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If you’re like me, you’re not enamored with mobile billboards, like trailers and cars parked on city streets emblazoned with advertising. “Eat at Simon’s.”With the First Amendment Freedom of Speech, it must be legal, right?California LawsBetween 2010 and 2012, the California Legislature modified the Vehicle Code empowering local municipalities to regulate mobile billboards, which the Legislature found “blight city streets,
Published: July 30, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition recently launched a multimedia education campaign to promote safe bicycling for Tahoe visitors and residents.“We hope these safety tips help ensure people enjoy riding their bicycles at Lake Tahoe,” said Curtis Fong, vice president of the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition. “This is the greatest and most beautiful place in the world to
Published: July 30, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for July 12-16.July 12At 5:20 a.m., officers received an after-the-fact report of a collision involving two cyclists, one sustaining life-threatening injuries that eventually resulted in death.July 13At 10:28 a.m. on Glenshire Drive, a victim reported damage to his vehicle; a vandalism report was filed.At 10:30
Published: July 29, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes.Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches wide on the longest side) to snapshots@sierrasun.com with information about what’s going on in the photo,
Published: July 29, 2016
Due to the great largesse of friends and people in the wine business, I have been afforded the opportunity to taste some wines that have a little age on them.Not ancient wines, or even wines from, say, before I took my first steps, but rather some wines that had their genesis in the summers of my youth in the 1970s
Published: July 29, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Federal grants totaling more than $1.5 million were recently awarded to North Tahoe Fire Protection District, Meeks Bay Fire Protection District and Truckee Fire Protection District.The Federal Emergency Management Agency Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) retention grant will allow North Tahoe FPD to maintain four full-time firefighter positions that were added following the
Published: July 29, 2016
According to public records, the place now recognized as Tahoe City was surveyed and recorded by W. Taft on August 8, 1863.Thus, this year, 2016, marks the 153rd anniversary of Tahoe City.For the past two years, Tahoe City’s anniversary has been celebrated with a Procession and a Town Party at the Tahoe City Golf Course. This year, the anniversary will
Published: July 29, 2016
TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — You’re hanging 50 feet above the ground — arms raised, feet splayed — ripping across a zip line at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista. As you fly from one towering pine to another, your feet find the tree’s platform, where you pull yourself up to a steady stance.You take a few breaths and
Published: July 29, 2016
As I begin this column, Munich, Germany, is in mourning — at least nine dead, killed by one shooter who then killed himself. Another instance of unpredictable, murderous rage.This comes following the killing of three policemen in Baton Rouge, and five in Dallas, and the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis, and another in Baton Rouge.Previously, 47 people were
Published: July 29, 2016
The Reno Jazz Orchestra this weekend will present “Such Sweet Thunder” — an evening that features the music of Duke Ellington on Saturday, July 30, at Wingfield Park in Reno, and at Sand Harbor State Park on the edge of Lake Tahoe’s north shore on Monday, Aug. 1.During these two-hour family friendly shows, the Reno Jazz Orchestra will perform some
Published: July 29, 2016
The “Star Trek” reboot threequel honors the primary relationships among Kirk, Spock and Bones (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban), careful to spend appropriate time with secondary characters, Uhura, Scotty, Sulu and Chekov (Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and the late Anton Yelchin).Communications specialist and perennial “lady” Uhura, wonders whether she and beau Spock, have reached a romantic
Published: July 29, 2016
Wanna know what makes the world go ‘round? It’s the birds and the bees, not money, but the birds and the bees. Our libido is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. But wait, there’s more…We debate gun control on a daily basis. We debate mosquito control
Published: July 29, 2016
Dr. Elizabeth Austin is a world-renowned atmospheric physicist and the founder of WeatherExtreme Ltd., which is headquartered in Incline Village.She is also one of the foremost experts on the worldwide impact of weather and climate on our daily lives. Her new book, “Treading On Thin Air,” is a lively exploration of weather, climate and many other fascinating topics. In addition
Published: July 29, 2016
LAKE TAHOE — For those new to the sport — or even for experienced riders — the mountain bike world can be a complicated one.Chain rings, tire sizes, hardtails, full-suspension, 29’ers, derailleurs, forks, travel and the terminology alone could make your head spin. Not to mention the few-thousand-dollar price range.Here are some things to consider if you are looking at
Published: July 28, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — SnowGlobe Music Festival has attracted thousands of people to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore for the past five years, and it will continue to do so for at least three more.The electric dance music festival recently received a two-year extension to its contract with the city of South Lake Tahoe, contingent on Lake Tahoe Community College’s
Published: July 28, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Below is a selection of incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for May 6-16.May 61:30am, 3100 Block, Lake Forest, Tahoe City: Pursuant to a taxi driver reporting a female fare who was unable to verbalize her destination, the female was taken into protective custody for public intoxication. No charges will be filed.4:45pm, 400
Published: July 28, 2016
CARNELIAN BAY, Calif. — No one was hurt in an early morning house fire Wednesday on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, officials said.At about 4:10 a.m. Wednesday, North Tahoe Fire Protection District Engine 51 and Calfire Engine 2380 responded to a structure fire in the Cedar Flat area near Carnelian Bay, between Kings Beach and Tahoe City.According to a statement from
Published: July 28, 2016
With both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump now the official candidates, we are quickly moving along toward the November elections.The political rhetoric and focus will reach its peak in the coming months. In what I can only call a crazy election cycle so far, I am certainly entertained, although I am still not quite seeing the clarity I would like
Published: July 28, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Scientists on Thursday reported that Lake Tahoe experienced a year like no other in 2015, as evidenced by information in the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center’s annual “Tahoe: State of the Lake Report.”The report summarizes how natural forces, long-term change and human actions have affected Lake Tahoe’s clarity, physics, chemistry and biology over time.It presents
Published: July 28, 2016
NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — Nevada County supervisors on Tuesday voted 4 to 1 to adopt new medical marijuana regulations, tweaking the proposed rules after a contentious back-and-forth discussion with grow advocates.Supervisor Ed Scofield opposed the vote. The grow regulations required four-fifths of supervisors to approve. They become effective immediately.The vote establishes interim grow rules and repeals the outdoor grow ban
Published: July 28, 2016
DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. — This weekend, the Cisco Grove Campground will see thousands of people migrate into the 300-acre sprawl of land located high up in the Sierra Nevada. They’ll dance, they’ll sing, they’ll celebrate — basking in soul-filling scenery and sounds.Moreover, the people will be rallying together for an important cause: raising awareness for protecting and preserving the waterways
Published: July 26, 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. Lake of the Sky Garden TourThe Lake of the Sky Garden Club’s 28th annual Garden Tour will
Published: July 28, 2016
TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — Nestled in the Sierra Nevada at Northstar California Resort, the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers direct access to an array of mountain activities — from skiing and snowboarding to mountain biking and hiking — along with some of the best high-end amenities the entire region can offer (seriously, if you’ve never dined at the Manzanita restaurant inside
Published: July 28, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Playing pickleball is fun at all skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or a competitive player, there is always room for improvement.We live in Nevada where playing the odds is a way of life. Going for the high percentage pickleball shots will improve your score.I call these tips “Pickleball Mantras.” The more you repeat them
Published: July 28, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for July 20-26.July 20GRAND LARCENY: In the 900 block of Lakeshore Blvd., Deputies took a report for grand larceny.FRAUD: In the 900 block of Tahoe Blvd., Deputies took a report for a commercial burglary. PETIT LARCENY: In the 900 block
Published: July 28, 2016
Some call it a “melt up,” others a “buying panic.” Call it what you will, the Dow rose nine straight days to a new high. If thoughtful investors had real doubts about the outlook for global and U.S. growth post-Brexit, they quickly put them to rest. The killings in Nice and attempted coup in Turkey had no effect on stock
Published: July 28, 2016
Grab the crowd and head to the beach or out on the trail early this weekend. Everyone will be in Tahoe searching for a place to stay cool. Don’t forget about all of the great summer activities happening, too, especially Classical Tahoe and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Both provide special ways to spend an evening. Or go to McAvoy Layne’s
Published: July 28, 2016
Judy Miller, wife of Aaron Katz, has too many conflicts of interest to be allowed to serve as an IVGID trustee.Aaron Katz, as reported in the July 21 edition of the Bonanza, has just been ordered by the court to pay approximately $226,000 to IVGID as a result of frivolous and unlawful litigation conducted over the last 5 years against
Published: July 28, 2016
I certainly applaud improving the trash situation in Incline Village, as bear problems are directly related to improper trash storage. That said, I see two major problems with the new IVGID trash policy.Many residents do not have room in their garages for two 64-gallon bins, and many houses have no garage at all. These bins will have to be stored
Published: July 27, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — On the corner of Highway 28 and Northwood Boulevard, a banner decorates the old Grog N’ Grist/DiMaggio’s location that states, “Brewforia Coming Soon.”Originally set to open July 2016, owner Rick Boyd is experiencing some setbacks due to the Washoe County permitting process.“The building is 40 years old and had a number of tenants,” Boyd said.He added
Published: July 27, 2016
At this writing, the GOP Convention has just concluded and the Democrats are ready to start.“Berners” just lost a pre-convention fight to eliminate super delegates, and the Black Lives Matter protest is gearing up.The day the Bonanza print edition, hits Clinton and Trump will kick off the fall campaign. The contest will be brutal ... no referees ... so there
Published: July 27, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — There is a good-news, bad-news scenario unfolding in the Lake Tahoe real estate market.For current homeowners the news is undoubtedly good. Single-family home sales have been steadily increasing in value since February 2013, according to the South Tahoe Association of Realtors. In February 2013, statistics showed the median value of a single-family home in South
Published: July 27, 2016
When two or more Buyers are seriously looking at a property, the dynamics change for all parties. Sellers can get coy, thinking they are the prettiest girl at the dance.Buyers can get auction fever and get swept up in the emotion, or move away completely. There is enough emotion in residential real estate without the addition of competition fever. In
Published: July 27, 2016
During the recession, patience was considered a virtue when shopping for real estate at Lake Tahoe.Buyers who waited until late summer or fall to make a purchase decision were finding a lot of excellent opportunities and an unusual willingness among sellers to negotiate price and terms.But times have changed in the post-recession era. Buyers who wait around hoping to pick
Published: July 27, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced last week that Casey Blann will be joining the team as Vice President of Mountain Operations at Alpine Meadows.In addition to managing operations at Alpine Meadows, Blann will oversee Risk Management and Loss Prevention across the enterprise at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.Blann possesses 35 years of management experience at
Published: July 27, 2016
Mountain Area Preservation (MAP) celebrates 29 years of environmental advocacy work this August.MAP was established in 1987 to preserve and protect the Truckee region’s community character and natural environment. Our beginnings focused on stopping a Kmart store from being developed along the I-80 corridor and entrance to Historic Downtown Truckee, now known as the Barsell property.Local citizens banded together in
Published: July 27, 2016
Founded in 2004, the Tahoe City Downtown Association is a nonprofit organization comprised of merchants and community members working together to make Tahoe City America’s Best Mountain Town to live, work, play and visit.TCDA works hard behind the scenes, executing popular local events like Concerts at Commons Beach, July 4th Fireworks and the Tahoe City Wine Walk. The organization is
Published: July 27, 2016
Your local libraries provide special resources for job-hunting and career-planning, such as interview tips, résumé-building, basic computer skills tutorials, or choosing the most optimal career for you.You can visit your library, or go online to your library’s website; here are handy links to lists of resources available:Incline Village and Washoe County Library: bit.ly/2a12h7yKings Beach and Placer County Library: bit.ly/2amttjNTruckee and
Published: July 27, 2016
There are a tremendous amount of activities to choose from in the North Tahoe area, but this year’s Lake of the Sky Garden Tour on Saturday, July 30, is distinctively different from any other event — or any of the last 27 tour years.This year’s tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering seven traditional gardens and a
Published: July 27, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — After many months of fundraising and public meetings, a project designed to increase walkability and ease traffic issues along the congested stretch of Highway 28 between Incline Village and Sand Harbor will break ground this summer.On Tuesday, July 26, at The Chateau, the Nevada Department of Transportation hosted a public information meeting to share updates regarding
Published: July 27, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — One of the great pleasures and honors of my job is meeting young people who have an interest in a career in the fire service and discussing our industry and how to gain employment in it.Fire service employment has a decidedly cyclic aspect to it; during times of economic prosperity, there are a lot of jobs
Published: July 27, 2016
Jan arrives home from work, puts down the groceries and glances toward her bedroom. Jan sees her bed, unmade from the night before, because she was too tired to make it earlier in the day due to having yet another sleepless night.As she prepares dinner, Jan begins her “what if” thinking (worrying) process. “What if I can’t get to sleep
Published: July 27, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The new California vaccine law is now in effect for the upcoming school year, and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District wants to ensure parents are informed and prepared before school starts.Senate Bill 277 requires almost all California children who attend private or public schools to be fully vaccinated regardless of personal or religious beliefs.At TTUSD, all
Published: July 26, 2016
In the modern era of Yelp, Facebook and any other online portal that gives people the power to judge others with the swipe of a finger and click of a mouse, running a successful business can have its challenges these days.Restaurants in particular come to mind. Your favorite local greasy spoon might have the best food and service you’ve ever
Published: July 26, 2016
Jim was surrounded by his family in San Luis Obispo, California when he passed away on April 18, 2016, due to Pneumonia and Valley Fever complications. Born December 1953, Jim grew up in Pomona and Huntington Beach, California, attended Huntington Beach High School, and Graduated from Orange Coast College. Jim met his wife, Eileen, in Huntington Beach in 1984, and
Published: July 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — As a professional triathlete, Kara LaPoint frequently covers a lot of ground — in more ways than one.The Truckee native not only competes in triathlons like clockwork, she zigzags the globe — from Costa Rica to France — all summer to swim, bike and run the races.So when LaPoint got a chance to compete in her backyard
Published: July 26, 2016
Free ‘Tomando Control de Su Salud’ sessions start this weekThe Family Resource Center of Truckee will host a 7-series session of “Tomando Control de Su Salud” on Thursdays, from July 28 ­to September 8, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Family Resource Center of Truckee, 11695 Donner Pass Road.“Tomando Control de Su Salud” is an evidence-based, self-management program developed
Published: July 26, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — On Saturday morning, hundreds of runners and hikers will converge onto Squaw Valley to cover miles of mountain terrain — all while surveying the endless stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra.The annual Squaw Mountain Run returns for its 36th year at 9 a.m. Saturday in Squaw Valley, according to a news release from
Published: July 26, 2016
The Aug. 2 Knowledge Bites workshop in Truckee will focus on the California Competes Tax Credit program through the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.This program has approximately $200 million in tax credits available during the 2016-17 fiscal year for businesses that want to expand in or relocate to California.The next application period began July 25. The Aug. 2
Published: July 26, 2016
Millions of people visit our region each year, and the shoreline is where most of them go to enjoy the beauty and the cold, famously clear water of Lake Tahoe.The shoreline is also where a challenging mix of planning issues converge: Protecting the environment and our lake’s awe-inspiring scenery, managing recreation access, and respecting private property rights.This year and next,
Published: July 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The 10th annual Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 6 at Riverview Sports Park in Truckee. Proceeds benefit the Truckee High School Soccer program and provide a scholarship in Sam Brixey’s name for a graduating high school senior soccer player.Registration information and prices can be found at www.seesam3.com. Completed registration must
Published: July 25, 2016
STATELINE, Nev. — Forty years after its construction as Kingsbury Middle School, the property at 1900 Echo Drive on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is on track for new ownership.Douglas County School District trustees have agreed to accept a $3.125 million offer from Glenbrook-based Lake Parkway LLC to purchase the Kingsbury school site.The total price was settled at $3.15 million after
Published: July 25, 2016
This is in response to the story, “Fires, drought and beetles taking toll on Lake Tahoe-area forest,” published July 11 at SierraSun.com.The lead of this story should be — “Climate change is destroying our California forests.”Yes, bark beetles and fires are the proximate agents that kill trees, but they have killed trees for millions of years and forests have persevered.
Published: July 25, 2016
LAKE TAHOE — A plunge into Lake Tahoe can literally take your breath away. It may be hot outside, but the lake can be dangerously cold. Lake Tahoe’s average surface temperature in July is 63 degrees, and can drop to 53 degrees just 18 inches below the surface.One of the most dangerous consequences of submerging suddenly into cold water is
Published: July 25, 2016
If you ever get a hot stock tip from a friend or a neighbor, be careful. It might be a good idea, but you need to understand how much exposure your portfolio can stand to any one individual stock. One advantage to using mutual funds is the diversification you can achieve with even a limited amount of money. Remember the
Published: July 25, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — We love our Tahoe homes nestled among alpine peaks, forests and waters, and we want our house to reflect the region’s natural beauty. To be a timeless place that inspires us to adventure and welcomes us back to the hearth. In short, to feel “mountain-y.”But how do we capture the mountain aesthetic in our homes? The easiest answer
Published: July 25, 2016
NORDEN, Calif. — Sugar Bowl ski resort recently announced the release of the last remaining home sites offered at Summit Crossing, a lively trailside community designed for sophisticated adventure seekers. This is a resort community and ownership experience that is unique to all of ski country.“The Village at Sugar Bowl offers a truly authentic alternative to the slopeside ski resort
Published: July 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Smoke from a pair of Southern California fires wafted into the Lake Tahoe Basin and Carson and Washoe valleys on Monday.Prevailing winds from the southwest over the weekend brought the smoke into the region, and air quality worsened into Monday afternoon.Weather patterns shifted Tuesday, and while smoke dissipated in the morning, it was fairly thick in the
Published: July 25, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — With less than one month to go before the Placer County Planning Commission hears the Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan, advocates and opponents are busy rallying support for their respective side. On the pro side, the much-debated proposal got a new website last week. SquawTomorrow.com, a simple site without much detail, includes an email sign-up
Published: July 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Construction began this month on the new 42-acre campus just outside of Martis Valley that will house Tahoe Expedition Academy and the new +Impact School, both of which offer exciting and innovative education models for grades pre-K through 12.On May 12, Tahoe Expedition Academy received unanimous approval from the Placer County Planning Commission to build the 42-acre
Published: July 24, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — A new public-private partnership with a familiar Bay Area developer could lead to renovations and other changes to the North Tahoe Event Center.The North Tahoe Public Utility District voted July 12 to negotiate a partnership with Laulima Partners for management of the center, which is located on the lake side of Highway 28 in the heart
Published: July 25, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Two people were arrested this week on suspicion of multiple felony charges after authorities say they conspired to rob the Dollar Hill 7-Eleven store at gunpoint.Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Bryan James Shuey, 24, and Anna Kimberly Kozel-Vanotti, 19, Tuesday night, July 19, during a high-risk traffic stop on Highway 28 in Carnelian Bay.According to
Published: July 21, 2016
STATELINE, Nev. — Mark Mulder had his fellow contenders right where he wanted them.The former MLB pitcher, who trailed by five entering the final round last year en route to the American Century Championship, trailed by five points going into the final round of the 27th celebrity golf tournament Sunday, July 24.Mulder birdied four straight holes to finish the front
Published: July 25, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — For its fifth season this summer, Classical Tahoe, formerly known as Lake Tahoe SummerFest, brings together 40 nationally recognized musicians to Lake Tahoe for a three-week festival beginning July 26 through Aug. 13.Under the direction of Conductor and Artistic Director Joel Revzen, the 11-concert series is designed to support Tahoe’s cultural growth while bringing together an
Published: July 24, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Lake Tahoe Dance Collective continues its 2016 season with its signature event, the fourth annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, on July 27-29.Held at Tahoe City’s Gatekeeper’s Museum against a majestic backdrop of lake and mountain views, the festival presents contemporary pieces alongside great works of the past.The Lake Tahoe Dance Festival is a presentation of the
Published: July 24, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Sierra Sun, in partnership with the Tahoe Daily Tribune, publishes a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have to
Published: July 23, 2016
The following opinion column has been adopted from a letter I sent to Placer County Supervisors and Planners.I have been a homeowner in Olympic Valley for the past four years and have been a regular four-season visitor and skier at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ever since I moved to Northern California in 1988.During that time, I watched the initial
Published: July 23, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Getting some exercise, seeing the sights or catching a quick adrenaline rush are all valid reasons for going on a bike ride at Truckee and Lake Tahoe, as is a guilt-free, post-ride beer or cocktail.Luckily, the region offers plenty of options for both riding and relaxing. Here are just a few picks for post-ride libations at Lake Tahoe
Published: July 23, 2016
Mention Tuscany, and visions of the quaint hilltop towns, the Black Rooster that signifies the classic wines of Chianti, and perhaps Montalcino, the quintessential wine town, come to mind.Here, ancient vineyards are planted almost exclusively to the sangiovese (the grape name translates to “blood of Jove”) that has long been the identity of this extraordinarily beautiful wine region.But, a couple
Published: July 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for July 5-11.July 5At 12:23 a.m. on Washoe Road, officers responded to incident in which two friends got into an argument that resulted in one subject hitting the other with a glass bottle, causing injury. Subject arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a
Published: July 22, 2016
We live in an active recreational community. It seems like just about everyone is mountain biking, road biking, dirt biking, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, running, fishing and whatever. All of these sports involve some risk of injury, which brings us to today’s case. Skateboarding ‘Pretty Fast’In September of 2011, Richard Bertsch and his two sons were staying in Mammoth
Published: July 22, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, July 26, about the upcoming project to construct a shared-use path along Highway 28 between Incline Village and Sand Harbor.The meeting, the second in a series of public meetings to update the community, will provide information on the construction schedule and traffic impacts.
Published: July 22, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa and Casino has hosted the Wine on the Water food and wine festival benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe for the past 7 years.This year’s event on June 12, sponsored by Dolan Lexus, Oliver Luxury Real Estate and Kissino Authentic Italian, raised more money for
Published: July 22, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District CPR Coordinator Jim Whitson says there is a disproportionate amount of people who know CPR in this town — and that’s a good thing.Although the program has been going on for many years, this longtime Incline Village resident started teaching the Heartsaver CPR AED class in October 2015, and has
Published: July 22, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Admittedly, I had never seen a Shakespeare play before.Sure, I loosely studied the famous playwright in high school English many moons ago, and on several occasions, when faced with a dilemma, have bellowed out, “To (tough decision), or not to (tough decision),” in a wry, dramatic cry. But, full disclosure: The last time I watched a
Published: July 21, 2016
In the coyote world, the female rules. Coyotes become sexually mature between 9 months and one year, but generally don’t begin breeding until age two.When the female goes into heat in mid-winter, she may attract several males who vie for her attention. They are deferent, cautious and accommodating and may follow her and attempt to interact with her for up
Published: July 21, 2016
We recently spent our first vacation at Lake Tahoe. From experience and observation this is what we found: The culture of South Lake Tahoe is dominated by big-time gambling, parties, drinking, restaurants, tourist traps and lake activities. For sure, “ACTION” is the buzz word for tourists. There is only one main road around the lake, and in South Tahoe, traffic
Published: July 21, 2016
The Trump vs. Clinton matchup is temporarily in neutral as both political parties roll out their conventions, so let’s take a look at what’s going on in the Silver State.First of all, some preliminaries. At June 30, 2016, there were just over 1.3 million registered voters in Nevada; about 528,000 Democrats (40%), 459,000 Republicans (35%), 254,000 nonpartisan (20%), 58,000 Independent
Published: July 21, 2016
“The Infiltrator” gathers, banks, and then gradually releases its tension — all while showing us that undercover U.S. Customs special agent Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) can handle the dangerous interactions called for in his line of work.Based on Mazur’s autobiography and adapted for the screen by director Brad Furman’s mother, Ellen Furman, the two-hour screenplay squeezes each word till the
Published: July 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The final Tahoe-Truckee Regional Housing Study report, which is currently under review by a technical advisory group, is expected to be revealed soon.“The community foundation right now is still deciding how this will come to the public,” Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Project Manager Sara Schrichte said Wednesday.She said once the report is finalized, it will go online
Published: July 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Clip clopping on horseback through a grove of aspens, curling past the sun-kissed trees reaching for the sky, it’s easy to appreciate the unique tranquility — not to mention, fun — found in horseback riding at Truckee-Tahoe.This is plain to see at the Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center, located at the Alder Creek Adventure Center, where groups of
Published: July 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Under blue cloudless skies, roughly 30 retired pro sports celebrities took to the links Monday at Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club for the Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic.The eighth annual tournament not only honors the late Hall of Fame lineman — who was a close friend to many of the participants — but also raises money
Published: July 19, 2016
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — Homewood Mountain Resort boasts some of the best views in California’s entire Lake Tahoe region.Easily accessible from Interstate 80 and California Highway 89, the resort rises 1,650 vertical feet from the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe to its 7,880-foot summit elevation.This scenic location is the setting the Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festivals, the second of the
Published: July 21, 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. Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness in Kings BeachCaitlin Jemma & The Goodness, a five-piece string band from
Published: July 21, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Village A’s won the North Tahoe Little League Minor’s Division championship back on June 13.The A’s captured the title with a 7-4 win over the Tahoe City Pirates at Preston Field in Incline Village. The A’s, who ended the season on a six-game winning streak, finished with an 11-5 overall record.Visit northtahoell.com to learn
Published: July 21, 2016
In the coyote world, the female rules. Coyotes become sexually mature between 9 months and one year, but generally don’t begin breeding until age two.When the female goes into heat in mid-winter, she may attract several males who vie for her attention. They are deferent, cautious and accommodating and may follow her and attempt to interact with her for up
Published: July 21, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for July 13-19.July 13GRAND LARCENY: In the 900 block of Lakeshore Blvd., Deputies took a report for grand larceny.COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: In the 900 block of Tahoe Blvd., Deputies took a report for a commercial burglary.July 15DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: In the
Published: July 21, 2016
Dear IVGID Board of Trustees and Candidates,As I’m sure you are aware, there are a number of emails circulating regarding proposed issuance of bonds for various IVGID projects. After reading through the budget/proposals, I am increasingly concerned by the number of projects that will require bonds, to the tune of nearly $9 million, not including the Diamond Peak Master Plan’s
Published: July 21, 2016
You can find them at the lake any calm morning: The Ladies Who Paddle. They hoist their stand up paddle boards and kayaks from the tops of their cars and trundle them down to the shore.There, they pop on board and glide silently into the early morning sun. They seem to move effortlessly through the water, stroking confidently and purposefully,
Published: July 21, 2016
Once upon a time I was a drummer. In 7th grade I would drum with my hands on anything that wasn’t moving.I would coax a dog over to be petted, then start to drum on that dog, and that dog would keep the beat with his hind foot, as if trying to start a motorcycle.My parents made the mistake of
Published: July 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The following are births for the month of June 2016, as submitted to the Sun by Tahoe Forest Hospital. Piper Ray: a girl, was born 06/01/16 to Jeremy and Patricia Fullmer, of Truckee.Evelyn Ethel: a girl, was born 06/04/16 to Chris and Nellie Rardin, of Truckee.Claire Phyllis: a girl, was born 06/06/16 to Timothy and Angela Bourque,
Published: July 20, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Paul Anthony Aguirre, a 43-year-old man from Rio Linda, Calif., died Tuesday, July 19, in a suspected drowning incident while kayaking on Lake Tahoe.The victim was vacationing with friends and family.According to a news release, South Lake Tahoe Police Department received a call at 4:49 p.m. from Aguirre’s family members, who said he was paddling
Published: July 20, 2016
Last February I penned a column where I noted the desire to create a budget that provided you with more than just a bottom line — more than just how we are allocating our financial resources.Our goal is a budget that provides an overall picture of where we’ve been, where we are going, and how we are doing in comparison
Published: July 20, 2016
Outdoor entertaining and cooking food on the grill is one of the most popular ways that family and friends spend quality time together during the summer.Hosting outdoor activities and events also means increased risk of home fires. Fortunately, following some simple safety tips and guidelines can help ensure you and your guests stay safe.Consider the following when you host your
Published: July 20, 2016
For the first time in Lake Tahoe School history, the school’s track and field team returned from the Carson City Championships this spring with a trophy in all four divisions.Competing against 17 other middle schools and more than 600 athletes, the seventh-grade girls team took first place, the seventh-grade boys team took second place, and both the eighth-grade girls and
Published: July 20, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — This summer, I have been enjoying quite a bit of smoked salmon. It makes a great snack or addition to a sandwich, and is a very yummy filling for ravioli. If you enjoy making pasta at home, I suggest you try this recipe. It only calls for a handful of ingredients, all of which are
Published: July 20, 2016
MINDEN, Nev. — Three men are facing multiple felony charges in connection with the theft of ski pass vouchers worth up to $116,520 from Heavenly Ski Resort.Tim E. Jacobsen, 21, of Minden, Nev., Mark E. Graham, 20, of Gardnerville, Nev., and Angelo Bozin, 25 of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., were all in custody after their arrests over the weekend, according
Published: July 20, 2016
In the classic book, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, which is assumed to be the autobiography of famed investor Jesse Livermore, a successful investor in the board room was asked by another why he wasn’t taking profits so he could buy back a stock lower after a pullback.The answer: “It’s a bull market.” He said it again, and again. He
Published: July 20, 2016
To Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval:Two of your state agencies have been working hand in hand to completely disregard every guideline issued in your “July is Bear Logic Month” proclamation.Your proclamation speaks of the Nevada Department of Wildlife taking a proactive role to mitigate human/bear interactions, and suggest that humans take responsibility and secure any attractants from being accessible by bears.Both
Published: July 20, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Locals know that Incline Village is a small place where everybody knows your name. And anywhere you grow up, it’s understandable to want to leave when you graduate high school.But for a handful of individuals who grew up in the family business, they soon found their way back to the lake.Here’s a look at what four
Published: July 20, 2016

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