Groups + Organizations

September 4, 2014

by Stacey A.

This Sunday seven local bands come together for ARC in the Park, a fundraiser for local nonprofit, Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC). The event brings a full day of music to the Truckee Amphitheater from noon-10 p.m., raffle prizes from twenty local businesses, food trucks, games for the kids, and local vendors. All proceeds from this grassroots and volunteer-driven event go toward the ARC cause; even the bands and staff are donating their time.

Now in its 11th year, ARC was founded by Katie Zanto in the Tahoe area. It's a leadership and literacy program that combines the wilderness with academics. Participants get high school credit for completing the summer course.

Courses are offered in 20 or 40-day modules both in Lake Tahoe and Yosemite and are completely scholarship-based. Once a month there is a weekend retreat, with past trips including rock climbing in Yosemite, camping on the coast, ski trips in Lake Tahoe, and a ropes course. Students are free to do both summer courses and weekend retreats without limit, but most students come to ARC for the first

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August 21, 2014

by Stacey A.

The Peaks & Paws Festival, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT), returns to Squaw Valley this Saturday for its fifth year. The $5 event takes place all day in The Village and features local bluegrass bands and a variety of family and dog-friendly activites. 

A happy dog at Peaks & Paws 2013, photo courtesy of Squaw Valley

Peaks & Paws is one of HSTT's biggest fundraisers of the year, along with the Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest, which took place two weeks ago at Squaw and was partially rained out. Last year's Peaks & Paws fell short due to wildfires and poor air quality advisories, but with temps in the high 70's and sunshine forecasted, this year's event is on track to make up for the weather-related shortcomings of past. 

Dog-friendly events run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and include a Squaw to Alpine 10k, a guided Granite Chief hike, an acrobatic and frisbee music and comedy show from 

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March 6, 2014

Want to know what’s really going on with the Town of Truckee? Check out Town Manager, Tony Lashbrook’s, blog.

In his most recent entry, he reflects on growth and development during 2013 and looks forward to what’s in store for 2014, writing that “while 2013 was a banner year for the Town of Truckee, 2014 has the potential to be even better.”

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Highlights of new facilities construction and infrastructure improvements Tony mentions include:

  • In partnership with the new Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe, the Town opened its new Animal Shelter in the fall of 2103 (side note: it's seriously awesome, go check it out for yourself. It's open Tues - Sat, 10am - 6pm. More info here.)
  • As of Feb 1, the Town is halfway through widening Glenshire Drive to enhance safety and provide bike lanes
  • The Truckee Legacy trail connecting downtown and Glenshire will be completed this fall
  • Partnering with property owners and businesses, the Town is implementing a streetscape plan to
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February 7, 2014

If you’re willing to brave the snow, there are several exciting art openings and receptions happening in town tonight!

Riverside Studios and the High Fives Foundation present the “Lion Heart Art Show”
4 - 8pm
Riverside Studios, 10060 Donner Pass Rd

A fundraiser for the CR Johnson Healing Center, this show will feature local artists using 12”x12” panels of wood to create masterpieces in any medium. From 4:00pm to 8:00pm during the downtown Truckee event “First Friday” all of the art will be displayed on the walls of Riverside Studios and available for purchase for $100.00 per panel on a first come first serve basis.

A portion of each panel sold will benefit the CR Johnson Healing Center – a program service of the High Fives Foundation that provides resources for athletes in recovery from sport related injuries.

The show will also feature beats from 101.5 FM Truckee Tahoe Radio’s own DJ Treez along with drinks and refreshments.

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January 15, 2014

I moved back to Truckee from San Francisco right at the end of the first dot com bubble in 2000 partly to escape the craziness that that was brewing in the tech world and making the Bay Area almost unlivable. Truckee was a welcome breath of fresh air. The entrepreneurs here were starting small bricks-and-mortar businesses and talk about “VCs, angel investors, and IPOs” was replaced with “live-work balance, taking powder days, and Tahoe time.” Best of all, “networking” meant handing out business cards and sipping free wine at Chamber mixers.

Startup weekends bring developers, entrepreneurs, and investors together.

But that was more than a decade ago, and recently I’ve started to miss things about the tech world, especially with the new boom that’s happening down in the Bay. And while the tech world has always been a part of Tahoe - current tech execs snatch up second homes and shuttle their families to Mighty Mights on weekends, former tech execs move up full time and start funds with the Community Foundation, and stories are told of companies being formed over coffee in downtown Truckee* - there’s always been a noticeable lack of a full-time, tech-centered community, at least among the circles I run in.

*Media darling, and my husband’s current

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