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Tahoe-Truckee School of Music brings self-expression center stage

March 28, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — You've got rhythm — really, you do — and the Tahoe-Truckee School of Music wants to help bring your inner artist outward. Making music is a therapeutic, intellectual hobby that will last a lifetime. Ben Martin, the school's director, sees beyond the […]

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Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Community soup night set for March 29

March 28, 2017 — The second Community Soup Night of the spring 2017 series will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Full Belly Deli, located in Truckee's Pioneer Center. Chef Tom Marrin will serve a delicious fennel-sorrel soup w/ optional char-braised chicken. The soup will be […]

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Tahoe-Truckee schools’ State of the District set for Thursday

March 28, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District will host its first-ever "State of the District" event for parents to learn about the local public education system on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Village at Squaw Valley. The theme, according to an […]

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Lahontan foundation supports Tahoe sugar pine restoration, forest education

March 28, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Since 2002, the Lahontan Community Foundation has supported local nonprofits that service the Truckee and North Tahoe region and have provided over $1.6 million in grant funding to help support their community. Last year, the Sugar Pine Foundation was a recipient of […]

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Coldwell raises over $100K for Tahoe-Truckee-Sacramento charities

March 28, 2017 — Throughout 2016, the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Cares Foundation gave back to the Tahoe, Truckee and Sacramento communities in several ways. In total, the donations from the foundation — a philanthropic arm of real estate company Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Tahoe/Sacramento — to […]

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Free diabetes prevention program coming to Tahoe Forest Health System

March 28, 2017 — Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes? Do you have a family history of diabetes that you fear may impact you in the future? Often times, doctors like to "watch" patients who have risk factors for diabetes, including being overweight and having slightly elevated blood sugars, […]

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Bear activity picking up around Lake Tahoe; people urged to be ‘bear aware’

March 28, 2017 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — With bear activity already occurring around the Lake Tahoe Basin as spring begins, more wildlife will be emerging as warmer weather becomes more frequent. Knowing how to act around bears and understanding their behavior is essential for life in the […]

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Tahoe Chief’s Corner: Too much snow can destroy your home

March 27, 2017 — TAHOE CITY, Calif. — It's easy to think "it's not going to happen to me" when the thought of your home/roof collapsing from too much or an unbalanced snow load comes to mind. But the truth is, it is a very real problem when Mother […]

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Fresno man killed after falling from Lake Tahoe casino

March 27, 2017 — STATELINE, Nev. — A 29-year-old man was pronounced dead Sunday after falling from the upper levels of a parking structure at Harveys Lake Tahoe. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office was notified of a man with a traumatic injury located near the casino in Stateline, on […]

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Opinion: High-speed bikers making Truckee River Legacy Trail unsafe

March 27, 2017 — I am very worried about the huge influx of high-tech bikers speeding on the Truckee River Legacy Trail. There has been a noticeable increase since the expansion of the trail to Glenshire. This trail is no longer safe for anyone. In using the term "anyone," […]

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After strong winter, Washoe Lake’s water ‘went from nothing to everything’

March 27, 2017 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Washoe Lake, which was dry just a few months ago, is now full to the brim. That brings a big smile to Jennifer Dawson's face. She's the Washoe Lake State Park supervisor who's now looking forward to a full summer of […]

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No one hurt after fire damages Truckee auto parts store

March 27, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Authorities are investigating a Friday fire that destroyed a portion of the O’Reilly Auto Parts store in the Truckee Crossroads shopping center, officials said. According to a Monday statement from the Truckee Fire Protection District, residents called 911 at about 6 p.m. Friday […]

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NV Airbnb hosts earned $47.4 million, grew 85% in 2016 (93% in Incline Village)

March 27, 2017 — RENO, Nev. — Airbnb's Nevada host community earned a combined $47.4 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 341,000 people to the state in 2016. Airbnb is an online marketplace and hospitality service, enabling people to lease or rent short-term lodging including vacation rentals, apartment […]

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Reno-Tahoe International Airport unveils first update of new master plan

March 27, 2017 — RENO, Nev. — With the resurgence in the Nevada economy in the wake of the recession and a multitude of changes in the aviation industry, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport figured it was a good time to review its master plan. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport's master […]

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Fee increase forces cancellation of 2017 South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic

March 26, 2017 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — After nine years of bringing boat enthusiasts to the South Shore, all while generating money for local nonprofits, the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic is in jeopardy of folding due to an inability to reach reasonable terms with the Tahoe […]

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Toree’s Stories: A terrific tale of two kitties at Lake Tahoe

March 26, 2017 — A few years ago, a long-haired black cat was spotted in my neighborhood. Cats are elusive creatures, so it took us awhile to realize that he was homeless and perhaps in need of help. He was not approachable, but he found a place of sorts […]

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Jim Porter: Banana Republic sued for ‘40% discount’ ads (opinion)

March 26, 2017 — My latest favorite new store to get a bargain is the Banana Republic Factory Outlet in the Legends Sparks Marina in Sparks, Nevada. The last time the Porter family shopped at Banana Republic at Legends, we purchased a lot of clothing (at least for us) […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Sweet spring scenery above Lake Tahoe (photo slideshow)

March 26, 2017 — 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 […]

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Tahoe-Truckee biking: Nonprofit seeks proposals for region-wide map

March 25, 2017 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe region has been steadily evolving into a more bicycle-friendly area, and the addition of an updated, printed bike map covering the whole basin may help continue that growth. Upgrading the various paper maps from around the region […]

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Wine Ink: Decanting wine — the art of the pour

March 25, 2017 — The wine was not mine, but I could not take my eyes off the sommelier as she poured it. In her hands was a vessel of glass so beautiful as to be an object of art. A tapered neck, nearly two feet long extended from […]

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