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Closing roads, dealing with restrictionsThings are different county-to-county coronavirus-wise around Lake Tahoe, and businesses are dealing with the repercussions. Plus, closing Donner Pass Road along Commercial Row isn’t off the table to accommodate expanding outdoor dining. Broadcasting and reporting by Alex Hoeft.
Dead Man WalkingBy all accounts, Mark Redpath should not be here right now. By all accounts, he should have died. As the one and only Tahoe Forest Hospital patient to have been on a ventilator — fighting for his life under the grip of COVID-19 — he wants you to know this thing is real, the biggest misconception out there being that it’s “just a cold.” Reporting and broadcasting by Juliana Demarest.
The coronavirus pandemic has flooded the Tahoe real estate market with an unprecedented number of buyers seeking an escape from urban lifestyles that have shrunk in the wake of COVID-19. Here to give a recap of the hot market this hot summer is Jackie Ginley, a former Moonshine Ink investigative reporter, who is now a Tahoe/Truckee realtor.
The Truckee police chief was basically run out of office last month. To us, our community missed the mark. Not because we don’t think the infamous leaked internal email was problematic, or worth discussing. To the contrary: Our editorial board feels that scapegoating Chief Leftwich without much room for discussion defeats the purpose of the current moment. Let’s all come to the table, and not just shout in the metaphorical halls of social media. Written and broadcast by Mayumi Elegado, Becca Loux, Alex Hoeft, and Juliana Demrest (MI’s Editorial Board)
Moonshine financial columnist John Manocchio gives tips and tricks to keep the financial belt tight in these uncertain times. Broadcast by publisher Mayumi Elegado and Manocchio himself, learn your rights as a student borrower or credit card holder and how to keep saving up for the important things in life.
Truckee Springs, a storied historyWith a happily-ever-after ending on the horizon for Truckee Springs, it’s important to understand what this land has gone through. The parcel just south of downtown Truckee, which had been earmarked for development throughout its history is now slated to be preserved as public land in perpetuity by the Truckee Donner Land Trust. Greyson Howard, communications director for land trust, joins news reporter Alex Hoeft to discuss the land’s history.
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.