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TRUCKEE, Calif. — As a rule, I try to avoid getting recipes from chefs. This is not because I don’t want them — I do, I do! It is because inevitably they will either leave out an entire step in the process, assuming I, of course, know it (It is so obvious!) or they will use words like “chiffonade” (a
Published: May 27, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Sometimes at the farmers market, I come across purple, orange and even green cauliflower. I love the difference the color makes when cooking a summer dish; it adds a little extra pop of color to the meal. For this recipe I use orange cauliflower, also known as cheddar cauliflower. This beautifully colored vegetable is loaded
Published: May 27, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Community Theater will present the enormously popular Broadway musical comedy “Bye, Bye Birdie” at the Community Arts Center Auditorium in downtown Truckee this weekend and next weekend.On May 27-28 and June 3-4, the Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. Sunday matinees on May 29 and June 5 are at 2 PM. The director is
Published: May 27, 2016
Truckee High School’s jazz band wowed the audience at the first ever Gatsby Gala Fundraiser held at PlumpJack Squaw Valley on April 22.This inaugural event was a great success despite a heavy spring snowstorm. The band, under the leadership of Music Director Jesse Steele, delighted the crowd with many hours of entertaining dance music. Guests turned out in fabulous 1920s
Published: May 27, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Get your bike lights, and glow sticks ready; Tahoe Games Bike Nights are coming back to Lake Tahoe Golf Course.The On Course Events series returns to the golf course for a second year this Friday, May 27.The events feature riders taking to an approximately three-mile cross-country course spread out over the fairways, rough, sand traps
Published: May 27, 2016
John Sutcliffe has been a soldier, a ranchhand, an artist, an investor, a hotelier, restaurateur, raconteur and a winemaker. But one visit to his eponymous vineyard tucked into the farthest possible corner of Southwest Colorado proves that, above all else, he is a pioneer.Choosing to make wine a mile above sea level, in a water-starved canyon filled with sagebrush and
Published: May 27, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The 4th Annual Made In Tahoe Festival returns to the Village at Squaw Valley for Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday-Sunday, May 28-29.This one-of-a-kind event celebrates all things local and hosts a wide array of offerings that are made in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas.Local artisans, businesses, culinarians, organizations and entertainers will
Published: May 27, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes.Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches wide on the longest side) to snapshots@sierrasun.com with information about what’s going on in the photo,
Published: May 27, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Sierra Sun, in partnership with the Tahoe Daily Tribune, publishes a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have
Published: May 30, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — On Saturday, June 4, the Sierra State Parks Foundation will host the second annual fundraising gala, “A Night at the Museum: Celebrating the Pioneer Experience.”The evening at the new Donner Memorial Visitor Center will kick off the fundraising efforts to restore the 98 year-old Donner Pioneer Monument. Starting at 6 p.m., guests will enjoy a night filled
Published: May 30, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival is flying into its fifth year with family filled activities and full-throttle fun.Admission and parking are free. Mark your calendars for July 9 to experience the festival’s theme “Space, Science and Beyond,” an exploration into STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.Keeping with this year’s theme, the air show’s Grand
Published: May 30, 2016
RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) started construction to enhance the State Route 431 Mt. Rose Highway truck escape ramp in the beginning of May. For the safety of drivers, semi-trucks headed westbound on the highway are prohibited during construction. Q&D, a Sparks-based construction company, is converting the rock ramp to asphalt and installing a series of
Published: May 23, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Local registered voters will cast votes in the June 7 primary for the two-person race for Placer County District 5 supervisor.Incumbent Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery, a Democrat, is seeking a third consecutive term. She is challenged by Auburn resident Michael Babich, a Republican. The winner in the primary will take the seat; there will be no general
Published: May 24, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Police Department has added a new electric motorcycle to the fleet.In an effort to utilize alternatively powered vehicles, reduce emissions and noise pollution that disturb the natural beauty of our mountain environment, it was decided the “Zero Motorcycle was” a perfect fit.Santa Cruz-based Zero Motorcycles is a global leader in the electric motorcycle industry. The
Published: May 24, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Two months ago, while reading a book centered on generosity, Truckee resident Karen Sampson had an epiphany. “It just really stirred me,” Sampson said of the book “More Or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity” by Jeff Shinabarger. “In the book, there was a guy in Atlanta that did a bike project, and I was like,
Published: May 30, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Tahoe Adventure Company — which for years has led guided hiking, biking, kayaking and paddleboarding adventures around North Lake Tahoe — is bringing more fun opportunities to the north shore this summer.The company is running a mountain biking concession this summer and fall out of the Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area (Tahoe XC) facility in Tahoe City.Four
Published: May 27, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Despite one of the busiest events calendars in a long time, gaming win was down in April by 2.4 percent across the state of Nevada.Total win of $876.1 million equates to about $21.9 million less than April.Events in Southern Nevada included The Park from New York New York to the Monte Carlo, the opening of the
Published: May 30, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — “Snow equity.” It’s the term ski industry analysts have coined to refer to the strong correlation among snowfall, resulting media coverage and the impacts of both on visitation.If you stood in a Tahoe Basin resort lift line at any point this winter, you probably noticed a few more folks back on the slopes than in
Published: May 30, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Extra cyclists on the road over the next couple weeks won’t just be due to an outbreak of summer weather.The 11th annual Tahoe Bike Challenge begins Wednesday, June 1, and runs through June 14. The challenge encourages people around the lake to log their bike rides, whether they be for work, school or recreation.Three hundred-fourteen
Published: May 30, 2016
In some ways, millennials have a difficult time with finances. Student loan debt is ridiculously high. It’s tough to get a decent education without spending thousands and thousands of dollars.Millennials make less money than their parents did and are less likely to own a home than their parents. Millennial men today are more likely to live with their parents than
Published: May 30, 2016
Close your eyes. Picture Tahoe a few years from now, in a scenario where the best of all future plans have come to life. The lake is clear and blue. The beaches are clean. Our town centers are bustling with activity and thriving businesses. Visitors bike and walk around our communities, thrilled to enjoy the natural wonder of Tahoe without
Published: May 30, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Bike Truckee is a new bike rental business that recently opened in Downtown Truckee at 10121 Church St.Bike Truckee offers bike rentals on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. According to a news release, the business offers delivery and can accommodate large groups and special events.Comfort mountain bikes, kids bikes, trailers, tag-a-long bikes and mountain bikes are
Published: May 30, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association/CVB/Chamber and Tahoe Prosperity Center are coordinating business interviews throughout the North Tahoe region on June 8, 9 and 10.These short interviews will be an opportunity for businesses to inform the Tahoe Prosperity Center about current workforce challenges and other issues.The NLTRA/CVB/Chamber, the Tahoe City Public Utility District and Northstar and
Published: May 30, 2016
The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) recently announced that Tahoe Forest Health System has achieved designation as a Certified Healthcare District.As public agencies, California’s Healthcare Districts have well-defined legal obligations for conducting business in a transparent and responsible manner. To be designated as a Certified Healthcare District, a District must demonstrate compliance with Best Practices in Governance as defined
Published: May 30, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — An 11-year-old boy was arrested Sunday on suspicion of arson after police say he intentionally started a brush fire near a Truckee apartment complex.According to a Monday news release, officials with the Truckee Fire Protection District, Calfire and U.S. Forest Service responded at 7:35 p.m. Sunday to reports of a small brush fire spreading rapidly in the
Published: May 30, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Easing back into summer activities with proper reparation can help eliminate injury and ensure you get the most out of our beautiful Tahoe summers.Please join Incline Village Community Hospital Physical Therapist Ryan Solberg, MSPT, as he offers information specific to Lake Tahoe activities injury prevention.His free community health talk will take place Thursday, June 9, from
Published: May 30, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Illanta Wines (pronounced ‘Yahn-Ta’), a new boutique wine brand based in North Lake Tahoe, officially launched for business this spring with the debut of its first vintage.The business, located at 150 Alpine Meadows Road, was co-founded by Tahoe locals Jessica Stanley and Allison Yonto. It strives to create quality small-batch wine while also giving back to
Published: May 30, 2016
Feb. 23, 1959 — May 24, 2016Tia Krebs, 57, of Truckee, California, passed away Tuesday, May 24, following a courageous battle with cancer. Originally of Hudson, Ohio, she was a professional ski instructor with Northstar Resort for three years.Tia is survived by her husband, Robert Krebs of Truckee; her daughters, Emily Krebs of Cleveland, Ohio, and Olivia Krebs-Guerineau (Dylan) of
Published: May 30, 2016
It’s finally here! Now that Memorial Day is finished, we can all get down to the business of summer visitors.Of course we all love our summer visitors, but some of you might need to have some downtime after this first busy holiday to prepare for the coming groups of friends and relatives.Even the libraries are a bit quiet before gearing
Published: May 30, 2016
Squaw Valley is known for its world-class skiing and challenging terrain. It has the potential to also be known as one of the premier mountain destinations in the country‹, offering true four-season recreational opportunities and on-site accommodations for both visitors and some of its workforce.We live in a weather-dependent resort community, and we know visitation to North Lake Tahoe slows
Published: May 31, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — On Monday, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows commemorated Memorial Day with a $150,000 donation to the High Fives Foundation as part of the ski resort’s “Military to the Mountains” program.The program, a partnership among Squaw-Alpine, High Fives, Achieve Tahoe and Adaptive Training Foundation, hosts and trains injured veterans of the U.S. armed forces on the slopes of
Published: May 31, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — On May 19, roughly 20 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders appeared on the Truckee Elementary stage to play musical solos and duets on the clarinet, flute, piano and violin.These grade school pupils are participants in the Truckee Youth Music Program (TYMP), which pairs the young students with high school student teachers who share their knowledge and love of
Published: May 31, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week’s question: Are you looking forward to farmers market season at Truckee-Tahoe?Here are answers, as asked Friday in Truckee:Wendy Robinson, veterinarian, Tahoe City: “Oh yeah, definitely. I just love the fresh fruits and vegetables, getting it local … I love it.”Patrick Kelly, musician, Truckee: “Yeah, without a doubt. I just like the whole vibe; shopping outside,
Published: May 31, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — We live in a society where people are angry. They take out their anger on their spouse, their kids, their co-workers and especially on someone who has the gall to disagree with their opinion on whatever the topic of the moment is on social media.There are, however, people looking to break the cultural addiction to anger by
Published: May 31, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — A trio of community-wide clean-up days are scheduled for Saturday, June 4, in Truckee and across the North and West shores of Lake Tahoe.Truckee Day 2016 is a town-wide street clean up and civic-pride day, now in its 13th year. Check-in stations will open at 8 a.m. Saturday at several locations throughout Truckee.Arrive early to get your
Published: May 31, 2016
Parents’ Night OutParents’ Night Out will be held Friday, June 3, from 6-10 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Children ages birth through 12 years are welcome. A donation of $10 per child is asked for the evening (maximum of $20 per family per evening). Activities include: Bible story, craft, music and a movie. Please feed
Published: May 31, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Welcome to a new edition of “Chief’s Corner,” a feature that starting this week will also publish in the Sierra Sun, building off the long-running guest column of the same name that’s published the last couple years in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza.That article has been historically authored by the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District’s
Published: May 31, 2016
My family and I look at Lake Tahoe as our second home. As a longtime lover of the Tahoe area for the past 40 years, having worked over those years for Pacific Bell-SBC (now retired), installing and maintaining E911 systems from Grass Valley to Tahoe City and beyond, I was taken back by David Stepner’s opinion piece on April 4:
Published: May 31, 2016
Each day, we engage in many different relationships; those with family members, co-workers, friends, etc. Within our clinical practice, there is a question we ask every patient we treat for their anxiety condition — “Can you personify the relationship you have with your anxiety condition?”Our question is typically answered with a question — “Not sure what you mean, I guess
Published: May 31, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Dr. Barry C. Barmann, and his wife, Mary, will present an info-seminar entitled, “Anxiety: What Fuels Our Worry Engine?”The presentation will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, and 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at the Center for Anxiety & Chronic Worry, at 937 Tahoe Blvd. (Pine Ridge Plaza), Ste. 210 in Incline Village.According to
Published: May 31, 2016
Truckee-Donner Historical Society (TDHS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose MISSION is to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the aboriginal, natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical history of the Town of Truckee and surrounding area. Our VISION is to preserve and protect the history of Truckee.TDHS was founded in 1968 and designated a 501(c)(3) in 1971. All TDHS
Published: June 1, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — TTUSD’s Social Emotional Readiness Project, a pilot program focused on healthy emotional development of children birth to five, is wrapping up a very successful first year.Funded by First Five Nevada County, the project goal is to help children enter kindergarten with the solid emotional and behavioral foundation that research shows is crucial to their ability to learn
Published: June 1, 2016
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — Last week, JMA Ventures announced the acquisition of Homewood High & Dry Marina by a JMA Ventures investment affiliate and Somera Capital Management.As part of JMA Ventures’ long-term plan to create a world-class destination on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, the marina will round out the existing summer and winter offerings of Homewood Mountain Resort and
Published: June 1, 2016
Roxana Cabrera was a shy and nervous young woman in 2009 when she arrived for Adventure Risk Challenge’s (ARC) five-week summer course. As she left home, she remembers needing to “give (her parents) an enormous hug, which would last for 40 days.”During the course, Roxana was challenged to become a leader who navigated her classmates through the Desolation Wilderness, spoke
Published: June 1, 2016
I have said it many times, but Truckee is the best town, in the best state, in the best country in the known world! Examples:1. After 21 years at Tahoe Forest Hospital, my wife, Carol, tore a rotator cuff and was forced to retire because of the surgery and recovery time. Her fellow nurses, and Pastor Mike and the congregation
Published: June 1, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — After developing debilitating neck and shoulder pain, postural problems and nerve pain from years of exercising and playing Division I college soccer without adequate support, Squaw Valley resident and personal trainer Catherine Betts set out to create a new kind of sports bra.The result is the Betts Fit Sports Bra, which provides women with the ultimate
Published: June 1, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Roughly 30 Truckee and North Tahoe High School students recently experienced what it would be like to work as an orthopedic surgeon with the help of University of Nevada Medical School and Tahoe Forest Health System.The students who are enrolled in AP biology and human body systems classes were taken on a tour in mid-May of the
Published: June 1, 2016
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School invites district students and families to come together and celebrate an end to the school year on Friday, June 3, from 4-9 p.m. at the Northstar Skating Rink for the school’s annual Great Skate event.The third-annual Great Skate is a community-wide event that includes roller-skating, DJ music, raffle prizes and a silent auction.“We’re thrilled to bring
Published: June 1, 2016
Freddie Mac recently predicted that 2016 might be the best year for housing in a decade, considering that within most sectors, sales, construction and prices set to reach new recent highs.They base this on several factors, including mortgage rates, employment, household formation, rising home inventories and increasing prices.Second homes are not as rare as one might expect. In fact, more
Published: June 1, 2016
The recent incident where a bear trap was set by the Nevada Department of Wildlife in Incline Village is a reminder that all property owners need to be vigilant when it comes to securing their home or condo from the native wildlife.While the majority of the publicity and news articles are focused on issues concerning bears in search of food,
Published: June 1, 2016
Residential home sales contracts have a clause that addresses the condition of the property when escrow closes and occupancy is delivered.It is amazing to see the various misunderstandings of the standard addressed in the offers the parties sign. While it is simply stated in the contracts, there seems to be many interpretations when people move out of their homes.The two
Published: June 1, 2016
Snow plant season has arrived. The beautiful red plants are popping up all around the village. With the predicted high temps in the valley this coming weekend should be a busy time at Tahoe. And yes, it is time once again for the annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Tahoe on Sunday, June 5.There is still time to donate
Published: June 1, 2016
I was depressed upon reading Jim Clark’s column in the May 26th issue of the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, “How can Trump pillory Hillary?”The article was devoted to the subject of how Donald Trump could denigrate Hillary Clinton. I am not a Hillary supporter. If you recall, during the Clinton presidency, there was some issue regarding a client file missing
Published: June 1, 2016
Wow. I came across a letter the other day dated February 25, 1977, from Iva Toguri, aka Tokyo Rose.For those too young to have heard of Tokyo Rose, she was a personality on Radio Tokyo during World War II. She played popular American music and propagated propaganda that would make our presidential candidates look like preschoolers.She would sometimes tell her
Published: June 1, 2016
The 2016 Primary Election will soon be history. Let’s look ahead to this fall’s General Election.In November, the Washoe County School Board will ask voters to approve ballot proposition WC1, which would authorize a 7 percent increase in Washoe County’s sales tax rate to finance issuance of $781 million in County School Bonds.The money would be used to conduct repairs,
Published: June 1, 2016
One of the safest predictions on Wall Street is that the market will be volatile. You’ll never hear an analyst predict a calm and smooth market, nor an investment advisor (yours truly included).So as we enter summer, expect volatility, though not as volatile (please!) as a year ago. Here are my reasons:First, we’re seven years into a bull market in
Published: June 1, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — My neighbor Mikey has been feeding me all winter and it has not been pretty. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good cook — his cooking just doesn’t look good on me.Beginning in October of last year, he was dropping off incredible pastries, lemon bars and all manners of baked yummies that went right to my tummy
Published: June 1, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — In a given summer month, somewhere between 10.8 and 11.8 million visitor trips are made from one point to another within the Lake Tahoe Basin, according to new data recently released by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Tahoe Transportation District.Another 4.4 million trips are made by residents and commuters. To say there is
Published: June 1, 2016
Who speaks for the silent majority in Incline Village? Obviously not the current IVGID Board of Trustees, which was elected by the people of this village to protect and promote their interests.We need a Board of Trustees that first and foremost devotes its attention to preserve and enhance the high quality of life that people came here for.We need a
Published: June 1, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With the summer season nearing and temperatures rising, area law enforcement officials are reminding locals and visitors that parking areas for trailheads and other outdoor gathering places are tempting to vehicle burglars searching for unattended targets of opportunity.“I’ve said this over and over — don’t be an easy victim,” said Lt. Jeff Clark of the Washoe
Published: June 1, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Village Visitors Center is launching a new “Artist Loft,” featuring unique Tahoe art from regional artists in the disciplines of oil paintings, photography and bronze sculptures.Meet the creators — Rob Retting, Monika Piper Johnson and June Towill Brown — at an artist’s reception and ribbon cutting event on Friday, June 3, from 4-6 p.m.
Published: June 2, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — It’s been nearly four months since vandals severed the head and hands of a granite Virgin Mary statue in Kings Beach, the latest in a string of church vandalism crimes throughout North Lake Tahoe.While no new crimes have been reported since the Feb. 14 incident at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, local law enforcement
Published: June 2, 2016
The sophistry of downsizing as a concession from Tahoe developers to gain project approval is creating a broken system. Actually, downsizing is a backhanded acknowledgement that development at proposal scale is too much.It has become a tool that is supposed to leave stakeholders feeling better that the smaller project could have been worse (that is to say larger).Too often, the
Published: June 2, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Some women are intimidated to get into golf because they had a negative experience, or they think they might get laughed at, stared at, etc.The reality is that golf is more welcoming to women now than ever. Here are a few ways women can get started or more involved in golf this season at the Incline
Published: June 2, 2016
The sophistry of downsizing as a concession from Tahoe developers to gain project approval is creating a broken system. Actually, downsizing is a backhanded acknowledgement that development at proposal scale is too much.It has become a tool that is supposed to leave stakeholders feeling better that the smaller project could have been worse (that is to say larger).Too often, the
Published: June 2, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for May 25-31.May 25DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: In the 3000 block of Lakeshore Blvd., deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. Parties were separated and there was no further incident.WARRANT: In the 3000 block of Lakeshore Blvd., deputies made an
Published: June 2, 2016
“Endorsed By Those We Don’t Trust.”The above is a variant of the header of the endorsement ad run by Jason Guinasso, a candidate for Assembly District 26, as published on page 26 of the May 26 Bonanza.The top two on the list are establishment RINOs (our governor and lieutenant governor), who gave us the largest tax increase in the history
Published: June 2, 2016
Incline High School hosted a flag raising ceremony on Friday, May 27, honoring soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in honor of Memorial Day. The The school would like to give a special thanks to the Incline JROTC Highlander Battalion for conducting the flag ceremony, which was composed of 15 cadets. In addition, thanks to Cadet Lt. Col. Symone Dees,
Published: June 2, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The semifinalists for the national ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign include an impressive array of students who challenge themselves, high schools and community colleges that defy expectations and businesses committed to educational and career advancement for their employees and communities. A national selection committee composed of seven education and workforce leaders recently chose four semifinalists
Published: June 2, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — It’s been nearly four months since vandals severed the head and hands of a granite Virgin Mary statue in Kings Beach, the latest in a string of church vandalism crimes throughout North Lake Tahoe.While no new crimes have been reported since the Feb. 14 incident at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, local law enforcement
Published: June 2, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Whether you’re hungry for access to fresh, locally grown food on a weekday or weekend, the Truckee-Tahoe region has no shortage of options this summer season.In Truckee, there are two farmers markets, taking place Tuesdays and Sundays.The Truckee Community Farmers Market is launching its second season as a market on Sunday, June 5, in the Tri Counties
Published: May 31, 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.YOUR TAHOE WEEKEND: TOP TEN events you CAN’T missBelow are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10
Published: June 2, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Whether you spend the day roving through the Sierra Nevada forests, scaling towering cliffs at Donner Summit, or navigating the blue Lake Tahoe waters off Incline Beach — whatever your flavor of outdoor fun is — there’s a shared exercise at the end of (or even during) many people’s summer day: enjoying craft beer.With that in mind,
Published: June 2, 2016
Charles “Chuck” Pratt passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, May 29, 2016, after complications from cancer.He was born September 25, 1946, in Berkeley, California, although most of his youth was spent in Walnut Creek. He attended the Armstrong Business College then enrolled in the University of Reno for a semester, but that summer, found
Published: June 2, 2016
Given the number of mutants showing up in any “X-Men” film, the overflowing cast becomes the equivalent of superhero hoarding.Pity the poor critic, for whom, writing a coherent review presents an organizational nightmare. Having already grossed over $250 million during its opening days, the effort to help us out by keeping the story relatively simple, appears to be paying off.Under
Published: June 2, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — If the popularity of America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride reveals one thing, it’s that riding a bike around Lake Tahoe has widespread allure.The annual 72-mile ride celebrates 25 years in 2016. More than 3,300 amateur riders will take to the roadways around Lake Tahoe for a clockwise loop on Sunday, June 5.The event also includes
Published: June 2, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Prolonged drought, record high numbers of dead trees and upcoming warmer weather all add up to prime conditions for wildfire danger in California this year. Clearing property of dead or dying trees, and other fire fuel that has accumulated as a result of these conditions, is the best way to reduce fire hazards.Placer County Environmental Utilities
Published: June 3, 2016
Even as the primary season and nominations are all but secure, we are just now entering the political fray.California is entering our first wave of elections in what has already been a very busy election year. With key initiatives and a slew of candidates on everyone’s ballot, make sure you take the time to educate yourself before you cast your
Published: June 3, 2016
California is at the forefront of attempts to legalize physician aid-in-dying. For two decades, the Legislature has intermittently attempted to make it legal for doctors to aid in allowing their patients to die with dignity.Several terminally ill patients sued the State asking that their doctors be allowed to prescribe pills they could take to end their lives.The case Christy Lynne
Published: June 3, 2016
OK, so I know that I have been a bit heavy on the historical side of wine these past couple of months, but the 40th anniversary of what may well be the most important piece of wine writing in American history takes place this week, and I simply cannot let it pass without paying homage. So open up a Stag’s
Published: June 3, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Mountain Comfort Furnishings, a high-quality furniture and custom design showroom with branches in Truckee and Frisco, Colo. — marked its 30th anniversary in May 2016.The company is celebrating the anniversary by conducting a month-long 30-percent-off sale at both locations, with several promotions benefiting nonprofits.According to a news release, since its 1986 opening in Summit County, Colo., Mountain
Published: June 3, 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: June 3, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Sierra Sun, in partnership with the Tahoe Daily Tribune, publishes a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have
Published: June 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A Maryland-based company is looking at the old Barsell Property in Truckee to potentially build a hotel and an affordable housing development.Triumph Development will hold an open house on Monday, June 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Moody’s Bistro in downtown Truckee to share its proposal for the vacant 10.3-acre site at the Interstate 80/Donner Pass Road interchange
Published: June 2, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Michael Candelario, a former owner of the Lake Tahoe Brewing Company, turned himself into the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning.Detectives were searching for Candelario, 33, after he failed to appear for his court hearing earlier this month, prompting the court to issue two felony warrants for his arrest.The former businessman — who had plans to
Published: June 2, 2016
STATELINE, Nev. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Marine 7 received its first call not long after its maiden voyage for the 2016 season.On Monday at 1:30 p.m., Marine 7 was on routine patrol and noticed a Jet Ski stopped about a 1/8 of a mile off the shore of Nevada Beach, near Lake Tahoe’s South Shore, officials said.When they
Published: June 3, 2016
Designing with mirrors is not new. “Our ancient ancestors fashioned mirrors from polished stones as early as 4000 B.C.; (but) it wasn’t until the first century that the Romans introduced a very rudimentary mirror made of glass,“ writes Bill Rau of M.S. Rau Antiques.Historically, “the early church viewed the mirror as a symbol of sin and vanity and it was
Published: June 6, 2016
RENO, Nev. — Rising pet health care costs and advances in veterinary services mean treatment for unexpected illness or injury could cost 70 percent more than it would have five years ago, according to Healthy Paws Pet Insurance’s website. Embrace Pet Insurance’s site, meanwhile, explains that veterinary fees increased 85 percent between January 2000 and December 2011. During that same
Published: June 6, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Excessive speed played a factor in a single-vehicle crash that killed two Reno teenagers Friday night on Highway 267 between Lake Tahoe and Truckee, officials said.According to a Monday morning statement from the California Highway Patrol, a 15-year-old male from Reno was illegally driving a 1995 Jeep Cherokee northbound on 267, north of the Northstar California intersection
Published: June 6, 2016
Have you ever walked into a room that seemed to tilt to one side even though the floor was perfectly level? Having had the opportunity to work with many, many clients through the years, I’ve seen this situation often.The problem is simply one of visual weight. Did you know that your eyes assign greater weight to objects that are large
Published: June 6, 2016
Will Rogers had some unique insight into stock investing when he said, “Don’t gamble, take all of your savings and buy a good stock, hold it until it goes up, then sell it. If it don’t go up, don’t buy it.”That’s great advice — just never buy stocks that don’t go up and you’ll never have a loss, quite simple.If
Published: June 6, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — While an exact groundbreaking date remains uncertain, a multimillion-dollar project designed to reduce traffic congestion in Tahoe City is slated to rev up after the Fourth of July.The Highway 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project consists of replacing the aging Fanny Bridge with a new two-lane bridge over the Truckee River, realigning Highway 89 and installing three
Published: June 6, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Emergency crews air-lifted a 33-year-old woman Friday from the rugged Sierra Nevada near Donner Summit after she fell while rock climbing.According to a news release, the Truckee woman fell Friday while attempting to scale Snowshed Wall, suffering major injuries. California Highway Patrol officials had to extract the climber via helicopter, with help from the Truckee Fire Protection
Published: June 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The town of Truckee, in partnership with the Sierra Business Council, is introducing a program through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that is expected to provide affordable and flexible financing and technical assistance workshops to eligible residents and businesses of Truckee.Federal CDBG programs are designed to stimulate economic growth and improve the living conditions of residents
Published: June 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A local favorite kick-off to summer returns for its 13th year this weekend.The Truckee Duckee Derbee rubber duck race on the Truckee River at River Ranch Lodge raises funds for the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe, and includes music, barbecue, raffle, dog costume contest and more on Sunday, June 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.“This year we
Published: June 7, 2016
At the June 2 Squaw Valley Municipal Advisory Council presentation regarding the proposed Base to Base Gondola project to connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts, Sierra Watch Executive Director Tom Mooers made the comment that the Sierra crest is no place for the B2B Gondola.Please look around, Mr. Mooers. From Ward Peak in the south to Granite Chief in
Published: June 7, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Lake Tahoe is known around the world for its winters, but summer is the more popular time of year, and with good reason. Clear skies, warm weather and a seemingly limitless variety of outdoor pursuits are at everyone’s fingertips.The summer months are also filled with a host of entertainment options to go along with the great outdoors.
Published: June 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Two Truckee teenage brothers, Jacob and Nicholas Villaman — a.k.a. “Los Hermanos” — traveled all the way to Barcelona, Spain, to compete in the country’s largest international all hip hop dance competition.At ages 14 and 16, they competed in the adult pairs category against 30 other teams and took third place and received some of the highest
Published: June 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dr. Kim Bateman will present highlights from her new book, “Crossing the Owl’s Bridge: A Guide For Grieving People Who Still Love,” as part of this week’s Sierra College Insights.“Although we have to say goodbye to our material relationship, we are also being presented with a chance to say hello to a different type of relationship,” says
Published: June 7, 2016
Some students struggle to find reading material that they like. Everything is “boring.” Summer is a great time to encourage exploration of new genres.How about graphic novels (we used to call them comic books), Goosebumps (scary books), the Guinness Book of World Records (strange and fun), or a variety of magazines?Reading is reading. It need not be highbrow literature to
Published: June 7, 2016

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