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News Briefs | November 12 – December 9, 2020

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STR and noise ordinance adopted; overdose deaths on the rise; Hotel Avery application denied extension; more.

A Race Against Wildfire

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Tahoe’s living forest is shrinking and the threat of catastrophic fire looms large, but here in the Central Sierra and Tahoe Basin there wages a valiant battle to lessen the risk of wildfire.

California Firefighters: ‘Stop Normalizing How Bad Things Have Become’

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What creates the groundwork for a perfect fire storm in Tahoe

And Then They Shut the Forests

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First came the disease, then the economic downturn, and now (the last straw for this My Shot author) wildfire has gotten so bad it’s forced the closure of the forests. This piece presents a path forward to never allow this to happen again.

Kennedy v. McClintock

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Episode 72 | September 16, 2020

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.

McClintock and Kennedy Go Head to Head

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Tom McClintock (R) faces Democrat challenger Brynne Kennedy in a tight District 4 race. In a rare face-off, the two virtually debate on vital issues facing the region: COVID and the economy, wildfire, and housing.

Fork Fire Hits Near Tahoe, North Complex Spreads

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Critical fire conditions spark Fork Fire in the Basin and explosive growth of the North Complex Fire in Plumas, Butte, and Yuba counties.

Rise of Illegal Campfires Spark Trail-Host Pilot Program

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The Tahoe National Forest recently started a local program to help educate public-land visitors about illegal camping and campfires.

News Briefs | July 9 – August 12, 2020

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Tahoe clarity decreasing; wildfire evacuation tags; improving social justice; more.

Was Last Year’s Historic Open-Fire Ban in Truckee Effective? What’s the...

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You Asked. They Answered. Truckee Fire Protection District led the way with a historic open-fire ban last year, with encouraging results. Other districts followed suit. Here’s what’s banned.

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