One Truckee River

One Truckee River

By Alex Hoeft It’s no secret the Reno-Sparks area receives a hefty amount (85 percent) of its drinking water from the Truckee River. Water treatment facilities like Chalk Bluff and Glendale in the Truckee Meadows area are in charge of making sure the drinking water is up to snuff. There’s another treatment facility, though, on the far […]

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By Alex Hoeft Sure, there’s trash on the Truckee River. Whether from passersby casually tossing aside a soda from McDonald’s; or old, tattered clothing left behind from the homeless encampments once there, the trash exists. Sometimes, though, the trash isn’t as simple or safe as paper or cloth. Biohazard materials like syringes (“sharps”) also find home on […]

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By Alex Hoeft The accompanying audio slideshow follows Kelsey Fitzgerald, author and developer of the Truckee River Guide, on a journey to the Truckee River in California. The Truckee River Guide is a user-friendly interactive field guide to the Truckee River’s ecosystem. Users are encouraged to submit their own findings of wildlife. For those who aren’t as familiar with […]

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Holidays are always a difficult time to schedule anything, what with the holidays and everything going on. Luckily, we were able to hold a meeting with our Core Planning Team on Wednesday, Nov. 18. This was the first meeting since our Sept. 30 stakeholder meeting, and boy, was it a busy one. First things first: we have […]

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By Alex Hoeft Janet Phillips has been in the biking business for a long time, and she’s got the resume to prove it. Phillips is the creator behind the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway, an almost-completed bike and hiking path following the Truckee River from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. Watch the video below and discover what the Tahoe-Pyramid […]

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By Alex Hoeft The Truckee River is a lot of things to a lot of people. A place to go swimming or observe nature, a source of water, a subject of art, a route to work or school… To the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Truckee River is life. “Water is life, water is important,” said […]

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We ventured out to Tahoe City this past weekend (November 7) and ended up doing some Virtual Reality shots at dawn. More is on our River Tour page, but here’s a special one only found here: [pano file=”http://onetruckeeriver.org/wp-content/uploads/Dawn/Dawn.html” width=”800″ height=”600″]

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By Alex Hoeft McCarran Ranch Preserve is a peaceful place. Twenty or so minutes from downtown Reno, the Truckee River flows alongside the preserve’s rippling trees and a slightly worn path. It’s a breezy Wednesday in mid-September, and at different points along that slightly worn path are three groups of about 15 fifth graders from […]

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