Last Thursday, Dec. 30, was a true test for dedicated employees at Tahoe Forest Hospital to make it to work. I just want to thank all my fellow co-workers who spent anywhere form 2 to 10 hours on the road trying to make it to our hospital for their shifts. Some made it to work and some didn’t, but everyone made an effort. I also have to thank The California Highway Patrol officers and dispatcher who were able to coordinate an emergency delivery of blood units to our lab, while I-80 was closed for several hours. I don’t know your names, or how you pulled it off, but the blood was at our laboratory in less than three hours from the Sacramento blood bank. Thank you so much. Jean Brooks Medical TechnologistTahoe Forest Hospital Laboratory Return of the quad This is a follow-up letter; in April 2004 I wrote to the Sierra Sun in regards to our girl’s new Kawasaki quad being stolen. Our many thanks to all who read the letter and took the extra time to inquire and look for the quad in their travels.A huge thank you to Det. Womack and all the other officers involved who on Dec. 27 called me to let me know that he did recover our child’s quad. I really did not expect to get it back. I cannot thank you enough. The holidays just kept giving this year. Thanks.Wendy StewartTruckeeHoliday workAs a Truckee resident for the past 30 years, I have seen Truckee grow and experience many changes. Truckee is a very popular area for tourists to stay, especially during the Christmas holidays. This year has shown me just how popular our little town is. Celebrating the holidays is a fun thing for many, but for all of the hard working employees in our town, this came secondary. Mother Nature and heavy traffic created quite a hectic situation over the holidays. I would like to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to the Town of Truckee Public Works for plowing an enormous amount of snow and with heavy volume of traffic, I’m sure it hindered their ability to do the finest job that they usually do. The Truckee Police, Nevada County Sheriff, Dispatch and Emergency Crew were very professional and accommodating to those in need. I must also say that the clerks at our local grocery stores worked very hard and deserve a pat on the back. You all were very courteous and helpful. Thanks to all of you.Charlie CoxsonTruckeeOh no, towedI am a resident at Tahoe Donner. Last Dec. 27, I parked my friend’s car at Safeway due to serious hazardous conditions going up to Skislope and had our friend drove us up to home. I went back to pick up my car the next day and it was gone! It was towed. The towing company charged us $375 for one day of towing. Such a rip-off! This guy won’t even accept credit cards and just would like cash payment.Doesn’t Truckee regulate these businesses? It seems to me that (a) Truckee River Associates does not have any compassion at all, and (b) that this towing companies in Truckee is unregulated.Terrie BroekemierTruckee
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