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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: March 27, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A Truckee man who reportedly showed signs of “increasingly bizarre and unpredictable behavior” was arrested this weekend on suspicion of three felony charges, including vandalism at the town’s cemetery.According to a statement from the Truckee Police Department, officers were called by the Truckee Cemetery District on Saturday, March 26, in reference to vandalism that had apparently occurred overnight
Published: March 27, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — This week’s question: With April Fools’ Day this Friday, what prank would you suggest?Here are answers, as asked Saturday in Tahoe City:Amy Clark, office manager | Tahoma: “At the sink, the sprayer, put Saran wrap around that, so when (whoever) turns the water on, it sprays the person.”Chris Brown, lawyer | Tahoe City: “A Monday morning
Published: March 28, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Hundreds of children and accompanying parents turned out Saturday morning for a massive Easter egg hunt in Tahoe City — one of several that took place in the Tahoe-Truckee region this weekend. Hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department of the Tahoe City Public Utility District, the Spring Eggstravaganza took place at Commons Beach, which was
Published: March 28, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to hit the slopes. Maybe you can’t handle another day in ski boots, or you know the Easter weekend crowds are simply going to be too stifling.On days like that, and considering we still have a good amount of snow across the region, it’s time to check out the miles
Published: March 24, 2016
PHOENIX — Apparently, word leaked to the masses about Spring Training.The Cactus League, one of two divisions that make up MLB’s monthlong preseason, is a hot ticket among baseball-starved fans, who packed into the numerous ballparks in the Phoenix area last week to catch a glimpse of their teams in action — and perhaps scout their rivals.Tickets were tougher than
Published: March 24, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Tahoe resident Roger Huff, the multi-faceted author of “Captain Bucko’s Onboard Cruising Guide” and “Tales and Towns Along the Truckee” has a new book out that he describes as “the most important (and unique) book you will ever read.”“During the early 1970s, Roger worked with the predecessor of the Internet,” according to a news release about
Published: March 26, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Yipee, its asparagus season! I love cooking with asparagus. It can be used in soups, diced into salads and or sautéed as simple side dish. This recipe is light and fresh, making it a lovely addition to any meal. What’s your favorite asparagus recipe? SHAVED ASPARAGUS SALADMakes 2-4 servings Ingredients:1 pound asparagus1/4 cup finely grated
Published: March 26, 2016
SUN VALLEY, Idaho — U.S. Ski Team veteran Marco Sullivan of Squaw Valley capped his career in style — racing in a Lederhosen and a flannel shirt — while Truckee native Tim Jitloff scored his first career super G title at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships on Thursday.Jitloff raced to victory on a tight, twisty and technical track that
Published: March 28, 2016
SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Mikaela Shiffrin and David Chodounsky brought their “A” game to the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom Friday, proving to the rest of the field that it’s hard to beat two of the best slalom skiers in the world.“I need to congratulate Mikaela for showing the world where she stands,” said Lila Lapanja of Incline Village,
Published: March 28, 2016
SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Mikaela Shiffrin wrapped up the season with her second national title in giant slalom Sunday, a day after Kieffer Christianson claimed the men’s GS title. “The first GS win in a long time,” said Shiffrin, who also took the GS title in 2013 at Squaw Valley. “A win is a win, but to be honest, it’s
Published: March 28, 2016
mPOWER, Placer County’s Property Assessed Clean Energy provider, would like to offer some clarification to the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors opinion piece submitted last week by Ellen Grace, “What to know about the PACE Clean Energy Program.”We would like to thank TSBR for its commitment to the energy efficiency and the environment. We share this goal. The opinion printed
Published: March 28, 2016
A recent opinion article explored the pluses and minuses of PACE financing for homeowners (“Tahoe real estate: What to know about the PACE Clean Energy Program”). While I appreciate the word of caution, I’d like to share my perspective on PACE financing.First, I should be clear that I can’t speak to the services and benefits provided by all PACE financing
Published: March 28, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Led by outstanding real estate advisers, European-based Engel & Völkers strengthens its Lake Tahoe presence by adding a second location in Truckee, establishing its latest shop in the landmark Flying A building and bringing unparalleled service to its immediate market and surrounding areas. Engel & Völkers is known for attracting the very best in the industry. The
Published: March 28, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has selected Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows as the proposed site of an Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017. The North Lake Tahoe resort is a candidate for a March 2017 World Cup that would include giant slalom and slalom races. The International Ski Federation will make its final
Published: March 28, 2016
Does your mom spend a lot of time worrying about what might happen next? Is your dad experiencing sudden, unexplained attacks of panic? Is your loved one refusing to leave the house?If your parent or loved one is among the 15% of older adults diagnosed with anxiety annually, you don’t have to be a trained professional, saint or superhero to
Published: March 28, 2016
The largest cross-country resort in North America — Royal Gorge on Donner Summit — hosted two big Nordic races the weekend of March 19-20.Athletes traveled from across the country to compete in the National Masters 10K Classic on Saturday. Many of those racers also competed the next day in the historic California Gold Rush, which doubled as the National Masters
Published: March 28, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Local celebrities and community members came together to support local kids at the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe’s Annual Kids First Breakfast on Saturday, March 19.Guest were treated to a delicious breakfast made by local celebrities at live action cooking stations as well as various performances and speeches.“I thought the pancake griddle and
Published: March 29, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Forest Health System urges all community members to recognize the commitment, sacrifice and hard work of our local physicians on National Doctors’ Day on Wednesday, March 30.The day celebrates the diverse and valuable work doctors perform, and thanks them for their contribution to our health and community.We rely on physicians for a lot of things —
Published: March 29, 2016
ALPINE MEADOWS, Calif. — Two local nonprofits, High Fives Foundation and Achieve Tahoe, hosted a 3-day race camp at for some of the area’s rising stars in adaptive skiing from March 8-10 at Alpine Meadows.Adaptive skiing uses specialized equipment, such as monoskis, to allow people with a wide range of disabilities to take to the snow as dynamically as skiing
Published: March 29, 2016
The BEAR League would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for making this year’s “Paint the Bear” event after the SnowFest! parade a success. The kids had a blast painting their wooden bears, sometimes with the creative help of parents!Thanks go out to Jim Driscoll, woodworking teacher at Truckee H.S. for making the bears, North Tahoe Arts for
Published: March 29, 2016
Even as it snows, the future of Squaw Valley’s water supply is still in question. And massive new development approvals are not part of a responsible answer.This winter’s Squaw Valley Public Services District newsletter includes an update on its proposal to run an eight-mile pipe for a “Redundant Water Supply” from Martis Valley. Go to bit.ly/1RIhEj4 to read it.The update
Published: March 29, 2016
North Lake Tahoe snowboarders again showcased their big-mountain skills on the fourth stop of the Swatch Freeride World Tour in Haines, Alaska, last week. Competing on a nearly 2,000-vertical-foot, helicopter-accessed face in the powdery Chilkat mountains, Sammy Luebke out of Squaw Valley rode his smooth style to a second-place finish to secure the overall men’s snowboard title with one event
Published: March 29, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — JAX at the Tracks recently held a Farm to School Fundraising Feast for Tahoe Food Hub, raising $3,000 for the nonprofit’s Farm to School Fund.This fund brings local food into school meals and educates students on where their food comes from, how it was grown, and how their food purchases can impact the environment, community, and their
Published: March 29, 2016
The Tahoe Junior Freeride Series hosted a National IFSA Junior Event at Squaw Valley this past weekend. The competition was held on Jake’s Face off of the Silverado chair and featured more than 110 skiers and snowboarders between the ages of 12 and 18. Berkeley Patterson of the Sugar Bowl Freeride team topped the field in the male 15-18 ski
Published: March 29, 2016
The first quarter is just about to come to a close, and earnings reporting will get going in the first few weeks of April.At the close of 2015, the consensus forecast was that earnings growth would return to the stock market in the first quarter of this year. Since, several reporting companies have lowered their guidance, and currently the forecast
Published: March 29, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Just like the famous TV show, the “Dancing with our Sierra Stars” fundraiser will pair six Truckee-Tahoe celebrities with professional ballroom dancers to compete this weekend for the coveted mirror ball trophy.This year’s stars — Stephanie Nistler, Gary Botto, Haakon Lang-Ree, Holly Hust, Kurt Smart and Cindy Maciel — may be the best in their respective
Published: March 29, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The Squaw Valley Institute will present best-selling author Steven Kotler at the Resort at Squaw Creek this weekend.Kotler’s presentation will feature insights and theories presented in his and co-author Peter H. Diamandis’ new book “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.”The event is at 6:30 p.m .Saturday, April 2. Doors open at
Published: March 29, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — It’s spring time folks! I have sandals on my feet and I’m looking up through the library’s skylight to behold a gorgeous crystal blue sky. Ah, perfection!I gather most of you feel the same way, and that most of you will turn in the snow shovels for brooms, rakes, trash bags and boxes as you head into spring-cleaning
Published: March 29, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — I could share thousands of examples that show how special our school is and what a great place it is for all children to learn and grow, but I thought it would be more interesting to hear some of the reasons our students love Tahoe Lake.Here are just a few of the responses our students shared:
Published: March 29, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — With 2016 being an election year, the Sierra Sun is devoting time each week to conduct interviews with officials who work for the many public districts and government agencies representing Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.This week, we feature a Q-and-A with Tahoe Forest Hospital District CEO Harry Weis.Sierra Sun: How would you describe the state of the
Published: March 29, 2016
Parents’ Night Out this FridayThe next Parents’ Night Out will be held Friday, April 1, from 6-10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tahoe City. Children ages birth-12 years of age are welcome. A donation of $10 per child per evening is requested. Maximum $20 per family. Activities include: Bible story, craft, music, and a movie. Please feed your
Published: March 29, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A 19-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash on State Route 89 early Saturday morning, March 26.Emergency responders received a report of a crash near Pope Beach about 3:40 a.m. Saturday, said El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jim Byers.Initial reports indicate Jillian Pruitt was driving a Honda Accord northbound on
Published: March 29, 2016
It was 24 years ago when a pair of local journalists conjured a plan to pull off the ultimate April Fools’ Day joke. The only problem was the prank worked a little too well.As the story goes, in March 1992, then-North Lake Tahoe Bonanza photographer Jim Grant and news editor James Robbins decided, with a print edition coming on April
Published: March 29, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Since June, 2013, Truckee Community Theater has offered an exciting mix of Broadway musicals, classic plays, outdoor concerts, and youth theater productions to enthusiastic local audiences. We cast local actors of all ages from Truckee, North Tahoe, and Reno.Our group strives to present theatrical shows of the highest quality at affordable prices. During our first few years,
Published: March 30, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County makes a positive difference in the lives of children facing adversity through a professionally-supported, one-to-one relationship with a caring and responsible individual.Mentors lend support to children’s growth and development through nurturing relationships, leading to greater self-confidence, success in school, positive inter-personal relationships, and avoidance of risk-taking behaviors.In the end, well-supported
Published: March 30, 2016
The slaughter in Brussels reminds us that unquestionably the most important issue facing the five remaining presidential candidates, and those of us who vote for them, is national security and the threat of ISIS. There’s no point in worrying about trade, taxes, government spending, etc., if we’re dead.So what would those who seek to be our leader do if elected?
Published: March 30, 2016
My friend, John Roskey, is re-inventing the windmill in a Carson City aircraft hangar. Fascinated, I visited this modern “Wright brother” at work.John types commands into the computer. Wind blows against my face as I peer inside the wind tunnel, mystified. Nothing in there looks like a windmill to me.John steps up the wind speed several times, then shuts down
Published: March 30, 2016
Generally speaking — it’s not a good idea. Though often subject to more than ordinary scrutiny by the Revenooers, however, a scheme sometimes referred to as “rollover as business startup” (ROBS) or some similar moniker can work if you dot all I’s and cross all T’s.The steps are generally these:New business owner creates a new “C” corporation.New corporation adopts a
Published: March 30, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s unemployment rate dipped to less than 6 percent in February for the first time in eight years.The seasonally adjusted statewide rate was at 5.9 percent. The raw rate, which compares with the state’s metropolitan areas, was even lower — 5.7 percent.“Similar to the statewide status, the metro areas all gained employment over the month,” said
Published: March 30, 2016
Most people work hard for their money, very hard, and when they seek an adviser they place a lot of trust in that person. Unfortunately, a new study by several college professors called “The Market for Financial Adviser Misconduct” found that seven percent of financial advisers have been disciplined for misconduct.The figure is far worse at several well-known brokerage houses
Published: March 30, 2016
The spring weather at Tahoe continues — a little snow, maybe some rain and of course sunshine. It provides lots of opportunities for activities. Remember that Friday, April 1 is April Fools’ Day and pranks do happen in Incline.Attend the annual Sierra Nevada College Choir spring concert under the direction of Donna Axton, on Thursday, April 7, or Saturday, April
Published: March 30, 2016
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen,” “Sucker Punch,” “Man of Steel”). The movie is like watching a stranger’s out of body experience — it may hold meaning for them, but leaves an outsider confused and struggling to connect the dots.Here those dots consist of a sanctimonious media (its
Published: March 30, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Gazing out at the glassy blue surface of the largest alpine lake in North America, it’s hard for any fisherman — whether an amateur angler or a trained troller — to know where to begin casting a line in Lake Tahoe.Unless, of course, you’ve been circumnavigating the inky-blue waters for nearly two decades just as Captain
Published: March 30, 2016
The Incline track and field team competed in a field of 32 schools at the 44th Annual Fallon Elks Invitational this past Saturday. Senior sprinter Matt Colby led the Highlanders individually with a third-place finish in the eight-man finals of the 100-meter dash. Colby, who posted a time of 11.45 seconds, trailed only two Division I sprinters from Reed —
Published: March 30, 2016
When a public agency or a private company wants to purchase an item or service, they typically go out to bid. Getting bids gives businesses the chance to sharpen their pencil and get you the best price for a good or service.Seems logical right? Most of the time — yes. However, there are exceptions to the rule.The vast majority of
Published: March 30, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Eleanor Preger will talk about her photography during the closing reception for her exhibition, “From the Lens of Eleanor Preger,” from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.Preger’s talk will take place in the Ron and Maureen Ashley Community Gallery at the Holman Arts & Media Center at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.The photography exhibition, which is
Published: March 30, 2016
Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for March 18-28.March 18Domestic Battery: In the 700 block of Northwood Blvd., deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. An arrest was made and a report was taken.March 20Drug Possession: In the 800 block of Ophir Peak Rd., deputies responded to a
Published: March 30, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada casinos reported total win of $989.8 million in February, an 8 percent increase over the same month last year.That is an increase of $73.7 million. Gaming win has now increased in three of the last four months.North Shore casinos at Tahoe reported an increase of 17.7 percent to just over $2 million. The increase was
Published: March 30, 2016
Next week, the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center will host Ellen Zagory, director of public horticulture for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.“Enlightened gardeners realize that it is not enough for a garden to be beautiful. Gardens must also attract crucial pollinators and conserve water,” according to TERC. “Gone are the days of lush, green, thirsty lawns. We can
Published: March 31, 2016
On Saturday, March 12, Jen and Dave Hodder joined a volunteer corps of friends, neighbors, church members and other supporters at St. Francis of Assisi, Incline Village, for the first Aviana’s Peeps Baskets.Many of those who came to help had never met Jen and Dave, or this little girl whose life was about the betterment of others.Aviana was a perfect
Published: March 31, 2016
The Sierra Nevada College Choir, under the direction of Donna Axton, will perform its spring concert, “Puccini,” at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church next week.Presale tickets are available at Potlatch and Handmade at the Lake in Incline Village, at The Store in Tahoe City or from chorus members for $15. Tickets are also available at the door for $20 general admission,
Published: March 31, 2016
One of the best things about the real estate industry at Lake Tahoe is the wide variety of properties from which buyers have to choose.Unlike many communities scattered across the country that are characterized by cookie-cutter homes on similar tract lots, Incline Village and Crystal Bay offer an enormous number of different architectural styles, floor plans, types of locations and
Published: March 31, 2016
Cobalt Artist Studio in Incline Village will open its galleries for a reception honoring the new exhibition of works by sculptor Carolyn Guerra on Saturday, April 9, from 4-6 p.m.Guerra moved to Incline Village in 2012 and has found her creative home in the growing fine arts and creative community here.Students in the Holman Arts & Media Center at Sierra
Published: March 31, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — If there ever was a case with an obvious “white hat” plaintiff and ill-tempered “black hat” defendant, it is Salazar v. Ross Matejcek. Black Hat paid the price — as it should be.Mendocino (Pot Country)The Salazar family owned 10 acres of rustic, rural land near Covelo in Mendocino County. It included a small cabin that the family
Published: March 31, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this snowy weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Dummy Downhill at Diamond PeakThe 16th annual Dummy Downhill returns to Diamond Peak Ski Resort on Saturday.
Published: March 31, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — A few years back, organizers of WinterWondergrass, a bluegrass and beer festival held in Vail, Colo., sought to stake its flag in another pocket of the West that, like Vail, richly celebrates the mountain lifestyle, environmental consciousness and community focus.Not to mention, one that appreciates good tunes and good brew.Quickly, the festival organizers landed on the
Published: March 30, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Lake Tahoe’s water levels are currently about 2 inches below the lake’s natural rim, but levels are expected to rise with spring snowmelt.“Current forecasts predict we’re going to get about a foot to a foot and a quarter above the natural rim — which would give us some output for a while, but evaporation will take
Published: March 29, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Ranger District plans to conduct prescribed fires across more than 1,000 acres this spring in efforts to reduce build-up of hazardous fuels and increase ecological restoration.The main list of projects planned this spring is as follows:Stampede Reservoir: 150 acres of understory burning, roughly 1 mile east of Stampede Reservoir.Highway 89 North: 500 acres of understory
Published: March 31, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — I am out of my element.That’s what dawned on me Monday evening as I took my first self-defense class at North Lake Tahoe Martial Arts in Incline Village.No amount of action movies I’ve seen growing up starring Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Harrison Ford beating — literally — the bad guy(s) at the end would
Published: March 31, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Participants in this weekend’s Dummy Downhill will build a dummy on skis (or a snowboard) that gets launched off a big jump on the Show-Off run at Diamond Peak — all while spectators view the action from the Base Lodge Deck. This wacky event is fun for the whole family, skiers and non-skiers alike. Watch as
Published: March 31, 2016
We take our jobs seriously. I know that sounds a bit funny with this column appearing in our April Fools’ Day edition. As a newspaper, and as a team of journalists, we strive to make sure that we cover the news and highlight the facts for our readers. We do our best to balance opinions and to include more than
Published: March 31, 2016
The Truckee baseball team fell victim to solid pitching performances on the road against the defending state champs this past weekend. Junior ace Alex Mendez stifled Truckee on Friday with a one-hit, complete-game shutout and Calvin Greenwell followed with five strong innings of three-hit ball on Saturday as Fallon improved to 6-0 in the Northern I-A. Truckee dropped to 0-6
Published: March 31, 2016
Truckee softball players can take solace in the fact that they do not have to face the league’s top two powers again this regular season. After opening their league campaign on the road against the 2015 state runner-up, Fernley, the Wolverines (0-6 league) traveled for a three-game league series at defending state champion Fallon this past weekend. The Greenwave swept
Published: March 31, 2016
The young North Tahoe baseball team began league play with a three-game series against Pershing County last Wednesday and Saturday. The Mustangs swept the series, 7-3, 5-1 and 11-4.In the opening game, which was played in Carson City, freshman Joseph Lanza led the Lakers offensively with a 3-for-3 performance with an RBI. Sam Sheridan and Drew Austin each had a
Published: March 31, 2016
TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. — El Niño wasn’t enough to break a string of Sierra Nevada winters seeing subpar snowfall.Although the northern Sierra received more snow than the southern half this winter, California water watchers have found the entirety of the mountain range’s snowpack contains only 87 percent of its average water content for March 30.“While for many parts of the
Published: March 31, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents compiled from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for March 15-29.March 15At 8:45 a.m. on Donner Trail Road, a suspect was arrested after he allegedly brandished a knife at family members.At 8:39 p.m. at an undisclosed location, a parent called to report a juvenile child had used marijuana.At 9:02 p.m. at an
Published: March 31, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The bedraggled kitten stumbled along the road — eyes glued shut from infection, dehydrated and weak and would have surely perished if not for the family who happened to be driving by.“Turn around,” blurted Jeremy Page of Incline Village. “I saw a small white animal by the side of the road.”Jeremy’s friend, Rusty Hall, a guide
Published: March 31, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — I recently asked my Facebook followers about recipe types they hoped to see in 2016. I received so many great responses and ideas, one of which was cast iron skillet recipes.Most families own a cast iron skillet — some use it more than others. There are many benefits to using your cast iron; it fortifies
Published: March 31, 2016
The Truckee Chapter 1073 of the Experimental Aircraft Association is proud to announce the awarding of three scholarships to local Young Eagles to attend EAA’s Air Academy this summer at Oshkosh, Wis.Keely Hoyt, of Truckee, will attend the Advanced Air Academy for 16- to 18-year-olds. Kestrel Sura, of Kings Beach, and Hayden Ruttenberg, of Truckee, will attend the Basic Air
Published: April 1, 2016
“The Davis kids are very analytical with a good understanding of science. The Fresno kids seem to be a little more hands on and have a feel for the work and the vineyards. And the San Luis Obispo kids are always the nicest kids in the world.”That was the breakdown from the senior winemaker at a California-based wine company who
Published: April 1, 2016
The North Tahoe track and field teams warmed up for the season in the John “O” Invite at Yuba College in Marysville this past weekend.Seniors Jordan Briggs and Cam Goldstone led the Lakers with top-five finishes in their respective events. Briggs finished second in both the shot put (34-10) and the discus (103-0), while Goldstone placed second in 3,200-meter run
Published: April 1, 2016
The Truckee track and field squads participated in the 44th Annual Fallon Elks Invitational last weekend. The girls finished sixth overall in a field of 20 teams, third among Division I-A teams. The boys finished 15th in a field of 23 teams, seventh among DI-A teams. “This is a spirited, enthusiastic team willing to work hard and do their best,” said
Published: April 1, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes.Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches wide on the longest side) to snapshots@sierrasun.com with information about what’s going on in the photo, the
Published: April 1, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration with a region-wide investigation after counterfeit hydrocodone was linked to the death of an El Dorado Hills man.The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office advised the sheriff’s office that the recent death of George Berry, 18, is suspected of being related to a rash
Published: April 1, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — While there may not be concrete numbers tracking usage, there’s little question backcountry travel is on the rise in mountain ranges across they U.S. and Canada.Anecdotally, the evidence is clear. Rangers and backcountry users report trailhead parking lots that are more consistently full, plus ski and snowboard tracks are increasingly visible on slopes following storms.From
Published: April 2, 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 and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Tahoe Daily Tribune, publish a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps
Published: April 2, 2016
RENO, Nev. — As part of its mission to effectively promote statewide tourism and enhance the economic vitality of Nevada, TravelNevada recently became one of the privileged destination marketing organizations to borrow the Google Street View Trekker.The Google Trekker allows images of less traveled areas of Nevada to be seen via Google Maps and the TravelNevada website.Presenting the outdoor adventure
Published: April 4, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A recent sizable land donation is expected to help fulfill a long-desired connection that will extend public access of a popular North Lake Tahoe hiking and biking trail.In late December 2015, billionaire businessman David Duffield and his wife, Cheryl — owners of the former Ponderosa Ranch property in town — donated 18.6 acres of private land
Published: March 31, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Why waste time on platforms and tactics that don’t work? Here are five quick social media pro tips for five social networks — so you can direct your efforts toward the things that work now.FacebookFacebook is a pay-to-play platform, no question about it. Incorporate custom audiences and video ads in your paid advertising strategy to achieve
Published: March 30, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Bids are being accepted for a vacant piece of commercial property located at the eastern gateway to Kings Beach.The property at 8793 North Lake Blvd. (Highway 28) — the northwest corner where 28 and Chipmunk Street intersect — is generally referred to as the former “Swiss Mart property.”It consists of two parcels, one of which has
Published: April 1, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Recent Sierra storms have given Tahoe-Truckee ski resorts reason to celebrate a Miracle March, and some are extending the spring skiing season for locals and visitors.And that means another two full months of skiing — into Memorial Day weekend — is on tap for visitors to Olympic Valley.On Thursday, Liesl Kenney, public relations manager for Squaw
Published: March 31, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s June 6, 1944, and U.S. Army soldier Joseph Petrucci is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with 30-some fellow comrades in a landing craft hurtling through the English Channel toward Omaha Beach.Bullets rattle the exterior of the boat. Farther ahead, men from accompanying crafts, their ramps down, spill out into the surf. Some are instantly shot and killed; others are
Published: March 30, 2016
RENO, Nev. — New companies that are expanding and opening in Northern Nevada, along with the upswing in the economy, are having a positive effect on the tourism industry. “With the increase of the economy we are seeing more business travel and we are well positioned for that (increase),” Jennifer Cunningham, interim managing director for the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors
Published: April 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Seventy-five participants attempted to ski and ride their way across a pond Saturday morning at Northstar California — many of whom took a spill into the frigid water. During the ski resort’s annual Spring It On celebration, adults and children used different techniques to try and cross the 38-degree pond water, which had ice floating in it
Published: April 4, 2016
Providing care for elderly loved ones or friends with anxiety is an act of love, loyalty and kindness. Older adults with anxiety and depression require more support, have more severe physical symptoms and disability, and experience poorer quality of life and a higher rate of suicidal thoughts.There’s no getting around it — caregiving is stressful. The constant, sometimes overwhelming nature
Published: April 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The land around one of the northern Sierra Nevada’s most popular trailheads has been taken off the market and sold to the Tahoe National Forest.The Trust for Public Land and Truckee Donner Land Trust, working as part of the Northern Sierra Partnership, announced the deal last week.For more than 15 years, the thousands of hikers who used
Published: April 4, 2016
If you applied to college or university in the fall, you should have all of your admission decisions by now.Perhaps you had decisions relayed by mail, email or your application portal. No matter what, if you have ONE acceptance, you did it! Congratulations on your hard work. You have a place to be in the fall.But, it’s not over yet.
Published: April 4, 2016
Dear fellow North Lake Tahoe voters: As reported in the local newspaper, Michael Babich will oppose Jennifer Montgomery in the June election for the District 5 Placer County Board of Supervisor seat. I do not intend to disparage the very impressive credentials of Mr. Babich. He has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology), served in the military, is a current
Published: April 4, 2016
The Community of Writers, which holds several weeklong summer gatherings for serious poets and writers in Squaw Valley, has several scholarships available for local residents.The Alexander Cushing Scholarship for locals will be awarded to one writer and one poet who are accepted into the program that live within a 100-mile radius of Squaw Valley. The scholarship will cover 90% of
Published: April 4, 2016
When dedicated science students begin to develop and answer their own questions, something special happens. They transcend learning about science history, and actively begin writing it, and their successes and failures begin to push the boundaries of human knowledge. In 2014 the founders of Headwaters Science Institute, a non-profit organization providing innovative and accessible science education to students of all
Published: April 4, 2016
NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — Nevada County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Monday morning off Interstate 80 near Truckee.Fire and medical personnel responded to a call at about 6:20 a.m. of a body in the road under the interstate overpass at Farad, said Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Pettitt.They found a black adult female dead
Published: April 4, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Teachers today are so much more than educators. They are amazing people who make a positive impact in the lives of our students. Despite complicated dynamics that may exist in a classroom, they have the ability to bring calm, learning success, fun and order to our students so they can be successful. Is there an educator or
Published: April 5, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week’s question: If you could have one new business open in Tahoe-Truckee, what would it be? Here are answers, as asked Monday in Truckee:Susan Turner, retired, Truckee: “Nothing. It has everything that I need.”Nick Urguhart, cameraman, Truckee: “Probably daycare, so that I can go do some more stuff. I think that would be it, a daycare
Published: April 5, 2016
The links between your mind and body are abundant. One significant connection is how the mind can affect your physical state of health.There are many healthful benefits of positive thinking, imagery and meditation. More than 1,000 clinical trials indicate meditation can help treat anxiety, chronic pain, high blood pressure, and insomnia. Studies also show meditation can improve attention and help
Published: April 5, 2016
Auburn Ski Club Training Center’s biathlon team rounded out a productive season with impressive results at the recent North American & United States Biathlon Championships in Maine. The competition, which draws the top biathletes from North America, consisted of three events — a sprint, pursuit and mass start race — over the course of three days at the Fort Kent
Published: April 5, 2016
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky once said, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” What he meant was that if you don’t take the risk, there can be no reward. Investing can be risky, but so can failing to invest.Many investors make emotional decisions based on fear and greed. They have tendency to panic sell when prices are at
Published: April 5, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tuesday, April 12, Good Morning Truckee meeting will focus on the business of both medical and recreational marijuanaAccording to the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Allen Best, Editor/Publisher of Mountain Town News based in Colorado, and David Abarta, owner of the Green Trees Wellness medical marijuana distributor in Truckee, will speak at the meeting.Best, a Colorado-based
Published: April 5, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — In 2015, a new coalition — dubbed the Adolescent Health Initiative — came together in Truckee to look at the health needs of adolescents in the region.Partners include: Nevada and Placer counties, Tahoe Forest Hospital, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, and The Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee.With federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration, the
Published: April 5, 2016

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