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STATELINE, Nev. — A Lake Tahoe flooring company is suing the builders of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino saying they were never paid for work they’d done on the hotel.Tahoe Specialty Flooring & Window Design of Tahoe City, Calif., filed the lawsuit in Minden on Jan. 20.“We haven’t been paid one cent for the property improvements we completed back
Published: February 5, 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: February 5, 2016
A contrived drama, “The Finest Hours,” makes me wish for a documentary (perhaps from the History Channel), to depict the stunning events addressed here.It’s 1952 when the SS Pendleton oil tanker splits in two during a nor’easter off the New England coast. Eight of the ship’s 41 crew members are aboard its abruptly sunken front half, leaving 33 crewmen alive
Published: February 5, 2016
When the clock strikes zero at the end of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, you might expect the winning team to head to the locker room for a traditional Champagne celebration. Ummmm, not exactly. You see, in the NFL, there is a strict edict that no alcohol be allowed in the clubhouse at any time. Win or lose. In
Published: February 5, 2016
In late December, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency sent a letter to Placer County in regards to – and with strong words for – proposed development in Squaw Valley.TRPA’s concern is well-founded. KSL Capital Partners/Squaw Valley Ski Holdings’ proposed Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan asks for entitlements for development of a size, scale, and scope North Tahoe has never
Published: February 5, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Several versions of this meatball recipe have been floating around my circle of friends as we have all been trying to give it our own original flare.Basically, we should have had some kind of meatball cook-off and invited people over to do the taste test and voting but that would have meant letting others know we are
Published: February 5, 2016
Six athletes from the Tahoe area made their home mountains proud at the 2016 Freeride Junior World Championships in Grandvalira, Andorra, last week.Led by Xander Guldman of the Sugar Bowl Freeride Team, who placed third in the men’s ski division, the Tahoe contingent was among 15 U.S. athletes and 57 junior competitors total from 12 countries. They competed on the
Published: February 4, 2016
Incline took care of business at its home resort Wednesday, winning a Tahoe Basin Ski League giant slalom race at Diamond Peak.North Tahoe finished second overall with a combined 376 points to Incline’s 383, while Truckee was fourth overall with 327 points. South Tahoe was third (359). Led by Harry Goss’ third-place finish individually, North Tahoe’s boys claimed the team
Published: February 4, 2016
A trend is developing in the CNISSF Central II snowboard division: Truckee’s boys are consistently hogging the top steps of the podium.As they did in Monday’s giant slalom at Northstar, defending state champion Ryan Murphy and Truckee teammate Quinntin Butler finished one-two in a slalom race held at Boreal on Wednesday. Combined with Randy Butler’s top-10 finish, the Truckee boys
Published: February 4, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — While this winter season’s wet and snowy conditions have done wonders for Tahoe skiing conditions and relieving drought conditions, they’re causing a problem for motorists — potholes.Potholes form when melting snow seeps in and under asphalt pavement, expanding and contracting depending on the temperature and weakening the roadway, which is compounded when the weight of vehicle traffic
Published: February 4, 2016
Al Gore predicted on Jan. 25, 2006, “Unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return.” (Chronicled by CBS News — Sundance Film Festival).How accurate were the thermometers 100 or 200 years ago? Were readings faithfully recorded all day and night? Automatic temperature recording equipment is
Published: February 4, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Wonderful amounts of fluffy snow have been falling from the sky, blessing Lake Tahoe’s resorts and merchants with visitors eager to experience all that Lake Tahoe has to offer in the winter.As I blaze a trail snowshoeing through the woods, I start to wonder about the science of snow: how do snowflakes form, why are the flakes
Published: February 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Biking for a Better World is partnering up with the River Ranch for a Wild Winter Wednesday fundraiser next week.Biking for a Better World is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness to improve the cycling community in North Lake Tahoe. Volunteers focus on strengthening youth programs, trail systems, and local cycling events.Proceeds from the Wednesday,
Published: February 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The schedule for regular Tahoe Forest Hospital District board of directors meetings has changed in 2016 to the last Thursday of each month.Previously, the five-member board met the last Tuesday of each month. The time of the meetings will remain the same, with open session starting at 6 p.m.The change was unanimously approved by the board at
Published: February 4, 2016
What is the relationship, if any, between the Fourth Amendment and the principles of limited government and the rule of law?That is one of several the questions members of Incline High School’s We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution are busy preparing to answer at a state competition this weekend.“They will be tremendously competitive,” said Milton Hyams, teacher of
Published: February 4, 2016
Just ask Diane Blagaich who got into a bit of a tussle with the Revenooers on the question.Seems Ms. Blagaich received some property (including a Corvette) and a whole bunch of cash (grand totaling about $744,000) from her boyfriend, Mr. Burns.She didn’t consider any of the dough as “income,” though following her breakup with Sugar Daddy, he found his way
Published: February 4, 2016
A contrived drama, “The Finest Hours,” makes me wish for a documentary (perhaps from the History Channel), to depict the stunning events addressed here.It’s 1952 when the SS Pendleton oil tanker splits in two during a nor’easter off the New England coast. Eight of the ship’s 41 crew members are aboard its abruptly sunken front half, leaving 33 crewmen alive
Published: February 4, 2016
Some Russian prisoners are missing the good old days of Stalin’s gulag, when a prisoner could swear himself blue in the face.Those good old days are long gone, comrade. No more “fenya” behind bars for pretrial inmates, and pity the poor boy who does not get the word.So what’s a Russian prisoner who stubs his toe on his bedpost at
Published: February 4, 2016
This is a column about liability for an unfortunate drowning in the Tuolumne River that occurred near the remnants of a partially removed dam. DamNationWriting this piece reminds me of the movie DamNation, sponsored by Patagonia. It is a recent documentary about the history of dams in the United States, and to some degree the good they have done, but
Published: February 4, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Truckee boys have come close to picking up their first league win on numerous occasions — most recently in a rival contest at South Tahoe on Tuesday.With 1:20 left to play, sophomore guard Gabe Cruz hit a three-pointer that capped a 7-1 run and cut the Vikings’ lead to three. But the hosts went 7-of-8
Published: February 4, 2016
Dean A. Ayle, 55, passed away in Renown Health Hospital, Reno,NV, January 26, 2016.Dean was a graduate of Westerville South High School, Westerville, Ohio; and a graduate of The Ohio State University. Upon graduation from OSU he toured and lived in many different parts of the world, including Europe, Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong. In 1992 he settled in the
Published: February 4, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit approved the reopening of Heavenly Mountain Resort’s North Bowl chairlift last month after a malfunction caused its closure.According to Forest Service’s report on the incident, part of the assembly that connected the fixed-grip chair to the lift cable failed. Two screws that served as part of
Published: February 4, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Truckee’s Northern Division I-A foes are well aware who runs the floor for the Wolverines. And yet, the senior point guard still has her way.Sydney Mock — whose 13.7-point average ranks third in the league — poured in a game-high 20 points to help lead the Truckee girls to a 47-40 win at rival South Tahoe
Published: February 4, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — With the snow-covered terrain of the majestic Sierra Nevada beckoning cross-country skiers from all over the country, it’s plain to see why Tahoe-Truckee is a popular spot to traverse the wilderness. So much so that two area resorts have been named finalists for USA Today’s “Best Cross Country Ski Resort” award.Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area in
Published: February 4, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The first year Pete ‘n Peters Sports & Spirits in Tahoe City held a Super Bowl party, the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers were knocking helmets in Super Bowl 10.In other words, when it comes to the biggest game of the season, Pete n’ Peters has been one of the North Lake Tahoe’s biggest — and longest
Published: February 4, 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 Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Horsemouth at Crystal Bay CasinoNorth Lake Tahoe reggae rock band Horsemouth will play a free set inside the
Published: February 4, 2016
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Eight hundred and thirty-four.That’s how many different ways you can bet on the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos before Super Bowl 50 kicks off.Four point two billion.That’s how much money in dollars — according to the American Gaming Association — is expected to be wagered on the Super Bowl, which will be held Sunday at 3:30
Published: February 3, 2016
The Incline Middle School seventh-grade volleyball team earned a second-place finish after two days of competition in the South Tahoe Optimist Volleyball Tournament on Jan. 29-30.  Despite a three-way tie in pool play on Friday night, the IMS seventh-graders went on to win every match in tournament play Saturday leading up to the championship against Eagle Valley, which won 15-13. 
Published: February 3, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Social media has become an inseparable part of life for around 2 billion people. Eighty percent of smartphone users check their phones in the first 15 minutes after they wake up, and what is it that most of them do? They check their social media accounts.You are probably not surprised by this, since you are most
Published: February 3, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — With growing interest in the 2016 elections spurred by the approaching caucuses, Nevada’s list of active voters rose by close to 16,000 from December to January.But a full third of those additions are existing registered voters who reactivated their status by either listing a new address or reconfirming their old address to participate in the process.
Published: February 3, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — South Lake Tahoe police on Wednesday released composite sketches of two people suspected in a fatal weekend shooting that reportedly happened after a drug deal went sour.Police believe Dennis Wright Jr., 40, of Amador County traveled to the Beverly Lodge at 3480 Lake Tahoe Blvd. on Saturday, Jan. 30, with his girlfriend to sell 100
Published: February 3, 2016
Did you know that Washoe County School District does not pay for physical education at the elementary school level?For 20 years, the parents at Incline Elementary have been fundraising for our quality P.E. program. In recent years, our students have had the benefit of learning from certified P.E. teacher Michael Smith, who instills a love of physical fitness to students
Published: February 3, 2016
Has Obama’s failure of leadership sown the seeds of defeat for his would-be successor? Investors’ Business Daily recently published an opinion piece comparing America’s current malaise with the Jimmy Carter era of the 1970s ... spiraling inflation, a 22 percent bank prime rate, long gas lines, energy shortages, a moribund economy and banks not making loans. Internationally, we were in
Published: February 3, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — As an accomplished interior designer for more than 20 years, Debbie Costa knows the key to bringing a project from conception to completion is largely dependent upon one thing – understanding her client’s vision.“You have to let go of your personal style because it’s not your home and you’re designing for your client, so you have to
Published: February 3, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in December.That’s the raw rate to compare with different reporting areas of the state. The seasonally adjusted rate was actually a bit higher at 6.4 percent.Construction continued to lead the state in terms of percentage growth, rising 8.6 percent compared to December of 2014.Statewide, there are just more than
Published: February 3, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.January 28Temporary Protection Order: In the 800 block of Oriole Drive, deputies served an Extended Order of Protection.Temporary Protection Order: In the 800 block of Tahoe Boulevard, deputies served an Extended Order of Protection.January 30Battery:
Published: February 3, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Hello February. Get ready for the Super Bowl with one of the fun events happening at a local business, or have your own pregame party at the beach. It is supposed to be a “sunny” Sunday.Remember, the Winter Wander event begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. This will help fund the P.E program at
Published: February 3, 2016
A few hundred points up, a few hundred points down, sometimes more and sometimes on the same day. Such volatility has become routine.The financial and general media insist on explaining the market’s every move, though often there is no explanation. Traders, not investors, dominate any day’s market action. They do what traders do -- they trade.More and more we’re hearing
Published: February 3, 2016
What local government issue generates the most emotionally charged discussion?If you had asked me that at the start of my career, I would have assumed it was a contentious land-use issue such as an infill condo project or a fast food restaurant with a drive-thru going in next to an existing neighborhood.And I’ve certainly lived through my share of each
Published: February 3, 2016
Our unofficial motto at Lake Tahoe School is “Figure it out!,” something we start expecting our students to do in PreSchool at an appropriate level.By eighth grade, the bar is set pretty high. Among other things, we ask our students to figure out something worthy of their time and attention for a full year. Every eighth-grader is required to select
Published: February 3, 2016
Reflecting on 2016 and my 2015 term as Washoe County Chair, I am impressed with Washoe County’s continued focus on customer service, economic development, support for growth and prosperity in our region. I’m proud to say we have had several successes this year.The Reno Aces Baseball Settlement allowed Washoe County and partnering agencies to bring $1.9 million in available funds
Published: February 3, 2016
Tahoe SAFE Alliance is hosting an eight-week spring Crisis Intervention Training starting next month.The nonprofit organization is recruiting men and women to volunteer and help the agency in its mission to end incidents and trauma of intimate partner/domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.All of the volunteers at Tahoe SAFE Alliance who work with
Published: February 3, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation’s Queen of Hearts and Walton’s Grizzly Lodge recently awarded a combined $13,000 in grant funds to the nonprofit organization Positively Rolling.“Positively Rolling exemplifies the type of programming that speaks to the membership of the Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund,” said Nancy Gisko, chair of the Queen of Hearts Leadership Committee. “We saw
Published: February 3, 2016
TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. — The results are in. Following a manual snow survey Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Phillips Station near Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, the California Department of Water Resources reported that the Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to show promise.Measurements at the designated snowpack observation site showed a 76.2 inch snow depth, but more importantly, a 25.4 inch snow water equivalent —
Published: February 3, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Last week the Placer County Department of Public Works and Facilities was given the OK by the county Board of Supervisors to advertise the last contract for the Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project.The contract, expected to be awarded by this spring, calls for the construction of project’s second — and final — phase called “Gateway
Published: February 2, 2016
Bessie Minor Swift Foundation grant deadline nearsThe Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Truckee-North Tahoe-Incline Village and its surrounding areas.Applications will be accepted through Feb. 15 and recipients will be announced on May 2. The fund will consider applications for grants requesting a minimum of $500.00 and a maximum of $3,000.00.The Bessie Minor Swift
Published: February 2, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — On Friday, 150 area people filled the Alpine Ballroom at the Resort at Squaw Creek to discuss, debate and dissect one of the most controversial topics recently in the North Tahoe-Truckee region: marijuana.In an event hosted by the Squaw Valley Institute titled “The Cannabis Industry and Science Research,” five panelists opened up a dialogue about the
Published: February 2, 2016
Bruce Yankton, born September 27, 1942 in North Dakota, passed away January 24, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada after a lifetime of dedication to Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas. Bruce, a proud man of his Sioux Indian heritage, came from a unique lineage as his father was a full-blooded Sioux Indian and one of the first commissioned Indian officers in
Published: February 2, 2016
Bruce Yankton, born September 27, 1942 in North Dakota, passed away January 24, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada after a lifetime of dedication to Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas. Bruce, a proud man of his Sioux Indian heritage, came from a unique lineage as his father was a full-blooded Sioux Indian and one of the first commissioned Indian officers in
Published: February 2, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Jan. 25-31 at www.sierrasun.com.1. 5 hurt, including family of 4, in head-on crash near Lake TahoeFive people were hurt — one of whom suffered major injuries and was flown to Reno via Care Flight helicopter — after a head-on crash the morning of Jan. 24 on Highway 267 between
Published: February 2, 2016
CARNELIAN BAY, Calif. — This week’s question: Who is your early pick to win the 2016 presidential election?Here are answers, as asked Monday in Carnelian Bay:Gary Kaufman, locksmith, Tahoe Vista: “I’m going to say Hillary (Clinton). I want a woman president.”Adam Morales, retired, Carnelian Bay: “Bernie Sanders, because he’s got the momentum, and he’s been saying the right things for
Published: February 2, 2016
TAHOE CITY — Incline’s senior center demonstrated Friday night why she’s a leading candidate to receive league MVP honors. Kira Porter, who’s among the state leaders in rebounds and blocks, filled up the stat sheet with 19 points, 11 rebounds, six blocks and four steals to help lead the Highlanders to a 61-21 win at rival North Tahoe. Porter is
Published: February 2, 2016
TAHOE CITY — Seven lead changes through three quarters had throngs of loudly cheering North Tahoe and Incline basketball fans anticipating a wild finish Friday night. In contrast to the first meeting between the lakeside rivals, the visiting Incline boys made their shots down the final stretch, North Tahoe did not, and the Highlanders pulled away late for a 49-42
Published: February 2, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — If you were to ask me where my favorite spot is at the Incline Library, I would want to answer with the Children’s Library. Seriously, who doesn’t want to sit around and build super cool things with colorful blocks?!But, then I realize I am a grown-up and people probably want a grown-up answer, so my “grown-up”
Published: February 2, 2016
We’d like to send out a special thank you to Zano’s Family Italian and Pizzeria in Truckee for their generous in kind donation to Forest Charter School. The fundraiser on Thursday, January 21, allowed the K-6 Tree Top Co-op program to raise well over $1,000 for creative Enrichment based programs and experiential learning fieldtrips.We appreciate the opportunity to work with
Published: February 2, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows will stop selling single-use plastic water bottles in an effort to reduce waste and serve as stewards of the Tahoe-Truckee environment.Since the start of the season, all bottled water has been removed from Squaw-Alpine owned and operated venues, except for Starbucks due to contractual obligations, said Michael Radlick, spokesperson for the
Published: February 2, 2016
We’re just about halfway through earnings season, and so far the results have been in line with the expectations. The forecast was for earnings to decline over 5 percent this quarter.With over 40 percent of the S&P companies reporting already the decline has been 5.8 percent. According to data from FactSet, 72 percent of reporting companies have reported earnings above
Published: February 2, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tuesday, Feb. 9, Good Morning Truckee will provide insights into the economic and five-year job growth forecast for the Reno-Sparks area, and what impacts that may have for Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Mike Kazmierski, President/CEO of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, will be among featured speakers.EDAWN recently published the EPIC report, which forecasts 52,371 additional
Published: February 2, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Next week’s “Knowledge Bites” workshop in Truckee will focus on new California legislation effective Jan. 1, 2016, as well as other important laws regarding employers, including: wage and hour updates; family paid leave; general employment practices; worker’s comp; sexual harassment; and increases in minimum wage. Presenting will be Cameron Bordner (Cam), of Truckee-based law firm Molsby &
Published: February 2, 2016
Truckee boys swept the podium in the third CNISSF snowboard race of the season at Northstar California on Monday. Defending state champion Ryan Murphy claimed the win in a field of 44 riders in the giant slalom race, posting a combined time of 3:17.20 between his two runs. Murphy also won last week’s GS race at Northstar and was fourth
Published: February 2, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — For over 25 years, students within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District have benefitted from the fundraising efforts of the Excellence in Education Foundation’s Skiing for Schools program. Skiing for Schools offers skiers and snowboarders the ability to pre-purchase reduced rate lift tickets and trail passes valid at most North Lake Tahoe alpine and nordic resorts. This
Published: February 2, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT) is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoptions, community spay/neuter (CSN) services and humane education programs. HSTT proudly partners with the Town of Truckee in our beautiful animal shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane in Truckee. Together we protect all of the homeless pets within the Town’s
Published: February 2, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The High Fives Foundation is an inspiring Tahoe-based non-profit that operates in the realm of “mountain action sports.” Their mission is to support the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who have suffered a life-altering injury.They do this in three ways: The Empowerment Fund: High
Published: February 2, 2016
I hope you are all enjoying the winter we are (finally!) having.Believe it or not, we are already halfway through the 2015-16 school year. Outstanding teaching and learning are underway at all school sites, and I am very appreciative of the dedication and commitment of our educators and support staff.Along with our Board of Education, I had the privilege of
Published: February 2, 2016
The Truckee boys dropped their last two league games on the road, falling 78-30 at first-place Elko on Friday and 63-44 at Spring Creek on Saturday.Truckee’s girls were scheduled to face both teams at home, but the games were postponed.After a rough travel day on Interstate 80 — which was temporarily closed Friday, leaving the Truckee bus stranded in Battle
Published: February 2, 2016
Those with Health Anxiety respond to harmless bodily changes as indicative of a serious medical illness, thus creating a heightened state of anxious arousal. Let’s look at a couple of strategies for managing symptoms of health anxiety.CHANGING HOW YOU THINKIn a previous article, we discussed several “core beliefs” endorsed by those who evidence health anxiety. For example, the belief related
Published: February 2, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Amateur stargazers have the opportunity to witness an unusual sight in the night sky for the next few weeks, but they’ll have to get up early to make it happen.Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter can be found lined up in a shallow arc in the eastern sky about 45 minutes prior to sunrise, an alignment that
Published: February 2, 2016
DENVER — The SnowSports Industries America Snow Show in Denver is like being a kid in a candy shop all over again.The annual tradeshow featured all of next year’s styles, equipment and the newest gadgets and gear hitting the market, from Soul Pole’s bamboo ski poles to “top secret” lens technology at VonZipper.Here’s a look at some of what the
Published: February 1, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — With 2016 being an election year, the Sierra Sun is devoting time each week to conduct interviews with officials and board members who work for the many public districts and government agencies representing Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.This week, we feature an Q-and-A with North Tahoe Public Utility District General Manager/CEO Duane Whitelaw:  Sierra Sun: How
Published: February 1, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Mountain modern. We often hear this term when referring to high-end mountain communities like Aspen, Vail, Big Sky, Jackson Hole and Park City — and now, the rapidly emerging Lake Tahoe. Martis Camp, for instance, with more than 650 new homes near Truckee, exudes mountain-modern design. A few of my favorite architects and contractors like
Published: February 1, 2016
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — A bruised and banged up Travis Ganong of Squaw Valley led five Americans into the top 30 with a sixth-place finish in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup on the Kandahar downhill track Saturday.“I wasn’t really sure I was going to be able to ski this week with my knee — I had a bone bruise after Kitzbuehel,”
Published: February 1, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Work is continuing on a proposal for a multi-acre campground within the Lake Tahoe Basin on the North Shore — despite a recent presentation informing the public otherwise.At Tuesday’s Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting in Kings Beach, Paul Thompson, assistant director for the county’s Community Development Resource Agency, informed the board and public that work
Published: January 28, 2016
SODA SPRINGS, Calif. — For two straight years, the Sierra Snowkite Center was twisting in the wind.Unable to open due to the lack of snow, the Sierra Snowkite Center, which first opened in 2012 at Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort, was on the verge of pulling the plug for good on its short-lived operation. Simply put, the persistent drought had
Published: January 29, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s nonrestricted casino licensees raked in $11.1 billion in 2015.That is just under 1 percent more than casinos won in 2014 and the fifth year-over-year increase in the past six years.One of the largest increases was reported by the Carson Valley market, which includes valley portions of Douglas County as well as the capital. Carson Valley
Published: January 30, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Lake Tahoe Brewing Co. in Carson City temporarily closed on Friday, further delaying an opening date for the brewery’s downtown Truckee location.A sign posted on the door of the restaurant at 302 N. Carson St. stated Friday: “We are saddened to announce that we will be temporarily closed effective immediately as a result of unfulfilled contractual obligations
Published: January 29, 2016
I recently received a call from a local resident wondering what we mean when we use the word “prosperity” and what our organization does for Tahoe.For those of you who haven’t yet heard about the Tahoe Prosperity Center, our mission is: Uniting Tahoe’s communities to strengthen regional prosperity. To explain “prosperity” further, the Webster English dictionary definition of prosperity is
Published: January 31, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — With El Niño kicking into high gear and significant snow falling — and with more likely to come — it’s time to get back on those powder sticks.But for the intermediate-level skier, powder skiing can be intimidating, and for good reason. Ask any slopeside-clinic physician or ski patroller and they’ll tell you — among other things —
Published: January 31, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Sierra Nevada winter weather can be vicious. The snow can be wet and heavy, capable of soaking anyone who’s in it through to the bone. The wind can bite like an invisible demon. Even on sunny days, the cold can be relentless. When it’s at its worst, we all need somewhere to hide.Hot springs in
Published: January 30, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — While in Scandinavian countries Nordic skiing is close to being the national pastime — with some races attracting participation in numbers similar to events like the Boston Marathon — here in the states, it largely still plays the role of second fiddle to its alpine counterpart.But with a relatively low buy-in for gear and ski passes, as
Published: January 30, 2016
Truckee Community Theater is seeking singers, dancers and actors for its upcoming spring musical, the hilarious tribute to rock and roll, “Bye, Bye Birdie.”The plot of the show revolves around national heartthrob Conrad Birdie, about to be drafted into the U.S. Army.As a publicity stunt, his agent decides he should kiss one lucky teenage girl goodbye on national television. Kim
Published: January 29, 2016
At the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, 0.25 points separated Hannah Teter and U.S. teammate Kelly Clark in the women’s halfpipe finals. That quarter of a point turned out to be the difference between Teter standing on the Olympic podium for the third time and finishing fourth. It’s a memory that’s already got the 28-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident targeting a
Published: January 29, 2016
This year’s Super Bowl, at least when looked at through the quarterback position, seems like a matchup of land lines versus smart phones, newspapers sitting in your driveway versus the world news coming to you on your watch, and e-mails and tweets versus hand-written letters. Peyton Manning is some old guy screaming at you to get off his lawn while
Published: January 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, the
Published: January 29, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — It’s no longer a question of if it comes, but how it comes.With more El Niño-influenced weather on its way, the Lake Tahoe Basin is once again on track to receive back-to-back weekend storms starting Friday, Jan. 29. Warmer temperatures are expected to keep the snow at higher elevations until late Friday night.“The jet stream
Published: January 29, 2016
January is when we all begin to consider that perhaps we should drop a pound or two after the holidays. So it was when I found myself at a gathering where weight loss regimes were the topic du jour.“I love red wine,” said a friend who was holding a glass of what appeared to be a very white wine. “But
Published: January 29, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — When cooking for clients, I frequently receive requests for gluten-free options for dinner and dessert. It’s easier than you think to put together delicious, gluten-free dishes; however dessert can be trickier, making it one of my favorite things to experiment with these days. Recently, I’ve been trying my hand at almond-meal desserts. Almond meal has
Published: January 29, 2016

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