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Truckee adopts Public Art Master Plan

July 12, 2019

More public art is in Truckee’s future with the town council’s adoption of a Public Art Master Plan. The plan includes policies that define what public art is, potential art locations and how it will...



Truckee activists fight for climate policies

July 12, 2019

With the effects of climate change a growing concern among local environmental groups, Truckee activists have begun using their voice to influence local, state and national climate policies. “We know that some global warming has...




A city within a city: Truckee’s Chinatown
A city within a city: Truckee’s Chinatown

June 21, 2019

The Chinese labor workers on Donner Summit were the literal muscle that constructed the Central Pacific Railroad and played an intrinsic role in propelling Truckee into becoming a lumber magnate from 1868 to 1878. However,...



Cannabis businesses still coming out of the shadows

June 21, 2019

Though Truckee has allowed commercial cannabis delivery for a year now with no cap on the number of permits issued, there’s only one operating delivery service fully permitted by the town and the state. While...


California’s first lager: Boca Beer
California’s first lager: Boca Beer

June 13, 2019

Today, Boca and its reservoir is known for being a small exit on Interstate 80 Hirshdale’s exit, but it once was a vibrant town next to the brand-new Transcontinental Railroad. The town was built at...




Improvements coming to Speedboat Beach
Improvements coming to Speedboat Beach

May 24, 2019

This story has been updated to correct the location of Speedboat Beach. Speedboat Beach in Kings Beach will be getting more than a half-million dollars in upgrades this summer with various improvement projects planned for...


CHP to step up patrol on Memorial Day weekend

May 24, 2019

With summer around the corner, Memorial Day weekend traffic will likely increase on California roadways. In the interest of traffic safety, the California Highway Patrol says it will conduct a Maximum Enforcement Period. According to...


Report: Lake Tahoe clarity improves by over 10 feet in 2018
Report: Lake Tahoe clarity improves by over 10 feet in 2018

May 23, 2019

Lake Tahoe’s renowned clarity experienced a dramatic improvement in 2018 compared to the previous year — a fact researchers attribute to a more mild winter. According to data released by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental...





North Tahoe’s Scott repeats as Northern golf champion
North Tahoe’s Scott repeats as Northern golf champion

May 7, 2019

North Tahoe senior Murphy Scott defended last year’s Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association 2A Northern Boys Golf Championship on Monday, firing a 3-over-par 75 at the 5,947-yard Sunridge Golf and Recreations course in Carson City to...


Track athletes close out regular season
Track athletes close out regular season

May 3, 2019

The Truckee track and field team outdueled seven other schools from around Tahoe and Reno on Friday to take team wins on the boys and girls’ side at the Tahoe-Truckee Lake Meet. Conditions were ideal...


Bill Oudegeest: The meaning of the Transcontinental Railroad
Bill Oudegeest: The meaning of the Transcontinental Railroad

May 3, 2019

We take the transcontinental railroad for granted; it doesn’t overtly affect our daily lives. The transcontinental railroad, though, is responsible for the North Tahoe-Truckee-Donner Summit area today. Without the transcontinental railroad this area would be...