Paperless Communication Program



Let’s go green! Enroll in our electronic communication’s email opt-in program to receive official communications via email and drop the snail mail. Together, we’ll save money and trees and help the environment by producing less paper waste.

You may log on to tahoedonner.com/opt-in to enroll online, or complete and sign the attached document and submit to us via fax or email.

Questions? Send us an email or call us at 530-587-9400, ext. 0.

Note: Paperless communication does not include election materials and/or voting procedures, which must by California law be posted by U.S. Mail.

June 3, 2016

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Town of Truckee Gets New Logo, Branding and Website



The Town of Truckee has a new face with a new vibe. What started as a place-based marketing initiative in 2015 has evolved into a new identity for the town in 2016, consisting of two main parts: a Truckee brand identity and a redesigned website. The Truckee Chamber of Commerce recently debuted the new town branding and identity, complete with a new logo/tagline (pictured above), personality and voice. The new website is also expected to make its introduction sometime this summer.

The goal behind these developments was to find a way to create one comprehensive look and tagline that united the entire town with a new identity. After careful consideration and research, Truckee’s new tagline, “Base camp for a big life” was introduced and will be collectively used by Town of Truckee, Truckee Downtown Merchants Association (TDMA), the Truckee Chamber of Commerce and any other Truckee business who wishes to use the logo and branding, as individually approved by the Truckee Chamber.

The new logo and tagline creates a consistent, authentic message about Truckee that can now be communicated to the public across multiple channels. Businesses interested in using the town’s new branding can reference the Truckee Brand Style Guide and submit a request form, both available online at truckeechamber.com.

June 2, 2016

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Tennis Tips: Neutral, Offensive, Defensive



IF YOU’RE NOT HITTING, YOU’RE MOVING

By Ian Mindell

Tennis is a movement-based sport, yet many of us don’t move enough. What’s that you say? You move all over the place? Ok, let me clarify. We don’t move to the correct spot on the court enough. We don’t move enough after we hit or our partner hits so we end up doing all of the moving after our opponent hits. The question I often get is where a player is supposed to move after they hit. Often, they just stay where they are or go back to the same spot and wait to see what their opponents do.This is problematic in a number of ways.

First, you are creating a movement imbalance by having to do twice as much work after your opponents hit because very little happened after you or your partner hit. This leaves you little time to get your feet set and attempt to hit an effective shot. It tends to feel more like a game of fetch than a planned strategic shot placement. Second, the ability to consistently step into your shot to create easy power and to cut down on the angles is compromised. The lack of recovery movement often leaves you uncertain if you should run forwards, sideways or backwards to get the ball.

So how do we fix this? It is as easy as two simple ideas: V for victory, and the offense, neutral and defensive recovery positions. The V for victory is the movement pattern that you should try to create when you play tennis. Moving on the tennis court from the moment the opponent hits the ball in a V to where the ball is going to be will help get your bodyweight through the shot, cut down on the time your opponent has to recover and react and give you better angles into your opponent’s side of the court.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION

How do we make the V for Victory movement work? Simple. After you or your partner has hit a shot, make a quick judgment as to what the shot did or did not do to the opponent. For example, if you felt the shot was hit offensively from your side of the court, try to move forward a couple of steps in anticipation of a weak reply. If you felt the shot was hit defensively, look to move back a couple of steps in order to help defend a possible offensive reply from the opponent. This turns your normally reactive tennis game into a proactive one. If you still get caught out of position, try to adjust to a different position on the court the next time a similar situation arises. This way you are always looking to find the ideal spot to recover to each time the ball leaves your side of the court. You are not always going to be in the right spot, so try to move more after you hit, and this will hopefully help solve the puzzle of your opponent’s game and lead you to victory.

See you moving on the courts!

May 31, 2016

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Go For A Spin This Fall



Tahoe Donner Bikeworks offers bike rentals and guided rides on its extensive trail system, with a home base at the Alder Creek Adventure Center offering easy access into the pristine Euer Valley.

Fall hours in effect: Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from  9 a.m. – 6 p.m. through Oct. 16.

Guided Rides

Guided rides are available for $20 per person. These rides last between 1.5 and 2 hours, and are available Friday – Sunday at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Route choice is based on the fitness and skill level of the group. We will explore the trails at Tahoe Donner while providing tips and instruction along the way. Rentals are available for a separate cost if needed. Book online at ShopTD or contact us for reservations or more information.

Summer 2016 Highlights

Kids Camps are Finished for the Season: Check back this spring for updates

We’re done with kids mountain bike camps for the summer but are planning on continuing this very popular kids camps next summer! They are open to kids ages 10 to 14 who can ride a bike for 1.5 hours at a time. Please contact us for options for older or younger kids. Two-day camps will be offered on weekends, as well as week-long camps periodically during the summer. Stay tuned for information on 2017 summer camps.

Bike Like a Girl

This summer, the Tahoe Mountain Bike Like A Girl team led free afternoon rides just for women. Women of all ages and abilities participated in a great ride in the Euer Valley area and rode with other ladies for a good cause. Donations to the Breast Cancer Fund, Bike Like A Girl, and Truckee Trails were graciously accepted at all the rides.

In addition, the national Bike Like A Girl team joined with Tahoe Mountain Bike Like A Girl in leading two camps for girls of all ability levels. These clinics were three days and were offered to younger girls ages 8-10 years old as well as older girls ages 10-12 years old.

Stay tuned for next year’s programs!

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May 13, 2016

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Alder Creek Cafe Open Daily



Grab some delicious lunch today! Known for healthy and organic homemade food, the Alder Creek Cafe at Alder Creek Adventure Center is now open daily for lunch all summer long. From a strawberry and pistachio salad to shrimp tacos, we have lots of lunch options for you to try. Pictured above is our veggie panini. Preview the menu and stop by this week.

LUNCH HOURS: daily, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Additionally, if you love happy hour, return to the Alder Creek Adventure Center every Friday and Saturday and visit Trailside, a bar that offers a special tasting plates menu, plus happy hour: $4 draft selections, $4 house Cabernet and Chardonnay, and a $6 chef’s choice food special.

BAR HOURS: Friday and Saturday, 4 – 8 p.m.

May 9, 2016


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