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Episode 72 | September 16, 2020In 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.
Episode 69 | September 9, 2020Most 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.
Episode 68 | September 3, 2020While 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.
Fire bans across jurisdictional linesLocal fire districts give an overview of the bans on open fire throughout the North Shore region, with a special look at the Truckee Fire Protection District’s inaugural campfire fire ban last year. This piece stemmed from our monthly question-answer section, You Asked. They Answered. Reporting and broadcasting by Becca Loux
New fly fishing restrictions a mixed bag for conservationistsProposed changes to fishing regulations is a win for some, but could they come at a loss to the stretch of river from Tahoe City to Truckee? Today’s episode of Moonshine Minutes is all about trout. Story by Sage Sauerbrey, broadcast by Mayumi Elegado.
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.
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.
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