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Where is All That TOT Money Spent?

How much tax revenue comes from short-term rentals in Tahoe/Truckee? And where is it spent? You asked, they answered, here.

ARTS & CULTURE

SPORTS

It Is Not Winter Yet

The Donner Hare Scramble is a dirt bike race like no other and solidifies our region as a hotspot for the sport.

MOUNTAIN LIFE

Getting to Know Alvin, Simon, and Theodore

Why do we often think of Alvin and the Chipmunks when we think of chipmunks? Movie stars trump nature? As much as celebrities take over the limelight, there’s much to learn about the real striped speedy mammal. How do they get their food (it’s all about the incisors)? What do they eat (almost anything)? How long do the pups stay home (not long)?

OPINION

If You Could “Fly South for the Winter,” Where Would You Go?

Time to follow the geese and head south where it’s warm. These Tahoe folks share their ideal spots.

From Road Rage to Streets of Sage

Driving is a lot of things — frustrating, unsafe, annoying … Here are some ideas to make it better, with some life advice melted in.

Slow Food Lake Tahoe Begs To Differ

Andrea Schaffer, president of Slow Food Lake Tahoe, agrees with much of Gary Romano’s perspective in his October My Shot on the disappearance of the local food movement in the Tahoe area, but she cites many positive examples that show that it’s not all bad news.

TINY PORCH

PUBLISHER'S NOTE

Does Moonshine Ink Have a Future?

Exactly 17 years ago, I co-founded Moonshine Ink, a head-first dive into the kind of challenge that brings meaning to life. Today I feel...

Appetite for Destruction

To solve overflowing trash cans, backed up traffic, and employee shortages, we must retool our philosophy to “less is more.”

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.

EDITOR'S NOTE

From Road Rage to Streets of Sage

Driving is a lot of things — frustrating, unsafe, annoying … Here are some ideas to make it better, with some life advice melted in.

Mountain Biker’s Paradise; Cycle Commuter’s Challenge

At 29 I’ve been many things. But never a licensed driver — until now. I am finally poised to get my license as a new resident of a mountain town, but I’m not losing my carless ethos.

Divided, We Fall

Sadly, tragedy brings out the best in people and we truly saw the best of America in the 9/11 aftermath. It was a reminder that we’re all in this life together. We all are Americans.

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Celebrate Sustainability and Find Confidence at the Truckee Roundhouse

Embrace sustainability and learn how to rethink consumerism at the Truckee Roundhouse.

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.

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DIGITAL EDITION

NEWS

Rallying for Robb

When Dr. Robb Gaffney noticed he was having difficulty hiking the hills of the Sierra Nevada, he knew something wasn’t right. It turned out a lot more serious than anyone could’ve imagined.

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