Tahoe in the News

For Lake Tahoe, Caldor Fire brings uncertainty, dislocation and fears of a new normal

Daniel Rothberg, Nevada Independent
September 2, 2021

The wind whipped ash around in Carson City on Tuesday afternoon as Carlos Arce laid his hand on the bed of a white pick-up truck. The day before, Arce evacuated from South Lake Tahoe with his four children. He stood by the truck with his father, visiting from out of the country, in the parking lot of the Carson City Community Center, a shelter for evacuees.

“I’m feeling sad,” Arce said. “We lost almost everything. When I think of the mountain, it was beautiful. Now the fire is destroying everything, everything I know.”

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