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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

First Response

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In a moment of panic, we rely on our reflexes. And if our lives are on the line, these reflexes are crucial. Living in the Sierra Nevada, with massive amounts of snow and unpredictable...

Extension to Downtown Truckee

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Truckee Town Council: Mayor Beth IngallsVice Mayor Richard Anderson Barbara GreenJosh SusmanCraig Threshie ~ Meeting, October 19, 2006 For the Town Council, meeting attendees, and Channel 6 watchers, Associate Town Planner...

Steve Who?

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The Town of Truckee is indisputably changing in many ways. But some parts of Truckee have remained remarkably stable since Truckee incorporated in 1993: out at Town Hall turnover among those who head the...

Help Wanted: Traffic Enforcement Management Officer

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Truckee Town Council Councilmembers: Mayor Craig Threshie Richard Anderson Barbara Green Beth Ingalls Josh Susman December 16, 2004 ~ from Annie's notes Siller Ranch Update Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook reported that Town staff and Placer...

Flying Doctors Bring Christmas Joy and the Lesson of Giving to Truckee Kids

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Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at about 11:00 a.m. in Flying Doctors Pilot Rob Lober's twin engine plane, with the children communicating with the plane to guide Santa in for landing. Once he was...

Toxic Treatment for Tahoe?

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Environmentalists and Water Providers Oppose Use of Poison to Combat Tahoe's Invasive Species

30 Years Later

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When storms whip the Sierra Nevada they can throw a strong wind down from the mountain peaks through Shirley Canyon into Squaw Valley. Old timers call this western wind the 'Shirley Zephyr.' On April 15, 1978, the Shirley Zephyr was more than a stiff breeze. Its gale-force winds aided in causing one of the ski industry’s most historic lift accidents.