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Truckee Council Approves Fireworks Show


After much discussion and public comment, the Truckee Town Council voted to grant a special use permit for Fourth of July fireworks at Donner Lake.

Truckee Employs Software for Fire Evacuation


For the last few summers, major wildfires have burned in communities surrounding Truckee. Each time there is a threat of wildfire, many residents and visitors want to know about evacuation plans.

Truckee Launches Community Survey


The Town of Truckee has launched a survey to improve communications, foster community cohesion, provide accessibility to information, and increase community engagement.

West River Street Contract Changes Approved


The Truckee Town Council gave the thumbs up on changes to the West River Street Park project, in the works for almost two decades, and also extended microtransit service.

Truckee Police Chief’s Advisory Committee Seeks New Members


The committee, which met for the first time in September, is seeking applications for a renewable one-year or two-year term.

Truckee Seeks Input on Sculpture


The Town of Truckee is asking the community to weigh in on a sculpture that will be placed at Donner Lake.

Truckee Weighs Plastic Water Bottle Ban


The town of Truckee is considering a ban on the sale of some types of single-use water bottles and is looking for community input.

Truckee Council Approves License Plate Pilot Program


Truckee Town Council approved a one-year pilot program for automated license plate readers to be placed throughout town.

Truckee Planners Approve Amended Waldorf School Application


It was nearly midnight before the Truckee Planning Commission concluded an hours-long session with staff and the Friends of Tahoe Truckee Waldorf.

Truckee Planners to Consider Waldorf School Application, Quarry Operations


Friends of Tahoe Truckee Waldorf will appear before the Truckee Planning Commission as their application to open a new school will be heard.

Truckee Police to Bring Automated License Plate Readers to Town Council


The Truckee Police Department will present a plan to implement automated license plate readers—a proposed installation of 17 fixed cameras on public roadways.

Truckee Council Considers Affordable Housing Incentive program


The Truckee Town Council discussed the Short-Term Rental Workforce Housing Token Pilot Program, which would encourage the private sector to create workforce housing.

New Mayor Installed in Truckee


Town of Truckee Vice Mayor Lindsay Romack was appointed mayor during the council’s Dec. 13, meeting.

Nevada County Updated Election Results; Town Council Incumbents Lead


Another batch of results was released in Nevada County on Nov. 16, and the incumbents for the Truckee Town Council race are still in the lead.

Incumbents in Front for Council; Hetherington, Rohlf Lead in Airport Board Race


Voters on Election Day battled the snow to cast their votes and preliminary results have three incumbents holding onto their Town Council seats.

Interim Tag Gone, Renfrow Named Truckee Police Chief


The Truckee Police Department on Nov. 1 announced that Danny Renfrow is the new chief of police. Renfrow is a third-generation Nevada County resident and has been with the department for close to 19 years.

Town Launches Truckee Home Access Program


The town of Truckee announced the launch of its newest housing program, the Truckee Home Access Program. The program was created to address the affordable housing issues faced by the local workforce.

Truckee Opens New Park


A park with a small amphitheater opens adjacent to downtown Truckee Community Art Center. The park, fully ADA compliant, is the result of five years of work and fundraising.

Local Resident Spearheading Sober Community Effort in Truckee


Truckee resident Jordan Brandt says the Tahoe Basin lacks resources for those who want to get sober. With funds raised through a new GoFundme campaign, a board of local advisors will oversee startup costs and a down payment to purchase property for a sober living house.

Rocker Memorial Skatepark Nears Reality


For about a decade, a new skatepark in Truckee has been in the works. After planning, raising funds and town council and planning commission meetings, it’s almost time to break ground on the Rocker Memorial Skatepark.

Four Candidates in Contention for Three Truckee Town Council Seats


Councilmembers Anna Klovstad, David Polivy and Jan Zabriskie are each hoping to hold their seats, while Planning Commissioner Suzie Tarney hopes to take one.

Moonshine Ink Quizzes Candidates in Tahoe Truckee Races


Candidates for the Incline Village General Improvement District, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, and Town of Truckee Town Council speak about the major issues in those races.

Abandoned Ship in Kings Beach, Restoration Work in Truckee


A beached vessel has been bobbing in the waters of Lake Tahoe since at least June 2021. Moonshine Ink reporters asked what the deal with the boat was, and also what gives with a giant hole in the earth near downtown Truckee.

Truckee Council, Planning Commission Continues General Plan Discussion


The Truckee Town Council and Planning Commission are closer to finalizing the 2040 General Plan after another marathon discussion. Staff had made several updates to the General Plan based on council, commission and public comments.

Measure V to Hit the Ballot


A simple majority in favor of Measure V will put a half-cent sales tax on the books in Truckee, Grass Valley, and Nevada City, according to a statement by Auditor-Controller Marcia Salter.

$30,000 Forgivable Loans Available to Businesses in Truckee


Sierra Business Council, on behalf of the town of Truckee, is administering a program that provides affordable and potentially forgivable financing to eligible small businesses. These programs are designed to stimulate economic growth and promote recovery from COVID-19.

Nevada County Candidates File for November Election


Candidate filings have closed in Nevada County for the Nov. 8 election. Voters will decide several races—including Truckee Town Council, with three incumbents plus Planning Commissioner Suzie Tarnay running for three open seats.

New Library Plans Spark Concerns From Locals


The town of Truckee plans to break ground on a new central library. But some locals are wondering what this will mean for branches in Kings Beach and Tahoe City. Placer and Nevada county officials are looking for solutions, with the intention to keep all three libraries open.

Truckee Council Discusses Future Land Use


The Truckee Town Council and Planning Commission publicly discussed the 2040 General Plan and Draft Downtown Truckee Plan. Goals included preserving the town's current feel, making housing more accessible, and protecting the local environment. Further discussions will be scheduled.

Residential Green Waste Kicks Off in Nevada County


On May 20, free residential green waste disposal for Nevada County kicked off at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds. Homeowners are encouraged to create and maintain a defensible space in their yards and around their homes to discourage the spread of fire.

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Art Commission
Tuesday April 4 2023   4:00 PM

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Zoning Administrator
Wednesday April 5 2023   1:00 PM

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Truckee Town Council Meeting
Tuesday April 11 2023   5:00 PM

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Historic Preservation Advisory Commission Meeting
Wednesday April 12 2023   8:00 AM