Top 5 web-only stories this week
1. The Associated Press reported that, “About 8.6 million people, or 48 percent of California’s voters, are estimated to have turned out for the state’s presidential primary election this week, according to early projections by state officials. The figures are considered preliminary because nearly 2.6 million ballots out of the 8.6 million still must be certified, said California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. At a postelection forum on Thursday in Sacramento, Padilla said the final turnout number won’t be known for several days. The 48 percent turnout is higher than California’s 31.1 percent turnout in the primary 2012, when President Barack Obama was running uncontested for the Democratic nomination and California Republicans chose Mitt Romney.”
2. According to Kaleb Roedel of Sierra Sun, “The 2016 Truckee Thursdays [kicked] off Thursday, June 9, at 5 p.m. in downtown Truckee. The event includes live music, beer garden, food court, street fair and kids activities — everything from bounce houses to face painting to an airplane simulator, which will be provided by the Truckee Tahoe Airport every other week.” Truckee’s signature summer event occurs every Thursday through Aug. 18.
3. Dave Price of The Record-Courier discusses flooding concerns around Carson Valley and beyond.
“Over about 200 miles extending from its headwaters at Ebbetts and Monitor passes in the Sierra to the Stillwater National Refuge, the Carson River has provided a lifeline to generations of Nevadans,” he reported. “Those who are experienced with the river’s history are well aware, however, that the river’s flow has not always been so peaceful. Raging floods have been documented, most recently in 1997, when heavy snow followed by heavy rain brought devastation around Northern Nevada.”
4. A London-based DJ and producer, Redlight, will headline a performance at The Loft Lounge in Heavenly Village on Thursday, June 16.
5. Movie night? Release your inner-teen with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows: 3D.”
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