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In our News section you’ll find the facts on everything from politics to the environment to local business. We’re your Tahoe newspaper, delivering stories you can trust.

Mountain Warfare

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The troops are returning to camp. From a slight crest, early morning sun clocking their backs, they come into focus and make a long glide on white-colored skis, single file, towards the next gentle rise in a high alpine glade called Summit Meadows. But these skiers aren’t average winter enthusiasts. They’re soldiers of the United States Marine Corps undergoing a winter mountain leadership course.

Journey from Hard Times

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Leticia Aguilar is awarded Soroptimist 2011 Woman of Distinction

A Three-way Face-off

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June 3 Election: Three candidates face off June 3 for the Placer County 5th District Supervisor seat. Get acquainted with the issues and the candidates.

The Ruckus Over the Heli

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A British defense technology company, QuinetiQ, recently asked the board of the Truckee Tahoe Airport District (TTAD) for permission to flight test new rotor blades for the Royal Navy Sea King helicopters. The tests would have included approximately 70 hours of flying over a three-month period, seven days a week. The company was looking for high-altitude airports with predictably calm morning winds and the Truckee Tahoe airport was at the top of the list.

All Inclusive

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Tahoe Women’s Services announced this week that it has officially changed its name to Tahoe SAFE Alliance so that everyone, including boys, men, and teens, feel safe to come to the agency for help.

A Year of Being Exactly Who You Are

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Calendar benefits foster youth

Building them up; Tearing them down

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Well-known Truckee mountain bike trails on public lands were taken down by the Forest Service this past summer. The bootleg trails were some of the few freeriding options in the area, but according to the Forest Service they are often not well built or well located. A look at why these trails are being built by riders, why they are being taken down by the Forest Service, and what can be done about the situation.

The Culture of Poverty

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Economic classes define perspectives on life

Tying It All Together

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June 3 Election: Jennifer Montgomery, Candidate, Placer County Supervisor, 5th District

Bringing Green Building to the Masses

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Local business reclaims beautiful wood floors and talks of how to expand reach of the green building movement.

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