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Incline Village General Improvement District officials have been invited to participate in a Washoe County Commission meeting to address accusations of alleged misconduct lodged against the district.In a letter addressed to IVGID chairman Jim Smith, WCC chair Marsha Berkbigler addresses “specific issues and questions constituents have brought to (her) attention.”Those issues, according to Berkbigler, include:• IVGID-sponsored transportation services and IVGID’s
Published: July 29, 2015
California’s drought and general warming trend are creating an environment well suited for fires to encroach upon higher-elevation forest environments, historically seldom burned, a new study reports.The study, published by a UC Davis news service, asserts the changing ecosystem is putting the Sierra Nevada in particular danger, due in large part to climate change, forest-management practices and elements often associated
Published: July 29, 2015
On August 7-8, the annual 2015 Concours d’Elegance will be held at Obexer’s Boat Company on Lake Tahoe’s west shore.This internationally acclaimed wooden boat exhibit gathers together some of the world’s most beautiful watercraft in a celebration that reminds us of how maritime vessels have shaped the Tahoe Basin’s earliest history. For nearly a century, wood-powered steamships plied the waters
Published: July 30, 2015
World records were set when 38-year-old Grant Korgan paddled in a one-man outrigger canoe completely around the shoreline of Lake Tahoe through the night. The 14-hour, 15-minute journey began at 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Korgan arrived back where he started at Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay at 7:55 a.m. Thursday.He was greeted by a crowd of supporters cheering as he made it to shore.
Published: July 30, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A 23-year-old Northern California man died Thursday evening in a single-vehicle accident in Truckee, officials said.Brayton Walters, of Fair Oaks, Calif., was a passenger in a 1983 Toyota pickup driven by 21-year-old Jacob Young, of Citrus Heights, Calif.The two were traveling eastbound on Meadow Lake Road near the Ponderosa Palisades when Young for an unknown reason lost
Published: August 3, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — June was a tough month for Nevada casinos, with the total win falling 8.4 percent below the previous June.But the core of the problem wasn’t how bad business was in June, but how good it was in June 2014 when total statewide win was up 14.3 percent.“Last June was the highest June ever,” said Gaming Control
Published: August 3, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Summer is in full swing at Lake Tahoe, and with the season comes picnics, camping and a wide host of other activities.Add a whole lot of bear sightings to that list, according to BEAR League Executive Director Ann Bryant.Bryant said there have been a lot of calls into the BEAR League’s hotline regarding sightings, break-ins
Published: August 3, 2015
Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s press log for July 14 to July 21, along with previously unreported incidents.July 15A Truckee Police Department officer found a man lying unconscious on the pavement of a parking lot near Brockway Road around 6:30 p.m. Police placed the man under arrest on charges of public intoxication, according to police.Around 6:30
Published: August 3, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Located only miles outside Olympic Valley, the town of Truckee — home to roughly 16,000 residents — is among those sharing concerns of the multi-acre development proposal for the Village at Squaw Valley.The town authored one of 352 estimated comment letters on the draft environmental impact report for the proposed Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan, said
Published: August 3, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Despite some in the community claiming its prices are already too expensive, Tahoe Forest Hospital District will soon charge patients more for select items.Last month the TFHD board of directors approved a 5 percent price increase for 10 hospital charges to take effect Aug. 1.They include emergency room visit level rates and inpatient room rates such as
Published: August 3, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A new Placer County recycling program is aiming its sights at promoting improved waste management practices for businesses throughout its Tahoe and Truckee region.Touted as a commercial organics recycling program, Placer County officials hope to help California progress toward recycling and greenhouse emission goals set forth within Assembly Bill 1826, a bill that would, beginning April
Published: August 3, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from July 27 to Aug. 2 at www.sierrasun.com.1. High-elevation fires prompting change in Sierra Nevada forest managementCalifornia’s drought and general warming trend are creating an environment well suited for fires to encroach upon higher-elevation forest environments that historically seldom burned, a new study reports.The study asserts the changing ecosystem
Published: August 3, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY — Every now and then, Brian Gregg embarks on a roughly 1,800-mile trip from his Minneapolis home to compete in a Lake Tahoe race. He doesn’t travel all that way to fare poorly.Gregg, who represented the U.S. Nordic Ski Team in the 2014 Winter Olympics, topped a field of more than 390 participants in the 35th annual Squaw
Published: August 3, 2015
Art in the Tahoe Garden this SaturdayTake an exquisite lakefront garden, add fabulous artisans representing an array of fine art that include paintings, ceramics, garden art, jewelry photography and more, and you’re sure to experience something extraordinary.Art in the Tahoe Garden offer this experience from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, featuring 25 artisans in a lakefront garden
Published: August 3, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — After 42 years of operation, the Tahoe Vista Animal Shelter will close its doors next month.Last Tuesday, Truckee Town Council unanimously approved a 30-year lease and operating agreement with Placer County to provide animal shelter services for the eastern portion of the county.A week prior, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the same agreement, citing it
Published: August 3, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A 34-year-old Northern California man was arrested Thursday on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore after he allegedly admitted to shooting a moving vehicle in Meyers.About 9:20 p.m. on July 30, the driver of a grey Toyota Prius traveling eastbound near the intersection of Highway 89 and U.S. Highway 50 in the town south of South Lake Tahoe
Published: August 4, 2015
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — You would expect that most 14- or 15 year-olds are spending this summer hanging out with friends, sitting in front of the TV or possibly working a summer job.But a group of 10 incoming high school sophomores from the North Tahoe and Truckee area are spending their summer volunteering as mentors for the Aim High program.Aim
Published: August 4, 2015
While the 5 percent Tahoe Forest Hospital District rate increase is of concern, a far greater concern is the state of the district’s finances.While the District earned $2.8 million on operations last fiscal year, those earnings were supported by an unconscionable $8.4 million profit on cancer drugs — a more than 100 percent profit (Medicare allows a 6 percent markup on
Published: August 4, 2015
July 28, 1957 to July 28, 2015Carey Walter Crosbie of Sparks Nevada, Formally of Truckee Calif, Passed away peacefully in the arms of the Love of his life Trina Eisenhour.Carey was one of 4 children Born July 28,1957 to William Aird Crosbie and Caroline Ann Crosbie. Allan of Truckee, Lorrena(Kenneth)Raiger of Twin falls Idaho, Edward(Dena)Crosbie of West Virginia. He had
Published: August 4, 2015
Published: August 4, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Amid scenic forests and historic streetscapes, an effort to build Truckee into a destination not only to play, but to live and work, has taken another step forward.Last week, the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce’s resolution of intent to establish the Truckee Tourism Business Improvement District gained unanimous approval from Truckee Town Council. Council members applauded the
Published: August 4, 2015
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — This week’s question: How concerned are you of a wildfire starting in or near the greater Tahoe-Truckee region?Here are this week’s responses, as asked Monday in Crystal Bay:Joyce Valdes, retired, Kings Beach: “I think we all should be concerned and do our part to prevent it. It’s a concern of everyone’s.”John Robidoux, construction worker, Kings Beach:
Published: August 4, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — Shari Chase and Jennie Fairchild of Chase International were recently ranked among “The Thousand” — a comprehensive list of the nation’s top agents and sales teams.“The Thousand” is compiled and released by REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal.With more than 1 million real estate professionals considered, Chase and Fairchild were the only two agents from the
Published: August 4, 2015
Many investors today are concerned about the effects of rising interest rates on their fixed income portfolios.A sustained period of rising interest rates can be a difficult time for bond investments. People who bought bonds in the 1950s had to suffer through almost three decades of rising rates until they finally topped out on the early 1980s.Capital losses were serious
Published: August 4, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Safely Surrendered Baby Law responds to the increasing number of newborn infant deaths due to abandonment in unsafe locations.First created in January 2001, the Safely Surrendered Baby Law was signed permanently into state law in January 2006. The law’s intent is to save lives of newborn infants at risk of abandonment by encouraging parents or persons
Published: August 4, 2015
TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — Sunshine and sweet flowers always make for such a beautiful summer season. We currently have three large Rose bushes growing in our front yard and the aroma is completely divine.The Rose is a confident and regal bloom that carries feelings of love buried within its crimson petals. Rose essential oil is a fabulous tonic for the
Published: August 4, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — As parents and caretakers, we are constantly looking after our children’s physical health. Keeping a child healthy seems fairly simple: regular exercise, plenty of rest, visits to the doctor’s office, and preparing balanced, nutritious meals.But are we taking into consideration their mental health as well?Like physical health, it is important that we pay attention to the basics
Published: August 4, 2015
North Tahoe Aquatics had a fine showing at the Quincy Invitational Swim Meet this past weekend.  With a group of only eight competing members, the team proudly brought home nine medals and 21 ribbons.Coaches Dick Banfield, Anne Chippendale, Payton Black and MJ Rees have been dedicated to getting these athletes in shape for the meet. They did a commendable job
Published: August 4, 2015
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — The popular Woody Over-the Bottom event has been held for more than 25 years and is again open to the Lake Tahoe boating community.On Monday, Aug. 10 (and in association with the annual Concours d’Elegance in Homewood), the Tahoe Yacht Club will sponsor this year’s Over-the-Bottom rally.Any Lake Tahoe boater may join and experience this new-found entertainment,
Published: August 4, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The venerable Losang Samten, a renowned Tibetan scholar, spiritual teacher and artist who was a former aide to the Dalai Lama, will visit the Tahoe-Truckee area this week.His first engagement will be opening the Nepal Earthquake Benefit on Thursday, August 6, from 4-9 p.m. at Art Obsessions, 10015 W. River St., Truckee.According to a news release, Samten
Published: August 4, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Donner recently teamed with the Tahoe Donner 4 Wheelers Club to create the Sierra 4x4 Trails and Ales event, an inaugural fundraiser that took place July 18.The event included kids’ games, a shine-and-show contest, a raffle, a bounce house, cornhole, beer tasting, barbecue and a trail ride the following day.Proceeds benefited the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund,
Published: August 4, 2015
Following the adoption last fall by local voters of Measures E and U, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District began working on their facility upgrade projects.Measure E (bond for the lakeside schools) and Measure U (bond for the Truckee schools) are funding the upgrades.The school district identified “quick start” projects that could be completed in 2015. These projects are currently
Published: August 4, 2015
There are big changes in the works for the Truckee Tahoe Swim Team with the hiring of a new head coach and state-of-the-art swimming facility coming soon. The Truckee Tahoe Swim Team (TTST) hiring committee interviewed applicants from around the world before choosing Cyrus Crews as their new head coach. Crews and his family have relocated to Truckee from Purworkerto,
Published: August 4, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Three outstanding summer programs — K-Camp, Summer Scholars and Aim High — just wrapped up at Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.This summer, the programs served a total of 673 scholars. Students were engaged, made new friends and had a great time in these hands-on programs.“We are excited that our summer programs were able to reach so many
Published: August 4, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — State officials have begun a research study aimed at reducing the high number of collisions involving automobiles and deer on a busy 25-mile stretch of Highway 89 in Truckee and north of town.A team of California Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists recently captured and tranquilized 13 mule deer within the expansive Loyalton-Truckee deer herd.Biologists fitted the
Published: August 4, 2015
SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has collected evidence that suggests a rare gray wolf has traveled into Siskiyou County.Based on information received earlier this year from Californians reporting they saw a large, dark-colored wolf, CDFW deployed a number of remote trail cameras within southeastern Siskiyou County, located northwest of the Truckee-Tahoe region on the
Published: August 4, 2015
Nepal Earthquake Benefit Thursday in downtown TruckeeA Nepal Earthquake Benefit will coincide with Truckee Thursdays on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 4-9 p.m. at Art Obsessions on 10052 West River St. The event will raise funds for the survivors of Nepal’s recent earthquakes that claimed 8,000 lives.Donations to Changing Lives Nepal will be matched by Pactolus Private Wealth Management up to
Published: August 4, 2015
Last week, I had to make a last-second, unplanned visit to my home state of Michigan to attend my grandfather’s funeral, and the events surrounding it.It turned out to be a really great lesson in life about not only the importance of not taking things for granted, but also of that old saying: “Patience is a virtue.”Donald K. MacMillan, 86,
Published: August 4, 2015
I find it interesting that Bea Epstein, a former IVGID trustee, writes a guest column in last week’s Bonanza — “Community malcontents are set on destroying IVGID” — that quite frankly has few facts and a lot of innuendo.Individuals who are left unnamed and labeled as malcontents are brutally attacked for repeatedly challenging the wisdom of IVGID decisions.The investigative research
Published: August 5, 2015
I was surprised to be labeled as a “malcontent” by Bea Epstein in her column last week, because I also have questions about the actions of the IVGID trustees.I do not believe I have cost the taxpayers of IVGID hundreds of thousands of dollars, but I distinctly remember paying thousands of dollars to IVGID since we purchased our parcel in
Published: August 5, 2015
It is quite unfortunate that name calling has become a substitute for discussing or debating issues. Apparently, it is much easier to marginalize individuals than address their concerns.I have always considered citizens exercising oversight of their governance as informed and responsible. Whether they number two or two thousand, their voices have a right to be heard. If we don’t hold
Published: August 5, 2015
Skate the LakeThe 11th Annual Skate the Lake is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15. The event is a longboarding marathon that promotes an active lifestyle while raising awareness and funds for Boarding For Breast Cancer’s (B4BC) education and prevention programs. Participants will longboard, bike, blade or rollerskate a 28-mile stretch of Lake Tahoe, starting from the 64 Acres
Published: August 5, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Mount Rose Ski Tahoe is boosting minimum wage for all positions that were previously below to $11 per hour.Beginning Sept. 1, the ski resort between Incline Village and Reno will start paying the increased rate to employees in nearly all departments, including base operations, ski school, food and beverage, terrain parks, lift operations, rental and retail
Published: August 5, 2015
If you are reading this in the Bonanza print edition, it is Aug. 6, 2015, and the first national debate among the 10 best-polling Republican candidates for president of the United States will be televised on Fox News at 6 p.m. local time tonight.That will include Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco Rubio
Published: August 5, 2015
Stocks are sideways this year with growth indexes up a bit and value indexes down a bit. Even that may be overstating what’s happening to most stocks, however.Almost a third of the S&P 1500 stocks are already down 20 percent or more from their yearly high.Investors are no longer shrugging off bad news. China’s economy, the world’s second largest, is
Published: August 5, 2015
The following Quote from Chuck Yaeger’s book beautifully exemplifies the life of retired Lt. Col. Peter Worden, U.S. Marine Corps Officer and Naval Aviator. “I’ve had a full life and enjoyed just about every minute of it because that’s how I have lived.”He loved flying. His Military career included two tours in Vietnam. He was a Proud Marine, a very
Published: August 5, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Getting behind the line of flight is very important when you’re retrieving the tennis ball during the groundstroke.The goal is to not just meet the ball, but also get behind it to be able to move forward through the shot. Here’s a quick tip to help you hit more powerful, accurate groundstrokes.If you’re too close to
Published: August 5, 2015
In case of an emergency, call 911. But what constitutes an emergency? Will I be charged if I call 911? I’m afraid of calling 911.These are concerns and question we hear frequently at the Fire District that I would like to address.An emergency is a sudden unforeseen crisis that requires immediate action. Whether a medical emergency such as difficulty breathing,
Published: August 5, 2015
Tom Cruise’s short stature and feminine facial features do not bring the word “athletic” to mind. Yet, in this latest “Mission: Impossible” film (tagged “Rogue Nation”), Cruise’s physicality is undeniable.Whether hanging from the fuselage of a plane in flight, engaging in a high-speed motorcycle chase or struggling to hold his breath while accomplishing an impossible underwater feat, the film’s promo
Published: August 5, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Once upon a time there was a girl who hated “pho,” and this may be due to the fact she did not know how to pronounce it For the record it is pronounced “fuh,” which, I might add, just does not sound very appetizing.Plus the first time she had pho was on one of those “let’s not
Published: August 5, 2015
Since the origin of life on earth some 3.8 billion years ago, man has been hoping to live forever, our mantra being, “So far so good.”But confounding this grand plan, our planet has experienced five massive extinctions. The last of these occurred 66 million years ago or so when an asteroid as big as an aircraft carrier, for which we
Published: August 5, 2015
Hot August Nights and lots of other events all around the area always signal summer at Tahoe is almost over. The good news now is schools will be starting soon in many places and it will be safe for locals to get out again. Enjoy all you can now!On Saturday, Aug. 8, 100 percent of the tips made by employees
Published: August 5, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — I love a good pairing. Beer and cheese, chocolate and wine … all cuisine has a promising array of coupling options, right? Of course it does. But have you ever considered what food to pair with an activity?Perhaps not. I headed into the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s recent premiere of the Broadway production “The Fantasticks” with
Published: August 5, 2015
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — With appearances on “The Tonight Show,” Showtime, Comedy Central, “Lopez Tonight” and more, Quinn Dahle is a smart and witty stand-up comic with impeccable timing and gut-busting facial expressions.Dahle will be the featured comic next week at the Crystal Bay Casino for another Tahoe Comedy North show.Dahle has worked with such names as Robin Williams, Drew
Published: August 5, 2015
LAKE TAHOE — Tis the season of wildflowers, so we may as well continue looking at different species found on hiking trails and in the woods and along beaches — before they turn their energies from blooming to seed production.In addition to the various guidebooks, I now have an on-line source to aid in identification of these wildflowers, thanks to
Published: August 5, 2015
French-born Chef Roland Passot, chef and owner of San Francisco’s famed La Folie, will be the chef for the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s 2015 Community Table on Friday, Sept. 11, at the historic Shakespeare Ranch.Chef Passot began his culinary career at the tender age of 15 in Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, where he was traditionally trained by some
Published: August 5, 2015
The Fleet Reserve Association is hosting its annual Americanism Essay Contest, open to students in grades 7-12.Each entrant must be sponsored by an FRA member or branch. Branch 137 is available to sponsor any student from Carson City, Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas.Students must write about what the American flag stands for in a 350-word essay, which can be typed
Published: August 5, 2015
Incline Village Library is one of 12 branches that are part of the Washoe County Library System. Did you know all North Lake Tahoe residents are eligible to be a WCLS library card-holder?Having a Washoe County Library card gives you access to all Washoe County Library materials (books, DVDs, music CDs, magazines, etc.), and an extensive collection of databases that
Published: August 5, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for July 21 to Aug. 3.July 21At 12:25 a.m., in the area of Shoreline Circle, deputies responded to a call of suspicious circumstances and found two people on the beach tampering with boats. Trespassing was explained to them and they
Published: August 5, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — From Wednesday, July 29, to Sunday, Aug. 2, the California Carnival in Truckee brought many smiling faces, screaming ride-seekers and happy families together.For 12 years, the carnival has been coming to Truckee and has continued to see improvements each year. With more participation from the community, an increase in rides,and the classic fair treats, the carnival is
Published: August 5, 2015
If you listen to U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, anyway.Judicial Watch recently announced that Sullivan has threatened to hold IRS Commissioner Koskinen (and Justice Department attorneys!) in contempt of court after IRS failed to produce status reports and recently obtained emails of Lois Lerner.Sullivan warned that failure to follow his July 1, 2015 order was indeed serious, and IRS
Published: August 5, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Next week, the Incline Village General Improvement District will host a public meeting regarding potential improvements to the community’s beaches.In 2014, IVGID mailed a survey to all parcel owners, as well as distributing it at Incline, Ski, and Burnt Cedar beaches, asking what improvements the community would like to see.Once data was collected, the district hosted
Published: August 5, 2015
Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s press log for July 21 to July 28, along with previously unreported incidents.July 22After responding to a two-vehicle, non-injury collision on Highway 89 near Donner Pass Road, officers reported one of the involved drivers was intoxicated, leading to an arrest.July 24A driver involved in a single-vehicle, non-injury collision was arrested around
Published: August 6, 2015
Martis Valley West and the Brockway Campground are proposals that I feel will have the following regional impacts:1. Sierra Pacific Industries and Mountainside Partners (AKA East/West) is the developer on both.2. Both adjacent projects are located on the ridge overlooking Tahoe and Truckee, one mile west from Hwy 267 on Mt. Watson Rd.3. Both projects propose massive development-MVW is 760
Published: August 6, 2015
Dwayne Wesley Haddock was born 12/28/30 in Turlock, CA to Opal and Charles Haddock. He married Bertha Mae Edds in Kentucky in 1964. They returned to CA and settled in Truckee in 1965. Dwayne was an engineer for Tahoe Forest Hospital until his retirement in 1995. He was very active in Truckee (Truckee Optimist, Sierra Bible Church). They moved to
Published: August 6, 2015
Marty Kumle Jr, 74, died from cancer, Friday, June 5, 2015 at home with his family.He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judy (Brown) Kumle; his son, Marty Kumle III; his daughters, Kimberley (Kumle) Herman and Tracy (Kumle) Kaltenbacher. His brothers Mickey and Chris Kumle and seven beloved grandchildren all of whom brought great joy to his later
Published: August 6, 2015
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The stream wasn’t very big, but it flowed like a fire hose. I couldn’t go up and I couldn’t go down. The only way across was a 7-foot leap onto uneven granite. My pack suddenly felt a lot heavier and my boots less reliable.I was two days into a three-day stay in Desolation Wilderness last summer.
Published: August 6, 2015
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Mishap, mystery and a former pro football player — what more can a reader ask from Lake Tahoe author Todd Borg’s latest novel?Borg spoke about latest book, “Tahoe Blue Fire,” as well as his experience in writing his Tahoe mystery series overall, last Wednesday at the El Dorado Library South Lake Tahoe Branch.“Tahoe Blue Fire” is
Published: August 6, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley doesn’t simply rest during the summer months. While August may signal the close of summer’s long days, the Village at Squaw is still going strong this weekend with the Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest.An impressive and eclectic lineup of bands keeps things hopping on two stages throughout the weekend. Performers include Thick Newton, Con Brio, and The
Published: August 6, 2015
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — Homewood Mountain Resort on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore will celebrate the glorious days of summer this weekend with the Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.The free festival takes place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7-9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, bringing together an exciting group of more than 50 artists showcasing an assortment of collectable
Published: August 6, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — North Tahoe Arts is hosting exhibits by mosaic artist Kate Kerrigan and landscape painter Seth Johnson for the month of August.Both exhibits will be on display at North Tahoe Arts, which will hold a gallery reception for both artists this Friday, Aug. 7, from 5-7 p.m.North Tahoe Arts, a nonprofit organization located at 380 North Lake
Published: August 6, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for July 1-15, as provided to the Sierra Sun by PCSO staff.July 3Deputies were dispatched to the 8700 block of Brockway Vista in Kings Beach around 10 p.m. following a report of a stolen purse and bicycle from a private residence. Upon further investigation,
Published: August 6, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — After fielding critical feedback on its analysis of the economic viability of the proposed town of Olympic Valley, the firm that prepared the report is standing behind its original conclusion.Released July 24, the revised draft Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis prepared by Rosenow Spevacek Group Inc. again reports the proposed town “does not appear to be feasible at
Published: August 6, 2015
1. Concours d’ EleganceThe 43rd annual show returns to the scenic West Shore of Lake Tahoe this weekend, featuring some of the world’s most iconic and historic wooden boats. The event includes an awards ceremony Friday night and a roar off at 4 p.m. Sunday.Where: Obexer’s Boat Company, HomewoodWhen: All day Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8Cost: Free to attendOnline: laketahoeconcours.com2.
Published: August 6, 2015
Randy Houston, founder and president of Purple Heart Anglers, finds it ironic when he receives a “thank you” from a U.S. military veteran. It happened again this past Sunday, when Houston’s nonprofit organization hosted a fishing outing with a group of veterans on Donner Lake.“A lot of the Vietnam vets have told me that it’s the thank you that they
Published: August 6, 2015
Realignment is an ongoing topic as the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association released its survey results last week from member schools.The questionnaire concerns the next realignment cycle, which starts in fall 2016 and runs through spring 2020.As for the recommendations, which were passed by the NIAA’s Board of Control in June, in the Division I-A, the Northern League will remain with
Published: August 6, 2015
UPDATE: 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9:Authorities arrested Nunnally on Saturday afternoon on Interstate 80, near the Hirschdale exit, after pulling over a Greyhound bus he was aboard.The original story is below:----------TRUCKEE, Calif. — Police are continuing a search Friday for a man wanted in connection with multiple felonies, including kidnapping, domestic abuse and child endangerment.Truckee Police Department officers began their search
Published: August 7, 2015
Truckee’s ultrarunning super couple can still chew up miles with the best of them.Paul Sweeney and Betsy Nye, both established trail-running veterans, added to their lofty number of finishes in the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run in Colorado last month. In what is widely considered the most difficult 100-mile run in the country, the 49-year-old Sweeney recorded a 39th-place finish in
Published: August 7, 2015
The Placer County Board of Supervisors made the right decision two weeks ago by voting to shutter the Tahoe Vista Animal Shelter.While it will be sad to see the 42-year-old building at 849 Shelter Road close its doors on Sept. 1, we don’t feel there was another viable choice, both in terms of immediate needs for the animals currently sheltered,
Published: August 7, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A U.S. Forest Service firefighter died Saturday combating a fire near Lake Tahoe after being struck by a falling tree, officials said.Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck, 21, of Shingle Springs, Calif., was struck by a tree at about 5:30 p.m. during the initial attack on the Sierra Fire, just inside the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unity boundary
Published: August 9, 2015
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Months after a residential development was pulled from consideration, a multi-acre campground proposed on the same piece of basin property near Lake Tahoe’s North Shore is receiving mixed reaction.An application outlining up to 550 campsites and various amenities on a 104-acre parcel near Brockway Summit was submitted Friday to Placer County and the Tahoe Regional Planning
Published: August 4, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — It wasn’t too long ago when a pair of local teenagers were going about their normal lives in Incline Village when a persistent pain turned everything upside down.Soon, instead of attending school and hanging out with friends, the girls were focused on the loss of white blood cells and their long, dark hair.Incline High School student
Published: August 5, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Residents got their first look last week at the vision town planners have for a major renovation of a large portion of Donner Pass Road.The Envision DPR project proposes a number of improvements on Truckee’s busiest road between the McIver roundabout near Brickelltown and Cold Stream Road on the west end of town near Donner Memorial State
Published: August 6, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating another anti-Christian graffiti vandalism incident at a North Lake Tahoe church.St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church at 341 Village Blvd. in Incline Village was vandalized sometime between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, officials said Friday afternoon.“The suspect, or suspects, painted graffiti on the church building and a car that
Published: August 7, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. ­— Police have apprehended a man who evaded authorities for two days and is suspected of multiple felonies, including kidnapping and domestic abuse.The Truckee Police Department arrested Corbin Lee Nunnally, 30, on Saturday, after pulling him from a Greyhound bus that was heading for Sacramento. Reno Police Department officials informed TPD investigators that Nunnally had boarded the bus;
Published: August 9, 2015
More than 4,000 people have lost $20 million since October 2013 to scammers pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service.Following the emergence of new variations of widespread tax scams, the IRS issued a warning to taxpayers to remain on high alert and protect themselves against the ever-evolving array of deceitful tactics scammers use to trick people.These schemes — which
Published: August 10, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Nevada County Transportation Commission will host a public information sessions this week in Truckee to gather feedback on the update of its Regional Transportation Plan.According to the commission, the plan’s purpose is to document short-term (10-year) and long-term (20-year) regional transportation needs, and set forth an effective, cost-feasible action plan to meet these needs.The RTP will
Published: August 10, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Sugar Pine Foundation Executive Director Maria Mircheva and two of her staff marched through the demonstration garden last week at Lake Tahoe Community College to check on some of the seedlings planted there in the past.First a few, then five, and then 11 were identified. Most were only six inches tall, mere fractions of the
Published: August 10, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Martis Camp residents may soon have to use an alternative route to the Village of Northstar.On Aug. 4, the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to give the Retreat at Northstar and Martis Camp 60 days to come to an agreement regarding Mill Site Road and Cross Cut Court.If a deal is not reached, the two roads
Published: August 10, 2015
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the Truckee Tahoe Swim Team members, past and present. After eight years of being at the helm of the swim team, I decided to retire.I have been in the competitive world of swimming as a competitor, teacher and coach for 55 years. I can¹t complain about my competitive career; accomplishing Olympic gold medals, making kids
Published: August 10, 2015
We have all heard of global warming and the greenhouse effect, and it is a real thing. We have also seen the product of global warming — Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake are slowly receding.In addition to the lakes, we have also had a declining amount of snow over the past few years. There are hits the world has taken,
Published: August 10, 2015
At our Center for Anxiety & Chronic Worry, we treat many individuals who, due to their anxiety conditions, have a very strong need to seek reassurance from others. There is nothing wrong with asking people for reassurance concerning the need to perform a task in which we have limited information or knowledge.Let’s begin by first discussing the difference between information
Published: August 10, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — As a high school freshman, Jesus Alejandre was a shy student who didn’t look his teachers in the eye.When asked to speak in front of a classroom, he lowered his gaze to the floor and spoke quietly.“I didn’t like speaking in front of people because I was worried about how I sounded as an English language learner,”
Published: August 10, 2015
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — North Tahoe High School 2015 graduate Johanna Gur has been awarded this year’s “Bears in the Woods” scholarship. The “Bears in the Woods” is a University of California, Berkeley, alumni group from all around the Tahoe/Reno area.Johanna will receive $1,500 for each of the four years she attends Cal-Berkeley.Johanna’s scholarship was announced at the “Bears in
Published: August 10, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe recently announced a new partnership with Adventure Risk Challenge.ARC’s year-round programming includes a Summer Immersion Course, which is an exciting opportunity for high school youth who are ready for a challenge and the experience of a lifetime.When not out on an expedition, course participants spend their
Published: August 10, 2015
TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — Jolie and Joey were among animals and humans to help break ground two weeks ago at Tahoe Unleashed Dog Park in Tahoe Vista. Stakes and lines for the fencing were completed by Dog Day in the Park volunteers, and the North Tahoe Public Utility District has started working on clearing a 5-foot-wide area so fencing can
Published: August 10, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — REAL Trends, in partnership with Zillow and Trulia, recently ranked Truckee-based Alison Elder of Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate, affiliated with Chase International, as one of America’s best real estate agents.Elder is listed as 20th among California Realtors in the individual by sides category. “Sides” is a real estate industry term referring to either buyer or seller transaction
Published: August 10, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Food Hub hosted its first “gleaning” event on Monday, July 20.Gleaning is when a team of volunteers harvests vegetables that would otherwise go to waste in the field, and donate that perfectly good food to local food banks and hunger-relief agencies.“This could be North Lake Tahoe’s first organized gleaning event, and our organization is thrilled to
Published: August 10, 2015
Local libraries continue to be busy! One way to engage the community is with changing exhibits of hobbies and interests.Currently, the Prim Library at Sierra Nevada College has a very comprehensive display of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association from the vision of Glen Hampton in 1981 to today’s 165-mile singletrack multiuse trail that exists because of the dreams and dedicated
Published: August 10, 2015
Corporate earnings are the primary driver of stock prices. Earnings reporting season is just about over. So far, 87 percent of S&P 500 companies have already reported for the second quarter.According to research from FactSet, 73 percent of the reporting companies had earnings above their estimate, and 51 percent reported sales above the mean estimate.So far, earnings for S&P companies
Published: August 10, 2015

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