Opinion: Cold Truckee, hot development

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By Joe Mathews One of California’s hottest development projects can be found in one of its coldest towns.         In an era of neighbor-bites-neighbor fights against big developments, perhaps it’s fitting that one antidote should emerge from the Donner Pass. Tiny Truckee—a snowy municipality of 16,300—is doubling the size of its downtown. The Railyard Project—it’s a […]

Wirth out as president of Squaw-Alpine resorts

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By Kathryn Reed Andy Wirth is no longer at the helm of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts. Wirth has been a polarizing figure in the Olympic Valley and greater Lake Tahoe-Truckee areas. Why exactly the 54-year-old abruptly left has not been disclosed. A statement by Wirth issued by the resort called it a […]

California winemakers have eye on China’s tariffs

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By Julian M. Alston, Daniel Sumner and Olena Sambucci, The Conversation California’s vintners and grape growers are among the latest potential victims in the escalating trade spat between the U.S. and China. Responding to U.S. plans to impose import duties on goods from China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce reciprocated by introducing new tariffs on […]

Calif. commercial pot revenue projections fall short

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By Brad Branan, Sacramento Bee In the first two months of cannabis legalization, consumers bought an estimated $339 million worth of marijuana products from retailers in California, 50 percent less than state projections, according to a leading analytics firm. The state has estimated that retail cannabis sales for the year would be $3.4 billion, or […]

Study: Nevada struggles to close gender pay gap

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By Yvonne Gonzalez, Las Vegas Sun Women in Nevada earn an average of 81 cents for every dollar made by men, according to an analysis published Monday by the American Association of University Women. The data was released to coincide with Equal Pay Day on April 10, which marks how far into the new year […]

SnowGlobe working to curtail unwanted noise

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By Kathryn Reed It may be impossible to ever completely satisfy those who are against SnowGlobe. Even though the promoter of the three-day music festival has agreed to shorten the hours, eliminate a day of sound checks, cover the entire ball field with a protective material, use an independent sound engineer and other concessions, opponents […]

Permanently escaping the Bay Area for Tahoe-Truckee

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By Michelle Robertson, San Francisco Chronicle   “Every day I wake up here is a vacation,” says 46-year-old Ricardo Garcia. He and his wife moved to Truckee in 2005, after years of hopping around San Francisco’s neighborhoods in an effort to make the city feel like “home.” The endeavor was complicated by an expensive real estate […]

VHRs — from alternative to mainstream lodging

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By Jason Hildago, Reno Gazette-Journal Lake Tahoe’s vacation home rental scenario is a microcosm of a massive movement with global legs. Estimated as a $100 billion industry in 2016, the vacation rental market is projected to grow to $169.7 billion worldwide by next year, according to international data provider Research and Markets. Europeans, with their […]