In a rare debate appearance, current District 4 Rep. Tom McClintock (R) went head to head with Democrat challenger Brynne Kennedy on the issues we care about in Tahoe/Truckee: wildfire, COVID-19, and housing. Broadcasting by Mayumi Elegado, with the candidates’ answers read by Becca Loux as Kennedy and Wade Snider as McClintock.
Most people have heard how a pyrotechnic gender reveal ignited the El Dorado fire outside San Bernardino this past Saturday. Many are asking, “how do we get it through our thick human skulls that this is fire season?” The Tahoe National Forest recently started a local program to help drill this fact into our collective psyche.
While scuttlebutt says crowds have swelled this pandemic summer, the data tracking how many people are here points to a slight decrease overall. The reason for the congestion may be that the type of visitor has shifted. Reporting by Alex Hoeft.