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Truckee Businesses becoming Green-Certified

North Lake Tahoe is taking strides in adapting green business practices, and the California Green Business Network’s Sierra Chapter is gaining traction in the Truckee community.

(Nov. 26, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Tahoe Backcountry Alliance Encourages Stewardship, Accessibility

The Tahoe Backcountry Alliance aims to make backcountry sports more accessible for those who are just getting started, while making sure those who participate are responsible stewards.

(Nov. 26, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Sierra Native Alliance Brings Awareness to Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

The Sierra Native Alliance’s Youth Leadership group has created a memorial quilt to honor missing, murdered indigenous women in the Sierra Nevada region, as well as bring more awareness to MMIW Remembrance Day, held in May.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Boulder Bay Submits Updated Plan to TRPA, Waits for Approval

EKN Developments has officially submitted an updated and refined plan to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for final approval for the Revitalize Tahoe Biltmore Project.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Drought Dramatically Shrinking California Farmland

In the fall, rice fields in the Sacramento Valley usually shine golden brown as they await harvesting. This year, however, many fields were left covered with bare dirt.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Ecosystems and Rural Communities Will Bear the Brunt of Intensifying Drought

Drought, human-caused climate change, invasive species and a “legacy” of environmental issues are permanently altering California’s landscape and placing some communities and ecosystems at increasing risk.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Drivers Beware—Fall Rut Is Here

It’s that time of year again when bucks begin the chase portion of the annual deer rut. At this time of year, the potential for fatal collisions rises.

(Nov. 24, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
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
New Meat and Seafood Concept Comes to the Village At Rancharrah

Armando & Sons Butcher Shop is now open at The Village at Rancharrah, offering a full-service butcher shop’s.

(Nov. 24, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
California Appeals Court Axes District COVID-19 Student Vaccine Mandate

Just 67 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds and and 38 percent of 5- to 11-year-olds have had the primary two-shot COVID-19 vaccine series.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Drink Coffee Do Stuff Celebrates New South Lake Tahoe Location

Drink Coffee Do Stuff fully opened its doors to the South Lake Tahoe community on Nov. 23. dishing out free coffee beverages all day for all coffee shop patrons in celebration.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Tahoe Fund Welcomes Five New Members to Its Board of Directors

The nonprofit Tahoe Fund announced that five new members—Invited for their leadership in the corporate and nonprofit sectors—have joined its board.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Judge: Tribble Not Eligible to Serve as Auditor-Controller

A Nevada County judge has ruled that Rob Tribble is not qualified to be the next auditor-controller of Nevada County. Tribble had previously won the June 7 auditor-controller race against Gina Will.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Work-From-Home Culture Takes Root in California

New U.S. Census Bureau data shows a large segment of Californians are working from home for part or all of the week. Researchers say the shift will ripple through the broader economy in ways big and small.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Sugar Bowl Resort Offers New Features

Sugar Bowl Resort’s new tubing and snow play park is opening this winter, with tubing lanes that will get visitors’ hearts pumping.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Panel Discusses Supreme Court Case Threatening End of Affirmative Action

A discussion on the possible outcomes of the SCOTUS decision in the case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard. the online event delved into the impact of banning the consideration of race as a factor during the college admission process.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
10% of California Legislature Now Identifies as LGBTQ

While LGBTQ candidates and their supporters celebrated several milestone victories around the nation in this year’s midterm elections, California quietly reached its own.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
LTCC Students Recognized as for Election Participation

Lake Tahoe Community College joins a group of 394 colleges and universities that are being recognized for participating in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, which involved sharing campus voting data and carrying out an engagement action plan.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Entrepreneurs Present at The Tahoe Pitch Showcase

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Tahoe Pitch Showcase was back in action, co-partnered by Tahoe Silicon Mountain and the Sierra Business Council.

(Nov. 22, 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
Report Finds Racial Bias in Hiring Leaders at UC, CSU and Community Colleges

A report from the College Futures Foundation says racial bias plays a role in hiring for executive-level posts at the UCs, CSUs and community colleges.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Biden Gives PG&E $1 Billion to Keep Diablo Canyon Open

The case for nuclear power as a climate solution got a big boost when the Biden administration announced it's giving Pacific Gas & Electric Co. a $1.1-billion grant to help the company keep operating California's last nuclear plant.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
After Election Win, Bonta to Investigate Hospital Algorithms for Racial Bias

California Attorney General Rob Bonta wants to target racial discrimination in health care, including through an investigation of software programs and decision-making tools used by hospitals to treat patients.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Could These Antiviral Pills Treat Long COVID?

Stanford launches the nation’s first study of an antiviral strategy for long COVID.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Retired Teachers Give Back

Each fall the California Retired Teachers Association, Division 73 of El Dorado County, creates baskets for You Are Not Alone—a program providing daily telephone safety check-in calls to residents age 60 and older.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Tahoe Forest Opens Primary Care Clinic in Truckee

Tahoe Forest Health System is opening a new Primary Care Clinic, occupying the second floor of the Tahoe Forest Medical Office Building at 10956 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.

(Nov. 19, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
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.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Courts Order Placer County to Rescind Olympic Valley Development Approvals

The Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously rescinded the Village at Palisades Tahoe Specific Plan, which would have led to up to 850 hotel and residential units along with commercial, retail, and recreational land uses.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Barton Moves Ahead to Build New Hospital

Barton Health is moving forward with its regional expansion, which will broaden medical services.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
STPUD Recognized for Financial, Technology Excellence

The South Tahoe Public Utility District has received two awards for excellence in financial reporting and technology practices.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Celebration Held at Spooner Lake State Park

Nevada State Parks and partners, including local officials and private donors, gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a visitor center and amphitheater.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Olympic Valley Approves Wildfire Protection Plan

The Olympic Valley Community Wildfire Protection Plan was approved of by the district and will now be reviewed by Cal Fire, USDA Forest Service, Firewise USA and the Placer County Board of Supervisors.

(Nov. 17, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report