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Feb. 23, 1959 — May 24, 2016Tia Krebs, 57, of Truckee, California, passed away Tuesday, May 24, following a courageous battle with cancer. Originally of Hudson, Ohio, she was a professional ski instructor with Northstar Resort for three years.Tia is survived by her husband, Robert Krebs of Truckee; her daughters, Emily Krebs of Cleveland, Ohio, and Olivia Krebs-Guerineau (Dylan) of
Published: May 30, 2016
It’s finally here! Now that Memorial Day is finished, we can all get down to the business of summer visitors.Of course we all love our summer visitors, but some of you might need to have some downtime after this first busy holiday to prepare for the coming groups of friends and relatives.Even the libraries are a bit quiet before gearing
Published: May 30, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Illanta Wines (pronounced ‘Yahn-Ta’), a new boutique wine brand based in North Lake Tahoe, officially launched for business this spring with the debut of its first vintage.The business, located at 150 Alpine Meadows Road, was co-founded by Tahoe locals Jessica Stanley and Allison Yonto. It strives to create quality small-batch wine while also giving back to
Published: May 30, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Easing back into summer activities with proper reparation can help eliminate injury and ensure you get the most out of our beautiful Tahoe summers.Please join Incline Village Community Hospital Physical Therapist Ryan Solberg, MSPT, as he offers information specific to Lake Tahoe activities injury prevention.His free community health talk will take place Thursday, June 9, from
Published: May 30, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — An 11-year-old boy was arrested Sunday on suspicion of arson after police say he intentionally started a brush fire near a Truckee apartment complex.According to a Monday news release, officials with the Truckee Fire Protection District, Calfire and US Forest Service responded at 7:35 p.m. Sunday to reports of a small brush fire in the area of
Published: May 30, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association/CVB/Chamber and Tahoe Prosperity Center are coordinating business interviews throughout the North Tahoe region on June 8, 9 and 10.These short interviews will be an opportunity for businesses to inform the Tahoe Prosperity Center about current workforce challenges and other issues.The NLTRA/CVB/Chamber, the Tahoe City Public Utility District and Northstar and
Published: May 30, 2016
The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) recently announced that Tahoe Forest Health System has achieved designation as a Certified Healthcare District.As public agencies, California’s Healthcare Districts have well-defined legal obligations for conducting business in a transparent and responsible manner. To be designated as a Certified Healthcare District, a District must demonstrate compliance with Best Practices in Governance as defined
Published: May 30, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Bike Truckee is a new bike rental business that recently opened in Downtown Truckee at 10121 Church St.Bike Truckee offers bike rentals on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. According to a news release, the business offers delivery and can accommodate large groups and special events.Comfort mountain bikes, kids bikes, trailers, tag-a-long bikes and mountain bikes are
Published: May 30, 2016
Close your eyes. Picture Tahoe a few years from now, in a scenario where the best of all future plans have come to life. The lake is clear and blue. The beaches are clean. Our town centers are bustling with activity and thriving businesses. Visitors bike and walk around our communities, thrilled to enjoy the natural wonder of Tahoe without
Published: May 30, 2016
In some ways, millennials have a difficult time with finances. Student loan debt is ridiculously high. It’s tough to get a decent education without spending thousands and thousands of dollars.Millennials make less money than their parents did and are less likely to own a home than their parents. Millennial men today are more likely to live with their parents than
Published: May 30, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Extra cyclists on the road over the next couple weeks won’t just be due to an outbreak of summer weather.The 11th annual Tahoe Bike Challenge begins Wednesday, June 1, and runs through June 14. The challenge encourages people around the lake to log their bike rides, whether they be for work, school or recreation.Three hundred-fourteen
Published: May 30, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — “Snow equity.” It’s the term ski industry analysts have coined to refer to the strong correlation among snowfall, resulting media coverage and the impacts of both on visitation.If you stood in a Tahoe Basin resort lift line at any point this winter, you probably noticed a few more folks back on the slopes than in
Published: May 30, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Despite one of the busiest events calendars in a long time, gaming win was down in April by 2.4 percent across the state of Nevada.Total win of $876.1 million equates to about $21.9 million less than April.Events in Southern Nevada included The Park from New York New York to the Monte Carlo, the opening of the
Published: May 30, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Local registered voters will cast votes in the June 7 primary for the two-person race for Placer County District 5 supervisor.Incumbent Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery, a Democrat, is seeking a third consecutive term. She is challenged by Auburn resident Michael Babich, a Republican. The winner in the primary will take the seat; there will be no general
Published: May 24, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Police Department has added a new electric motorcycle to the fleet.In an effort to utilize alternatively powered vehicles, reduce emissions and noise pollution that disturb the natural beauty of our mountain environment, it was decided the “Zero Motorcycle was” a perfect fit.Santa Cruz-based Zero Motorcycles is a global leader in the electric motorcycle industry. The
Published: May 24, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Two months ago, while reading a book centered on generosity, Truckee resident Karen Sampson had an epiphany. “It just really stirred me,” Sampson said of the book “More Or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity” by Jeff Shinabarger. “In the book, there was a guy in Atlanta that did a bike project, and I was like,
Published: May 30, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Tahoe Adventure Company — which for years has led guided hiking, biking, kayaking and paddleboarding adventures around North Lake Tahoe — is bringing more fun opportunities to the north shore this summer.The company is running a mountain biking concession this summer and fall out of the Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area (Tahoe XC) facility in Tahoe City.Four
Published: May 27, 2016
RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) started construction to enhance the State Route 431 Mt. Rose Highway truck escape ramp in the beginning of May. For the safety of drivers, semi-trucks headed westbound on the highway are prohibited during construction. Q&D, a Sparks-based construction company, is converting the rock ramp to asphalt and installing a series of
Published: May 23, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — On Saturday, June 4, the Sierra State Parks Foundation will host the second annual fundraising gala, “A Night at the Museum: Celebrating the Pioneer Experience.”The evening at the new Donner Memorial Visitor Center will kick off the fundraising efforts to restore the 98 year-old Donner Pioneer Monument. Starting at 6 p.m., guests will enjoy a night filled
Published: May 30, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival is flying into its fifth year with family filled activities and full-throttle fun.Admission and parking are free. Mark your calendars for July 9 to experience the festival’s theme “Space, Science and Beyond,” an exploration into STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.Keeping with this year’s theme, the air show’s Grand
Published: May 30, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Sierra Sun, in partnership with the Tahoe Daily Tribune, publishes a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have
Published: May 30, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The 4th Annual Made In Tahoe Festival returns to the Village at Squaw Valley for Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday-Sunday, May 28-29.This one-of-a-kind event celebrates all things local and hosts a wide array of offerings that are made in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas.Local artisans, businesses, culinarians, organizations and entertainers will
Published: May 27, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes.Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches wide on the longest side) to snapshots@sierrasun.com with information about what’s going on in the photo,
Published: May 27, 2016
John Sutcliffe has been a soldier, a ranchhand, an artist, an investor, a hotelier, restaurateur, raconteur and a winemaker. But one visit to his eponymous vineyard tucked into the farthest possible corner of Southwest Colorado proves that, above all else, he is a pioneer.Choosing to make wine a mile above sea level, in a water-starved canyon filled with sagebrush and
Published: May 27, 2016
Truckee High School’s jazz band wowed the audience at the first ever Gatsby Gala Fundraiser held at PlumpJack Squaw Valley on April 22.This inaugural event was a great success despite a heavy spring snowstorm. The band, under the leadership of Music Director Jesse Steele, delighted the crowd with many hours of entertaining dance music. Guests turned out in fabulous 1920s
Published: May 27, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Get your bike lights, and glow sticks ready; Tahoe Games Bike Nights are coming back to Lake Tahoe Golf Course.The On Course Events series returns to the golf course for a second year this Friday, May 27.The events feature riders taking to an approximately three-mile cross-country course spread out over the fairways, rough, sand traps
Published: May 27, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Community Theater will present the enormously popular Broadway musical comedy “Bye, Bye Birdie” at the Community Arts Center Auditorium in downtown Truckee this weekend and next weekend.On May 27-28 and June 3-4, the Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. Sunday matinees on May 29 and June 5 are at 2 PM. The director is
Published: May 27, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Sometimes at the farmers market, I come across purple, orange and even green cauliflower. I love the difference the color makes when cooking a summer dish; it adds a little extra pop of color to the meal. For this recipe I use orange cauliflower, also known as cheddar cauliflower. This beautifully colored vegetable is loaded
Published: May 27, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — As a rule, I try to avoid getting recipes from chefs. This is not because I don’t want them — I do, I do! It is because inevitably they will either leave out an entire step in the process, assuming I, of course, know it (It is so obvious!) or they will use words like “chiffonade” (a
Published: May 27, 2016
I was walking in South Lake Tahoe a few mornings back, when above my head there arose such a clatter, so I looked toward the skies to see what was the matter? Swooping overhead was a flock of violet-green swallows, snatching bugs out of the air and chattering as they hunted.I learned about violet-green swallows last year when I first
Published: May 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for May 10-24.Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for May 10-24.May 11At 6:47 a.m. at an undisclosed location, an unknown person went inside an unlocked vehicle and opened the front door of a residence. Nothing stolen; report taken.At 10:12
Published: May 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — After Northstar California shuts down its slopes for the ski season, it’s not long until recreationalists are back on the mountain, zipping down the resort’s vast terrain.Instead of being strapped onto skis and snowboards, however, these riders are mounted on mountain bikes. The Truckee-Tahoe resort will see its mountain spring back to life this Memorial Day weekend
Published: May 26, 2016
After reading the article, “Truckee chamber unveils brand identity, tagline and logo for the town,” on the new Logo and Brand Identity positioning statement for the Town of Truckee, I had to hold my breath.I get the tagline — “Base Camp for a Big Life” — but the Logo is underwhelming at the most. I don’t see what a simple
Published: May 26, 2016
The May 12 North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council hearing was a testament to how the public process can fail.The Martis Valley West Parcel project was on the agenda and the room was packed with community members from Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. Placer County presented the project and made the assertion that MVWP is surrounded by existing development, placing it
Published: May 26, 2016
Today’s case is somewhat complicated but of interest because it involves drunk driving and whether drivers are obligated to take intoxilyzer tests or have their blood drawn when stopped for suspected driving under the influence — even if the driver is unconscious.DUI CrashMarcus Arredondo crashed his Jeep Cherokee after leaving a social gathering in which he and most of his
Published: May 26, 2016
The question I get asked the most, as an impressionist of Mark Twain, is, “How is Mark Twain relevant today?”Of course my answer varies depending upon what’s happening today, so I’ve gone ahead and created a website to try to answer that intriguing question … whatmightmarktwainsay.com.I only wish the Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope were with us today to
Published: May 26, 2016
Shane Black cowrote and directed “Nice Guys,” a film set in Los Angeles during the heyday of television’s premier private investigator, James Garner of “The Rockford Files” (1974-1980).Although his character is used as a patsy, Ryan Gosling’s P.I., Holland March, has little chance of showcasing Rockford’s talent for making his patsy seem smarter than the guys pulling the patsy’s strings.Before
Published: May 26, 2016
With summer around the corner, the Incline Village General Improvement District is getting ready for Fourth of July weekend.Residents are asked review the below important information regarding the beaches as you plan your holiday weekend:Make sure your passes are valid: IVGID Beaches are restricted access to valid Beach Access IVGID Picture Pass holders and their guests. Stop by the Recreation
Published: May 26, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Farmers market season is ready to make its annual return to Lake Tahoe. In Incline Village, there are two markets, taking place Wednesdays and Thursdays.The Tunnel Creek Stations Farmers Market kicks off for the 2016 summer season beginning Wednesday, June 1, next to Tunnel Creek Café, at 1115 Tunnel Creek Road on the east end of
Published: May 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — With wind-chill temperatures dipping into the ‘30s at Carson High School this past weekend at the NIAA Track & Field State Championships, it felt more like early March than late May.Truckee High School’s squads felt right at home.The girls team took home their first ever state championship in school history, winning by a commanding margin of more
Published: May 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee High School girls swim team entered the UNLV Aquatic Center on May 21 looking to build on their already impressive legacy.Mission accomplished with a second-place finish to a high-powered Boulder City squad in the 2016 NIAA Division I-A state swimming meet.As they have throughout their entire careers, the senior class of 2016 at Truckee threw
Published: May 26, 2016
With an estimated 35,000 bears, California has a healthy and growing black bear population.In spring, hibernating bears emerge from their winter slumber and begin an almost perpetual search for food. It is not uncommon for a black bear to consume up to 20,000 calories a day. Unfortunately, this search can sometimes lead bears into populated areas and conflicts with humans
Published: May 22, 2016
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — In 2004, when Bill Wood took over as manager of the Crystal Bay Casino, the casino hardly had a music presence. A few lounge singers here, a few cover bands there, crooning all-too-familiar radio hits from a corner of the casino then known as the Stage Bar was the extent of CBC’s entertainment.Wood wanted to help
Published: May 25, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Dead Winter Carpenters at Crystal Bay CasinoNorth Tahoe alt-country outfit Dead Winter Carpenters will play a two-night
Published: May 26, 2016
Agents do a lot of things when they show a home, not all of which are readily apparent. Sellers want them to accompany every person in the viewing party to every room and bestow the virtues of the house at every moment. Unfortunately, the real world doesn’t work that way. Agents bringing Buyers to your home are usually looking out
Published: May 26, 2016
During the real estate acquisition process there is a lot of conversation. A lot. Agents are often gabby folks. Sellers can talk until the sun goes down when they have a Buyer in the house if you let them. During all of that, it is important to pay close attention to what is being said and make sure you understand
Published: May 26, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In the battle against cancer, the awareness of women’s breast health has made enormous progress and more women than ever are getting regular checkups, ultrasounds, mammograms and exams by their doctors.These are all important steps toward early detection of anything that may be of concern. But what if there were a new technology that provided a
Published: May 26, 2016
Grab the golf clubs, picnic blanket and beach toys, here it comes, the first weekend at the lake. Let’s hope for sunshine along with warm temperatures to welcome everyone to Tahoe. It is a long weekend too with the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, so many local offices will be closed.To start your weekend, the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Veterans Club
Published: May 26, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The primary election in Nevada is set for June 14. There are a number of races important to local voters, including two seats on the Washoe County School District Board.Eight candidates have filed for the District G seat, an at-large position representing the western half of Washoe County. Former District G trustee Barbara McLaury is not
Published: May 26, 2016
April 28th marked my second anniversary as the IVGID General Manager. I am guessing that means I no longer get to be introduced as the “new” General Manager.It has been a very steep learning curve the past two years, but after living through two full cycles of our Community’s seasonal variations — I have a much better feel for how
Published: May 26, 2016
With Memorial weekend around the corner, it marks the beginnings of summer, and although lately it’s been looking and feeling like “June-uary,” before we know it we’ll be enjoying the warm summer months and recreating outdoors.The month of June has been designated “Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month” in the Lake Tahoe Basin. This year’s theme is “Think First. Keep Tahoe
Published: May 26, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In Nevada, early voting for the June 14 primary begins Saturday, May 28, lasting until June 10 at most locations.If you’re a registered voter, you can vote early at any of the locations across Washoe County, including locally at the Incline Village Library, which is open for voting from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May
Published: May 26, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for May 17-24.May 17PETIT LARCENY: In the 900 block of Tahoe Blvd., deputies filed a report and issued a citation for a Petit Larceny.NARCOTICS: In the 300 block of Ski Way, deputies made an arrest for narcotics after a routine
Published: May 26, 2016
Check out the recent decision in the case of taxpayer Lisa A. Nkonoki for this lesson. You just have to wonder what some people are thinkin’.This gal conducted business in 2009 under the name “Live Your Dreams Life Coaching and Family Advocacy.” (Almost says all you need to know about this situation, but so be it.) For most of the
Published: May 26, 2016
It’s about this time of year that jokes about how tired teachers are at the end of the year start making the rounds at parties (of educators) and on social media.Comparisons are frequently made to being run over by trucks and such. The prevailing counter response tends to have something to do with the coming months and “all the free
Published: May 26, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline High School boys and girls track and field teams put in a series of hard-fought performances at Carson High School on Friday afternoon and again Saturday morning for the NIAA Division III state championships.In the end, the boys team finished in sixth place with 51 points, just a few points behind Battle Mountain (58
Published: May 25, 2016
On, Saturday, May 21, 2016, we all lost someone very special, and beloved, Harry Ray VanDelinder. Harry passed away at the Life Care Center in Reno. He was under treatment to recover from an illness and complications that led to his hospitalization three weeks ago. He was delighted to have been recently asked and was looking forward to being the
Published: May 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee branch of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, May 28, officials announced Wednesday.The exact location will not be revealed, only that it will take place within the town of Truckee, according to CHP. It will operate from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.Officers will contact drivers passing through the checkpoint for
Published: May 25, 2016
The vast majority of buyers of Incline Village and Crystal Bay real estate have their primary residence somewhere else.Since most real estate purchases here are discretionary and involve a vacation home, very often consideration is given to the possibility of earning rental revenue to help offset expenses. While searching for that dream vacation home, one factor that many buyers take
Published: May 25, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Is your bathroom boring or minuscule? Don’t despair — colors and patterns can give a lift and fool the eye into seeing a larger space. Remember, it’s not the amount of space, but what you do with it that counts.The first step in decorating your bathroom is selecting the theme or mood you want to portray.
Published: May 25, 2016
The presidential election just gets crazier and crazier. Longshot candidate Donald Trump has bested sixteen highly qualified opponents to snag the GOP nomination, while “prohibitive favorite” Hillary Clinton struggles to overpower 73-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders for the Democratic prize.Just as Clinton’s heavy artillery is unlimbering to obliterate Sanders in the wind down primary elections, a new Rasmussen poll shows Trump
Published: May 25, 2016
In our 2015 year-end article “Outlook so-so for stocks, good for preferreds,” we gave the bullish case for “preferred securities.”I followed that up by writing, “Investment grade preferreds are the best risk-to-reward opportunity as we head into 2016.” So far, that’s been spot-on.A preferred is a “hybrid” security with characteristics of both a bond and a common stock. In the
Published: May 25, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The primary election in Nevada is set for June 14. There are a number of races important to local voters, including two seats on the Washoe County School District Board.Three candidates have filed for the District A seat, which covers southeast Reno and Incline Village: Colleen Doenges, Scott Kelley and Dale Richardson. Incumbent Lisa Ruggerio is
Published: May 25, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The primary election in Nevada is set for June 14. There are a number of races important to local voters, including that of Nevada Assembly District 26, which covers Incline Village/Crystal Bay.Two candidates have filed — Jason Guinasso and Lisa Krasner. Since both are Republican, there will only be a primary election between them, meaning the
Published: May 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — At their May 4 Board of Education meeting, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District named Kim Warren the Middle School Teacher of the Year and Laura Hartung the High School Teacher of the Year for 2016-17.The board also recognized their 2016 Classified Employees of the Year: Jorge Abac, Transportation Employee of the Year; Dorothy Gadsby, Para-Educator and
Published: May 25, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A new Placer County program approved at last week’s board of supervisors meeting is intended to spark investment in private projects that will spur economic development and improve Lake Tahoe’s environment.The “Economic Incentive Program” was created to deal with the extraordinarily high costs of development, redevelopment and environmental improvements in the Lake Tahoe Basin.There have been
Published: May 25, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — On June 1, beginning at 7 p.m., the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee in Tahoe City will present “Enter the Aum,” a sound healing concert. Concert admission is $22 presale, $33 at the door. For reservations, go to tahoecsl.org or call 530-581-5117. The Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee is located at 700 North Lake Blvd. (above
Published: May 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — In 2002, trails, bike paths, and bike lanes were hard to find in Truckee. But that year, the Truckee Trails Foundation sprang out of the Town of Truckee’s new Trails and Bikeways Master Plan, which called for the creation of a non-profit entity to facilitate trails development.The end goal? A safer community connected by non-motorized trails and
Published: May 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A “good” North Tahoe-Truckee winter is measured in inches. With ski resorts reporting as many as 346 to 465 inches of snowfall, residents and visitors were grateful to the snow gods for the first good winter in years.High snow also means cold and stormy conditions. In previous years, those without homes or heat sources were left on
Published: May 25, 2016
There will be no “shushing” at the at the Incline Village Library on Wednesday, May 25. In fact, we are gonna get LOUD and ask that you get loud with us, and the talented Tsurunokai Drummers.Oh, yes, you read that right – drumming in the library! It’s going to be fantastic. Tsurunokai Drummers demonstrate the exciting art of traditional Japanese
Published: May 25, 2016
The Experimental Aircraft Association recently announced that Hayden Ruttenberg of Truckee was accepted to attend the EAA Basic Air Academy 2016 in Oshkosh, Wis.The EAA Air Academy offers young people the opportunity to meet and work with aviation professionals, while living and learning the arts, sciences, and lore of aviation in both classroom and workshop settings.They join many other young
Published: May 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — In my last column, I introduced the book “Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain-Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns” by Dana Suskind, MD.It is based upon research that children who heard more words before their fourth birthday were better prepared when they entered school. These same kids, when followed into third grade, had bigger vocabularies, were
Published: May 25, 2016
Relay for Life Purple Party set for todayThe Relay for Life Purple Party is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Zano’s Family Italian and Pizzeria in Truckee.Admission is $15 adults, $10 kids 10 and under and includes all you can eat pizza and pasta. Music by The Deckheads will be featured, as well as a raffle.All proceeds
Published: May 24, 2016
After nearly two years as the principal at Kings Beach Elementary School, I have grown to truly love the school and the community it serves. Kings Beach Elementary is a very special place, and I want to take a moment to share the things I love about being the principal. First and foremost, I love our students. We have 372
Published: May 24, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Cold and windy conditions welcomed the North Tahoe track team to Carson High School on Friday afternoon and again Saturday morning for the NIAA Division III state championships.Despite blustery conditions, the North Tahoe girls came ready to compete. A squad of 11 Laker girls — many setting personal records — amassed 132 points for North Tahoe
Published: May 24, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee’s newest restaurant, Old Town Tap, located in the Brickelltown district next to downtown, will open its doors on May 26.Old Town Tap — located in the old location for Pizza Bar, next to Marg’s Taco Bistro — is a Neapolitan-style pizzeria and bar and is the brainchild of Marlena John and Luke Bill, an energetic, young couple
Published: May 24, 2016
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Do you know the facts about hepatitis and if you may have it?Hepatitis is a viral infection of the liver. There are three major types: A, B and C. Vaccines are available to protect against Hepatitis A and B, but none are available for Hepatitis C.Hepatitis B and C can cause chronic infections that if
Published: May 24, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week’s question: What does Memorial Day mean to you?Here are answers, as asked Monday in Truckee:Ted Schmidt, retired, Truckee: “It just means a chance to reflect on the lives that people have given to keep America what it is.”Linda Morris, Realtor, Truckee: “Years ago, I played in a marching band and we would always march through
Published: May 24, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Authorities say a trailer fire Saturday in Truckee led to the discovery of a suspected butane honey oil lab, along with an assault rifle, a sawed-off shotgun and other weapons.Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nicholas McCauley, 33, of Penn Valley, and Julie Cannon, 27, of Grass Valley, after they found the suspected lab, syringes and an AR-15,
Published: May 23, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Thanks to the generosity of guests at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the ski resort recently donated roughly $48,000 in Green Bucks to the Tahoe Fund and the Truckee River Watershed Council.The donation came from dollar donations added to lift tickets, season passes and food & beverage sales during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. “This is our
Published: May 23, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Liberty Utilities will begin helicopter tree removal after May 26 for the portion of the 650 Electrical Line Upgrade Project on National Forest System lands north of Highway 267 from Brockway Summit to Kings Beach.“Tree removal for the project will also take place on private lands,” according to a U.S. Forest Service news release. “Public access
Published: May 23, 2016
The community continues to deliver the message that they are unwilling to accept the Martis Valley West Parcel Specific Plan project as currently proposed.But will the Placer County Planning Commission approve the project on June 9th anyway? Probably, unless we all stand up.This is not the first time the community has resisted the plan. For more than three years, the
Published: May 23, 2016
Managing your finances can be stressful at times. Stock and bond markets will go through cycles of volatility. Watching your long term investments decline in value can cause some headaches.One of the keys to managing stress is understanding risk and knowing your own risk tolerance. Is your investment portfolio causing you some sleepless nights? Are you worried every time the
Published: May 23, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Watercraft inspections are mandatory for all motorized and/or trailered watercraft launching on Donner Lake, per town of Truckee law.Inspections are to help prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species into Donner Lake. Non-motorized watercraft may be subject to an inspection prior to entering Donner Lake if determined necessary by the town of Truckee or its designee.Inspections are
Published: May 23, 2016
KINGVALE, Calif. — Mrs. Reed’s K-1 class at Donner Trail Elementary in Kingvale has been working with several different nonprofits this spring to raise Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in their classroom.Lahontan Cutthroat trout are native to only a few rivers and lakes in Western Nevada and the Lake Tahoe region of California and are classified as “Threatened” under the Federal Endangered
Published: May 23, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Students and staff members are teaming up for another fun-filled Bike to School Day on May 27 at North Tahoe School.Lourdes Shaurette and Marcia Tierney, staff members at North Tahoe School, are leading the charge and are organizing early morning meeting locations in Kings Beach and Tahoe City so more students can participate and ride together
Published: May 23, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — While shuttling truckloads of food to North Lake Tahoe-Truckee communities four days a week, local nonprofit Project MANA serves roughly 3,000 individuals and families every year in an effort to quell the incidence of hunger throughout the region.Playing a central role in Project MANA’s hunger relief efforts has been the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, which for
Published: May 23, 2016
RENO, Nev. — Giants like Tesla, Switch, PetSmart Distribution and Walmart are among the 125 businesses found in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.Tesla continues to be a buzzword throughout Northern Nevada as it builds the biggest lithium ion battery factory in world.The Gigafactory, which gains its name from the unit “Giga” and the factory’s planned annual battery production, will also
Published: May 23, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Sierra Sun, in partnership with the Tahoe Daily Tribune, publishes a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have
Published: May 22, 2016
On April 10, 80 racers completed the grueling climb from the bottom of Squaw Valley to High Camp in the 26th Annual Billy Dutton Uphill race, held each year to honor the memory of long time Squaw Valley skier Billy Dutton. Proceeds from the race go to support the Far West Nordic junior ski programs.Far West would like to extend
Published: May 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — On April 29, the High Fives Foundation hosted a formal gathering at Dolan Lexus in Reno that brought together distinguished guests from the Reno/Tahoe communities and beyond.The event of nearly 250 attendees celebrated the accomplishments of Tahoe’s High Fives Foundation, a nonprofit that gives grant funding to athletes in mountain communities with brain injuries and spinal cord
Published: May 22, 2016
To all of you who oppose cannabis, I ask, what is it that you are so afraid of? Let’s turn from the rhetoric and take time to make an educated choice. Good sources of info include The Union, Yubanet “M” files and Procon.orgAlong with concerns about public safety and degradation of the environment related to high yield operations, there are
Published: May 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The fans cheered. The riders raced. And, most importantly, it didn’t snow.While the show moved on to its conclusion in Sacramento Sunday, May 22, the Lake Tahoe Basin’s portion of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California is in the books. And by all accounts it was a wild success.“It was great for South Lake Tahoe
Published: May 22, 2016
Around the world, invasive species are notorious for their ability to out-compete native plants and animals. Once introduced to an area, they can spread out of control and fundamentally change both landscapes and ecologies, and then pose incredible challenges to manage or eradicate. With another boating season underway at Lake Tahoe, invasive species remain one of the greatest and most
Published: May 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Mike Swanson is no stranger to jumping out of airplanes.Swanson, a four-time world champion skydiver who’s on the Red Bull Air Force, has free-falled through the atmosphere and parachuted to the ground a staggering 22,000 times.And yet, when the Truckee resident skydived above the Truckee-Tahoe region last month, it gave him the kind of charge a first-timer
Published: May 20, 2016
When people find out I’m a wine writer, frequently the next question is, “If you could take one wine to a desert island, what would it be?” I get it, but as a wine writer you taste so many wines, and love so many wines, that it is really an impossible question to answer.So what I go with is, “I’d
Published: May 20, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes.Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches wide on the longest side) to snapshots@sierrasun.com with information about what’s going on in the photo, the
Published: May 20, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — What is a small-town sports editor to say as his final words after 11 years?“Thank you” is the first thing that comes to mind. Thanks to all the great people, and equally amazing athletes, who made the gig so interesting and fun. Thanks to Jamie Bate for hiring a raw, inexperienced journalism major straight out of college
Published: May 20, 2016
Caswell Dean “Pat” Patterson, long-time former resident of Tahoe City, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 13, 2016. Although we hoped this time would never come, his passing was peaceful, with his daughters by his side at Enloe Hospital in Chico, California. He was blessed to have other family members, friends and pastors come
Published: May 20, 2016
After Day 1 of the two-day Division III state championship, the Lakers had all but secured the first golf title in school history. The up-and-coming young squad built an insurmountable lead Tuesday and cruised to victory Wednesday, claiming the crown by a 15-stroke margin over second-place Incline. “It’s pretty exciting for us. It’s the first in North Tahoe history for
Published: May 20, 2016

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