Recent Stories | SierraSun.com

Recent Stories in News

Federal, CA lawmakers make case for more dams at water symposium

February 26, 2017 — AUBURN, Calif. — Federal and state lawmakers on Friday urged the need for infrastructure improvements, citing the Oroville Dam spillway and calling for increased water storage in California. Speaking at an symposium hosted by the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association, Republican legislators alternatively called for […]

Learn more »

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care: Saving one creature at a time

February 25, 2017 — LAKE TAHOE — A day spent working with wild animals is never going to be dull — just ask Tom and Cheryl Millham, operators of Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care for the past 38 years and, as Cheryl would say, it all started with a photo. […]

Learn more »

It’s all in the hips: how to keep your golf swing loose this winter

February 24, 2017 — The golf season here in Lake Tahoe tends to be fairly short. Local courses open in late May or early June, and during those first months, your swing tends to feel a little stiff. Typically, you spend a couple months tweaking it, and by the […]

Learn more »

Tahoe Top 5: What to keep in your car to ensure safety during winter storms

February 24, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Strolling the aisles of Mountain Hardware and Sports in Truckee this week, shoppers and employees discuss the scene on area highways the night before: gridlocked roadways, someone cooking dinner in the middle of traffic (we assume with some kind of camp stove?) […]

Learn more »

Jim Porter: A break from the weather; humor with the law (opinion)

February 24, 2017 — OMG, we need a break. Enough. Snow. Already. To lighten your mood, here are a couple of fictitious but very funny lawyer stories. Nag Nag Nag An attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution for his […]

Learn more »

Lake Tahoe skiing: Amid record snow, Squaw to stay open through July 4

February 24, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Ski resorts across the Lake Tahoe region are already making spring and summer plans — and for the latter, that may still include skiing on a day traditionally reserved for fireworks and barbecues. "With a base snowpack of 21 feet, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows […]

Learn more »

Male snowboarder, 43, dies after falling into tree well at Tahoe-area resort

February 24, 2017 — Update: 9:10 a.m. Friday: The person who died Thursday at Northstar was snowboarding, and not skiing, as originally reported based off a statement provided to the Sierra Sun by Northstar California. A resort spokeswoman apologized for providing the incorrect information; the story below has been updated to […]

Learn more »

Why does the town of Truckee not require business licenses?

February 23, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — In many communities, there are many things you need to do in order to open your own business. You need a business plan, a location, financing and a website; you need to register for state and federal taxes; and you need to […]

Learn more »

North Tahoe crime logs: Suspects hurl racial remarks at KB Uber driver

February 23, 2017 — Below is a selection of incidents from the Placer County Sheriff's press log for Jan. 1-15. The Sierra Sun publishes crime logs for the Tahoe portion of Placer County as they are provided by PCSO, and as time and space allow. These logs for December […]

Learn more »

Truckee Police logs: Police make six alcohol-related arrests in six days

February 23, 2017 — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department's press log for Feb. 3-10. The press log is published online by the TPD; in cases where no location is reported, it's due to none being provided by the department, per the logs online. People arrested […]

Learn more »

Joseph “Joe” Andreas Reichlin

February 23, 2017 — Joseph "Joe" Andreas Reichlin, 66, of Reno, Nevada, passed away February 19, 2017. Joe was born January 10, 1951 in Escalon, California to Joseph and Marie Reichlin. He grew up in Floriston, California, and graduated from Tahoe Truckee High School in 1969, where he was […]

Learn more »

Opinion: Being quiet and ‘giving the president a chance’ misses point of democracy

February 23, 2017 — I'm impressed with recent contributor Bryan DeVoe's dedication to helping our veterans' families, as mentioned in his Feb. 17 My Turn column, "We all should respect the office of the president." Similar to Mr. DeVoe's reaction in Denny's, millions of Americans are also standing up […]

Learn more »

Opinion: Too much at stake to let a celebrity clown like Trump lead America

February 23, 2017 — In response to Bryan DeVoe's My Turn column on Feb. 17, "We all should respect the office of the president," your last sentence summed it up best: "We can choose not to respect Trump, while still respecting the Office, and that's what most of us […]

Learn more »

Opinion: Truckee Town Council, police need to address traffic issues

February 23, 2017 — It's time for law enforcement and the Truckee Town Council to consider traffic flow during the winter. For the Truckee Police Department to issue an email or Nixle saying "Stay Home" during a storm is nonsense. You cannot drive on Donner Pass Road because other […]

Learn more »

Legal Clarity: Real estate form contracts v. custom contracts

February 23, 2017 — Almost every association of Realtors, whether commercial or residential, has a set of form contracts for the purchase and sale, lease or lease option of real property. For many transactions, these forms will cover all the legal bases. However, there are circumstances when a custom […]

Learn more »

Incline Village news briefs: Child Advocacy Center launches new website

February 23, 2017 — The Washoe County Child Advocacy Center has launched a new website to provide the public with a resource for additional information about the Center. The CAC site is within the official Washoe County District Attorney's Office website and can be accessed at http://www.washoecounty.us/da/childadvocacycenter/index.php. The mission […]

Learn more »

Tahoe nonprofit seeks to reduce stigma about wolfdogs, ensure owners know best way to care for them

February 23, 2017 — Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue is a small, grassroots program located in Incline Village and run entirely by volunteers. The organization was founded in 1994 by executive director Pamela Jo Hormiotis, who still receives 25 to 50 calls a day from people looking to re-home their […]

Learn more »

Opinion: Recent violence In America unprovoked by the right

February 23, 2017 — In the Feb. 9, 2017, Bonanza, Andy Whyman published an opinion article titled "Unfortunately, There Will Be Violence." In examining any article the first and last paragraphs usually are an introduction and a conclusion to the body of thought. He started with the unprovoked violent […]

Learn more »

TRPA Opinion: Time to ramp up invasive species control at Lake Tahoe

February 23, 2017 — Over the last two decades, the Lake Tahoe Region has become a national leader in fighting the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) that threaten to harm its world-renowned environment and the $5 billion recreation-based economy it supports. The Lake Tahoe Region is […]

Learn more »

Incline Village community notes: Remember, the groundhog promised more winter

February 23, 2017 — Yes, the groundhog promised more winter, and it is happening at Tahoe! Sorry to all the locals that have hit the end of living in a winter wonderland and are ready for spring. And it was bad timing for the airlines to start announcing fare […]

Learn more »