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Bid to replace July 4 fireworks with drones ends in frustration

Devastated by wildfires last year and with ongoing dry weather increasing the risk of further blazes, communities around Lake Tahoe made the decision to swap fireworks for drones for this year’s Fourth of July celebrations. With fireworks causing thousands of accidental fires every year on July 4, local residents...
TAHOE CITY, CA
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Reno police arrest five in DUI crackdown

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -The Reno Police Department arrested five people for driving under the influence Saturday during a DUI saturation patrol. During the operation on Saturday, they also issued 12 traffic citations and gave 57 warnings, police said Sunday. Police asked that people always have a sober driver. The Nevada...
RENO, NV
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Stewart Indian School leaves behind a complicated history

Five or six years ago, I took a night class on Wašiw [Washoe] language and culture offered through Western Nevada College in Douglas County. During that time, I learned the story of the probable-penguin who kept pine nuts in his pouch and threw them across the hills leading to the pine forests throughout the region. I learned about Ong, the giant reptilian bird who lived in a spire in the middle of Lake Tahoe and would snatch unsuspecting people from the shores to devour. I also learned that the Wašiw language was dying.
CARSON CITY, NV
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Woman dead after a rollover crash on I-580 in Carson City (Carson City, NV)

On early Friday morning, a woman lost her life following a rollover crash in Carson City. As per the initial information, the fatal car accident was reported at about 1:45 a.m. on I-580 at Bellevue Road. The preliminary reports showed that a white Honda Civic was heading southbound on Interstate 580 when it flipped into the northbound lanes. The female driver was ejected from the car as she was not buckled up at the time of the accident.
CARSON CITY, NV
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Man found dead after mobile home fire in Panther Valley

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — A man was found dead after a mobile home fire in north Reno Saturday night. At approximately 9:50 p.m. on July 2, crews responded to 1700 block of Sagehen Lane in Panther Valley on reports of a fire. The Reno Fire...
RENO, NV
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New executive chef for Tahoe Donner

Tahoe Donner Association announced the hiring of Matt Hale as its new executive chef with a primary focus on serving The Lodge Restaurant & Pub in Truckee. With more than 20 years of experience, Hale will oversee the menu selection and kitchen operations at The Lodge while supporting Pizza on the Hill and Alder Creek Cafe.
TRUCKEE, CA
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Truckee River Winery: World-class wine, in our backyard

Are you a local who thinks you have to drive down the hill to taste fine wines? Or do you live elsewhere and think you have to choose between enjoying Tahoe’s myriad activities and having a great wine-tasting experience? Think again. We have our own, world-class winery, near downtown...
TRUCKEE, CA
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Truckee River Canyon restoration on tap

California Trout and Truckee Donner Land Trust were recently awarded $26,500 from the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada for river access and restoration in the Truckee River Canyon. The two nonprofits will work together this summer to restore and improve a popular Truckee River access point in the Truckee River Canyon along Interstate 80, roughly 1.4 miles east of the Farad exit.
TRUCKEE, CA
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Tahoe’s celebrity golf, PGA tour events

Golf aficionados can enjoy watching the pros, and the celebrities, compete in two tournaments at two of the region’s premier golf courses. Spectator tickets are available for both events; space is limited. American Century Championship | From July 6 to 10, this made-for-TV event is the premier celebrity golf...
TRUCKEE, CA
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New mountain bike skill trail opens

Truckee Trails Foundation introduces the Compass Skills Loop, an all-inclusive and adaptive mountain-bike skills development trail. Located at the Sawtooth Trailhead, the 1-mile dirt trail is suitable for kids, adults and adaptive riders at the beginner and intermediate levels. The loop introduces mountain bikers to the core skills they need to ride safely, while also helping them gain experience and build overall confidence.
TRUCKEE, CA

From book bans to armed Proud Boys militia, US libraries bear the brunt of LGBT+ ‘culture war’

When a group of children and their parents recently sat down for a “Drag Queen Storytime” event not far from Reno, Nevada, there was some comfort in the presence of local police.In the San Francisco Bay Area only two weeks earlier, men dressed in Proud Boys uniforms walked into a library to disrupt a similar LGBT+ reading event by hurling homophobic and transphobic slurs.Similar episodes have recently occurred in South Bend, Indiana, and Woodland, California.So when organisers of the Drag Queen Storytime event in Sparks, Nevada, an incorporated city on Reno’s eastside, began last Sunday – police were on the...
SPARKS, NV
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VFW 3396 Hosts 2nd Annual Armed Forces BBQ Competition

SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3386, 2nd annual Armed Forces BBQ Competition at Baldini’s Casino rallies grill masters from around the country, for some good friendly competition in the name of supporting the Silver State’s local VFW Post 3396. “It’s something to give...
SPARKS, NV
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Sprout’s Natural Cafe expands to south Reno under new name

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Sprouts Natural Café will expand to South Reno under a new name after 32 years of business in South Lake Tahoe. Tahoe’s Natural Café will take over a newly constructed building on the corner of Veterans Parkway and Steamboat Parkway. Sprout’s...
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Kings Beach’s Art Resurgence

Kings Beach is a perfect walking town. Along the 1-mile stretch from the Highway 267/Highway 28 intersection to Beaver Street, it’s filled with shops, restaurants and recreational areas. The recent health pandemic created a unique opportunity for it to be more welcoming, with a few key community figures taking the reins on making it better through promoting local art.
KINGS BEACH, CA
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