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Truckee River Day coming in October

October 3, 2019

Truckee River Watershed Council is gearing up for the 24th annual Truckee River Day, where Truckee community members work with the council to restore the river and surrounding meadows and wetlands. “I think many of...




Watercraft inspection stations closing for winter

September 27, 2019

Watercraft inspection stations are closing for the winter at the end of September. Starting Oct. 1, watercraft inspections will be held at Cave Rock and Lake Forest launch ramps. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency boasts...






VIDEO: Nevada County participates in Global Climate Strike

September 20, 2019

Marches, rallies and protests took place around the globe Friday, as people demanded world leaders take action against the “climate crisis.” The world-wide event was partly inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who marched on...



Caltrans urges drivers to watch out for wildlife

September 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO—This time of year, the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions typically peak as animals start migrating to winter habitat, mating season begins for deer and elk, and bears spend more time foraging before hibernation. To help...


Divers to attempt unprecedented Lake Tahoe clean-up

September 16, 2019

Two Lake Tahoe residents are taking steps to address the lake’s long-time trash problem by swimming the 72 miles around Tahoe. Tahoe Dive Center owner Matt Meunier and Clean Up the Lake founder Colin West...




Town of Truckee launches Truckee Litter Corps

September 4, 2019

Town of Truckee launches Truckee Litter Corps The Town of Truckee has launched a new litter abatement initiative, called Truckee Litter Corps. This all-volunteer citizen driven program will help remove litter from roadways, trails, and...



Boca Quarry expansion project moving forward

August 30, 2019

The Boca Quarry expansion project is moving forward to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, following the Planning Commission’s approval. “There’s a number of project benefits with this particular site and the way the project...