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.

How Citizen Science Can Keep Us from Loving Tahoe to Death

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You don’t have to be a professional scientist to help monitor Lake Tahoe. There are apps that allow anyone to become a citizen scientist by reporting what they see at the lake, or get their hands dirty by participating in a water quality monitoring day.

Placer Dogs Need Help; Palisades Extends Season; Camping Restrictions on Highway 20; More

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Donner Pass Road construction is back; low water levels mean another closed boat ramp; a subscription-based injury insurance; and more.

In-Person July 4th Celebration Returns; Free Go-Bags for Pets; Interim GM Selected for Airport;...

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After two years, Truckee’s July 4th celebrations are back; sanitation agency appeals the back pay and rehiring of terminated employee; former Tahoe Donner general manager appointed as interim GM for airport district; more.

Required Retirement Plan for California Business Owners; Addressing Underwater Construction Debris; Kings Beach Art...

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CHP is stepping up traffic enforcement in Placer County; stricter permitting process for construction taking place along the Lake Tahoe shoreline; El Dorado County proclaims May through October 2022 as the timeframe for the Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Campaign.

New Truckee Emergency Notification System; Tahoe Monopoly Edition; Police Chief Recruitment Update; More

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CodeRED is the new Nixle; free California state park access; medical aesthetic services come to you; and what will Tahoe’s Park Place be in the upcoming Monopoly, Tahoe edition?

Tahoe On Edge

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Lake Tahoe, as we know it, is in danger. But the same data painting the picture of the situation is helping us find solutions.

There’s No Place Like Home

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With home prices soaring in Tahoe/Truckee, local agencies have developed programs to help low- and middle-income families buy homes, but even that might not be enough to make home ownership a reality.

Boatworks’ Destiny

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Tahoe City’s Boatworks Mall was purchased a few years back by the same group that bought the Tahoe City Inn (next door to the mall). The community wants to know what’s in store for the two.

Crux of the Matter

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Created for proximity to family and community, Crux Events clawed its way through the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the joy of live events means all the more to the event company’s staff.

The Secret Mountain Laboratory

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Decades after its 1970s demise, the Secret Mountain Laboratory — the KSML radio station that once broadcasted from Kings Beach — lives on in memory for locals like writer David Fenimore.