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TRUCKEE, Calif. — After a busy school year planning events and identifying fundraising opportunities, efforts of the Parent-Teacher Crew at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School paid off.The school organization recently granted over $5,000 toward student scholarships for summer programs, tools to support STEM curriculum in the classroom, and travel expenses for a middle school teacher to attend an esteemed Creativity Workshop
Published: June 24, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will welcome the nation’s premier kids adventure race, the Kids Adventure Games, this weekend on June 24-26 — offering kids ages six to 14 the chance to experience the thrill of adventure racing.Considered to be one of the coolest kids races in the nation, the race will feature teams of two navigating
Published: June 24, 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 24, 2016
With the Fourth of July coming soon, when someone says “sparklers” you likely think of those long, thin metallic fireworks that emit shiny sparks in the night when lit. These are, of course, fun and beautiful to watch, but they can be crazy dangerous.So, instead, think of “sparklers” in terms of sparkling wines. They too are beautiful, taste great and
Published: June 24, 2016
ZEYPHR COVE, Nev. — Lake Tahoe homes are often found in the limelight. This month, an East Shore home is in exclusive company as it finds itself on HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt.The Glenbrook estate, listed by Chase International’s Mike Dunn, is one of only eight properties in the world to be selected for the waterfront category. The contest takes place
Published: June 24, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Do you have any historical photographs or visual materials of the Tahoe area? If you do, or if you’d just like to learn more about the archival resources that document this community’s rich history, come visit the North Lake Tahoe Digitization Day this weekend.This one-day event offers a chance for community members and visitors to bring
Published: June 24, 2016
Love biking and storytelling? Tahoe Nation Publishing, a new publishing company headed by Ty Polastri, is compiling a collection of short stories, essays, poems and flash fiction about bicycling in and around Lake Tahoe that will be published this fall.The publication, “We Bike Tahoe: Tales from Tahoe Bicyclists,” highlights the biking experience in Tahoe for those who live in and
Published: June 24, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Sierra Sun, in partnership with the Tahoe Daily Tribune, publishes a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have to
Published: June 25, 2016
Friday, June 24, marked the ninth anniversary of the start of the devastating Angora Fire.I was visiting family back east when a neighbor who was dog-sitting asked what we needed to evacuate from our house besides our dog. We told her to grab some photo albums if she had time, but that the priority was her safety — not our
Published: June 25, 2016
The Tahoe-Truckee Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan is underway.After receiving a grant in April 2015, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency began the formal process that November to work toward implementing a plan to increase the number of PEVs in the area.The Readiness Plan identifies, reduces and resolves barriers to the spreading of PEV infrastructure and step one is complete — the
Published: June 25, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A breeze rustles through the air as you zip down a coaster in the mountains. You turn a corner and emerge from the trees to see an open view of Lake Tahoe’s blue water.Experience this and more at Heavenly Mountain Resort this summer. Heavenly officially launched its Epic Discovery program on June 23, featuring zip
Published: June 25, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Entering NuLeaf feels like going into a health foods store; no one would ever think the wooden-framed, warm and modern standalone building sandwiched between Woodstove Distributors and Sowing Basil is actually a medical marijuana dispensary.As a way to meet the staff and see what the business is all about, NuLeaf hosted an open house for the
Published: June 27, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — “We’re in the moment of truth this summer,” said Truckee Railyard developer Rick Holliday, speaking to the Truckee Town Council and Truckee Planning Commission on Tuesday.Holliday, who has been working on the much-delayed Railyard project for 12 years, was referring to the fact amendments to the master plan need to be finalized by September to keep the
Published: June 23, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A local man was arrested Saturday night after police say he caused serious bodily injury to a Chico man during a fight outside the bars in downtown Truckee.According to a Tuesday news release, Truckee Police Department officers arrested Truckee resident Bryan Luke Sperlin, 24, on suspicion of felony assault after a physical altercation with Jesse Hill, 39,
Published: June 21, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A garden can not only boost curb appeal to a mountain home, but if native vegetation is incorporated, it can be an asset to the local environment and wildlife.Native plants are those that occur naturally in a particular region or habitat without any human intervention. As a result, they have co-evolved with animals, fungi and bacteria
Published: June 24, 2016
Every season has its challenges for Buyers and Sellers. In the winter, the home must be accessible, have a pleasant temperature inside, and snow-covered features disclosed. Spring and fall bring their own factors to the active Seller and Buyer, including shaking off winter, prepping for winter, etc. When summer rolls around, the game is changed to the opposite of winter.First,
Published: June 27, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Morgahn Grey took a roundabout way into the real estate profession. But after years of exploring the world and the urban life, she has gone back into her family’s roots and recently opened the doors of Grey Blue Realty in Tahoe City.A native of Southern Oregon, Grey has lived in the Tahoe area for nearly a
Published: June 27, 2016
In previous articles, we discussed the notion that it is NOT the CONTENT of one’s thoughts that triggers worry.The fuel that ignites the worry engine is finding oneself needing to deal with situations associated with uncertain outcomes. The typical response associated with worry is to avoid the triggers which create a feeling of anxious arousal.Believing that avoidance is the solution,
Published: June 27, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — As part of the end of school for Mrs. Fagnani’s sixth-grade science class, students at North Tahoe Middle School created their own research projects on erosion around their school and in the Lake Tahoe Basin.Building off of previous earth science lessons, students put their knowledge into practice asking and experimentally answering questions including: “How do different
Published: June 27, 2016
Remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and in fifth grade? By this age, maybe you had grand ideas of what you wanted your future career to be — maybe you had no idea.Hands-on opportunities to learn about different career choices may have helped sparked your passion and helped outline your goals.Every year, fifth-grade students from the Tahoe
Published: June 27, 2016
TAHOMA, Calif. — Three-hundred and twenty-three tons.That is how much small black chip rock has been raked up and shoveled out of homeowners’ yards in the Tahoma area in the aftermath of the failed chip seal project performed last summer on roughly 21 miles of roads.On June 23, roughly 50 of those homeowners converged onto Marie Sluchak Community Park in
Published: June 27, 2016
STATELINE Nev. — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board on June 22 recognized the extraordinary, lifelong contributions of Coe Swobe.Swobe is considered the “father of TRPA” for his bipartisan work to create the agency and its mission to conserve and restore Lake Tahoe’s environment.Swobe died May 26, 2016, at age 87.As a Nevada state senator, Swobe brokered the landmark
Published: June 28, 2016
MEEKS BAY, Calif. — A man likely drowned this weekend in Lake Tahoe off the southwest shore, officials said.According to a Monday statement from El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jim Byers, deputies were notified at about 11:35 a.m. Saturday, June 25, “of an apparent drowning” in the water east of Meeks Bay.“The reporting party had found an unresponsive man
Published: June 28, 2016
As I sit down to write, I don’t know what is about to come out of me regarding the sale of Ferrari’s Crown Motel, but I do know that a piece of everything good in North Lake Tahoe and Kings Beach has, maybe inevitably, changed.As the first July 3rd celebration in 60 years is about to commence without this amazing
Published: June 28, 2016
British voters approved the Brexit vote by a narrow margin, as it passed with about 52% approval. This means that Britain will be leaving the European Union, but the details will still have to be worked out.After the vote results were announced, the British Pound fell sharply and U.S. stock markets sold off as well. The Dow closed down 610
Published: June 28, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Business owners, entrepreneurs, and individuals who would like to start a business and learn how to comply with California’s often complex tax laws are invited to attend a free Small Business Tax Seminar in Truckee on Tuesday, July 19.California State Board of Equalization Board Member George Runner is sponsoring this event with Sen. Ted Gaines, Assemblyman Brian
Published: June 28, 2016
The California School Immunization Law (SB277) requires that children be up-to-date on their immunizations (shots) to attend school this fall.Vaccine-preventable diseases like measles spread quickly, so children need to be protected before they begin school. If your child needs immunizations for school, now is the time to schedule an appointment.California schools, both public and private, are required to check immunization
Published: June 28, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Fourth of July is a time of celebration for families across America. But did you know that more pets get spooked, run away and get injured on this holiday than any other day of the year?Even scarier — without proper ID, 90% of lost pets never return home. Sadly, July 5, is the busiest day of the year
Published: June 28, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Authorities this week arrested a sex offender on felony charges of domestic violence and false imprisonment after he allegedly beat a woman and tried to lock her inside a house.Gregg Eugene Rowland, 51, of Truckee, was arrested Monday and booked in Nevada County Jail on suspicion of felony domestic violence and felony false imprisonment, as well as
Published: June 28, 2016
Kings Beach pancake breakfast set for July 4On Monday, July 4, the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe will present a pancake breakfast — Cakes on the Lake — on the deck of the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Kids and Staff will serve a full pancake breakfast with strawberries, whipped cream, sausage, juice, milk and
Published: June 28, 2016
Join us outdoors on Tuesdays and Thursdays for an invigorating and relaxing beginning of your day with Qi Gong (Tai Chi) classes.Feel the earth beneath your feet and its energy moving through your body. Feel the energy from the universe also moving through you body.The sessions are composed of a series of slow movements coordinated with deep slow breathing, designed
Published: June 28, 2016
Lake Tahoe Music Festival’s mission is to grow young musicians, and at the same time provide the community with a series of classical music concerts set in some of Tahoe’s most beautiful spots.These “Sunset Serenades” feature the LTMF Academy Orchestra, which is made up of recent graduates of music schools and conservatories or graduate students. This year there are 22
Published: June 28, 2016
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is a non-profit organization, whose 35 year history has built and maintained what is now the world-renowned Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT).This 170+ mile, single track, multi-use trail system, travels peak to peak along the Sierra Nevada mountain range circumnavigating Lake Tahoe. As the USFS’s primary partner responsible for building and maintaining the TRT, the
Published: June 28, 2016
We often hear people say that libraries are no longer relevant because everything is available online. I would like to say that perhaps these folks haven’t been into a library for a while!Library use is consistently on the rise. We do still have hardcopy books and quiet nooks to study in, but we also have services and materials not easily
Published: June 28, 2016
As part of Mr. Kirby Reed’s Marine Biology class at Truckee High School this spring, students investigated two local waterways.Over the past several years, this class has sampled aquatic insects at both Donner Creek and Cold Stream and historically found more insects in Cold Stream.This year, with the help of instructors from Headwaters Science Institute, students designed their own research
Published: June 28, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week’s question: What does the Fourth of July mean to you?Here are answers, as asked Tuesday in Truckee:Robert Kleckner, retired, Kings Beach: “It’s our independence. I served my country, so it means a lot to me. I go down and watch the fireworks at the lake and watch the people celebrate.”Isaac Fulwider, waiter, Truckee: “Aside from
Published: June 28, 2016
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

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