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Steven Craig Munro

July 27, 2017 — April 14, 1954 ~ July 23, 2017 Steven Craig Munro, 63, passed away after a round of golf on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the golf course in Tahoe City, CA. He was born on April 14, 1954 to Robert and Dorothy Munro in Redlands, […]

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Market Beat: Tax-free municipal bonds carry risk

July 27, 2017 — Benjamin Franklin once said: "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." One effective way that income investors can manage their tax bill is by investing in tax-free municipal bonds. Municipal bonds are not always completely tax free. They […]

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County approves new resort association contract

July 27, 2017 — The initial skepticism surrounding the county's revised scope of work for the resort association appears to have subsided, at least for now. The Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new, six-month contract with the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association at its July 25 […]

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Men’s fast pitch returns to Tahoe City

July 27, 2017 — It's back. After a nearly 25-year hiatus, men's fast pitch softball is returning to the shores of Lake Tahoe. "I think it has been 20 or 25 years," said Rod Collins former player-manager for the Tahoe City Blues and Markstein Beverage men's fast pitch teams […]

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Ken & MaryAnn Ravey – “Celebration of Life”

July 27, 2017 — The Ravey Family invites you to join us in a celebration of life honoring Ken & MaryAnn Ravey. Come share your memories and hugs in celebration of two lives well lived. Saturday August 12, 2017, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Community Arts Center, […]

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3.6-mile race up Squaw returns for 37th year

July 27, 2017 — The Squaw Mountain Run will return on Saturday, July 29 for its 37th year, taking participants on a 2,000-foot climb from the valley floor to the finish line at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadow's High Camp. Proceeds from the event goes toward the Gene Upshaw Memorial […]

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Spreading the word about the sport of tricking, which combines gymnastics, break dancing, and martial arts

July 27, 2017 — Woodward Tahoe has been a home to extreme sports progression around Lake Tahoe since its opening in 2012. Earlier in the week, the camp brought in someone who's looking to carve out a place for the ever-growing sport of tricking. Bailey Payne may have built […]

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Your Tahoe Weekend: guitarfish, costumes, and mountain running on tap

July 27, 2017 — 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 Cassandra Walker at cwalker@sierrasun.com. 1. 7th annual Guitarfish Music […]

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Pine Nuts: What are the odds?

July 27, 2017 — Were an asteroid to strike Mother Earth and we were all to be suddenly and unexpectedly exterminated, that would be most unfortunate. But were we to exterminate ourselves with thermo-nuclear weapons, or by altering our climate beyond repair, well, that would be ignoble. Odds are, […]

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Jumping into Lake Tahoe this weekend? Read this first

July 27, 2017 — No matter how hot the temperature gets outside, it may not be a good idea to jump right into the lake — at least without protection. Whether you prefer to boat, swim, kayak or paddle, the Nevada Department of Wildlife and other officials are urging […]

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District names Andrew Yoxsimer as new Incline High principal

July 26, 2017 — This fall, parents and students can expect to see a familiar face leading Incline High after principal Leslie Hermann's recent retirement. The Washoe County School District announced new staff assignments for the 2017-18 academic year on July 12, and named current Incline High School Site […]

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Opinion: Lake Tahoe Shoreline Plan coming together — more work to do

July 26, 2017 — School is out and summer is in full swing at Lake Tahoe. Visitors and residents are heading to beaches and launching boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards to get out and enjoy the jewel of the Sierra. Millions of people visit Tahoe each year, and the […]

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Tahoe-Truckee music calendar

July 26, 2017 — At Lake Tahoe, summer and music go hand in hand. From the indoor acoustic wonder of the Crystal Bay Casino's Crown Room on the North Shore to the incredible outdoor concert series at Harveys Lake Tahoe on the South Shore — and everywhere in between […]

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Men’s fast pitch returns to Tahoe City

July 26, 2017 — It's back. After a nearly 25-year hiatus, men's fast pitch softball is returning to the shores of Lake Tahoe. "I think it has been 20 or 25 years," said Rod Collins former player-manager for the Tahoe City Blues and Markstein Beverage men's fast pitch teams […]

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Revenue is up, but occupancy is not for western mountain resorts

July 26, 2017 — Traffic jams and long lines at Safeway can often characterize summer in Lake Tahoe, but a recent report shows that overnight visits to mountain resorts have remained relatively flat this year. The monthly DestiMetrics Market Briefing reports that although western mountain resorts have not experienced […]

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Lib Loop: Quotation marks key to successful internet searches

July 26, 2017 — Internet searches. We've all been doing them for what may seem like forever, and most of us consider ourselves pretty adept. So here is a trick that may just make your internet searches even better. Use quotation marks around a phrase. "Lake Tahoe" will force […]

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Addressing fire danger at your North Lake Tahoe property

July 26, 2017 — Weather conditions in late summer and autumn almost always create a recipe where fire danger is extreme due to low fuel moisture levels, low humidity, high air temperatures, and unpredictable wind conditions. The Detwiler Fire, west of Yosemite, has pushed smoke into the Tahoe basin […]

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Study: “Tremendous need for single and multifamily housing” in Carson City

July 26, 2017 — Nevada Rural Housing Authority is completing its first statewide housing study. The Carson City-based organization analyzes housing in different markets every few years and this year updated every area it covers, which includes all of Nevada except for the major urban areas of Las Vegas […]

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Are avalanche deaths and atmospheric rivers linked? Researchers think so

July 26, 2017 — Backcountry skiers in Lake Tahoe will tell you that the sport is exploding in popularity. Trails that were empty five years ago are now filled with people in pursuit of first turns on fresh powder, but they also face increased avalanche risk. Avalanche fatalities in […]

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Glass Half Full: having a wonderful time adjusting

July 26, 2017 — I clearly recall times when our girls were young, and we prepared either to visit our parents or for a visit from them. There were adjustments to be made, some of which involved everybody remembering that we were now "grown ups." We would get so […]

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