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July 2, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Holliday goes off the Rail … yard

Rick and Nancy Holliday are officially stepping back as heads of the Railyard Project in Truckee. In this exclusive interview, Rick reflects on the many lessons he’s learned here, why Truckee was ahead of the curve, and what’s captured his imagination now.

June 24, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Comparing the meat and newspaper industries isn’t as far-fetched as you might think. Both are majorly guided by monopolies and have confronted unique challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. News from credible sources remains as important and necessary as ever, but we need your help to continue to do so. Become a Moonshine Member. Mayumi Elegado, publisher for Moonshine Ink, shares her story.

June 23, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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A massive chunk of homes in the Tahoe area are short-term rentals, but has COVID-19 prompted property owners to stretch their thinking? Are long-term rentals the way of the future? Businesses like Landing Locals, a platform connecting homeowners with long-term tenants, may be the way of the future. Broadcast by Alex Hoeft; reported on by Alex Hoeft and Becca Loux.

June 19-21, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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New cases of COVID-19 are popping up again. Placer, Nevada, and Washoe counties have all seen their highest single-day case counts during June, linked directly by Nevada County representatives to increases in social gatherings. Broadcast and reported by Alex Hoeft, with additional reporting by Becca Loux and Mayumi Elegado.

Local COVID-19 Cases Back on the Rise

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Placer, Nevada, and Washoe counties have all seen their highest single-day case counts during June, linked directly by Nevada County representatives to increases in social gatherings.

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.