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DUI suspect hits, kills worker directing one-way traffic control on Highway 28 near Tahoe

CARNELIAN BAY – A traffic control worker in a one-way construction zone near Lake Tahoe was struck and killed by a DUI suspect Monday night. California Highway Patrol says the worker was directing traffic near Sahara Drive along Highway 28 when they were struck by a driver a little after 10:30 p.m. Officers say the driver didn't appear to notice the worker and neither slowed nor tried to avoid hitting the person. The driver then crashed into a dump truck and an excavator that were also on the job site. Officers say the traffic control worker was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the worker has not been released. The DUI suspect has been arrested and has been booked into the Nevada County Sheriff's Station in Truckee. 
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Deadly crash on Highway 28 near Carnelian Bay

TRUCKEE, Calif. — There was a deadly crash Tuesday morning on Highway 28, according to California Highway Patrol — Truckee. The highway is closed from Onyx Street to Agate Road as the crash is investigated. There is a detour from Agate Road to Dodowah Road to Sahara Drive to Onyx Street to Highway 28, according to Cal Trans maps.
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Traffic Control Worker Killed by Car on SR 28, CHP Says

A traffic control worker was hit and killed by a car on SR 28 near Carnelian Bay late Monday night, police say. California Highway Patrol says the crash happened after 10:45 p.m. on Monday near Sahara Drive. CHP says 36-year-old Andrew Phillips was driving a 2021 Subaru Forrester west on...
Tahoe Daily Tribune

Genoa Candy Dance Fair likely draws record crowd

Genoa’s annual Candy Dance Craft Fair likely brought a record of people into the tiny town over the weekend. “It seems like there’s three times as much as there has been in the past,” said Lake Tahoe resident Nathan Cruz. Thousands of people from Minden, Gardnerville and...

Squaw Valley native constructs naval bases overseas

GULFPORT, Miss. – Since 1942, sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Construction Force have been building and fighting around the world. Petty Officer 3rd Class Britt Sheridan, a Squaw Valley, Calif., native is one of those sailors. “I joined the Navy to travel and to carry on a...

Nevada State Police investigating fatal crash in Washoe Valley

Nevada State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened in Washoe Valley this past Friday, September 23, 2022. Troopers say the crash happened on Old Franktown Road and involved just one vehicle that struck a fence. One man died. Investigators do suspect that impairment was a factor. Any further...

Lake Tahoe's Fir Trees Are Dying at Faster Rate in Whole California

Lake Tahoe Basin's evergreens are withering at a faster pace compared to the remaining portion of California. According to SFGate, the pines are dying in increasing quantities as well as at rapid rate than it has ever been, all the more so at Fallen Leaf Lake as well as surrounding North Lake Tahoe, as told by Rita Mustatia, forest silviculturist with the US Forest Service's Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

A United Front

Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan aims to combat the challenges of overtourism. For Lake Tahoe locals, there has always been a love-hate relationship between the need for tourists to support businesses and the negative impacts visitors have on the environment. That relationship reached new levels of frustration during the COVID-19...
Nevada Appeal

Carson sheriff hosts inaugural K-9 unit challenge

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is hosting its first regional K-9 unit challenge and demo 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Fuji Park. It is free and open to the public. The event will bring together more than 20 dogs from multiple agencies, including police from neighboring counties, Nevada State Police, UNR and WNC police, and officers from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Navy officials host events for Reno-Carson City Navy Week

The U.S. Navy is bringing Navy Week back to Reno-Carson City from Sept. 26 to October 2 with Sailors from across the fleet to take part in the service’s signature outreach program. Reno-Carson City was selected by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) as one of 13 locations...

KUNR Youth Media talks to a forester in Tahoe on wildfire preparation

April Shackelford is a forester at the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District. She oversees fuels prevention programs in the northern Lake Tahoe area. “When we get [fire] starts that are not immediately contained, then fire hits that fuel load, and those fires become bigger, more severe, and more destructive, and leading to bigger environmental impacts, as well as impact on communities,” Shackelford said.
Sierra Sun

Resort at Squaw Creek debuts wellness membership program for locals

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Stella: Truckee’s Shining Star

Stella at the Cedar House Sport Hotel focuses on taste and place. Stella, translated from Latin, means star. And the Truckee restaurant by the same name at the Cedar House Sport Hotel certainly shines bright. Originally opened in 2008 by chef Jacob Burton, who garnered Best New Chef nominations from...