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Reconsider the locationI am a fifth grader at Truckee Elementary, I am writing to you because I have heard about the building of a new Donner Lake Museum. I feel that you should change the location to another spot where you will not destroy the natural beauty. You should put it in a spot where it is not noticeable and you should make it look like a cabin.If you put it near Donner Lake I think you will take away things that people like to see and do, like taking a walk and seeing all different types of wildlife. I hope you will reconsider the location.Yesenia LopezRecycle the buildingI’m a fifth grader at Truckee Elementary and writing to you because of the Donner Lake Museum. I am wondering if you can recycle the old Museum’s wood for the new one so you don’t use up as much money on wood. I was also wondering if you can move it to a different location.Timmy CooperDont waste moneyI don’t think you should build a new museum, just put the new stuff in the museum and maybe remodel the old museum. The reason I’m saying this is because you will destroy the environment and a waste of a lot of money.Cesar Morales

I am appalled at the concept of putting a museum on Donner Lake.Add me to the list of residents opposed to this project. When I have been walking my dog in that area I have been told by the rangers that the dog must be on a leash as there are wild animals in that area and I would upset the ecosystem. So why is it that the proposed project with its building, paved parking, and increased activity can pass muster, but my dog can’t. This attempt will strip any use of that area from the very people who live in the area and use the park and lake. Bruce SpikellTruckee

The first day of spring has arrived and before we know it summer will be upon us. Do you plan on enjoying the public piers on Donner Lake? If you do it is important that as many of us as possible attend the meeting on April 14 at 6 p.m. being held at the Community Center.This meeting will help determine if overnight boat parking will continue to be allowed. Within the last couple of years there is an increasing number of people who think it is OK to claim these piers as their own with their boats and use these piers to store their boats. They tie up for days on end and sometimes for the bulk of the summer.If this behavior is allowed to continue there will not be room for the public to enjoy our piers. The folks who seem to think that rules do not apply to them will overtake all of our piers and it will be much like Lake Tahoe (no access for many because of a few). What can we do? Attend this meeting and call Steve Randall of the parks department at 582-7720 in order to express your desire for our public piers to stay just that public.Claudia GarrisonTruckee