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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The new California vaccine law is now in effect for the upcoming school year, and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District wants to ensure parents are informed and prepared before school starts.Senate Bill 277 requires almost all California children who attend private or public schools to be fully vaccinated regardless of personal or religious beliefs.At TTUSD, all
Published: July 26, 2016
In the modern era of Yelp, Facebook and any other online portal that gives people the power to judge others with the swipe of a finger and click of a mouse, running a successful business can have its challenges these days.Restaurants in particular come to mind. Your favorite local greasy spoon might have the best food and service you’ve ever
Published: July 26, 2016
Jim was surrounded by his family in San Luis Obispo, California when he passed away on April 18, 2016, due to Pneumonia and Valley Fever complications. Born December 1953, Jim grew up in Pomona and Huntington Beach, California, attended Huntington Beach High School, and Graduated from Orange Coast College. Jim met his wife, Eileen, in Huntington Beach in 1984, and
Published: July 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — As a professional triathlete, Kara LaPoint frequently covers a lot of ground — in more ways than one.The Truckee native not only competes in triathlons like clockwork, she zigzags the globe — from Costa Rica to France — all summer to swim, bike and run the races.So when LaPoint got a chance to compete in her backyard
Published: July 26, 2016
Free ‘Tomando Control de Su Salud’ sessions start this weekThe Family Resource Center of Truckee will host a 7-series session of “Tomando Control de Su Salud” on Thursdays, from July 28 ­to September 8, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Family Resource Center of Truckee, 11695 Donner Pass Road.“Tomando Control de Su Salud” is an evidence-based, self-management program developed
Published: July 26, 2016
DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. — This weekend, the Cisco Grove Campground will see thousands of people migrate into the 300-acre sprawl of land located high up in the Sierra Nevada. They’ll dance, they’ll sing, they’ll celebrate — basking in soul-filling scenery and sounds.Moreover, the people will be rallying together for an important cause: raising awareness for protecting and preserving the waterways
Published: July 26, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — On Saturday morning, hundreds of runners and hikers will converge onto Squaw Valley to cover miles of mountain terrain — all while surveying the endless stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra.The annual Squaw Mountain Run returns for its 36th year at 9 a.m. Saturday in Squaw Valley, according to a news release from
Published: July 26, 2016
The Aug. 2 Knowledge Bites workshop in Truckee will focus on the California Competes Tax Credit program through the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.This program has approximately $200 million in tax credits available during the 2016-17 fiscal year for businesses that want to expand in or relocate to California.The next application period began July 25. The Aug. 2
Published: July 26, 2016
Millions of people visit our region each year, and the shoreline is where most of them go to enjoy the beauty and the cold, famously clear water of Lake Tahoe.The shoreline is also where a challenging mix of planning issues converge: Protecting the environment and our lake’s awe-inspiring scenery, managing recreation access, and respecting private property rights.This year and next,
Published: July 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The 10th annual Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 6 at Riverview Sports Park in Truckee. Proceeds benefit the Truckee High School Soccer program and provide a scholarship in Sam Brixey’s name for a graduating high school senior soccer player.Registration information and prices can be found at www.seesam3.com. Completed registration must
Published: July 25, 2016
STATELINE, Nev. — Forty years after its construction as Kingsbury Middle School, the property at 1900 Echo Drive on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is on track for new ownership.Douglas County School District trustees have agreed to accept a $3.125 million offer from Glenbrook-based Lake Parkway LLC to purchase the Kingsbury school site.The total price was settled at $3.15 million after
Published: July 25, 2016
This is in response to the story, “Fires, drought and beetles taking toll on Lake Tahoe-area forest,” published July 11 at SierraSun.com.The lead of this story should be — “Climate change is destroying our California forests.”Yes, bark beetles and fires are the proximate agents that kill trees, but they have killed trees for millions of years and forests have persevered.
Published: July 25, 2016
LAKE TAHOE — A plunge into Lake Tahoe can literally take your breath away. It may be hot outside, but the lake can be dangerously cold. Lake Tahoe’s average surface temperature in July is 63 degrees, and can drop to 53 degrees just 18 inches below the surface.One of the most dangerous consequences of submerging suddenly into cold water is
Published: July 25, 2016
If you ever get a hot stock tip from a friend or a neighbor, be careful. It might be a good idea, but you need to understand how much exposure your portfolio can stand to any one individual stock. One advantage to using mutual funds is the diversification you can achieve with even a limited amount of money. Remember the
Published: July 25, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — We love our Tahoe homes nestled among alpine peaks, forests and waters, and we want our house to reflect the region’s natural beauty. To be a timeless place that inspires us to adventure and welcomes us back to the hearth. In short, to feel “mountain-y.”But how do we capture the mountain aesthetic in our homes? The easiest answer
Published: July 25, 2016
NORDEN, Calif. — Sugar Bowl ski resort recently announced the release of the last remaining home sites offered at Summit Crossing, a lively trailside community designed for sophisticated adventure seekers. This is a resort community and ownership experience that is unique to all of ski country.“The Village at Sugar Bowl offers a truly authentic alternative to the slopeside ski resort
Published: July 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Smoke from a pair of Southern California fires wafted into the Lake Tahoe Basin and Carson and Washoe valleys on Monday.Prevailing winds from the southwest over the weekend brought the smoke into the region, and air quality worsened into Monday afternoon.Weather patterns shifted Tuesday, and while smoke dissipated in the morning, it was fairly thick in the
Published: July 25, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — With less than one month to go before the Placer County Planning Commission hears the Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan, advocates and opponents are busy rallying support for their respective side. On the pro side, the much-debated proposal got a new website last week. SquawTomorrow.com, a simple site without much detail, includes an email sign-up
Published: July 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Construction began this month on the new 42-acre campus just outside of Martis Valley that will house Tahoe Expedition Academy and the new +Impact School, both of which offer exciting and innovative education models for grades pre-K through 12.On May 12, Tahoe Expedition Academy received unanimous approval from the Placer County Planning Commission to build the 42-acre
Published: July 24, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — A new public-private partnership with a familiar Bay Area developer could lead to renovations and other changes to the North Tahoe Event Center.The North Tahoe Public Utility District voted July 12 to negotiate a partnership with Laulima Partners for management of the center, which is located on the lake side of Highway 28 in the heart
Published: July 25, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Two people were arrested this week on suspicion of multiple felony charges after authorities say they conspired to rob the Dollar Hill 7-Eleven store at gunpoint.Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Bryan James Shuey, 24, and Anna Kimberly Kozel-Vanotti, 19, Tuesday night, July 19, during a high-risk traffic stop on Highway 28 in Carnelian Bay.According to
Published: July 21, 2016
STATELINE, Nev. — Mark Mulder had his fellow contenders right where he wanted them.The former MLB pitcher, who trailed by five entering the final round last year en route to the American Century Championship, trailed by five points going into the final round of the 27th celebrity golf tournament Sunday, July 24.Mulder birdied four straight holes to finish the front
Published: July 25, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — For its fifth season this summer, Classical Tahoe, formerly known as Lake Tahoe SummerFest, brings together 40 nationally recognized musicians to Lake Tahoe for a three-week festival beginning July 26 through Aug. 13.Under the direction of Conductor and Artistic Director Joel Revzen, the 11-concert series is designed to support Tahoe’s cultural growth while bringing together an
Published: July 24, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Lake Tahoe Dance Collective continues its 2016 season with its signature event, the fourth annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, on July 27-29.Held at Tahoe City’s Gatekeeper’s Museum against a majestic backdrop of lake and mountain views, the festival presents contemporary pieces alongside great works of the past.The Lake Tahoe Dance Festival is a presentation of the
Published: July 24, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — 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 to
Published: July 23, 2016
The following opinion column has been adopted from a letter I sent to Placer County Supervisors and Planners.I have been a homeowner in Olympic Valley for the past four years and have been a regular four-season visitor and skier at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ever since I moved to Northern California in 1988.During that time, I watched the initial
Published: July 23, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Getting some exercise, seeing the sights or catching a quick adrenaline rush are all valid reasons for going on a bike ride at Truckee and Lake Tahoe, as is a guilt-free, post-ride beer or cocktail.Luckily, the region offers plenty of options for both riding and relaxing. Here are just a few picks for post-ride libations at Lake Tahoe
Published: July 23, 2016
Mention Tuscany, and visions of the quaint hilltop towns, the Black Rooster that signifies the classic wines of Chianti, and perhaps Montalcino, the quintessential wine town, come to mind.Here, ancient vineyards are planted almost exclusively to the sangiovese (the grape name translates to “blood of Jove”) that has long been the identity of this extraordinarily beautiful wine region.But, a couple
Published: July 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for July 5-11.July 5At 12:23 a.m. on Washoe Road, officers responded to incident in which two friends got into an argument that resulted in one subject hitting the other with a glass bottle, causing injury. Subject arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a
Published: July 22, 2016
We live in an active recreational community. It seems like just about everyone is mountain biking, road biking, dirt biking, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, running, fishing and whatever. All of these sports involve some risk of injury, which brings us to today’s case. Skateboarding ‘Pretty Fast’In September of 2011, Richard Bertsch and his two sons were staying in Mammoth
Published: July 22, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, July 26, about the upcoming project to construct a shared-use path along Highway 28 between Incline Village and Sand Harbor.The meeting, the second in a series of public meetings to update the community, will provide information on the construction schedule and traffic impacts.
Published: July 22, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa and Casino has hosted the Wine on the Water food and wine festival benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe for the past 7 years.This year’s event on June 12, sponsored by Dolan Lexus, Oliver Luxury Real Estate and Kissino Authentic Italian, raised more money for
Published: July 22, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District CPR Coordinator Jim Whitson says there is a disproportionate amount of people who know CPR in this town — and that’s a good thing.Although the program has been going on for many years, this longtime Incline Village resident started teaching the Heartsaver CPR AED class in October 2015, and has
Published: July 22, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Admittedly, I had never seen a Shakespeare play before.Sure, I loosely studied the famous playwright in high school English many moons ago, and on several occasions, when faced with a dilemma, have bellowed out, “To (tough decision), or not to (tough decision),” in a wry, dramatic cry. But, full disclosure: The last time I watched a
Published: July 21, 2016
In the coyote world, the female rules. Coyotes become sexually mature between 9 months and one year, but generally don’t begin breeding until age two.When the female goes into heat in mid-winter, she may attract several males who vie for her attention. They are deferent, cautious and accommodating and may follow her and attempt to interact with her for up
Published: July 21, 2016
We recently spent our first vacation at Lake Tahoe. From experience and observation this is what we found: The culture of South Lake Tahoe is dominated by big-time gambling, parties, drinking, restaurants, tourist traps and lake activities. For sure, “ACTION” is the buzz word for tourists. There is only one main road around the lake, and in South Tahoe, traffic
Published: July 21, 2016
The Trump vs. Clinton matchup is temporarily in neutral as both political parties roll out their conventions, so let’s take a look at what’s going on in the Silver State.First of all, some preliminaries. At June 30, 2016, there were just over 1.3 million registered voters in Nevada; about 528,000 Democrats (40%), 459,000 Republicans (35%), 254,000 nonpartisan (20%), 58,000 Independent
Published: July 21, 2016
“The Infiltrator” gathers, banks, and then gradually releases its tension — all while showing us that undercover U.S. Customs special agent Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) can handle the dangerous interactions called for in his line of work.Based on Mazur’s autobiography and adapted for the screen by director Brad Furman’s mother, Ellen Furman, the two-hour screenplay squeezes each word till the
Published: July 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The final Tahoe-Truckee Regional Housing Study report, which is currently under review by a technical advisory group, is expected to be revealed soon.“The community foundation right now is still deciding how this will come to the public,” Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Project Manager Sara Schrichte said Wednesday.She said once the report is finalized, it will go online
Published: July 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Clip clopping on horseback through a grove of aspens, curling past the sun-kissed trees reaching for the sky, it’s easy to appreciate the unique tranquility — not to mention, fun — found in horseback riding at Truckee-Tahoe.This is plain to see at the Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center, located at the Alder Creek Adventure Center, where groups of
Published: July 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Under blue cloudless skies, roughly 30 retired pro sports celebrities took to the links Monday at Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club for the Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic.The eighth annual tournament not only honors the late Hall of Fame lineman — who was a close friend to many of the participants — but also raises money
Published: July 19, 2016
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — Homewood Mountain Resort boasts some of the best views in California’s entire Lake Tahoe region.Easily accessible from Interstate 80 and California Highway 89, the resort rises 1,650 vertical feet from the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe to its 7,880-foot summit elevation.This scenic location is the setting the Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festivals, the second of the
Published: July 21, 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. Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness in Kings BeachCaitlin Jemma & The Goodness, a five-piece string band from
Published: July 21, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Village A’s won the North Tahoe Little League Minor’s Division championship back on June 13.The A’s captured the title with a 7-4 win over the Tahoe City Pirates at Preston Field in Incline Village. The A’s, who ended the season on a six-game winning streak, finished with an 11-5 overall record.Visit northtahoell.com to learn
Published: July 21, 2016
In the coyote world, the female rules. Coyotes become sexually mature between 9 months and one year, but generally don’t begin breeding until age two.When the female goes into heat in mid-winter, she may attract several males who vie for her attention. They are deferent, cautious and accommodating and may follow her and attempt to interact with her for up
Published: July 21, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for July 13-19.July 13GRAND LARCENY: In the 900 block of Lakeshore Blvd., Deputies took a report for grand larceny.COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: In the 900 block of Tahoe Blvd., Deputies took a report for a commercial burglary.July 15DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: In the
Published: July 21, 2016
Dear IVGID Board of Trustees and Candidates,As I’m sure you are aware, there are a number of emails circulating regarding proposed issuance of bonds for various IVGID projects. After reading through the budget/proposals, I am increasingly concerned by the number of projects that will require bonds, to the tune of nearly $9 million, not including the Diamond Peak Master Plan’s
Published: July 21, 2016
You can find them at the lake any calm morning: The Ladies Who Paddle. They hoist their stand up paddle boards and kayaks from the tops of their cars and trundle them down to the shore.There, they pop on board and glide silently into the early morning sun. They seem to move effortlessly through the water, stroking confidently and purposefully,
Published: July 21, 2016
Once upon a time I was a drummer. In 7th grade I would drum with my hands on anything that wasn’t moving.I would coax a dog over to be petted, then start to drum on that dog, and that dog would keep the beat with his hind foot, as if trying to start a motorcycle.My parents made the mistake of
Published: July 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The following are births for the month of June 2016, as submitted to the Sun by Tahoe Forest Hospital. Piper Ray: a girl, was born 06/01/16 to Jeremy and Patricia Fullmer, of Truckee.Evelyn Ethel: a girl, was born 06/04/16 to Chris and Nellie Rardin, of Truckee.Claire Phyllis: a girl, was born 06/06/16 to Timothy and Angela Bourque,
Published: July 20, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Paul Anthony Aguirre, a 43-year-old man from Rio Linda, Calif., died Tuesday, July 19, in a suspected drowning incident while kayaking on Lake Tahoe.The victim was vacationing with friends and family.According to a news release, South Lake Tahoe Police Department received a call at 4:49 p.m. from Aguirre’s family members, who said he was paddling
Published: July 20, 2016
Last February I penned a column where I noted the desire to create a budget that provided you with more than just a bottom line — more than just how we are allocating our financial resources.Our goal is a budget that provides an overall picture of where we’ve been, where we are going, and how we are doing in comparison
Published: July 20, 2016
Outdoor entertaining and cooking food on the grill is one of the most popular ways that family and friends spend quality time together during the summer.Hosting outdoor activities and events also means increased risk of home fires. Fortunately, following some simple safety tips and guidelines can help ensure you and your guests stay safe.Consider the following when you host your
Published: July 20, 2016
For the first time in Lake Tahoe School history, the school’s track and field team returned from the Carson City Championships this spring with a trophy in all four divisions.Competing against 17 other middle schools and more than 600 athletes, the seventh-grade girls team took first place, the seventh-grade boys team took second place, and both the eighth-grade girls and
Published: July 20, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — This summer, I have been enjoying quite a bit of smoked salmon. It makes a great snack or addition to a sandwich, and is a very yummy filling for ravioli. If you enjoy making pasta at home, I suggest you try this recipe. It only calls for a handful of ingredients, all of which are
Published: July 20, 2016
MINDEN, Nev. — Three men are facing multiple felony charges in connection with the theft of ski pass vouchers worth up to $116,520 from Heavenly Ski Resort.Tim E. Jacobsen, 21, of Minden, Nev., Mark E. Graham, 20, of Gardnerville, Nev., and Angelo Bozin, 25 of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., were all in custody after their arrests over the weekend, according
Published: July 20, 2016
In the classic book, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, which is assumed to be the autobiography of famed investor Jesse Livermore, a successful investor in the board room was asked by another why he wasn’t taking profits so he could buy back a stock lower after a pullback.The answer: “It’s a bull market.” He said it again, and again. He
Published: July 20, 2016
To Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval:Two of your state agencies have been working hand in hand to completely disregard every guideline issued in your “July is Bear Logic Month” proclamation.Your proclamation speaks of the Nevada Department of Wildlife taking a proactive role to mitigate human/bear interactions, and suggest that humans take responsibility and secure any attractants from being accessible by bears.Both
Published: July 20, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Locals know that Incline Village is a small place where everybody knows your name. And anywhere you grow up, it’s understandable to want to leave when you graduate high school.But for a handful of individuals who grew up in the family business, they soon found their way back to the lake.Here’s a look at what four
Published: July 20, 2016
Good things are happening around Incline Village this summer. And yes with another warm weekend ahead, prepare for the invasion. To avoid the huge traffic delays, be sure to plan ahead with extra snacks in the car or walk.McAvoy Layne presents “Tales of Tahoe, A Historical Society Production” at 7 p.m. every Monday this summer. Shows are in the Mark
Published: July 20, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Mountainside at Northstar, Lake Tahoe’s premier on-mountain community, headed into the 2016 summer with aggressive efforts to reinvent the ultimate mountain experience, unveiling newly completed residential inventory, unique programming, luxury amenities and the debut of the Mountainside Outfitters concierge team. Primed for a new season of adventure, Mountainside plans to double amenity offerings by year’s end.The season
Published: July 20, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Incline at Tahoe announced recently it has officially rebranded its 20-year-old business to “Sun Bear Realty and Property Management.”“Although the name is new, nothing else has changed,” said Blane Johnson, founder and owner of the former Incline at Tahoe Realty. “Our clients will continue to receive the same exceptional service that we strive to offer our
Published: July 20, 2016
With only a finite number of homes in the low elevation sector of our community, demand generally outstrips supply for those properties that exhibit a great location, outstanding architecture, superior remodeling or a combination of all three.The ability to walk to Lakeshore Drive and the beaches plus the proximity to local shops, restaurants and businesses, makes the Lakeview subdivision of
Published: July 20, 2016
For many years it was the Buyer’s responsibility to discover property deficiencies. That practice was summarized with the phrase, “Caveat Emptor” — “Let the buyer beware.”The principle was that the Buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before they are purchased.As consumer protection laws proliferated they found their way to the real estate industry and
Published: July 20, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — On July 1, registration began for Lake Tahoe Community College’s new bachelor’s degree program.The community college will now offer a degree in Global Business Management, which already exists at Sierra Nevada College, a private school on the North Shore. Beginning this fall, students enrolled at LTCC can earn a degree from the four-year college.LTCC will
Published: July 20, 2016
The 2016 Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival has come and gone. The day after the air show, Truckee’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1073 gave free airplane rides to 96 Young Eagles who registered on air show day.Nine local pilots donated their time and airplanes, introducing the youngsters to aviation with flights that went over Prosser, Stampede and Boca
Published: July 19, 2016
With the  impending opening of the Truckee Roundhouse Community Makerspace, our region will soon have access to an impressive selection of high-quality tools in a workspace open to the public.Part of a growing national trend, makerspaces such as the Truckee Roundhouse provide a venue, tools, and expertise so that anyone can make just about anything.Truckee Roundhouse, like most makerspaces, features
Published: July 19, 2016
In 1984, Terry Yagura saw the diminishing support for arts education in our community and decided to be the change she wanted to see.She founded Arts For The Schools, a nonprofit that brings arts education to our region. Now, 32 years later, Arts For The Schools serves over 10,000 children and adults annually, and has become an integral part of
Published: July 19, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley is a literary organization that holds several week-long gatherings of poets and writers every summer in Squaw Valley.It is the oldest writers conference in the Western United States, and was founded in 1969 in order to foster a literary culture in the West that would be conversant with the
Published: July 19, 2016
Tahoe Forest one of 50 critical access hospitals to knowFor the second year in a row, Tahoe Forest Hospital was named in Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the United States on July 7.According to Tahoe Forest Hospital, the Truckee medical center is the only critical access hospital (there are more than 1,332 critical
Published: July 19, 2016
Carla Hayden, a former Chicago children’s librarian who presided over the American Library Association and oversaw Baltimore’s enormous free library system (and successfully kept the library open throughout the Freddie Gray protests last year), was recently confirmed by the Senate to lead the Library of Congress, the nation’s largest library and its oldest federal institution.The Library of Congress receives two
Published: July 19, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley Academy, a private college-preparatory high school in Olympic Valley, is pleased to announce the opening of a second campus location in Livermore, Calif.The new campus will be called Squaw Valley Academy ­Bay Area, and will open its doors starting Fall Semester 2016.Effective July 2016, Squaw Valley Academy is owned and operated by new management,
Published: July 19, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The candidate filing period in California for the 2016 Presidential General Election (taking place Nov. 8) began Monday, July 18.On top of the race for U.S. President, as well as several federal and statewide offices, there will be dozens of people elected to seats across various special districts.In terms of the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee area, 14 districts/government
Published: July 19, 2016
All I hear about these days is that new smartphone Pokémon game. It’s all the rage with the young and the young at heart. The global, GPS-powered game is so popular that their Internet servers can’t keep up with demand.If you haven’t heard about the game, well, you must live under a rock. “I caught a Weedle,” my youngest son said
Published: July 19, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — At the Truckee Fourth of July parade, a representative for Kelly Brothers Painting announced the recipients of the business’s first-ever Paint it Forward charity giveaway.Per the giveaway, according to Kelly Brothers, any deserving family or nonprofit organization could be nominated to receive the gift of free painting services.Deserving entries from all around Truckee and Lake Tahoe were
Published: July 19, 2016
When making investment decisions, it is very important to have a plan and follow it.Successful long term investing is relatively simple, but not necessarily easy. It’s not easy because emotions can get in the way. Money can be a very emotional topic for people; you have to deal with feelings like fear and greed. One step is learning to separate
Published: July 19, 2016
MEEKS BAY, Calif. — Another Memorial Day came and went this year, but the marina at Meeks Bay Resort didn’t open for a third straight season — this time due to a high concentration of pollutants, an issue that apparently has been a concern for more than a decade. The West Shore marina has remained closed during previous summers because
Published: July 19, 2016
TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — The North Tahoe boys U13 team earned every bit of its High Sierra Lacrosse League championship. Entering the title game against Spanish Springs with a flawless 12-0 record, the Lakers took it to the Cougars en route to an 8-5 win, putting an exclamation point on an undefeated season on June 5 at North Tahoe Regional
Published: July 19, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Elementary School held its inaugural Running Wild Fun Run on the trails of Tahoe Donner on Sunday, June 12.Participants took part in a 5K, 10K and kids one-mile obstacle course. Mary Luban of Truckee won the 10K in a time of 52 minutes, 7 seconds. Meanwhile, Truckee’s Dillon Flynn, 9, captured the 5K race in 27:51.Below
Published: July 19, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The 2016 Track and Field season at Alder Creek Middle School (ACMS) was a very successful one. The time and effort the athletes put into practice definitely showed at the TAH-NEVA Championships held at Carson High on May 18, 2016. At day’s end, the seventh and eighth grade girls and seventh grade boys teams all took home
Published: July 19, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District recently completed its winter/spring futsal (indoor soccer) season. TCFC won their first Coed Futsal A League title, beating Hump Days 13-12 on May 25. TCFC captured the title on a last-second goal from Thomas Arnstein, a former all-state soccer play at Truckee High School. A week later, on June 1,
Published: July 19, 2016
PARK CITY, Utah — Several skiers with local and regional ties have been nominated for the 2016-17 U.S. Alpine Ski Team, according to a press release issued July 12 by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.Three of the selected skiers hail from Squaw Valley and currently compete for the Squaw Valley Ski Team, including Travis Ganong, Julia Mancuso and Bryce
Published: July 19, 2016
What if our need for healing could be met from within — not just for our bodies, but our memories, emotional pain and fear-based conditioning, too?Join Colleen Akiko for an introduction to the simple, safe and empowering tool of “TWR-ing” from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Aug. 1, at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.Transformative Wholistic Reintegration
Published: July 19, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The town of Truckee is continuing to partner with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District and Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District to implement watercraft inspections for Donner Lake.In an effort to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, the town is collecting survey data and public comment about best management practices related to the access of Donner Lake
Published: July 19, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee police say they arrested a Flagstaff, Ariz., man after he barricaded the back door of the town’s Subway restaurant this weekend and demanded cash. Charles Anthony Jackson, 37, is suspected of felony charges of attempted robbery and false imprisonment, Truckee Police Department Sgt. Danny Renfrow said. Renfrow said Jackson entered the Subway at 11375 Deerfield Drive, in
Published: July 18, 2016
I am very troubled by Sierra Sun co-GM Ben Rogers’ July 1 opinion column — “Solving the issue of American gun violence” — and its conclusions, and have gotten even more upset with recent events in the U.S. (Minneapolis, Dallas, and rallies where many openly show up with AR-15s).You state guns are merely tools and should not be regulated. Following
Published: July 18, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This summer, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District is offering a four-week, free meal program to feed our youth and help keep our community healthy and strong.“Seamless Summers” provides free breakfast and lunch to all children, 18 years of age and younger, Monday through Friday, through August 5. TTUSD is providing free breakfast and lunch at the
Published: July 18, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — CATT Community Project, a charitable arm of the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe, recently coordinated construction of a historically accurate snow shed over the tracks at the Kids Railroad in Truckee River Regional Park.The project began in early 2015, when Bob Bell of the Truckee Donner Railroad Society approached CATTCP for help.The Railroad Society desired a 36-foot-long,
Published: July 18, 2016
“The harder I try, the worse it gets.” Translation ... “the strategies I have been using for years to deal with my worries, only seems to make them stick around.”Individuals who suffer from anxiety continue to do so as a result of the methods they believe will serve as the solution to their worrisome thoughts (e.g., excessive reassurance-seeking, looking for
Published: July 18, 2016
RENO, Nev. — The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) in Reno is in the midst of creating its 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).The RTP — which serves residents of Reno and Sparks, along with unincorporated areas of Washoe County — identifies transportation investments over the next 20 years. RTC is required to update the plan every four years in order to
Published: July 18, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Lake Tahoe home prices remain essentially unchanged for the first half of the year, while lake-wide sales rose slightly. The sale of homes over $1 million was up significantly (30 percent), primarily a result of strong sales in Incline Village.The numbers are part of a report released July 6 by Chase International Real Estate, comparing all
Published: July 18, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Summer is in full swing at Truckee and Lake Tahoe, and with the rise in temperature comes the added challenge of dealing with visitor crowds. Things like commuting and getting through the grocery store checkout line can take much longer when you factor in the number of tourists in Tahoe during peak months. But let’s not forgot
Published: July 18, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — For years, animals and people in the Sierra Nevada have attempted to cohabitate in peace. But as Tahoe locals and tourists are generating more trash, it creates a greater propensity for wildlife to meander throughout neighborhoods foraging through waste bins.In an attempt to rectify the problem of animals becoming more dependent on discarded food, the Incline
Published: July 13, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In a searing ruling riddled with conclusions that pull no punches, a Washoe County judge has ordered Aaron Katz to pay more than $225,000 in attorney fees to the Incline Village General Improvement District for the work its lawyers have done defending frivolous litigation that, over the course of five years, wasted the court’s time and
Published: July 15, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Back in January, the Sagehen Creek Field Station sent the California Department of Fish and Wildlife a photo of peculiar-looking animal tracks imprinted in the snow in the Tahoe National Forest.Chris Stermer, a wildlife biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, instantly recognized the rarely seen paw prints.“They were definitely wolverine tracks,” said Stermer, whose
Published: July 13, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — 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 to
Published: July 17, 2016
EMERALD BAY, Calif. — Most hikes that feature the reward of a secluded lake require significant effort. That is not the case with Eagle Lake, which makes it one of the most popular hikes throughout the Tahoe region. Across Highway 89 from Emerald Bay near the West Shore, the lake at the edge of Desolation Wilderness lies less than a
Published: July 16, 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: July 16, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A Nevada man was arrested Thursday near downtown Truckee on suspicion of felony drunken driving, police said.According to a statement Friday, July 15, from the Truckee Police Department, the bicycle patrol unit spotted Bradley Arthur Deboer, 65, of Tonopah, Nev., driving a white Chevrolet pickup in the area of Donner Pass Road and Bridge Street at about
Published: July 15, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Rory Bosio never set out to demolish a record in the world’s most prestigious ultramarathon. She never sought stardom or sponsorships or obsessed about achieving accolades. She simply loved running and a good adventure. The rest was the unintended result.“When I first started doing ultras, it was something I was passionate about, but I wasn’t expecting
Published: July 15, 2016

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