locally, 5.2% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 39,488,866 total cases, and 641,725 deaths, the CDC stated.

Sept. 1

Nevada County recorded 10 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 7,363.

Western county has 5,775 cases, and eastern county had 1,583. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 637 active cases on Wednesday, 215 fewer than the previous day. There were 6,641 people released from isolation, and 85 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 109,781 doses as of Tuesday.

Twenty-three people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 136,642 tests performed locally, 5.2% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 39,279,057 total cases, and 638,689 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 31

Nevada County recorded 197 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 7,353.

Western county has 5,766 cases, and eastern county had 1,582. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 852 active cases on Tuesday, 198 more than the previous day. There were 6,416 people released from isolation, and 85 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 109,781 doses as of Tuesday.

Twenty-five people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 136,642 tests performed locally, 5.2% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 39,110,086 total cases, and 637,385 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 30

Nevada County recorded 122 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 7,156.

Western county has 5,583 cases, and eastern county had 1,568. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 654 active cases on Monday, 11 fewer than the previous day. There were 6,417 people released from isolation, and 85 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 109,573 doses as of Monday.

Twenty-four people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 136,642 tests performed locally, 5.2% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 38,852,582 total cases, and 636,015 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 27

Nevada County recorded 23 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 7,034.

Western county has 5,478 cases, and eastern county had 1,553. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 665 active cases on Friday, 64 fewer than the previous day. There were 6,284 people released from isolation, and 85 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 108,865 doses as of Thursday.

Thirty people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 132,816 tests performed locally, 5.1% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 38,527,411 total cases, and 632,786 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 26

Nevada County recorded 78 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 7,011.

Western county has 5,453 cases, and eastern county had 1,554. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 729 active cases on Thursday, 32 more than the previous day. There were 6,197 people released from isolation, and 85 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 108,865 doses as of Thursday.

Thirty-two people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 132,816 tests performed locally, 5.1% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 38,341,339 total cases, and 631,440 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 25

Nevada County recorded 148 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 6,933.

Western county has 5,382 cases, and eastern county had 1,548. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 697 active cases on Wednesday, 138 more than the previous day. There were 6,153 people released from isolation, and 83 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 108,566 doses as of Wednesday.

Thirty-one people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 132,816 tests performed locally, 5.1% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 38,150,911 total cases, and 629,139 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 24

Nevada County recorded 1 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 6,785.

Western county has 5,245 cases, and eastern county had 1,537. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 559 active cases on Tuesday, 1 more than the previous day. There were 6,145 people released from isolation, and 81 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 108,247 doses as of Tuesday.

Thirty people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 132,816 tests performed locally, 5.1% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 37,996,672 total cases, and 628,000 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 23

Nevada County recorded 101 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 6,784.

Western county has 5,244 cases, and eastern county had 1,537. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 558 active cases on Monday, 27 fewer than the previous day. There were 6,145 people released from isolation, and 81 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 108,044 doses as of Monday.

Twenty-six people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 132,816 tests performed locally, 5.1% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 37,768,911 total cases, and 626,833 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 20

Nevada County recorded 60 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 6,683.

Western county has 5,152 cases, and eastern county had 1,528. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 585 active cases on Friday, 45 fewer than the previous day. There were 6,017 people released from isolation, and 81 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 107,168 doses as of Friday.

Twenty-six people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 129,522 tests performed locally, 4.9% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 37,396,282 total cases, and 624,213 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 19

Nevada County recorded 57 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 6,623.

Western county has 5,100 cases, and eastern county had 1,520. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 630 active cases on Thursday, 27 more than the previous day. There were 5,912 people released from isolation, and 81 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 107,1681 doses as of Thursday.

Twenty-four people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 129,522 tests performed locally, 4.9% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 37,259,886 total cases, and 623,244 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 18

Nevada County recorded 136 new COVID-19 cases and on Wednesday making the new total 6,569.

Western county has 5,055 cases, and eastern county had 1,513. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 603 active cases on Wednesday, 59 more than the previous day. There were 5,886 people released from isolation, and 80 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 106,041 doses as of Tuesday.

Twenty-five people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 129,522 tests performed locally, 4.9% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 37,079,850 total cases, and 621,344 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 17

Nevada County recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases and on Tuesday making the new total 6,433.

Western county has 4,934 cases, and eastern county had 1,498. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 544 active cases on Tuesday, 44 fewer than the previous day. There were 5,810 people released from isolation, and 79 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 106,041 doses as of Tuesday.

Twenty-four people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 129,522 tests performed locally, 4.9% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 36,951,181 total cases, and 620,493 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 16

Nevada County recorded 133 new COVID-19 cases and on Monday making the new total 6,417.

Western county has 4,919 cases, and eastern county had 1,497. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 588 active cases on Monday, 42 less than the previous day. There were 5,750 people released from isolation, and 79 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 105,853 doses as of Monday.

Twenty-seven people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 129,522 tests performed locally, 4.9% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 36,720,973 total cases, and 619,564 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 13

Nevada County recorded 102 new COVID-19 cases and on Friday making the new total 6,284.

Western county had 4,795 cases, and eastern county had 1,487. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 630 active cases on Friday, 83 more than the previous day. There were 5,577 people released from isolation, and 77 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 105,413 doses as of Friday.

Twenty-four people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 125,348 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 36,410,213 total cases, and 617,787 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 12

Nevada County recorded 30 new COVID-19 cases and on Thursday making the new total 6,182.

Western county had 4,707 cases, and eastern county had 1,474. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 547 active cases on Thursday, 70 fewer than the previous day. There were 5,558 people released from isolation, and 77 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 105,230 doses as of Thursday.

Twenty-three people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 125,348 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 36,268,057 total cases, and 617,096 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 11

Nevada County recorded 53 new COVID-19 cases and on Wednesday making the new total 6,152.

Western county had 4,681 cases, and eastern county had 1,470. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 617 active cases on Wednesday, 32 fewer than the previous day. There were 5,458 people released from isolation, and 77 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 105,001 doses as of Wednesday.

Twenty-six people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 125,348 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 36,125,176 total cases, and 616,459 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 10

Nevada County recorded 184 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 6,099.

Western county had 4,635 cases, and eastern county had 1,463. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 649 active cases on Tuesday, 159 more than the previous day. There were 5,374 people released from isolation, and 76 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 104,696 doses as of Monday.

Thirty people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 125,348 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 35,991,203 total cases, and 615,778 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 9

Nevada County recorded 144 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 5,915.

There were 490 active cases on Monday, 56 more than the previous day. There were 5,349 people released from isolation, and 76 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 104,696 doses as of Monday.

Twenty-five people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 125,348 tests performed locally, 4.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 35,824,258 total cases, and 614,856 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 5

Nevada County recorded 78 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 5,771.

Western county had 4,321 cases, and eastern county had 1,448. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 434 active cases on Thursday, 76 more than the previous day. There were 5,262 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 103,930 doses as of Wednesday.

Fourteen people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 121,116 tests performed locally, 4.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 35,392,284 total cases, and 612,958 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 4

Nevada County recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 5,693.

Western county had 4,255 cases, and eastern county had 1,436. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 358 active cases on Wednesday, 54 fewer than the previous day. There were 5,260 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 103,930 doses as of Wednesday.

Thirteen people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 121,116 tests performed locally, 4.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 35,286,935 total cases, and 612,386 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 3

Nevada County recorded 142 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 5,682.

Western county had 4,245 cases, and eastern county had 1,426. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 412 active cases on Tuesday, 84 more than the previous day. There were 5,195 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 103,776 doses as of Tuesday.

Eleven people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 121,116 tests performed locally, 4.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 35,171,679 total cases, and 611,791 deaths, the CDC stated.

Aug. 2

Nevada County recorded 124 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 5,540.

Western county had 4,112 cases, and eastern county had 1,426. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 328 active cases on Monday, 81 more than the previous day. There were 5,094 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 103,562 doses as of Monday.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 121,116 tests performed locally, 4.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,972,532 total cases, and 611,051 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 30

Nevada County recorded 66 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 5,416.

Western county had 4,000 cases, and eastern county had 1,415. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 247 active cases on Friday, 31 more than the previous day. There were 5,094 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 102,714 doses as of Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Nine people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 119,851 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,818,278 total cases, and 610,264 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 29

Nevada County recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 5,350.

Western county had 3,937 cases, and eastern county had 1,412. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 216 active cases on Thursday, 11 more than the previous day. There were 5,059 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 102,565 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 119,851 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,722,631 total cases, and 609,853 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 28

Nevada County recorded 24 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 5,324.

Western county had 3,914 cases, and eastern county had 1,409. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 205 active cases on Wednesday, 12 more than the previous day. There were 5,044 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 102,380 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Eight people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 119,851 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,631,447 total cases, and 609,441 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 27

Nevada County recorded 68 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 5,300.

Western county had 3,890 cases, and eastern county had 1,409. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 193 active cases on Tuesday, 69 more than the previous day. There were 5,032 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 102,026 doses as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 119,851 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,548,847 total cases, and 609,012 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 26

County COVID-19 cases rose by 23 on Monday making the new total 5,232.

Western county had 3,823 cases, and eastern county had 1,408. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 124 active cases on Monday, six fewer than the prior day. There were 5,033 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 102,026 doses as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 119,851 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,413,532 total cases, and 608,528 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 23

County COVID-19 cases rose by 27 on Friday making the new total 5,209.

Western county had 3,804 cases, and eastern county had 1,404. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 130 active cases on Friday, 14 more than the day before. There were 5,004 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 101,457 doses as of Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Five people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 118,170 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,312,832 total cases, and 608,113 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 22

County COVID-19 cases rose by 23 on Thursday, making the new total 5,182.

Western county had 3,778 cases, and eastern county had 1,403. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 116 active cases on Thursday, two more than the day before. There were 4,991 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 101,165 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Seven people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 118,170 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,248,054 total cases, and 607,684 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 21

County COVID-19 cases rose by four on Wednesday, making the new total 5,159.

Western county had 3,758 cases, and eastern county had 1,400. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 114 active cases on Wednesday, eight fewer than the day before. There were 4,970 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 101,165 doses as of Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Five people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 118,170 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 34,030,494 total cases, and 607,289 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 20

County COVID-19 cases rose by 13 on Tuesday, making the new total 5,155.

Western county had 3,754 cases, and eastern county had 1,400. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 122 active cases on Tuesday, no change from the previous day. There were 4,958 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 101,165 doses as of Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Five people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 118,170 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,896,296 total cases, and 606,618 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 19

County COVID-19 cases rose by 60 on Monday, making the new total 5,142.

Western county had 3,741 cases, and eastern county had 1,400. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 122 active cases on Monday, a rise of 27 from over the weekend. There were 4,908 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 100,973 doses as of Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Five people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 118,170 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,896,296 total cases, and 606,618 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 16

County COVID-19 cases rose by 15 on Friday, making the new total 5,082.

Western county had 3,685 cases, and eastern county had 1,396. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county a case resides.

There were 95 active cases on Friday, a rise of five from the prior day. There were 4,912 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 100,734 doses as of Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Six people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 116,510 tests performed locally, 4.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,836,677 total cases, and 606,190 deaths, the CDC stated.

July 15

Coronavirus cases in the county reached 5,067 Thursday, an increase of 6 from the day before.

Western county had 3,670 cases, and eastern county had 1,396. The discrepancy is because officials haven’t yet determined what side of the county several cases reside.

There were still 90 active cases on Thursday. There were 4,902 people released from isolation, and 75 deaths.

Everyone 12 and older in Nevada County is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has given 97,112 doses as of Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, though they’ve slowed. There were 4,892 on June 15. That rose to 4,931 on June 22, and 4,958 on June 29. There were 4,974 on July 6.

Six people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 115,311 tests performed locally, 4.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 33,830,231 total cases, and 605,987 deaths, the CDC stated.

Truckee weather: Rain, snow possible next week

Truckee will see rain and snow chances next week, the National Weather Service said.

Today will be sunny with highs around 59. Lows will drop to 29 tonight.

Saturday’s high will reach 57, and Sunday’s will hit 55. Both days will be sunny. Lows will hover around 30 both nights.

There’s a slight chance of rain and snow before 10 a.m. Monday, followed by a slight chance of rain. Highs will reach 48, with lows dropping to 23. Snow levels will drop to 6,100 feet after midnight.

Tuesday’s high will hit 45, and Wednesday’s will reach 49. Both days will be mostly sunny.

Rain chances again roll in Wednesday night, with rain and snow possible Thursday.

Lake Tahoe from Rocky Ridge.
Submitted by Tim Mayhew

 

‘The kids’ business:’ Truckee Boy Scouts haul in 540 trees to support troop

Scout Troop 267 hauled in roughly 540 trees from areas around Tahoe Donner as its main fundraiser of the year.
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“These trees were just going to the wood chipper. Tahoe Donner had an area that they were getting ready to treat so it was perfect,” said Scoutmaster Dan Kates.
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With sap covered clothes and sore legs, a group of 16 youngsters from Truckee’s Boy Scout Troop 267 make the last trips of hauling roughly 540 trees from areas around Tahoe Donner.

The trees were within the Tahoe Donner Forestry Department, and otherwise would have been destined for a wood chipper. Instead, they will spend the next few weeks covered in lights and ornaments while providing funding for the next year of activities and opportunities for Truckee’s local troop.

“These trees were just going to the wood chipper. Tahoe Donner had an area that they were getting ready to treat, so it was perfect,” said Scoutmaster Dan Kates, who has volunteered with the organization for the past five years. “It’s really the kids’ business. They’re out in the woods, selecting which trees to cut, they haul them back to the road and get them on the truck …. They’re very much involved. It’s a great lesson for them.”

Kates said volunteers and the troop cut down roughly 100 more trees than last year due to an expected shortage from farms in Oregon. Usually, the troop gets 100 farm trees from Oregon, according to Kates, but this year the organization is only expecting around 30 trees.

Funds raised from selling trees go toward getting local Scouts on whitewater rafting trips, rock climbing lessons, mountain biking, skiing, backpacking, becoming SCUBA certified, and more.

“It provides incredible opportunities for these kids,” said Kates. “We’re one of the best kept secrets in town. These kids get to do all these things at very low cost. The tree lot funds almost all of it.”

Troop 267’s Christmas tree lot is located at the east side of Mountain Hardware and Sports parking lot in Truckee, 11320 Donner Pass Road. The Boy Scouts will be selling trees from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., “until we run out of trees,” said Kates.

For information on joining Troop 267, which hosts youngsters from ages 11 to 17, email scoutmaster@truckee267.mytroop.us.

Additionally, local Scout groups will be participating in a Toys for Tots fundraiser on Wednesday at CVS Pharmacy in Truckee.

TRUCKEE OPTIMISTS OFFER TREES FOR YOUTH

For roughly five years, the Truckee Optimist Club has sold Christmas trees to support children in Truckee, raising around $30,000 annually.

Like the local Boy Scout Troop, the Truckee Optimist Club anticipated around 100 fewer trees coming in from farms in Oregon. To fill the gap, volunteers harvested around 250 trees from the U.S. Forest Service and Sierra Pacific Industries.

Funding from Christmas tree sales goes toward local sports, music, boys and girls’ Scout troops, scholarships, student field trips, and other programs.

“This goes to keeping our budget moving forward, especially after losing two brew fests in a row, and we lost the air show two years in a row,” said Christmas Tree Chair Dan O’Gorman.

Typically, the Truckee Optimist Club relies on a pair of brew fest events and the Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival as its main fundraising events of the year.

O’Gorman said he expects Christmas trees to sell out around Dec. 22. The Truckee Optimist Club offers drive-thru and phone orders at 11329 Deerfield Drive. Those buying trees can expect to give the type and size of tree they prefer, pay from their car, have the tree selected, cut and trimmed by volunteers, and then loaded into their vehicle. Lot hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Dec. 23. For prices and tree sizes, visit www.truckeeoptimist.com.

VILLAGER NURSERY, CUT YOUR OWN

The Villager Nursery in Truckee also offers Christmas trees for sale in Truckee, but according to co-owner Rob Van Dyke, demand has been down, something he attributes to the lack of early-season snow.

“Normally, if we had a little more snow and the resorts are open, we might see a little more traffic,” said Van Dyke.

Aside from Christmas trees, the Villager Nursery also provides holiday fare for decorating in and outside of the house.

“We carry a lot more the accouterments here — garland, wreaths, poinsettias, ornaments, and all that sort of stuff,” added Van Dyke.

The Villager Nursery, 10678 Donner Pass Road, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.villagernursery.com.

Christmas tree permits within the Lake Tahoe Basin sold out in just more than an hour on Nov. 17, but trees are still available at locations within the Truckee Ranger District, and nearby, in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

“Our permits did sell out really fast,” said Lisa Herron, public affairs specialist for the Forest Service’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. “I recommend Taylor Creek Snow Park (day permit needed), Sawmill Pond, and if people go to Cold Creek Trail — that’s a big area there that probably has lots of trees and it’s outside the fire perimeter.”

Herron added that the number of permits allowed was impacted by the Caldor Fire.

“I think people will still have luck finding them — just go to a new area this time, try something new.”

For tree cutting permits, visit www.recreation.gov.

Justin Scacco is a staff writer with the Sierra Sun. He can be reached at jscacco@sierrasun.com

New perspectives: FOREST FIRE exhibit strikes past-future ‘equilibrium’

The Truckee Community Rec Center’s newest art exhibit features a forest — inside.

According to Nevada County Arts Council Executive Director Eliza Tudor, a path of trees hanging overhead directs the public through a 13,000-year timeline, wedding an indigenous approach to environmental stewardship to government agencies’ current efforts to fortify forests through controlled burns.

The exhibit is called FOREST⇌FIRE. It’s at the recreation center in Truckee, 10981 Truckee Way, and debuts Dec. 10.

“One enters the exhibition as though emerging from the last ice age along with the first indigenous peoples,“ Tudor said. ”The forests are healthy and thriving with an abundance of diversity and large, old-growth trees. As one moves through the installation, one experiences the forest as if through the eyes of the ages, from health to a period of great damage.“

For the next six months, the rec center will greet residents and tourists alike with an interpretive exhibit explaining the forest’s inevitable — and healthy — relationship with fire. The final chapter of the four-part exhibit offers tangible solutions to California’s increasingly smokey skies, Tudor said.

Painting the fixtures that will light the FOREST⇌FIRE exhibition.
Submitted to the Sierra Sun

“One leaves feeling invested and hopeful — inspired by the marriage of science and industry, innovation and creativity,” Tudor said, adding that, hopefully, attendees will curb enough fear to appreciate fire’s utility.

Tudor said the California Arts Council provided $150,000 through its Creative California Communities grant to facilitate a partnership between the local arts council, Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District and UC Berkeley’s Sagehen Creek Field Station. The grant and grantee were focused “on the principle of creative place-making.”

“By definition, it demands that one sector speak to another, that art does not exist for art’s sake, but that the arts speak with other sectors such as the local businesses and governance,” Tudor said.

FOREST⇌FIRE included the efforts of even more stakeholders with backgrounds in science, industry and academia.

“It’s an incredible blend of different partners and different sectors coming together to share a way of looking at the history of and offering one possible future for our forest,” Tudor said.

The result of the multidimensional project is in an art installation that binds native people’s generational knowledge with science-based solutions to address catastrophic wildfires.

Part of the bind involves de-stigmatizing fire, Tudor said. The word aloud — “fire” — triggers some Californians, Tudor said, especially given the loss experienced in the relatively recent Paradise, Dixie and Caldor fires.

Tudor said society needs to collectively dispel the fear associated with fire in order to help forest ecosystems achieve balance and properly steward wild spaces.

“We need to reprogram ourselves to have a healthier relationship to fire, and how it can be used to mitigate very catastrophic fires that take place when we don’t manage the forest,” Tudor said.

Tudor said part of redeveloping the understanding of fire means thinking creatively about the past, present and future. In the case of FOREST⇌FIRE, painting, textiles, beadwork, sculpture, and photography inspire and bear witness to cultural transformation.

“Each of the 18 artists will share the story of our forests from a different perspective, in much the same way that the many partners engaged in FOREST⇌FIRE experience it,” Tudor said. “We feel that among the many artworks to be unveiled, members of the public will find pieces that speak directly to their own understanding, while others will introduce brand new perspectives and possibilities.”

STUDYING FIRE

Berkeley’s Sagehen Field Station is located in the Central Sierra Nevada, north of Truckee. According to the station’s website, the research and teaching facility located inside the 9,000-acre Sagehen Experimental Forest is cooperatively owned and managed in a partnership between the University of California, the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station and the Tahoe National Forest.

Tudor said the Lewellyns, Heather and Michael, have worked for years with the Berkeley Field Station because of the university’s “extraordinary artist in residency program, built upon the premise that creativity allows us to approach problems that complement and expand upon science, reaching very diverse audiences and creating emotional connections.”

Heather Lewellyn said educators and students at the Sagehen Field Station began investigating fire and post-fire effects on the forest in 2003.

Since, partners across agencies — including timber companies, nonprofits and environmental organizations — have been able to participate in a prescription for forest restoration, Heather Lewellyn said. Namely, reducing the fuel loads in the forest to reduce the incidents of catastrophic fire.

According to Heather Lewellyn, the threat of catastrophic forest fires grew significantly because of the clear-cutting — a logging practice where all trees in a designated area are cut down uniformly, commonly used by western settlers in the 1800s.

“The density comes from clear-cutting basically,” Heather Lewellyn said. “You get these very dense forests, all the same age.”

Heather Lewellyn said while the project points to a healthy, more biologically diverse past, it makes a point to shine a light toward a healthy future.

“We’re not here to blame people or point fingers,“ Heather Lewellyn said. ”Regular landowners, forest agencies — they learn about forest processes over time. Their understanding of the forest ecology was a bit lacking, but they’re starting to understand that forests are collaborative.“

Heather Lewellyn said the collaboration required is biological, chemical, social and political.

“Half the forests exist underground in fungal networks that pass nutrients between species,” Heather Lewellyn explained. “So the above ground forest feeds the underground part of the network and they pass nutrients among each other. If you clear-cut, you cut off both nutrients to above and below ground and you get a lot of weak, young trees.”

Indigenous people understood the ecology because they considered themselves a part of it, Heather Lewellyn said, but that knowledge was lost with the arrival of settlers to the area.

Michael Lewellyn said the couple’s professional background in publishing shows, as the exhibit may feel like a larger-than-life size magazine to some.

“The visuals draw viewers to the written content,” Llewellyn said, adding that there are 17 essays that accompany 18 of the art pieces feature. “People can visit each chapter of the story at their leisure

Tudor said the project’s producers know that 5,000 to 6,000 people set foot in the recreation center each month. She hopes the projects message — is received by residents and tourists to the area.

Rebecca O’Neil is a staff writer with the Sierra Sun and The Union, a sister publication of the Sun. She can be reached at roneil@theunion.com

KNOW & GO

Who: Nevada County Arts Council, California Arts Council, California Humanities, Truckee Arts Alliance, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, University of Nevada, Reno, Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation, Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, Truckee Public Art Commission, East River PR, Truckee Tahoe Airport District and Mountain Forge

What: FOREST⇌FIRE

Where: Truckee Community Recreation Center, 10981 Truckee Way

When: Debuts Dec. 10

Why: The exhibit addresses (1) The causes and consequences of catastrophic fire in the forest. (2) The forest’s role in safeguarding watersheds. (3) Its unparalleled value in mitigating looming Climate Change. (4) How it can be saved.

How: Through 18 contributing art pieces from animator and cartoonist Christopher Baldwin, visual artists Judith Lowry, Erika Osborne, Tahiti Pehrson, Elyse Pignolet, Nancy Mintz, Sandow Birk, Tiffany Bozic, Sarah Coleman, Nina Elder, Todd Gilens, Elisabett Gudmann, Sarah L. Smith, Andie Thrams, Cedra Wood, textile artist Jorie Emory, beading artist Jessa Rae Growing Thunder, poet Indigo Moor and essays from writers Paula Henson and Jonathon Keats

“Dao-Lulelek,” oil painting by Judith Lowry on display at the FOREST⇌FIRE exhibit.
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Erika Osborne’s “On The Edge of the Sublime,” on display at the FOREST⇌FIRE exhibit.
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Production on the new exhibit.
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Before and after: The stage is set for the FOREST⇌FIRE exhibit at Truckee Community Recreation Center.
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‘Out of crisis comes strength:’ League to Save Lake Tahoe receives $100K on Giving Tuesday

The League to Save Lake Tahoe soared past its Giving Tuesday expectations, surpassing its $60,000 goal of donations by roughly $40,000.

The $100,000 raised was achieved via matching gifts from the Merrill Family Foundation and El Dorado Community Foundation, which Communications Manager Chris Joseph said exceeded all expectations and left the nonprofit organization “thrilled.”

Funds raised will go toward restoration, tackling invasive species, prevention of pollution, and helping with the aftermath of the Caldor Fire, which brought national attention to the region.

“Tahoe is on everyone’s minds and their support showed this Giving Tuesday,” added Joseph. “I think the Caldor Fire threw some additional light on the fragility of Tahoe — not just the environment, but the community too … Tahoe deserves protection. It deserves this attention, the love, and support that it’s gotten, and it’s great to see that come across on this Giving Tuesday.”

The League to Save Lake Tahoe will have another call for donations at the end of the year, “which is normal for us to try and carry momentum into 2022, and this has been a really fantastic start to that,” said Joseph.

To donate or to find more information, visit www.keeptahoeblue.org.

“All the people, who come together, whether they donate or they volunteer or they just do the little acts like leaving the lake better than they found it by picking up garbage — little actions like that, we call those people our Tahoe Blue Gooder family,” Joseph said. “We’ve definitely seen it grow over the course of the year. Out of crisis comes strength, and we’ve really seen that from Tahoe.”

Justin Scacco is a staff writer with the Sierra Sun. He can be reached at jscacco@sierrasun.com

Funds raised will go toward restoration, tackling invasive species, prevention of pollution, and helping with the aftermath of the Caldor Fire, which brought national attention to the region.
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Health officials brace for Omicron variant

Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann said it will take weeks before key questions are answered regarding the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus.

The Associated Press reported California recorded the first confirmed case of the Omicron variant in the United States on Wednesday.

Kellermann said in a Q&A Wednesday that a variant of the virus warrants concern given any one of three factors — being more transmissible, more virulent, or less responsive to existing treatments.

Discussing the variant, Nevada County Director of Health and Human Services Ryan Gruver emphasized that there are “a lot of unknowns at this point” surrounding the variant, including whether it will be transmissible enough to stick around and whether existing vaccines and treatments will be effective against it.

“Those things will require more data and more science,” he said. “My understanding … is that it should be some weeks before we have science on that, which is actually remarkably fast, so it shouldn’t take too long before we have those answers.”

The state Department of Public Health tracks variants of concern, providing an update each month with the percentage of specimens sequenced that are among a list of monitored variants. As of November, according to the state list, over 90% of sequenced specimens were the Delta variant during each of the last five months, with the proportion rising to 99.7% in November.

Regardless of a new variant, said Kellermann, Nevada County still has “a lot of viral transmission.” As of Wednesday, according to the state dashboard tracking COVID-19, the county had a seven-day average of 15.9 daily cases per 100,000 residents.

The statewide average as of Wednesday was 9.3 cases per 100,000 residents.

Precautions include wearing a mask in public — especially indoors, but also outdoors if in a crowded setting — as well as staying home when sick, and both staying home and notifying contacts if testing positive for COVID-19, said Deputy Public Health Officer Dr. Glennah Trochet.

Kellermann encouraged vaccination for COVID-19, calling it “our primary defense” and adding that those who are eligible for a booster dose should get one.

Explaining the difference between cases in people who are vaccinated and those who are not, Kellermann said, “The viral loads initially can be very similar, particularly in the nose and mouth (and) the oropharynx, but they drop off quite appreciably in the vaccinated versus the unimmunized.”

He explained that this means someone who is vaccinated could contract the virus and experience initial symptoms shortly afterward, but that antibodies stimulated by immunization should then kick in to prevent illness from progressing further. This, he said, is why the two groups see significantly different rates of COVID-19 hospitalization.

Trochet agreed, adding that being vaccinated for COVID-19 also makes the likelihood that the individual gets infected in the first place “a lot less” than if they had not been vaccinated.

She said that she is commonly asked why someone should get vaccinated if people who get vaccinated might still get sick.

“And it’s because some vaccinated people still get sick, but most vaccinated people do not, as opposed to most unvaccinated people that encounter the virus, they will get sick,” said Trochet. “And the vaccine protects against hospitalization and death from the virus to a much greater degree than if you’re not vaccinated.”

According to the state COVID-19 dashboard, from Nov. 14 to 20, unvaccinated people statewide were 7.2 times more likely to get COVID-19, and 12.5 times more likely to be hospitalized with it, than people who were vaccinated.

NEVADA COUNTY CASE UPDATE

Nevada County reported 132 new COVID-19 cases over the last week, bringing the total number of cases to 9,693.

According to the COVID-19 dashboard, 9,383 people have been released from isolation and 197 people had active cases. Since the Delta variant surge began in August, 38 people have died — four last week — bringing the total number of deaths in Nevada County since the pandemic began to 113.

Nevada County public health officials noted that the Delta variant resulted in a number of outbreaks out of local skilled nursing facilities since August. Still, public health officials maintain that those who received the vaccine between January and March were less affected by the the Delta variant of COVID-19 than they would have been without it.

Nevada County administered approximately 3,103 vaccines over the last seven days, bringing the total number of doses delivered to 138,290.

Over the course of last week, 403 people in the county became completely vaccinated, bringing that number up to 58,317.

PLACER COUNTY CASE UPDATE

As of Thursday morning, Placer County reported 410 new cases, a 1% increase in cases from the prior week.

There were six recorded deaths caused by COVID-19 in Placer County last week, bringing the death toll to 465.

Placer County has distributed 565,574 vaccines since their introduction. The number of fully vaccinated Placer County residents is now 242,632 people.

Rebecca O’Neil is a staff writer with the Sierra Sun and The Union, a sister publication of the Sun. She can be reached at roneil@theunion.com

The Union Staff Writer Victoria Penate contributed to this report

BY THE NUMBERS

NEVADA COUNTY

Number of COVID-19 cases: 9,693

Number in western county: 7,599

Number in eastern county: 2,094

Number of active cases: 197

Number hospitalized: 11

Number of recoveries: 9,383

Number of deaths: 113 (four in the last week)

PLACER COUNTY

Number of COVID-19 cases: 38,398

Number of recoveries: 37,127

Number of deaths: 465 (six in the last week)

Number tested negative: 654,877

As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties. The number of laboratory tests reported to the Public Health Department are approximate

TERC webinar to feature ‘Winter Predictions from the NWS’

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The UC Davis Lake Tahoe Environmental Research Center will host a virtual presentation featuring a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Reno to look into the latest projections for this year’s coming winter — “Winter Predictions from the National Weather Service.”

This Zoom webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, and will feature National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Smallcomb.

Along with latest projections, Smallcomb will talk about the predictability of weather hazards, like post-fire flooding, along with the changing climate and how it’s impacting day-to-day weather forecasting.

For more information, visit tahoe.ucdavis.edu/events

To join the webinar, visit ucdavis.zoom.us/j/94857647690#success.

CHP task force will combat organized retail crime

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the California Highway Patrol is collaborating with local law enforcement agencies to aggressively investigate organized retail crimes, make arrests, and recover stolen merchandise from brick-and-mortar and online retail stores throughout the state, the agency recently announced.

The CHP’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force assists local law enforcement agencies and pursues leads, identifies suspects, and supports criminal investigations. Immediately following the recent high-profile burglaries in the Bay Area, the CHP contacted the local agencies investigating the crimes and offered assistance. As a result, effective immediately, the CHP is increasing patrols on the freeway corridors adjacent to major shopping centers.

Since its creation in 2019, the CHP’s ORCTF, in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, has participated in 773 investigations, made 240 arrests, and assisted in the recovery of more than $18.9 million in merchandise.

“The CHP remains steadfast in its efforts to help reduce organized retail theft,” CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray said. “We are collaborating with local law enforcement and district attorneys to apprehend and prosecute the criminals involved in this nefarious activity.”

As California’s state law enforcement agency, the CHP can assist local authorities with complex investigations that extend beyond their jurisdictions or as requested. The ORCTF provides local law enforcement with logistical support and resources, including personnel and equipment. Every ORCTF team throughout the state shares information between law enforcement agencies and California’s retailers, and has committed CHP detectives to investigate these crimes and enhance the safety of the public as they shop throughout California.

According to the National Retail Federation, organized retail theft accounts for an estimated $30 billion in economic loss each year nationwide. Organized retail theft typically involves a criminal enterprise with multiple theft rings at numerous retail stores and uses a fencing operation to sell the stolen goods. Retailers carry losses from theft on several levels and ultimately the cost is passed on to consumers through price inflation to offset the economic loss.

If you observe organized theft:

— Do not attempt to intervene.

— Note what the people involved look like.

— If possible, obtain a license plate and vehicle description.

— Be cautious – multiple suspects can be involved in these thefts.

— Report all suspicious activity to the store manager or police when safe to do so.

— Submit pictures or video of the suspects or criminal activity to law enforcement, if you can do so safely.

Report organized retail theft incidents to CHP online at https://www.chp.ca.gov/notify-chp/organized-retail-theft-program.