By Judy Price, Moonshine Ink
Long-time Tahoe/Truckee residents likely recall frequent and extended power outages; street closures — sometimes all roads in and out — for more than a week at a time; grocery stores running out of food; gas stations running out of fuel. Neighbors helped one another to dig out from snow storms and share generator power, fuel, and even food.
The special districts and the town of Truckee were formed because we know that, at times, we are isolated and need our own organizations to provide services. We recognized the need to be self-sufficient in providing road maintenance, snow removal, public safety, power, water, sewer, recreation, schools, hospital, airport services, and more.