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Flames, Trains, and a Truckee Intersection

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Accountability for recent wildfires, a 2018 Amtrak passenger found unconscious in Truckee, and the problem intersection of Jibboom Street and Keiser Avenue.

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?

Can Truckee Be Electrically Indie?

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Why is the Truckee Donner Public Utility District dependent on NV Energy for electricity rather than generating power locally?

Tahoe’s Starry Night

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What are the limits for artificial lighting around the Tahoe Basin? The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and Placer and Washoe counties chime in on regulations, and why light pollution could decline.

Ye Olde Tahoe Inn

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What’s the game plan for the old Tahoe Inn structures at the entrance to Kings Beach?

15 Million Visitors and the Search for Public Beaches

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Visitors abound each year in Tahoe, especially in the summer. In this month’s YATA, we asked how many people actually travel our way, and where the public/private property lines on Tahoe’s beaches lie (it’s different for each state).

About That Jibboom Street Dirt Lot

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The vacant lot on Jibboom Street in Truckee, known primarily as great summertime parking, was proposed to serve as the location for a housing project back in 2018. Yet it still remains empty. What gives?

Boatworks’ Destiny

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Tahoe City’s Boatworks Mall was purchased a few years back by the same group that bought the Tahoe City Inn (next door to the mall). The community wants to know what’s in store for the two.

The Road Ahead for the Truckee Railyard

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With a whole lot of the site to still be constructed at the Truckee Railyard, readers and Ink staff want to know what remains on the table and what has fallen to the cutting room floor.

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.