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CARE: What it is

There seems to be a concerted attempted by individuals in our local aviation community to misrepresent the Community Airport Restoration Effort (CARE) and its goals...

Why we need Barbara Green
Many years ago when we were living in Portland, the battle cry was, "Don't Californicate Oregon!"
You couldn't find it in the dictionary, but you knew exactly what it meant. In Truckee, we need...

Coping with Infertility

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than trying to have a baby when it’s not happening as quickly or easily as you expected. According to the National Infertility Association, infertility affects 10 percent of the population today. For me, infertility was truly a life crisis.

Crystal Bay Casinos: A jackpot of history

In the Past

Crystal Bay Casinos: A jackpot of history

Before Snowplows and Snowblowers There Were Horses Hooves

Today we complain about berms and the town plow being late to scrape snow from our street. But early residents of Truckee and North...

Images of America: Truckee

You’ve heard the stories of Truckee’s rugged past. You know about the Chinese railroad workers, Truckee’s ice palace, and the Paiute chief that Truckee...

Before the Banzai

As the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour makes its way through a tour of four Tahoe ski resorts, it is becoming part of a long tradition of local ski competitions that date back to the days of wooden skis.

The Host of Hotel de Chipmunk

Of the cast of colorful characters that have manned Martis Peak Lookout's "Hotel de Chipmunk," circus tumbler and cigar roller Frank "Waddles" Maher was king.

Ice, Ice Baby

Ice, not snow, has been the region’s recreation surface of choice during this snowless start to winter.

Cyclists Petition Caltrans to Repave Highway 89 Bike Lane

Dangerous potholes and large, tire-swallowing road cracks riddle Highway 89.