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TRUCKEE, Calif. — One of the most exciting things about summer is getting the barbecue out of storage and grilling up your favorite meal.It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food and is a great summertime activity when socializing with family and friends.However, a grill placed too close to anything, or a grill without proper care, is a
Published: June 29, 2016
USN LCDR (Ret.) John Herbert “Jack” Schroeder was born January 26, 1935, in San Francisco, California, and passed away at his home in Incline Village, Nevada, on June 20, 2016, surrounded by his wife, Marianne, and their three children, Catherine, Michael, and Leslie.He grew up in the foothills near Sacramento, and had many happy memories of time spent at Lake
Published: June 29, 2016
In this election year we hear a lot about what is wrong with America. Financial channels inundate us with downbeat market news during what is the most unloved seven-year bull market ever.The analysts say what is happening in the real world shouldn’t be happening in theory. They point to much lower prices or even a bear market. Some prominent names
Published: June 29, 2016
Political commentators point to three factors that convinced Brits to vote to leave the European Union: 1. equity, 2. self-governance and 3. economics.Equity because three nations, Britain, France and Germany, have funded all of the EU’s costs including bailing out Greece, Italy and Portugal.Self-governance because the EU governing body in Brussels has made a series of major mistakes creating a
Published: June 29, 2016
Let’s say your child has committed a crime, been convicted, and is about to be sentenced. What should the judge do?Here’s what we know: In January 2015, two Stanford University graduate students on bicycle came upon what appeared to be a rape in progress behind a campus dumpster.One Brock Turner, a 19-year-old Stanford freshman and scholarship swim team member, was
Published: June 29, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Sierra Verde Home Design Center and its sister company, Sierra Land Investment, provide interior design, new construction and remodeling services in Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe and South Reno.In addition to furniture, flooring, lighting and accessories, the Sierra Verde showroom has a full gallery of Hunter Douglas window coverings, including customer favorites like Duette Honeycomb Shades,
Published: June 29, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Agriculture production is a huge contributor to the eco-catastrophe that is happening on the planet. We all need to eat, so I set on a path to try many different vegetables that could be started and grown at Lake Tahoe.I started trying some new ideas and I realize I had found some valuable information for
Published: June 29, 2016
Here it comes, America’s celebration! Tahoe is ready to celebrate America’s birthday with lots of Fourth of July activities. Please be safe and enjoy!The Demonstration Garden on the Sierra Nevada Campus hosts the class “Growing Fruits and Vegetables in our Tahoe Climate” from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7. For information, please contact Margaret Solomon at marg@775.net or call
Published: June 29, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — No, this is not déjà vu — although it is a bit ironic.Residents and visitors won’t find Marine 9 patrolling Lake Tahoe this Fourth of July Weekend, thanks to a recent incident involving the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office rescue boat taking on water.On June 16, a deputy checked on the Titan T280 Pilot aluminum boat while
Published: June 29, 2016
“Swim Smart, Swim Safe: know the dangers of cold water” is the message coming from agencies responsible for boating and water safety on Lake Tahoe.Drowning incidents from boating, paddling and swimming often share the same cause, “cold water shock,” an involuntary gasp reflex caused by sudden immersion in cold water.Swimmers and boaters suddenly exposed to the cold waters of Lake
Published: June 29, 2016
STATELINE, Nev. — In April, four orphaned bear cubs were rescued in Stateline on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore by Nevada Department of Wildlife and transferred to Animal Ark, Reno’s nonprofit wildlife refuge organization.They were relocated by NDOW after their 18-year-old mother was found dead, seemingly of old age.Now almost 6 months old, the cubs have settled into Animal Ark and
Published: June 29, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Incline Village locals Darin Talbot and Chris Talbot are launching Around Tahoe Tours this weekend.With their new adventure van and storefront in Incline Village, and partnership with Northstar California Transportation, Around Tahoe Tours will feature land-based tours around the lake and to Emerald Bay, as well as Virginia City and other area destinations from the North
Published: June 30, 2016
Incline Village resident Colleen Bolick recently opened a new boutique store in town, Coco Mac. Coco Mac features Colleen’s unique artisan jewelry creations, which highlight her passion for texture, color and harmony. The boutique also offers a curated selection of wearable art by other local artists, and antique furnishings. Coco Mac has been designing jewelry for over 10 years —
Published: June 30, 2016
The Tahoe-Nevada Chapter of the American Association of University Women installed its new slate of officers for the 2016-2017 year in an informal ceremony on June 20, 2016. The new slate is as follows:Debbie Nicholas: PresidentCarol DelCarlo: President-electCharlotte Curtis: Past PresidentCornelia Gould: TreasurerMarianne Mika: SecretaryTara Madden-Dent and Jane Dykstra: Program ChairsJudy Miller and Kelley Werner: Membership ChairsConnie Skidmore: ParliamentarianRobin Grean:
Published: June 30, 2016
With its heroic score, this “Independence Day” sequel is big, noisy and bursting at the seams. Though it invites you to gawk at its stupendous special effects, the overflowing cast is another matter.Because Earth is once again invaded by the same extraterrestrials, the story is close to that of the original “Independence Day.”Made 20 years after the first chapter’s release
Published: June 30, 2016
If you are traveling uphill on Country Club Drive above Highway 28 in Incline Village, the streets on your right that are carved into the mountainside (not including Ski Way and its offshoots) comprise the neighborhood that is generally referred to as the East Slope.The parcels on the East Slope provide some of the most spectacular views of Lake Tahoe
Published: June 30, 2016
Our kitchens have long been the center of our homes. Many of us have happy memories of the wonderful aromas we remember when our mothers were baking.And, since so much of our time is spent in our kitchens, it’s natural that when considering remodeling or redecorating this space, you would want your décor to be comforting and satisfying — just
Published: June 30, 2016
When you are asked by a nonprofit to contribute to their cause and good works, it is natural to assume your gift is tax deductible. The unfortunate truth is that sometimes it is not.Not every nonprofit is a charity; in fact, most nonprofits are not. Think of nonprofits like federal credit unions, civic leagues, fraternities, pension funds, chambers of commerce,
Published: June 30, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this Fourth of July 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. Truckee Hometown ParadeAn annual Fourth of July tradition, the Truckee Hometown Parade will meander
Published: June 30, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — At one of the recent Red, White and Tahoe Blue board meetings, a group of dedicated community members are talking about the state of this year’s events.Tim Callicrate, Incline Village resident and chairman of this year’s festival, gives a rundown about what makes the 10th anniversary of Red, White and Tahoe Blue so special. With the
Published: June 30, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — June 15-26 marked the 97th annual Reno Rodeo, Northern Nevada’s much beloved event. These 12 days of nonstop action were predicted to have an estimated economic impact of $57 million for the Washoe Valley, some of that likely trickling up to the Lake Tahoe area.Providing a variety of dangerous and exciting events including steer wrestling, women’s
Published: June 30, 2016
Building on its June “Go4Baroque” Summer MusicFest kickoff series, the Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with the “Toccata Bops” series featuring Best of Broadway, Opera, Pops and Patriotic selections.The first concert is on Sunday, July 3, at 7 p.m. on the Village Green in Incline Village, as part of the 10th annual Red, White and Tahoe
Published: June 30, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for June 14-20.June 14At 1:42 p.m., a Brockway Road resident reported unauthorized credit charges were made to the victim’s account.June 15At 11 a.m., officers investigated an incident involving a student who brought an airsoft gun to a local school.At 4:30 p.m., two American flags were
Published: June 30, 2016
Last week I had the honor of talking to a hundred or so superintendents of Nevada schools and high school principals at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.Of course we talked about the importance of education, and the fact that educators are having to teach non-cognitive skills now because those skills are not always being taught at home.I know first hand that teaching
Published: June 30, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — As Jon Cooper of the Lake Tahoe School would say, “If you had fun, you won!”Why do we play tennis or any sport? Some play for exercise, some love to compete, some love to be athletic and be able to “play well,” some love the social aspect of sports, and some play just for fun.But if
Published: June 30, 2016
Smoothies are a favorite meal on the go because they are an easy way to get your vitamins and nutrients all in one cup. I’ve been seeing beautiful images of smoothie bowls recently, and it seems like a great way to enjoy a smoothie when you have more time.I use a Vitamix for blending, which makes all the difference in
Published: July 1, 2016
With its heroic score, this “Independence Day” sequel is big, noisy and bursting at the seams. Though it invites you to gawk at its stupendous special effects, the overflowing cast is another matter.Because Earth is once again invaded by the same extraterrestrials, the story is close to that of the original “Independence Day.”Made 20 years after the first chapter’s release
Published: July 1, 2016
On Tuesday, July 5, hundreds of community members and visitors will gather at beaches around Lake Tahoe for one of the largest shoreline cleanup events of the year, organized by the League to Save Lake Tahoe.As has become the norm in previous years, after Lake Tahoe’s famous July 4th celebrations, the lake’s beaches are thrashed with trash, which can hurt
Published: July 1, 2016
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Fourth of July weekend is expected to be the busiest for travel in more than a decade in California.More than 4.9 million residents of the state are expected to travel at least 50 miles for the holiday weekend, the most since 2002, according to the latest American Automobile Association travel survey.The number of travelers in the
Published: July 1, 2016
Two lawsuits filed by employees, one against CVS Pharmacy and the other against JPMorgan Chase Bank, made it to the California Supreme Court.Both address when employers must provide seating for their employees. I’m not sure the answer is any clearer now that the Supreme Court has ruled.Two LawsuitsNykeya Kilby worked for eight months as a customer service representative for CVS
Published: July 1, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Every year, thousands of people flood the streets of downtown Truckee to witness an annual Fourth of July tradition: the Truckee Hometown Parade.Some are there at sun-up, with armfuls of lawn chairs in tow, carving out their surveying spot. Others will make their way downtown in the late morning, just as the red, white and blue floats
Published: June 29, 2016
It’s one of those lucky years when the calendar conspires to put the Fourth of July on a Monday. That means that once the weekend begins, you have three whole days for summer parties, summer naps and summer BBQs.It may be the best three-day weekend of the entire year as summer is the most indulgent of the seasons. So it
Published: July 1, 2016
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — There are few things better than the mountains in summer. The days are hot and sunny and the nights are cool. Lake Tahoe really comes alive in the summer months with various outdoor activities and special events.Among those events are the arts and crafts festivals by Pacific Fine Arts Festivals­, a series of outdoor art festivals in
Published: July 1, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — One of the best ways to see Lake Tahoe is by bike — or more specifically, by bike path.In summer months — especially for Fourth of July Weekend — Tahoe’s chaotic roads can back up with traffic, but the paved bike paths circumnavigating stretches of the lake’s shore offer a calmer, safer and more scenic way to
Published: July 1, 2016
With the recent shootings in Orlando, the attack this week on the Istanbul airport in Turkey and the attacks in Paris back in November, these acts of violence are all too common. They force us to think about our safety, and they unfortunately cause us to cast blame. It seems like just yesterday I penned a column about the Charlie
Published: July 1, 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 2, 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 3, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Finally, after several years of severe drought, the creeks in the Sierra are swiftly flowing again. This means we will have water to grow the crops we eat and keep our taps running — and, most beautifully, to cascade over granite walls to “ooh” and “ahh” us with amazing waterfalls.There is something about the sight and sound of
Published: July 3, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s that time again! As we move into the Fourth of July holiday weekend and what should be a great summer season, we at the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza are launching our annual Best Of North Lake Tahoe & Truckee contest.We have a community filled with great businesses, great people and great organizations. This
Published: June 30, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Back in 1980, Truckee resident Bill Palmer, then owner of Truckee’s first sporting goods store, Sun ’n Snow, had a witty idea for the Fourth of July parade.“I came up with this idea to do a drill team using our rental skis as a rifle and stuff,” Palmer said. “Just something different to do, and I thought
Published: July 2, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — If you’ve been wondering why westbound lanes of Interstate 80 have seemed overly backed up near Truckee’s agricultural inspection station the past several days, it’s due to increased enforcement from state officials looking for illegal fireworks.Earlier this month, Calfire led a multi-agency fireworks seizure operation across several days at the California Border Protection Station in Truckee, often
Published: June 28, 2016
LAKE TAHOE — AlertTahoe Fire Prevention System, a program that aids firefighters in responding to and preventing fires with camera technology, continues to expand.Last summer, eight fire cameras were stationed throughout the Tahoe Basin, and the number has now passed 10.More installations are planned this summer. Eventually, AlertTahoe staff hope to have 20 to 25 cameras in the region.“If someone
Published: July 4, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Facing a tough comparison with May 2015, Nevada’s gaming win fell 4.5 percent this May to $958 million.The comparison was difficult because this May had one less weekend than the same month a year ago, and there were several major events in Southern Nevada that brought in significant numbers of high rollers. The biggest of those
Published: July 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Days for Girls is a global network that helps girls gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene, vital health knowledge and income-generation opportunities.There are over 550 chapters working to provide hygiene kits so that girls will not miss 5 days of school per month during their periods. Sierra Expeditionary Learning School student Annika Naeve needed to do
Published: July 4, 2016
The Bookshelf store in Truckee is still here. I think many of you thought we closed this winter, as I have had people stop in who have told us they are happy they found us open; and the checker at Safeway was sure we were closed.We are still for sale, hoping for a buyer, but I will retire at the
Published: July 4, 2016
Join the delighted folks who use the libraries for summer reading, children’s and adult programs, free e-book and downloadable audiobook access, instructional and playful database access, and all the serious or recreational reading you desire, by getting yourself a library card.And, help your budget by avoiding payments to Amazon, iTunes or any vendor for reading—let the libraries provide you with
Published: July 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center in Truckee welcomes Thomas J. Semrad, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.Dr. Semrad joins Medical Director Laurence Heifetz, MD, FACP; Medical Oncologist and Hematologist Melissa Kaime, MD, FACP; Medical Oncologist and Hematologist Ahrin Koppel, MD; and Radiation Oncologist Daphne Palmer, MD, along with their team of
Published: July 4, 2016
Tahoe Forest Health System is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Dodd, MD, and Andrew Ringnes, MD, formerly of North Tahoe Orthopedics, are now part of Tahoe Forest MultiSpecialty Clinics, Orthopedics. Dr. Dodd, who specializes in orthopedic and total joint replacement surgery, including anterior approach hip replacement surgery, received his medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed
Published: July 4, 2016
Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Martis Valley are being used as a cash cow for Placer County at the life-threatening expense of residents, visitors and the lake.One day, a wind-blown wild fire will surely enter the Tahoe Basin. Where will you go ... how does anyone fleeing for their life realistically plan to get out of here if the North Shore
Published: July 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — On June 23, the Truckee Sanitary District held a ceremony dedicating the pedestrian bridge at the foot of East River Street in memory of former Board Director Robert W. “Doc” Affeldt, DDS.Affeldt, who served on the TSD Board continuously for 49 years, died Sept. 6, 2015, at the age of 90.A bronze plaque was unveiled at the
Published: July 4, 2016
I support the Village redevelopment at Squaw Valley 100%. I believe in the vision, the team and our community’s future.I have lived here and skied Squaw and Alpine since 1979! I have travelled all over the world and find that returning to the Tahoe area is a gift. It’s the best place to live and work and raise our daughter,
Published: July 5, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the U.S., with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year.Rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have risen by more than 700% in women 18-39 years old in the past few decades.Higher altitude means increased risk of sun-induced skin damage, since UV radiation exposure increases 4
Published: July 5, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Throughout the Regional Housing Study, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) and our partners often encountered the sentiment that a study is just a study.It is true, too many studies fail to end in strategy and change, yet, no true change has been implemented without the guidance of a study. The study’s importance lies in putting our attention
Published: July 5, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A new reporter joined the Sierra Sun and the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza this week.Amanda Rhoades is a Northern California native who recently graduated from San Diego State University where she studied journalism and political science.While she’s passionate about all aspects of community news, she has a special interest in matters that impact the environment.Rhoades will focus
Published: July 5, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A Truckee native died this past weekend from injuries suffered in a late-night fight downtown in June, which may lead to additional charges against the man suspected of assaulting him, officials said.According to a statement Tuesday from the Truckee Police Department, officers arrested Truckee resident Bryan Luke Sperlin, 24, on suspicion of felony assault after a “physical
Published: July 5, 2016
Fundraiser Thursday at VikingsholmA ”Conversation with History” fundraising evening at Vikingsholm on Lake Tahoe’s southwest shore is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, and includes a “behind the scenes” tour of The Castle and wine and hors d’oeuvres in the courtyard.Tickets are $65, with proceeds benefiting Sierra State Parks Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at SierraStateParks.org or by calling 530-583-9911. The
Published: July 5, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The July 12 Good Morning Truckee meeting will focus on regional transportation matters.Speakers will include Jaime Wright, executive director of the Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association; Will Garner, transit manager for Placer County; and Peter Kratz, deputy director, Placer County Department of Public Works.According to the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, topics to be discussed will
Published: July 5, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — On a sun-splashed Fourth of July, thousands of people donning red, white and blue — and dozens of dogs clad in colors to match — lined the streets of downtown Truckee for the annual Truckee Hometown Parade on Monday. The two-hour parade, featuring everything from a color guard to dance teams to decorative floats, meandered from the
Published: July 5, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The Placer County Planning Commission is likely to vote Thursday on the controversial Martis Valley West development project.The commission will meet for a special hearing at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The discussion on Martis Valley West is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.According to the meeting’s
Published: July 5, 2016
International exposure should be part of a well-diversified portfolio. Global stocks and bonds can be added to your investment mix to help spread risk. Foreign stocks are broken down into two broad categories, developed and emerging markets. Broad based index mutual funds are available and investors can also buy individual stocks which are known as ADRs, American Depository Receipts. One
Published: July 5, 2016
The Tahoe Fund is kicking off its 2016 fundraising season with the announcement of three new Signature Projects that will help improve outdoor recreation in the Basin while restoring Tahoe’s environment.The projects include a new overlook at Taylor Creek on the South Shore that aims to lower the potential of human/bear conflicts at the Basin’s most popular visitor center; a
Published: July 5, 2016
Summer at Lake Tahoe is traditionally the busiest time of year, and real estate sales in Incline Village and Crystal Bay continue to move along at a strong, steady pace.Overall sales of houses, condos and freestanding condos are slightly ahead of 2015 with moderately priced properties dominating the action.The chart with tis column shows year to date sales, but delving
Published: July 6, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Nearly 600 prospective purchasers and real estate professionals from across the American West made their way to Lake Tahoe the last week of June when Chase International rolled out the red carpet for its long-running, exclusive 20th annual luxury Tahoe estates tour.The June 23 tour was by invitation only, with attendees traveling around the lake to
Published: July 6, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Place-Based Marketing Initiative won the American Marketing Association’s Best Brand/Rebrand award on June 23 at the Reno Chapter’s ACE Awards ceremony.“This award recognizes the quality and results of a Truckee Brand process that would not have been possible without the funding, vision and commitment provided by the Truckee Tomorrow, Place-Based Marketing Public/Private Partners,” said Lynn
Published: July 6, 2016
ALPINE MEADOWS, Calif. — Achieve Tahoe held its 11th annual military summer sports camp the week of June 20 at North Lake Tahoe. The event took place over four days at various locations around the lake.Twenty-five wounded veterans and their guests attended the camp free of charge because of generous support from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, Warfighter
Published: July 6, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Forest Health System is pleased to present a new local television program, Mountain Health Today. Produced by Tahoe Forest Health System, this new show focuses on health and health care in Truckee and Lake Tahoe.“We felt there was a need to cover local health concerns and topics,” said Harry Weis, CEO of Tahoe Forest. “Mountain Health
Published: July 6, 2016
This is an open letter to Larry Sevison:Dear Larry, please listen to the people. As a member of Placer County’s Planning Commission, you’ll be asked at the July 7th commission meeting to weigh in on the fate of an iconic ridgeline above Carnelian Bay by recommending approval or denial of the huge Martis Valley West project to the Board of
Published: July 6, 2016
Squaw Valley Institute (SVI) was founded in 2002 as a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting our community through inspirational programming celebrating the arts, wellness, education and adventure.Our goal is to enrich our mountain culture and inspire uncommon conversations to effect innovative and authentic change for a stronger future.Since 2002, SVI has presented more than 100 unique programs to our
Published: July 6, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Liberty Utilities is pleased to announce the winners of its annual high school and community college scholarships for students living within the utility’s service territory.This is the fourth consecutive year that Liberty has provided these awards: South Tahoe High School: Kimberly Fisher Loyalton High School: Hayden KetchumColeville High School: Kiera ElamNorth Tahoe High School: Makenzie ClaussPortola High
Published: July 6, 2016
It is time for nonstop summer events and activities at Tahoe. Pick your events now as many sell out. The trails are now open too, with a few patches of snow around but go enjoy a hike in the woods. It is amazing out there!Saturday, July 9, is the AAUW’s annual Tahoe Treasures Tour. The self-guided tour features Incline homes
Published: July 6, 2016
LAKE TAHOE — Skunk Harbor sits tucked away on the East Shore, a picturesque alcove that strongly captures the scenery of Lake Tahoe.Accessible via a short hike from the highway, the harbor provides stunning views throughout the year — and offers an ideal spot to have a day at the beach during summer. IT’S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HEREStarting from the
Published: July 6, 2016
This is America, land of the free. I am in favor of freedom and the right to earn an income using your talent, resources and abilities.So I don’t write today to suggest that we start a legal fight to regulate Airbnb and VRBO in the Tahoe area. I will leave that up to those who enjoy those types of things.
Published: July 6, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for June 22 through July 4.June 22HIT AND RUN: In the area of Cross Bow and Eagle Dr., Deputies filed a report for a hit and run accident.June 23STOLEN PROPERTY: In the 200 block of Enterprise, Deputies filed a report
Published: July 6, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Fire season is in full swing, and with that we’d like to remind folks to pay attention to the weather conditions before outdoor recreating.Weather conditions play a very integral part in the daily planning and readiness level for fire agencies, especially in the summer months. They can also play an important part in your planning of
Published: July 6, 2016
This year’s Red, White and Tahoe Blue festival featured more than 45 family friendly events, with the Village Green as the event’s focal point all weekend long.Taking a “no fences” attitude this year, the RWTB staff was seen working throughout the holiday ensuring that everyone had a safe and fun time. Since a lot of the events were free this
Published: July 6, 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. California Craft Beer Summer SeriesSample an array of craft beers at the Resort at Squaw Creek’s California
Published: July 7, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Imagine sitting outdoors, appetite satisfied, watching a well-known Shakespearean play performed live by professional actors with Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada serving as a stunning backdrop. That image becomes a reality during the height of summer on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe — with this year being no exception.Celebrating its 44th season, the Lake
Published: July 6, 2016
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — In 2013, Crystal Bay Casino Manager Bill Wood was on vacation in New Orleans, soaking in the scene at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, when a friend introduced him to a few charitable locals.“Some of them were in the health care industry and some of them were chefs,” Wood said this week, “and they
Published: July 6, 2016
RENO, Nev. — This July, reserves of whole blood throughout United Blood Services service areas ranging from San Francisco to the west through Northern Nevada in the east, and the Oregon border south to Merced, are projected to be at least 4,700 pints below required inventory levels.That’s the equivalent of more than 14,000 lives that could be saved ­— forcing
Published: July 7, 2016
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Ladies know him as a soap opera superstar. Men remember his classic performance as Mike Barnes in Karate Kid: Part III.Now, Sean Kanan is sharing many hilarious stories about his blended family, crazy life and a career in entertainment that spanned over 25 years.Kanan will perform a 21-and-up comedy show Wednesday, July 13, at 8:30 p.m.
Published: July 7, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — This Sunday, July 10, the Tahoe Chamber Music Society is pleased to present its fourth concert of the 2016 season.The concert will feature cello sonatas by Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Erica Sipes will join cellist and Artistic Director Dr. Eileen Brownell in her premier performance at Lake Tahoe.Ms. Sipes is a graduate of the Eastman school of
Published: July 7, 2016
I’ve written about how the financial media often distract investors from their long-term goals. The Brexit sell-off and quick recovery provides another good example.Did you notice how reporters said people lost a lot in their 401Ks after the market fell, but failed to mention how much was gained when the market recovered? A casual observer would think you can only
Published: July 7, 2016
Traditionally, Incliners batten down the hatches, as it were, in anticipation for the 4th of July celebration. We expect hordes of tourists who flood “our” beaches, roads, shops, and waters. Big name bands, for which tickets have been sold, have added to the allure for the out-of-towners.How lovely it was to return to a much more genuine home town celebration
Published: July 7, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Incline Village Community Hospital is planning significant campus improvements over the next 18 months, aimed at enhanced patient services, building improvements and fire safety.The project is funded through community philanthropy and hospital operations.“We are committed to our role as the local community hospital and our partnership with the Incline Village, Crystal Bay, and North Tahoe communities,”
Published: July 7, 2016
Yes, the 4th of July holiday has passed and summer life in Incline Village is back to normal (or as normal as normal gets).Before we completely revert to normal, I want to thank our locals for putting together an incredible holiday weekend for all of our residents, property owners and guests.Our 4th of July partner, Red, White and Tahoe Blue,
Published: July 7, 2016
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Following a lively Fourth of July weekend, 330 community members and visitors gathered at nine beaches around Lake Tahoe to remove litter left behind on the Lake’s shoreline.It was the third consecutive year the effort was organized by the League to Save Lake Tahoe.“Community beach cleanups like these are a great way to educate people about
Published: July 7, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Here is a quick look at the top five content creation and curation tools I love — and the best part is they are all for free.Feedly: www.feedly.comFeedly is an awesome way to get your favorite blogs delivered to you in one dashboard. Organize your feeds by different topics for easier reading. It’s the easiest and
Published: July 7, 2016
McAvoy Layne’s recent “Pine Nuts” column in the Bonanza was headlined: “Forging a well-thought-of Republican party.”Layne (friends call him “Mac”), who is a dead ringer for Mark Twain, wrote: “As an independent voter I will continue to register as a Democrat until such time as we have open primaries.”Nevertheless. Mac wrote favorably of Speaker Paul Ryan and seven other GOP
Published: July 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for June 21-28.June 21At 2:50 p.m. on Pine Cone Road, a male wanted to report a verbal argument he had with his where she allegedly made vague threats against him and his father. Information report taken.At 8:50 p.m. on Sierra Drive, one female reported being
Published: July 7, 2016
Even though the Fourth of July is beyond us, we’re smack in the middle of summer grilling season and Lake Tahoe, and any good cookout starts with great food.This macaroni-and-cheese dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Not only is it delicious — it’s quick and easy. This recipe will serve 10 people as a side dish. If you are
Published: July 7, 2016
If you’re contemplating having a liposuction procedure, you may not want to read this Law Review. In any event, don’t go to Dr. Ehab Aly Mohamed, although that would be hard to do. You would have to visit him in state prison.‘Cutting Edge’ LiposuctionDr. Ehab Aly Mohamed was a board certified gynecologist who practiced cosmetic surgery out of his Encino
Published: July 7, 2016
Having arrived at the 7th Tier, I attribute my longevity to good morals, good luck, and Tabasco, mostly Tabasco. My first introduction to Tabasco was at the University of Oregon Student Union Cafe, where a fellow Duck turned to his girlfriend and laid down a gauntlet.“Let’s see who has the greatest pain threshold, McAvoy or me. I’ll start talking and
Published: July 8, 2016
Set in 1894, this Tarzan adaptation aims to be an historical drama while adhering to present day, politically correct standards. The film depicts the decimation of Congo people and resources in order to enrich the Belgian treasury. Although a worthy subject, it doesn’t easily fit into a swashbuckling romance.That’s right. No matter who is murdered or enslaved, this melodrama is
Published: July 8, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — More than 700 bird species breed in North America. The nesting and breeding habits vary dramatically between the different species, yet some aspects are similar.Birds undergo physiological changes as the days become longer, signaling the time to breed. Hormonal changes cause the internal testes of the male to swell to more than 1,000 times the normal
Published: July 8, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A two-night stay in the recently remodeled Sardine Fire Lookout is the first place prize in this year’s Tahoe National Forest photo contest.The contest, which runs until Sept. 30, is for photos taken in the Tahoe National Forest of such subjects as wilderness, wildlife, plants, recreation, rivers, lakes, lookouts and landscapes.Anyone can enter the contest, except for
Published: July 8, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The Village at Squaw Valley this weekend will welcome the return of the popular Art, Wine and Music Festival.The annual two-day Art, Wine & Music Festival (this year on Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10) features wine tasting from California wineries, three performance stages with live music, and restaurants, shops and walkways lined with fine art booths
Published: July 8, 2016
Dr. Andrew Whyman’s Opinion column in the July 1 edition of the Sierra Sun — “Did judge make right call in Stanford rape case?” — discusses the well-publicized rape case where the victim was a 22-year-old woman, and the rapist, Brock Turner, was a 19-year-old freshman at Stanford.Turner is a white male from a privileged family, who was attending Stanford
Published: July 8, 2016
I recently attended a wine symposium where there were any number of big-time sommeliers, winemakers and distributors. The esteemed group made presentations each day, and the recurring theme was “cool your wines down before drinking them.”Now this may be obvious to even novice drinkers. I mean, after all, who wants to drink warm wine? But to this group of professionals,
Published: July 8, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Thinning of trees for fuels reduction and forest health was scheduled to resume on Thursday, July 7, on roughly 178 acres of National Forest System lands on the northeast side of Highway 267, north of Lake Vista Road above Kings Beach and Tahoe Vista.Additionally, mechanical whole tree removal will take place off Forest Road 16N52 over
Published: July 9, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Every summer, local bears’ lives are at risk. People visit the Sierra Nevada without knowing proper ways to interact with wildlife — including leaving trash out or treating bears as pets — that increase animal reliance on human food.On June 23, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval declared July “Bear Logic” month, urging people to think like
Published: July 9, 2016

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