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The recent advertisement insert in the Jan. 7 North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Jan. 8 Sierra Sun misleads the public by understating the issues below and quaintly suggests this is an eco-friendly, seasonal campground that offers a beautiful experience in a natural setting in North lake Tahoe.Mountainside Partners (formerly East West Partners — developer for the also recently proposed 760-unit
Published: January 12, 2016
We tried to go skiing at Squaw this past Sunday, but after 2 hours into a 30-minute commute, we had to turn around. It was Jan. 9, and it should have been reasonably busy, but not gridlock.So are traffic jams on off-peak weekends the new normal for our area? Traffic was backed up from Squaw to Truckee. OK, so gas
Published: January 12, 2016
Daryl K. DeWalt, 78, of Bowling Green, Ohio, a longtime resident of Lake Tahoe, California, passed away, Wednesday, January 6, 2016, in Bowling Green. Daryl was born in Bowling Green, to the late Keith C. and Vivian (Aldrich) DeWalt. He married Linda Frodenberg on October 21, 1955 and she survives.Daryl was the Gatekeeper for Lake Tahoe’s City Dam, a job
Published: January 12, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Teachers and school administrators from throughout the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District submitted a record 115 grant applications to the Excellence in Education Foundation this fall. Out of those applications submitted, 69 were either fully or partially funded for a total of $130,241.The grant application process is open to teachers or administrator from any school in the
Published: January 12, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — For girls ages 10 to 18, creating one’s own world takes confidence, perseverance, humility and a role model.Kindred Art and Folk Institute’s Creative Empowerment Group, a group of young girls ages 10 to 18, will unleash their world of creativity during the artists’ first professional art reception on Friday, Jan. 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Coffeebar, 10120
Published: January 12, 2016
Four years ago, I was appointed the Chief Learning Officer by the TTUSD Board of Education. I continue to be grateful to be part of this amazing school district and community, and I am incredibly proud of all that we have accomplished together over the past four years. Our extremely dedicated group of educators and support staff give their all
Published: January 12, 2016
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our daughter Nichole.Nichole went to be with the Lord December 10th, 2015. She passed away after a four month struggle with complications from bacterial meningitis. We take much comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and is with our Lord in Heaven.Nichole was born in Mountain View, California on May
Published: January 12, 2016
Fourth quarter earnings reporting is just getting going. Alcoa Aluminum kicked off the earnings reporting season on Monday; traditionally they are the first company to report.Even though Alcoa’s report is considered to start the season, actually, 21 companies have already reported. Nineteen more companies will report this week. Other S&P companies will be reporting over the next few weeks. Earnings
Published: January 12, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Recent reports associating norovirus with illnesses at the Chipotle Restaurant in California and surrounding states have led regional environmental and public health departments to increase awareness through education of the public and food service industry.Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines), which leads to diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain. Norovirus
Published: January 12, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — This week’s question: How well are Tahoe-Truckee roads being cleared of snow this winter?Here are answers, as asked Monday in Kings Beach:Ken Viel, Realtor, Incline Village: “They seem to be doing pretty good. I’ve had no problem getting around.”Jean Gregg, daycare center employee, Kings Beach: “Not very well. You get a lot of slush, and to
Published: January 12, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — In 2015, a total of 6,355 wildfires burned across more than 300,000 acres in the state of California, according to Calfire. A year prior, roughly 4,300 wildfires spread through some 191,300 acres.This means that, in a one-year span, the state saw more than 2,000 additional wildfires and, subsequently, 100,000 more acres burn.With the number of wildfires in
Published: January 12, 2016
Northstar California hosted the third of seven stops on the new Burton Qualifiers traveling snowboard tour on Saturday. The event, dubbed the Bash at The Stash, took place in Northstar’s wooded terrain park on the 10th anniversary of the park’s opening. The event featured a 15 & Under and Open Division in a jam-style format, with riders given an hour
Published: January 12, 2016
FLACHAU, Austria — Veteran Resi Stiegler led the U.S. team in a night of firsts at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Tuesday, taking 15th. But under the lights, it was a pair of young U.S. Ski Team members who shined, with Lila Lapanja of Incline Village and Paula Moltzan scoring their first career World Cup points.Lapanja, who came
Published: January 12, 2016
Tahoe-Truckee Girl Scouts begin selling cookiesIt’s Girl Scout cookie time of year again, and to kick off the season of selling, Tahoe-Truckee girls recently attended the annual “Cookie Kickoff,” in which several Senior Girl Scouts gathered with more than 100 younger scouts to teach them skills such as customer service, selling, goal setting and handling cash transaction.Pre-sales for cookies began on
Published: January 12, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Family Resource Center of Truckee (FRCoT) promotes social and economic success in your community by providing education, mobilizing resources and advocating for change. Since its inception in 2001, the FRCoT has been a primary point-of-contact for Truckee families seeking to improve their lives.Annually, we serve more than 1,000 local families through the following programs:Tahoe-Truckee Mediation &
Published: January 12, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Sierra Avalanche Center, a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has hired a new forecaster and a new avalanche observer thanks to the support of donors, sponsors and members.The avalanche center now employs three full-time avalanche forecasters and two part-time avalanche observers, which allows the center to provide more frequent observations from
Published: January 12, 2016
This January, our country will celebrate the 15th annual National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring programs to connect our community’s young people with caring adults.In real life, who do you turn to? Nine million kids in America are growing up without
Published: January 13, 2016
Anxiety is a good thing — in the right dosage. If anxiety came in a pill format, we would recommend that everyone make it part of a daily vitamin routine.We need anxiety in our lives; it serves an important purpose. Within our private practice, we’re accustomed to teaching our patients a set of skills directed at “thinking about how they
Published: January 13, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — State transportation officials will be working at key Highway 28 intersections through the end of this week, and some traffic impacts are expected.The highway will be periodically reduced to a single lane in areas of County Club Drive and Northwood Boulevard in Incline Village between roughly 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. through Friday, with flaggers alternating
Published: January 13, 2016
The recent market swoon is giving robo-advisers their first test. One headline said that robo-advisers were “unphased” by the stock selling. I wonder if their clients were unphased as well. A robo-adviser is an online wealth management service that provides automated algorithm-based portfolio management. They are designed to work in conjunction with, or even replace, investment advisers like me.The four
Published: January 13, 2016
Full disclosure: If, hypothetically, the choice of the 2016 GOP presidential and vice presidential candidates were left solely to me, my choices would be Marco Rubio and John Kasich.Why? Because that’s the duo Democrats fear the most; both are popular in their critical swing states of Florida and Ohio, and winning the White House is what it’s all about.However, it’s
Published: January 13, 2016
Seems the Revenooers plan to go silent – they just don’t want to talk to you anymore.The National Taxpayer Advocate, in her recent report to Congress, notes that for the past year and a half, IRS has devoted significant resources to creating a “future state” plan which details how the agency will operate in five years.The plan is explained and
Published: January 13, 2016
Three Incline High School alumni will be inducted into the school’s basketball Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony at the varsity boys game against Yerington on Friday. A fundraising Hall of Fame dinner will follow at the Chateau at Incline Village on Saturday, with a cocktail hour starting at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6. Denise Jezycki, class of
Published: January 13, 2016
Cases of heroin use, abuse, addiction and deaths are increasing. Public awareness is growing as this tragedy has oozed out of the inner city and into middle-class, white, suburbia and the countryside.Northern New England discovered a “mind boggling” and “alarming” rise in heroin related deaths. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin found a Œ”full-blown heroin crisis.”Heroin and opiate use increased in Southern
Published: January 13, 2016
I have been a full time Incline resident since 2006. I retired from a 43-year career in high tech (most recently with HP, Visa International and others) in 2012.I have been active in the community, in particular as relates to the Diamond Peak Master Plan and Ordinance 7. On another issue, IVGID sought me out for my technical expertise regarding
Published: January 13, 2016
In my profession, it’s critical that I not engage with folks who are simply trying to start an argument.Usually, I’m reasonably successful in such endeavors, having learned a long time ago that (1) such situations never lead to any true dialogue or resolution, and (2) students frequently are watching. I shouldn’t tell them to ignore quarrelsome people if I don’t
Published: January 13, 2016
I am hoping that the snow machine will work again this week as promised. It is one thing we can never have too much of at Tahoe. And yes, the football madness continues as we get ready for the Super Bowl. People wandering around the village with frozen expressions are just Vikings fans. Tell them about Ullr Fest and they
Published: January 13, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Having outgrown its existing location due to popularity among locals and visitors, Truckee’s KidZone Museum is looking at constructing a larger building to accommodate increased visitation.Since 2002, KidZone has occupied a 3,000-square-foot structure at 11711 Donner Pass Road, between Truckee High School and the Family Resource Center of Truckee, providing children a place to learn through creative
Published: January 13, 2016
The other day my nephew came home from kindergarten raving about his school snack of the day, potato latkes. Man oh man, whatever happened to graham crackers and a little box of milk?Now he wants these latkes all the time and they are kind of a lot of work. I tried to fake him out with a regular pancake which
Published: January 13, 2016
The Revenant, a two-and-a-half hour film, boasts astounding visuals and a story well worth your $10. The realistic winter setting in the wild forests of the Dakotas caused me to long for my blankey.Leonardo DiCaprio portrays legendary explorer, Hugh Glass. Taking poetic license for dramatic effect, the film provides Glass with a son he didn’t actually have at that time.
Published: January 13, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The 34th annual Crab and Pasta Feed is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.The Incline High School Boosters host this “all-you-can-eat” dinner and auction as the main fundraiser benefiting Incline High School. Close to 400 people will be lucky enough to dine on one of the few places able to get
Published: January 13, 2016
The Incline Village Recreation Center, in collaboration with Easel and Wine, will be hosting a winter series cultural art workshops.The series, which kicks off Thursday, Jan. 21, will feature a monthly wine tasting, a signature appetizer from a local vendor and inspiration from local artists in creating your own masterpiece. The schedule is as follows:Thursday, Jan. 21: Watercolor Artist Barb
Published: January 13, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — If you are thinking of selling a property, there are all sorts of things that need to be accomplished, including researching the comparable sales, finding a good agent, creating a marketing plan, cleaning up clutter, and doing some staging.However, the vast majority of properties in Incline Village and Crystal Bay are vacation homes that are not
Published: January 14, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With all of the snow that we’ve accumulated this season, now is the perfect time to come up and learn how to ski or snowboard — after all, January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.For those of you who may not have your snow feet under you yet, but are curious to see what all
Published: January 14, 2016
Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for Jan. 6-12.January 7Graffiti: In the 800 block of Southwood. Graffiti was reported. On Jan 11, work crews removed the graffiti.January 8Fraud: An online report was filed for phone fraud.January 9Suspicious Circumstances: An online report was filed for suspicious circumstances involving unknown footprints around
Published: January 14, 2016
Saturday night I had the honor of speaking to the Sierra Club following dinner at the “Tahoe – A Visual History” exhibit at our Reno Museum of Art. Being an admirer of the founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir, and an admirer of the work the Sierra Club has done over the years to protect Lake Tahoe, this was
Published: January 14, 2016
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Like any longtime touring band, Big Head Todd and the Monsters have experienced their share of transportation troubles throughout their 30-year run.But nothing like the precarious position they found themselves in years ago on the way to North Lake Tahoe.“Coming over from California, there’s a big mountain pass, Donner Pass,” said frontman Todd Park Mohr, referring
Published: January 14, 2016
Eight years ago, when our daughters were all classmates at Truckee Elementary, I joined six other moms to create a Mother/Daughter community, based upon the book titled the “Mother-Daughter Project: How Mothers and Daughters Can Band Together, Beat the Odds and Thrive Through Adolescence.”A Mommy and Me 2.0, if you will.Our goal was to help our daughters (and ourselves, as
Published: January 14, 2016
Here’s a look at a slew of more new laws for 2016 in the state of California.Mandatory VaccinationsYou’ve read plenty about this new law but as of January 1st vaccinations for K-12 students are mandatory, no longer is there an exemption based on personal belief. Exemptions for children with serious health issues remain. Equal Pay for WomenUnder Senate Bill 358,
Published: January 14, 2016
Cris Hamilton was born on February 5, 1956 in San Rafael, California, and was raised in Santa Barbara, CA. He passed away of natural causes on January 7, 2016.Cris was a kind hearted, loving family man, with an infectious smile. He had a passion for sailing, and was part of the 1987 America’s Cup Team Stars & Stripes, winning back
Published: January 14, 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 Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Darcy & Lucas at River RanchDarcy & Lucas, a Lake Tahoe favorite, will perform back-to-back shows in Tahoe
Published: January 14, 2016
Truckee’s boys and girls basketball teams dropped league games at Fernley on Tuesday — the girls by a score of 38-21 and the boys 66-46.Sophomore guard Gabe Cruz led the Truckee boys with 16 points and Justin Wadsworth added 11. The Vaqueros improved to 5-2 in Northern Division I-A play while the Wolverines dropped to 0-6.The Truckee girls got off
Published: January 14, 2016
Far West Nordic sent a few of its top racers to the U.S. Nationals Competition in Houghton, Mich., earlier this month.While all the competitors recorded excellent results, the highlight of the week was the performance of Sugar Bowl Academy senior Hannah Halvorsen, who dominated the U-18 Junior division, winning the 5K Junior Freestyle race outright.Halvorsen also placed extremely well in
Published: January 14, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Auto & Tire Doctor, along with Auto Glass Express and High Sierra Cruisers, announced a partnership in the fall of last year to give away a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee to a needy family in the Truckee area.After more than 50 nominations, the businesses last week announced Tahoe Vista resident Kara Fox was chosen as the
Published: January 14, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents compiled from the Truckee Police Department’s press log for Jan. 5-12, along with previously unreported incidents.January 5At 2:10 a.m. on Dulzura Street, an ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend got into an argument. The man left the scene before police arrive. Report taken.At 7:08 a.m. at a business on Palisades Drive, an employee discovered a counterfeit
Published: January 14, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The following are births for the month of December 2015, as submitted to the Sun by Tahoe Forest Hospital.Nash Alboff: a boy, was born 12/2/15 to Stacey Meredith & Stefanie Alboff of Truckee.Valery Amairany: a girl, was born 12/4/15 to Carlos Alcibar & Brenda Faustinos of Truckee.Mia Allin: a girl, was born 12/7/15 to Alejandro & Erin
Published: January 14, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Trees are beneficial to life on earth in many ways. In fact, it’s not too crazy to think that life as we know it on Earth would not be if not for trees.Here are just a few benefits our tall and leafy neighbors provide us. Trees:Clean the air by removing carbon dioxide and other particulates.Produce oxygen: One
Published: January 14, 2016
Starting Wednesday, Jan 27, and running through tax day, April 15, Tahoe Family Solutions will sponsor a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-profit Center in Incline Village.VITA is an IRS-sponsored service that offers free preparation of federal and California tax returns for households with income under $54,000. Tax returns are prepared by volunteers
Published: January 14, 2016
A small but competitive field raced the Village Nordic Cup — formerly known as the Sugar Rush — at Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge Cross Country on Sunday.Alex Taylor placed first among 34 skiers in the adult 10K, posting a time of 27:51, and was followed by Jeff Schloss (28:27) and Peter Mayfield (29:47). Janelle Webb was the top woman
Published: January 14, 2016
On Thursday, Jan. 14, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe presented the nonprofit Tahoe Fund with a donation of $29,310.The donation reportedly came from $1 donations from hotel stays during the resort’s first season of operation through a program called Green Bucks, which the Fund promotes to help restore and improve the Tahoe environment.“Hard Rock Lake Tahoe is
Published: January 14, 2016
The CNISSF Nordic race season began with the Auburn Ski Club Classic on Donner Summit this past Friday. The event featured a mass-start format, with the high school varsity and open divisions racing a 5K and the middle schoolers skiing a 3K.Members of North Tahoe’s high school and middle school teams fared particularly well, as Quinn Lehmkuhl and JC Schoonmaker
Published: January 14, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — On Wednesday, Vail Resorts reported certain ski season metrics from the beginning of the season through Jan. 10, and for the prior year period through Jan. 11, 2015.The metrics are for the company’s U.S. mountain resorts — including Northstar California near Truckee, and Kirkwood and Heavenly resorts near South Lake Tahoe — though excluding results from Perisher
Published: January 14, 2016
The Tahoe area’s brightest young big-mountain riders showcased their skills on the opening stop of the Tahoe Junior Freeride Series at Sugar Bowl this past weekend.The event took place on The Nose off of Mount Disney, which featured quality snow and terrain for all the three days of competition. Top finishers included Ross Tester of the Squaw Valley Big Mountain
Published: January 14, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calf. — Below is a selection of incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for Dec. 1-9, as provided to the Sierra Sun by PCSO officials.December 1At 8 a.m. on the 8700 Block of North Lake Boulevard in Kings Beach, sometime overnight, an unknown suspect painted graffiti on a wooden fence and Dumpster.At noon on the
Published: January 14, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The man alleged to have illegally shot a juvenile bear in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood in July of 2015 was in El Dorado County Court again Friday, Jan. 8.Gilbert Wetenkamp, 75, is charged with a misdemeanor violation of California’s Fish & Wildlife code for unlawful taking of a bear.A spokesman from the district attorney’s
Published: January 15, 2016
In years gone by, to buy a book you went to an independent bookstore. You actually talked with the folks who worked there, walked the aisles, opened a few books and turned some pages. Perhaps you bought the book you came for and maybe you made a new discovery and walked out with something different. Or both. Regardless, the experience
Published: January 15, 2016
LAKE TAHOE — Over the holidays, a group of local skiers flew across the world to experience a culture unlike ours in nearly every way but one: the love of skiing. Local residents Jesse Bushey, Allison Donovan, Glen Poulsen, Doug Read and Emily Turner traveled to the remote Altai Mountains in the northern corner of China’s Xinjunag province to compete
Published: January 15, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Snow is currency in a mountain town, and right now the Tahoe region is seeing a long-awaited return on investment. Lodging officials and resort industry economists are reporting that the Tahoe Basin has seen a spike in visitation as well as lift ticket sales following the holiday season.According to DestiMetrics — a Denver-based consulting firm the measures
Published: January 16, 2016
The New Year is getting off to a phenomenal start with snow falling at Lake Tahoe. It seems long ago since we’ve had snow around the lake, but as California and Nevada continue to grapple with four years of drought and water shortages, the snow couldn’t be falling at a better time. A snow survey this January by California Department
Published: January 16, 2016
MEEKS BAY, Calif. — Drive around the Lake Tahoe Basin during a busy peak season weekend and you’ll probably find trailhead parking lots packed to the gills like a car dealership.Coupled with even the smallest of hillsides being jammed with newly purchased sleds and 30 or more people, finding that pristine wild side of Tahoe can be a challenge.At least
Published: January 17, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Looking for a healthy new snack? These granola bars are simple to make and good for you, too. This combination is my favorite, but the options are endless.Use any type of nuts or dried fruit that you prefer, like pecans or walnuts. You can even use peanut butter or almond butter in place of the
Published: January 17, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes.Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches wide on the longest side) to snapshots@sierrasun.com with information about what’s going on in the photo, the
Published: January 17, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — With 2016 being an election year, the Sierra Sun is devoting time each week to conduct interviews with officials and board members who work for the many public districts and government agencies representing Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.This week, we feature an extended Q-and-A with Truckee Town Manager Tony Lashbrook:Sierra Sun: As we embark on the second
Published: January 13, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — While the number of medical marijuana dispensaries proposed for Incline Village/Crystal Bay has decreased, concerns remain — even among residents who support such an establishment coming to the community.For instance, while Incline resident Bill Deters favors a dispensary so those with legitimate medical needs have nearby access to the drug, he is not in favor of
Published: January 14, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — You know the trust fall? Sure you do. One person closes his or her eyes and falls backwards, relying on another, presumably trustworthy person to safely catch.Right now I feel like I’m playing some winterized version of the trust fall as I slide backwards on a snowboard at Sugar Bowl Resort on Donner Summit. Why am I
Published: January 15, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — “As the number of winter backcountry travelers increases, so too does their chance of encountering unstable snow,” shares snow scientist Randall Osterhuber, who will be teaching an interactive course on the Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee from Jan. 26 to May 17. “With proper education and training, nearly all avalanche accidents can be avoided.”Osterhuber promises a comprehensive investigation of
Published: January 18, 2016
Anxiety can be adaptive in nature — preparing us to take action when confronted with real threat. Those with a diagnosis of asthma may become anxious when experiencing shortness of breath, which signals the need to self-administer a bronchodilator medication to prevent respiratory fatigue.This form of medical attention makes sense, and would not be considered to fall under the category
Published: January 18, 2016
I am a full-time resident in Kings Beach. I’ve only been so for the last 8 years. However, I’ve been coming to Tahoe in winter and summer over the last 60 years. I can’t really speak as an old timer local, but I have seen so many changes over these many years. Some good and some bad.Now it seems to
Published: January 18, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The past five months have included some of the finest research-based examples of collaborative work around teaching and learning in Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.The Education Services Division has a newly designed structure and includes our new Deputy Chief Learning Officer, Dr. Fal Asrani, and several key support leaders who are responsible for areas such as English
Published: January 18, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — This week’s question: What’s the best tip you have to stay safe on Tahoe-Truckee’s wintry roads?Here are the answers, as asked Sunday in Tahoe City:Rachel Bauer, manager of a ski and ride school, Olympic Valley: “Give yourself plenty of time for travel.”Steve Littell, bartender, Tahoe City: “Have really good snow tires and a Subaru.”Erik Horn, sales,
Published: January 18, 2016
Except for dogs, fire hydrants are one of our most under-appreciated friends in the Truckee Tahoe area. We took them for granted until five years ago when we had a small kitchen fire. Fortunately, we put the fire out without any damage or having to call 911.I did not even know where our hydrant was. In the winter almost all
Published: January 18, 2016
The new year can bring new resolve, but sometimes that isn’t enough. Check out these titles: “The Power of Patience: How to Slow the Rush and Enjoy More Happiness, Success, and Peace of Mind Every Day,” or “Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live your Best Life Now!” or even “100 Places to go Before they Disappear.”Your library can
Published: January 18, 2016
The stock market is off to one of its worst starts to a year since the Great Depression. There are several reasons for this, but the main story so far this year has been China.China’s economy has been slowing down. They are the second largest economy in the world behind the United States. Their economy is forecast to grow over
Published: January 18, 2016
Late last fall, 2012 Truckee High grad Stein Retzlaff stepped off the Pine Bowl field in Spokane, Wash., with reason to be proud. The senior linebacker had just recorded 18 tackles in his final game for the Lewis & Clark College Pioneers.The game, coincidentally — a 47-19 loss to the Whitworth Pirates — took place where Retzlaff’s collegiate career essentially began.
Published: January 18, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — With 2016 being an election year, the Sierra Sun is devoting time each week to conduct interviews with officials and board members who work for the many public districts and government agencies representing Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.This week, we feature an Q-and-A with Tahoe City Public Utility District General Manager Cindy Gustafson: Sierra Sun: How
Published: January 18, 2016
Truckee and South Tahoe tied for the overall win in the third Tahoe Basin Ski League race of the season at Alpine Meadows this past Thursday. Both schools posted 392 points between their boys and girls teams in the slalom race, while Douglas was third with 321 points. Whittell (296) placed fourth and was followed by North Tahoe (271), Incline
Published: January 18, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Forest Health District’s Women and Family Center was recently honored with the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.This award is given to hospitals that demonstrate extraordinary service in meeting the needs of women and their families, and set higher health care standards by appreciating the unique needs and preferences of female patients. This
Published: January 19, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Jan. 11-17 at www.sierrasun.com.1. Search continues for skier, 23, missing since Thursday at Sierra resortAs of this writing, the search continues for 23-year-old Carson May, who was last seen Thursday afternoon at Sugar Bowl Resort at Donner Summit.Officials said May, who works at Sugar Bowl’s Mountain Sports Learning
Published: January 19, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Paying for college requires more than courage and hard work. When life circumstances don’t provide for a young person, it requires economic support that has to be found in the generosity of neighbors and strangers in the form of scholarships.Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) has facilitated many years of scholarship committees, and through the process has peered
Published: January 19, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — With a brand new name and a robust El Niño winter upon us, Achieve Tahoe kicked off the 2016 season with a bang!Formerly Disabled Sports USA Far West, the organization provides specialized sports instruction for children and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual challenges.Their winter program consists of ski and snowboard lessons, available daily at Alpine Meadows
Published: January 19, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty closed the year on a high note as Philip White, president and CEO, was joined by other members of the Sotheby’s network atop the podium at the New York Stock Exchange to ring the December 29 Closing Bell.The event celebrates the company’s 40th anniversary in the luxury residential real estate brokerage business.
Published: January 19, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Buried deep in the Tax Extenders provisions of the 2016 Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2029) quietly passed by Congress and signed by the president on Dec. 18, 2015, was a very unpublicized extension of the Mortgage Forgiveness and Debt Relief Act of 2007.In fact, the reference to this extension of this very relevant act was so deeply
Published: January 19, 2016
RENO, Nev. — The Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors recently released its 2015 year-end, 2015 fourth quarter and December 2015 report for existing home sales in Washoe County, including median sales price and number of home sales in the region. “The median price has remained stable since July of this year with $290,000 being the median sales price point for four
Published: January 19, 2016
The Truckee girls basketball team split a pair of league games at home, falling 47-13 to first-place Fallon on Friday and defeating Dayton, 45-34, on Saturday. The Wolverines are now in fifth place at 3-4 in the Northern Division I-A with nine league games remaining. The top four teams advance to the regional championship tournament, which is scheduled for Feb.
Published: January 19, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The town of Truckee is beginning a process that, if successful, would expand its reach to include portions of airport district land in Nevada County identified for non-aviation uses.In an unanimous vote last week, Truckee Town Council approved town manager Tony Lashbrook to begin the process to submit a “sphere of influence” amendment application to the Nevada
Published: January 19, 2016
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has canceled the Audi FIS Skicross and Snowboardcross World Cup events that were scheduled to take place at Squaw Valley from March 11-13.While Squaw Valley has received a significant amount of snow this season, USSA officials said event was taken off the schedule due to the overall cost of production. “At any major event,
Published: January 19, 2016
Fresh snow and sunshine greeted high school and middle school athletes in the second CNISSF race of the season, the Sugar Bowl Freestyle, on Friday.In the team competition, North Tahoe’s varsity boys claimed victory among eight schools with 242 points in the 5K race. Mammoth was runner-up with 216 points and Truckee was third with 190. The Sugar Bowl Academy
Published: January 19, 2016
PARK CITY, Utah — Before the U.S. Ski Team stars take to Kitzbuhel’s famous Hahnenkamm downhill in Austria this weekend, North Tahoe High School freshman AJ Hurt will join five other up-and-coming U16 racers in the Hahnenkamm Juniors on Wednesday.The fabled Hahnenkamm races, scheduled for January 22-24, are considered some of the most prestigious ski racing events in the world.
Published: January 19, 2016
ASPEN, Colo. — Skiers and snowboarders often don’t see eye to eye, but one skier who apparently had a serious chip on his shoulder took things to an entirely new level Sunday at Aspen Highlands.The skier, described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s, took offense to a seemingly innocuous comment by a snowboarder sitting next
Published: January 19, 2016
Both North Tahoe basketball teams dropped league contests at Yerington on Saturday — the boys by a score of 69-51 and the girls 48-14.North Tahoe’s girls picked up their first win in the Northern Division III on Friday night, however, as they routed visiting Rite of Passage by an unknown score. Girls stats were not available from either game. The
Published: January 19, 2016
Nominations for ‘Ruby Award’ due by ThursdaySoroptimist International of Truckee Donner is seeking nominations for its annual prestigious “Ruby Award,” also known locally as our “Woman of Distinction” award. This award honors a local woman in our community who has contributed to improving the lives of women and girls through her professional, personal or volunteer work. The honoree will be
Published: January 19, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Six thousand. That’s roughly how many ski and snowboard lessons were taught across the country — from the East Coast to Alaska — on Jan. 8, setting a Guinness World Record for the largest multi-venue ski and largest multi-venue snowboard lessons ever taught in one day.Many local resorts participated in the record-setting feat, including Diamond Peak, Squaw
Published: January 19, 2016
GLENBROOK, Nev. — A Los Angeles man was killed Saturday night in a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 50 near Lake Tahoe’s East Shore.Aquiles Molero, 36, died of injuries suffered when the Toyota Corolla he was riding in crossed the highway’s center line into the path of an oncoming Subaru near the community of Glenbrook.According to the Nevada Highway Patrol,
Published: January 19, 2016
ASPEN, Colo. — A skier who reportedly pushed a snowboarder off a chairlift Sunday at Aspen Highlands may be a local man, a Pitkin County sheriff’s investigator said Tuesday.“We have somebody that we’re interested in for this,” Deputy Jesse Steindler said. “We may not need to release a description (of him). That’s how confident we are that we can identify
Published: January 20, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Nationwide, taxpayers pay billions of dollars annually helping communities, organizations, businesses and individuals recover from disaster. Some disasters are predictable and, in many cases, much of the damage can be reduced or even eliminated through hazard mitigation planning.Pursuant to the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, local jurisdictions are required to have a Federal Emergency Management Agency-approved
Published: January 20, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Those interested in commenting on the environmental document for the Truckee Tahoe Airport District’s master plan update will have additional time due to more analysis being performed.After issuing a notice for public comment on the plan’s mitigated negative declaration in early December 2015, the district soon concluded that additional traffic modeling was needed to fully assess potential
Published: January 20, 2016
If you haven’t yet seen the Netflix Original TV series “Making A Murderer” that was released a week before Christmas, I highly suggest you take the time to check it out.The gripping series borrows the approach of countless whodunit-type TV documentaries exposing a mysterious murder or cold case. Like those shows, “Making A Murderer” splices interviews with attorneys, the accused
Published: January 20, 2016
“As January goes, so goes the year.” That saying refers to what’s known as the January Barometer, where January’s movement is considered to be an indicator of how the market will perform for the rest of the year.If this indicator has value, then it’s a bad sign because stocks are having their worst month since February 2009. The start of
Published: January 20, 2016

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