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First Tahoe-Truckee baby of 2017 hails from Kings Beach

January 17, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Forest Hospital is pleased to announce that the first baby of the new year was born Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at 1:39 p.m. The baby was delivered by Dr. Steve Thompson. The baby boy, named Nathan Matteo Toledo, weighed 7 pounds, […]

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Truckee’s Women and Family Center honored with national award

January 17, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Forest Health System’s Women and Family Center was recently given the Women’s Choice Award for “America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.” This award is given to hospitals that demonstrate extraordinary service in meeting the needs of women and their families, and set […]

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Wine Ink: Global grapes — going beyond the basics

January 15, 2017 — The last two WineInks explored the passion that people have for individual varieties of grapes. The first was about an Italian winemaker’s love for a grape, dorona, that was, until recently, in danger of extinction and is currently found on just one Venetian island with […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Stunning snowfall-rich scenes (photos)

January 15, 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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Healthy Now: Coffee and exercise can go hand in hand

January 14, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Little known fact: They make a killer cup of coffee at the Truckee Aquatic Center (8924 Donner Pass Road) Unbelievable. Not sure how they do it, coffee is coffee right? Maybe it is because the equipment is state-of-the-art and brand new, or […]

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Tahoe Top Five: Safety on the slopes paramount after epic storm

January 13, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Recent storms dumping 10-plus feet of snow this week across the greater Tahoe-Truckee region has everyone itching to get to the mountains. With Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend an annual big holiday skiing weekend for the region, experts are reminding local and […]

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Your Tahoe Weekend: Snowshoe tours, movie nights, rocking music & more!

January 13, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE — 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. Please note: With […]

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Lake Tahoe recipe: Veggie fried quinoa perfect for those NYE resolutions

January 12, 2017 — Did you make a resolution to eat healthier this year? Keep with it and don’t give up! Changing your eating habits can be challenging, but eating better is the first step toward a healthier lifestyle. One way to stick to your resolution is to get […]

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Baby care, diabetes classes on tap through Tahoe Forest

January 12, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Forest Hospital is hosting a trio of educational community programs starting this month. Details are below, or visit tfhd.com to learn more about Tahoe Forest Hospital. Diabetes Self-Management Program An evidence-based program developed by Stanford University School of Medicine begins starting […]

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Lake Tahoe Markets expands winter box delivery program

January 11, 2017 — ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — Just-harvested produce, cage-free eggs, grass-fed beef, local honey and more delivered each week to your front door — for free and during winter — at Lake Tahoe. It almost sounds too good to be true. Every Thursday, Jill and Steve Rozier […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Tahoe-Truckee snowfalls & sunsets (photos)

January 8, 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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Wine Ink: The Pino Posse — disciples of Pinot Noir

January 8, 2017 — As people around the world worship different deities, people in the wine world often have devotion to different grapes. And for many, the supreme experience can be found in Pinot Noir. It is versatile, feminine, and finicky. It can, on different lands, produce a multitude […]

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Your Tahoe Health: Better sleep patterns equate to better grades

January 6, 2017 — Across all age groups, signs of sleepiness are associated with behavioral and learning difficulties. Children who seem excessively sleepy during the day are more likely to experience problems with learning, attention, hyperactivity, and disruptive behavior than kids who aren’t sleepy, according to the National Sleep […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: Piers Sellers, you’re my hero!

January 6, 2017 — Born in Jolly Old England in 1955, Piers Sellers knew when first he looked heavenward that he wanted to be up there looking down. He wanted to be an astronaut. Me, I wanted to be a snowplow driver. Some guys set the bar higher than […]

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Healthy Now: Healthy Chex Mix a simple snack for the kids

January 6, 2017 — A few weeks ago, TDRPD fitness club member Leslie Fansler, a third-grade teacher at Truckee Elementary, suggested we address healthy school snacks in one of our weekly columns. Great idea! I’m sure if parents are tired of seeing their kids’ hands glow in the dark […]

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Tahoe health seekers: The history behind region’s oldest hot springs resorts

January 6, 2017 — KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Like many resort areas, the Truckee-Tahoe region is replete with luxury spas and salons that relax clients and brighten their day. Since its first settlement, Lake Tahoe has attracted health seekers searching for a salubrious mountain climate in which to revitalize […]

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Tahoe tradition: 5th annual Wigs and Onesies Dance Party returns Saturday

January 5, 2017 — CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Grab your friends and don your footie pajamas — the fifth annual Wigs and Onesies Dance Party returns to the Tahoe Biltmore on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9 p.m. “It’s the five-year anniversary of the celebration of glorious gaper gaps, Jerry-of-the-day’s, […]

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Officials: Radon health risks still a concern across Nevada

January 5, 2017 — January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free radon test kits and educational presentations at various locations across the state. Free test kits are available at Cooperative Extension offices and partner offices statewide through Feb […]

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Tahoe music: ‘80s hair metal on display Saturday at the CBC

January 5, 2017 — CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — San Francisco-based ‘80s rock tribute Metal Shop makes the trek to North Shore’s Crystal Bay Casino to headline a night of music on Saturday, Jan. 7. “With a song list centered around the fun and exciting rock sounds of the MTV […]

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Suicide Prevention at Lake Tahoe: Combating seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

January 3, 2017 — Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as the winter blues, is a type of depression that impacts many people with the change of seasons. Reduced sunlight and warmth can make the winter months difficult, leaving some to feel irritable, tired and melancholy. SAD symptoms slowly […]

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