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Gunshots on the Truckee; Leapfrogging on Brockway Road


Gunshots on the Truckee River may come from legal hunting in state wildlife area; and new Brockway Road medians add a pedestrian leapfrog experience.

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


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.

Warm Waters of Tahoe; The MailBox That Can’t Be Reached; and...


Was Tahoe as warm as it seemed this summer? I can’t *$%& get to the mailbox; and the up-again-down-again nature of the Truckee River release gates.

The Stages: A Performing Arts Center at Northstar; How Long-term Can...


The project known as The Stages; did those long-term RVs get a parking pass?

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


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

Disappearing Acts at the Amphitheater and Truckee Schools Get Extensive Upgrades


What happened to the big music shows at the Truckee Amphitheater? What’s with the construction dust at the Truckee schools?

Tahoe City’s Pungent Odor and Prosser’s Exposed Banks


Why in the world did Tahoe City smell like a toilet? Why did Prosser Reservoir look eerily empty this spring? And why are DMV registration fees going up?

Bins Not Bags?


Why can’t we use reusable bins for recycling pick-up rather than plastic blue bags?

Do You Have to Berm Me In?


We’re introducing a new platform for our readers to ask burning questions about how things work in the community, and then we track down the answers with the powers that be.

First question: Could the county/town get plows that don't berm us in?