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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...




Town of Truckee receives Silver Beacon Award

September 13, 2019

The Town of Truckee has been awarded a 2019 Silver Beacon Award by the Institute for Local Government for efforts made toward sustainability. The annual Beacon Awards recognize the measurable achievements of towns and cities...



Truckee improving online mapping system

September 13, 2019

New additions have been added to Truckee’s Geographic Information System, an online mapping system, that gives users more insight into ongoing construction projects around town and emergency preparedness. The map allows users to view all...


Fiery crash between big rig, Prius results in fatality

September 13, 2019

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A fiery two-car crash resulted in one fatality, a fire, a closed highway for several hours and thousands of gallons of fuel left unaccounted for. A tanker truck carrying 8,400 gallons...





Tony Commendatore sworn into council

September 11, 2019

Tony Commendatore, Truckee’s newest council member, was sworn in at Tuesday’s council meeting. Commendatore, a managing partner at Aegis Insurance Markets in Truckee, was appointed to fill the vacant seat left by former Vice Mayor...


Boston man found dead in Lake Tahoe

September 10, 2019

A man died at Lake Tahoe this past weekend while attempting to aid a rider who had fallen off an inner tube. The body of Sayen Sengupta, 27, of Boston, was found roughly 30 feet...




Donner Party Hike: Back to the roots of early pioneers

September 6, 2019

The unforgiving Sierra Nevada winter of 1846-1847 began unexpectedly early. The onslaught of storms set the stage for what was to become an incredibly agonizing story of human desperation and determination. Though the Donner party...


Insurance non-renewals hitting mountain communities the hardest

September 6, 2019

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara spoke to Placer County community members at a town hall last week to address concerns over increased insurance cancellations and non-renewals. “We know 10 of the 20 most destructive wildfires...


Tahoe Fuels and Fires Team: Watches and warnings

September 5, 2019

Fire season is now considered a year-round event, particularly in the western United States. In the past, wildfires normally occurred in late summer and early fall when temperatures were high, humidity low and vegetation extremely...


The hog days of summer

September 5, 2019

The annual Hogs for the Cause event held at Crystal Bay Casino brings a truly unique event to Tahoe’s North Shore. Now in its fourth year, the event raises money for local families who are...


150 years of Freemasons in Truckee

August 30, 2019

Truckee is celebrating the 150th year anniversary of not only the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad but also 150 years of the continued presence of Freemasons. The importance of Freemasonry to the social and economic...