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News Briefs | September 10 – October 7, 2020
Who’s running for Truckee Town Council; efforts to combat pollutants/microplastic in Lake Tahoe; a peregrine falcon success story.
Community Empowerment Through Beach Clean-Ups
While a big tourism year for Tahoe’s north shore has brought this My Shot author a sense of a lack of control over litter and other degrading impacts, but he encourages action, like his own newly established Monday beach clean-ups, to fight that feeling of powerlessness and make a difference.
Why Can’t Tahoe Solve the Trash Issue?
You Asked. They Answered. Why can’t Tahoe solve the trash issue? What’s being done and what more could be done?
Rise of illegal campfires spark trail-host pilot program
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.
A trick from Tom Sawyer, maybe?
Illustrator Mike English’s cartoons comment on life and politics in Tahoe/Truckee.
Whether you’re an avid sledder or a first-time thrill-seeker on a plastic portal to that speedy snow slope adventure of your dreams, you need to know these tips to improve your “slediquette.”
Confronting Tahoe’s under-the-radar and out-of-control litter problem
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