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Morrison, Jones lead race for Truckee Tahoe Airport board

November 9, 2018 — Though thousands of ballots remain to be counted — including more than 25,000 in Nevada County, a vote-by-mail county — races in Truckee and the North Tahoe area are coming into focus. Five candidates sought two seats on the Truckee Tahoe Airport Board, but the

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Truckee Town Council race still too close to call

November 9, 2018 — The race for Truckee Town Council serves as a solid example that every vote does count. With ballots still being tallied, Anna Klovstad is in the lead with 2,050 votes followed by Morgan Goodwin with 1,445 votes, David Polivy with 1,328 and Chelsea Walterscheid —

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North Tahoe winter parking restrictions now in effect

November 8, 2018 — Winter parking restrictions around the greater North Lake Tahoe area are in effect until May 1, 2019. Parking along roadway shoulders during this time is prohibited. Compliance will help avoid damage to parked vehicles as well as snow removal equipment and will prevent delays to

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Lastest election results (Nevada/Placer counties, state)

November 7, 2018 — HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, CA-4 Tom McClintock (R) 120,601 55.3% Jessica Morse (D) 97,345 44.7% (100% reporting) TRUCKEE TOWN COUNCIL Carmen Carr 1,138 12.1% Richard Ludke 1,290 13.7% David Polivy 1,328 14.06% Anna Klovstad 2,050 21.7% Suzie Tarnay 869 9.2% Chelsea Walterscheid 1,325 14.03% Morgan Goodwin

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Shannan Moon starts with lead over Bill Smethers in sheriff’s race

November 7, 2018 — Capt. Shannan Moon had a lead over Executive Lt. Bill Smethers Tuesday night in the race for Nevada County sheriff, though thousands of ballots remain uncounted. Moon had 13,985 votes to Smethers' 11,019 votes, or 55.9 percent to 44.1 percent, in the final vote tally

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Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe receives ‘Specialized’ donation

November 4, 2018 — Roughly 40 youngsters from the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe wore broad smiles last Tuesday as they pedaled brand new Specialized mountain bikes around a grass lot near the club's Kings Beach facility as part of a donation from the Tahoe Fund.

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Truckee River Trail restoration completed

November 3, 2018 — The Tahoe City Public Utility District and Placer County officials celebrated the reopening of Truckee River Trail after a summer-long reconstruction project. "Trails are beloved by our community, both our visitors and our residents and it's so critically important to our community," said Cindy Gufstason,

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Placer County approves funding for trail upgrades and visitor facilities

November 2, 2018 — The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved $547,774 in transient occupancy tax funding last week for trail upgrades and visitor facilities in Eastern Placer County recommended by the Capital Projects Advisory Committee. The first of three projects, approved for $175,000, focuses on infrastructure improvements to

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Nevada County supervisors eye fate of gas tax, say local roads would take a hit with repeal

November 2, 2018 — No Nevada County supervisor is actively considering a local tax if the statewide 12-cent gas tax is repealed Nov. 6. The possibility, however, is there. The passage of Proposition 6 would repeal the statewide tax implemented by the Legislature. That tax, in effect almost a

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Truckee-Tahoe polling locations

November 1, 2018 — On Tuesday, Nov. 6, voters will head to the polls to decide everything from state representatives to local issues such as Measure AA. Truckee Town Chambers opened a 10-day voting center on Saturday that will remain open through election day from 8 a.m. to 4

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Remembering Truckee’s “Most Unique Local Resident”

November 1, 2018 — Though Bob Stone, owner of Stone's Country Tires, never had children of his own, he made sure the young athletes at Truckee High School were always taken care of, constantly sponsoring the teams that needed help. "He was always very involved with all the sports,"

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(PHOTOS) Halloween: Donner Lake witches swap brooms for paddles

October 31, 2018 — Donner Lake got a visit from a coven of witches on Halloween. The group paddled out of the lake's east end during the afternoon, proving even Halloween is a unique affair in the Truckee-Tahoe area.

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Organizers: Truckee’s Community Soup Night ‘best series yet’

October 28, 2018 — Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub hosted their final Community Soup Night for the year on Tuesday, bringing in nearly 200 people to enjoy a meal together at the Bigtruck building. "I think it was definitely our best series yet. We had three

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District 4 Congress candidates weigh in on environmental laws

October 26, 2018 — With Election Day fast approaching, voters will decide between Republican incumbent Tom McClintock and Democratic challenger Jessica Morse, who both seek to represent District 4, which includes a large section of the Sierra Nevada, and problems presented by wildfire and drought. McClintock said environmental laws

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Truckee Town Council approves rezoning of McIver property for affordable housing

October 26, 2018 — In order to fulfill a state requirement to supply adequate opportunities for affordable housing development, Truckee Town Council voted to rezone the Upper McIver Dairy property from commercial to residential. During the 2014 to 2019 Housing Element the town did not complete the required property

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Alpine Meadows residents stand opposed to Gazex for avalanche control on road

October 25, 2018 — Residents of Alpine Meadows recently met with representatives from Placer County and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows to discuss ongoing concerns surrounding the recent installation of eight Gazex fixed remote avalanche control structures by the resort. Roughly 75 members of the community gathered in Tahoe City

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Truckee Town Council endorses renewal of Measure AA

October 24, 2018 — Truckee Town Council unanimously voiced their support for Measure AA, which would continue funding programs within Tahoe Truckee Unified School District that are typically underfunded by the state. "I have two daughters that have benefited greatly from the school system," said Councilmember David Tirman. "We

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Placer County: Land deal could mean more achievable workforce housing for Kings Beach

October 24, 2018 — Downtown Kings Beach is on track for 45 more units of achievable workforce housing with the terms of a new land deal approved on Tuesday by the Placer County Successor Agency Board. According to a news release, Kings Beach Center LLC would pay $1.1 million

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MEET THE CANDIDATES: North Tahoe Fire Protection District

October 24, 2018 — In advance of the November general election, the Sierra Sun reached out to area candidates, asking each why they're running for office, what's the biggest challenge facing their district and how they would address it. The following are responses from four candidates who seek one

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Dollar Creek bike trail expands towards Kings Beach

October 23, 2018 — Placer County officials and representatives from community organizations celebrated the grand opening of the Dollar Creek Trail on Tuesday, a 2.2-mile paved trail extending from the existing trail in Tahoe City from Dollar Drive along State Route 28 to Fulton Crescent Drive. "This truly represents

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