The Truckee Donner PUD is considering a 50-year contract with a Utah-based company, which supplies electricity from coal burning plants. Why on earth would the PUD want to sign a 50-year contract? Technology changes in 50 years. It changes in five years. They want a cheaper source of energy to get out of debt. Signing a contract for any more than five years would be ridiculous. There will be many more companies evolving with alternative energy sources. With the issue of global warming, there will probably be more government incentives for other energy sources, and there will be competitive prices. The PUD should allow itself to be able to keep its options open.I can’t even believe they would want to get locked into a 50 year contract.-
I want to sincerely thank everyone for giving me the opportunity and honor to serve as the new board member at the North Tahoe Public Utility District. During the recent campaign I personally met many of you, discussed some of your concerns and made note of your questions. I want you to know that I respect your opinions very much and will always be available for you. I plan to include you in the NTPUD through personal discussions, community groups and public participation in committees.
Thanks again for your vote of confidence. Together we will make this wonderful area even better.
I am one of two trustees retiring from the board of Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Mel Cone and I have a combined total of 15 and a half years of board service. As we leave, the district is well-positioned ” with a viable action plan: Education Matters ” to continue to grow and change to become one of the finest school districts in California. You have an excellent mix of new and continuing board members to undertake this task. The board of trustees now includes Monty Folsom, Bev Ducey, Christy Olk, Vickie Isacowitz and Bill Kraus. They are all well-qualified and dedicated individuals.
Thank you for continuing to support our district with additional funds. These funds have been enormously important in our rural environment. Here our cost of doing business is higher. With the locally approved and state facilities funds our district has been both remodeling and building new schools. We also had a 78 percent passage rate for our last parcel tax renewal. Many local parents, teachers, business-owners and community members have continued to stay active in the multiple campaigns. We could not have succeeded without all of your help. Believe me, the district schools are well-deserving of your confidence.
Thank you for allowing me to serve on the TTUSD Board. It has been an honor and a pleasure.
Last Friday evening, 11 members of our family attended Truckee High School’s presentation of Shakespear’s “A Midsummers Night’s Dream,” and what a thrilling event it was.
The set and lighting were beautiful, the costumes were superb and the casting was fantastic. Every member of the cast gave their all, and it resulted in a wonderful production.
Our thanks and appreciation to the cast and to the director, Meara Retallack, for creating a magical evening for all of us. They will be repeating their performances on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 at the high school. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are available at the door. Don’t miss it.
The Tahoe Truckee High School drama department’s opening night performance of “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” was excellent. Bravo to the whole cast and crew! They have been practicing all fall and it certainly paid off. The play has a little bit of everything to keep you entertained from love to humor via some mischief. We all have another chance to see it this coming Friday and Saturday evenings. Please support our local teens by attending. You’ll be glad you did.