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TRAFFIC ALERT: Overturned dump truck on Highway 267

June 19, 2019

A dump truck overturned Wednesday morning on Highway 267 near Northstar Drive, spilling fuel and causing traffic delays. Minor injuries were reported, according to the Truckee California Highway Patrol’s Facebook page. “We have one way...


Bicyclist hit on State Route 28 in Dollar Point

June 18, 2019

UPDATE 10:20 a.m.: California Highway Patrol Officer Officer Jeff Billings has reported that the crash has not been confirmed as a fatal accident. At 7:40 a.m. a 16-year-old driver broadsided a bicyclist leaving the bicyclist...





Sierra Roadwork (June 17-22)

June 17, 2019

LONG-TERM PROJECTS Interstate 80 (Placer County) from the Long Ravine underpass to just east of the Magra Road Overcrossing: Final roadwork resumes on a $50.6 million project to construct a three-mile truck climbing lane on...


Market Beat: Types of mutual funds
Market Beat: Types of mutual funds

June 17, 2019

One of the best ways that investors can manage risk is through diversification. Mutual funds are a good way for investors to achieve broad diversification of their assets. The very first mutual funds were used...


Woman trapped in car near Blue Canyon taken to hospital

June 14, 2019

UPDATE 1:45 p.m.: The woman has been taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, according to CHP. She has moderate injuries. Her 2007 Honda Pilot has been towed from the area. ORIGINAL POST: A woman has...


Big Jack East Project Public Information Meeting

June 14, 2019

The Tahoe National Forest will host a public information meeting to discuss implementation of the Big Jack East project. The meeting will occur on Tuesday, June 18, from 5- 6:30 p.m. at the Truckee Ranger...


Placer County moves forward on 2-1-1 system

June 14, 2019

With direction from the Board of Supervisors, Placer County will move forward in developing a 2-1-1 information and referral system. 2-1-1 provides free online and telephone support to community members to connect them with resources...


Tahoe Keys: Aquatic Weeds Public Workshops

June 14, 2019

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency along with the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board and key stakeholders are holding a series of public meetings to discuss proposed test methods and environmental analysis for controlling weeds...


40th annual fireworks, party at Kings Beach July 3
40th annual fireworks, party at Kings Beach July 3

June 14, 2019

Kings Beach gets the Independence Day celebration off to an early start, July 3, at the 40th annual July 3rd Fireworks & Beach Party from 7-10 p.m. at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area. The...


State of the Lake, with Geoff Schladow, set for Aug. 1

June 14, 2019

Dr. Geoff Schladow, director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, will discuss the most important factors that affected the health of Lake Tahoe last year, at the annual State of the Lake on...



Truckee High alumnus is osteopathic medicine graduate
Truckee High alumnus is osteopathic medicine graduate

June 14, 2019

MacKenzie Joseph Barton, son of Patty Gegenheimer and Ernie Barton, graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, on May 24. Barton graduated from Truckee High School in 2004 and from San...


Tahoe Donner announces summer schedule

June 14, 2019

A complete guide to public events and family-friendly activities taking place at Tahoe Donner amenities is now available. Highlights include the ninth annual Summer Concert on the Green, Waterpalooza, Wild West Fest, Edi-Bōl dinner series,...


Kelly Brothers ‘Paint It Forward’ program announces recipient

June 14, 2019

Kelly Brothers Painting, Inc has announced its 2019 Truckee/Tahoe “Paint It Forward” recipient as The Family Resource Center of Truckee. The Kelly Brothers Painting’s crew of volunteer professional painters will be at the Family Resource...


UPDATE: I-80 EB lanes near Soda Springs cleared, reopened
UPDATE: I-80 EB lanes near Soda Springs cleared, reopened

June 14, 2019

UPDATE 2 p.m.: The I-80 eastbound number two lane and the Soda Spring offramp will be closed for “emergency guardrail repairs” due to damage from this morning’s overturned big rig, Caltrans said. Closures are expected...


Don Rogers: Never fear, world will end
Don Rogers: Never fear, world will end

June 14, 2019

Desalination facilities deliver freshwater along coasts from San Diego to Saudi Arabia. Maybe expensive, but the price will drop sure as rain. We can pump any fluid anywhere. Right now. Solar energy is on the...