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Truckee residents concerned about the role businesses have played in enforcing COVID distancing and mask wearing restrictions argue that the town and its police force should play a stronger role.
Incline Village retirees Jim and Diane Fisher could be seen pre-COVID day in and day out on the pickleball court, which they attribute to their own ability to beat off the disease.
The Sierra Small Business Development Center is offering technical assistance to those in applying for PPP loans; other local grants, too, are available.
Three friends in Truckee, all with personal or family health or financial vulnerabilities to COVID-19, took it upon themselves to calculate case rates for the town, and if Truckee were a county itself, it would be on the state COVID-19 watch list.
Lake Tahoe’s surrounding counties are a patchwork quilt of what’s been newly mandated to stop service or not. Plus, closing Donner Pass Road isn’t off the table to accommodate expanding outdoor dining.
Higher-risk places including short-term rentals are given the green light.
U.S. representative challenges reliance on scientific experts during the pandemic but his use of science is questionable at best.
Tourism is a huge part of what makes Tahoe tick. But with lodging still closed statewide due to the coronavirus pandemic, the only realistic visitors are those within a day drive. Forecasted trends for the rest of 2020 are expected to drop as much as 50% in visitor revenues. Tune in as reporter Alex Hoeft shares the status of Tahoe’s tourism tap.
So we’re in stage two of reopening and life is supposed to gradually return to normal … but what does that actually mean on the day-to-day? Can I meet up with friends now? What’s the scoop for going to restaurants that are opening back up? Broadcast by Mayumi Elegado and Becca Loux, Placer County’s Dr. Aimee Sisson has the update.
Lodging remains the one critical piece to get Tahoe to its “new normal” as a getaway destination.
You Asked. They Answered. So we’re in “stage two” of reopening and life is supposed to gradually return to normal … but what does that actually mean on the day to day? Can I see friends? With restaurants opening back up, can I only go with my family or quarantine group? Placer County’s Dr. Aimee Sisson has the update.
Businesses around Tahoe are hanging on despite COVID-inspired closures and pullback services. Liz Bowling with the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association spoke to four local business leaders about their current realities. Story broadcast by Alex Hoeft and Mayumi Elegado.
North Tahoe area counties were among the first approved by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to enter further into “Stage 2” of reopening of what were originally dubbed nonessential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Story by Juliana Demarest, broadcast by Becca Loux.
If history is trying to repeat itself, it did a good job in Truckee between the “Spanish Flu” of 1918 and the coronavirus pandemic of 2019-2020: News reporter Alex Hoeft brings you the story of how the world’s largest pandemic hit Truckee “like a runaway train,” and how masks and social distancing played a role a century ago.
Should Tahoe reopen? The people have spoken!
Second home is where the heart is (response to Tahoe Talks); personal connection and response to Rosie the Riveter and the WASP; more.
Hang and share this inspiring guide with real tips to surviving Tahoe’s “new normal” in the age of coronavirus.
A look into our other new project: Tahoe Talks, community conversations on important topics during the pandemic hosted by Moonshine over Zoom. Plus, by popular demand, another installment of the corona-inspired funnies. Brought to you by news reporter Alex Hoeft.
Dog-lovers unite, take a deep breath, and learn to practice “dog mindfulness,” a meditation and mindfulness tactic you can do as a team with your dog that focuses on the senses from the mind of psychologist Dr. Cathy Reimers. Broadcast by news reporter Alex Hoeft.
If COVID doesn’t take you out … Can I? Today’s Minutes brings a little needed coronavirus-related humor to your day, then gets serious with critical updates on testing capacity and triage at the new Kings Beach facility, broadcast by editor/reporter Becca Loux.
Today we examine the “phased reopening” officials announced we are entering into, and delve into the new Kings Beach COVID-19 testing site, part of a commitment from Gov. Gavin Newsom to implement 80 testing sites across the state in underserved areas. Learn, too, about our Community Corkboard and how you can get your message heard, and what to do with food waste from our print edition. Broadcast by reporters Alex Hoeft and Becca Loux.
April 29, 2020: Local health experts discuss the latest trends of the novel coronavirus pandemic affecting the Tahoe region.
Though people are scared, figuring out life during a pandemic that requires physical distancing to slow the spread, Tahoe/Truckee is finding ways to lift one another up. Co-editors Juliana Demarest, who penned the full version of this Feel Good Story available in print and online, and Becca Loux have the scoop.
Investigative duo Becca Loux and Alex Hoeft take you through their latest reporting on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Tahoe, focusing on the availability of testing, as well as the hierarchy of which hospitals and which individuals are prioritized. At the time of this broadcast, TFHS had tested about 1.2% of the area’s population.
Sigh. What can you do when you’re stuck at home with no social life during quarantine? Aside from being in beautiful Tahoe/Truckee, Moonshine Editor Becca Loux walks you through a small selection of virtual events, from Zoom yoga to film festivals from your couch, available in our print and online TAP calendars.
Moonshine Reporter Alex Hoeft and Editor/Publisher Mayumi Elegado bring you the latest on what isn’t terrible during this pandemic, sharing wisdom from Jaclyn Woznicki, Trunk Show owner who's been quarantining since January for her own health reasons. Plus, learn of the outpouring of support for Alpenglow sports.
Readers Reflect: No more STRs; coyote love; more.
Here’s the skinny on the virus that has yielded a global pandemic.
April 9, 2020: The topic of visitors and second-homeowners to the area is clearly important to the community; local experts and residents weighed in.
Editor Becca Loux brings you to the medical front lines, sharing her latest reporting with co-author Alex Hoeft investigating whether the Tahoe area is the COVID-19 “hotspot” some have predicted. In fact, TFHS’s CEO believes that we’re entering a plateau in cases that could be a positive sign.
Nevada County’s epidemiologist, Holly Whittaker, gave Moonshine Ink her first exclusive interview since the beginning of the spread of COVID-19.
How do we deal with fear and anxiety, two distinct responses, during a pandemic? Wellness expert and owner/founder of A Better Life in South Lake, Lindsay Simon, says the first step is recognizing which is which, then you can sort out logical fears from spinning out with anxiety. Editor Becca Loux brings you the highlights from Lindsay’s online exclusive
Our local superintendent has the final say in whether distance learning is the method of teaching for the rest of the school year. TTUSD is set to make a decision by Friday, April 3.
The latest updates include the closure of TTUSD’s physical buildings, with continued distance learning, and the official “stay at home” order issued by Nevada Gov. Sisolak, delivered by Editor Becca Loux, along with an update on our growing list of eateries offering takeout and curbside options.
Reporters Alex Hoeft and Becca Loux bring you the latest regional updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including the local ordinance to stop evictions for the non-payment of rent and Washoe County’s first death from the pandemic. Then, highlights from our interview with TFHS CEO Harry Weis about the hospital’s capacity.
Local law enforcement plan to remind, not arrest, those not complying with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “stay at home” order in the face of the spread of the coronavirus.