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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — There are two schools of thought regarding the romantic properties of cake. There are those we will label “pro cake” who get misty-eyed just thinking about that moment when they stuck their fork into a piece of layered chiffon, hoping to stab a strawberry, and instead hit the mother lode in the way of an engagement ring.Then
Published: February 10, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — There are two schools of thought regarding the romantic properties of cake. There are those we will label “pro cake” who get misty-eyed just thinking about that moment when they stuck their fork into a piece of layered chiffon, hoping to stab a strawberry, and instead hit the mother lode in the way of an engagement ring.Then
Published: February 10, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The IVGID board will likely reconsider its vote of 2016 officers later this month in reaction to a Nevada Attorney General opinion that concludes the district violated the Open Meeting Law last summer.According to the Jan. 25 ruling from Attorney General Adam Laxalt, IVGID did not properly inform the public prior to the well-documented and divisive
Published: February 10, 2016
February is American Heart Month, and with that we have many opportunities to educate ourselves about heart disease, what our individual risks are and what we can do to make a plan for prevention. According to the American Heart Association, 67 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, often known as the “silent killer” because it usually presents no symptoms.
Published: February 10, 2016
Oh the Golden Years of Hollywood. Or were they? Rather than answer that hotly debated question, the Coen Brothers take us inside a large Hollywood movie studio, circa 1951.Through the eyes of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a studio exec known as the Fixer, we’re shown what it takes to make the studio machine hum. If a star is pregnant and
Published: February 10, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Last month, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Chief Mike Brown announced during the fire board’s January meeting he plans to retire, effective March 18, 2016.Brown has worked the past 26 years with NLTFPD, and was named chief in 2007. In all, he boasts 37 years of fire service, according to NLTFPD.To honor Brown’s service to
Published: February 10, 2016
The Incline girls basketball team is back on top of the Northern Division III standings after a pair of league wins this past Friday and Saturday.The girls handled visiting Pershing County, 46-32, on senior farewell Friday night and followed with a 70-52 win at Silver Stage the next day. The wins adjusted the Highlanders’ record to 9-2 in league to
Published: February 10, 2016
We do appreciate the amazing bluebird days, but please keep the snow machine working for us! We still need fresh powder at Tahoe!Supermarket Saavy is set for 9-10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Incline Village Community Hospital Community Room. This free heart health talk is by Betsy Taylor, RD.Remember your valentine on Sunday, as lots of local businesses will
Published: February 10, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — King Cakes are traditionally made for Mardi Gras celebrations, and growing up in Louisiana, I ate and loved so many of these tasty treats. With Fat Tuesday this week on Jan. 9, I felt it fitting to share this close-to-my-heart recipe with you.My traditional recipe has a cinnamon-butter filling, but some other fillings you can
Published: February 10, 2016
In a recent column, summarizing a talk I gave to the North Tahoe AAUW, I argued that the criminalization of drug possession has been a failure, not because of the good people who work in the system, but because of the politically driven idea of criminalizing private behavior. I reasoned that drug abuse and addiction are a form of mental disease
Published: February 10, 2016
Lest we be chastised for not giving credit where credit is due, we have to hand it to Obama for recently announcing much needed retirement incentives, which will be included in his 2017 budget to be announced this week.The simple fact is that, unlike the situation in our parents’ generation, most folks just don’t work their entire career with one
Published: February 10, 2016
First a public service announcement. Registered voters wishing to vote for either the Republican or Democratic presidential candidate of choice will have to attend their party’s caucus later this month. Democrats caucus on Saturday, Feb. 20, starting at 11 a.m. at both Incline High School and Incline Middle School. You can find out which of the two by clicking on
Published: February 10, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The hours upon hours 11 Incline High School students spent preparing and practicing for questions pertaining to the U.S. Constitution have paid off.On Saturday, Incline High’s “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” class beat 11 other Nevada school teams to take first place in the state competition, allowing the Highlanders to advance to the
Published: February 10, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Society of Professional Journalists recently awarded Truckee native Jason Paladino, an SNC Tahoe graduate, its NorCal 2016 James Madison Freedom of Information Student Award for his investigation into the Navy’s Sea Dragon program.Paladino’s investigative work, which he began as a graduate student at UC Berkeley, resulted in an NBC Nightly News story entitled “Sea Dragon
Published: February 10, 2016
The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter yet it’s the envy of most of the rest of the world. Citi says the global economy is trapped in a “death spiral.” Quantitative easing (QE) is no longer working. But why?In macro-economic terms (I’ll make this short) the QE programs have flooded the world
Published: February 10, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Buying a new snowboard can be a bit overwhelming considering all of the different options that you have nowadays. There are different lengths and widths, different cambers and now even different side cuts.So what is all of this technology and what difference does it make to you?In terms of size, ultimately you want the snowboard to
Published: February 10, 2016
Experts predict this year is going to be an active year for residential real estate, possibly the best year since 2007. It is expected that sellers will welcome increasing home prices and a high level of interest in their listing, and buyers should be prepared to move quickly when they find a home that meets their needs.Here is a brief
Published: February 10, 2016
After the property selection process has been completed, the purchase agreement negotiated, inspections completed and repairs resolved, and loan approval received, the focus turns to closing the escrow.It is around this time that the buyers are faced with the question, “How do you want to take title?” It could have been brought up several times earlier, but usually not much
Published: February 10, 2016
While we are deep into what is considered the offseason for real estate sales, buyers have an excellent opportunity to strike a good deal this time of year.In general, with fewer buyers looking at property at Lake Tahoe in winter, sellers tend to be more flexible on price and terms than they are during the peak of the summer season.
Published: February 10, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — An impressive 40 hotels and resorts within The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC, have been named award winners in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotel Rankings.Among the 40 hotels and resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, is included in the “Gold Badge Winners” as one of the best hotels in the USA.To qualify for
Published: February 10, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for Feb. 3-9.February 3TPO: In the 800 block of Tahoe Blvd., deputies served a Temporary Order of Protection.February 5Fraud: In the 900 block of Wander Way, deputies took a report of telephone fraud. False scheme related to family member arrested
Published: February 10, 2016
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Comedian Justin Rupple will entertain North Lake Tahoe crowds next week when Tahoe Comedy North returns to the Crystal Bay Casino.Rupple has been seen on “Scorpion” and “Comics to Watch in ‘14” on CBS, and the show “Partners” on FX, Fox & Lifetime.He also hosted the “2015 Divas Day Out” in Reno, according to a press
Published: February 10, 2016
TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — As we approach Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be quite fitting to cover a few of the more luxurious essential oils.Certain aromas bring our minds into a more relaxed, open and loving space. When presented with chocolate and roses, many women are floored by the offering because it involves sight, taste and smell. When we
Published: February 10, 2016
The community of Truckee is far from perfect. There are issues everywhere you look, even if they are not big ones. Issues like robbery, low snow levels impacting our economy, homelessness, and drug and alcohol abuse are only a few.Many other communities also have the same issues, but one of the most common issues in our community is there isn’t
Published: February 10, 2016
Waterproof clothing drive in TruckeeA waterproof clothing drive for the Truckee Emergency Warming Center and the community began Feb. 8 and runs through Feb. 22. Please donate any waterproof coats, pants, boots and gloves you may no longer need. Kids sizes to adult sizes are sought.Please donate your waterproof clothing at the red donation bin at the Church of the
Published: February 10, 2016
LAKE TAHOE — While temperatures around the Tahoe Basin are forecast to reach close to 15 degrees above average this week — with no precipitation expected — meteorologists and water resource officials say it’s not yet a cause for concern when it comes to the snowpack.“February is climatologically our best month for accumulation,” Reno National Weather Service meteorologist Justin Norman
Published: February 10, 2016
Way back when, William Butler Yeats was known as a whimsical and wonderful wordsmith.The Irishman who died a little more than 77 years ago on Jan. 28, 1939, is considered one of the greatest poets of all time, and he ranks up there with Robert Frost and T.S. Elliot as perhaps the most important person to contribute to the 20th
Published: February 9, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Outreach Committee this week announced it is now taking orders for Take Care signs.A new partnership with Vail Resorts’ Epic Promise program will allow the committee to provide signs at reduced prices. The Take Care campaign includes more than 60 messages that remind residents and visitors to take care of the environment. The
Published: February 9, 2016
North Tahoe’s boys basketball team was eliminated from playoff contention with a couple of league losses this past Friday and Saturday. The Lakers lost 53-46 against visiting Silver Stage and 59-42 at Pershing County.The North Tahoe girls also dropped a pair of Division III contests against the same teams, falling 52-12 against the Mustangs and by a close — but
Published: February 9, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A civil suit filed by a lawyer representing the parents of a 22-year-old man shot and killed by police in June accuses the South Lake Tahoe Police Department of a variety of misconduct during and after the shooting.The suit, filed in federal court in January by attorney Alan Laskin, says police and the city were
Published: February 9, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — February is national Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. National statistics show that 1 in 3 teens experience verbal, physical and emotional abuse by a dating partner, and our local statistics support this.These violent relationships have serious consequences for victims – putting them at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, suicide and
Published: February 9, 2016
Ryan Murphy and the Truckee boys snowboard team won another CNISSF Central II race at Alpine Meadows on Monday.Murphy claimed the slalom victory in a field of 45 racers with a two-run combined time of 1:08.60. It was his fourth consecutive win.Placer’s Troy Sheldon finished second in 1:11.16 and teammate Conner Sheldon rounded out the podium in third. Truckee’s Quinntin
Published: February 9, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Chances are you are one month into attempting to maintain your New Year’s resolutions. Most of us create ambitious resolutions, with lofty goals that begin to seem daunting as February and March approach. These resolutions may create anxiety or frustration, and you may reevaluate the goals you set.Another approach is to change the way we view a
Published: February 9, 2016
TRUCKEE — The Truckee girls basketball team is right where it wants to be entering the final stretch of the regular season.After nearly upsetting third-place Elko at home this past Thursday, the Wolverines pulled off a 57-54 overtime win at Dayton on Friday to maintain fifth place in the Northern Division I-A, at 6-6. The top six teams advance to
Published: February 9, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from Jan. Feb. 1-7 at www.sierrasun.com.1. Sierra storm brings Tahoe snow, flooding, major travel headachesMother Nature bore down with a vengeance the weekend of Jan. 29-31 throughout the Reno-Tahoe-Truckee region, bringing feet of snow, inches of rain, flooding and multiple wrecks across the region.Highlighting the chaos was a 29-vehicle
Published: February 9, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — When it comes to dealing with matters of the mind, mind over matter is often easier said than done.In other words, it’s often difficult for one to acknowledge his or her own wavering mental health, let alone seek help and treatment options whether hindered by fear, stigmatism, income or inaccessibility to counseling services. But the fact of
Published: February 9, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week’s question: What was your favorite part of Super Bowl Sunday?Here are answers, as asked Monday in Truckee:Patrick Hourigan, resort real estate, Tahoe Donner: “Broncos winning. I’m from Colorado originally. They gave us a good game — all defense.”Jen Ellermeyer, self-employed, Truckee: “Spending time with friends and family and enjoying different aspects of the game, including
Published: February 9, 2016
North Tahoe Nordic skiers enjoyed a successful day in the sun in the Mammoth Classic on Friday.Racing out of the Tamarack Lodge at Mammoth Lakes, the Lakers swept the top two spots individually in both the varsity boys and girls high school races, while North Tahoe skiers also claimed wins in both middle school races. JC Schoonmaker and Dylan Syben
Published: February 9, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The North Tahoe Public Utility District is exploring a potential public-private partnership with a Menlo Park, Calif.-based real estate developer to renovate and manage the North Tahoe Event Center.The partnership was proposed by Laulima Development LLC, which is in escrow on the nearby Ferrari Crown Motel in Kings Beach, according to the district.For years, NTPUD has
Published: February 9, 2016
COURCHEVEL, France — Alix Wilkinson and AJ Hurt, a freshman at North Tahoe High School and standout racer with the Squaw Valley Ski Team, led a talented group of U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association U16 National Training Group athletes in the 7 Nations Cup in Courchevel, France, last week.Highlights included a second-place finish by Hurt in the giant slalom, a
Published: February 9, 2016
The Truckee High Boosters would like to thank the following businesses for contributing to Dining for Boosters during the 2014-2015 school year: Golden Rotisserie, Mellow Fellow, and La Bamba.The funds generated by our collaboration provided extra opportunities for our Truckee High School students. We look forward to working with you again in the future.Margi EnglertTruckee
Published: February 9, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Mountain Area Preservation recently received $15,000 in funding from the Truckee Donner Public Utility District for the Trout Creek Pocket Park project in Historic Downtown Truckee.According to MAP, the mopey will support a solar light fixture and native landscaping for the park site, located at the northeast corner of Bridge and Jibboom streets.“The TDPUD is partnering with
Published: February 9, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — In an effort to improve winter-battered roads, California’s transportation department will work on Highway 89 in the Tahoe City area this week, with traffic impacts expected.Caltrans will perform grinding and paving work from Blackwood Creek Road to and including the Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City to repair that pothole-laden stretch of roadway.This work is scheduled from
Published: February 9, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Denver Broncos’ upset victory in Super Bowl 50 produced a windfall profit for Nevada’s legal sports books.Denver defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, despite being a six-point underdog Sunday in Super Bowl 50. The result, since most of the “smart money” was on the Panthers, was a $13.3 million win for the books, the second largest
Published: February 9, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Town of Truckee Vice Mayor Morgan Goodwin and Truckee Police Chief Adam McGill presented Truckee resident Damyn Dettling with an Outstanding Citizen Award on Feb. 1.Damyn received the award due to his creativity to keep the sled hill at McIver Meadow clean, according to the town, by helping build an impressively large snowman and erecting a nearby
Published: February 9, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Every school is different. There are twelve schools in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and while they may follow the same general curriculum and state guidelines, each school must make educational choices and provide unique learning opportunities to support their individual students.This is certainly the case at Truckee’s Sierra Continuation High School. Sierra High is one
Published: February 9, 2016
I’m sure you have heard the old saying, “Don’t put all of your eggs into one basket.” If you were to drop the basket, all of your eggs could break. The investment term for using more than one basket is called diversification. Diversification is a very important concept in investing. To diversify means to spread your risk. If all of
Published: February 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The first months of the year offer opportunity to reflect upon past endeavors and create fresh approaches to meeting your goals. As your nonprofit focuses on budgets, strategic plans and event schedules, include communication strategies in your top priorities.Virtual newsletters keep your supporters up-to-date on all of your accomplishments and upcoming events. Those who give their time
Published: February 8, 2016
Kindred provides meaningful creative experiences predominantly to youth in the greater North Tahoe area. Kindred pinpointed a need for creative empowerment and learning beyond what the schools could offer — especially for at risk children.Kindred uses the applications from lost and sustainable art practices as a means to develop self esteem as well as creative problem solving capabilities. While Kindred
Published: February 8, 2016
TRUCKEE, 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 a Q-and-A with Truckee Sanitary District General Manager Blake Tresan:Sierra Sun: How would you describe
Published: February 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — No, you’re not seeing things — that was a glowing pink mustache you saw on the dashboard of a car passing by.And yes, there is a reason for it. The ridesharing company Lyft — whose drivers are identified by a 5-inch-long pink “glowstache” adorning the grill of their vehicles — announced last week its service is now
Published: February 8, 2016
JEONGSEON, South Korea — Steven Nyman nailed the podium in the first test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics on Friday, taking third at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Jeongseon, South Korea. On a beautiful sunny day, the men got a chance to race the manicured PyeongChang downhill course. While there wasn’t much natural snow, the manmade
Published: February 8, 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
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
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
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — A year ago, Homewood Mountain Resort was primed to offer advanced skiers and snowboarders access to its backcountry terrain with snowcat tours.There was only one problem: there wasn’t enough snow.This season, however, snow shortage is no longer an issue. Topping 100 inches of total to-date snowfall, the West Shore resort has given its snowcat tours the green
Published: February 6, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages like soda daily may lead to more abdominal fat gain over time, according to a new study from the National Institute of Health.Abdominal, or visceral, fat is located in the midsection of your body and wraps around internal organs like the liver and pancreas.This type of fat is especially dangerous because it affects the
Published: February 8, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — On Monday, Jan. 25, 13 contestants ranging from grades 6-8 competed in the final round of the National Geographic Bee at North Tahoe School.The previous week, these 13 contestants became finalists after competing in seven rounds of difficult United States and world geography among their peers in various social studies classes.The final contestants included: eighth-graders Shea
Published: February 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Liberty Utilities is once again offering academic scholarships for eligible high school and college students within its service territory. Eight schools participating in the fourth annual scholarship program are South Tahoe High, Loyalton High, Douglas High, Coleville High, North Tahoe High, Truckee High and Portola High, as well as Lake Tahoe Community College.“We’re very pleased to be
Published: February 8, 2016
Regarding the Letter to the Editor in the Feb. 5 edition of the Sierra Sun, “Global warming still only a theory,” let’s get something straight: By saying “still only a theory,” one proves categorically one’s mis-comprehension of the scientific definition of the word “theory.”As noted by Tia Ghose in Scientific American’s “Livescience,” “Part of the problem is that the word
Published: February 6, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Luxury home sales in North Lake Tahoe and the Truckee area dropped in the fourth quarter of 2015 from the same period a year ago, according to a recent report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.The figures were derived from Multiple Listing Service data of all homes sold in the region with a sales price of more than
Published: February 6, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Chase International recently recognized its top agents of 2015, with Jack Coté of Chase’s Reno office honored as agent of the year in the Reno/Carson Valley area.Alison Elder of the Truckee office was named agent of the year for the Lake Tahoe area for the fifth consecutive year.Chad Kendall was named rookie of the year and JoAnn
Published: February 6, 2016
You would never know that it is the offseason judging by the pace of real estate sales in Incline Village and Crystal Bay during the 1st month of 2016.A total of 20 houses, condos and freestanding condos closed escrow vs. 19 properties in 2015. But the most telling statistic is the fact that there are currently 42 properties in escrow
Published: February 6, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — If you’re anything like me, a warm, hearty meal is needed to recharge my batteries after a day spent on the mountain. This recipe is sure to hit the spot. If you’re not in the mood to cook after skiing, make this dish the night before and reheat when you get home. (It also makes
Published: February 6, 2016
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
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
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

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