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June 18, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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It started with a tough choice for a local first grader: Look cool by joining in on teasing a biracial girl about her skin tone or stand up for a friend whose families visited each other often? It ended with a white family rethinking everything they thought they’d taught about tolerance, and a biracial family moving out of the region, feeling unsupported and alone. Mayumi Elegado, our publisher and editor-in-chief, spoke directly with Megan and Ambrose Seifert about their experience and view of the school’s inadequate response to the incident.

June 17, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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School’s out for summer, but we’re all still on Zoom. Our local Sierra College was the very first community college in California to make the leap to distance learning on March 8, doing so 11 days before Gov. Gavin Newsom was to announce the official stay-at-home order March 19. An English professor Christina Nemec wrote a Moonshine exclusive describing the transition.

June 16, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Fire season is here! So how does preparation for such a natural disaster change in light of the coronavirus crisis? Moonshine Ink hosted its fourth Tahoe Talks, Fire in the Face of COVID-19 to answer just that question. We discussed with local fire experts and area leaders to understand the realities of such a possibility during an already fragile timeframe.

June 13 – 14, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Placer, Nevada, and El Dorado counties are in stage three of California’s reopening plan, meaning lodging (including short-term rentals), campgrounds, and gyms are able to open as of June 12. Plus, Truckee chief of police Robert Leftwich announced his retirement this past week amid a leaked email that many attribute to negative views on race relations. Story by Alex Hoeft; broadcasting by Alex Hoeft and Mayumi Elegado.

Entering Stage Three: Lodging, Gyms, and Campgrounds Can Reopen

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Higher-risk places including short-term rentals are given the green light.

Business Briefs | June 11 – July 8, 2020

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Resorts planning ahead; new summer reads; new hires; more.

Leveling Up

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Retail and food establishments start to reopen as local counties gain state approval to move deeper into stage two.

Business Briefs | May 14 – June 10, 2020

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Mt. Rose ski area expansion; options for local businesses; immune boosters for healthcare workers; more.

News Briefs | May 14 – June 10, 2020

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Conservancy Restoring Wetland SOUTH LAKE TAHOE The California Tahoe Conservancy recently announced that construction has begun on restoring the Upper Truckee River Marsh, the largest wetland...

There’s (Probably) Enough Testing for You Now

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Here’s what you need to do in order to be tested for COVID-19