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Truckee Town Council approves Grocery Outlet

November 14, 2018 — Truckee Town Council members have unanimously approved the construction of a Grocery Outlet on Donner Pass Road, following three public hearings and months of deliberation. "I know that this decision tonight is not going to make everyone happy," said Council Member Morgan Goodwin. "What's important

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Truckee’s Cross named Northern League MVP

November 14, 2018 — Truckee junior Kelly Cross put together an outstanding season on the volleyball court this past fall, leading the Wolverines to an 18-0 league record, regional championship, and a state runner-up finish. For her play this past season, Cross has been named the Class 3A Northern

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Digital disruption: Tech, entrepreneurial ecosystem paves way for growth

November 14, 2018 — Tech industry trends are aligning to make Nevada County an ideal location for entrepreneurial tech businesses and talent. All we need to do is connect the dots. Embrace Change or BE Left Behind The disruption of traditional industries, a shift to cloud-based software, and an

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Boulder City takes 3-1 win over Truckee in finals to repeat as Class 3A state champions

November 13, 2018 — After an 18-0 run through Northern League play and a regional championship, the Truckee volleyball team came up just shy of their ultimate goal, falling in the finals of the Class 3A state tournament last Saturday against defending champions Boulder City. The Lady Wolverines engaged

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Daytime closure scheduled for Highway 89 in Emerald Bay Wednesday

November 13, 2018 — Caltrans is alerting motorists to a full daytime closure of a section of State Highway 89 in Emerald Bay next week. The highway is scheduled to be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.  14 to allow for a crane to work in

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Ted Gaines: More government spending equals more taxes

November 13, 2018 — This year's legislative session ended in September but you'll feel the damage to your pocketbooks for years to come. I will give my Democrat colleagues credit for consistency, at least, because every year they come up with new and creative ways to spend taxpayer money,

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ELECTION: Hetherington, Jones battle for second airport board seat

November 13, 2018 — The race for two seats on the Truckee Tahoe Airport District Board of Directors is almost as close as the race for Truckee Town Council. After both Nevada and Placer counties released updated totals Tuesday, Jim Morrison currently has 5,023 votes followed by Mary Hetherington

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Updated results still shows close race for Truckee Town Council

November 13, 2018 — Two candidates for Truckee Town Council are still fighting for the third seat according to updated election results released Tuesday. Anna Klovstad is still in the lead with 2,938 votes, followed by Morgan Goodwin with 2,036. Chelsea Walterscheid, who trailed David Polivy by three votes

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Air quality advisory issued in Placer County

November 13, 2018 — The Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control District are re-issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential of poor air quality conditions most likely in western Placer County due to smoke from the Camp Fire

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Three-peat state champs

November 13, 2018 — The Truckee and South Tahoe girls' soccer teams have battled for supremacy all season long, splitting a pair of regular season matchups, followed by the Vikings taking a 2-1 victory in the Northern League championship. The teams went on to dispatch their Southern League counterparts

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Alpenglow Sports welcomes Dave Nettle for first Winter Speaker Series presentation

November 13, 2018 — On Thursday, Nov. 15, Alpenglow Sports premiers the 13th annual Winter Speaker Series by welcoming back local legend and series co-founder Dave Nettle with his presentation, "Ski Mountaineering the Graubunden Haute Route." The event is free and will start at 7 p.m. at the Olympic

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Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy offers Snow Rangers youth backcountry program

November 13, 2018 — Heading into the 2018 ski season, Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy will again offer a youth ski program focused on creating lifelong backcountry skills, while introducing avalanche awareness and avoidance. The Snow Rangers work closely with the professional guides at Alpine Skills International when

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Reno-Tahoe out of running to host 2030 Winter Olympic Games

November 12, 2018 — The Reno-Tahoe region will not host the Winter Olympics anytime soon. The Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition said in a press release Monday that it is not financially feasible for the region and declined a bid invitationfrom the United States Olympic Committee to participate in an

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Market Beat: Stock market election cycles

November 12, 2018 — As I'm writing this, the mid-term elections are one day away, and I thought that it would be interesting to look at how the stock market has performed historically during election cycles. One common election cycle that you may read about is the presidential cycle

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Truckee’s Julie Munger leads US women at World Rafting Championships

November 12, 2018 — Truckee local and rafting legend Julie Munger is in Argentina this weekend, leading the US Women's Masters team at the International Rafting Federation World Rafting Championship. Munger, 56, and fellow Californians Sue Norman (61), Beth Rypins (56) and Juliet Starrett (45) were part of the

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Principal’s Corner: River Day a rich experience for all

November 12, 2018 — Fall on the Yuba River is extraordinary. Donner Trail Elementary is steeped in environmental education and nestled next to the Yuba River, and we take full advantage of the opportunity to study the river, its riparian environment, and the importance of exposing students to their

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Kurt Reinkens: Affordable living with Grocery Outlet unlocks affordable housing

November 12, 2018 — One of the untalked-about issues surrounding our regional housing crisis is the overall cost of living in Truckee and North Tahoe that stretches local families to their financial limits. Housing prices in our region are undoubtedly high, but the compounding factor is the steep cost

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Law Review: New laws for 2019 (Round 1)

November 12, 2018 — The Legislature passed and Gov. Jerry signed 1,016 laws this year. Not a record, but nothing to sneeze at. Here is the first (random) sampling, more to come in future columns. Pet-Friendly Parks — Not later than July 1, 2020, owners of pets will have

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Wolverines scuttle Pirates to reach first state title game since 2012

November 10, 2018 — For the first time since 2012, the Truckee football team will play for a state championship. The Wolverines traveled to Moapa Valley on Saturday, and scuttled the Pirates in the Class 3A state semifinal round, taking a 23-16 win. "We haven't beat them at that

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Truckee girls look for 3-peat against familiar foe

November 9, 2018 — The Truckee girls’ soccer team smashed Pahrump Valley behind seven goals in a shutout victory to open the Class 3A state tournament in Las Vegas on Friday, and in doing so, set up a rematch with rivals South Tahoe for the state title. The two-time

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