Over the past few weeks we have all become extremely aware of the flu vaccine shortage affecting the country. Tahoe Forest Hospital District (TFHD) has also been affected by the shortage. Due to reduction in shipments, we were not able to secure any vaccines, not even for our highest risk patients. That’s when Truckee Tahoe Medical Group (TTMG) stepped in, graciously providing 34 vaccinations to our frail elderly long-term care residents. Without community partners, such as TTMG, our long-term care residents would have been at very high risk of contracting the flu this influenza season. The entire staff at Tahoe Forest Hospital Long-Term Care Unit would like to extend a big heartfelt thank you to the doctors and staff at TTMG. We genuinely appreciate the compassionate you have shown for long-term care residents. Stephanie HansonDirector, Long-Term Care UnitTahoe Forest Hospital DistrictOn the way home Oct. 30 was my wife’s birthday. We went into Reno to celebrate. We had an excellent dinner with a beer. Coming home we exited the freeway at the central Truckee off-ramp. Coming up to Donner Pass Road there was a sign “DUI check point.”I was a little upset because I had had a beer and was afraid they would smell beer on my breath. We stopped and the officer asked a few questions about where we’d been, what we’d done and sent us on our way home. I congratulate the Truckee Police Department on the competent polite way they handled the DUI stop. George Long TruckeeChasing danger?I want to comment on the conduct of our local law enforcement. As we all know a lot of the recently hired law enforcement is coming from L.A. and Orange counties. In my honest opinion they need to leave their L.A. policies in L.A. I’ve lived in Truckee now for nine years full time and in the last few years I have started to become aware that a lot of police, sheriff’s officers and CHP officers think that every traffic stop has to be a high-speed chase. On Friday, Nov. 5, myself and several other cars were run off the road by a CHP traveling in excess of 80 to 100 mph. The officer split a double yellow line between Squaw and Truckee driving head on into traffic causing several motorist to swerve and miss him. At the rate of speed he was going and the risk he put everyone at, I thought he must have had a major call.It angered me to see him up the road around Goose Meadows giving a tourist a speeding ticket. Now I don’t think giving someone a speeding ticket for going 5-10 mph over the posted limit is worth my life or the lives of others. I live off Donner Pass Road in old town and I am seeing this trend too often. I hope you can make light of it before someone is hurt or, worse, killed. It may already be too late because I heard that a local man was killed in a high speed chase a few weeks ago.Michael TownTruckee Support in a difficult timeWe wish to thank our many friends throughout the Truckee-Tahoe community for their loving support and generosity during our recent grief-stricken weeks since John’s sudden death.Our heartfelt thanks to Truckee Tahoe Mortuary, Chapel of the Angels Mortuary, Backstreet Framers, Bridge Street Post Office, Bob Roberts Jewelers, Event Masters, Tonopalo Resort Staff, Playground Reno Sales & Marketing Team, Tonopalo Sales Office, Tonopalo LLC / Wedge Group Real Estate Development, Neeland Construction, Plumas Bank, Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors, Sierra Bible Church Deacons, and countless many, many others.Thank you, bless you and may God continue to smile on this wonderful mountain town!Iris Crowe and Tracy Crowe CarnettTruckeeHigher ed hopesOur first thank you goes to the 10,935 of you who voted “yes” for Measure H. Thanks to all of you, we will soon have our own local community college. Our second thank you goes to the huge team of community members and business who worked so hard to get those 10,000 votes: Your calls, songs, endorsements, radio ads, conversations, dollars, letters to the editor and time paid off. You should all feel proud.Soon our efforts will be realized with a beautiful community college on McIver Hill. We will all benefit from this tremendous community asset in so many ways. Having an expanded, local affordable option for higher education will benefit our children, families and economy.Thanks for having high hopes for Sierra College. Tahoe Truckee Friends of Sierra CollegeCandidate says thanks I wish to thank the many, many people who committed their time and energy in support of the CARE candidates for Truckee Tahoe Airport Board. During the campaign, I drew strength from the continual words of encouragement. For that I am grateful. I have received countless “thank yous” from you all for choosing to run for the board. Now its time to thank you for your ever-present support and for giving me the opportunity to bring a broader community perspective to the airport board. I also wish to thank all the voters who have entrusted Paul, Mary and I with their confidence and hopes.I look forward to working with fellow board members, airport staff, those who use the airport and all members of the region. I believe that as we work together and listen to all interests, we will find ways to provide a healthy, well-maintained airport and reduce the negative impacts of air traffic. It will take time, diligence and involvement from all quarters. I hope that you will continue providing your support as we now move forward to meet this challenge. Again, thank you.Kathleen EaganTruckee
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