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Highs and lows of seasonal work around Tahoe/Truckee region

May 18, 2018 — Finding steady work in a town with jobs dependent on the changing seasons is a tough task all seasonal workers must face. Now that most ski resorts, and primary employers during the winter, have begun downsizing their staff for summer activities, many of their employees

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Elder Group recognized as one of Top Engel & Völkers offices

May 17, 2018 — Engel & Völkers America recently announced their top awards for 2017 and Alison Elder of Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate was recognized as a Top 3 Producing Advisor in the U.S. by both Gross Commission Income (GCI) and closed sides transactions. Elder was ranked the

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Truckee area businesses adapting to new waste regulations

May 17, 2018 — Businesses that will soon see the effects of Truckee's new recycling program learned how to adapt to new commercial trash and recycling service upgrades at a recent workshop. Starting the last week of July, commercial customers will receive carts for recyclables with pick-up beginning in

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Truckee business owners learn how to protect against data breaches

May 16, 2018 — The internet has never been a safe house with doors that lock every night. With big companies like Equifax and Facebook circling the media with massive security breaches and misused data scandals, online users are faced with taking extra security measures to protect their personal

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Lawsuit filed against Town of Truckee over Raley’s project

May 11, 2018 — After a Truckee Town Council decision to approve construction of a 35,700 square foot Raley's project at Soaring Ranch, a lawsuit has been filed against the Town of Truckee over the approval. The petitioners on the lawsuit are Stefanie Olivieri, owner of Cabona's, and Protect

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Nevada County Tech Connection’s May TechTonic Event: Human Communication as Marketing Strategy

May 8, 2018 — It's often said that the goal of marketing is to control perception and change behavior. At this month's TechTonic event, the Nevada County Tech Connection will host Susan Bandura, longtime marketing strategist, to teach small business owners, entrepreneurs, and tech marketers that doing exactly that

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Market Beat: First quarter earnings update

May 7, 2018 — Earnings reporting for the first quarter of this year is just about over with and the results have met expectations for the most part. We've had good results from some of the FANG stocks like Apple and Amazon. Currently more than 80 percent of S&P

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Arts and Cultural Center in running for Tahoe City’s Old Firehouse property

May 3, 2018 — Siren Arts, an organization seeking to bring a multi-use community center focused around arts and culture to Tahoe City, has been selected as one of two proposed concepts under further review by Placer County for the Old Firehouse property. According to a news release, Siren

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New location for Quality Automotive offers growth, workforce housing in Truckee

May 3, 2018 — One of Truckee's longest running vehicle repair shops, Quality Automotive and Smog, has moved to a new larger location at 11500 Donner Pass Road, Unit D. Known for servicing of all vehicle types, the facility has grown to six bays. According to a news release,

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Grocery Outlet project appealed after approval, again (DOCS)

May 3, 2018 — Opponents of a Grocery Outlet store opening in Truckee wasted no time in appealing its approval. Two business days after Truckee Planning Commission approved the project's permit on April 26, neighboring residents had already appealed the decision. Sharon and Bud Arnold filed their opposition on

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Ken Roberts: Sell in May and go away

May 2, 2018 — There's an old stock market saying that refers to the seasonal tendency of the stock market known as "sell in May and go away." I know I write about it almost every year, but I thought that this year might be an interesting year to

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Truckee Planning Commission approves Grocery Outlet via 2-1-1 vote

April 26, 2018 — The Town of Truckee Planning Commission approved Grocery Outlet's development permit after a nearly two-hour meeting on the matter, via a 2-1-1 vote during a Special Meeting on Thursday night. The proposed 16,147-square-foot market at Donner Pass Road and Vista Avenue has been met with

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Market Beat: Stock market analysis

April 26, 2018 — Analysis of stocks falls largely into two basic categories, fundamental analysis and technical analysis. Fundamental analysts study a company's books and reports and consider a variety of metrics. Technical analysts study past price movement and analyze historical data in several ways. Both methods are very

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bigtruck becomes Truckee area’s first B Corp (VIDEO)

April 23, 2018 — Truckee hat company bigtruck has become a symbol of mountain living in recent years, and now the brand is looking to make a difference socially and environmentally by becoming Truckee's first Certified B Corporation. Founded in 2010, bigtruck has become essential mountain wear, with locals

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High Altitude Fitness climbing gym coming soon to Truckee

April 19, 2018 — The Town of Truckee Planning Commission approved High Altitude Fitness' development permit to construct a 27,500-square-foot climbing gym at a meeting on Tuesday, April 17. The two-story gym will be located at 11798 Donner Pass Road and Northwoods Boulevard, and marks the second gym approved

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Market Beat: The yield curve

April 19, 2018 — One metric that investors should pay attention to is known as the yield curve. The yield curve is a graphic representation of interest rates paid on U.S. Treasury bonds. Normally the rates paid on short-term bonds are quite a bit lower than the rates paid

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Grocery Outlet battle in Truckee to stretch into late April

April 19, 2018 — An ongoing fight between a proposed Grocery Outlet and residents who live in the neighborhood near the proposed site clashed again this week in front of the Town of Truckee Planning Commission. The project had previously been approved by the planning commission, but is under

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Market Beat: Looking ahead to second quarter

April 11, 2018 — The stock market routinely goes through cycles of volatility. Over the long term, approximately 85 percent of the time, the market is rising with relatively low volatility. The other 15 percent of the time the market drops with high volatility. Market volatility is measured by

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Market Beat: First quarter in review

April 5, 2018 — The first quarter of this year has been a choppy one for the stock markets. We saw record levels for most of the major indexes on Jan. 26. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all time high of 26,616.71. The S&P 500 logged a

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Late snow helps bookings climb in Tahoe area in March

March 30, 2018 — A surge in snowfall at the end of February gave many western ski resorts a boost in bookings, but it probably won't be enough to recover from a slow start to the winter season for some lodging establishments. Bookings made in February for arrivals in

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