The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, July 6-12 |

The top five online: Tahoe-Truckee’s most-read stories, July 6-12

This schematic outlines the footprint for "Phase 1: Downtown Extension," which will be a physical extension of the commercial shops, restaurants and lodging found along Truckee's Commercial Row.
Courtesy Holliday Development |

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from July 6-12 at

1. $8 million grant to kick-start multi-acre Truckee Railyard development

In late June, the California Strategic Growth Council awarded the multi-acre Truckee Railyard development project an $8 million grant, bringing its total secured funding to $14 million.

Funds will be used to install infrastructure at the site located immediately east of the town’s Commercial Row. That work is estimated to cost $15 million to $20 million.

Preparation of the site for is anticipated to start later this summer or early fall, with construction eyed for spring 2016.

Originally published: Thursday, July 9

2. Opinion: With Squaw expansion, stop feeding addiction to fatter profits

This opinion column from Truckee resident Kimball C. Pier, Ph.D., criticizes the proposed Squaw Valley expansion and KSL Capital Partners and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings.

“It is time to stop developing when there is no real need; time to stop feeding the addiction to more money and fatter profits; it is time to stop squandering our precious and very limited natural resources. Right now,” Pier wrote.

Originally published: Tuesday, July 7

3. Truckee’s Full Belly Deli rides success into new Reno location

Tom Marrin and Eric Barton, co-owners of the popular Fully Belly Deli restaurant-deli in the Pioneer Commerce Center in Truckee, are expanding their business.

The duo recently opened an FBD branch at 3064 Mill St. in Reno, marking the next chapter since the business opened on a small scale in December 2007. “We really appreciate the direction the Reno food scene is going,” Marrin said.

Originally published: Wednesday, July 8

4. Woman causes chemical spill near Lake Tahoe after falling asleep at wheel

A 24-year-old Tahoe City woman who fell asleep at the wheel the afternoon of July 8 caused a hazardous chemical spill after crashing her car on highway 28 into a parked trailer in Tahoe Vista.

About 55 gallons of isocyanate came out of the trailer. The Placer County Office of Emergency Services arrived and had the spill cleaned up in about three hours; nothing leaked into Lake Tahoe. The woman suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Originally published: Thursday, July 9

5. Several hurt in July 4 car crash in Truckee

Authorities believe alcohol and/or drugs may have been involved in a three-car accident on Highway 267 near Brockway Road in Truckee that injured several people on July 4.

One driver who was not wearing a seatbelt was transported to Renown Hospital in Reno with major injuries, officials said. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

Originally published: Monday, July 6

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