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Berms About Town

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What’s the origin of all those snow berms lining roads? Do snowplow drivers ever purposely form berms in front of “problem” residences? February’s You Asked. They Answered. takes a look.

State of the Snowplows

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Breathing deep after the deluge of storms, we look at how snowplows keep our roads passable. Here’s the way they do it and the hurdles local jurisdictions are facing amid staffing and equipment shortages.

After the Bear Break-In

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A recent Tahoe Vista bear break-in prompted Moonshine staff to wonder what the proper protocol is for the aftermath. California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Nevada Department of Wildlife, and BEAR League give us the answers.

STR Caps: Are They Working?

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In 2022, ordinances installed hard caps on short-term rentals in Truckee and Eastern Placer County. As the first year approaches its close, jurisdictional staffers reflect and real estate agents react.

A Love Letter to Books

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News reporter Alex Hoeft reflects on a year (and lifetime, really) of reading books.

Rumble Down 89

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The five deaths within four years on State Route 89 between Truckee and Tahoe City weigh heavily on the community. Traffic safety measures are being implemented, but they’re years out.

Ski Resorts, Where Do Your Employees Live?

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Sugar Bowl, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe, and (bonus content) Homewood share where their employees are living this winter season.

Amendments to Basin Area Plan Aim to Ease North Tahoe Development

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A package of developer-friendly edits to help kickstart North Shore economies begins its trail of approvals at a North Tahoe Regional Advisory Committee meeting tomorrow, Nov. 30.

Romancing the Persimmon

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This saucy persimmon pudding dish may prove the fruit’s haters wrong.

Truckee’s Tottering Mail Delivery

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Got mail? Truckee sure does — but not enough staff to help serve customers. The town’s USPS situation is one of few employees, low wages, and national sway. Everyone, on both sides of the counter, is frustrated by it.