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.

Business Briefs | 11 November – 8 December 2021

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Tahoe Prosperity Center releases regional economic report; Squaw Alpine Transit Company expands mountain service; Daron Rahlves joins Palisades Tahoe athletic team; more

Truckee General Plan Trudging Forward Despite Advisory Committee Concern

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One of the foundational milestones of Truckee’s 2040 general plan, the land use alternatives, is being hotly debated to the point of a lack of consensus by the advisory committee. Still, tonight the planning commission is expected to make an alternative recommendation to the town council.

The Enforcers

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Frustrated residents see code enforcement as a lengthy process with slow results, but the agencies empowered to protect our area’s environment and public safety say this is intentional. Who is right?

Cyberattack Shackles Town

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A cyberattack on the Town of Truckee in July put public records, emails, and recent building permits out of reach. Town is rebuilding and modernizing its IT system, said town manager Jen Callaway.

History in the Making

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Truckee’s Veterans Memorial Building and Rocking Stone Tower are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places following years of effort by the Truckee-Donner Historical Society and others.

To Be or Not to Be … the Town of Truckee

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The Town of Truckee’s local control is the envy of neighboring towns. But it was far from a certain thing. The town’s first mayor, Kathleen Eagan, takes us back to where it all began.

News Briefs | 14 October – 10 November 2021

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Study examines Caldor’s impact on Tahoe; First of its kind land management tool launched to help prevent catastrophic wildfires; more

Business Briefs | 14 October – 10 November 2021

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Olympic Valley’s most famous resort gets official new name; Mt. Rose announces expansion, wage increase, vaccine requirements for staff; Renown, TFHS hire new staff; more

A Hall of Mirrors

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Details remain hazy following the suicide of Tiffany Thiele, who posted rape allegations to Facebook the day she took her life. Thiele’s claims have been backed up by some and disputed by others, while police say no assault report was filed by her.

A Walk Toward the Future

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Where policy meets practice. Artist and author Obi Kaufmann and California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot join forces to examine California’s natural future.