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Follow the Old Dirt Road

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Tahoe clarity decreasing; wildfire evacuation tags; improving social justice; more.

Dogs on the Hunt

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Those trained through the Institute for Canine Forensics can detect human remains up to 3,000 years old.

Pre-Colonization Peoples

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The Truckee/North Tahoe region is rich in Native American history.

Mission: Donner Summit Revitalization

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“We’re not NIMBYists, we want to show what’s here,” a local said of efforts to entice more visitors to the Donner Summit area