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The Ruckus Over the Heli


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


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


Calendar benefits foster youth

Building them up; Tearing them down


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


Economic classes define perspectives on life

Tying It All Together


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

Bringing Green Building to the Masses


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

Is It Too Good to Be True?


Publisher’s Note

Canyon Springs Revisited


A petition that was quickly drafted and promoted by Glenshire residents seems to have worked its charms on the developers of Canyon Springs.

Nervous about Coal this Christmas


People are nervous about Truckee’s electricity. The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) is nervous because as of 2009, the district isn’t sure from where the bulk of its power will be coming. Many ratepayers and several out-of-area voices are nervous because the district is considering alleviating the unknown by signing a 50-year contract for coal-fired power from a Utah company.


Killing It

Setting the Record Straight

When Demand Exceeds Supply

Dodging the Draft