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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Chateau at Heavenly Village has a new name: Zalanta Resort at the Village.The name change comes as the second phase of a controversial project near Stateline began this week. Zalanta means “spiritual mountain.”Lew Feldman, a South Shore attorney representing the project’s owner, said development will take approximately 18 months. Projected construction costs have not
Published: September 3, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Departments press log for Aug. 18-25, along with previously unreported incidents.AUG. 19A business owner near Industrial Way said he allegedly had been threatened by a so-called former client. Responding to the call, police said they found the individual who reportedly admitted to the threatening conversation with the business owner.
Published: September 3, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — As the first phase of the Brickelltown streetscape project nears completion, a timetable for phase two has been set and approved on the roughly $5 million project.Last week, Truckee Town Council voted to authorize the $3.29 million phase-two construction contract to Reno-based Q&D Construction for remaining beautification measures in the district located just west of historic downtown
Published: September 3, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The smart home is apparently here to stay.A survey of U.S. adults by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate start-up founded in 1906, and CNET, the world’s largest and most trusted online source of consumer technology news and reviews, recently found that Americans are already embracing the smart home with 28 percent
Published: September 3, 2015
May 25, 1923-July 3, 2015Marguerite was born in Los Angeles and passed away in Reno, Nevada.Marguerite married her high school sweetheart, Robert Eberhard, in New York. Shortly after their marriage Robert Eberhard joined the navy and served his country on the USS Pampanito. The USS Pampanito is now a museum at pier 45 Fisherman¹s Wharf in San Francisco, CA.Marguerite and
Published: September 3, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Tahoe Transportation District recently appointed Russ Nygaard as transportation capital program manager to oversee the planning, design and execution of the agency’s capital projects.With 26 years engineering experience in transportation and bridge projects, Nygaard will assist with funding procurement and budget maintenance while ensuring all federal requirements are met and executed on schedule, according to
Published: September 3, 2015
LAKE TAHOE — The California Tahoe Conservancy and U.S. Forest Service are hosting open houses next week to present a land exchange concept that would help both agencies — according to them — manage their holdings in the Lake Tahoe Basin more efficiently.The proposal would transfer Forest Service urban lots to the CTC, while conveying some larger CTC parcels to
Published: September 3, 2015
I hope you’re not interested in this Law Review column. We write about family law – and marital wages following a separation by the husband and wife. Here’s the scoop.Separate/Community PropertyCalifornia law distinguishes between separate property of one spouse and community property of both spouses.The California Family Code (or as my brother called it, Unfamily law), recites that all property
Published: September 3, 2015
Living in a tourist-dependent economy, businesses in the Sierra Nevada are uniquely afflicted by climate change impacts. If we have no snow, that creates consequences that ripple through our economy.Shorter ski season and longer fire seasons means that hotels, resorts, restaurants and shops are less busy. Businesses here adjust by reducing seasonal workers, which adds strain on families. Sluggish sales
Published: September 3, 2015
John Elwyn Bugge peacefully passed away at his home in Incline Village, NV, into God’s home, July 12, 2015. He was comforted by his sons and their wives, Jon and Tina Bugge, Tim and Judy Bugge, daughter, Alexandra Bugge and sister, Mary Jane and husband Garry Wunderwald. In 1956, he graduated from Stanford University majoring in Geology. During his college
Published: September 3, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Beavers at Lake Tahoe are faring better than they were just a few years ago, thanks to the efforts of Sherry Guzzi and her posse of volunteers, collectively known as the Sierra Wildlife Coalition.As is the case with many people who become passionate defenders of wildlife, Sherry’s involvement began with the death of a beaver family that
Published: September 3, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Steve Pinkerton has met the necessary performance requirements during his first 16 months on the job as Incline Village General Improvement District’s general manager, according to his board of trustees.That decision was reached by trustee vote during the board’s Aug. 26 meeting, although a certain amount of waffling occurred prior to addressing Pinkerton’s public performance evaluation.Moments
Published: September 2, 2015
Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for Aug. 25 through Aug. 31.AUG. 25At 12:07 a.m., at the intersection of State Route 28 at Red Cedar Drive, deputies reported arresting a man for allegedly driving under the influence, following a traffic stop.A man was arrested around 8:39 am, after running a
Published: September 2, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Wildlife officials on Wednesday released a mother black bear and her cub into the Sierra wilderness, one day after they were accidentally trapped near a home in Crystal Bay.The six-year-old, 150-pound sow and her 30-pound male cub were trapped Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the Nevada Department of Wildlife.NDOW labeled it “a delicate situation”
Published: September 2, 2015
The Incline soccer teams kicked off their 2015 campaigns with four games apiece in the Howell Memorial Tournament at Galena this past Friday and Saturday.The girls finished with three ties and a loss. They played Elko, McQueen and Galena to 1-1 draws before falling in shootouts in each contest. They also lost 3-2 to Manogue, although Incline coach Tom Canino
Published: September 2, 2015
The Incline football team opened the season with a 57-7 nonleague loss at Portola on Friday.“It was not one of our better showings,” said Incline coach Scott Conn. “I thought we’d compete better than we did. That’s not to take anything away from Portola. They are big and well-coached. As it turns out, though, we have a lot of work
Published: September 2, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A woman who grew up at North Lake Tahoe intends to outrun cancer and wants others to join her in the race by putting one foot in front of the other — literally.Fueled by her own passion for running and her diagnosis, Devenney Leijon is helping put on a walk, run and stroll event this Saturday
Published: September 2, 2015
If we can believe the weatherman, Incline Village/Crystal Bay will see evening temperatures drop below 30 degrees this weekend. With colder temperatures and the kids back in school, it is a good time to reflect back on another great summer of recreation at IVGID.Our golf courses, tennis courts, play fields, beaches and rec center have been teeming with activity. I’m
Published: September 2, 2015
LAKE TAHOE — September is National Preparedness Month. We are encouraging everyone to participate in the theme, “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”Now is a great time to make an emergency communication plan for your family. This month, we hope that you will spend time together with your family and talk about how you will contact each other
Published: September 2, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Lake Tahoe School began its 18th year in Incline Village two weeks ago with significant enrollment growth.Opening this year with 154 students — a 15 percent increase over the last four years — the Pre-K through eighth grade independent school has attracted students locally and from among San Francisco Bay Area transplants.“We continue to gather inspired
Published: September 2, 2015
WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. — A second person has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Washoe County, health officials confirmed Tuesday.The individual, who lives in the Rosewood Lakes area of Reno, was hospitalized for several days with the neuroinvasive form of WNV, according to the Washoe County Health District.District Communications Manager Phil Ulibarri said the individual exhibited typical symptoms of
Published: September 2, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Sierra Nevada College is delighted to announce the book selections for the SNC Tahoe 2015 Community Read, a communal reading program that is open to the entire Lake Tahoe community.As SNC Tahoe continues to grow a vibrant literary and arts environment at Lake Tahoe, this year’s Community Read will feature books and graphic novels that present
Published: September 2, 2015
In 10 years, A Step Above’s Gary Grosjean has seen it all.From the market crash and recession that followed, through the great snow years and the current extreme drought, the founder of the region’s premiere home care and maintenance provider was able to establish and quickly grow a successful business by staying focused on core principles relating to always exceeding
Published: September 2, 2015
“Stocks will be volatile.” That’s a safe prediction that I often hear on CNBC. Recently, that prediction was right.At last week’s open, the Dow fell 1100 points, though some of those opening low prices (Dow stocks Apple at 92, Verizon at 38, JPMorgan at 50) didn’t reflect real trades and quickly rose. It reminded me of the flash crash several
Published: September 2, 2015
A Federal judge last week ordered the Revenooers to turn over the records of any requests from the White House that may have sought taxpayer private info in recent times.Judge Amy Berman Jackson said IRS cannot simply refuse on the basis of confidentiality laws.“This court questions whether Section 6103 (of the Internal Revenue Code) should or would shield records that
Published: September 2, 2015
“A more inclusive GOP?” That headline, in 1-and-a-half-inch letters bracketed by print-art elephants, ran in last Sunday’s edition of Northern Nevada’s largest daily newspaper, the Reno Gazette-Journal.It trumpeted a two-page story about Washoe County Republican leaders hosting a meet and greet at Reno’s historic Coney Island Restaurant to welcome members of the Log Cabin Republicans, an association of lesbian, gay,
Published: September 2, 2015
Can you imagine what the Sierra Nevada might look like if our nation hadn’t had the vision to set aside our national parks and forests? Would the Pacific Crest Trail experience be as dramatic and life-changing without its wilderness areas?Many of our public lands would not be what they are today without the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a
Published: September 2, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — If having a personal trainer at your fingertips, a winter chalet at Lake Tahoe or a Swedish masseuse on speed-dial is a sign you’re living the good life, it’s time to consider tacking a personal chef on to the list of obtainable indulgences.What was once considered a service afforded by a wealthy few is now cropping in
Published: September 2, 2015
On Thursday last, I was bequeathed the honor of welcoming 60 Fulbright Scholars to America. Lake Tahoe was their gateway to America before fanning out to their respective universities to engage their PhD studies.These gifted students came together in Tahoe City from 50 different countries, from Burkina Faso and Burma, to St. Lucia And Mongolia. These are the best and
Published: September 2, 2015
Welcome September. This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. Take time to get in some golf, enjoy a favorite hike or have a beach day. Happy holiday, and please be safe and keep Tahoe safe. Please, please get rid of trash and leave nothing outside for Tahoe bears to eat. They are very hungry right now and trash is
Published: September 2, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — I almost closed out summer last week with the pineapple barbecue sauce recipe — almost. We all know that this weekend is really the big send off, we just don’t like to talk about it.We all know about the Labor Day. We all know how this first Monday in September got its name: Everything is labor intensive.You
Published: September 2, 2015
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — While July’s gaming numbers were essentially flat statewide, the Carson Valley Area had a banner month, reporting a 10.35 percent increase in total win to $8.98 million.Game and Table win was up just 1.5 percent in the area, which includes valley portions of Douglas County as well as Carson City. But slot win was up $836,000
Published: September 2, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada unemployment finished the month of July a full percentage point lower than it was a year ago at 6.9 percent in raw totals.The Las Vegas and Reno reporting areas also saw a full percent decrease ending the month at 7 and 6.3 percent respectively while Carson City reported a nine-tenths decrease to 7.2 percent.Those numbers
Published: September 2, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Ol’ Blue Eyes will meet Big Blue at a North Lake Tahoe performance this weekend by the Reno Jazz Orchestra.The orchestra, featuring singer-songwriter Bobby Caldwell, will perform “Perfectly Frank” at Sand Harbor State Park on Saturday night. The performance will include plenty of Frank Sinatra classics.“Take a trip down memory lane with the Reno Jazz Orchestra
Published: September 2, 2015
In “No Escape,” Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson), his wife Annie (Lake Bell) and their two young daughters Lucy and Beeze (Sterling Jerins and Claire Geare) travel to an unstable, unnamed Southeast Asian nation and are caught up in a mob uprising that targets the country’s dictatorship and all foreigners, especially employees of the multinational conglomerate for which Jack works.Wilson and
Published: September 2, 2015
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — For many young families, outings include a day at the park or an occasional camping trip.Matthew and Kimberly Kinney, regular visitors to Lake Tahoe, took it one step further; they recently tackled the Tahoe Rim Trail with Thomas, their 1-year-old son.They began their hike July 18 in Tahoe City and finished 11 days, 11 hours later
Published: September 2, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Are you familiar with that little voice in your head that says, “I can’t do this” or “this is impossible”?Many of us have been colored by our thought patterns since childhood, and the way in which we talk to ourselves can be very negative and limiting.The good news is that in a learned behavior, there is an
Published: September 1, 2015
The Sierra Sun article “Scientists, locals partner to combat invasive species” (Aug. 26) gives a one-sided view of the recently released Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Implementation Plan.After the five acres of rubber mats that carpeted Emerald Bay in a failed effort to control Asian clams were rolled up and permanently stowed away, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency was left
Published: September 1, 2015
Contemplative Prayer class series starts ThursdayKings Beach United Methodist Church is offering a four class series on Contemplative Prayer, starting Thursday, Sept. 3. Please join the parish from 5-6 p.m. at the church at 8425 Dolly Varden Ave., Kings Beach. Call 530-546-2290 with questions. There is no fee for these classes.Labor Day fireworks Sunday at Gar WoodsThe annual Labor Day
Published: September 1, 2015
I have found that those days I fill with adventure and travel tend to be my best days. There is something so very liberating about stepping out into the unknown with no itinerary whatsoever. The fire sign known as Sagittarius would understand this statement quite well.The Archer, representation of Sagittarius, loves nothing more than freedom — freedom to think outside
Published: September 1, 2015
In general, most people believe that an event they experience, such as being given corrective feedback, is the sole reason for the emotions they experience following the event.For example, if you invite a friend over for dinner, and your friend is late arriving at your home, you may experience the emotion of anger.This emotional response may be due to the
Published: September 1, 2015
The Castle Peak 100K was the brain child of Truckee ultrarunner Peter Fain. Last Saturday, after years of planning, and with the help of Co-Race Director Helen Pelster and an entire team of volunteers, the inaugural event came off without a hitch.The course, designed by Fain, covers 62.5 miles of trail, gains over 11,000 feet of elevation, and is already
Published: September 1, 2015
The Truckee soccer team went 2-2 in the season-opening Howell Memorial Tournament at Galena this past Friday and Saturday.The defending Division I-A champs got off to a rocky start against their large-school opponents on Friday, as they lost 5-0 to Bishop Gorman and 4-1 to host Galena. Junior co-captain Manuel Sarabia scored Truckee’s one goal against Galena on a 25-yard
Published: September 1, 2015
The Truckee volleyball team began its season on a winning note Monday night, taking down visiting Galena in four sets, 25-15, 18-25, 25-18, 25-19, in a nonleague match.Anais Fay and Maia Dvoracek tallied 13 kills apiece to lead the Wolverines’ offensive attack. Fay, who had eight kills in the first set, also recorded a team-high 15 digs and four service
Published: September 1, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Drenched with raw imagery, bright colors and the spiritual essence of the Sierra’s natural world, apparel label People of Tahoe is cut from a wildly creative and distinctly local cloth.North Lake Tahoe natives Cody Lieberman and Alec Griffith are the masterminds behind the People of Tahoe brand, which embodies a naturalist-meets-spiritualist essence, while capturing what it
Published: September 1, 2015
Aren Saltiel, a staff member of Ward-Young Architecture and Planning, recently became licensed with the California Architects Board.Saltiel received his license after satisfying the licensing requirements that include a combined total of eight years of post secondary education and work experience under direct supervision of a licensed architect, as well as successful completion of both the Architect Registration Examinations and
Published: September 1, 2015
Stock markets were spooked recently by news that the Chinese economy is slowing and that they had decided to devalue their currency, the yuan.China is the world’s number two economy with a GDP of about $11.2 trillion dollars. By comparison, the GDP of the United States, the globe’s number one economic power, is about $18.1 trillion dollars.Other leading countries lag
Published: September 1, 2015
Let’s be clear about one thing. We all love camping.But we all have a shared responsibility to carefully assess any major new proposal, from campgrounds to casinos, to make sure they don’t threaten the Tahoe Basin and the lake itself.That’s why we wanted to engage the Tahoe community when we saw a proposal to locate an enormous 120-acre resort camping
Published: September 1, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Wildlife officials have trapped a mother bear and her cub at Lake Tahoe, but rather than killing them, the bruins will be released in the mountains because they weren’t deemed a threat to public safety.The six-year-old sow and her male cub were trapped Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Crystal Bay along the North Shore, according to a
Published: September 1, 2015
As the new school year begins, we feel the excitement and anticipation of children and families: new teachers, new subjects, and new social opportunities await.This anticipation often heightens for kindergarteners and their parents. New kindergarteners leave home and the familiarity of preschools for the big world of K-five.Coping with this transition can be a challenge for many children. Social-emotional and
Published: September 1, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week’s question: What does Labor Day mean to you?Here are this week’s responses, as asked Tuesday in Truckee:Erin Lind, housekeeping, of Truckee: “(It’s) an extra day of rest.”Cyndi LaCornu, business owner and dental assistant, of Truckee: “Equality in the workplace.”Ben Wolcott, juice maker, of Truckee: “This year it means Billy Joel at the San Francisco Giants
Published: September 1, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week marks the beginning of a partnership to transfer animal shelter services for the greater Truckee-North Tahoe region under one roof.A 30-year lease and operating agreement for the town of Truckee to provide service for the eastern portion of Placer County takes effect Sept. 1.As a result, animals in the county’s Tahoe Vista shelter will be
Published: August 31, 2015
TAHOE CITY — Suiting up and taking the field Saturday was a victory in itself for the North Tahoe football team.After being forced to cancel their 2014 season with not enough players, the Lakers returned to the gridiron for the first time since 2013 in an 8-man game against visiting Excel Christian.While the Warriors held off a late charge by
Published: August 31, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Based on public feedback, the proposed demolition of two dilapidated bridges east of Truckee has been scrapped for an alternative that would retain the overpasses.The deteriorating Hirschdale Road bridges — one that spans the Truckee River and the other over Union Pacific Railroad — are planned to be retrofitted to address their seismic and structural deficiencies.“We think
Published: August 31, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — You know how it goes: That moment as the water in the toilet rises beyond its normal level, and the panic fills your heart just as quickly.And then in a calamitous crescendo, it spills onto the bathroom floor.Now, what happens when the reason for that clog had nothing to do with you, but is the result
Published: August 31, 2015
Ready to watch a streamed movie but don’t have a Netflix account? If you use the Truckee Library and have a Nevada County Library card, you don’t need to have any streaming video accounts or pay a cent to stream award-winning feature films, documentaries and shorts, with indieflix.indieflix offers thousands of independently-produced films, from over 50 countries, with genres such
Published: August 31, 2015
“Tahoe Forest Hospital is making wonderful strides.” Really?Tahoe Forest Health District Board Chair Karen Sessler, in her guest column last week, is sounding like she is trying to convince the community that the hospital is making “wonderful” changes for the benefit of the community. I am not convinced — maybe you shouldn’t be either.She claims only (my word) 4 percent
Published: August 31, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Aug. 24-30 at www.sierrasun.com.1. Man arrested after allegedly shooting gun near gated Truckee neighborhoodAuthorities on Aug. 25 arrested 34-year-old Fredrick Santos Coy, of Reno, after he allegedly fired a handgun in the air and started a small brushfire near The Meadows gated community in Truckee near Glenshire.At no
Published: August 31, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Authorities are investigating a pair of church vandalism incidents that occurred overnight Saturday, the latest in a trend of destructive crimes at a North Lake Tahoe community’s places of worship.The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic church at 701 Mt. Rose Highway and The Village Church, a Presbyterian church at 736 McCourry Blvd., both in Incline Village,
Published: August 30, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Sept. 12 Tahoe Sierra Century is a fundraiser for the North Tahoe Middle and High school bands, run by the local FAN club.This year, a community volunteer and music advocate launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise another few thousand dollars specifically for the North Tahoe High School Jazz Band.If the campaign is funded, Ken Gracey
Published: August 30, 2015
Welcome to your senior year, class of 2016. It is a really great time of year with so many things to look forward to before graduation.It is also a bittersweet year. Many of you will be heading off to college and leaving behind parents, pets, siblings (although this might not be so bittersweet) and even close friends, to embark on
Published: August 30, 2015
Volunteers have stepped up to adopt and maintain the decorative gateway signs installed recently along the three Nevada highways leading into the Lake Tahoe Basin.The gateway signs read, “Entering the Lake Tahoe Watershed ­— Help Protect It!”They are meant to remind the millions of people who visit Tahoe each year they are entering a special place and share a duty
Published: August 30, 2015
TRUCKEE — The Wolverines found out Friday night what the Division III is soon to learn — Yerington is legit.In the first-ever night game at Surprise Stadium, the visiting Lions took advantage of five Truckee turnovers in the first half and withstood a second-half comeback to hand the Wolverines a 40-28, season-opening loss.“We’re a young team, and we made young
Published: August 30, 2015
NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — While out walking in the countryside, avid outdoorsman and District 5 Nevada County Supervisor Richard Anderson wondered about the feasibility of hiking to Nevada City from his home town of Truckee, tent camping all along the way.A few email exchanges and a glance at a trails map told him it was possible to hike or ride
Published: August 30, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A proposed treatment plant to address water supply and quality concerns for portions of the West Shore would have no significant environmental impacts, so long as appropriate countermeasures are taken.This conclusion comes from an initial environmental study released in August that studied 18 areas of interest, ranging from agricultural and forestry resources to hydrology.Of those areas
Published: August 30, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Citing numerous environmental concerns for Olympic Valley and the greater Tahoe-Truckee region, members of public are requesting the proposed Village at Squaw Valley development either be rejected or further scaled down.That was a common opinion among the 315 individual comment letters from locals and visitors received by Placer County on the project’s draft Environmental Impact Report.“It
Published: August 24, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Authorities on Wednesday arrested a Reno man after he allegedly fired a handgun in the air and started a small brushfire near a gated Truckee community.According to the Truckee Police Department, officers responded late Wednesday morning to The Meadows neighboorhood in eastern Truckee, just outside the Glenshire subdivision, to reports of a man with a gun walking
Published: August 26, 2015
STATELINE, Nev. — For the second time this week, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has killed a black bear deemed a threat to public safety at Lake Tahoe, officials said.A yearling female bear, about 18 months old, was trapped during the evening hours between Thursday night and Friday morning in the Kingsbury area of Douglas County, near the lake’s South
Published: August 29, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s still not entirely clear how it got there in the first place, but area scientists and residents have just about had it with the ever-increasing spread of an invasive plant that’s taken root along the Truckee River.Eurasian watermilfoil, a plant native to areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa, has had widespread impact in North America
Published: August 28, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The 2015 Ironman Lake Tahoe triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20, when more than 2,500 athletes will attempt to conquer the demanding feat.It begins with a 2.4-mile swim at Kings Beach in Lake Tahoe, followed by a 112-mile bike trip with a two-loop circuit traveling from Kings Beach, Truckee and over Brockway Summit, before finishing at
Published: August 28, 2015
RENO, Nev. — The first major historical art survey of Lake Tahoe and Donner Pass takes an ambitious trip through two centuries, highlighting the roles of Native Americans and railroad barons and the tourists and scientists trying to halt the loss of clarity in the azure waters.“Tahoe: A Visual History” opened last weekend at the Nevada Museum of Art, marking
Published: August 28, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Beginners and intermediate mountain bikers will have an extra incentive to get out on Lake Tahoe’s Flume Trail this weekend.Lake Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Trail Ride, an inaugural supported trail ride on the scenic East Shore trail, takes place Saturday and concludes with a party at Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline Village. The ride includes 14 miles
Published: August 28, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Below is a selection of incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for July 16-31, as provided to the Sierra Sun by PCSO officials.July 23Following an attempt to pull over a driver for allegedly speeding, deputies report a long pursuit starting around 1:45 a.m. near the 8700 block of Brook Avenue in Kings Beach,
Published: August 28, 2015
What a difference a year can make.Last year at this time, North Tahoe football coach Scott Everist was digesting the unfortunate news that the Lakers did not have enough players to field a team.Now, after a one-year hiatus, Everist and staff could not be more excited about the future of the program, which returns to the gridiron with robust numbers
Published: August 27, 2015
The second annual Steve “Rocker” Anderson Memorial Skatepark Gromtest on Aug. 16 was a huge success, raising more than $2,500 toward the new “Rocker Memorial” skatepark in Truckee.The contest featured 51 competitors from the greater Truckee/Tahoe area and from as far away as Sacramento and Reno, which was up from the 35 skaters and $1,500 raised in the inaugural event.Local
Published: August 27, 2015
The Truckee football team is set to kick off its 2015 campaign with its first-ever home game under Friday night lights.The contest, against two-time defending Division III state champion Yerington, begins at 7 p.m. and will be made possible with the help of 30-foot-tall portable lights hauled into Surprise Stadium. Truckee typically hosts games on Saturday afternoons. “The kids are
Published: August 27, 2015
1. Lake Tahoe Full Moon HikeEnjoy an evening at Van Sickle Bi-State Park watching the sunset and the moon rise. The hike begins by traveling uphill through the historic park to watch as the moon rises from the East over Daggett Summit and passes over onto the Carson Range.Where: Van Sickle Bi-State ParkWhen: 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29Cost: Free; register
Published: August 27, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s press log for Aug. 11-18, along with previously unreported incidents.Aug. 11Officers from TPD and the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an off-highway vehicle collision around 5:15 p.m., in which moderate to major injuries were reported, according to police.Aug. 12Following a complaint placed around 2:51 p.m.,
Published: August 27, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — No one was hurt in a Wednesday afternoon fire that broke out in a Tahoe City campground and was quickly extinguished.The North Tahoe Fire Protection District was dispatched at about 5 p.m. to the Lake Forest Campground off Highway 28 on Lake Forest Road, said spokesman Dave Zaski.When crews arrived, a parked boat was on fire,
Published: August 27, 2015
Shark finning is the practice of removing the fins from a living shark. The primary market for shark fins is to make shark fin soup, a traditional Chinese dish.Shark Fin LawsIn 2000, Congress prohibited shark finning, making it unlawful to remove the fins from a shark at sea, possess detached fins aboard fishing vessels or bring detached fins to shore.In
Published: August 27, 2015
TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — The memory of a fallen sheriff’s detective who held deep ties to Lake Tahoe and a fond love for baseball will forever have a place at home plate on the North Shore.More than 100 agency officials, family members and residents gathered Saturday at the North Tahoe Regional Park for the renaming of Ball Field No. 2
Published: August 27, 2015
Tahoe rests on the northern boundary of California’s Fourth Congressional District. At this moment, a catastrophic wildfire is raging in the King’s Canyon region on the southern boundary of this very same district. That fire has already consumed 78 square miles of national forests and as of this morning is only 17 percent contained.In this same district two years ago,
Published: August 27, 2015
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sierra Sun was informed Friday, Aug. 27, that event promoters had made the decision in early August to cancel the race.The Sun apologizes for any scheduling conflicts or inconveniences this may have caused.----------HOMEWOOD, Calif. — A first-of-its-kind, wedding-themed adventure race is coming to Lake Tahoe this weekend.The race at the West Shore Café and Inn and Homewood
Published: August 27, 2015
Competing with the perennial powers of the Division III North — Yerington, Pershing County and Battle Mountain — is no simple task. But the Incline football program is one step closer in 2015.For the first time in head coach Scott Conn’s four-year tenure, the Highlanders will start the season with both a varsity and junior varsity team.“Barring injuries, we’re hoping
Published: August 27, 2015
For the past four years Ben Snyder has donned Highlander green while thumping on his opposition. He’s adjusting well to a new color — Cardinal red.Incline’s 6-foot-4-inch, 240-pound All-State tight end has taken his game to the next level — or, more accurately, a whole handful of levels. For the past two and a half weeks Snyder has been banging shoulder
Published: August 27, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Do you often wake up at 3 a.m. with something heavy on your mind? Is someone or something in your life “driving you crazy”? Do you often feel disappointed, fearful or anxious? Do you worry what others think or fear what could happen? Do you get frustrated easily or loose your patience?Well, if you answered yes to
Published: August 27, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Community Theater is hosting a special family-themed concert at the outdoor Truckee Regional Park amphitheater this Friday, Aug. 28.Enjoy songs from many of your favorite Broadway shows sung by talented performers from Truckee, Tahoe, and Reno, including “My Fair Lady,” “South Pacific,” “Big River,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Bye, Bye
Published: August 27, 2015
Last month, the Tahoe Forest Hospital District Board of Directors voted unanimously to decrease the Measure C general obligation bond rate by 10 percent.Based on increases in assessed values provided by Placer and Nevada counties, the new rate per $100,000 of assessed values is $26.79 to cover the 2015-16 debt service requirement, according to a news release from the district.It
Published: August 27, 2015
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — The Crystal Bay Casino will play host to Oakland’s California Honeydrops this weekend, and the Bay Area band is likely to have some new music in tow when in treks to North Lake Tahoe.The group is set to release its latest album, “A River’s Invitation,” on Sept. 11, after which it will launch a full-scale U.S.
Published: August 27, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With their proximity to Lake Tahoe and access to scenery and fun, it would appear Incline Village residents are relatively happy with their beaches.That is not to say there isn’t room for improvement, however, according to survey results recently released by Incline Village General Improvement District officials.From July to August, district staff conducted weekday surveys in
Published: August 26, 2015
As we continue to enjoy the summer months and recreating outdoors, it’s always a good idea to review outdoor safety tips.Whether you’re camping, enjoying a campfire (in designated areas only), or hiking in the backcountry, there are many ways to make sure your experience is fun and safe.Consider the following safety tips when you are camping in the forest:1. Pack
Published: August 26, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — There’s still time to get on the course this summer, improve your game, and set yourself up for success for next season.You may think it’s not worth it at this point, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. If you want to be a better golfer, you should end the season strong and continue working
Published: August 26, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for Aug. 18-24.Aug. 20At 5:23 p.m., near the 100 block of Country Club Drive, deputies responded to an online report of past-tense grand larceny. A report was taken for the alleged loss of approximately $10,000 in jewelry, according to deputies.Aug.
Published: August 26, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Social media marketers love Instagram for its high engagement element and creative flair.Yet, the mobile only app makes it difficult for social media managers to engage and schedule posts ahead of time.There are a few apps on the market that allow you to schedule ahead of time, such as Latergram.me.Yet, the recent announcement from Hootsuite integrating
Published: August 26, 2015
The Senior Law Project of Nevada Legal Services will conduct a three-part legal education series in Incline Village this fall at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, located at 948 Incline Way.Attorneys from the Senior Law Project will present in both English and Spanish on Landlord/Tenant Law, Powers of Attorney/Advance Directives, and Simple Estate Planning.Each of the clinics is
Published: August 26, 2015
My January 22 article, “A murky outlook for stocks,” concluded that higher yielding preferred stocks were especially attractive.They still are, especially for those who don’t want to subject their portfolio to the volatility of the stock market. Today, that is most everybody.A preferred stock is a “hybrid” security with characteristics of both stocks and bonds. For example, preferreds represent ownership
Published: August 26, 2015
Washoe County Commissioner Chair Marsha Berkbigler recently appointed Andrew N. Wolf, a managing partner at Incline Law Group, to the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Citizen Advisory Board.Wolf is a real estate lawyer with extensive experience in land use, business and construction law who has practiced for more than 25 years in Incline Village.“I am excited to continue providing service to our
Published: August 26, 2015
Sandra Bland is dead, an alleged suicide during a third day of incarceration in a Texas jail after being pulled over for failure to signal a lane change.Over the last 50 years, as public mental health programs have been shuttered, the criminal justice system has incarcerated an increasing number of people with emotional and/or substance abuse issues either as a
Published: August 26, 2015
I was in a bad mood earlier this month when I went to the County Treasurer’s office to pay my property taxes. While waiting I scanned my tax bill to see which agencies got how much. I took some satisfaction seeing that the IVGID recreation fee remained unchanged from prior years and … wait a minute … here’s a line
Published: August 26, 2015
A recent decision of a district court in the District of Columbia agreed with the Revenooers, who actually revoked the tax-exempt status of a foundation because some of its activities resulted in extraordinary benefits (“private inurement,” to use the vernacular of the bureaucrats) to the entity’s founder’s family.Seems a decedent’s estate gave about $2.5 million to a foundation that had
Published: August 26, 2015

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