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Town of Truckee seeks input on McIver open space

June 21, 2018 — The Town of Truckee recently announced an open house workshop seeking input on the future use of the McIver Dairy site. The town has obtained landscape architecture consultant, Callander Associates, according to a release, to develop alternative conceptual drawings, which include various public uses for

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First known Gray wolf visits Nevada County

June 11, 2018 — California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported this week that a gray wolf visited Nevada County on Friday, the first known visit of a gray wolf to this area. The two-year-old female, referred to as OR-54, has since returned north to Sierra County. The wolf

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Summer hiking series promotes conservation efforts

May 31, 2018 — The Truckee Donner Land Trust kicked off their summer hiking series on Saturday with a docent led hike around Lower Carpenter Valley, the first time the public has been able to explore the region since the trust acquired the property last year. Located about 10

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Sierra Club sign MOU on gondola project

May 31, 2018 — At the public hearing for Squaw Valley's base-to-base gondola project in Kings Beach, Ron Cohen, acting COO of Squaw Valley, announced that an agreement had been reached between Squaw Valley and the national Sierra Club organization and its Mother Lode Chapter regarding the construction of

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Forging ahead: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows pushes forward with development, gondola projects

May 31, 2018 — Sierra Watch's attorneys argue Placer County fell well short of fully analyzing the impacts of Squaw Valley's planned 25-year village redevelopment project, particularly when it comes to fire safety, traffic and resulting environmental effects on the Lake Tahoe Basin. And the nonprofit organization, which has

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Residents rail against avalanche ops, increased traffic with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows gondola project

May 30, 2018 — Placer County is accepting comments from the public concerning the proposed construction of the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows base-to-base gondola project and its impacts on the environment and local homeowners, with noise and traffic concerns dominating the discussion. At a recent public hearing, Alpine Meadows

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Hicks appointed to Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board

May 23, 2018 — U.S. President Donald Trump has appointed A.J. "Bud" Hicks to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Governing Board. According to a news release, Hicks, a resident of Reno, Nevada since 1957, will assume the non-voting, presidential-appointee seat on the Governing Board held by Tim Carlson

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North Tahoe community cleanup set for June 2

May 22, 2018 — On June 2, over 100 volunteers will take to the streets to pick up trash prior to the busy summer season, a news release states. Registration will be at 9 a.m. at Community House located at 265 Bear Street in Kings Beach. This registration location

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Wildfire Awareness Week: getting serious about fire danger around Truckee

May 9, 2018 — Lake Tahoe's wet winter allowed for thick brush growth that is now drying out, creating the perfect fuel for forest fires. In an effort to urge Californians to get serious about properly defending their homes from wildfires, Gov. Jerry Brown declared May 6-12 "Wildfire Awareness

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Lake Tahoe roadside boat inspection stations open for season

May 1, 2018 — Roadside stations for inspections and decontaminations of motorized boats and watercraft are officially opening for the 2018 boating season. And, according to a news release, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District is celebrating the success of fighting aquatic invasive species for the past 10 years. A

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Truckee rolls out new recycling program

April 16, 2018 — To address the Town of Truckee's sustainability goals, new programs will be introduced to residents within the incorporated Truckee town limits beginning this summer that will eliminate the need for residents to purchase recycling and yard waste plastic bags, prevent recycling contamination, and increase the

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Truckee-Tahoe Water agencies oppose statewide drinking water fee

April 12, 2018 — The Truckee-Tahoe area's water agencies say they oppose a budget trailer bill that is part of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed 2018-19 budget. The bill, according to the Association of California Water Agencies, is essentially a modified form of State Bill 623, dubbed the "Safe and

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Fight against invasive species in Tahoe gets a boost

April 3, 2018 — Lake Tahoe's stewards have been given additional resources in the long-standing war against the lake's invasive species. The Tahoe Fund and the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association recently announced the successful completion of fundraising efforts to purchase more than 150 bottom barriers, and other necessary supplies,

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Rain, snow mixture in Truckee forecast

March 22, 2018 — A heavy batch of rain and snow should continue to pound Truckee through the end of the week, the National Weather Service Office in Reno said on Thursday, March 22. The forecast calls for rain and snow throughout the day, and into the evening. The

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Weather: Rain, snow in Truckee forecast

March 21, 2018 — A warm and wet winter storm with deep sub-tropical moisture will keep rain in the Truckee forecast through Thursday, March, 22, the National Weather Service Office in Reno said. The forecast calls for rain on Wednesday, March 21, with a high near 44 degrees and

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Incoming storm could dump about 4 feet of snow near Sierra Crest

March 20, 2018 — A winter storm watch has been issued for the Greater Lake Tahoe Area, which includes Truckee, because of an incoming storm that could dump 4 feet of snow at higher elevations. The National Weather Service Office in Reno said Tuesday, March 20, that the winter

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Placer County Superior Court judge halts Martis Valley West development

March 13, 2018 — A Placer County Superior Court judge issued a ruling on Monday, March 12, that halts the controversial Martis Valley West project. The project called for 760 single-family homes in an area┬álocated off Highway 267 between Northstar California Resort and Tahoe Basin boundary. "Simply put, the

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Snow in Truckee forecast March 13-16; 18 inches possible at Sierra Crest

March 12, 2018 — An incoming storm that could dump up to 18 inches of snow at higher elevations has prompted a winter weather advisory for Truckee, the National Weather Service Office in Reno said on Monday, March 12. The advisory runs from 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13,

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Storm dumps between 24-40 inches of fresh powder at Truckee-area ski resorts

March 3, 2018 — Delayed openings at Truckee-area ski resorts were routine on Saturday, March 3, in the aftermath of a storm that dumped between 24 inches and 40 inches of fresh powder on the slopes. Alpine Meadows said Saturday it received 40 inches of snow in the past

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Blizzard warning issued for Truckee from Thursday to Friday

March 1, 2018 — A blizzard warning has been issued for the Greater Lake Tahoe Area, which includes Truckee, from 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, to 4 a.m. on Friday, March 2, the National Weather Service Office in Reno said. "Heavy snow with periods of blizzard conditions expected,"

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