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Caldor Fire Now 100 Percent Contained

The Caldor Fire, which began ravaging the Lake Tahoe region two months ago, is officially contained. This does not mean the fire is completely extinguished, but rather it means firefighters have constructed a perimeter effective against any further spread.

(Oct. 21, 2021) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
Meeks Bay and North Tahoe Fire Districts Consider Annexation

The Meeks Bay and North Tahoe fire districts operate under a functional consolidation, meaning that they act together when offering services but operate as separate fire districts. Now, the two are looking into potentially merging.

(Oct. 15, 2021) → Read the full Sierra Sun report

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Image caption: Gov. Gavin News signed a broad new set of police reform laws Sept. 30.
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Image caption: A firefighter battles the Dixie Fighter, a massive blaze started by PG&E equipment.
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Image caption: Truckee's 'Moonshine Ink' newspaper offers a unique package of fire coverage.
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Image caption: A Pyrocumulus cloud generated by the Dixie Fire in July, 2021.
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Mapping California
In an article by Priya Hutner of the Tahoe Weekly, author, poet and naturalist Obi Kaufmann talks about his latest work: a new book and a documentary film that screens online Sept. 9.

Image caption: Too much noise is a form of pollution. So what are governments doing about it?
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