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Placer County releases report on base-to-base gondola

April 12, 2019

Placer County and the U.S. Forest Service have released its final Environmental Impact Report for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows base-to-base gondola that would connect the two resorts. During a public hearing last spring Alpine Meadows...




4th Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Truckee

April 9, 2019

Mountain Area Preservation will celebrate Earth Day at the Downtown Community Arts Center in Truckee for the fourth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, featuring award-winning films focused on adventure, activism, and conservation. Doors open...



Wildfires likely to get worse with climate change

March 30, 2019

In the last few years the California has fallen victim to some of the worst wildfires in history. According to environmental science and climate policy experts Dana Nucitelli and Jerry Hinkle, climate change is likely...


New bear cubs arrive at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care
New bear cubs arrive at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care

March 29, 2019

Two new bear cubs — both between 4-6 weeks old — landed at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in March, after being found on a road near Yreka. It marked the first time the organization had...


Mandatory smart meters draw complaints for Truckee Donner PUD

March 29, 2019

Truckee residents are taking issue with the installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure electric meters, also referred to as “smart meters,” at their homes, and the inability to opt-out of the new program. The Truckee Donner...





Black bear and her cub spotted in Tahoe City (VIDEO)
Black bear and her cub spotted in Tahoe City (VIDEO)

January 31, 2019

It may be a little more than a month into winter, but that doesn’t mean the Truckee-Tahoe area’s black bear population is totally inactive. A black bear and her cub were spotted at the North...




French Meadows Restoration Project reaches final approval

December 12, 2018

FRENCH MEADOWS – The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday final approval of the French Meadows Forest Restoration Project, a forest health project aimed at reducing wildfire risk in a critical municipal watershed. This landscape-scale project,...