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Fanning the Flames: Common Ground, Divided Practices

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A breakdown of why the U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire go about combating wildfires differently, and the legislative attempt to get both agencies on the same page.

15 Million Visitors and the Search for Public Beaches

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Visitors abound each year in Tahoe, especially in the summer. In this month’s YATA, we asked how many people actually travel our way, and where the public/private property lines on Tahoe’s beaches lie (it’s different for each state).

Smart Tech Tamps Down Obstacles to Forest wildfire Hardening

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Vibrant Planet’s Land Tender software provides an easier way to collaboratively (and quickly) plan for forest treatment, and its first users are in Truckee and the Tahoe Basin.

Alterra, Are You Listening?

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A Palisades Tahoe employee criticizes the Alterra Mountain Co. for not raising employee wages like other major resorts have done this year.

Bustle About the Ballot Box

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With heightened concerns over fraudulent voting perpetuated by far-right news outlets and social media across the U.S., the counties covered by Moonshine Ink are preparing for the 2022 Primary Election.

About That Jibboom Street Dirt Lot

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The vacant lot on Jibboom Street in Truckee, known primarily as great summertime parking, was proposed to serve as the location for a housing project back in 2018. Yet it still remains empty. What gives?

How Citizen Science Can Keep Us from Loving Tahoe to Death

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You don’t have to be a professional scientist to help monitor Lake Tahoe. There are apps that allow anyone to become a citizen scientist by reporting what they see at the lake, or get their hands dirty by participating in a water quality monitoring day.

Buying By the Gallon

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Can high gas prices finally boot us into new behavior?

There’s No Place Like Home

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With home prices soaring in Tahoe/Truckee, local agencies have developed programs to help low- and middle-income families buy homes, but even that might not be enough to make home ownership a reality.

Boatworks’ Destiny

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Tahoe City’s Boatworks Mall was purchased a few years back by the same group that bought the Tahoe City Inn (next door to the mall). The community wants to know what’s in store for the two.