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Truckee hammers South Tahoe for Sierra Bowl victory

October 21, 2018 — Truckee's football team closed out the regular season on the road last Friday night, competing in the annual Sierra Bowl against South Tahoe. The Wolverines took a 60-12 win against the Vikings for a third consecutive victory in the rivalry between the teams. Seniors Derek

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Southern League tennis teams sweep state finals

October 21, 2018 — The Class 3A Southern League's tennis players took over the state tournament at Tahoe Donner Tennis Center, sweeping the finals matches in the team and individual brackets. Squads and players from Boulder City, The Meadows, and Western High School were left standing after three days

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Water Bond could bring $350 million to the Sierra Nevada

October 20, 2018 — On November's ballot California voters will decide on an $8.877 billion bond that would go toward water infrastructure and environmental projects, a portion of which would be aimed at conservation projects in the Tahoe area. "These are really important investments into the Sierra Nevada," said

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Proposed ice pavilion plans continue to solidify

October 20, 2018 — Plans for a full-sized, covered ice rink in Truckee continue to crystalize as Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District voted to select MWA Architects to complete a preliminary design and construction estimate for the Truckee Community Ice Pavilion Project. "That's big news because, having done the

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Market Beat: The Fear Index

October 18, 2018 — The stock market regularly goes through cycles of volatility. On average it spends about 85 percent of the time trending upwards with relatively low volatility. The other 15 percent of the time the volatility increases rapidly and the market trends lower. The historical volatility of

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Martis Fund to offer homebuyer assistance

October 18, 2018 — A program that will provide down payment assistance to qualified working families in North Lake Tahoe is being re-launched by the Sierra Business Council and the Martis Fund, providing $500,000 for the new Martis Fund Homebuyer Assistance Program. "One of the key barriers for people

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4th District Congressional candidates McClintock, Morse weigh in on conservation fund

October 18, 2018 — The Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bill designed to protect land, water, and recreation in the U.S., expired Sept. 30 without any action from Congress. Since 1964, the bill has used a portion of revenue from offshore drilling to conservation projects across America without

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Law Review: Jim Porter’s recommendations for Nov. 6 area elections

October 18, 2018 — Last week we made our recommendations for the State Propositions on your Nov. 6 ballot and a handful of statewide elections. There was only one glaring error. (Better than usual for me.) On Prop 6, the proposal to repeal the Legislature's gas tax, I meant

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Don Rogers: Careful what you call crisis

October 18, 2018 — Regular people can't afford to buy or rent homes here. So businesses can't find enough employees or keep them long enough. Homes that belonged to locals sell at ever-steeper prices to wealthy out-of-towners, who may visit but won't live here. Neighborhoods go mostly dark except

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Truckee volleyball nears perfect regular season

October 18, 2018 — The Truckee volleyball team remained perfect in league play, picking up a pair of wins this week against Dayton and Sparks. The Wolverines dominated Dayton, 3-0, to open the week. Juniors Kelly Cross and Kaley Settle led the team with 10 kills apiece, and a

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Marathon week in Tahoe ends with iconic record still standing

October 18, 2018 — As the fall season moves along, competitive running events around Lake Tahoe are becoming more and more scarce. One of the year's final organized events, the annual three-day Lake Tahoe Marathon, was held last weekend, bringing hundreds of racers to compete along Tahoe's shoreline in

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Perry Norris: Proposition 3 will help water supply, fire prevention in the Sierra Nevada

October 18, 2018 — Voters in our corner of the Sierra have an unprecedented opportunity to invest in our local communities in the form of Proposition 3, a statewide water bond for the November ballot, with specific funding earmarked for our region. The last five years have revealed a

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California Tahoe Conservancy accepts $2.3M from Cal Fire to reduce wildfire risk

October 18, 2018 — The California Tahoe Conservancy Board today accepted a $2.3 million grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to fund high-priority forest health projects designed to combat climate change and reduce the risk of wildfires. "The Conservancy is excited to use these funds

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Truckee Town Council candidates talk affordable housing, General Plan (VIDEO)

October 18, 2018 — The race for Truckee Town Council's three open seats is nearing an end with seven candidates focused on access to affordable housing, the town's approaching General Plan update and how these issues will affect Truckee's image as a small inclusive mountain town. Challengers for the

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John Norman Minnis

October 18, 2018 — Unexpectedly, and all too soon, John Norman Minnis, of Hirschdale, California died on Friday the 5th of October 2018. He will be sorely missed by Miriam Huesken Minnis, his wife of 47 years, his son William and wife Michelle, his son Timothy and girlfriend Taylor,

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Truckee planning commissioners put hold on service center approval

October 18, 2018 — The Truckee Planning Commission put plans for phase III construction of Truckee's new public service center on hold this week, citing a need for an additional study of greenhouse gas emissions that the new building would emit. Before recommending the project to the council, the

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Mercogliano surpasses 5,000 career passing yards in North Tahoe victory

October 18, 2018 — North Tahoe's football team made the trip across Nevada to West Wendover last weekend and picked up a crucial victory to keep the team's playoff hopes alive. The Lakers dropped a season high in points on the Wolverines, taking a 56-28 win to improve move

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Finishing strong: Bellon surpasses 3K career passing yards; Wolverines close regular season with Sierra Bowl

October 18, 2018 — The Truckee defense continued its stellar play Friday night, dominating Spring Creek in a 33-0 win on the road and securing a first-round bye in the upcoming Class 3A Northern League playoffs. The Wolverines kept the Spartans under 30 yards during the first half as

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Intero Real Estate to celebrate grand opening of Truckee office

October 18, 2018 — Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., will host a grand opening Monday for its new office in Truckee. The new Truckee office, located at 10008 SE River Street, is owned and operated by John and Edith Heaney Miller. This

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Now boarding: 5 candidates vie for Truckee Tahoe Airport Board (VIDEO)

October 18, 2018 — Five candidates will vie for two seats on the Truckee Tahoe Airport Board of Directors this upcoming election. Incumbents John Jones and James Morrison are seeking reelection, while Mary Hetherington, Joe Lorenz, and Peter van Peborgh are challenging for a seat on the board. The

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