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INCLINE VILLAGE — It’s that moment right before the bride is about to walk down the aisle that Shannon Morse favors most. “It’s my last chance to tell her to ‘cherish this moment and be present’ and I get to tell her how beautiful she looks just before she takes that first step towards the rest of her life,” Morse
Published: July 29, 2015
Deciding when you can afford retire can be a difficult decision. If you have a fixed pension from your employer it may not be so challenging. However, if you have your own 401K to manage that decision can require a lot of thought and planning. You’re going to have to estimate your life expectancy, health care costs and returns from
Published: July 29, 2015
Published: July 29, 2015
This social media data cheatsheet is designed to help you explain to your boss the value of social media and justify that what you do each and every day is an important activity. If you are like me, then you are probably spending a fair amount of time online. You follow your competitors, analyze their activities, come up with new
Published: July 29, 2015
Nevada’s unemployment rate for June was 6.9 percent, up a bit from the 6.6 percent recorded in May.The rate increased in not only Las Vegas but Reno-Sparks and Carson City by about three tenths in each jurisdiction.But Bill Anderson, chief economist for the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, said a year over year comparison is a much better indicator
Published: July 29, 2015
Gold. Yes, gold. That’s the point of a recent Wall Street Journal article by Jason Zweig that likened gold to a “pet rock.” It’s hard to disagree.Gold is thought to be a safe haven during hard times and an inflation hedge when consumer prices are rising. But recent activity says the opposite. Gold fell during most of the 2008 financial
Published: July 29, 2015
Hold on to your wallets, you Dems out there. Here comes Hillary – after all of us, actually, and not just you!Last week she made known her plan to significantly increase the tax on long term capital gains for we and thee! It’s currently 20% (plus, of course, the Obama exaction of another 3.8% to help save Medicare) if your
Published: July 29, 2015
I know. I said I was not going to be baking again until fall. I also said I would not be eating chocolate again until it was legal to wear my oh-so slimming winter coat. (Full length baby!) But last week, after a vigorous swim in the calorie-burning cold lake (the dog knocked my Gucci sunglasses off the dock) I
Published: July 29, 2015
Does your child need a sports physical for the upcoming school year?Incline Village Community Hospital is providing low cost, cash-pay sports physicals for school-aged children of the Incline Village/Crystal Bay community for just $25.The physical satisfies the requirements for Incline school sports programs and Pop Warner Football.The physicals will be on August 6 from 5–8 p.m., by appointment only at
Published: July 29, 2015
Reno, NV – The beginning of school is still weeks away for most people, but health officials and immunization advocates are urging students to get their shots now and escape the traditional back-to-school rush.“Parents and students can avoid long lines and waiting if they schedule immunization appointments now,” said Lynnie Shore, Washoe County Health District Immunization Coordinator. “At this point
Published: July 29, 2015
As we turn the calendar to August this weekend maybe some of the issues in our roundabout will end. It seems some folks do not understand a roundabout is to keep traffic moving. It has been very challenging lately so drive carefully if using the roundabout. It could be very interesting under the blue moon on Friday night!Please remember that
Published: July 29, 2015
Sometimes when I’m out running and reveling in the scenic splendor of this incredible world we live in, I have to ask myself if there is anything I could possibly contribute that might be useful. Today I have the answer. No.However, with a little help from our friends, we could create a placebo to allow over 7 billion people to
Published: July 29, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — In response to a lack of white winters in recent years, Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area’s prayers for some green was answered. As of Tuesday morning, Tahoe XChad received $52,518.30 in community donations toward a fundraising goal of $80,000, said Valli Murnane, manager of the ski area.“We are extraordinarily grateful for the support of our skiers,
Published: July 29, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A natural gas leak that prompted evacuations in Glenshire over the weekend was quickly contained, according to police.On the morning of July 25, a contractor working at Glenshire Elementary at 10990 Dorchester Drive reportedly struck a gas line while installing new parking areas.Southwest Gas appeared on scene to repair the line, and within an hour of the
Published: July 29, 2015
Celebrate all of the reading you’ve done this summer with a firefighter, crafts, raffles, refreshments, and free books! Get up close and personal with a real life community hero—a firefighter. He’s bringing his truck too! A big thank you to North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District. We are gearing up for a fun filled party:SnacksMask making stationButton making stationRaffle prizes,
Published: July 30, 2015
Comedian and actor Steve Hytner will headline the Tahoe Comedy North show at the Crystal Bay Casino on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 8:30.Hytner has made an indelible impression on both the large and small screens. Currently he can be seen on the new ABC comedy “Modern Family.” He’s brought his unique
Published: July 30, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Lake Tahoe SummerFest’s fourth season, “Passport to a World of Music,” will bring Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn to audiences from July 31 to Aug. 16. The three-weekend series of nine different concerts will transport attendees through masterpieces translated by renowned artists and a nationally acclaimed orchestra of 40 players. Timeless music as a force of nature
Published: July 30, 2015
The Tahoe-Nevada Chapter of the American Association of University Women will award $20,000 in scholarship funds to deserving women and girls in the Incline Village community area. These include two recipients from Incline High School, four continuing college students (renewals), two re-entry education/graduate students and four Incline Middle School recipients for Summer/Fall enrichment programs.“We are excited to be able to
Published: July 30, 2015
Reno, NV (July 23, 2015) – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced that five high school seniors from the Washoe County School District (WCSD) have been awarded college-sponsored scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year.“These five students are outstanding scholars, and we are extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said WCSD Chief School Performance Officer Dr. Paul LaMarca. “We join with
Published: July 30, 2015
Each year in the United States, more than 400 people are struck by lightning. On average, between 55 and 60 people are killed; hundreds of others suffer permanent neurological disabilities. Most of these tragedies can be avoided with a few simple precautions. When thunderstorms threaten, get to a safe place. Lightning safety is an inconvenience that can save your life.
Published: July 30, 2015
Like most government agencies, a lot of time is spent reviewing the proposed budget for each fiscal year. Conversely, as we close out the books during the dog days of summer, rarely do your hear much about our actual revenue and expenditure results. While it typically takes a number of months to fully close out the books and complete the
Published: July 30, 2015
Building on its operatic 10th Anniversary Celebration series from July, Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with a new series titled Mozart in the mountains.The first concert is on Sunday, August 2 at 5 p.m. at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson City (3680 Hwy. 395 South).The program opens with Mozart¹s Sinfonie Concertante KV 364,
Published: July 30, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The pool of candidates is narrowing in Tahoe Forest Hospital District’s search for a permanent leader.Since the search was launched nearly three months ago, roughly 1,000 emails and more than 100 phone calls have been made to high level health care executives in California and beyond, said Don Whiteside, managing director of executive search for HFS Consultants,
Published: July 30, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for June 17-30, as provided to the Sierra Sun by PCSO staff.June 17A man was arrested on the 7700 block of Pinedrop Lane in Tahoe Vista around 3:45 a.m. when he made a call for service but was discovered to be under the influence
Published: July 30, 2015
The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce is holding a community workshop Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Truckee Town Hall at 10183 Truckee Airport Road, to engage the community in the development of a Truckee Brand.“The Chamber is taking the lead on this public/private marketing initiative to promote Truckee as not only a great place to play, but a
Published: July 30, 2015
California Sen. Ted Gaines will host a Community Coffee event at Wild Cherries Coffee House in Truckee on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 10-11 a.m.“It’s an opportunity for Truckee/North Lake Tahoe residents to meet Senator Gaines and get assistance with state-related matters,” a Gaines spokeswoman said.Wild Cherries is located at 11429 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. No RSVP is required. Call
Published: July 30, 2015
January 9, 1931 – July 25, 2015Willem (Bill) George Constantin Parson passed away in his sleep July 25, 2015 at his home on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore.Bill was eighty-four years old and had a full life. His years in Romania, where he was born to Dutch parents, were followed by life in India and then the eventual move to the
Published: July 30, 2015
Most of you have seen the so-called “Stella Awards” floating around the Internet – named for 81-year old Stella Liebeck, who spilled coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonalds. What was not reported is that McDonalds had been sued dozens of times before for its dangerously hot coffee.The Stella Awards purport to be true stories of a legal system gone
Published: July 30, 2015
THE TAHOE TEN: upcoming events you CAN’T miss1. Blue Moon kayak tourThis Friday is a blue moon (a full moon happening twice in the same month). If you’re looking for a truly unique way to view the blue moon, you may want to consider Friday’s full moon kayak tour with Tahoe Adventure Company. The trip is 1 to 3 miles,
Published: July 30, 2015
California is full of hidden gems. Take the Trinity Alps Wilderness, for example. Located off of Highway 299 about 50 miles west of Redding, the 500,000-plus-acre wilderness — the second largest in the state — boasts more than 50 alpine lakes sprinkled at the feet of stark granite peaks reaching 9,000 feet in elevation. More than 600 miles of trails
Published: July 30, 2015
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

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