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Winter Won’t Wipe Out Wildfire

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Despite the second biggest winter on record, Tahoe/Truckee is not out of the woods when it comes to fire danger. North Tahoe Fire reminds residents to remain vigilant and continue to create defensible space.

Need to Evacuate? Know Where to Go

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What to know when you need to go: We rounded up evacuation information from area jurisdictions in case of emergency.

Transit Improvement Plans; County Unveils North Lake Tahoe Website; Firearms Arrest;...

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Extended seasonal road and trail closures; survey on wildfire planning; animal shelter overcapacity crisis; more.

Bettering Our Woody Ways

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Area jurisdictions move forward with biomass facilities to put to better use excess green waste. In exchange, we get heat and electricity.

County Supervisor and SBC Vice President Say Yes to Measure...

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Supporters and opponents of the Measure V sales tax proposal on November’s ballot share their opinions.

Truckee Mayors Say No to Measure V

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Supporters and opponents of the Measure V sales tax proposal on November’s ballot share their opinions.

Missing Person Kiely Rodni; Truckee Draft EIR Released; Wildfire Prevention Tax...

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The Town of Truckee draft Environmental Impact Report has been released; the Board of Supervisors places wildfire prevention, emergency services and disaster readiness transactions and use tax on November ballot; and more in this week’s news briefs.

Ground to Crown

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Clearing ladder fuels is a crucial part of defensible space clean-up. Doing such helps to prevent flames from vertically climbing a tree and potentially spreading fire from treetop to treetop.

Clearing for Good

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What’s going on with the burn piles and forest clearing happening near Dollar Creek Trail and Rocky Ridge? The California Tahoe Conservancy and California State Parks project managers held a tour to explain.

Fanning the Flames: Common Ground, Divided Practices

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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.