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Mountain Bikers Will Have Fewer Trail Options this Summer

For the next year, mountain bike riders won’t be able to ride the popular Donkey Kong (aka Jackass) trail, along with many other trails in the area, due to closures for a forest health and wildfire resilience project

Granite Flat Campground: A Workforce Housing Alternative

Palisades Tahoe and the USFS are pursuing an innovative workforce housing option, arranging for employees to be able to live in their vans at Granite Flat Campground south of Truckee on California Highway 89. They still have improvements to make, according to this writer.

Rising Homelessness and the Effects of Roe v. Wade Overturn

Is homelessness in our region increasing? Have local conversations about contraception changed since this summer’s Supreme Court overturn of Roe versus Wade?

Fanning the Flames: Common Ground, Divided Practices

A breakdown of why the U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire go about combating wildfires differently, and the legislative attempt to get both agencies on the same page.

Debriefing Caldor

Brutal lessons were learned from the “biggest event” in Lake Tahoe’s recorded history. The takeaway? More fire is coming.

A Campground Business Opportunity; Derogatory Term Removed From County Roads; Hoedown...

March 1 - March 10, 2022, including business opportunities for the 2022 camping season; the word ‘squaw’ is gone from Placer County roads; and capital improvements at Palisades Tahoe.

Adversarial Front Line Caused by Forest Service Ineptitude

In a bold tell-all, a state firefighter blames the U.S. Forest Service’s mismanagement for “willful and intentional destruction” of California lands.