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After the Bear Break-In

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A recent Tahoe Vista bear break-in prompted Moonshine staff to wonder what the proper protocol is for the aftermath. California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Nevada Department of Wildlife, and BEAR League give us the answers.

Ski Resorts, Where Do Your Employees Live?

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Sugar Bowl, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe, and (bonus content) Homewood share where their employees are living this winter season.

Rising Homelessness and the Effects of Roe v. Wade Overturn

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Is homelessness in our region increasing? Have local conversations about contraception changed since this summer’s Supreme Court overturn of Roe versus Wade?

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?