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I was walking in South Lake Tahoe a few mornings back, when above my head there arose such a clatter, so I looked toward the skies to see what was the matter? Swooping overhead was a flock of violet-green swallows, snatching bugs out of the air and chattering as they hunted.I learned about violet-green swallows last year when I first
Published: May 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for May 10-24.Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for May 10-24.May 11At 6:47 a.m. at an undisclosed location, an unknown person went inside an unlocked vehicle and opened the front door of a residence. Nothing stolen; report taken.At 10:12
Published: May 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — After Northstar California shuts down its slopes for the ski season, it’s not long until recreationalists are back on the mountain, zipping down the resort’s vast terrain.Instead of being strapped onto skis and snowboards, however, these riders are mounted on mountain bikes. The Truckee-Tahoe resort will see its mountain spring back to life this Memorial Day weekend
Published: May 26, 2016
After reading the article, “Truckee chamber unveils brand identity, tagline and logo for the town,” on the new Logo and Brand Identity positioning statement for the Town of Truckee, I had to hold my breath.I get the tagline — “Base Camp for a Big Life” — but the Logo is underwhelming at the most. I don’t see what a simple
Published: May 26, 2016
The May 12 North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council hearing was a testament to how the public process can fail.The Martis Valley West Parcel project was on the agenda and the room was packed with community members from Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. Placer County presented the project and made the assertion that MVWP is surrounded by existing development, placing it
Published: May 26, 2016
Today’s case is somewhat complicated but of interest because it involves drunk driving and whether drivers are obligated to take intoxilyzer tests or have their blood drawn when stopped for suspected driving under the influence — even if the driver is unconscious.DUI CrashMarcus Arredondo crashed his Jeep Cherokee after leaving a social gathering in which he and most of his
Published: May 26, 2016
The question I get asked the most, as an impressionist of Mark Twain, is, “How is Mark Twain relevant today?”Of course my answer varies depending upon what’s happening today, so I’ve gone ahead and created a website to try to answer that intriguing question … whatmightmarktwainsay.com.I only wish the Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope were with us today to
Published: May 26, 2016
Shane Black cowrote and directed “Nice Guys,” a film set in Los Angeles during the heyday of television’s premier private investigator, James Garner of “The Rockford Files” (1974-1980).Although his character is used as a patsy, Ryan Gosling’s P.I., Holland March, has little chance of showcasing Rockford’s talent for making his patsy seem smarter than the guys pulling the patsy’s strings.Before
Published: May 26, 2016
With summer around the corner, the Incline Village General Improvement District is getting ready for Fourth of July weekend.Residents are asked review the below important information regarding the beaches as you plan your holiday weekend:Make sure your passes are valid: IVGID Beaches are restricted access to valid Beach Access IVGID Picture Pass holders and their guests. Stop by the Recreation
Published: May 26, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Farmers market season is ready to make its annual return to Lake Tahoe. In Incline Village, there are two markets, taking place Wednesdays and Thursdays.The Tunnel Creek Stations Farmers Market kicks off for the 2016 summer season beginning Wednesday, June 1, next to Tunnel Creek Café, at 1115 Tunnel Creek Road on the east end of
Published: May 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — With wind-chill temperatures dipping into the ‘30s at Carson High School this past weekend at the NIAA Track & Field State Championships, it felt more like early March than late May.Truckee High School’s squads felt right at home.The girls team took home their first ever state championship in school history, winning by a commanding margin of more
Published: May 26, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee High School girls swim team entered the UNLV Aquatic Center on May 21 looking to build on their already impressive legacy.Mission accomplished with a second-place finish to a high-powered Boulder City squad in the 2016 NIAA Division I-A state swimming meet.As they have throughout their entire careers, the senior class of 2016 at Truckee threw
Published: May 26, 2016
With an estimated 35,000 bears, California has a healthy and growing black bear population.In spring, hibernating bears emerge from their winter slumber and begin an almost perpetual search for food. It is not uncommon for a black bear to consume up to 20,000 calories a day. Unfortunately, this search can sometimes lead bears into populated areas and conflicts with humans
Published: May 22, 2016
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — In 2004, when Bill Wood took over as manager of the Crystal Bay Casino, the casino hardly had a music presence. A few lounge singers here, a few cover bands there, crooning all-too-familiar radio hits from a corner of the casino then known as the Stage Bar was the extent of CBC’s entertainment.Wood wanted to help
Published: May 25, 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. Dead Winter Carpenters at Crystal Bay CasinoNorth Tahoe alt-country outfit Dead Winter Carpenters will play a two-night
Published: May 26, 2016
Agents do a lot of things when they show a home, not all of which are readily apparent. Sellers want them to accompany every person in the viewing party to every room and bestow the virtues of the house at every moment. Unfortunately, the real world doesn’t work that way. Agents bringing Buyers to your home are usually looking out
Published: May 26, 2016
During the real estate acquisition process there is a lot of conversation. A lot. Agents are often gabby folks. Sellers can talk until the sun goes down when they have a Buyer in the house if you let them. During all of that, it is important to pay close attention to what is being said and make sure you understand
Published: May 26, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In the battle against cancer, the awareness of women’s breast health has made enormous progress and more women than ever are getting regular checkups, ultrasounds, mammograms and exams by their doctors.These are all important steps toward early detection of anything that may be of concern. But what if there were a new technology that provided a
Published: May 26, 2016
Grab the golf clubs, picnic blanket and beach toys, here it comes, the first weekend at the lake. Let’s hope for sunshine along with warm temperatures to welcome everyone to Tahoe. It is a long weekend too with the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, so many local offices will be closed.To start your weekend, the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Veterans Club
Published: May 26, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The primary election in Nevada is set for June 14. There are a number of races important to local voters, including two seats on the Washoe County School District Board.Eight candidates have filed for the District G seat, an at-large position representing the western half of Washoe County. Former District G trustee Barbara McLaury is not
Published: May 26, 2016
April 28th marked my second anniversary as the IVGID General Manager. I am guessing that means I no longer get to be introduced as the “new” General Manager.It has been a very steep learning curve the past two years, but after living through two full cycles of our Community’s seasonal variations — I have a much better feel for how
Published: May 26, 2016
With Memorial weekend around the corner, it marks the beginnings of summer, and although lately it’s been looking and feeling like “June-uary,” before we know it we’ll be enjoying the warm summer months and recreating outdoors.The month of June has been designated “Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month” in the Lake Tahoe Basin. This year’s theme is “Think First. Keep Tahoe
Published: May 26, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In Nevada, early voting for the June 14 primary begins Saturday, May 28, lasting until June 10 at most locations.If you’re a registered voter, you can vote early at any of the locations across Washoe County, including locally at the Incline Village Library, which is open for voting from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May
Published: May 26, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for May 17-24.May 17PETIT LARCENY: In the 900 block of Tahoe Blvd., deputies filed a report and issued a citation for a Petit Larceny.NARCOTICS: In the 300 block of Ski Way, deputies made an arrest for narcotics after a routine
Published: May 26, 2016
Check out the recent decision in the case of taxpayer Lisa A. Nkonoki for this lesson. You just have to wonder what some people are thinkin’.This gal conducted business in 2009 under the name “Live Your Dreams Life Coaching and Family Advocacy.” (Almost says all you need to know about this situation, but so be it.) For most of the
Published: May 26, 2016
It’s about this time of year that jokes about how tired teachers are at the end of the year start making the rounds at parties (of educators) and on social media.Comparisons are frequently made to being run over by trucks and such. The prevailing counter response tends to have something to do with the coming months and “all the free
Published: May 26, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline High School boys and girls track and field teams put in a series of hard-fought performances at Carson High School on Friday afternoon and again Saturday morning for the NIAA Division III state championships.In the end, the boys team finished in sixth place with 51 points, just a few points behind Battle Mountain (58
Published: May 25, 2016
On, Saturday, May 21, 2016, we all lost someone very special, and beloved, Harry Ray VanDelinder. Harry passed away at the Life Care Center in Reno. He was under treatment to recover from an illness and complications that led to his hospitalization three weeks ago. He was delighted to have been recently asked and was looking forward to being the
Published: May 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee branch of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, May 28, officials announced Wednesday.The exact location will not be revealed, only that it will take place within the town of Truckee, according to CHP. It will operate from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.Officers will contact drivers passing through the checkpoint for
Published: May 25, 2016
The vast majority of buyers of Incline Village and Crystal Bay real estate have their primary residence somewhere else.Since most real estate purchases here are discretionary and involve a vacation home, very often consideration is given to the possibility of earning rental revenue to help offset expenses. While searching for that dream vacation home, one factor that many buyers take
Published: May 25, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Is your bathroom boring or minuscule? Don’t despair — colors and patterns can give a lift and fool the eye into seeing a larger space. Remember, it’s not the amount of space, but what you do with it that counts.The first step in decorating your bathroom is selecting the theme or mood you want to portray.
Published: May 25, 2016
The presidential election just gets crazier and crazier. Longshot candidate Donald Trump has bested sixteen highly qualified opponents to snag the GOP nomination, while “prohibitive favorite” Hillary Clinton struggles to overpower 73-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders for the Democratic prize.Just as Clinton’s heavy artillery is unlimbering to obliterate Sanders in the wind down primary elections, a new Rasmussen poll shows Trump
Published: May 25, 2016
In our 2015 year-end article “Outlook so-so for stocks, good for preferreds,” we gave the bullish case for “preferred securities.”I followed that up by writing, “Investment grade preferreds are the best risk-to-reward opportunity as we head into 2016.” So far, that’s been spot-on.A preferred is a “hybrid” security with characteristics of both a bond and a common stock. In the
Published: May 25, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The primary election in Nevada is set for June 14. There are a number of races important to local voters, including two seats on the Washoe County School District Board.Three candidates have filed for the District A seat, which covers southeast Reno and Incline Village: Colleen Doenges, Scott Kelley and Dale Richardson. Incumbent Lisa Ruggerio is
Published: May 25, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The primary election in Nevada is set for June 14. There are a number of races important to local voters, including that of Nevada Assembly District 26, which covers Incline Village/Crystal Bay.Two candidates have filed — Jason Guinasso and Lisa Krasner. Since both are Republican, there will only be a primary election between them, meaning the
Published: May 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — At their May 4 Board of Education meeting, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District named Kim Warren the Middle School Teacher of the Year and Laura Hartung the High School Teacher of the Year for 2016-17.The board also recognized their 2016 Classified Employees of the Year: Jorge Abac, Transportation Employee of the Year; Dorothy Gadsby, Para-Educator and
Published: May 25, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A new Placer County program approved at last week’s board of supervisors meeting is intended to spark investment in private projects that will spur economic development and improve Lake Tahoe’s environment.The “Economic Incentive Program” was created to deal with the extraordinarily high costs of development, redevelopment and environmental improvements in the Lake Tahoe Basin.There have been
Published: May 25, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — On June 1, beginning at 7 p.m., the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee in Tahoe City will present “Enter the Aum,” a sound healing concert. Concert admission is $22 presale, $33 at the door. For reservations, go to tahoecsl.org or call 530-581-5117. The Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee is located at 700 North Lake Blvd. (above
Published: May 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — In 2002, trails, bike paths, and bike lanes were hard to find in Truckee. But that year, the Truckee Trails Foundation sprang out of the Town of Truckee’s new Trails and Bikeways Master Plan, which called for the creation of a non-profit entity to facilitate trails development.The end goal? A safer community connected by non-motorized trails and
Published: May 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A “good” North Tahoe-Truckee winter is measured in inches. With ski resorts reporting as many as 346 to 465 inches of snowfall, residents and visitors were grateful to the snow gods for the first good winter in years.High snow also means cold and stormy conditions. In previous years, those without homes or heat sources were left on
Published: May 25, 2016
There will be no “shushing” at the at the Incline Village Library on Wednesday, May 25. In fact, we are gonna get LOUD and ask that you get loud with us, and the talented Tsurunokai Drummers.Oh, yes, you read that right – drumming in the library! It’s going to be fantastic. Tsurunokai Drummers demonstrate the exciting art of traditional Japanese
Published: May 25, 2016
The Experimental Aircraft Association recently announced that Hayden Ruttenberg of Truckee was accepted to attend the EAA Basic Air Academy 2016 in Oshkosh, Wis.The EAA Air Academy offers young people the opportunity to meet and work with aviation professionals, while living and learning the arts, sciences, and lore of aviation in both classroom and workshop settings.They join many other young
Published: May 25, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — In my last column, I introduced the book “Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain-Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns” by Dana Suskind, MD.It is based upon research that children who heard more words before their fourth birthday were better prepared when they entered school. These same kids, when followed into third grade, had bigger vocabularies, were
Published: May 25, 2016
Relay for Life Purple Party set for todayThe Relay for Life Purple Party is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Zano’s Family Italian and Pizzeria in Truckee.Admission is $15 adults, $10 kids 10 and under and includes all you can eat pizza and pasta. Music by The Deckheads will be featured, as well as a raffle.All proceeds
Published: May 24, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Police Department has added a new electric motorcycle to the fleet.In an effort to utilize alternatively powered vehicles, reduce emissions and noise pollution that disturb the natural beauty of our mountain environment, it was decided the “Zero Motorcycle was” a perfect fit.Santa Cruz-based Zero Motorcycles is a global leader in the electric motorcycle industry. The
Published: May 24, 2016
After nearly two years as the principal at Kings Beach Elementary School, I have grown to truly love the school and the community it serves. Kings Beach Elementary is a very special place, and I want to take a moment to share the things I love about being the principal. First and foremost, I love our students. We have 372
Published: May 24, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Cold and windy conditions welcomed the North Tahoe track team to Carson High School on Friday afternoon and again Saturday morning for the NIAA Division III state championships.Despite blustery conditions, the North Tahoe girls came ready to compete. A squad of 11 Laker girls — many setting personal records — amassed 132 points for North Tahoe
Published: May 24, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Local registered voters will cast votes in the June 7 primary for the two-person race for Placer County District 5 supervisor.Incumbent Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery, a Democrat, is seeking a third consecutive term. She is challenged by Auburn resident Michael Babich, a Republican. The winner in the primary will take the seat; there will be no general
Published: May 24, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee’s newest restaurant, Old Town Tap, located in the Brickelltown district next to downtown, will open its doors on May 26.Old Town Tap — located in the old location for Pizza Bar, next to Marg’s Taco Bistro — is a Neapolitan-style pizzeria and bar and is the brainchild of Marlena John and Luke Bill, an energetic, young couple
Published: May 24, 2016
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Do you know the facts about hepatitis and if you may have it?Hepatitis is a viral infection of the liver. There are three major types: A, B and C. Vaccines are available to protect against Hepatitis A and B, but none are available for Hepatitis C.Hepatitis B and C can cause chronic infections that if
Published: May 24, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week’s question: What does Memorial Day mean to you?Here are answers, as asked Monday in Truckee:Ted Schmidt, retired, Truckee: “It just means a chance to reflect on the lives that people have given to keep America what it is.”Linda Morris, Realtor, Truckee: “Years ago, I played in a marching band and we would always march through
Published: May 24, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Authorities say a trailer fire Saturday in Truckee led to the discovery of a suspected butane honey oil lab, along with an assault rifle, a sawed-off shotgun and other weapons.Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nicholas McCauley, 33, of Penn Valley, and Julie Cannon, 27, of Grass Valley, after they found the suspected lab, syringes and an AR-15,
Published: May 23, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Thanks to the generosity of guests at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the ski resort recently donated roughly $48,000 in Green Bucks to the Tahoe Fund and the Truckee River Watershed Council.The donation came from dollar donations added to lift tickets, season passes and food & beverage sales during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. “This is our
Published: May 23, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Liberty Utilities will begin helicopter tree removal after May 26 for the portion of the 650 Electrical Line Upgrade Project on National Forest System lands north of Highway 267 from Brockway Summit to Kings Beach.“Tree removal for the project will also take place on private lands,” according to a U.S. Forest Service news release. “Public access
Published: May 23, 2016
The community continues to deliver the message that they are unwilling to accept the Martis Valley West Parcel Specific Plan project as currently proposed.But will the Placer County Planning Commission approve the project on June 9th anyway? Probably, unless we all stand up.This is not the first time the community has resisted the plan. For more than three years, the
Published: May 23, 2016
Managing your finances can be stressful at times. Stock and bond markets will go through cycles of volatility. Watching your long term investments decline in value can cause some headaches.One of the keys to managing stress is understanding risk and knowing your own risk tolerance. Is your investment portfolio causing you some sleepless nights? Are you worried every time the
Published: May 23, 2016
RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) started construction to enhance the State Route 431 Mt. Rose Highway truck escape ramp in the beginning of May. For the safety of drivers, semi-trucks headed westbound on the highway are prohibited during construction. Q&D, a Sparks-based construction company, is converting the rock ramp to asphalt and installing a series of
Published: May 23, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Watercraft inspections are mandatory for all motorized and/or trailered watercraft launching on Donner Lake, per town of Truckee law.Inspections are to help prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species into Donner Lake. Non-motorized watercraft may be subject to an inspection prior to entering Donner Lake if determined necessary by the town of Truckee or its designee.Inspections are
Published: May 23, 2016
KINGVALE, Calif. — Mrs. Reed’s K-1 class at Donner Trail Elementary in Kingvale has been working with several different nonprofits this spring to raise Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in their classroom.Lahontan Cutthroat trout are native to only a few rivers and lakes in Western Nevada and the Lake Tahoe region of California and are classified as “Threatened” under the Federal Endangered
Published: May 23, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Students and staff members are teaming up for another fun-filled Bike to School Day on May 27 at North Tahoe School.Lourdes Shaurette and Marcia Tierney, staff members at North Tahoe School, are leading the charge and are organizing early morning meeting locations in Kings Beach and Tahoe City so more students can participate and ride together
Published: May 23, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — While shuttling truckloads of food to North Lake Tahoe-Truckee communities four days a week, local nonprofit Project MANA serves roughly 3,000 individuals and families every year in an effort to quell the incidence of hunger throughout the region.Playing a central role in Project MANA’s hunger relief efforts has been the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, which for
Published: May 23, 2016
RENO, Nev. — Giants like Tesla, Switch, PetSmart Distribution and Walmart are among the 125 businesses found in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.Tesla continues to be a buzzword throughout Northern Nevada as it builds the biggest lithium ion battery factory in world.The Gigafactory, which gains its name from the unit “Giga” and the factory’s planned annual battery production, will also
Published: May 23, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Sierra Sun, in partnership with the Tahoe Daily Tribune, publishes a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have
Published: May 22, 2016
On April 10, 80 racers completed the grueling climb from the bottom of Squaw Valley to High Camp in the 26th Annual Billy Dutton Uphill race, held each year to honor the memory of long time Squaw Valley skier Billy Dutton. Proceeds from the race go to support the Far West Nordic junior ski programs.Far West would like to extend
Published: May 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — On April 29, the High Fives Foundation hosted a formal gathering at Dolan Lexus in Reno that brought together distinguished guests from the Reno/Tahoe communities and beyond.The event of nearly 250 attendees celebrated the accomplishments of Tahoe’s High Fives Foundation, a nonprofit that gives grant funding to athletes in mountain communities with brain injuries and spinal cord
Published: May 22, 2016
To all of you who oppose cannabis, I ask, what is it that you are so afraid of? Let’s turn from the rhetoric and take time to make an educated choice. Good sources of info include The Union, Yubanet “M” files and Procon.orgAlong with concerns about public safety and degradation of the environment related to high yield operations, there are
Published: May 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The fans cheered. The riders raced. And, most importantly, it didn’t snow.While the show moved on to its conclusion in Sacramento Sunday, May 22, the Lake Tahoe Basin’s portion of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California is in the books. And by all accounts it was a wild success.“It was great for South Lake Tahoe
Published: May 22, 2016
Around the world, invasive species are notorious for their ability to out-compete native plants and animals. Once introduced to an area, they can spread out of control and fundamentally change both landscapes and ecologies, and then pose incredible challenges to manage or eradicate. With another boating season underway at Lake Tahoe, invasive species remain one of the greatest and most
Published: May 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Mike Swanson is no stranger to jumping out of airplanes.Swanson, a four-time world champion skydiver who’s on the Red Bull Air Force, has free-falled through the atmosphere and parachuted to the ground a staggering 22,000 times.And yet, when the Truckee resident skydived above the Truckee-Tahoe region last month, it gave him the kind of charge a first-timer
Published: May 20, 2016
When people find out I’m a wine writer, frequently the next question is, “If you could take one wine to a desert island, what would it be?” I get it, but as a wine writer you taste so many wines, and love so many wines, that it is really an impossible question to answer.So what I go with is, “I’d
Published: May 20, 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: May 20, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — What is a small-town sports editor to say as his final words after 11 years?“Thank you” is the first thing that comes to mind. Thanks to all the great people, and equally amazing athletes, who made the gig so interesting and fun. Thanks to Jamie Bate for hiring a raw, inexperienced journalism major straight out of college
Published: May 20, 2016
Caswell Dean “Pat” Patterson, long-time former resident of Tahoe City, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 13, 2016. Although we hoped this time would never come, his passing was peaceful, with his daughters by his side at Enloe Hospital in Chico, California. He was blessed to have other family members, friends and pastors come
Published: May 20, 2016
After Day 1 of the two-day Division III state championship, the Lakers had all but secured the first golf title in school history. The up-and-coming young squad built an insurmountable lead Tuesday and cruised to victory Wednesday, claiming the crown by a 15-stroke margin over second-place Incline. “It’s pretty exciting for us. It’s the first in North Tahoe history for
Published: May 20, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — When the fish aren’t biting, an experienced fishing guide pulls out the jokes. “All right,” begins James Netzel of Tight Lines Guide Service, “there are two fish in a tank. One of them says to the other, ‘Hey, do you know how to drive this thing?’”Netzel looks at his clients for a reaction. It’s mixed. A couple
Published: May 20, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Mountain Area Preservation was the recent recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Truckee River Fund in support of the Trout Creek Pocket Park, located at Bridge and Jibboom streets in Downtown Truckee. “This grant is tied to the extensive water quality improvements proposed at the site, including permeable pavers and a drainage system designed to treat
Published: May 20, 2016
The golf season has arrived! The Incline Village Championship Golf Course opened May 13, and the Mountain Golf Course opens May 20, so here are a few tips to remember when getting back in to the swing of things:1. Always remember to stretch before taking those first swings. For those that are coming from the warmer climates, it is especially
Published: May 20, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Tahoe’s Connection for Families will host its sixth annual Tahoe Teddy Bear Picnic on Sunday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aspen Grove in Incline Village.The event will take place rain or shine. Please note the back up location for wet weather is Incline Elementary School.At this fun family event, kids and their
Published: May 20, 2016
This time of the year, when the sun is calling us outdoors to the rivers, docks and lake fronts, I like to make sure I have a bunch of food that travels well.Obviously I cannot just cook up these very special picnic provisions to my heart’s content and leave the kids to a dinner of Pop Tarts, so a compromise
Published: May 20, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for May 3-9.May 3At 4:23 p.m., a subject turned in a purse that was found in downtown Truckee.At 4:35 p.m. on Lausanne Way, a man called to report his home had been burglarized; the suspect was later identified and arrested.May 4At 7:57 a.m., officers took
Published: May 19, 2016
Every voting cycle, my ultra-conservative political friends (both of them) ask for my recommendations for voting. They want to know who not to vote for.While there’s not a lot to vote on come June 7th, there are a few decisions to be made, so if you care to consider my, as always, humble opinions, here goes.Open PrimaryCalifornia’s Open Primary, except
Published: May 19, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — With the weather warming up, residents and visitors to Northern Nevada can expect to see snakes coming out of their dens.Several snake sightings were reported last week near Prison Hill, Ash Canyon and Jacks Valley, and Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy said this isn’t uncommon with this type of year.“They are starting to emerge
Published: May 19, 2016
Let’s get that out of the way right away. Cost of living in Truckee and Lake Tahoe is expensive, from gas prices to house prices to rents and food prices. We do not live in a cheap place. That can be hard for many of us as locals to accept and understand sometimes. Why do we choose live in a
Published: May 19, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Current and graduating high school students and community members are encouraged to explore career and technical education plus degree and enrichment opportunities through on-site classes at Sierra College’s Tahoe-Truckee campus located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee. “Learn about accounting and best business practices, hone your graphic design and computer skills or advance your understanding of mechanical
Published: May 19, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Is your spiralizer sitting under your cabinet in its original box? Sometimes we get kitchen gadgets as a gift and never use them. Well, this is one of those gifts you just have to use. It’s so simple and helps make eating raw veggies even simpler! You can use the spiralizer for just about anything
Published: May 19, 2016
Science. I love science. Science is sublime. Science was my major in college, and I cannot to this day understand how I could have flunked science. “F-minus” was actually the grade I came away with, which hurt me, as I did not imagine in my wildest dreams that anybody would add a minus to an F, but Professor McNutty did
Published: May 19, 2016
Truckee’s Sam Willis and Airon Yarbrough competed in a field of 46 golfers in the Division I-A state championship in Pahrump on May 17-18.After two days of competition at the par-72 Mountain Falls Golf Club, Willis returned with a 24th-place finish and Yarbrough finished in a four-way tie for 30th. Willis carded an 88 on the first day and an
Published: May 19, 2016
STATELINE, Nev. — Stevie Wonder will bring his deep catalog of hits to the 2016 Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series at Harveys Outdoor Arena.The legendary musician will play Friday, Sept. 2, according to an announcement from Harveys this week.“The American singer, songwriter, musician and producer is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music, who at the
Published: May 19, 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. Best of Tahoe ChefsThe 17th annual Best of Tahoe Chefs food and wine fundraiser will be held
Published: May 12, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — After the best winter in years, Lake Tahoe is slowly refilling.In fact, Nevada State Parks officials say there’s already enough water to reopen the Sand Harbor State Park boat ramp — at least for small boats.Tahoe parks supervisor Jay Howard said for now, the ramp is only open to boats less than 14 feet long.“The park
Published: May 16, 2016
Competing against large California schools throughout the regular season paid off for the Lakers at the Northern Division III regional championships — particularly for the girls.North Tahoe’s girls steamrolled their opposition, amassing 204.5 points to runner-up Battle Mountain’s 125.5 to run away with the regional title. In all, North Tahoe athletes earned nine individual titles — plus one relay title —
Published: May 19, 2016
The Truckee track and field squads’ performances at the Northern Division I-A regional championships last weekend were nothing short of historic. The teams registered an unprecedented 90 personal records and eight school records over the weekend’s competition against their Northern Nevada rivals. The girls team won their third straight regional title with the largest point total in school history, 201 points,
Published: May 19, 2016
Nine boys and eight girls from the Incline track and field teams qualified for state with top-four finishes at the Northern Division III regional championships at Yerington this past Friday and Saturday.Senior sprinter Matt Colby will lead the Highlanders into the state meet after winning regional titles in both the 100- and 200-meter dash. He won the races with times
Published: May 19, 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. Full Moon Bocce at Truckee River WineryHead to the Truckee River Winery on Friday night for Full
Published: May 19, 2016
Seems as if that’s pretty much how it’s looking — the House Judiciary Committee has scheduled hearings to examine alleged misconduct by Commish Koskinen, we hear.On May 24 (just next week) the Judiciary Committee will hear the findings of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s investigation of the Chief Revenooer!Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Oh) has expressed his view thusly: “I
Published: May 19, 2016
I’ve decided that I want to be a better person. That’s right, I’m making a decision that I want to become a better person. Seriously.Why? And why now?Well, I’ve always assumed I was a good person. You know. Be nice to others. Be respectful. Follow the laws. Know right from wrong, and do what’s right. Help others.When I was a
Published: May 19, 2016
Attempting to generate a sense of urgency from a hostage situation, “Money Monster” somewhat succeeds as a thought-provoking drama, but misses the mark as the thriller it wants to be.Penned by the talented trio, Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore and Jim Kouf, and directed by Jodie Foster, the film harpoons Wall Street, Hedge Funds, financial journalists, and especially, Jim Kramer’s “Mad
Published: May 19, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Ten residents are in the race to fill three seats on the Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Trustees.The primary election is set for June 14 in Nevada. For the IVGID race, residents will be asked to vote for three of the 10 candidates; the top six vote-getters will then move on to November’s general
Published: May 19, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In an effort to keep the Incline Village wastewater system clear and performing efficiently, IVGID staff is asking all residents to refrain from flushing “flushable” wipes.“Contrary to their labels, these wipes are not flushable and may cause costly wastewater backups in your home’s plumbing and IVGID’s wasterwater system,” according to a district press replease. “Additionally, please
Published: May 19, 2016
I attended the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women’s Club May 10 gathering at the Chateau for Republican candidates.Five candidates for the IVGID Board of Trustees spoke about their agendas. Frank Wright was clear in his anger. Judith Miller was another story. I realized that many of our residents do not know that Judith Miller is the wife of Aaron Katz,
Published: May 19, 2016

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