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2012-12-21 00:20:06

TRUCKEE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conservation groups today announced the purchase and protection from development of the nation's largest cross-country ski area, the 3,000-acre Royal Gorge property on Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada. The Trust for Public Land and the Truckee Donner Land Trust, working as part of the Northern Sierra Partnership, raised $11.25 million, meeting a Dec. 20 deadline. The total includes private donations along with public money. The...

2012-08-15 14:20:57

TRUCKEE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirits of days gone by will be summoned to haunt the streets of historic Truckee, CA during the adults-only Historical Haunted Tour on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19, 2012. "Unforeseen treats and spooky performances are planned for tour," shares Christina Stoever-Young of Sunshine Tahoe, the producer of Truckee's annual Historical Haunted Tour. "We'll be kicking off both evenings at Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats and...

Donner Summit Land Reclaimed From Developers
2012-08-08 11:02:49

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly 3,000 picturesque acres of Sierra Nevada parkland atop Donner Summit will be safe from development, a coalition of environmental groups announced this week. Property from the former Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort and its a proposed 950-home development at the site slipped into foreclosure. It´s one of the most high-profile acquisitions to date by land trusts in California that have set out to acquire property slated...

2012-08-06 02:22:43

TRUCKEE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The famed 3,000-acre Royal Gorge property on Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada will be bought and protected from development under an agreement announced today by The Trust for Public Land, the Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT), and the Northern Sierra Partnership (NSP). The agreement is a big change for a property that, as recently as 2007, had been slated for major resort development. That proposal stalled in the face of...

2012-07-12 06:24:17

TRUCKEE, Calif., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trails and Vistas announces "The Dreaming Tree" art hikes with views of the Sierra Nevada on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, 2012 at Donner Ski Ranch, just ten minutes from Truckee-Tahoe, CA. More than thirty artists including world musicians, dancers, storytellers and visual artists will present the signature art hikes. In addition to tapping local creative talent, artists come from the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Chico,...

2010-10-21 00:00:38

Historic Gold Country cities release The Fall Colors of Nevada City & Grass Valley! Delight in the vibrant fall foliage along the western slope of the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains in Nevada County with maps to the most spectacular sites. (PRWEB) October 20, 2010 The twin cities of the Northern Sierra Foothills have published The Fall Colors of Nevada City & Grass Valley to highlight the most brilliant displays in Northern California. And NOW peak season is approaching!...

2010-03-17 11:52:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Preservation Foundation will host its 35th Annual Conference May 12-15- 2010 in Nevada County in the communities of Grass Valley and Nevada City, California. The conference title "Preserving a Sense of Place: The Sierra Nevada" is intended to showcase the rich history and diverse beauty of one of California's most magnificent scenic areas. The conference keynote speaker Doug McConnell brings a traveler's perspective on the unique...

2008-09-05 15:00:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald J. Tenpas, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, will participate in the Truckee River Operating Agreement signing ceremony, a historic reservoir operations agreement between the United States, the states of California and Nevada, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority, and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Indians. The ceremony will take place on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2008, at 12:00 P.M. PDT. WHO:...

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2007-09-29 03:00:00

TRUCKEE, Calif. - A 250-pound bear stranded under a bridge near Lake Tahoe was saved by an army of rescuers, a tranquilizer dart and a nylon net bought at an Army surplus store. Claw marks on the concrete railing of the Rainbow Bridge show where the bruin's ordeal began, said Dave Baker of the Truckee BEAR League, who was the first to arrive on the scene Sept. 15. It was walking across the span on Highway 40 near Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada when at least two oncoming cars spooked...