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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.

By Rail, By River, By Lake

Two trains through the mountains and by the river and a steamer on the lake, all with coordinated guided stops: What brought this about in the early 1900s at a time when travel in the mountainous and sometimes dangerous terrain of the Sierra Nevada was far from easy? It was the business dream of a man named Bliss, and he built his life around making it a reality.

Artistic Energy

State cultural district designation builds momentum for the arts in Tahoe/Truckee

Changing of the Guard

Jennifer Montgomery moves up; Cindy Gustafson moves in. Learn how the new Placer County supervisor is settling into her county role after Placer pulled funding from her previous job. Bonus: Former mayor, current vice mayor Morgan Goodwin migrates south.

What’s Happening to the Businesses at the Old Gateway Center; Are...

How was the transition for the businesses in the Old Gateway Center now that Tahoe Forest Health System has purchased the remaining buildings? Why did the hospital choose now to purchase those? Plus, are bear populations increasing? You asked, they answered, here.

Trail Connecting Lake Tahoe to Reno Nears ‘Huge Milestone’

There and Back Again: A Cyclist’s Tale. The Tahoe-Pyramid Trail nears completion of its California section, a feat years in the making.

Global-Thought, Local-Action Pieces Win NNA Better Newspaper Contest for a New...

The National Newspaper Association awarded Moonshine with four editorial and two advertising awards in their Better Newspaper Contest. Congratulations to Mayumi Elegado, Sage Sauerbrey, Emily Harrington, Alex Spychalsky, Nancy Holliday, Jim Pickering, Nina Miller, and Sara Smith on this recognition.

Love This Place? Here’s A Guide to Giving Back

For this year’s Summer Lovin’ we give you a visitor and recreationalist’s guide to sustainable tourism in Tahoe — Here’s how to give back to the place we all love so much.

50 Years Ago: Let’s Shred Some Volcanoes

By WOLFE SCHAEFER | Moonshine Ink In May 1969, two local guys, Wolfe Schaefer and Heinz Heubner, took off in a 1953 GMC panel truck...

Murky Waters

Future blowout? An increase in “fecal incidents” means an increase in frustration at Truckee’s community pool.

Ready. Set. Go!

Fire season is upon us — how prepared are you?