From around Truckee/North Lake Tahoe communities


Truckee sophomore Elijah Kreiss takes a trash tour to see how recycling is handled at the Eastern Sierra Landfill on Highway 89.

Rising Homelessness and the Effects of Roe v. Wade Overturn

Is homelessness in our region increasing? Have local conversations about contraception changed since this summer’s Supreme Court overturn of Roe versus Wade?

Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt

With some forethought and planning, debt doesn’t have to be part of the holidays.
CALTRANS COLLECTION: Signs removed by Caltrans gathered at its Truckee maintenance yard. Photo courtesy Phil Fay

Candidate Signs Disappearing; Funding for Rent; Burn Codes for Wood-Burning Fireplaces; More

Candidate signs disappearing, wood burning fireplace codes, national catalytic converter theft takedown, grants awarded for fire recovery, reimagining the old Tahoe City fire station, and more.

Emergency Warming Centers; Input For Mental Health Programs; Land Use Changes; More

New home access program launches in Truckee, winter services at the homeless center, Tahoe bats for Halloween, and more.

Truckee Microtransit; Kings Beach Parking; Beach-Cleaning Robot; Museums; More

It’s been a news-filled week! In this week’s round-up, we feature several original reporting briefs by Moonshine’s reporters, Alex Hoeft and Kyra Mattson. We also cover two local museums, a new mountain biking trail, microtransit, whether or not Kings Beach will see a new parking lot, and more. Read this week's news briefs on our website.

Kiely Death Ruled Accidental Drowning; Open Enrollment For Medicare; Nevada County Treasurer Catches Check...

Kiely Rodni cause of death, public input sought for Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan, open enrollment time for medicare is here, Nevada County treasurer catches check processing error, and more in this week’s news briefs.

How the Current School Board Election Became a Battleground

It’s the most heated school board race this community has seen in years. Here’s how.

Candidates Talk

Those running for Incline Village General Improvement District, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, and Truckee town council share their thoughts on big-ticket local topics.

Flames, Trains, and a Truckee Intersection

Accountability for recent wildfires, a 2018 Amtrak passenger found unconscious in Truckee, and the problem intersection of Jibboom Street and Keiser Avenue.