News

Moonshine Ink brings you Tahoe news straight from the source. Our team of hardworking journalists uncovers North Tahoe and Truckee news stories with in-depth reporting and our authentic “for the community, by the community” spirit.

In our News section you’ll find the facts on everything from politics to the environment to local business. We’re your Tahoe newspaper, delivering stories you can trust.

The Battle for the Green Bubble

As the “last green forest left in the Sierra Nevada,” the Tahoe region unfolds a plan to curb tree mortality to reduce catastrophic wildfire risks.

Kings Beach’s Future Complexion Under Discussion; Community Battling Mixed-use Definition

Proposed redevelopment has Kings Beach residents up in arms, claiming it goes against spirit of community plan

Truckee Artist Lofts Celebrates Going Vertical

Foundations on the horizon for Truckee Artist Lofts workforce housing, theater, grocery store.

Governors, Others Speak On Climate and Wildfire at Tahoe Summit

Gov. Gavin Newsom and others celebrate current action and call for further work to address climate change and wildfire in the Tahoe region.

Tahoe Is On Fire

The massive “what-if” of wildfire looming over Lake Tahoe is shared in this watercolor infographic by our resident artiste, Haley Deiro.

Business Briefs | August 8 – September 11, 2019

Vail Resorts (owner of Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood) acquires 17 ski areas across the country; Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s new runway under construction; Tahoe Fund and Tahoe Water Suppliers Association incentivize businesses to use Lake Tahoe tap water; more.

News Briefs | August 8 – September 11, 2019

West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Washoe County (although there are no known human cases); Placer County launches 24-hour hotline for short-term rental complaints; Sherriff’s office enforcing rules against nudity; more.

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.

A Song of Water and Fire, Part Two

Lives, homes … and water. Local watersheds are another thing to worry about during a catastrophic wildfire (and the effects can be long-lasting).

A Song of Water and Fire, Part One

Lives, homes … and water. Local watersheds are another thing to worry about during a catastrophic wildfire (and the effects can be long-lasting).

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