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How Big Is This Season?
This winter is one for the record books. The exact details of how much and what it means is spelled out in this special report from Andrew Schwartz of the Central Sierra Snow Lab.
The Far-Reaching Effects of Drought
The drought isn’t a problem … at least for human use. The long-range effects for the land are a different beast, with increasing tree die-offs, shrinking snowpack, and ever-graver wildfire threats.
Is it Labor Day Yet?
Traffic woes prompt locals to rename Donner Summit.
Todd is a lifelong photographer and storyteller who enjoys capturing moments of everyday life with an eye toward history.
Desperate for snow play last winter, people illegally parked their cars all over Truckee/North Tahoe. This year, agencies are stepping up, anxious to inform people about where they can park and play legally.
Follow the Old Dirt Road
The old Dutch Flat-Donner Lake Wagon Road on Donner Summit was so traveled that vegetation still doesn’t grow where the wagon wheels once rolled. You can go see it for yourself.
Business Briefs | May 13 – June 9, 2021
Squaw/Alpine announces construction timeline for gondola to connect the two resorts; Alibi Ale Works makes beer with help from bees; businesses raise $1 million for Tahoe Fund; more
Honoring ‘The Work of Giants’ at Donner Pass
Chinese workers were master builders who made possible the completion of the transcontinental railroad. Their nearly lost history is being revived and Donner Pass is proposed as a national landmark.
Railroad Snowshed Graffiti Removal
Teams of volunteers keep coming back to paint over and remove graffiti from tunnels and rocks on Donner Summit; one local activist says enough is enough.
News Briefs | July 9 – August 12, 2020
Tahoe clarity decreasing; wildfire evacuation tags; improving social justice; more.
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