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Winter Weather Advisory: Resorts, Schools, and Roads

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The answers to why things operate the way they do in the world of snow.

Composting in Our Mountain Hamlet

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Did you know: North Tahoe and Truckee are exempt from California requirements to provide organic waste (composting) collection services? Even still, there are local options for composting, benefitting the environment.

What’s Happening at the Dollar Creek Development in Tahoe City; How...

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A developer returns with an eye toward achievable housing; the Nahas property clarifies its income range; and fishing regulations change across the region and state.

Abandoned Ship in Kings Beach, Restoration Work in Truckee

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Have you seen the beached boat off Kings Beach? Here’s when you can expect it to be removed. Also, what’s the deal with all the construction work by the Truckee Railyard?

Why Trees at Pioneer Center Roundabout Were Cut; the Lowdown on...

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Why were so many trees cut down at the Pioneer Center roundabout; are in-law units, a bona-fide #TahoeHousingCrisis solution, allowed?

Where Do Our Police and Fire Staff Live? What’s Up With...

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You asked, so Truckee Police Chief and Fire District officials are here to give you the run-down on how much of their respective departments live locally, why that number has been shrinking, and how they feel commuting professionals affects their workplace culture.

What in the Natural World? Salmon and Aspens and Bears,...

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Readers tuned into the natural world in this month’s You Asked, They Answered, with questions about the timing of local aspens’ fall color; how a salmon could be non-ocean going; and whether bears prefer locked or unlocked vehicles.

Why Have Truckee River Water Levels Been so Low that Rafting...

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Why are all the rafting companies still closed and the Truckee River low, when Lake Tahoe is at capacity? You asked, they answered, here.

What’s Happening to the Businesses at the Old Gateway Center; Are...

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How was the transition for the businesses in the Old Gateway Center now that Tahoe Forest Health System has purchased the remaining buildings? Why did the hospital choose now to purchase those? Plus, are bear populations increasing? You asked, they answered, here.

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.