Placer County sheriff's Capt. Jeff Ausnow says 70-year-old Ray Richard Farnell, the pilot, was hospitalized in Reno Monday night, and his wife, 55-year-old Darla Sue Farnell, was pronounced dead at the scene. He says the couple were from Tahoe City. Ausnow tells the Reno Gazette-Journal that a California Highway Patrol helicopter spotted wreckage around 11:50 a.m.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the Piper PA-46 Malibu took off from Santa Ana. Ausnow says it went down in a rugged area about 6 miles southeast of the airport.
It was unknown why the plane crashed.
Starting Sept. 1, all eastern Placer County animal shelter services will be relocated to a new shelter in Truckee.
Three workshops are scheduled in Truckee to give people a voice in developing a 'brand' for the town.
UPDATE: 4:45 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015 - Link to webcam added. - A major highway between Truckee and Tahoe City is about to get a lot safer. Truckee will create a pedestrian-only tunnel parallel to Highway 89.
The trend of declining population in Truckee has turned around, according to a new report. And with more people moving in, there is increased pressure to provide affordable housing. The town is joining Placer County in a search for solutions.
The same day real estate analysis company Clear Capital announced it would be moving 400 jobs from Truckee to Reno, the company was pitching Truckee Airport officials on a plan that would bring some of those jobs back.