Palisades’ Revised EIR; Hyatt Renovations Stalled; Placer and El Dorado File Mosquito Fire Suit; More

News Briefs

Hyatt Renovations Originally Stated to Begin This Spring, Postponed a Year 

INCLINE VILLAGE 

Originally anticipated to undergo renovations beginning this April through April 2025, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe has pushed back its changes by a year.  The resort plans to renovate the lakeside portion of the property beginning in April 2024. During this time all lakeside access, activities, and accommodations will be closed including the cottages, Lone Eagle Grille, lakeside ballroom, the beach, and the pier. 

The announcement on the website changed on Jan 12 to reflect a new closure date of April 2024 through April 2026, the previous announcement had a closure date of April of this year and was anticipated to last through April 2025. 

When asked why the start date for renovations was pushed back a year, the Hyatt’s general manager, Michael Murphy stated, “As with any large-scale renovation, there are many moving parts which can impact the timing of the project.” Moonshine Ink asked specifically why the project was postponed and how the change in closure dates is affecting operations at the Hyatt. In response, Dorothy Hornbeck, a spokesperson for the Hyatt, stated, “The resort does not have any further information to provide at this time.” 

The Hyatt’s proposed renovations have yet to be approved by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, which is charged with oversight and enforcement of planning and programs in the Basin. According to Jeff Cowen, public information officer for the TRPA, the Hyatt’s permit application for the lakefront parcel includes demolition of 12 existing cottages, which contain 48 tourist accommodation units, and construction of 11 new cottages with only 22 tourist accommodation units. Cowen also explained that the proposed project would modify and expand the existing Lone Eagle Grill and Ballroom. 

“The restaurant and ballroom component involves a significant remodel of the existing plus or minus 21,000 square feet,” he said. “The remodeled restaurant and ballroom structure will contain approximately 26,000 square feet of commercial floor area when completed.”

The project will need to conform to TRPA codes, including density, height, land coverage limits, parking, air quality mitigation, as well as other factors. “The Lake Tahoe Regional Plan set growth caps on new development in the Basin,” Cowen said. “Although under TRPA’s growth management system the region is nearing full build-out, the regional plan encourages conversion and or relocation of existing development rights as a way to support environmental redevelopment projects within the existing development caps.” It is unknown when TRPA will approve the renovations. 

The Hyatt declined to comment on whether or not events scheduled to take place at the lakeside ballroom this summer were affected by the initial closure date. Now that renovation has been pushed back a year, events are able to take place at the lakeside ballroom once again and all lakeside activities will resume.  

~ KM

PRESENT: Stakeholders who showed up to the planning commission meeting in Auburn included Palisades Tahoe COO and President Dee Byrne, Alterra Vice President of Development Jason Hansford, Palisades Vice President of Marketing Tom Feitin, and Sierra Watch Executive Director Tom Mooers. Photo by Ted Coakley III/Moonshine Ink

Is the Palisades Village Project EIR Current?

TRUCKEE/ TAHOE

The central question from members of the public over the pending Palisades Tahoe environmental review document is whether it is still valid. The Placer County Planning Commission met yesterday to hold a public review and comment session on the Village at Palisades Specific Plan Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report. 

Due to weather, it was decided the day before to move the meeting from Kings Beach to Auburn, w­ith Zoom live stream available. A county watching site, announced the previous afternoon, was set up in Kings Beach. 

County planners presented the four focus areas of the revised environmental document, and Whit Manley, an attorney representing Alterra, which owns Palisades Tahoe, spoke briefly, emphasizing that valley water supply is stable and the company is committed to building employee housing first.

During public comment, around 20 people spoke, the large majority of whom expressed concerns about the project. The predominant point was that the revised EIR is the same document that was approved in 2015, and neither takes into account how regional conditions have changed since the pandemic nor new information that has surfaced, in particular pertaining to drought and wildfire. Two early comments, from business advocacy organizations, focused on the “exciting” economic prospects of the project. 

The county and Palisades Tahoe maintain that analysis of wildfire from 2015 is still relevant eight years later, while community members argued that new information about wildfire behavior has emerged after the Paradise Fire in 2018, and Dixie and Caldor fires in 2021, both of which crested the Sierra. 

“Extreme fire behavior and rates of spread have changed our idea of when it’s safe to shelter in place,” said Dr. Ben Hatchett, who specializes in atmospheric science. “Former [Olympic Valley Fire] Chief Bansen’s thoughts are out of date given the modern era of wildfire we live in, given that wildfires behave like nothing seen before. My recommendation is to perform more wildfire modeling.”

Commissioner Dan Woodward acknowledged the public’s worries.

“There have been changes in climate and we had some major fire events since 2016,” he said. “[County] staff made the decision that this was adequate to go forward to the board of supervisors along with the court documents, and we have citizens saying this is not a good approach … That portion of the document is lacking a bit, and it’s pretty evident that there is need for further discussion.”

The commissioners expected that the meeting, which started at 10 a.m., would have to be cut off at 5 p.m. Instead, public comment was considerably shorter than anticipated (likely due to the bluebird conditions, as one member of the public stated), and the hearing wrapped up by 1 p.m., including a 30-minute lunch. About 25 people were in the Auburn chambers, while 100 participants tuned in on Zoom.

Placer County Supervising Planner Alex Fisch said there will be more discussion of wildfire evacuations “to ensure we have done the full scope of work to be prepared.”

The planning commission did not take action on the revised draft EIR. The public has until Jan. 30 to submit comments. County staff will then respond to all oral and written comments and incorporate them into the final package that will go before the planning commission, most likely this summer, before heading to the board of supervisors in the fall. At that time, discussion on the full specific plan is slated to happen. This timeline is tentative, Fisch said.

~ Melissa Siig/Special to Moonshine Ink

Counties File Suit Against PG&E for Mosquito Fire Damages

PLACER, EL DORADO COUNTIES 

Placer and El Dorado counties and two other public entities filed a lawsuit against PG&E for damages resulting from the 2022 Mosquito Fire. 

The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court and includes as co-plaintiffs El Dorado Water Agency, Georgetown Divide Public Utilities District, and Georgetown Divide Fire Protection District. 

The lawsuit alleges that PG&E’s equipment was the cause and origin of the Mosquito Fire, which caused significant damages to public and natural resources in El Dorado and Placer counties.

The Mosquito Fire started Sept. 6, 2022, and was active for 50 days, burning 76,788 acres. Between the two counties, over 11,000 people were evacuated while more than 3,700 firefighting personnel responded to the fire. By Sept. 8, California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Placer and El Dorado. On Sept. 9, FEMA authorized federal management assistance grants for fire fighting and response efforts. 

Placer County is represented by County Counsel Karin E. Schwab and Chief Assistant County Counsel Brett D. Holt. Outside counsel John Fiske and Torri Sherlin of Baron & Budd, and Ed Diab of Dixon Diab & Chambers also represent Placer and El Dorado counties.

~ Placer County and El Dorado County press release

ADOPT-A-HYDRANT: Take Care Tahoe’s Adopt-A-Hydrant campaign promotes fire safety during major snowstorms. Courtesy graphic

Community Members Urged to Remove Snow Around Fire Hydrants

TAHOE CITY

Take Care Tahoe and local fire departments are promoting a campaign to encourage community members to keep fire hydrants clear of snow and debris in an effort to help fire personnel should an emergency occur. 

With over 4,000 fire hydrants in the Tahoe Basin, Take Care Tahoe asks community members to Adopt-A-Hydrant in their neighborhood by clearing a three foot radius on every side of the hydrant and to the road’s edge each time it snows.

Every year, wood stoves and fireplaces cause 54,000 structure fires across the country. During the winter months, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District typically sees an increase in household fires due to improper use of fireplaces and wood burning stoves, overdue maintenance, and animal nesting.

“As roads are cleared during and after winter storms, fire hydrants unintentionally get covered with snow,” said NTFPD Fire Marshal John James. “Between emergency responses, fire district personnel work on clearing fire hydrants, but because of the increase in call volume that typically occurs during storm events, we need help with this effort. Community members willing to adopt the hydrant closest to their home or business and keep it clear of snow and debris are ultimately helping to keep our community safer.”

If the closest hydrant is buried or community members don’t know where it is, contact the nearest fire district for GPS locations.

Find your local fire district and learn more about the Adopt-A-Hydrant program at takecaretahoe.org.

~ Take Care Tahoe press release 

SKIS FOR A CAUSE: Truckee High School student Frida Quinero designs skis for Nordica, proceeds to benefit nonprofit SOS Outreach. Courtesy photo

High School Student Designs Custom Nordica Ski

TRUCKEE

Local teenager Frida Quintero received an opportunity that would make even a professional graphic designer green with envy: to design a custom, limited-edition ski in partnership with Nordica.

Quintero, 17, first heard about the unique opportunity through the youth development nonprofit SOS Outreach, which operates in several mountain towns in the U.S., including Truckee. Quintero is a longtime participant of SOS Outreach,whose mission is to bridge opportunities for young people via a progressive 10-year curriculum, positive adult mentorship, and mountain sports like skiing and snowboarding. Quintero, now in her 10th year of the program, immediately leapt at the opportunity. 

“I think it’s so cool how far I’ve come since I started with SOS,” she says, “I used to be scared to ski, but now, not only do I love skiing, I get to do this really cool project with a huge brand like Nordica … It never crossed my mind that an opportunity like this would come my way.”

Quintero joined a cohort of three other young women to collaboratively design the ski. As a group, each person was either a current SOS participant or alumni, identified as female, and under the age of 22. Quintero not only wanted to grow personally through this experience, but she, along with her peers, wanted to make a statement in the outdoor industry, “as a team of women and women of color, we thought it was important to make our mark in the ski industry. We want to show that other women can pursue these opportunities too.”

SKIS FOR A CAUSE: Truckee High School student Frida Quinero designs skis for Nordica, proceeds to benefit nonprofit SOS Outreach. Courtesy photo

After months of hard work, the cohort unveiled their ski design over Martin Luther King weekend at SOS’s signature fundraising event, The MLK Powder Challenge, located in Silverton, Colorado. As of today, the ski is officially live on the market and being sold exclusively on Christy Sports’ website. Only 50 pairs of this custom ski were manufactured and it is expected to sell quickly. 100% of the sales will be donated to support youth in SOS Outreach. 

For more information or to purchase the ski, please visit christysports.com.

~ SOS Outreach press release 

SNOWY DISASTER: Disaster recovery reimbursement for TDPUD will partially offset nearly $2 million in unbudgeted costs from the historic December 2021 storms. Courtesy photo

Public Utility District Recovers $1.2 Million for December 2021 Storm Damages

TRUCKEE

Truckee Donner Public Utility District recently received $1.2 million in disaster relief to help offset nearly $2 million in storm-related damage from the historic December 2021 storms. The Truckee region — and overall Sierra Nevada — experienced historic winter storms starting on Dec. 10, 2021, with snowfall records smashed by the end of the month. TDPUD experienced a more than two week period where significant damage was incurred for both the water and electric utilities.

“This is a great win for our customers. TDPUD’s field crews and staff worked tirelessly in extremely challenging conditions to respond to a series of major weather events and safely restore power,” said Brian Wright, TDPUD general manager. “At the same time, we were advocating to be eligible for the disaster recovery funds and our administrative team did a great job documenting our expenses and completing the disaster recovery application.”

TDPUD began experiencing damage on Dec. 13. TDPUD crews and contractors continued to work into 2022 to remove debris piles and fully complete projects related to the December 2021 storms.

The state of California declared an emergency starting on Dec. 10. However, both Nevada and Placer counties, in which TDPUD operates, had storm damage and declared emergencies on Dec. 26 and 27, respectively. This inconsistency with the state’s declaration could have disqualified TDPUD from state disaster recovery funds. TDPUD, in response, quickly raised awareness of the inconsistency and mobilized state-wide partners to work with CalOES staff both locally and in Sacramento. As a result of this effort, eligibility for disaster recovery was made available to all counties starting Dec. 10, regardless of the actual county declaration.

~ TDPUD press release 

Business Briefs

A NEW DOG: An upgraded, high-speed version of the Red Dog Lift opened for the first time on Jan. 15. Courtesy photo

Palisades Tahoe Unveils Red Dog Lift Ahead of World Cup 

OLYMPIC VALLEY

Following the debut of the new Base-to-Base Gondola earlier this season, Palisades Tahoe announces the official reopening of the upgraded Red Dog Lift. After more than 30 years, the Red Dog Lift has been replaced with a high-speed, detachable six-person lift. The Red Dog base terminal has moved to the east, giving skiers direct access to the lift from the parking lot, and the lift then passes over the Far East Express before off-loading in its original location. With a 50% increased uphill capacity, Red Dog now offers skiers and riders a 5-minute ride to some of the most legendary terrain at the resort.

Next month, Palisades Tahoe will host the World Cup for the Men’s Slalom and Giant Slalom events along Dog Leg and Red Dog Face, and the new Red Dog Lift will provide easy access for competitors and event organizers alike. Featured in 2017 for the World Cup Women’s Alpine Event, Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin described this Red Dog course as “one of, if not the, toughest” venues on the World Cup circuit.

~ Palisades Tahoe press release 

BIKING FOR ALL: The mountain bike shoe brand Ride Concepts pioneers an adaptive team and hopes to positively influence the bike industry. Biker Sean Kent is seen here at the Northstar bike park. Courtesy photo

Ride Concepts Announces Adaptive Team

RENO

The mountain bike community has a growing niche of athletes that take their enthusiasm to the next level — athletes who love the ride despite physical challenges they may face. This is why Ride Concepts is honored to introduce the Ride Concepts Adaptive Team. The adaptive team is a group of dedicated riders that, regardless of their equipment, drive passion for dirt and speed.

With team manager and factory athlete Paul Basagoitia at the helm, the Ride Concepts Adaptive Team is a group of men and women who are leaders in the adaptive mountain bike community. With podiums and appearances at global events such as the Sea Otter Classic and Crankworx Whistler, the adaptive team brings the sport to new levels of recognition. 

“It’s been one of my goals to create an adaptive MTB team ever since I sustained a spinal-cord injury,” Basagoitia said. “My mission is to help each of these individuals accomplish their goals and to give them all the knowledge that I can offer to help them become better bike riders. I look forward to building this movement and hope to one day crown the first adaptive king and queen of Crankworx.”

The goal of the Ride Concepts Adaptive Team is to foster continued recognition and inclusion of adaptive athletes in the mountain bike community. In 2023, Ride Concepts looks forward to offering personal guidance to the team riders, including the athletes in our marketing and content, and supporting adaptive mountain bike camps. 

More information on the Ride Concepts Adaptive Team can be found at rideconcepts.com

~ Ride Concepts press release

Open Planning Commission Seat, Emergency Alerts, More

News Briefs

WEATHER EMERGENCY: Nevada County joins several other California counties in declaring emergency status due to the effects of winter weather. Courtesy photo

Nevada County Proclaims Local Emergency Due to Winter Storms

NEVADA COUNTY

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency due to the recent winter storms that have brought substantial rain, high winds, and significant snowfall at higher elevations, resulting in damage to county roads due to fallen trees, debris flows, and culvert failures.

The wet and windy weather has also created periodic power outages due to trees falling on power lines and other storm damage. PG&E field crews have been responding to outages to ensure service is restored expeditiously to residents.

Nevada County joins 18 other California counties that have proclaimed local emergencies due to the series of winter storms, in addition to state and federal emergency declarations. 

Storms will continue this week. Nevada County OES and partners continue to respond, monitor, and stay prepared for the continuing weather and encourage residents to stay prepared as well by:

  • Fuel up your personal vehicle and make sure you have fuel for your generator
  • Check on your neighbors
  • Stay tuned to trusted news sources, such as local media outlets and government agencies
  • Make sure you have enough groceries for 72 hours
  • Ensure you have a secondary way to heat your home
  • Charge your cell phone, tablet, laptop, etc.
  • Call 211, not 911, for non-emergencies
  • Sign up for emergency alerts through CodeRED by visiting readynevadacounty.org/emergencyalerts, texting ReadyNevadaCounty to 99411 and following the link, or calling 211 for assistance from a Connecting Point call agent.
  • Avoid flooded roads, and never try to drive across a flooded road
  • Be aware of flooding concerns along waterways and low-lying areas.
  • Avoid burn scar, as there is a potential for debris flow in this area
  • Secure household items that may blow away in high winds
  • Use sandbags to mitigate flooding on your property. The county of Nevada has no-cost sandbags at four sites, and they are first come, first serve: readynevadacounty.org/sandbags
  • Report down trees or flooding on county-maintained roads at nevadacountyc.gov/servicerequest for by calling (530) 265-1411
  • Report sewer overflows, spills, or flashing lights at wastewater facilities by calling (530) 265-1555 to help us prevent or address spills. Do not open sewer cleanouts or break pipes to drain stormwater.

Residents can also learn more about winter weather preparedness at readynevadacounty.org. Follow the Office of Emergency services on Twitter @NevCoOES and Facebook @NevadaCountyOES for updates and tips on how to prepare.

~Nevada County press release 

District 5 Open Planning Commission Seat  

PLACER COUNTY

Placer County District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson is seeking applications from experienced and engaged residents within the district to fill an open county planning commission seat.

Acting as the principal advisory body to the Placer County Board of Supervisors, the planning commission holds public hearings and makes recommendations on proposed general plans, studies and zoning text amendments, reviews and makes decisions on major land development proposals, and encourages citizen leadership and participation in the planning process.

The commission is composed of seven members, one from each supervisorial district, and two at-large members, one from the east and west sides of the Sierra Crest.

This open commission seat will represent District 5, which extends from Ophir and the City of Auburn through the foothills and as far northeast as Kings Beach. Applicants must live within District 5 for their candidacy to qualify. The commission meets twice a month on the second and fourth Thursdays. The selected applicant will serve four years and be compensated with a $100 monthly per diem along with reimbursement for additional expenses as necessary.

To apply, please click here and submit your application to the clerk of the board. The application period will remain open until the seat is filled. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about the planning commission and to review meeting agendas and schedules, click here.

~Placer County press release

Over $5 Million in TOT and TBID Funds Reinvested in North Lake Tahoe

NORTH LAKE TAHOE

From workforce housing and free regional transportation programs to trail, recreation, and tourism mitigation projects, funds generated by businesses and visitors in North Lake Tahoe contributed to efforts to improve regional stewardship efforts and economic vitality in 2022. In total, over $5 million in Transient Occupancy Tax and Tourism Business Improvement District revenues were recommended by local committees to be reinvested in the community last year.

Funds generated by the TBID assessments are managed by the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association with oversight from the NLTRA board of directors and corresponding committees, made up of representatives from assessed businesses. Annual TBID revenues are to be used for responsible travel and stewardship education, including efforts to offset tourism impacts, bolster a year-round economy, and support local businesses. Examples of project categories that can be funded with TBID dollars include economic development, events, transportation, sustainability, business support and advocacy, and visitor services. 

Funds generated by overnight visitors (Transient Occupancy Tax) are managed by Placer County. The Capital Projects Advisory committee, brought together by the NLTRA and Placer County, makes recommendations to the Placer County Board of Supervisors for the use of the additional 2% TOT that is generated in eastern Placer County to contribute to projects and quality of life services like workforce housing, traffic reduction and transportation initiatives, bike paths and trails, and more. The newly formed TOT committee, overseen by the NLTRA, will recommend additional TOT funds to the board of supervisors for workforce housing and transportation projects and programs.

Learn more about TOT and TBID funding and the projects each have supported at nltra.org/resources/tbid-resources.

~ NLTRA press release 

TEST FOR CODERED: Start 2023 off right by ensuring that you are signed up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts. Courtesy photo

Test of Emergency Alert Notification System

NEVADA COUNTY 

CodeRED is an opt-in notification system used by the County of Nevada to notify residents in an emergency. These alerts may be received as text, email, landline, cell phone, and TTY. Commonly associated with wildfire, CodeRED Emergency Alerts can be deployed for a multitude of situations including to provide important information about winter storm conditions.

The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services urges residents to sign up for emergency alerts in preparation for a test planned for Feb. 1. This will be a test of the CodeRED Emergency Alert System and is scheduled to run in phases throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m.

All Nevada County residents are advised to register for CodeRED Emergency Alerts by visiting readynevadacounty.org/emergencyalerts.

CodeRED Emergency Alerts will display as originating from (866) 419-5000 or (855) 969-4636 on caller ID and residents are encouraged to save these numbers.

If you or someone you know does not receive the test alert by the end of the day on February 1, OES encourages residents to reach out to CodeRED’s parent company, OnSolve, to confirm their information is in the system. OnSolve may be reached at crsupport@onsolve.com or (866) 939-0911 x1, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

~Nevada County press release 

TTUSD Elementary Schools Receive California Distinguished School Award

TRUCKEE

On Jan. 6, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced that more than 350 elementary schools were selected to receive the 2023 California Distinguished Schools Program. Among those schools were three within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District: Donner Trail Elementary, Glenshire Elementary, and Sierra Expeditionary Learning School.

“This is an extraordinary honor to have three of our elementary schools recognized by the state as distinguished schools,” said Carmen Ghysels, superintendent chief learning officer. “We’re thrilled to congratulate the staff and students of these three elementary schools for their outstanding efforts and dedication. This recognition results from hard work and intentional focus on teaching strategies, collaboration, and data-driven results.”

The California Department of Education utilizes various performance measurements to determine recipients of this prestigious award, including assessment results, chronic absenteeism, suspension rates, and socioeconomic data. All California school dashboards, with insights into these categories, can be found at caschooldashboard.org. The California Distinguished Schools program recognizes schools for exemplary achievement in one of two categories: closing the achievement gap and achieving exceptional student performance.

The state alternates recognizing elementary schools and middle and high schools annually, so awardees hold this title for two years. This program has been on hold throughout the Covid-19 pandemic while state and local student data reporting was temporarily suspended.

~ TTUSD press release 

What’s in Road Ice Melt?

TRUCKEE

With all the winter weather the region has been getting, the Town of Truckee is employing different methods to reduce slipperiness of ice and snow on local roads.

Dan Wilkins, director of public works, says that the material being used is  made 90% from sand and 10% from sodium chloride, also known as road salt. The purpose of the sand is to improve traction on icy roads and the salt that is mixed in helps to melt and dissolve the ice

Wilkins said that a portion of the sands is later collected by street sweepers and street drainage infrastructure, which is designed to minimize the potential for sand to make its way into local lakes, creeks, and rivers. 

The town will occasionally put brine on the roads prior to weather forecasts that are predicting icy conditions. The brine is created from mixing road salt with water and when placed on the roads prior to a storm it helps to minimize the snow and ice accumulation. 

~ KM

TDPUD Community-Wide Broadband Initial Study Workshop

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District Board of Directors will hold a special workshop at the Jan. 18 board meeting to review the TDPUD community-wide broadband initial scoping study results. TDPUD’s current strategic plan includes four initiatives for the board to consider pursuing, including utilizing district resources to enable community-wide broadband. 

Following a comprehensive public process, including recommendations from a board-appointed committee, the board awarded a contract to Uptown Services to conduct an initial study. This study included an assessment of district assets and a survey of the community’s broadband needs and satisfaction with current market options. This educational workshop will be an opportunity to learn first-hand about Truckee’s current broadband market, customer demand, existing assets, potential business models, and funding sources. Recommendations will be presented and discussed regarding potential next steps, but no board action will be taken at this workshop. The meeting will take place at the TDPUD board room at 6 p.m. 

~ TDPUD press release 

Business Briefs

Tahoe National Forest Hiring Recreation Staff 

TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST

Tahoe National Forest is now hiring temporary and seasonal recreation staff to fill a variety of positions. Seasonal jobs help Tahoe National Forest achieve its mission by contributing to forest health, resource protection, and public recreation infrastructure. Interested applicants are invited to apply by Jan. 19.

“Seasonal staff are vital to maintain Tahoe National Forest’s robust recreation program,” said Recreation Officer Hillary Santana. “If you have a passion for outdoor recreation, land stewardship and customer service, these jobs are for you! Seasonal staff are the glue that hold our recreation program together and allow us to continue offering so many recreation opportunities for our public.” 

There are several duty locations across the forest including Camptonville, Foresthill, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Sierraville, and Truckee. 

Individuals interested in working outdoors in the beautiful Sierra Nevada are encouraged to learn more about these seasonal opportunities at fs.usda.gov/detail/tahoe/about-forest/jobs/?cid=fseprd1083975. 

Tahoe National Forest is also recruiting both permanent and seasonal wildland firefighters. The forest service will be hosting hiring events for interested applicants.

~ Tahoe National Forest press release

A YEAR AT THE PUD: From critical infrastructure projects to new and improved customer services, here’s a look at what TDPUD accomplished last year, and what’s to come in 2023. Courtesy photo

TDPUD 2022 Year in Review

TRUCKEE

Last year, the Truckee Donner Public Utility District took on a number of important new projects. These efforts not only improved water and electric utility service, customer experience, and community safety but also continued to position TDPUD as a valued resource in conservation and sustainability.

TDPUD brought on new technologies, replaced aging equipment and software systems, expanded staff, and began to explore how to continue to serve the community with potential new services, like community-wide broadband. Here’s a closer look at a few of the improvements TDPUD brought to the community in 2022, and what’s on the agenda for 2023.

Click here to read the entire year-in-review report, at tdpud.org/2022.

~ TDPUD press release

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