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6 Community Leaders Elected to North Tahoe Community Alliance Board Seats

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – The North Tahoe Community Alliance (NTCA) members elected six local leaders to its board of directors.

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NTCA Invests $4.3 Million in TOT-TBID Funding for 13 Community Projects

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – The North Tahoe Community Alliance Board of Directors voted to invest $4.3 million in Transient Occupancy Tax and Tourism Business Improvement District Dollars At Work funding toward 13 projects benefiting the North Lake Tahoe community.

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Tahoe Prosperity Center Seeks Project Ideas for Economic Prosperity

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – The California Jobs First Initiative, with the Tahoe Prosperity Center as the sub-regional lead, is spearheading efforts in the Tahoe/Nevada Subregion to identify visionary projects that will drive economic growth across various sectors.

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Community Resiliency Grants Continue to Keep Truckee Thriving

Ben Martin remembers the day the music stopped in Truckee.

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Sierra Community House: Uniting for a Holistic Approach to Combat Domestic, Sexual Violence

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Five years ago, the decision to merge four local core service organizations – Project MANA, North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Family Resource Center of Truckee, and Tahoe Safe Alliance – was unprecedented and initially met with skepticism. …

Image caption: Danielle Dace and Matthew Romsa of CASA Sacramento
A Court Appointed Special Advocate Can Change a Child’s Life

A conversation with two committed professionals who help CASA Sacramento match trained volunteers with children in the foster care system.

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Nevada County Approves $250,000 Contract With Community Foundation

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. – The Board of Supervisors approved a three-year contract today with the newCommunity Foundation of Nevada County to help with emergency preparedness and further other county priorities.The foundation will receive $83,333 a year to:

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Community Pantry Opens in Truckee

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Sierra Community House has launched a Community Pantry format in Truckee, which allows individuals to select their own food items, which in turn empowers the community and reduces waste.  The new client choice distribution model incorporates dignity, …

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Katz Amsterdam Foundation Invests $250,000 to Help Transform Mental Health Support in Truckee, Tahoe

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation has partnered once again with the Katz Amsterdam Foundation.

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Excellence in Education Opens Nominations to Honor Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Teachers, Staff

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Linda Brown Fellows and Star Awards. Linda Brown Fellows Awards are given to teachers within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District in recognition …

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Alpenglow Sports 18th Annual Winter Speaker Series Concludes; Raises Over $430k for Local Nonprofits

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — On Thursday, March 7, the Alpenglow Sports 18th annual Winter Speaker Series, hosted by Tahoe Mountain Realty, concluded with series cofounder and one of the best storytellers alive, Dave Nettle. Through his presentation of Ski Touring …

Image caption: With spaces to relax and socialize, YoloCares facilities support patients along their care journey—not just the end of life.
The Better End

For more than four decades, YoloCares has helped families navigate life’s final stages.

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Soroptimist Awards $5,000 to Help Trafficked Women

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner was able to support both Awaken and Sierra Community House with $2,500 each due to the generous support of the Whittier Trust.

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Truckee Optimist Club Supports Youth Teams

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee High School Boys and Girls Basketball teams were presented with checks at the last home games of the season from the Truckee Optimist Club for $1,000 each. Presenters were club members Cindy and Dan Flores, …

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Nevada County Supervisors recognize Truckee business owner

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Truckee resident and business owner, Bill Greeno, has recently received commendation from the Nevada County Board of Supervisors in recognition of his dedicated service as the Nevada County Planning Commissioner for District 5. Supervisor Hardy Bullock commenced …

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Parasol foundation gives $15K for Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue transport

INCLINE VILLAE, Nev. – Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue has received a grant award from the Community Fund of the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation as part of the team's campaign to raise funds for the purchase of a much-needed multi-passenger …

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Sweet Tahoe Time owner houses homeless

KINGS BEACH, Calif. – The 5,000 sq. ft. space located at Tahoe Time Community Center fulfills a number of purposes year round. In addition to being the warehouse for Rockwood Tree Service, community and event center, most recently it has …

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