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May 27 update: Nevada County COVID-19 cases rise by 46

May 27

Nevada County recorded 46 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 16,570. There were 191 active cases, 16,239 people released from isolation, three people hospitalized locally and 140 total deaths.

The county’s positive test rate was 9.8% per the state dashboard, a 1% increase from the week prior. There were 244,478 total tests performed in Nevada County. The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays, with the exception of the tested number, which is updated weekly.

Second booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are now authorized for eligible people. Nationwide, 82.7% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 20,354 people were hospitalized, and there were 83,712,396 total cases and 1,001,313 deaths, the CDC stated.


May 24

Nevada County recorded 94 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 16,567. There were 147 active cases, 16,280 people released from isolation, two people hospitalized locally and 140 total deaths.

The county’s positive test rate was 10.0% per the state dashboard, a 1.5% increase from 7-days prior. There were 243,829 total tests performed in Nevada County. The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays, with the exception of the tested number, which is updated weekly.

Second booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are now authorized for eligible people. Nationwide, 82.7% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 19,151 people were hospitalized, and there were 83,278,995 total cases and 999,785 deaths, the CDC stated.

May 20

Nevada County recorded 66 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 16,474. There were 140 active cases, 16,194 people released from isolation, one person hospitalized locally and 140 total deaths.

The county’s positive test rate was 6.0% per the state dashboard. The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays, with the exception of the tested number, which is updated weekly.

Second booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are now authorized for eligible people. Nationwide, 82.6% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 18,842 people were hospitalized, and there were 82,926,897 total cases and 998,788 deaths, the CDC stated.

May 17

Nevada County recorded 53 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 16,466. There were 105 active cases, 16,221 people released from isolation, two people hospitalized locally and 140 total deaths.

The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays. As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties. Second booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are now authorized for eligible people.

Nationwide, 82.6% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 16,571 people were hospitalized, and there were 82,522,948 total cases and 997,468 deaths, the CDC stated.

May 13

Nevada County recorded 53 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 16,411. There were 109 active cases, 16,162 people released from isolation, three people hospitalized locally and 140 total deaths.

The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays. As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties. Second booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are now authorized for eligible people.

Nationwide, 82.5% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 15,361 people were hospitalized, and there were 82,196,077 total cases and 996,653 deaths, the CDC stated.

May 10

Nevada County recorded 59 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 16,362. There were 70 active cases, 16,152 people released from isolation, five people hospitalized locally and 140 total deaths.

The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays. As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

Nationwide, 82.7% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 13,457 people were hospitalized, and there were 81,842,060 total cases and 995,371 deaths, the CDC stated.

May 6

Nevada County recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 16,298. There were 70 active cases, 16,088 people released from isolation, two people hospitalized locally and 140 total deaths.

The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays. As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

Nationwide, 82.6% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 13,149 people were hospitalized, and there were 81,574,159 total cases and 994,511 deaths, the CDC stated.

May 3

Nevada County recorded 36 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 16,272. There were 44 active cases, 16,088 people released from isolation, two people hospitalized locally and 140 total deaths.

The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays. As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to residents location being confirmed in nearby counties.

Nationwide, 82.5% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 11,411 people were hospitalized, and there were 81,307,595 total cases and 991,439 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 29

Nevada County recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 16,240 There were 46 active cases, 16,054 people released from isolation and 140 total deaths.

Two people were hospitalized locally. Everyone five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Nationwide, 82.4% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 11,386 people were hospitalized, and there were 81,094,164 total cases and 990,527 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 26

Nevada County recorded 23 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 16,219 There were 31 active cases, 16,048 people released from isolation and 140 total deaths.

Two people were hospitalized locally. Everyone five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Nationwide, 82.4% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 10,340 people were hospitalized, and there were 80,874,929 total cases and 988,991 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 22

Nevada County recorded 31 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 16,196. There were 39 active cases, 16,017 people released from isolation and 140 total deaths.

Four people were hospitalized locally. Everyone five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Nationwide, 82.3% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 9,617 people were hospitalized, and there were 80,700,973 total cases and 988,287 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 19

Nevada County recorded 10 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 16,171. There were 31 active cases, 16,000 people released from isolation and 140 total deaths.

One person was hospitalized locally. Everyone five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Nationwide, 82.2% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 9,416 people were hospitalized, and there were 80,526,422 total cases and 986,545 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 15

Nevada County recorded 9 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 16,144. There were 34 active cases, and 16,110 people released from isolation. Four new deaths were counted making 140 total deaths.

Two people were hospitalized locally. Everyone five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine. The county has noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Nationwide, 82.1% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 9,553 people were hospitalized, and there were 80,403,894 total cases and 985,523 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 12

Nevada County recorded 25 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 16,135. There were 29 active cases. The county also noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays.

There were 15,970 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. One person was hospitalized locally. Everyone five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nationwide, 82.1% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 8,991 people were hospitalized, and there were 80,260,092 total cases and 983,237 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 8

Nevada County recorded 22 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 16,116. There were 34 active cases. The county also noted that its coronavirus dashboard will be updated only on Tuesdays and Fridays.

There were 15,946 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. One person was hospitalized locally. Everyone five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nationwide, 82% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 9,792 people were hospitalized, and there were 80,146,451 total cases and 981,748 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 5

Nevada County recorded three new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 16,098. There were 21 active cases, three fewer than the previous Friday.

There were 15,941 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. One person was hospitalized locally. Everyone five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nationwide, 81.9% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 9,585 people were hospitalized, and there were 80,031,627 total cases and 979,610 deaths, the CDC stated.

April 1

Nevada County recorded five new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 16,095. There were 24 active cases.

There were 15,935 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Two people were hospitalized locally. Everyone five and older is eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nationwide, 81.8% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, 10,786 people were hospitalized, and there were 79,947,165 total cases and 978,254 deaths, the CDC stated.

March 31

Nevada County recorded seven new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 16,094. There were 20 active cases.

There were 15,938 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. One person was hospitalized locally.

Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine. Nationwide, 81.8% of people over the age of five have received at least one dose, the CDC stated.

There were 79,904,464 total cases and 977,495 deaths.

March 30

Nevada County recorded one new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 16,088. There were 21 active cases.

There were 15,931 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. One person was hospitalized locally.

Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine. Nationwide, 81.8% of people over the age of five have received one dose, the CDC stated.

There were 79,853,683 total cases and 976,229 deaths.

March 29

Nevada County recorded five new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 16,087. There were 21 active cases, three fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,930 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

One person was hospitalized locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,827,918 total cases and 975,505 deaths.

March 28

Nevada County recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 16,083. There were 24 active cases, four more than the previous Friday.

There were 15,923 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

One person was hospitalized locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,787,583 total cases and 974,569 deaths.

March 25

Nevada County recorded eight new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 16,070. There were 20 active cases, one more than the previous day.

There were 15,914 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Zero people were hospitalized locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,736,014 total cases and 973,515 deaths.

March 24

Nevada County recorded six new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 16,062. There were 19 active cases, one fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,907 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Zero people were hospitalized Thursday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,696,994 total cases and 972,550 deaths.

March 23

Nevada County recorded one new COVID-19 case on Wednesday making the new total 16,056. There were 20 active cases, one more than the previous day.

There were 15,900 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Two people were hospitalized Wednesday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,648,566 total cases and 971,212 deaths.

March 22

Nevada County recorded two new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 16,055. There were 19 active cases, three fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,900 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Two people were hospitalized Tuesday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,621,004 total cases and 971,422 deaths.

March 21

Nevada County recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 16,058. There were 22 active cases, ten fewer than the previous Friday.

There were 15,900 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Two person were hospitalized Monday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,571,321 total cases and 969,114 deaths.

March 18

Nevada County recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 16,046. There were 32 active cases, nine fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,878 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

One person was hospitalized Friday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,522,906 total cases and 967,769 deaths.

March 17

Nevada County recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 16,035. There were 43 active cases, two fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,856 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

One person was hospitalized Thursday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,486,762 total cases and 965,575 deaths.

March 16

Nevada County recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 16,024. There were 45 active cases, no change from the previous day.

There were 15,835 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Three people were hospitalized Wednesday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,445,322 total cases and 964,831 deaths.

March 15

Nevada County recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 16,016. There were 45 active cases, 11 fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,835 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Two people were hospitalized Tuesday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,418,377 total cases and 963,244 deaths.

March 14

Nevada County recorded 37 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 16,009. There were 56 active cases, 19 more than the previous Friday.

There were 15,817 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Three people were hospitalized Monday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,346,678 total cases and 965,336 deaths.

March 11

Nevada County recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 15,980. There were 37 active cases, two fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,807 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Five people were hospitalized Friday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,291,207 total cases and 963,287 deaths.

March 10

Nevada County recorded seven new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 15,972. There were 39 active cases, six more than the previous day.

There were 15,797 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Four people were hospitalized Thursday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,248,406 total cases and 961,620 deaths.

March 9

Nevada County recorded three new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 15,960. There were 33 active cases, six fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,791 people released from isolation, and 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Five people were hospitalized Wednesday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,198,539 total cases and 959,533 deaths.

March 8

Nevada County recorded 7 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 15,953. There were 39 active cases, 12 fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,778 people released from isolation, and one new death making 136 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Zero people were hospitalized Tuesday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,165,308 total cases and 957,752 deaths.

March 7

Nevada County recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 15,945. There were 51 active cases, 13 fewer than the previous Friday.

There were 15,729 people released from isolation, and 135 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Four people were hospitalized Monday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,094,974 total cases and 955,958 deaths.

March 4

Nevada County recorded ten new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 15,920. There were 64 active cases, three fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,722 people released from isolation, and 135 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Seven people were hospitalized Friday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 79,031,738 total cases and 953,569 deaths.

March 3

Nevada County recorded nine new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 15,912. There were 67 active cases, seven fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,712 people released from isolation, and 135 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eleven people were hospitalized Thursday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 78,977,146 total cases and 955,223 deaths.

March 2

Nevada County recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 15,921. There were 74 active cases, nine fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,712 people released from isolation, and 135 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Ten people were hospitalized Wednesday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 78,900,375 total cases and 950,112 deaths.

March 1

Nevada County recorded 17 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 15,908. There were 83 active cases, 15 fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,690 people released from isolation, and one new death making 135 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Ten people were hospitalized Tuesday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 78,855,000 total cases and 947,882 deaths.

Feb. 28

Nevada County recorded 47 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 15,896. There were 98 active cases, 23 fewer than the previous Friday.

There were 15,664 people released from isolation, and 134 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twelve people were hospitalized Monday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 78,759,083 total cases and 945,688 deaths.

Feb. 25

Nevada County recorded 25 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 15,870. There were 121 active cases, four fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,615 people released from isolation, and 134 total deaths. Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Fourteen people were hospitalized Friday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 78,644,344 total cases and 942,301 deaths.

Feb. 24

Nevada County recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 15,845. There were 125 active cases, ten more than the previous day.

There were 15,586 people released from isolation, and a reversal from the previous day’s count of 130 total deaths, making 134 total deaths.

Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty people were hospitalized Thursday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 78,595,529 total cases and 939,654 deaths.

Feb. 23

Nevada County recorded ten new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, making the new total 15,829. There were 115 active cases, 193 fewer than the previous day.

There were 15,580 people released from isolation, and a decrease of 4 from the previous day’s count of 134 total deaths, making 130 total deaths.

Everyone five and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nineteen people were hospitalized Wednesday locally with COVID-19.

Nationwide, the CDC stated, there were 78,518,045 total cases and 936,162 deaths.

Feb. 22

Nevada County recorded 100 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 15,819. There were 308 active cases, 145 less than the previous Friday.

There were 15,377 people released from isolation, and one new death making 134 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-one people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 78,389,155 total cases, and 932,894 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 18

Nevada County recorded 48 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 15,718. There were 453 active cases, 4,504 less than the previous day.

There were 15,152 people released from isolation, and 133 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nineteen people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 78,161,630 total cases, and 928,723 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 17

Nevada County recorded 10 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 15,668. There were 4,957 active cases, 4 more than the previous day.

There were 10,578 people released from isolation, and one new death making 133 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-one people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 78,060,327 total cases, and 926,497 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 16

Nevada County recorded 17 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 15,660. There were 4,953 active cases, 11 more than the previous day.

There were 10,575 people released from isolation, and 132 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-one people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 77,950,910 total cases, and 923,067 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 15

Nevada County recorded 48 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 15,643. There were 4,942 active cases, 48 more than the previous day.

There were 10,569 people released from isolation, and 132 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-four people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 77,837,693 total cases, and 920,097 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 14

Nevada County recorded 85 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 15,595. There were 4,894 active cases, 80 more than the previous Friday.

There were 10,569 people released from isolation, and 132 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 77,592,982 total cases, and 916,977 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 11

Nevada County recorded 108 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 15,513. There were 4,814 active cases, 98 more than the previous day.

There were 10,567 people released from isolation, and two new deaths making 132 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-one people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 77,345,683 total cases, and 912,757 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 10

Nevada County recorded 42 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 15,412. There were 4,716 active cases, 40 more than the previous day.

There were 10,566 people released from isolation, and 130 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-seven people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 77,179,255 total cases, and 910,373 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 9

Nevada County recorded 81 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 15,371. There were 4,676 active cases, 108 more than the previous day.

There were 10,565 people released from isolation, and 130 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirty-one people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 76,976,575 total cases, and 906,603 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 8

Nevada County recorded 36 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 15,298. There were 4,568 active cases, 38 more than the previous day.

There were 10,562 people released from isolation, and two new deaths making 130 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-five people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 76,782,002 total cases, and 903,038 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 7

Nevada County recorded 227 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 15,262. There were 4,568 active cases, 217 more than the previous Friday.

There were 10,566 people released from isolation, and three new deaths making 128 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-five people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 76,415,622 total cases, and 899,756 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 4

Nevada County recorded 95 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 15,038. There were 4,351 active cases, 95 more than the previous day.

There were 10,562 people released from isolation, and 125 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirty-eight people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 75,937,801 total cases, and 894,810 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 3

Nevada County recorded 38 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 14,943. There were 4,256 active cases, 27 more than the previous day.

There were 10,562 people released from isolation, and 125 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirty-six people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 75,302,383 total cases, and 888,784 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 2

Nevada County recorded 112 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 14,911. There were 4,229 active cases, 107 more than the previous day.

There were 10,557 people released from isolation, and one new death making 125 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirty-three people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 75,302,383 total cases, and 888,784 deaths, the CDC stated.

Feb. 1

Nevada County recorded 119 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 14,801. There were 4,122 active cases, 109 more than the previous day.

There were 10,555 people released from isolation, and 124 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirty-one people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 75,012,446 total cases, and 884,853 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 31

Nevada County recorded 343 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 14,682. There were 4,003 active cases, 337 more than the previous Friday.

There were 10,555 people released from isolation, and 124 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirty-three people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 74,282,892 total cases, and 881,887 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 28

Nevada County recorded 251 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 14,342. There were 3,666 active cases, 247 more than the previous day.

There were 10,552 people released from isolation, and 124 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirty-two people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 73,512,366 total cases, and 876,632 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 27

Nevada County recorded 222 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 14,094. There were 3,419 active cases, 216 more than the previous day.

There were 10,551 people released from isolation, and 124 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirty-one people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 72,874,041 total cases, and 873,957 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 26

Nevada County recorded 164 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 13,874. There were 3,203 active cases, 156 more than the previous day.

There were 10,547 people released from isolation, and one new death making 124 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirty-two people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 72,310,575 total cases, and 870,195 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 25

Nevada County recorded 298 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 13,713. There were 3,047 active cases, 299 more than the previous day.

There were 10,543 people released from isolation, and 123 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirty-five people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 71,818,876 total cases, and 866,968 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 24

Nevada County recorded 707 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 13,414. There were 2,748 active cases, 696 more than the previous Friday.

There were 10,533 people released from isolation, and 123 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirty people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 70,641,725 total cases, and 864,203 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 21

Nevada County recorded 94 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 12,714. There were 2,052 active cases, 273 more than the previous day.

There were 10,539 people released from isolation, and 123 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-six people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 69,437,067 total cases, and 858,909 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 20

Nevada County recorded 192 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 12,637. There were 1,779 active cases, no change from the previous day.

There were 10,735 people released from isolation, and 123 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-eight people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 68,671,563 total cases, and 856,288 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 19

Nevada County recorded 396 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 12,445. There were 1,779 active cases, 395 more than the previous day.

There were 10,543 people released from isolation, and one new death making 123 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty-five people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 67,903,759 total cases, and 853,230 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 18

Nevada County recorded 702 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 12,050. There were 1,384 active cases, 849 more than the previous Friday.

There were 10,544 people released from isolation, and 122 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twenty people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 66,715,937 total cases, and 850,575 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 14

Nevada County recorded 47 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 11,349. There were 535 active cases, 102 fewer than the previous day.

There were 10,692 people released from isolation, and 122 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Fourteen people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 64,285,467 total cases, and 844,841 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 13

Nevada County recorded 112 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 11,303. There were 637 active cases, 17 more than the previous day.

There were 10,544 people released from isolation, and 122 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Fifteen people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 63,397,935 total cases, and 842,873 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 12

Nevada County recorded 57 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 11,192. There were 620 active cases, 71 fewer than the previous day.

There were 10,450 people released from isolation, and 122 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 62,538,796 total cases, and 840,286 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 11

Nevada County recorded 157 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 11,135. There were 691 active cases, 156 more than the previous day.

There were 10,322 people released from isolation, and one new death making 122 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirteen people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 61,732,283 total cases, and 837,274 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 10

Nevada County recorded 259 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 10,979. There were 535 active cases, 205 more than the previous Friday.

There were 10,323 people released from isolation, and 121 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirteen people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 60,240,751 total cases, and 835,302 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 7

Nevada County recorded 60 new COVID-19 cases on Friday making the new total 10,722. There were 327 active cases, 34 fewer than the previous day.

There were 10,274 people released from isolation, and 121 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 58,689,973 total cases, and 831,729 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 6

Nevada County recorded 51 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the new total 10,662. There were 361 active cases, 54 fewer than the previous day.

There were 10,180 people released from isolation, and 121 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Thirteen people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 57,898,239 total cases, and 829,740 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 5

Nevada County recorded 34 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday making the new total 10,614. There were 415 active cases, 11 fewer than the previous day.

There were 10,078 people released from isolation, and 121 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eleven people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 57,190,371 total cases, and 827,879 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 4

Nevada County recorded 146 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday making the new total 10,581. There were 426 active cases, 151 more than the previous day.

There were 10,034 people released from isolation, and 121 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Ten people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 56,310,718 total cases, and 825,106 deaths, the CDC stated.

Jan. 3

Nevada County recorded 162 new COVID-19 cases on Monday making the new total 10,436. There were 275 active cases, 80 more than the previous Thursday.

There were 10,040 people released from isolation, and 121 total deaths. Everyone five and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Eight people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Nationwide, there were 53,795,407 total cases, and 820,355 deaths, the CDC stated.

Truckee-Tahoe weather: Warmer next week

Donner Creek was a great place to play for Bella.
Submitted by Greg Zirbel

Winds and cooler weather will continue through the weekend, with temperatures starting to warm up next week, the National Weather Service said.

Today’s high will reach 65. Winds will start at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 15 mph this afternoon, Gusts could reach 30 mph. Lows will drop to 39 tonight, and winds will be 10 to 15 mph.

The weekend will be partly to mostly sunny.

Saturday’s highs will climb to 56. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph, and then 15 to 20 mph that afternoon. Gusts could hit 35 mph. There’s a 30% chance of showers that night. Winds will decrease from 15 to 20 mph to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Lows will land at 33.

Expect highs of 55 on Sunday, and lows of 29 that night. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph that day, and 10 to 15 mph that night.

Highs will reach 56 on Monday, 66 on Tuesday, 73 on Wednesday, and 72 on Thursday.

 

Sculpture to be created from Tahoe trash will take the form of a bald eagle holding a trout

After a heated competition, the Tahoe Fund and Clean Up The Lake have announced that the new art installation created from some of the 25,000+ pounds of litter removed from Lake Tahoe will take the form of a bald eagle holding a Lahontan cutthroat trout. Over 1,200 votes were cast in the contest to determine the sculpture’s design, with the bald eagle and trout combination taking first place over the Sierra Nevada red fox and Lahontan cutthroat trout.

Following the unprecedented year-long scuba clean-up of Lake Tahoe by Clean Up The Lake, the Tahoe Fund with support from Tahoe Blue Vodka, commissioned artists to create a sculpture using some of the recovered items from the Lake. “Surfaced,” depicting the bald eagle and trout, will be created by internationally recognized artists Joel Dean Stockdill and Yustina Salnikova with production by the art agency Building 180. Once complete, it will become a permanent art installation at the new Tahoe South Events Center to educate visitors about what lies beneath Tahoe’s blue waters.

“Over the past year, our dive team collected over 12 tons of litter. The artists are going to have some really interesting pieces to work with as they create their next masterpiece,” said Colin West, founder and executive director of Clean Up The Lake. “What I’m most excited about though is that this sculpture will be a lasting reminder of the importance of the effort each of us need to take to prevent litter from reaching the depths of Lake Tahoe.”

“This contest was a great way to make every person who voted part of the Clean Up The Lake story,” said Amy Berry, Tahoe Fund CEO. “All three of these endangered animals call Tahoe home and serve as an important reminder that we need to take care of the lake — for each other and for them.”

The new Tahoe South Events Center, scheduled for opening in early 2023, will feature two levels: an event floor, suites, conference and meeting room level, as well as an event lawn area. Seating for up to 6,000 will be available for concerts, performing arts, trade shows, and sporting exhibitions along with a seasonal micro-transit system. It is expected to host up to 130 events a year with opportunities to expand visitation into shoulder seasons and mid-week periods. The anticipated economic impact to the entire community is estimated at $40-60 million per year. When completed the center will employ around 15 full-time staff members and between 200 to 300 part-time staff to run the events.

Clean Up The Lake would like to thank the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation for storing the litter that will be used for the art project.

Source: Tahoe Fund

After a heated competition, the Tahoe Fund and Clean Up The Lake have announced that the new art installation created from some of the 25,000+ pounds of litter removed from Lake Tahoe will take the form of a bald eagle holding a Lahontan cutthroat trout.
Photo courtesy Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Water woes: Regulations tighten as drought worsens

Lake Tahoe’s levels are roughly a foot lower than at the same time last year.
Justin Scacco

As Memorial Day nears, the Truckee-Tahoe area will be buzzing with tourists looking to enjoy one of the state’s most precious resources.

Many of those will be looking to launch boats on Lake Tahoe and enjoy beaches, but with lake levels roughly a foot lower than this time last year, the shoreline has changed a lot in some areas while several boat ramps are closed for the summer due to low water levels.

The area’s largest attraction, Lake Tahoe, remains at a low level. On Thursday the lake’s elevation was measured at 6,224.43 feet, about a foot lower than at the same time last year. Launch ramps at Sand Harbor, El Dorado, King Beach, and Tahoe Vista Recreation Area are all closed due to low lake levels.

“Every water agency across the state needs to take more aggressive actions to communicate about the drought emergency and implement conservation measures,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom in a statement.
Justin Scacco

As a whole, the state is calling on residents to take immediate action including limiting outdoor watering, taking shorter showers, and washing full loads of laundry. The state’s reservoirs are at 72% of average levels as California heads toward summer and a drought that’s lasted three years.

With the state in its third year of a drought, regulations surrounding water use in California have been tightened following an announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom, urging water associations to take more aggressive action to ensure individuals do their part to save water.

“Every water agency across the state needs to take more aggressive actions to communicate about the drought emergency and implement conservation measures,” Newsom in a statement. “Californians made significant changes since the last drought, but we have seen an uptick in water use, especially as we enter the summer months. We all have to be more thoughtful about how to make every drop count.”

The Tahoe Vista Recreation Area boat ramp will remain closed for the 2022 summer season due to low water levels.
North Tahoe Public Utility District

Newsom also cautioned that if conservation goals aren’t met this summer, the state could be forced to enact mandatory restrictions. Last July, Newsom called on Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15%, but at the end of March that goal hadn’t been met.

RESTRICTIONS

At its Tuesday meeting, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution to require water suppliers to implement Stage Two of water shortage contingency plans.

The state’s plans also call for a ban on watering non-functional turf, which is defined as being solely ornamental and not regularly used for human recreational purposes or for civic or community events. Non-functional turf does not include sports fields and turf that is regularly used for human recreational purposes or for civic or community events.

In Truckee, for customers of the Truckee Donner Public Utility District, restrictions involve only watering every other day, washing cars with a nozzle that shuts off, and a ban on using potable water on driveways or sidewalks other than for the purpose of sealing or construction. Customers may be subject to fines and penalties for failing to comply.

Though the district has entered the second level in its water shortage contingency plan, Public Information Officer Steven Poncelet said the district doesn’t anticipate an actual shortage from groundwater from the Martis Valley Growndwater Basin.

“We have ample supply, and so we don’t have a shortage and we’re not experiencing a shortage. We don’t anticipate experiencing a shortage,” said Poncelet. “That being said, California is experiencing a severe drought, and we’re part of an overall water system where downstream they’re going to have issues … we should all do our part to conserve.”

Poncelet also added the the district has teamed with others around the state in urging the Water Board to consider looking at individual water providers instead of a one size fits all approach the state currently has taken.

“We are requesting that the Water Board amend the regulation to allow water suppliers discretion to implement appropriate (water conservation strategic plan) actions based on results of the annual water supply and demand assessment,” said officials from several water districts in a letter sent to the Water Board.

In Tahoe City, the utility district implemented Stage Two of its water shortage restrictions at the beginning of the month. Under those restrictions, customers can water three days per week, though there’s a ban of using water on hard surfaces, and there’s no irrigation on Saturdays.

Landscape irrigation represents the largest demand on Tahoe City’s water supply, according to the district. More information can be found at www.tcpud.org/conservation.

The North Tahoe Public Utility District has been in Stage Two since May 13. Customers can water three times a week, water may not be applied to hard surfaces, and visitor accommodations may only wash linens upon request. Additionally, landscaping may not be be irrigated between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

More water saving tips are at www.saveourwater.com.

Justin Scacco is a staff writer with the Sierra Sun. He can be reached at jscacco@sierrasun.com

Greg Gavrilets joins Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe as general manager

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe announced that Greg Gavrilets has been hired as its General Manager, replacing long-time ski area leader Paul Senft, who retired after a 42-year career with the resort. Gavrilets will lead the resort as it continues to pursue its ski terrain expansion plans and ongoing efforts to continually enhance the overall mountain adventure.

Gavrilets has worked in the ski industry since 2007, bringing experience from both family-owned mountains as well as larger ski corporations such as Vail and Peak Resorts. Most recently he served as the general manager of Attitash Mountain where he was responsible for maximizing efficiencies, executing a cultural reset, and meeting guest expectations. Prior to that, he worked as the general manager of Hidden Valley Ski Area from 2017 to 2020, and Paoli Peaks Ski Area from 2016 to 2017. At both resorts, he led the implementation of operational efficiencies and strengthened cross-departmental communication and relationships, improving employee engagement. He also guided Hidden Valley’s transition to a year-round resort operations model, overseeing the permitting and construction process of the resort’s ZipTour experience.

“After an extensive search, we are excited to have Greg on board as Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe’s new general manager,” said Kurt Buser, president of Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. “He has had tremendous success leading the resorts he has managed, and we are confident his experience will benefit Mt. Rose as we continue to move ahead with our ski terrain expansion efforts.”

Gavrilets earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and was named among the “Top 10 under 30” by Ski Area Management Magazine in 2015.

“I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to lead such a special mountain with a team of passionate employees and a dedicated skier and rider community,” said Gavrilets. “My short-term goals are simple – learn the mountain, the team, the community. As we look to the future and plan out the continued growth of Mt. Rose, we will do it while preserving our culture, our vibe, and the unique experience that our mountain and team delivers.”

Greg and his family are extremely excited to join the Mt. Rose family and continue to build on the legacy of the resort with a focus on the staff and guest experience.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has a busy summer ahead with the installation of a new high-speed quad to replace the Lakeview triple chairlift. A transformational investment, the lift and terrain expansion will unlock a previously untapped area of the mountain with expansive views of Lake Tahoe for skiers and riders to enjoy. Progress updates will be shared throughout the summer at www.skirose.com.

Source: Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

Greg Gavrilets
Photo courtesy of Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

Truckee Day scheduled for June 4: 19th annual event returns with free block party

After not being held for the past two years, Truckee Day’s annual block party is returning.

During the Tuesday Truckee Town Council meeting, the 19th annual event was made official from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4.

Volunteers will show up to roughly 20 check-in stations to beautify the streets of Truckee that Saturday morning. Those volunteering for the cleanup will receive supplies, a free T-shirt, and a road assignment.

Volunteers can sign up by Monday at www.keeptruckeegreen.org.

At noon, the Truckee Optimist Club will host a block party at Truckee River Regional Park, featuring free food, live music by local band Down the Rabbit Hole, and a community expo.

Truckee Tahoe Radio host JD Hoss was honored Tuesday with a spot on the Truckee Day hall of fame. Hoss has been a staple at Truckee Day cleanups since the beginning, and has used his platform on the radio to help drum up support for the event.

“I’m so grateful for everything … without these folks, it doesn’t happen and without you and the people of Truckee, it doesn’t happen,” said Hoss.

LEGACY TRAIL

The next phase of the Truckee River Legacy Trail is moving forward after Town Council unanimously approved of entering into a contract with Mercer-Fraser Company for $12,395,287.32.

Work on the fourth phase of the trail will begin this summer, and entails a trailhead parking lot, a pedestrian bridge at Truckee Springs, a utility district water line, extension of South River Street with a vehicle bridge to a trailhead parking lot, and a spur to the Cottonweed Restaurant with a second pedestrian bridge. Work will also be done to restore riverbanks and wetlands.

Once completed, Phase 4 of the project will create a continuous Class 1 trail between the Glenshire subdivision and Donner Lake.

The project will be funded through the town, Truckee Donner Land Trust, and Truckee Donner Public Utility District.

“This is a triumph of navigating a very challenging situation” said Vice Mayor Anna Klovstad.

Work on the trail is slated to run through 2024, and potentially could entail wider shoulders to accommodate cyclists, pet waste stations, bike repair stations, interpretive signs, way finding signs, mile post markers, water fountains, and benches that will be sourced from a project by local students at Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

Justin Scacco is a staff writer with the Sierra Sun. He can be reached at jscacco@sierrasun.com

North Tahoe Public Utility District seeks representative for Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency Board of Directors

The North Tahoe Public Utility District Board of Directors is seeking an interested and qualified individual from the North Lake Tahoe community to serve on the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency Board as a representative from the utility board, a news release states.

This position offers the opportunity to be directly involved in local government and guide the future of a critical cooperative organization in the region.

The North Tahoe Public Utility District provides wastewater collection and conveyance services to customers in North Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency was formed in 1972 in response to the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, to coordinate wastewater treatment and disposal services throughout the North and West Shore regions of Lake Tahoe, the Truckee River corridor (including the communities of Alpine Meadows and Olympic Valley), and Truckee to protect public health and the environment.

Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency serves and is governed by five-member districts: Alpine Springs County Water District, North Tahoe Public Utility District, Olympic Valley Public Service District, Tahoe City Public Utility District, and the Truckee Sanitary District. Each agency appoints a representative to the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency Board of Directors.

The North Tahoe Public Utility District representative on the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency Board of Directors will represent the public and the district, and is vested with the duty to oversee Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency affairs. The North Tahoe Public Utility District representative will work with fellow Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency Directors to act collectively as a legislative body to accomplish the mission of the agency through policymaking and general direction to agency management.

Applicants must reside within the the North Tahoe Public Utility District’s service boundaries. The appointed representative will serve a term of four years, beginning Sept. 1, will be compensated at $100 per day of meeting attendance, and may participate in the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency’s health and dental plan.

Eligible community members who are interested in serving in this unique role are encouraged to complete an application available at the North Tahoe Public Utility District’s Administrative Office, 875 National Ave., Tahoe Vista, or online at ntpud.org, on or before Friday, June 17.

Additional material, including a resume and qualifications, is not required but is encouraged and may be submitted with an application.

Truckee falls short in baseball state title game

The Truckee baseball team came up shy of a state championship last weekend, falling in Saturday’s title game to Virgin Valley.

Playing at Fernley High School, the Wolverines battled back from an opening round loss to Moapa Valley to come out of the loser’s bracket, and reach the state title game. The Northern Region champions, however, ran out of magic against Virgin Valley, dropping the state championship game 12-6.

The Wolverines tournament got off to a rough start in Thursday’s opening round, falling 13-10 to Moapa Valley. Junior Matt Tanner led the team with three hits and an RBI. Senior Sam Purgason hit a home run in the game. Senior Tyler Lamperti knocked in three runs.

From the mound, Purgason struck out six batters and had nine earned runs.

Facing elimination on Friday, Truckee rebounded from the previous day’s loss, eliminating Dayton in a 12-2 win. Senior Jackson Kahl led the team with four runs knocked in and three hits, including a double. Tanner had a pair of doubles and knocked in a run. Senior Griffin Roberts had three hits, including a double. Purgason and junior Damon Bacon each had two RBIs.

From the mound, Lamperti struck out six batters and had one earned run.

The win propelled Truckee into a semifinals rematch against Moapa Valley. This time the Wolverines jumped out to a 5-0 lead and were able to hang on for an 8-4 victory.

Purgason again had a solid game, leading the team with a home run and a trio of runs batted in. Tanner had a pair of hits and two RBIs. Roberts, Lamperti, and Bacon each had two hits.

As a pitcher, Kahl went a complete game, struck out six batters, and allowed one earned run.

The win against Moapa Valley pushed the Wolverines into Saturday’s title game against Virgin Valley. The Bulldogs entered the game with a perfect tournament record and would need to be beaten twice in order for the Wolverines to capture the state title.

One game is all it would take, however, as Virgin Valley made use of a big fifth inning to win the state title, 12-6.

Junior Dylan Sumner led Truckee with a double and three runs batted in. Roberts had two hits, including a triple. Bacon struck out two batters and allowed seven earned runs.

Truckee concludes the season as Class 3A Northern League champions with an overall record of 25-9.

Justin Scacco is a staff writer with the Sierra Sun. He can be reached at jscacco@sierrasun.com

Non-motorized watercraft can spread invasive species into Lake Tahoe

As summer in the Tahoe Basin begins to ramp up, boating does as well.
Photo by Corey Rich

As summer in the Tahoe Basin begins to ramp up, boating does as well. Most boaters know their vessel needs to be inspected at a watercraft inspection station prior to launching. The Clean, Drain, and Dry protocol is universally seen and understood throughout the region. The process ensures that no new aquatic invasive species are introduced to the lake — and none have since inspections began in 2008.

But, what about kayaks, paddle boards, sailboats, rafts, or even electric foil boards (Efoils) – do they need an inspection? Well, here is any easy guide to see if you need to come by a watercraft inspection station for a free, non-motorized inspection.

NON-TRAILERED AND NON-MOTORIZED

Non-trailered, non-motorized watercraft are not required to have an inspection but “may be subject to inspection prior to entering the waters of the Lake Tahoe region if determined necessary” (TRPA Code 63.4.2) depending on the posed risk.

In order to assess risk, be prepared to answer some questions about your boating history at state parks, kiosks, launching areas and public beaches. If you are coming from a water body that is deemed high-risk for the spread of invasive species, you will be directed to an inspection station to get a free inspection and possible decontamination.

For example, if you are coming from Lake Mead or Havasu, a free inspection and decontamination would help alleviate the risk of introducing Quagga or Zebra mussels into regional waters.

For pristine waters that have no invasive species, such as Echo Lakes, Angora, and Fallen Leaf lakes, even Lake Tahoe is considered a threat from the Eurasian watermilfoil, curlyleaf pondweed, and Asian clams currently found there. Decontaminations prior to using non-motorized watercraft in pristine waters help keep them pristine, and, as always, are prioritized and free at watercraft inspection stations.

If your non-motorized watercraft is covered in water or mud, or is just dirty, you may be asked by recreation officials to go to an inspection station and get a decontamination. If the watercraft is not coming from a high-risk waterbody and is completely Cleaned, Drained and Dry, you can launch wherever you like in Lake Tahoe.

TRAILERED NON-MOTORIZED

If your watercraft is large enough that it needs to be on a trailer, then it will need to be inspected. This does not apply to basic utility trailers. After the inspection, watercraft will get a free non-motorized Tahoe In & Out sticker.

OTHER WATERCRAFT

The official code states, all motorized watercraft need an inspection. Does your Efoil or electric surfboard have an electric or gas-powered motor? If so, then it needs to go to an inspection station. Luckily, inspections are free for most electric motors, so you won’t need to pay for the inspection.

BECOME A TAHOE KEEPER

Tahoe Keepers are people who actively use a non-motorized watercraft in the Tahoe Basin, have pledged their stewardship of the Tahoe Region and have shown their knowledge of Clean, Drain and Dry procedures. Tahoe Keepers are paddling stewards who protect the region’s waters and lead by example. To become a Tahoe Keeper, visit tahoekeepers.org, take the quiz and then you will receive your decal and certificate in the mail.

Remember, the best way to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species is to Clean, Drain and Dry all watercraft when leaving or entering another water body. Lake Tahoe’s regional waters remain crystal clear for a reason – we all work diligently to preserve the beauty and ecology of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Non-motorized boaters are welcome to stop by the inspection stations any time for free inspections to make sure they have no delays at the launching areas. For a list of inspection stations or to book an appointment for a motorized mandatory inspection, please visit tahoeboatinspections.com.

The Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Program is implemented by 40 public and private partner organizations, including federal, state, and local jurisdictions, research partners, public utility districts, and private marinas. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Tahoe Resource Conservation District lead the program in collaboration with the public and private partners. The program’s mission is to prevent, detect, and control aquatic invasive species in the Region so that future generations can enjoy Lake Tahoe. For additional information, contact cneuffer@tahoercd.org.

Source: Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Program

TTUSD teacher named 2022 Placer County Teacher of the Year

Truckee High School English teacher Craig Rowe has been named the 2022 Placer County Teacher of the Year. Logan Mallonee, Principal of Truckee High School, shared “Craig is an enthusiastic teacher who creates and supports daily opportunities to inspire, prepare and empower students for college, career and a purposeful life. He lives this THS mission and truly makes a difference in the lives of students, guiding them to uncover their potential, pushing them to do great work, and helping them to find bright futures.”

Placer County Superintendent Gayle Garbolino-Mojica made a surprise visit to Tahoe Truckee Unified School District on Friday, May 20, and recognized Craig Rowe in his classroom as a Placer County Teacher of the Year.

TTUSD’s Hilary Jimenez named 2022 Placer County Classified School Employee of the Year

North Tahoe High School’s Wellness Center Liaison Hilary Jimenez has been named the 2022 Placer County Classified School Employee of the Year in the Health & Student Services category. Joanna Mitchell, Principal of North Tahoe High School, shared “Our students trust Hilary. She exercises incredible judgment and always does what is best for students, making them feel safe. Hilary asks questions when needed, stays silent when needed, and seeks resources when needed. There is not a better person to establish and maintain a high school wellness center.”

Placer County Superintendent Gayle Garbolino-Mojica made a surprise visit to Tahoe Truckee Unified School District on Friday, May 20, and recognized Hilary Jimenez in her Wellness Center as a Placer County Classified School Employee of the Year.

Source: TTUSD