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Plumas residents participate in anti-vaccine mandate protest

In response to a nationwide call for a school walk-out to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the schools, participants turned out in Portola and Quincy on Monday morning, Oct. 18. Portola participants chose a street corner on Highway 70 through town, while participants in Quincy chose the Main Street corner...
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Sierra Sun

Truckee weather: Rain, some snow, all this week

Rain, and at times snow, is likely throughout this week, the National Weather Service said. There’s a 40% chance of snow before noon today, though under a half-inch is likely. The day will then become sunny, with highs around 40. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph. Lows will drop to 19 tonight.
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Snow Helps In Final Stretch Of Fight Against Caldor Fire

TRUCKEE (CBS13) – The snow in the Truckee area was welcomed by fire agencies as the Caldor Fire continues to smolder in the Sierra. Agencies said the snow and rain help with controlling burn spots that are tough to access, but the winter weather in the Sierra is giving locals whiplash after a devastating fire season.
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Snowfall brings optimism to Truckee businesses

TRUCKEE, Calif. (KTXL) — Optimism is rising with every inch of new snow piling up in the Sierra. As the early snow arrives and COVID restrictions ease, businesses throughout the Tahoe region are banking on a bounce-back season after the darkest days of the drought and pandemic. Jacques Fix and his fellow staff members at […]
Sierra Sun

Update: Chain controls dropped

Chain controls have been dropped for the area, according to CHP Truckee’s Facebook page. Chain controls are in effect for area highways. Visit the Caltrans website for the latest of road conditions. INTERSTATE 80. For eastbound traffic: Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires...
Mountain Democrat

Musical quartet to inspire, entertain at the Nevada Theatre

In the midst of the worldwide pandemic, in every conceivable combination, stringed instrument players Peter Wilson, Joe Craven, John Girton and Darol Anger found themselves together on livestreams and patios. They will reassemble at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City for their first proper indoor concert on Wednesday, Oct. 20 as part of Paul Emery’s Nevada City LIVE! concert series.

Daily Weather Forecast For Soda Springs

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Soda Springs: Monday, October 18: Chance of snow showers during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Tuesday, October 19: Mostly sunny during the day; while chance of light snow overnight; Wednesday, October 20: Light rain likely then rain showers likely
Sierra Sun

Free avalanche workshop series starts this week

A free avalanche education series will be kick off Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Alibi, 10069 Bridge St., Truckee. Hosted by Tahoe Mountain Sports and Ortovox, the series will teach the basics of safe backcountry travel. These workshops will be for those who use the backcountry in the winter, whether it be skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling.

Safe Winter Driving

Recently on 1-80 towards Truckee CA snow covered the roads, reminding us all of the winter weather soon to come. NDOT says they ultimately just want everyone to stay safe, which means not procrastinating on the maintenance and preparation your car may need in the winter months. NDOT's main concern...

Dr. Jeff Kane: Whence illness?

A friend genially asked me, “Why isn’t your column about regular doctor stuff, like promoting check-ups and getting shingles shots? Instead, you’re always writing about attitude and beliefs. That’s not scientific. It’s touchy-feely, and besides, that’s not even your field. Are you a wannabe psychologist or philosopher, or what?”. Excuse...

Marc Cuniberti: The trillion dollar coin

With the U.S. government running a 29 trillion dollar deficit (, with another 157 trillion in unfunded liabilities (debts not due yet but still owed), the additional 1.9 trillion stimulus proposal (the amount changes daily) is being hotly contested in Congress. Washington desperately wants to authorize this additional spending. Opponents of the bill from both parties point to the debt already spent during COVID-19 (about 4.5 trillion) saying another two trillion is excessive and will add even more debt to an already bloated U.S. budget. Now a U.S. default approaches, which is only compounding the problem.

Obituary: Roger Steel

Roger Steel passed away on October 5, 2021 after battling pancreatic cancer. His final days were spent surrounded by his loving family: wife of 48 years Suzanne; children Barbara (Reuben) and Zack (Anna); and granddaughters Emma, Kaia and Eliana. Roger served as Nevada City Schools Superintendent from 2004 until he...

4-Day Weather Forecast For North San Juan

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in North San Juan: Sunday, October 17: Mostly sunny then showers and thunderstorms during the day; while showers and thunderstorms overnight; Monday, October 18: Slight chance of rain showers then mostly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Tuesday, October

Shotgun fired into air in Loyalton domestic dispute

LOYALTON, Calif. (KTXL) — One man was arrested after a domestic dispute happened outside a home in Loyalton Friday night, with one person at some point firing a shotgun into the air. Deputies responded to a report of gunshots and screaming late Friday night, the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. When they […]