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Tahoe Blue Crew soft launch highlighted by Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort’s adoption of Chimney Beach

September 21, 2018 — More than 100 volunteers across six locations around Lake Tahoe showed up last weekend to scour beaches and trails for bottles, cans, cigarette butts and anything else left behind during the summer months as part of the 10th annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. Dozens of

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Truckee Railyard project making way

September 21, 2018 — Developers have made noticeable changes to the Truckee Railyard site this summer including the realignment of Donner Pass Road, a new downtown parking lot, installing a 54-inch underground pipe for sewage and a complete cleanup of the site. Phase 1 of construction, made complete with

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Developers withdraw from canyon springs project

September 21, 2018 — Developers heading the Canyon Springs project have announced they will be withdrawing their application from the project in a letter to the Town of Truckee. The project was set on 283 acres of land adjacent to Glenshire neighborhood with 177 market rate lots, 26 of

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Non-profit PaintCare to host recycling event in Truckee

September 19, 2018 — PaintCare, a non-profit stewardship organization running paint recycling programs across the country, in partnership with Bye Bye Mattress and Truckee Tahoe Airport, will hold a one-day recycling event at the Truckee Tahoe Airport from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. California residents and businesses in

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Truckee CERT team welcomes unlikely member

September 19, 2018 — Truckee's Community Emergency Response Team welcomed 22 new volunteers on Saturday, including one unlikely member. Shawn Amaral, an 18-year-old diagnosed with autism, successfully completed the final training exercise to become the first member with such a disability on the team. "We believe there's a place

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Mountain Minds: Why Tahoe gets so much smoke (and how we can predict it)

September 19, 2018 — Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, welcomes Neil Lareau to present at Mountain Minds Monday: "Why Tahoe Gets So Much Wildfire Smoke and How We Can Predict It" A physicist will share why there have been so many smoky days in

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Proposal to FCC could threaten small internet providers

September 14, 2018 — Internet service providers in Truckee could take a hit if the Federal Communications Commission decides to repeal a rule that grants competing companies access to their infrastructure. This provision of the 1996 Telecommunications Act required major phone companies to lease their copper wire infrastructure, which

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Teen swims length of Lake Tahoe for charity

September 14, 2018 — Angel More, a 15-year-old from the San Francisco Bay Area, became the youngest person to complete the California Triple Crown of marathon swimming when she finished the 21.3 mile swim across Lake Tahoe on Aug. 25. The 15-hour night swim from South Lake Tahoe to

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Sun Snapshots

September 14, 2018 — SUBMIT A PHOTO Have you captured the faces, places and events of our community? Need help finding a lost pet? Then submit your photos to the Truckee Sun's "Sun Snapshots" to be published in our print and online editions. Send photos (and/or videos) to photos@sierrasun.com,

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FiftyFifty celebrates production facility grand opening in Truckee

September 14, 2018 — It's been more than a decade since FiftyFifty Brewing first started serving up suds in the Truckee-Tahoe area, and as demand for their wide range of beers has grown over the years, the brewery began implementing plans to increase production. Late last year, FiftyFifty began

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Truckee plane crash survivor faces long road to recovery

September 13, 2018 — On the morning of July 17, Eric Raptosh and his husband Peter Jackson took off in a single engine plane from the Truckee Airport with their pilot, Kenneth Whitall-Scherfee, to take pictures of Pyramid Lake. Within minutes the plane experienced engine problems and went down

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Transit tax added to Joerger Ranch properties

September 13, 2018 — Truckee Town Council took steps to place a transit tax on the Joerger Ranch properties, a planned community which includes the Soaring Ranch project and the development of a Raley's grocery store. The area includes four parcels of land at the intersection of Highway 267,

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Apparel company shows Truckee love with cleanup effort

September 13, 2018 — Since 2012, Truckee Love has decked out locals and visitors alike with hats and clothes inspired by the area so many are enamored with. On Sept. 22, the company will look to give back with its new Clean & Green Initiative, and will host a

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McClintock backs out of proposed Tahoe debate, cites endorsement of opponent by event organizer

September 11, 2018 — Tom McClintock, Republican incumbent and candidate for California's 4th congressional district, announced he will not participate in a planned debate in the Lake Tahoe area. McClintock and his opponent, Democrat Jessica Morse, had agreed to a debate to be hosted by the Sierra Business Council

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Truckee police find stolen vehicle, suspected drugs at shopping center

September 11, 2018 — A West Virginia man spotted by police in a stolen vehicle — a truck containing suspected burglary tools and a clown mask — remained in the Nevada County Jail under $16,000 in bond Thursday, authorities said. Kenneth Wayne Sherman, 33, faces a felony vehicle theft

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Good Morning Truckee discusses educational opportunities

September 10, 2018 — There are so many educational opportunities in our region – from public, charter and private, to alternative and higher education – the good work of many have created lots of options. Each one offers its own innovative programs to create educational pathways that meet individual

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Truckee celebrates 25 years

September 10, 2018 — West End Beach at Donner Lake was packed with residents on Saturday to celebrate Truckee's 25th anniversary of incorporation. Roughly 1,500 people waved and cheered as a drone flew overhead to snap a group picture similar to one taken in 2000. Following the picture the

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Meet the Truckee Town Council candidates

September 7, 2018 — As campaign season for the November General Election picks up steam, the field of challengers for the Truckee Town Council is set. Among the seven vying for three seats on the council, Morgan Goodwin is the sole incumbent on the ballot, as current Mayor Carolyn

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Golden Valley Tahoe School open as third charter school in Truckee

September 7, 2018 — Golden Valley Tahoe School, a new Truckee charter school, opened its doors Wednesday to students at the transitional kindergarten level to third grade, with hopes of later expanding to eighth-grade students. The school began as a preschool four years ago started by local parents who

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Placer County approves micro transit in Olympic Valley

September 7, 2018 — Placer County will move forward with plans to bring an on-demand shuttle service to Olympic Valley approving a 1 percent assessment fee to lodging receipts and single day lifts tickets at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. "This will really provide an improved competitive advantage to

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