Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tahoe Rim Trail User Survey



The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) will be conducting a survey and count of trail users on July 26, 2014. Grant money from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will pay for the data collection. The data collected will be used to improve access to the trailheads through alternative modes of travel.

Volunteers are needed at every trailhead for the count and survey. Volunteers can choose from a list of times and locations. The work requires time, comfortable chair, and a willingness to talk to people.

You can register at the TRTA website or contact Mary Bennington 775-298-4486 or maryb@tahoerimtrail.org for more information.

All volunteer shifts are between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. Morning shifts are 4.5 hours and afternoon shifts are 3.5 hours.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ATV rider seriously injured on Donner Summit



A 47-year-old woman from Fair Oaks was seriously injured last Sunday when the ATV she was riding slipped off the trail and rolled down an embankment. The woman tumbled 50 to 100 feet downhill and came to rest near active railroad tracks.

The railroad tracks were shut down for the rescuers safety while the rescue was in progress. The woman was airlifted from the embankment by the CHP Helicopter H-20, stationed at the Auburn Airport.

Was the victim wearing a helmet?  Not really. According to the CHP she was wearing a bicycle helmet. The bicycle helmet broke into several pieces.

The woman was flown to Auburn where another helicopter flew her to a trauma center in Reno.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bike Lane Construction Project will close Truckee Street



Narrow Glenshire Drive before construction.
Update: 7/17/2014. The Town of Truckee revised the start date to Wednesday, July 23 @ 9:00am.

The second phase of the Glenshire Drive Bike Lane Project will begin Sunday, July 20 at 9:00pm. Glenshire Drive will be closed between Donner Pass Road and Olympic Boulevard from 9:00pm Sunday to Friday morning at 6:00am. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Near miss injures two on Donner Lake


Summer fun on Donner Lake.
Two boats nearly collided last Sunday afternoon on Donner Lake. A jet-ski towing an inner-tube crossed the path of a boat pulling a skier. The ski boat ran over the tow line of the jet-ski, pitching both passengers on the inner-tube into the water.

The 7 and 8-year old children riding on the inner-tube sustained “minor injuries”, but one of the children was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

Both children were wearing life jackets.

The boating rules on Donner Lake require boats that are towing people to travel in a counterclockwise direction.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cyclist hit by big rig along Lake Tahoe shore in Cave Rock Tunnel

A 48 -year-old man from Bakersfield was riding his bicycle through the Cave Rock tunnel when he was struck by a tractor truck and trailer driven by a Carson City, Nevada man. The cyclist, Clarence M. Aldridge was flown by Care Flight to Renown Regional Medical Hospital in Reno where he remains in serious condition.

Cave Rock tunnel during accident investigation. By NHP.