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Truckee-Donner Historical Society (TDHS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose MISSION is to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the aboriginal, natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical history of the Town of Truckee and surrounding area. Our VISION is to preserve and protect the history of Truckee.TDHS was founded in 1968 and designated a 501(c)(3) in 1971. All TDHS
Published: June 1, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — TTUSD’s Social Emotional Readiness Project, a pilot program focused on healthy emotional development of children birth to five, is wrapping up a very successful first year.Funded by First Five Nevada County, the project goal is to help children enter kindergarten with the solid emotional and behavioral foundation that research shows is crucial to their ability to learn
Published: June 1, 2016
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — Last week, JMA Ventures announced the acquisition of Homewood High & Dry Marina by a JMA Ventures investment affiliate and Somera Capital Management.As part of JMA Ventures’ long-term plan to create a world-class destination on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, the marina will round out the existing summer and winter offerings of Homewood Mountain Resort and
Published: June 1, 2016
Roxana Cabrera was a shy and nervous young woman in 2009 when she arrived for Adventure Risk Challenge’s (ARC) five-week summer course. As she left home, she remembers needing to “give (her parents) an enormous hug, which would last for 40 days.”During the course, Roxana was challenged to become a leader who navigated her classmates through the Desolation Wilderness, spoke
Published: June 1, 2016
I have said it many times, but Truckee is the best town, in the best state, in the best country in the known world! Examples:1. After 21 years at Tahoe Forest Hospital, my wife, Carol, tore a rotator cuff and was forced to retire because of the surgery and recovery time. Her fellow nurses, and Pastor Mike and the congregation
Published: June 1, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — After developing debilitating neck and shoulder pain, postural problems and nerve pain from years of exercising and playing Division I college soccer without adequate support, Squaw Valley resident and personal trainer Catherine Betts set out to create a new kind of sports bra.The result is the Betts Fit Sports Bra, which provides women with the ultimate
Published: June 1, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Roughly 30 Truckee and North Tahoe High School students recently experienced what it would be like to work as an orthopedic surgeon with the help of University of Nevada Medical School and Tahoe Forest Health System.The students who are enrolled in AP biology and human body systems classes were taken on a tour in mid-May of the
Published: June 1, 2016
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School invites district students and families to come together and celebrate an end to the school year on Friday, June 3, from 4-9 p.m. at the Northstar Skating Rink for the school’s annual Great Skate event.The third-annual Great Skate is a community-wide event that includes roller-skating, DJ music, raffle prizes and a silent auction.“We’re thrilled to bring
Published: June 1, 2016
Freddie Mac recently predicted that 2016 might be the best year for housing in a decade, considering that within most sectors, sales, construction and prices set to reach new recent highs.They base this on several factors, including mortgage rates, employment, household formation, rising home inventories and increasing prices.Second homes are not as rare as one might expect. In fact, more
Published: June 1, 2016
The recent incident where a bear trap was set by the Nevada Department of Wildlife in Incline Village is a reminder that all property owners need to be vigilant when it comes to securing their home or condo from the native wildlife.While the majority of the publicity and news articles are focused on issues concerning bears in search of food,
Published: June 1, 2016
Residential home sales contracts have a clause that addresses the condition of the property when escrow closes and occupancy is delivered.It is amazing to see the various misunderstandings of the standard addressed in the offers the parties sign. While it is simply stated in the contracts, there seems to be many interpretations when people move out of their homes.The two
Published: June 1, 2016
Snow plant season has arrived. The beautiful red plants are popping up all around the village. With the predicted high temps in the valley this coming weekend should be a busy time at Tahoe. And yes, it is time once again for the annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Tahoe on Sunday, June 5.There is still time to donate
Published: June 1, 2016
I was depressed upon reading Jim Clark’s column in the May 26th issue of the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, “How can Trump pillory Hillary?”The article was devoted to the subject of how Donald Trump could denigrate Hillary Clinton. I am not a Hillary supporter. If you recall, during the Clinton presidency, there was some issue regarding a client file missing
Published: June 1, 2016
Wow. I came across a letter the other day dated February 25, 1977, from Iva Toguri, aka Tokyo Rose.For those too young to have heard of Tokyo Rose, she was a personality on Radio Tokyo during World War II. She played popular American music and propagated propaganda that would make our presidential candidates look like preschoolers.She would sometimes tell her
Published: June 1, 2016
The 2016 Primary Election will soon be history. Let’s look ahead to this fall’s General Election.In November, the Washoe County School Board will ask voters to approve ballot proposition WC1, which would authorize a 7 percent increase in Washoe County’s sales tax rate to finance issuance of $781 million in County School Bonds.The money would be used to conduct repairs,
Published: June 1, 2016
One of the safest predictions on Wall Street is that the market will be volatile. You’ll never hear an analyst predict a calm and smooth market, nor an investment advisor (yours truly included).So as we enter summer, expect volatility, though not as volatile (please!) as a year ago. Here are my reasons:First, we’re seven years into a bull market in
Published: June 1, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — My neighbor Mikey has been feeding me all winter and it has not been pretty. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good cook — his cooking just doesn’t look good on me.Beginning in October of last year, he was dropping off incredible pastries, lemon bars and all manners of baked yummies that went right to my tummy
Published: June 1, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — In a given summer month, somewhere between 10.8 and 11.8 million visitor trips are made from one point to another within the Lake Tahoe Basin, according to new data recently released by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Tahoe Transportation District.Another 4.4 million trips are made by residents and commuters. To say there is
Published: June 1, 2016
Who speaks for the silent majority in Incline Village? Obviously not the current IVGID Board of Trustees, which was elected by the people of this village to protect and promote their interests.We need a Board of Trustees that first and foremost devotes its attention to preserve and enhance the high quality of life that people came here for.We need a
Published: June 1, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With the summer season nearing and temperatures rising, area law enforcement officials are reminding locals and visitors that parking areas for trailheads and other outdoor gathering places are tempting to vehicle burglars searching for unattended targets of opportunity.“I’ve said this over and over — don’t be an easy victim,” said Lt. Jeff Clark of the Washoe
Published: June 1, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Village Visitors Center is launching a new “Artist Loft,” featuring unique Tahoe art from regional artists in the disciplines of oil paintings, photography and bronze sculptures.Meet the creators — Rob Retting, Monika Piper Johnson and June Towill Brown — at an artist’s reception and ribbon cutting event on Friday, June 3, from 4-6 p.m.
Published: June 2, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — It’s been nearly four months since vandals severed the head and hands of a granite Virgin Mary statue in Kings Beach, the latest in a string of church vandalism crimes throughout North Lake Tahoe.While no new crimes have been reported since the Feb. 14 incident at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, local law enforcement
Published: June 2, 2016
The sophistry of downsizing as a concession from Tahoe developers to gain project approval is creating a broken system. Actually, downsizing is a backhanded acknowledgement that development at proposal scale is too much.It has become a tool that is supposed to leave stakeholders feeling better that the smaller project could have been worse (that is to say larger).Too often, the
Published: June 2, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Some women are intimidated to get into golf because they had a negative experience, or they think they might get laughed at, stared at, etc.The reality is that golf is more welcoming to women now than ever. Here are a few ways women can get started or more involved in golf this season at the Incline
Published: June 2, 2016
The sophistry of downsizing as a concession from Tahoe developers to gain project approval is creating a broken system. Actually, downsizing is a backhanded acknowledgement that development at proposal scale is too much.It has become a tool that is supposed to leave stakeholders feeling better that the smaller project could have been worse (that is to say larger).Too often, the
Published: June 2, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for May 25-31.May 25DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: In the 3000 block of Lakeshore Blvd., deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. Parties were separated and there was no further incident.WARRANT: In the 3000 block of Lakeshore Blvd., deputies made an
Published: June 2, 2016
“Endorsed By Those We Don’t Trust.”The above is a variant of the header of the endorsement ad run by Jason Guinasso, a candidate for Assembly District 26, as published on page 26 of the May 26 Bonanza.The top two on the list are establishment RINOs (our governor and lieutenant governor), who gave us the largest tax increase in the history
Published: June 2, 2016
Incline High School hosted a flag raising ceremony on Friday, May 27, honoring soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in honor of Memorial Day. The The school would like to give a special thanks to the Incline JROTC Highlander Battalion for conducting the flag ceremony, which was composed of 15 cadets. In addition, thanks to Cadet Lt. Col. Symone Dees,
Published: June 2, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The semifinalists for the national ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign include an impressive array of students who challenge themselves, high schools and community colleges that defy expectations and businesses committed to educational and career advancement for their employees and communities. A national selection committee composed of seven education and workforce leaders recently chose four semifinalists
Published: June 2, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — It’s been nearly four months since vandals severed the head and hands of a granite Virgin Mary statue in Kings Beach, the latest in a string of church vandalism crimes throughout North Lake Tahoe.While no new crimes have been reported since the Feb. 14 incident at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, local law enforcement
Published: June 2, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Whether you’re hungry for access to fresh, locally grown food on a weekday or weekend, the Truckee-Tahoe region has no shortage of options this summer season.In Truckee, there are two farmers markets, taking place Tuesdays and Sundays.The Truckee Community Farmers Market is launching its second season as a market on Sunday, June 5, in the Tri Counties
Published: May 31, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.YOUR TAHOE WEEKEND: TOP TEN events you CAN’T missBelow are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10
Published: June 2, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Whether you spend the day roving through the Sierra Nevada forests, scaling towering cliffs at Donner Summit, or navigating the blue Lake Tahoe waters off Incline Beach — whatever your flavor of outdoor fun is — there’s a shared exercise at the end of (or even during) many people’s summer day: enjoying craft beer.With that in mind,
Published: June 2, 2016
Charles “Chuck” Pratt passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, May 29, 2016, after complications from cancer.He was born September 25, 1946, in Berkeley, California, although most of his youth was spent in Walnut Creek. He attended the Armstrong Business College then enrolled in the University of Reno for a semester, but that summer, found
Published: June 2, 2016
Given the number of mutants showing up in any “X-Men” film, the overflowing cast becomes the equivalent of superhero hoarding.Pity the poor critic, for whom, writing a coherent review presents an organizational nightmare. Having already grossed over $250 million during its opening days, the effort to help us out by keeping the story relatively simple, appears to be paying off.Under
Published: June 2, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — If the popularity of America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride reveals one thing, it’s that riding a bike around Lake Tahoe has widespread allure.The annual 72-mile ride celebrates 25 years in 2016. More than 3,300 amateur riders will take to the roadways around Lake Tahoe for a clockwise loop on Sunday, June 5.The event also includes
Published: June 2, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Prolonged drought, record high numbers of dead trees and upcoming warmer weather all add up to prime conditions for wildfire danger in California this year. Clearing property of dead or dying trees, and other fire fuel that has accumulated as a result of these conditions, is the best way to reduce fire hazards.Placer County Environmental Utilities
Published: June 3, 2016
Even as the primary season and nominations are all but secure, we are just now entering the political fray.California is entering our first wave of elections in what has already been a very busy election year. With key initiatives and a slew of candidates on everyone’s ballot, make sure you take the time to educate yourself before you cast your
Published: June 3, 2016
California is at the forefront of attempts to legalize physician aid-in-dying. For two decades, the Legislature has intermittently attempted to make it legal for doctors to aid in allowing their patients to die with dignity.Several terminally ill patients sued the State asking that their doctors be allowed to prescribe pills they could take to end their lives.The case Christy Lynne
Published: June 3, 2016
OK, so I know that I have been a bit heavy on the historical side of wine these past couple of months, but the 40th anniversary of what may well be the most important piece of wine writing in American history takes place this week, and I simply cannot let it pass without paying homage. So open up a Stag’s
Published: June 3, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Mountain Comfort Furnishings, a high-quality furniture and custom design showroom with branches in Truckee and Frisco, Colo. — marked its 30th anniversary in May 2016.The company is celebrating the anniversary by conducting a month-long 30-percent-off sale at both locations, with several promotions benefiting nonprofits.According to a news release, since its 1986 opening in Summit County, Colo., Mountain
Published: June 3, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes.Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches wide on the longest side) to snapshots@sierrasun.com with information about what’s going on in the photo,
Published: June 3, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Sierra Sun, in partnership with the Tahoe Daily Tribune, publishes a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have
Published: June 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A Maryland-based company is looking at the old Barsell Property in Truckee to potentially build a hotel and an affordable housing development.Triumph Development will hold an open house on Monday, June 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Moody’s Bistro in downtown Truckee to share its proposal for the vacant 10.3-acre site at the Interstate 80/Donner Pass Road interchange
Published: June 2, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Michael Candelario, a former owner of the Lake Tahoe Brewing Company, turned himself into the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning.Detectives were searching for Candelario, 33, after he failed to appear for his court hearing earlier this month, prompting the court to issue two felony warrants for his arrest.The former businessman — who had plans to
Published: June 2, 2016
STATELINE, Nev. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Marine 7 received its first call not long after its maiden voyage for the 2016 season.On Monday at 1:30 p.m., Marine 7 was on routine patrol and noticed a Jet Ski stopped about a 1/8 of a mile off the shore of Nevada Beach, near Lake Tahoe’s South Shore, officials said.When they
Published: June 3, 2016
Designing with mirrors is not new. “Our ancient ancestors fashioned mirrors from polished stones as early as 4000 B.C.; (but) it wasn’t until the first century that the Romans introduced a very rudimentary mirror made of glass,“ writes Bill Rau of M.S. Rau Antiques.Historically, “the early church viewed the mirror as a symbol of sin and vanity and it was
Published: June 6, 2016
RENO, Nev. — Rising pet health care costs and advances in veterinary services mean treatment for unexpected illness or injury could cost 70 percent more than it would have five years ago, according to Healthy Paws Pet Insurance’s website. Embrace Pet Insurance’s site, meanwhile, explains that veterinary fees increased 85 percent between January 2000 and December 2011. During that same
Published: June 6, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Excessive speed played a factor in a single-vehicle crash that killed two Reno teenagers Friday night on Highway 267 between Lake Tahoe and Truckee, officials said.According to a Monday morning statement from the California Highway Patrol, a 15-year-old male from Reno was illegally driving a 1995 Jeep Cherokee northbound on 267, north of the Northstar California intersection
Published: June 6, 2016
Have you ever walked into a room that seemed to tilt to one side even though the floor was perfectly level? Having had the opportunity to work with many, many clients through the years, I’ve seen this situation often.The problem is simply one of visual weight. Did you know that your eyes assign greater weight to objects that are large
Published: June 6, 2016
Will Rogers had some unique insight into stock investing when he said, “Don’t gamble, take all of your savings and buy a good stock, hold it until it goes up, then sell it. If it don’t go up, don’t buy it.”That’s great advice — just never buy stocks that don’t go up and you’ll never have a loss, quite simple.If
Published: June 6, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — While an exact groundbreaking date remains uncertain, a multimillion-dollar project designed to reduce traffic congestion in Tahoe City is slated to rev up after the Fourth of July.The Highway 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project consists of replacing the aging Fanny Bridge with a new two-lane bridge over the Truckee River, realigning Highway 89 and installing three
Published: June 6, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Emergency crews air-lifted a 33-year-old woman Friday from the rugged Sierra Nevada near Donner Summit after she fell while rock climbing.According to a news release, the Truckee woman fell Friday while attempting to scale Snowshed Wall, suffering major injuries. California Highway Patrol officials had to extract the climber via helicopter, with help from the Truckee Fire Protection
Published: June 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The town of Truckee, in partnership with the Sierra Business Council, is introducing a program through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that is expected to provide affordable and flexible financing and technical assistance workshops to eligible residents and businesses of Truckee.Federal CDBG programs are designed to stimulate economic growth and improve the living conditions of residents
Published: June 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A local favorite kick-off to summer returns for its 13th year this weekend.The Truckee Duckee Derbee rubber duck race on the Truckee River at River Ranch Lodge raises funds for the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe, and includes music, barbecue, raffle, dog costume contest and more on Sunday, June 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.“This year we
Published: June 7, 2016
At the June 2 Squaw Valley Municipal Advisory Council presentation regarding the proposed Base to Base Gondola project to connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts, Sierra Watch Executive Director Tom Mooers made the comment that the Sierra crest is no place for the B2B Gondola.Please look around, Mr. Mooers. From Ward Peak in the south to Granite Chief in
Published: June 7, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Lake Tahoe is known around the world for its winters, but summer is the more popular time of year, and with good reason. Clear skies, warm weather and a seemingly limitless variety of outdoor pursuits are at everyone’s fingertips.The summer months are also filled with a host of entertainment options to go along with the great outdoors.
Published: June 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Two Truckee teenage brothers, Jacob and Nicholas Villaman — a.k.a. “Los Hermanos” — traveled all the way to Barcelona, Spain, to compete in the country’s largest international all hip hop dance competition.At ages 14 and 16, they competed in the adult pairs category against 30 other teams and took third place and received some of the highest
Published: June 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dr. Kim Bateman will present highlights from her new book, “Crossing the Owl’s Bridge: A Guide For Grieving People Who Still Love,” as part of this week’s Sierra College Insights.“Although we have to say goodbye to our material relationship, we are also being presented with a chance to say hello to a different type of relationship,” says
Published: June 7, 2016
Some students struggle to find reading material that they like. Everything is “boring.” Summer is a great time to encourage exploration of new genres.How about graphic novels (we used to call them comic books), Goosebumps (scary books), the Guinness Book of World Records (strange and fun), or a variety of magazines?Reading is reading. It need not be highbrow literature to
Published: June 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week’s question: How do you cool off at Truckee-Tahoe?Here are answers, as asked Monday in Truckee:Adam Freeman, self-employed, Truckee: “Get on the water. Get on a friend’s boat or get on a paddleboard.”Glenn Urban, retired, Tahoe Donner: “Kayak on Donner Lake.”Kari Chalstrom, real estate agent, Truckee: “Head to Donner Lake and get on the boat or
Published: June 7, 2016
Volatility and Investment Trends forum ThursdayTahoe-Truckee residents are invited to join the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation for a free forum on Volatility and Investment Trends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center in Incline Village.Attend to learn more about important economic trends, insights and relevant issues presented by Canterbury Consulting and members
Published: June 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus’s annual spring concert series took place April 23-24 at Assumption Catholic Church in Truckee.The two-concert series featured a wide variety of music selections that embodied the theme, “Sing for Joy!”The 50-voice chorus, under the direction of Susan K. Horst, was joined by the Diablo Valley Symphonic Orchestra performing Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de
Published: June 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Local nonprofit Trails & Vistas is taking its mission of creating community and celebrating the arts and nature to new levels this summer by collaborating with the Truckee Donner Land Trust on an innovative program of guided ecology, art, and history hikes.Art and nature intersect with creative experiences with music, and award winning pein air artists at
Published: June 7, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — At the June 1 Board of Education meeting, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District honored 18 retirees for years of service and contributions to our youth and community.Their careers are marked with dedication, hard work and personal achievements. Combined, these outstanding individuals have 419 years of service to the school district and its scholars. The retirees recognized
Published: June 7, 2016
Kids will be kids, as the saying goes.It all sounds rather harmless in the context of a young’n (as I’m told they once were called) pulling the classic “I’ll get into paint and smear it all over the house” routine, or teenagers sneaking out of the house to hang with friends after bed-time.I did my fair share of mischief between
Published: June 7, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The next major chapter regarding the controversial Martis Valley West development project could be revealed this Thursday.The seven-member Placer County Planning Commission will meet at 10 a.m. at Granlibakken Resort, located at 725 Granlibakken Road in Tahoe City, to discuss the project.According to the meeting’s agenda, the commission is being asked by staff to recommend the
Published: June 7, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Jennifer Montgomery will apparently return for a third consecutive term as District 5 Supervisor for Placer County, according to unofficial primary election results.The incumbent Montgomery, a Democrat, cruised to victory in Tuesday night’s primary, garnering 63.48 percent of votes cast in the county, compared to challenger Michael Babich’s 36.10 percent.Out of 81 precincts reporting, Montgomery tallied
Published: June 8, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Another summer season, another healthy black bear killed by the Nevada Department of Wildlife at Lake Tahoe.According to the Associated Press, and as first reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal, Nevada wildlife officials this week said they were forced to kill a 2-year-old bear last week that was reportedly posing a growing danger at Sand Harbor State
Published: June 8, 2016
I was writing my college admissions essay in the fall of 1959. Subject and content: Unknown. My father was at the dining room table, too, doing the paperwork to buy three tumble-down old cabins on a couple of acres at Homewood, Lake Tahoe, near 4th of July Creek, for $12,000. We both got what we wanted.A few years later, early
Published: June 8, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Deborah Urich, a Tahoe National Forest Fisheries and Aquatics Biologist, and David Lass, Field Director for the Truckee branch of Trout Unlimited, recently received the “Rise to the Future Award,” a national recognition awarded annually for excellence and leadership in Fisheries, Hydrology, Soil Science, and Air programs.Urich and Lass are being honored for their key roles in
Published: June 8, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Next Tuesday’s Good Morning Truckee meeting will focus an introducing a few new leaders to the community.The following people will be on hand June 14 to discuss their backgrounds, what brought them to Truckee, and where they see their organizations and businesses headed in the future:Harry Weis: Chief Executive Officer with the Tahoe Forest Health System.LaRue Griffin:
Published: June 8, 2016
The Sugar Pine Foundation was founded in 2004 with a simple mission to restore sugar pines and other white pines into Tahoe’s forests.These majestic white pines used to comprise over 25% of our local forests and now make up less the 5%. Logging, fire suppression and the introduction of the non-native fungal pathogen white pine blister rust have dramatically reduced
Published: June 8, 2016
The North Tahoe Family Resource Center (NTFRC) provides an integrated system of comprehensive services to families and individuals in our region.Staying close to the needs of community members, NTFRC provides access to resources and support systems which allow residents to thrive. Four years ago, NTFRC staff members recognized that cultural stigma, language barriers, and societal disconnect kept Latino community members
Published: June 8, 2016
Beach days are here at last! Hiking up high is still a challenge because of all the drifts, but hiking to a beach at the lake is always perfect.As a reminder, to attend the free economic forum, “Volatility and Investment Trends” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, call 775-298-0184 or just attend.Flag
Published: June 8, 2016
The world of mortgage lending has changed dramatically in the post-recession era and that is quite evident with the way that property appraisals are handled these days.Prior to the recession and the implosion of the banking industry, buyers could usually ask their lender to have a particular appraiser perform the appraisal of their property.One of the primary reasons for handling
Published: June 8, 2016
Everything in real estate must be written with few exceptions. As such, it would make sense that the written documents would be cherished and kept in a safe place for reference in case they are needed.We have experienced several occasions lately where old documents were needed to clear title. One was 25 years old, but was needed to complete the
Published: June 8, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — After fielding several concerns from South Shore property owners, the South Lake Tahoe City Council will reconsider a proposed ban on multi-family properties serving as vacation home rentals.The council approved several changes to its Vacation Home Rental Ordinance at its Tuesday meeting this week, but voted to remove references to multi-family properties from the changes
Published: June 8, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — El Dorado County health officials were notified Tuesday by the California Department of Public Health that a flea from a Yellow pine chipmunk in the South Lake Tahoe area has tested positive for plague.The flea was reportedly sampled from one of three rodents trapped in the Fallen Leaf Campground area during “routine plague surveillance” on
Published: June 8, 2016
The economy grew at an anemic 0.8 percent annual rate in the first quarter and is expected to grow 2.5 percent in the second quarter. Fed Chair Yellen expects growth to pick up later in the year and next, but we’ve heard that before.I remember when 3 percent growth was unacceptably low. Now it seems to be unattainably high. It’s
Published: June 8, 2016
The immediate crisis is over. The next challenge is figuring out how to best help a child get his or her life back after an attempted suicide.A lot of anxiety may occur as many of the supports that your child received from mental health services are no longer in place. You may wonder how protective you need to be, when
Published: June 8, 2016
The “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” continue to assault GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump.Last week, Trump spoke in San Jose. After the presentation, his supporters were bloodied and egg-splattered by a mob reportedly organized by MoveOn.Org and Black Lives Matter (who provided and paid for the anti-Trump signs). The mob featured protestors waving Mexican flags and burning U.S. flags.In
Published: June 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — As we’ve been experiencing lately, fires started by lightning at Tahoe-Truckee peak in the summer months and in the late afternoon and early evening.Know what to do to keep you and your family safe when storms strike:• If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lightning. Look for shelter inside a home, large building, or
Published: June 8, 2016
Tahoe Silicon Mountain next week will host Dr. Graham M. Kent to present: “Wildfire and Artificial Intelligence: How a Middle School Project Turned into Tahoe’s Sophisticated Wildfire Early Detection System.”“As the fire season grows longer every year, and the environmental and economic impact of fire storms such as the Rim and King Fires grows, the need for early wildfire detection
Published: June 9, 2016
The end of a school year tends to be hectic. Students are faced with a lot of projects and have some anticipation about change in their daily routine as summer draws near. School has a very comforting rhythm for most children and the expectation of that changing can create a little bit of anxiety. The other week, I worked with
Published: June 9, 2016
Each and every Incline Village/Crystal Bay registered voter has a chance to really make his or her vote count over the next week.The Registrar of Voters is expecting a very low turnout for the June 14 primary election in Nevada. That is bad news for our democracy, but good news for those of us who exercise our right to select
Published: June 9, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for June 1-7.June 2GRAND LARCENY: In the 900 block of Lakeshore Blvd., an online report was filed for Grand Larceny.June 3PETIT LARCENY: In the 800 block of Carano Ct., an online report was filed for Petit Larceny.June 4TRESPASS: In the
Published: June 9, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Cobalt Artist Studio in Incline Village will showcase the artistry and talents of internationally recognized bronze artist and local resident June Towill Brown on Saturday, June 11, from 4-6 p.m.Brown — well known for the bronze sculptures she created that are displayed within the Incline Gateway Roundabout — will offer a live sculpting demonstration and reception
Published: June 9, 2016
Vote Horan, Morris, Price for IVGID boardAfter reading the IVGID trustees candidates statements in the May 19 Bonanza and attending the May 24 Candidate Forum at Sierra Nevada College, I have come to the conclusion that the voters in Incline Village/Crystal Bay have a clear choice to make.That choice is between (1) electing trustees who support a positive functioning IVGID
Published: June 9, 2016
The Incline High School JROTC program is seeking donations to send 10 local youth between the ages of 14 and 17 to a summer program called Devil Pups that involves spending 10 days at the U.S. Marine Corps Camp Pendleton base in Southern California.The teens will gain skills in leadership, self-confidence, self-control, teamwork, responsibility, good citizenship, personal discipline and respect
Published: June 9, 2016
I’m hanging up my cleats. Perhaps an unexpected statement from a 68-year-old woman, and one you might immediately have translated as metaphorical. In this particular case, it’s literal. The decision was difficult to make and difficult to share, because it represents an end to Many Things Wonderful. When I was a child, one very real goal was to be the
Published: June 9, 2016
The newest installment of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is made with 10-year-old boys in mind; but as for the rest of us, the film defies explanation.As the film opens, investigative journalist April O’Neil (Megan Fox) calls the boys, er, I mean turtles, to report she is hot on the trail of scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry), an evil talent working
Published: June 9, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — In the summer of 2008, the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association launched a community event called Truckee Thursdays, a weekly gathering for residents and visitors to get a taste of local shops, food, art, live music and more in the heart of downtown.Attendance was respectable from the start, with a couple hundred locals and visitors converging to downtown
Published: June 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Truckee Optimist Brew FestSavor the 11th annual Truckee Optimist Brew Fest on Saturday at the Truckee Regional
Published: June 9, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 11th Summer MusicFest with “Go4Baroque — Summer Solstice Series” this weekend.The program opens with Bach’s Concerto in C minor, BWV 1060, featuring Josue Casillas on flute and Nita Tune on oboe, and continues with Bach’s Cantata BWV 180, Schmücke dich, with soloists Anna Helwing, Becky Earl and
Published: June 9, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Ed Viesturs, best-selling author and extreme adventure mountaineer, will share incredible stories about his life-and-death mountain expeditions in a talk called “No Shortcuts To The Top” to be presented at the Chateau in Incline Village on Monday, June 20.Viesturs is the only American to have summited all of the world’s fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen.The
Published: June 9, 2016
This is ridiculous, but in my world, ridiculous happens.Admittedly, I am the world’s worst shopper since Adam himself. When I walk into a grocery store I overhear whisperings like, “Hey, watch this guy, he never has a list, he never reads labels or looks at prices, he leaves his engine running.”Well, this infirmity of mine always leads to trouble, and
Published: June 9, 2016
For whatever reason, this exercise has eluded the attention of the current crop of politicians, so let’s take a look at what some of their replacements may have in mind at the present time.HILLARY CLINTONImposition of the “Buffett Rule,” requiring those earning more than $1 million per annum to pay at least 30% of their income in taxesCreation of a
Published: June 9, 2016
Tintabulations, Reno’s own premier handbell ensemble, is preparing to perform in the 17th annual International Handbell Symposium to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 27.Selected at the national level, the nonprofit group known as “Tintab” will co-represent America at this worldwide event.To get ready for the appearance, the group is amid its 2016 spring/summer concert series, and the
Published: June 9, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The following are births for the month of May 2016, as submitted to the Sun by Tahoe Forest Hospital.Koa Olive Binney: a boy, was born 5/1/16 to Travis Eckert & Alice Binney of Crystal Bay.Finn Beau: a boy, was born 5/1/16 to Robert & Kacie Salas of Calpine.Samuel Walter-Joseph: a boy, was born 5/4/16 to Chad &
Published: June 9, 2016

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