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The Firesafe Council provides education and training to help local communities prevent wildfires and protect their homes, communities, and the natural environment. The organization takes three approaches: wildfire evacuation workshops, Firewise USA workshops, and hazardous fuel reduction.

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Measure V Fails: Nevada County’s Ballots Continue to be Counted

The Nevada County Elections Office results released Nov. 22 showed that the “No” on Measure V campaign has increased its lead to a margin of 1,733 votes. Measure V would have implemented a half-cent sales tax, intended to help provide wildfire prevention, emergency services, and disaster readiness.

(Nov. 24, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Truckee Donner Utility Holds Planning Workshops

Truckee Donner Public Utility District’s Board of Directors held the first in a series of workshops to explore the dynamic regulatory and market environments the TDPUD operates within.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report

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Could Mastodon Become the New Twitter?

Following Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter, droves are fleeing the social network and joining Mastodon, an open-source federated service in the 'Fediverse.'

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Magic in Markleeville: Battered town rich in Sierra history

Over the past few years, the residents and businesses of Markleeville have been to hell and back. First, the Covid-19 pandemic shut down tourism for nearly two years, a mainstay of the town’s economy. In 2021 the massive Tamarack Fire …

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Renters guide to wildfires released

Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team has released the Lake Tahoe Long-Term Renter’s Guide to prepare for wildfire dangers. The free guide details how to sign up for emergency notifications, how to pack a Go-Bag, how to interpret Red Flag Warnings …

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Can California Really Make its Power Grid 100% Green?

New legislation accelerates California's self-mandate to convert to a carbon-free electrical grid by 2045. But can the state actually do it?

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A Do-or-Die Day For California’s Power Grid

Today, California's power grid is poised to face its biggest test of the summer so far as a record-setting heat wave continues to boil the drought-parched, fire-stricken state. As residents crank up their air conditioners to deal with yet another …

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Olympic Valley drill planned

While the primary plans for wildfire in Olympic Valley call for complete evacuation via Hwy. 89, an Area of Refuge evacuation drill will be held on Aug. 27 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to simulate what would happen if Hwy. …

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Report: Salmon at Risk From Massive Delta Tunnel Project

The tunnel project, which would cost billions and take decades, aims to help shore up water supplies in much of California. The new environmental impact report outlines the impacts.

Image caption: Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance

California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‘Malibu Burning’ author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.

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