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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).

Kings Beach Roundabout Art Installed Following Years of Planning and Community...

Crowning jewels for Kings Beach come in the form of brand new art installations along Highway 28.

Placer Board Mostly in Agreement to Shift Funding to Truckee Fire;...

Placer County Board of Supervisors receive information, provide comment on the current void of tax money from Martis Valley residents to the Truckee Fire Protection District.

Groundbreaking for Artist Lofts is Imminent

Artist Lofts is the first step in building up the Truckee Railyard project, with excavation and foundation work scheduled to begin in August.

California District 4 Rep. Tom McClintock Responds to Trump’s Tweets

Republicans and Democrats alike have been making headlines by reacting to Trump's tweets apparently singling out four female freshman House congresswomen of color (or for not reacting); local District 4 Rep. Tom McClintock's speech on the issue falls mostly in support of the president's remarks.

Tahoe City Firehouse Destiny Still Under Discussion, Though Feasibility Study Adds...

Two proposals plan different uses for the old Tahoe City firehouse. An upcoming informational meeting (second of two) will share feasibility of each.

Imagine All the People…

A Truckee vigil bemoans the plight of detained immigrants and advocates share information with local residents in preparation for Sunday’s nationally announced ICE raids.

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