Paddle Lake Tahoe

The California Tahoe Conservancy created the Lake Tahoe Water Trail, a water route along the 72-mile shoreline of Big Blue. The route connects public launch and landing sites around the lake.


Getting Crafty

Tapping craft kegs and stocking craft cans in a relatively remote and rugged region isn’t simply a matter of shipping and receiving. The Craft Beer Fairy doesn’t drive up and down Interstate 80 all week long dropping off beer. Learn how local retailers take on the challenge of providing craft beer to a thirsty audience.


Sunshine or Moonshine?

The jury’s hung between sunshine and moonshine!

True Patriots; Good Character

A local duckling rescue by children inspires wildlife and environmental stewardship; readers reflect to popular online exclusive stories on social media

Truckee’s Combination Bank Shot

The level of cooperation from multiple agencies and nonprofit organizations planning new features to the Truckee River Regional Park — an ice pavilion, a new home for the KidZone museum, a library, an expansion for the skate park — is unprecedented. Regional Park has multiple land owners as well; all of this lines up the “combination bank shot” of approvals and permits that need to work together to make this multi-faceted dream a reality.



Fly Your Flag Proudly

My parents’ marriage was almost illegal. But the U.S. high court changed the laws on interracial marriages and public sentiment followed. It’s one example of how our imperfect country continually strives to be more perfect. Support this forward-thinking momentum by wearing the stars and stripes with honor.

When C-Scums Wish Upon a Star

I got my wish. Yet this is no fairy tale ending, this was hard work.

In this New Year, Say ‘No’ to a Tahoe Lost Generation

A journey to Spain prompts the Ink’s publisher to reflect on the endemic challenges of living with other humans, and how we might avert the threat of a ‘lost generation.’


Feeling the Burn

We all play a role in keeping the threat of wildfire from falling out of sight, out of mind. Moonshine launches its On Fire series.

Home Among the Trees of My Youth

An undeniable sense of homecoming came to me immediately upon moving to Truckee a mere month and a half ago, despite never having lived here full time.

This Land Was Made for You and Me — Let’s Keep it Clean!

One of the reasons the Truckee/Tahoe area is so beautiful is that it is clean. Seldom do you see roadside litter, and it’s even more rare to see plastic bags floating along streets like tumbleweeds blowing in the wind. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, the duty to keep this majestic region pristine is ours just the same. On June 1, we can all do our part, with a number of community clean-up days set to take place.


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A Year in Real Estate 2018

Here’s what happened in the real estate world last year.

A Tale of Too … Many Special Districts?

The role and funding behind Truckee/North Lake Tahoe’s many little governments

Age Discrimination Afflicts the Standard Hiring Process in Tahoe/Truckee

Truckee’s median age is 38.6, which is 2.2 years over the California-wide median of 36.4, and we have residents of all ages contributing to volunteer efforts, participating in local recreational sports and activities, and stoking the economy through consumption. So why do mature applicants feel they are experiencing age discrimination in the local job market? Read Truckee resident Mindi Brenner’s take on this issue.

Right Person, Right Time, Right Place

On July 27, 1985, Scott Baumgardner was training a new partner aboard the Sheriff’s Patrol Boat on Lake Tahoe. At about 6 p.m., he and Deputy Dave Harris were dispatched to a possible sailboat in trouble off Cedar Flat. Little did they know', something far more urgent was about to crash into the lake from the sky. Read about the daring rescue of two people from an airplane crash in the '80s.

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Founded on Philanthropy

An aging house sits atop an old stone foundation on E Street in downtown Truckee. Quiet for the better part of the week, the place comes to life on Tuesdays and Thursdays as the Food and Resource Support Center, when volunteers from throughout the area open the doors with a warm welcome to lend a helping hand to some of Truckee’s less fortunate.

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