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The Tahoe-Truckee Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan is underway.After receiving a grant in April 2015, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency began the formal process that November to work toward implementing a plan to increase the number of PEVs in the area.The Readiness Plan identifies, reduces and resolves barriers to the spreading of PEV infrastructure and step one is complete — the
Published: June 25, 2016
Friday, June 24, marked the ninth anniversary of the start of the devastating Angora Fire.I was visiting family back east when a neighbor who was dog-sitting asked what we needed to evacuate from our house besides our dog. We told her to grab some photo albums if she had time, but that the priority was her safety — not our
Published: June 25, 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: June 25, 2016
Love biking and storytelling? Tahoe Nation Publishing, a new publishing company headed by Ty Polastri, is compiling a collection of short stories, essays, poems and flash fiction about bicycling in and around Lake Tahoe that will be published this fall.The publication, “We Bike Tahoe: Tales from Tahoe Bicyclists,” highlights the biking experience in Tahoe for those who live in and
Published: June 24, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A garden can not only boost curb appeal to a mountain home, but if native vegetation is incorporated, it can be an asset to the local environment and wildlife.Native plants are those that occur naturally in a particular region or habitat without any human intervention. As a result, they have co-evolved with animals, fungi and bacteria
Published: June 24, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Do you have any historical photographs or visual materials of the Tahoe area? If you do, or if you’d just like to learn more about the archival resources that document this community’s rich history, come visit the North Lake Tahoe Digitization Day this weekend.This one-day event offers a chance for community members and visitors to bring
Published: June 24, 2016
With the Fourth of July coming soon, when someone says “sparklers” you likely think of those long, thin metallic fireworks that emit shiny sparks in the night when lit. These are, of course, fun and beautiful to watch, but they can be crazy dangerous.So, instead, think of “sparklers” in terms of sparkling wines. They too are beautiful, taste great and
Published: June 24, 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 24, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — After a busy school year planning events and identifying fundraising opportunities, efforts of the Parent-Teacher Crew at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School paid off.The school organization recently granted over $5,000 toward student scholarships for summer programs, tools to support STEM curriculum in the classroom, and travel expenses for a middle school teacher to attend an esteemed Creativity Workshop
Published: June 24, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will welcome the nation’s premier kids adventure race, the Kids Adventure Games, this weekend on June 24-26 — offering kids ages six to 14 the chance to experience the thrill of adventure racing.Considered to be one of the coolest kids races in the nation, the race will feature teams of two navigating
Published: June 24, 2016
It’s summertime and the weather is perfect for grilling. While this past Sunday was Father’s Day, any day is a good day to celebrate dad, so why not skip the goofy gifts and treat him to a delicious steak dinner instead?He’s guaranteed to love this rib eye recipe, which — when served with a fresh salad, garlic mashed potatoes and
Published: June 23, 2016
All deadlines have more or less equal implications, but some deadlines are more equal than others. This one looms – no later than June 30 upcoming!By law, many U.S. folk with foreign accounts exceeding certain thresholds must file Form 114, “Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts” (aka “FBAR”) electronically with the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FINCEN”).Commish Koskinen
Published: June 23, 2016
Comedic virtuoso on tap for North Lake Tahoe next week
Published: June 23, 2016
What’s the best exercise your brain can possibly entertain? Chess? Crossword puzzle? Foreign language? Nope. Pick up a musical instrument and play it. If you don’t know how to play it, learn.Nothing excites the brain like playing a musical instrument. That’s what today’s FMRI & PET scans are telling us.Playing music engages both hemispheres and nearly every back alley of
Published: June 23, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Below is a selection of incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for April 1-20, as provided to the Sierra Sun by PCSO officials.April 2At 12:30am at the intersection of Highway 28 and Carnelian Bay Avenue in Carnelian Bay, a male subject was arrested for suspected DUI.At 12:45pm on the 1900 Block of Squaw
Published: June 23, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — “We’re in the moment of truth this summer,” said Truckee Railyard developer Rick Holliday, speaking to the Truckee Town Council and Truckee Planning Commission on Tuesday.Holliday, who has been working on the much-delayed Railyard project for 12 years, was referring to the fact amendments to the master plan need to be finalized by September to keep the
Published: June 23, 2016
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — Officials called off the search this week for University of Nevada football player Marc Ma, who is presumed dead after falling off his paddleboard into Lake Tahoe amid windy and white-cap conditions on June 10.“The ongoing recovery effort to locate Marc Ma ... has ended with no sign of Marc’s remains,” according to a statement Wednesday from
Published: June 23, 2016
Recently I read the Sierra Sun opinion column, “Lake Tahoe is in need of progressive change — and soon,” dated May 30 about the need for progressive change in our region.I could not agree more. Many of the issues mentioned by Heidi Hill Drum (of the Tahoe Prosperity Center) and Darcie Goodman Collins (of the League to Save Lake Tahoe)
Published: June 23, 2016
In November 2015 I was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer. I had my left Kidney removed in January and started a five month long chemo therapy treatment. I have been off work from my job at Tahoe Forest Hospital all year. It was a frightening thing to not only battle the cancer but also worry about the bills piling up.This is
Published: June 23, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — As a public safety precaution, the U.S. Forest Service will temporarily close Fallen Leaf Campground next week to allow public health and vector control officials to conduct pesticide treatments to minimize potential future plague risk, weather permitting.There is minimal risk to the public to contract the disease at this time, according to the California Department
Published: June 23, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Sprinkled throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee, there’s an extraordinary bevy of artisans handcrafting a priceless connection between the people who create art and the people who purchase it. Where you dine, what you do for recreation, and where you shop all contributes to a unique Truckee-Tahoe experience.In addition, the regional choices for dining, recreating and shopping
Published: June 23, 2016
Everyone enjoys fireworks during the Fourth of July. The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District would like to remind everyone to enjoy them safely and responsibly.You can enjoy your holiday and the fireworks with just a few simple safety tips for you and your family:Leave fireworks to the professionals. Please do not use consumer fireworks (includes sparklers and firecrackers). The
Published: June 23, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Basecamp Tahoe City Hotel recently opened across Highway 28 from Safeway in Tahoe City.It is situated on the site of the Lake of the Sky Motor Inn, which was built around the time of the 1960 Olympics, and more recently known as the Aviva Motel.The new hotel’s owner, Christian Strobel, developed a Basecamp Hotel in
Published: June 22, 2016
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — For nearly a decade, Trampled By Turtles, a chart-topping bluegrass band from Duluth, Minn., has been migrating west to play shows at North Lake Tahoe’s Crystal Bay Casino. “We’ve had a lot of good memories at that place,” Ryan Young, fiddle player of the five-piece outfit, said during a phone interview Tuesday.Pausing, Young tacks on through
Published: June 22, 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. ‘A Bear Affair’ at Sugar Pine Point State Park“A Bear Affair” — a presentation about the California
Published: June 23, 2016
AUBURN, Calif. — Commercial medical marijuana cultivation and sale will not be allowed in unincorporated Placer County, after the board of supervisors on Tuesday voted 3-2 to limit marijuana cultivation to small, indoor grows by medical marijuana patients only.The board directed county staff to return with an ordinance codifying the approach they approved for their consideration in the coming weeks.The
Published: June 22, 2016
After much dedication, perseverance and hard work, Biking For A Better World (BBW) established The Truckee Bike Park (TBP) in 2012. Since its inception, TBP has become an important part of the Tahoe community. It connects families, friends and athletes with the joy of biking. The Suen Family, who lives in Truckee, visits the bike park weekly and enjoys meeting people
Published: June 22, 2016
On Thursday, June 23, some of the nation’s most revered poets will gather at the Olympic House in Squaw Valley to read from their work.All six of the featured poets — including Kazim Ali, Robert Hass, Juan Felipe Herrera, Cathy Park Hong, Patricia Spears Jones and Sharon Olds — are on the staff of the Community of Writers Poetry Workshop
Published: June 22, 2016
Lake of the Sky Garden Club recently awarded three $1,000 scholarships to encourage and promote study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science.This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors, recent graduates, anyone currently enrolled or planning to attend college in one of the above areas of study, and nursery employees desiring to further their horticulture education.Applicants must be
Published: June 22, 2016
Sabrina Achiro, Taya Matt and Catlin Smith — seventh-grade students at Alder Creek Middle School — and Carly Davis, a student at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School, have been awarded scholarships to attend the American Association of University Women’s Science and Math Camp, “Tech Trek,” being held at University of California, Davis in July.Science and Math teachers from both Alder Creek
Published: June 22, 2016
Truckee Elementary School’s third annual Spelling Bee produced some amazing spellers this past week.More than 30 fourth- and fifth-grade students entered the contest, with 13 making it into the final round. It took 15 rounds to produce a winner, fifth-grader Emiliano Morales.In second place was Aleksen Thayer, and Reagan McCormick took third. An amazing effort was also given by Trevor
Published: June 22, 2016
Beginning this Saturday, the Free Beach Shuttle will operate from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through August 14. It will also operate on Monday, July 4.By the way, the Beach Shuttle will be operating extended hours on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4. The last Shuttle will be leaving Incline Beach at 10:30 p.m. both
Published: June 22, 2016
Don’t get upset by presidential polling reports. Although the statistical tie between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has devolved in the latest polls to a Clinton lead (42% to Trump’s 39%, and Libertarian Johnson’s 8%), all these early figures do is give the media and the leading campaign’s spokespersons a basis for making inaccurate predictions for the fall.Even polls taken
Published: June 22, 2016
I always read Jim Clark’s opinion articles in the Bonanza, shake my head, and hope very few read it or agree with his views. But his views in his last column — “Why democratic socialism is a bad idea” — were a danger to the world economy, to America’s economy and to democracy.I went to the Nevada Caucus with my
Published: June 22, 2016
My father was not an easy man. He had an easy laugh, an easy way of meeting people and getting to know them, an easy way of involving himself in a wide array of activities and adventures.He was, in so many ways, larger than life. One could say he was easy to please in that he delighted in small things
Published: June 22, 2016
There is no bench. There are no cuts. As the Nevada Interscholastic Cycling League kicks off its inaugural mountain bike season late this summer and early fall, everyone is welcome — regardless of any prior experience on the bike. The Nevada league is one of the newest members of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, whose mantra is, “More Kids On
Published: June 22, 2016
Welcome back summer! It is time to enjoy all of your favorite summer activities at Tahoe!Political pundit and Political Science Professor Robert Morin will assess the bizarre 2016 presidential primary campaign at the 6th Annual Dinner at the Governor’s Mansion, hosted by the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. The event features a catered gourmet
Published: June 22, 2016
I still remember my first bear encounter. It wasn’t even my encounter, but that of my friends who were camping in our usual spot at Bear Lake in northern Utah, at the mouth of Logan Canyon. I didn’t go this particular trip as I had to work but I heard about it and it became my experience. During the night,
Published: June 22, 2016
We first met memory-challenged blue tang fish Dory in “Finding Nemo,” Pixar’s runaway hit released in 2003.The original film centered around Nemo, an adorable young clownfish captured by men making their living by finding tropical fish for home aquariums.Made 13 years later, but set just one year after the original, Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) gets a bump on the
Published: June 22, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In an effort alleviate the state’s critical teacher shortage, Nevada’s State Board of Education last week approved $345,600 in funding to support scholarships for Sierra Nevada College’s graduate ARL teaching students through the Teach Nevada Scholarship (Senate Bill 511) program.The funding will support approximately 14 full-time students who will enroll this fall at SNC’s Reno and
Published: June 22, 2016
Did you know that even when all the North Tahoe libraries are closed or you are here visiting, you still have access to books and magazines?Yes, you do! Tahoe Library Coalition has two Little Free Libraries and one Little Red Wagon full of books and magazines.Feel free to take a book. You may return it if you’d like, or pass
Published: June 22, 2016
Leveraged and inverse funds are popular with active traders, but they are coming under increased regulatory scrutiny. These funds are designed to achieve a multiple of an index’s return on a daily basis.For example, a double-leveraged fund should move twice as fast as the index it tracks. A double-leveraged short fund should move twice as fast as and in the
Published: June 22, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — According to Five Star Insurance Services in Tahoe City, a large percentage of property owners who rent their homes out on a short-term basis may not be properly insured.A lot of property owners don’t realize that a typical homeowner insurance policy does not cover vacation rental business activities.Make no mistake … second homeowners could be in
Published: June 22, 2016
Good photography is a very important piece of the marketing puzzle. Since most buyers are searching on the Internet, having excellent photos is the best way to showcase your house or condo and generate interest.With the prices of properties for sale in Incline Village and Crystal Bay being relatively high, it behooves sellers and agents to use a professional photographer.
Published: June 22, 2016
Every real estate transaction and property has its own characteristics. While common practices often dictate a course of action during the course of a sale, there are times when one must take a different approach to the situation.Real estate is a fluid business, always changing depending on the circumstances at hand. The options are numerous and varied such that it
Published: June 22, 2016
Tahoe Forest Health System is proud to celebrate the completion of its final Measure C construction projects, which include the new Joseph Family Women & Newborn Care Unit. TFHS would like to extend an invitation to local photographers to showcase their work in the new facility, opening Fall 2016. Photos will be displayed in the Tahoe Forest Health System lobby
Published: June 22, 2016
In August 2010, we opened our doors at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) to 64 students in kindergarten through fifth grade to provide place-based, experiential curriculum.Six years later, I am proud to report that our school has more than tripled in size, and we now serve 212 students in kindergarten through eighth gradeSELS is an EL (Expeditionary Learning) Education Credentialed
Published: June 22, 2016
Did you know that even when all the North Tahoe libraries are closed or you are here visiting, you still have access to books and magazines?Yes, you do! Tahoe Library Coalition has two Little Free Libraries and one Little Red Wagon full of books and magazines.Feel free to take a book. You may return it if you’d like, or pass
Published: June 22, 2016
Help spruce up the Truckee Senior ApartmentsThe Senior Apartments in Truckee need help making the place look welcoming by sprucing up the outside common areas Saturday, June 25. People can either donate or come by with plants, soils or a six-pack of flowers starting at 9 a.m. Call Clarence at 530-587-5152 or email her at classicmovielady@hotmail.com for information. The apartments are
Published: June 22, 2016
Stock markets have been volatile in recent weeks. The VIX, also known as the “fear index,” has spiked rapidly.The VIX is a measure of implied volatility of options on the S&P 500 Index. Options, which are used as portfolio insurance become expensive when something spooks the market as investors rush to defend their portfolios by purchasing puts.The news that has
Published: June 21, 2016
Tahoe Sports Hub will host a community Pint Night on Friday, June 24, from 6-8 p.m.The free Pint Night is co-sponsored by Salomon and RootsRated and will celebrate Truckee’s outdoor natural attractions while raising money and awareness for the Truckee Trails Foundation.Then, on Saturday, June 25, Tahoe Sports Hub will join forces with Tahoe Mountain Guides and Cyclepaths to host
Published: June 21, 2016
Thank you to editor Kevin MacMillan for his recent opinion article titled, “What to learn from recent examples of youth conduct.”Our community and school district spend thousands of dollars in prevention, intervention drug and alcohol programs, invested time and education with the Truckee High School Every 15 Minutes program and Athlete Committed pledge program, and have the Wellness Center on
Published: June 21, 2016
The school year has ended, and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District has jumped right into the construction season for its bond-funded facility upgrade projects.Safety enhancements and parking lot upgrades are underway at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS), located adjacent to TTUSD’s main office in Truckee.While the entrance off of Donner Pass Road remains the same, parking and access to
Published: June 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — For decades, the town of Truckee and Placer County have each worked to increase bicycle and pedestrian mobility in an effort to decrease the need to travel by car in the region.Bolstering those efforts, the two agencies are working on a new trail project that will connect Placer County and Truckee. According to Placer County, under a
Published: June 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A local man was arrested Saturday night after police say he caused serious bodily injury to a Chico man during a fight outside the bars in downtown Truckee.According to a Tuesday news release, Truckee Police Department officers arrested Truckee resident Bryan Luke Sperlin, 24, on suspicion of felony assault after a physical altercation with Jesse Hill, 39,
Published: June 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week’s question: What are your views on gun control in this country?Here are answers, as asked Monday in Truckee:Theo St. Pierre, ski patrolman, Truckee: “What we’ve been doing doesn’t seem to be working, so we got to relook at the system and rework it. Because what’s happening isn’t really an option.”Jocelyn Kreiss, psychiatrist, Truckee: “I think
Published: June 21, 2016
Tahoe League for Charity held its May 9 meeting at Jake’s on the Lake in Tahoe City.Speakers for the day were Carol Meagher and Holly Galbo from The KidZone Museum in Truckee. This is a children’s museum with exhibits that provide innovative play that encourages the development of social, imagination, physical and problem solving skills.The museum offers a baby zone,
Published: June 21, 2016
To Placer County:The citizens of North Lake Tahoe (along with environmental groups in Tahoe and surrounding region and local government agencies) are asking for your support for a fair public process.We have been besieged with thousands of pages of environmental documentation and have responded in kind. We have asked that Placer slow down the approval process — to no avail
Published: June 21, 2016
Certainly I’m not the only one upset about the killing of a young bear in early June at Sand Harbor because it was determined to be a “nuisance.”These bears have been here thousands of years foraging for food. Of course they’re going to be tempted by an easy meal, such as a cooler left out in the open. Bears and
Published: June 20, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — These past few weeks have been full of excitement for Tahoe Truckee Unified School District’s graduating Class of 2016.A total of 252 TTUSD students graduated, over $3.6 million was earned in scholarships, and 75% of the district’s graduating seniors have committed to attend a university, college, or other post-secondary educational opportunities in the fall.Students were accepted to
Published: June 20, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — CATT Community Project, a charitable arm of the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe, recently coordinated the installation of a new stove at Choices, a nonprofit day program supporting adults with developmental disabilities.In May, Choices received a much-needed cooktop and oven at its facility on Pioneer Trail, thanks to some help from generous donors, Truckee Noon Rotary Club,
Published: June 20, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. ­— A draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement for the Placer County Tahoe Basin Area Plan and Tahoe City Lodge project was released last week and is available for public comment.The county’s Tahoe Basin Area Plan outlines how Placer County will achieve the environmental restoration goals of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s broader 2012 Lake Tahoe Regional
Published: June 20, 2016
NEVADA CITY, Calif. — Nevada County supervisors and medical marijuana advocates last week sketched a broad outline for new grow regulations, the first step toward crafting a new ordinance after the primary election defeat of Measure W.Supervisors and grow advocates, previously on opposite sides of the marijuana issue, emphasized their desire to work together when developing interim and long-term ordinances.Supervisor
Published: June 20, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A four-year baccalaureate program is coming to Lake Tahoe Community College this fall.Partnering with Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, LTCC is offering students the opportunity to get a bachelor’s degree in global business management at its campus in South Lake Tahoe.The major already exists at SNC — and many of the business classes offered
Published: June 20, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — A San Francisco-based developer is eying a key piece of real estate in downtown Kings Beach for a lodging and commercial-residential redevelopment project.Laulima Partners LLC completed its purchase on May 24 of a 4.5-acre plot of land on both sides of Highway 28 in Kings Beach previously owned by Ferrari family, which includes the lakefront Ferrari
Published: June 14, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — It’s no secret: On peak ski days at Truckee-Tahoe — especially like this past season when legit amounts of snow fell — motorists navigating Highway 89 between Truckee and Squaw Valley are slowed to a crawl.With that in mind, the Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association is starting discussions for a potential three-lane program on Highway
Published: June 14, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A 51-year-old Truckee man died last Thursday after flipping the 4-wheeler he was driving into Prosser Creek Reservoir and becoming trapped underneath.Units from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, Truckee Fire Protection District and California Highway Patrol responded at about noon Thursday to the reservoir north of Truckee, NCSO Capt. Paul Schmidt said Friday.The man — identified Tuesday as
Published: June 17, 2016
NEVADA CITY, Calif. — Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller opted to close the first meeting between officials and medical marijuana advocates to the media, citing the inability to hold frank discussions about marijuana grow regulations with reporters present.Grow supporters, however, argue the media should be present to make the proceedings more transparent.Miller, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, said it
Published: June 20, 2016
NEVADA CITY, Calif. — Last week, the Nevada County Civil Grand Jury issued a report examining how local law enforcement agencies collect and retain evidence.Notably, the grand jury found that the property unit of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office has not been subject to an external audit since 2007 — and there are no written records of any internal audits,
Published: June 20, 2016

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