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When Sexual Assault Happens in Tahoe/Truckee

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You Asked. They Answered. What should we know as a community about sexual violence? Sierra Community House provides answers and shares resources.

Piles in the Forest and Packages in Your Hand

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Readers had questions for the feds in this month’s YATA.

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.

Parched River to Come; Stalled Tahoe City Lodge Comes to Life

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As fire bests water across the West, the Truckee River will bear the brunt of the drought this fall. Tahoe City Lodge developer is cautiously optimistic that it will … finally … begin construction.

Be Aware of Fire and Bear

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Wildfire info you need on your phone. Why more bears are being hit, and sometimes killed, on our local roadways.

Our Neigh-Bears Are Threatened

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Did you know there are bear whisperers among us? Ann Bryant of the BEAR League answers your questions about increased bear-human interaction, and fatalities, injuries, and other consequences for bears.

What the Campfire Ban Means

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The threat of wildfire looms large, and in response, regional fire agencies put in place “campfire bans” in recent years. What exactly that means, wherever you may be.

New Broadband Options and the Library Lives On

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You Asked? As the Tahoe/Truckee region’s broadband infrastructure and potential expand, a hard-fought-for new library in Truckee simultaneously promises a community learning resource for the ages.

Waves of Change on the North Shore

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North Shore is the focus of YATA this month — Homewood redevelopment begins with a 7-unit residential project; NTPUD finally on track to meet “20% by 2020” state water mandate

Buildings and Bobcats

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The quest for an answer of this monthly column is “run up the chain” at the state level; plus, it’s likely that more bobcat sightings are because we’re paying better attention.