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August 8, 2012
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Good Morning Truckee to tackle two subjects: All America City Award and biomass project

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Aug. 14 Good Morning Truckee will hear from two speakers.

Tahoe Truckee was recently named an All America City by the National Civic League based on its ambitious plan to ensure more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. Only 14 communities from a field of more than 100 entries received this award. Laura Abbey Brown, executive director of the Excellence in Education Foundation, will talk more about the All America City Award and what it means for the community.

The second topic will focus on the Tahoe Truckee Biomass Project. Placer County has been in pursuit of a biomass facility in the Sierra Nevada. The proposed site is at the Eastern Regional Materials Recovery Facility and Transfer Station at Cabin Creek, off Highway 89 between Lake Tahoe and Truckee. The proposed facility would utilize gasification technology to convert woody biomass gathered from area forests into energy. While this is good for the Tahoe Region, what kind of repercussions might it have on Truckee? Brett Storey, Placer County Biomass Program Manager will discuss the details of the project and answer questions regarding the effects it may have on Truckee.

Good Morning Truckee is a community forum presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce to provide timely and relevant information on a variety of topics and create a networking opportunity.

Good Morning Truckee is open to the public — everyone is invited. It is held the second Tuesday of every month at the Truckee Tahoe Airport 7-8:30 a.m. Price at the door for general public is $10; Truckee Donner Chamber members $8 and includes a continental breakfast.

Good Morning Truckee is presented by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in partnership with sponsors Tri Counties Bank, The Office BOSS, the Sierra Sun, 101.5FM Truckee Tahoe Radio, Truckee Tahoe Airport District, and the Town of Truckee. Additional sponsorships opportunities are available.

For more information, contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail info@truckee.com.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 8, 2012 11:47PM Published Aug 8, 2012 11:42PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.