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Suicide prevention at Tahoe: Eating healthy key to positive mental health

March 21, 2017 — Research linking mental health outcomes with nutrition is growing. Scientists are studying how particular nutrients and food components play a role in the micro-workings of the brain as well as overall mental health outcomes. These studies give us information on how we can eat to […]

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Tahoe recipe: Creamy cauliflower soup makes for great comfort food

March 19, 2017 — Enjoy a classic comfort meal with a healthy twist. While I always enjoy a loaded baked potato soup made with pureed potatoes, sour cream and cheddar cheese, I try my best to eat healthy by making modifications for a healthier meal. This recipe uses cauliflower […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Bodacious bobcats and sun-lit scenes (photo slideshow)

March 19, 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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Taste of Tahoe: Healthy Now recipe — teriyaki pineapple pork tenderloin

March 18, 2017 — Usually as we head into spring, people start reassessing their Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District Pool and Fitness Center memberships. First, there will be a mad rush to get in shape as people realize their days hiding in winter coats are numbered. Then, when summer […]

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Wine Ink: World Cup racing — what kind of grape do you ski like?

March 18, 2017 — With this prodigious winter winding into spring, the fastest ski racers in the world will be coming to the United States for the FIS World Cup ski races. The Finals will be contested on the slopes of Aspen mountain this weekend — and this past […]

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Tahoe Top Five: Get that leprechaun look with St. Patrick’s Day costume ideas

March 16, 2017 — St. Patrick's Day is this Friday, and we all know what that means — put together your best green look to avoid paying the price of being pinched. Whether you've got a party to attend, kids to entertain or are simply festive at heart, you're […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: An American success story

March 16, 2017 — Don't you love American success stories? Me too. I got to talk to one this morning on the telephone… Forty years ago, a Maui mom who had raised her kids got a divorce and became an empty nester for the first time in her life. […]

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Check out these three Tahoe places to eat and drink on St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2017 — In the 17th century, a cultural and religious celebration honoring Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland began. Today, few people (at least in America) do anything more than use St. Patrick's Day as an excuse to wear fun outfits and get drunk. […]

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5 Irish musicians (not named U2) to listen to on St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2017 — So you want to get into the spirit on St. Patrick's Day? Look no further than checking out some of these recommended Irish musicians. I know what you're thinking: Why is U2 not listed? Well, for one, the band is mentioned on every Irish rocker […]

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Your Tahoe Weekend: Pain McShlonkey Classic, The Floozies and more!

March 16, 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. 1. The String […]

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The String Cheese Incident rocks North Tahoe for three nights

March 15, 2017 — CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Renowned jam rock band (with a touch of bluegrass) The String Cheese Incident is headed to Tahoe's North Shore. "Their 20-year history is packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments. "They have been recognized for their […]

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Lake Tahoe recipe: Stuffed mushrooms make a perfect appetizer

March 13, 2017 — These stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers to serve at a cocktail party. They are super tasty and simple to make, as well as gluten free and vegetarian-friendly. The cremini mushrooms make for a nice one-bite appetizer, or you can use baby portobello […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: The ‘Secretary of the Committee on Global Worming’

March 13, 2017 — Hello, my name is Dr. Juvenal Swift, Secretary of the Committee on Global Worming. It has become my responsibility to alert America to the truth that there is absolutely no scientific evidence to substantiate any worry whatsoever about Global Worming. I have personally studied the […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Hawks in flight and snowy Tahoe views (photo slideshow)

March 13, 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: Wine education — it’s a lifelong pursuit

March 12, 2017 — "I don't know anything about wine," said the woman next to me as she looked deeply into a glass of tawny port at a recent wine tasting. "But I do know one thing," she continued as she took a big sip of the wine, "I […]

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Truckee Healthy Now recipe: Feel like Chicken Puttanesca tonight?

March 12, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — The longer this winter and the heavier the snowfall, the more runners we are seeing at Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District's indoor track. We are not talking our usual joggers, or women running with strollers, or fast walkers — we are talking […]

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Photo gallery: Squaw Valley World Cup Day Two, Saturday slalom races

March 12, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The best female skiers in the world took to the Red Dog run for a World Cup slalom race at Squaw Valley on Saturday. Above are photos from Day Two from Truckee resident Patrick Flora. Click here to check out his photos […]

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Mikaela Shiffrin sweeps at Squaw Valley World Cup, secures slalom title

March 12, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — With her fourth slalom globe already clinched, Mikaela Shiffrin outskied her rivals by more than a second Saturday to win her 31st career World Cup race. The victory was sealed when first-run leader Wendy Holdener, of Switzerland, skied off course just […]

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Photo gallery: Squaw Valley World Cup Day One, Giant Slalom race

March 11, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The best female skiers in the world took to the Red Dog run for a World Cup giant slalom race at Squaw Valley on Friday. Above are photos from Day One from Truckee resident Patrick Flora. An estimated crowd of 8,000 […]

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Mikaela Shiffrin charges to victory in Squaw Valley giant slalom

March 10, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Mikaela Shiffrin stormed to victory through the final gates of the second run of the giant slalom on Friday, extending her lead in the overall World Cup standings. The Eagle-Vail resident trailed Italy’s Federica Brignone by three-hundredths of a second at the last […]

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