News

Moonshine Ink’s News section covers the community. This past year, our team has provided in-depth and critical coverage during the Covid-19 pandemic, and our community has come to rely on our role as watchdog for local government and as a source of information on community activity. We also have two ongoing investigations, into all things wildfire and the region’s housing crisis.

Visit our Tahoe/Truckee coronavirus central hub and our live regional updates for the latest coverage and community response to Covid, and read Dead Man Walking (a harrowing local resident’s ongoing struggle with serious effects of Covid-19) which has become our site’s most-read story of all time.

News Briefs | 9 September – 13 October 2021

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National forests closed; a fire is quickly quenched on DPR; Sierra Wath declares victory over Alterra; Lake Tahoe is in threat; more.

Business Briefs | 9 September – 13 October 2021

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Ikon pass expands to two new European ski hill destinations; NLTRA director of global communications moves on; total skier visits up 22% in California; more.

Donner Lake Fire Gets Rapid Response

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The quick Donner Lake structure fire containment occurred because local emergency departments are maintaining staff and equipment while also helping on big wildfires.

Defining the End of Caldor and Dixie

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As the Caldor and Dixie fires pour smoke into the Tahoe Basin, every single minute could make or break containment success.

Rising Covid-19 Case Numbers, Slow Immunization Rates, Renewed Mandates

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As the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 accelerates positive cases in Truckee/North Lake Tahoe, local vaccination rates don’t keep up.

Will Sustainable Recreation Save Tahoe/Truckee?

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Local groups have solutions for litter, congestion, erosion, and other crowding impacts, but will they be enough?

News Briefs | August 12 – 8 September 2021

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All the news that fits, from the Delta variant in Tahoe to the proposed new lodge at Tahoe Donner, and everything in between.

Business Briefs | August 12 – 8 September 2021

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Truckee Thursdays are back; four leading resorts announce climate initiative; Squaw Alpine’s Ron Cohen returns to Mammoth; more.

The Bard’s Early Tahoe Days

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From Shakespeare by flashlight to a current venue that can seat 1,100 per show, the Tahoe festival’s rich history shows a dogged dedication to the arts.

Be Aware of Fire and Bear

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Wildfire info you need on your phone. Why more bears are being hit, and sometimes killed, on our local roadways.