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.

Penny for Your Donation?

Tahoe City’s well-loved “Mother Penny Bear” sculpture is scheduled to be moved back to the Bay Area this summer. Will local businesses and community members raise enough “pennies” to keep her in their community?

Will Truckee Ban Campfires and Wood Barbecues This Summer; Why Doesn’t...

With such a healthy snowpack this year, why did flows out of Lake Tahoe not increase earlier, and why not let out more to prevent potential flooding? And, why is the fire district is planning a summer ban on outdoor fires?

New Briefs | April 11 – May 8, 2019

Update on the Nahas property; Nevada County lifts ADU restrictions; funding and planning for forest health projects; record fundraising for High Fives; and more

The Truckee Method

How an anti-Chinese boycott came to be

Surviving the Shoulder Season

As we enter April, commonly one of the slowest months on the calendar for tourist visitation, we chat with a few business owners about how they weather the peaks and troughs of Tahoe’s stormy tourism industry.

Business Briefs | April 11 – May 8, 2019

Mountain Hardware to open new location; the sharing economy takes on opening up long-term rentals; FiftyFifty announces future Reno location; and Tahoe Mill Collective expands to Tahoe City

A Tale of Too … Many Special Districts?

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

Untangling Your Hospital Bill

Hospital bills got you confused? Tahoe Forest Health System recently rolled out a new customer service program designed to walk anyone with a phone through the hospital’s billing practices and other issues. We sat down with district CEO Harry Weiss and CFO Crystal Betts to shine a light on the incredibly complicated topic of healthcare finance.

We’re Heating Up, People

While wildfire season, occasional drought, and excess moisture are normal in an ecosystem, these two locals have seen huge changes in the characteristics of wildfires, the length of the droughts, and the rising temperatures affecting the Basin.

On the Front Lines of Climate Change

The region is one of many on the front lines of climate change, and we are already seeing the effects — increased wildfire danger, a disappearing snowpack, and the ever-present threat of both drought and flood.

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