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George Ruiz, director of the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs, suspected that summer thunderstorms would one day crash his event. In year 14, the lightning finally struck. “It was really just a miracle that no one was injured,” Ruiz said. “I’m hearing numerous stories from runners who had lightning strikes very, very close to them — like hair-standing-up close. We’ve never
Published: July 22, 2014
Few athletes know the 100.5-mile Hardrock Endurance Run course quite like Betsy Nye. On July 12 Nye, an experienced ultrarunner from Truckee, recorded her 13th finish in what is widely considered the most difficult 100-mile foot race in the country. Nye finished third among women and 59th overall in a field of 100 runners who reached the finish line within
Published: July 22, 2014
Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. E-mail for print submissions may be 150 words. Items are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com. Family-friendly bug night To celebrate National Moth Week, the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science will host a
Published: July 22, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The following are births for the month of June 2014 at Tahoe Forest Hospital. Rocky Charles, a boy, was born to Charles and Andrea Guldemond of Truckee on June 1. William River, a boy, was born to Craig and Amy Davies of Truckee on June 4. Sequoia Muir, a boy, was born to Christopher Miller and Elysse
Published: July 22, 2014
Spend an afternoon exploring six, one-of-a-kind custom homes in Truckee’s Martis Camp and help raise money to benefit local schools. The sixth annual Excellence in Education Home Tour is slated for Sunday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Excellence in Education partners with the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors for this unique event that presents a group of distinct homes. Discover
Published: July 22, 2014
Old folks, young folks, Truckee’s Teeter clan, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp 25 and the Truckee Donner Railroad Society (TDRS) joined the Truckee Donner Historical Society’s 34th Annual Old Timers’ Picnic & History Expo last Saturday. Bonnie Thompson, board membership director with the TDRS, said the importance of transportation in developing the west has long fascinated
Published: July 22, 2014
When it comes to investing, the old adage, “Don’t put all of your eggs into one basket,” makes a lot of sense. If you drop the basket, you could break all of your eggs. The term used in finance is “diversification.” According to Wikipedia, diversification means reducing non-systematic risk by investing in a variety of assets. Systematic risk is defined
Published: July 22, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — If you spend enough time on these mountains, you will surely hear someone say they’re stoked. Whether they’re stoked on a cliff jump or just a warm day on the lake, it is not uncommon to be very stoked living the mountain lifestyle. Truckee’s one-man graphic design company, “Visual Stoke” offers a more specific category of excitement.
Published: July 22, 2014
Thank you for the comprehensive interview with Andy Wirth, published in the Wednesday, July 16, Sierra Sun. I agree that public transportation is one of the most important issues concerning sustainable growth and improvement of the environment of our region. I live about 10 miles from Squaw Valley, where I ski. It takes me 20 minutes and, at 50 cents
Published: July 22, 2014
I fancy myself as a Truckee community advocate. In that self-appointed role, I am passionate about defensible space, fire safety, risk reduction and community protection. After experiencing firsthand a wildfire that threatened my home and standing on my roof with a hose, I have learned that most folks don’t believe it can happen to them. Trust me: It can, and
Published: July 22, 2014
Studies have shown young people experience learning loss — in some cases, more than two months of reading progress — when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. This loss can have a cumulative effect year-over-year, ultimately affecting a student’s academic success and potentially their success in the workforce later in life. In contrast, those who read
Published: July 22, 2014
Employees of Vail Resorts presented a donation of $52,000 to the environmental nonprofit Tahoe Fund at Northstar California. The donation is a result of contributions from guests at Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood, who generously gifted a dollar while purchasing online lift tickets, season passes, lodging and rounds of golf. This is the third annual donation the Tahoe Fund has received
Published: July 22, 2014
RENO, Nev. — A $30 million all-fiber link under construction between Reno and Las Vegas was inspired by a need to provide telemedicine services to rural hospitals. But the fiber link — essentially a high-capacity pipeline to carry data — is likely to be even more important as a critical piece of infrastructure for the data-heavy industries upon which Northern
Published: July 21, 2014
RENO, Nev. — Memo to motorists using Interstate 580 through Reno: Enjoy your drive this summer, because traveling through town next year will be much more difficult. The Nevada Department of Transportation last week announced that Q&D Construction was the apparent low bidder for a comprehensive $12.1 million rehabilitation job to remove and replace battered concrete lanes on southbound I-580
Published: July 21, 2014
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — California State Parks has taken over operations at several California Tahoe Conservancy-owned beaches and parcels along the North Shore. As of July 1, the state has been running North Tahoe Beach, Moon Dune Beach, Kings Beach Plaza, Coon Street Corner, Secline Beach, Sandy Beach, Sun and Sand Beach Easement and Steamers Beach. “We are confident that
Published: July 21, 2014
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Between a proposal to expand the Village at Squaw and a separate effort to incorporate Olympic Valley, the famed Sierra location of the 1960 Winter Olympics could see big changes in the future. The Sierra Sun recently sat down with Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, discussing everything from past decisions
Published: July 21, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Starting Wednesday, Glenshire Drive between Donner Pass Road and Olympic Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Friday morning, for the next two to three months, according to town officials. Olympic Heights residents will be allowed access to their neighborhood via an emergency gate — which will be open
Published: July 21, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Creation of a business hub and further Truckee River restoration are among economic development projects recently approved for funding. Truckee Town Council last month OK’d several applications through its Economic Development Support and Economic Development Fund programs, which are aimed at increasing the town’s tax base, diversifying the local economy and promoting and marketing Truckee as businesses-friendly.
Published: July 21, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — North Lake Tahoe fire crews are investigating a small blaze that damaged a restaurant building Wednesday evening, officials said. The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District responded to a report of a commercial structure fire at 930 Tahoe Blvd., in the Raley’s shopping center, at about 7:50 p.m. The fire was contained to the La Casona
Published: July 21, 2014
STATELINE — It was a finish for the ages. Mark Rypien finished eagle-birdie-birdie for 12 points to grab the weather-delayed 25th annual American Century Championship Sunday at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The event was delayed approximately three hours because of rain, thunder and lightning in the area, which knocked out power in Carson City, Douglas County and areas of Lake
Published: July 21, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words. Kick nicotine workshop continues The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness Neighborhood will host a series of workshops to help the community
Published: July 17, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Historic Tahoe City Walking Tour North Lake Tahoe Historical Society is offering a free, guided tour of the legends, facts and history of Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City. Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. meet in front of Blue Agave; 425 N. Lake
Published: July 17, 2014
Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s press log for June 24 to July 1, along with previously unreported incidents. June 24 Officers responded to a residence on Boca View for a domestic dispute. It was determined no crime had occurred. Both parties separated voluntarily. Report was taken for information only. June 25 Officers took a report for
Published: July 17, 2014
The Family Resource Center of Truckee is hosting its summertime Life Enrichment Series on Wednesdays, 5 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), at 11695 Donner Pass Road. Join FRCT for these free family-friendly workshops — everything from yoga to cooking classes to arts and crafts. LIFE ENRICHMENT SERIES July 23: Laughter Yoga Meditation with Rebecca Brown. July 30: Yoga with Coral Rose,
Published: July 17, 2014
On July 12 Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers (TTF) joined the Truckee River Watershed Council’s (TRWC) Weed Warriors to do some fly fishing for conservation. The experience of fishing for wild trout has given birth to many conservationists. There are thousands of wild trout lakes, rivers and streams located on public lands in the Sierra, creating
Published: July 17, 2014
You loyal readers always beg for “more legalese” — “more boring columns Porter,” but every now and then we need to take a humor break. More courtroom bloopers: • • • Judge: Why did you kick Mr. Smith in the crotch? Defendant: How was I supposed to know he was going to suddenly turn around? • • • Attorney: At
Published: July 17, 2014
Here in the Truckee-Tahoe area, we are fortunate to see sublime feats of nature. In the spring, we see red snow flowers, which are a rare and unique organism. In the summer, we see a variety of wildflowers — Meadow Penstemon, Indian Paintbrush, Shooting Stars, Mountain Mule Ears ... and wait, is that the Common Blue Lupine? No, it’s a
Published: July 17, 2014
A women’s body changes more during her 40 weeks of pregnancy then a man’s does in his entire life. A fascinating fact to ponder, according to ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists). Everything from the size of her belly to the speed at which her heart beats will change over the nine months leading up to childbirth. Partly the
Published: July 17, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Relay For Life gives everyone in their community a chance to help the American Cancer Society save lives. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life - Truckee Tahoe will take place from 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 19 until 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 20 at Truckee High School. A family carnival with bounce house, games, prizes,
Published: July 17, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Week of July 17 ARIES (March 21-April 19): “I have complete faith in the continued absurdity of whatever’s going on,” says satirical news commentator Jon Stewart. That’s a healthy attitude. To do his work, he needs a never-ending supply of stories about people doing crazy, corrupt and hypocritical things. I’m sure this subject matter makes him sad
Published: July 17, 2014
Are you ready to really start loving your life? I mean, waking up each day and saying “Thank you for another day” and experiencing happiness so natural you just know anything is possible. Want to reach that next level? Take this opportunity to focus on your business, your dreams, your money, and break through to the next level of your
Published: July 16, 2014
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sierra Sun encourages faith column submissions; please send a 400-word text document to aedgett@sierrasun.com. The Sierra Sun welcomes any and all respectful religious views; however, the views expressed in “Faith Factor” do not necessarily reflect the positions of this newspaper. Find all the beauty and magic you can in life, despite all the challenges and trivial annoyances.
Published: July 16, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Students and faculty at Incline High School will have a new site administrator to report to this school year. Andrew Yoxsimer, who’s worked in the Washoe County School District for more than two decades as a middle and high school teacher and administrator, was recently hired to replace Mark Zimmerman as head of Incline High. “Mr.
Published: July 16, 2014
Despite a horrific-ending deployment to Iraq, Chad Pfeifer has found new life. The former Army corporal lost his left leg after an improvised-explosive device (IED) hit his vehicle during a patrol in 2007. Pfeifer’s leg was amputated above the knee. In addition to losing his leg, Pfeifer also suffered a heel fracture, minor brain trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. But
Published: July 16, 2014
The June Lake Triathlon this past Saturday had a distinct Tahoe-Truckee feel. Athletes from the Tahoe area fared well in all four races, which included the typical Olympic and sprint distances as well as a half Ironman distance and a kids triathlon. JP Donovan, 27, of Incline Village claimed the overall win in the Olympic triathlon, while Truckee’s Chris Cloyd,
Published: July 16, 2014
As head coach of the Division III state runner-up Incline boys basketball team, Tim Kelly is accustomed to quality basketball. But not quite like he witnessed at the adidas Unrivaled Camp in Chicago last week. “It was an amazing experience,” Kelly said of the elite recruiting camp. “It was one of those things where you learn a lot as a
Published: July 16, 2014
The American Century Championship began its 25th tournament at Edgewood-Tahoe with the South Tahoe Celeb-Am on Tuesday morning. Sterling Sharpe’s team came in first place with a score of 51. Mardy Fish and team came in second with 54 and Billy Joe Tolliver came in third with 54. Signature celebrity Chad Pfeifer and his team tied for fifth place with
Published: July 16, 2014
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — While the group aiming to create the town of Olympic Valley looks to comply with state political regulations, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings is contributing money and legal services to a group challenging the incorporation effort. Save Olympic Valley, a coalition of valley residents, business owners and property owners, has expended $183,053.59 between Jan. 1 and May
Published: July 16, 2014
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The North Tahoe substation of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office is getting a new commander. The Placer County Board of Supervisors this week honored retiring Capt. Jeff Ausnow for 27 years of service. Ausnow, who began his career with Placer County in 1987 as a deputy sheriff at Lake Tahoe, has served as commander of the
Published: July 16, 2014
NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — The total assessed value of residential and commercial properties in Nevada County rose 5.11 percent for the 2014-15 fiscal year, the county assessor’s office said. Nevada County Assessor Sue Horne said the increase brings the county’s net assessed value for this year to a total of $15.7 billion, up from $14.9 billion last year. “This is
Published: July 16, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Two children suffered minor injuries in a boating collision Sunday afternoon on Donner Lake, officials said. Truckee Police and Fire personnel responded to the lake at about 12:30 p.m. and determined a personal watercraft towing an inner-tube device crossed the path of a boat pulling a skier, according to a police statement. The boat ran over the
Published: July 16, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to editor@tahoebonanza.com. Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information. Volunteer for Mt. Houghton Trail Building Kickoff Celebration The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is building a new trail to Mt. Houghton Summit from the Tahoe Rim Trail. Help
Published: July 16, 2014
South Lake Tahoe is buying two vacant lots at the southwest corner of Ski Run and Lake Tahoe boulevards, and will offer the land for sale, potentially with commercial floor area or tourist accommodation units, in an effort to promote economic development at the site. City Council unanimously supported the $800,000 purchase Tuesday. The city will buy the land, totaling
Published: July 16, 2014
St. Theresa School effectively closed for the second time in its history Monday, with word that research is already being conducted into alternative possibilities for education. The private Catholic school has been facing enrollment declines for some time, which ultimately led to its recent closure, said Beverly Sass, parish secretary for the neighboring St. Theresa Catholic Church. “It’s been heavy
Published: July 16, 2014
An unidentified male driver was airlifted out of South Lake Tahoe by helicopter Monday after crashing into a stoplight at the corner of Pioneer Trail and Highway 50, authorities said. The crash occurred around 1 p.m. and resulted in eastbound Highway 50 traffic being rerouted to Pioneer Trail for at least an hour. The condition of the driver is unknown.
Published: July 16, 2014
Home sales during the first half of the year are down throughout Lake Tahoe, but home prices have remained stable, according to a Chase International quarterly report. The recently released data, which covers sales from Jan. 1 through June 30 and compares them to the same time frame in 2013, shows the number of homes sold in the basin down
Published: July 16, 2014
When hovering above Lake Tahoe this summer, feet strapped to a platform propelled by a high-powered hose, there may be an instant where Flyboarders forget their flightless pasts and start feeling like some sort of superhero. At least, that’s the way the basin’s newest sport has been described by some of those who’ve experienced it. Flyboarding, a fairly new sport
Published: July 16, 2014
LAKE TAHOE (AP) — A bear that experts determined was posing a threat to people at Lake Tahoe was killed Wednesday by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the first bear put down for public safety concerns in 2014. It’s an indication this summer could be a particularly busy season for conflicts with the animal, experts say. The 3-year-old male black
Published: July 16, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Growing up in Portland, Ore., Kevin Drake knows a thing or two about beer. The Kings Beach resident begin experimenting with beer crafting several years ago in the Pacific Northwest city that’s billed as having the most breweries per capita in the world. “Craft beer, for me, is that perfect balance of art and science …
Published: July 16, 2014
After opening her salon Luna Blu, Tricia Rose went door to door offering plates of freshly baked cookies to neighboring businesses. The young woman comes from Ames, Iowa, a town of about 50,000 people, and said she feels comfortable in a small town like Incline Village. “I strive to go out and meet everybody,” Rose said. “It’s big to get
Published: July 16, 2014
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Transportation officials are nearly finished with a Lake Tahoe and San Francisco Bay Area travel report that aims to provide better data for future local investments. From June 26, 2013, to July 12, 2013, data was collected using sensors along Interstate 80, U.S. 50 and state highways 20, 49, 88, 89, 193 and 267, distinguishing commuter
Published: July 16, 2014
EDITOR’S NOTE: As we count down the days to the 15th annual Incline Village Relay for Life, the Bonanza is featuring several stories from locals who survived the disease and are using it as a reason to give back to the community. This week’s story is from Incline resident June Forman. June Forman is this year’s speaker at the Incline
Published: July 16, 2014
Exactly seven years ago Wednesday, I began my professional career as a journalist, with my first day as a general assignment reporter on July 16, 2007, at the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. And, it took me exactly two days to be called into my editor’s office for my first lesson in how I screwed up. My first assignment was an
Published: July 16, 2014
After the technology stock bubble in the late 1990s and the real estate bubble in the mid-2000s, analysts often see bubbles whenever prices are strong. Some say there is bubble in social media stocks while others see one in Spain’s bonds. According to the media, a “cupcake” bubble burst two weeks ago when Crumbs closed its stores. It seems there
Published: July 16, 2014
Published: July 16, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Seven artists competed in a grueling 24-hour Mural Marathon Sunday and Monday at the Circus Circus Reno, hosted in conjunction with Artown. There were cash prizes for first ($2,000), second ($1,000) and third place ($500). First place went to Rex Norman, with his mural of the Strong Man. Norman — who works under the pen name
Published: July 16, 2014
As the nation slides deeper and deeper into a hyper-partisan stalemate, it’s getting to be boring to hear both the right-wing and left-wing “spin” put on factual situations and policy issues. It almost seems that President Obama requires his press secretary candidates to take a “truth-detector” test before he considers hiring them. And we all remember Harry Reid, D-Nev,, claiming
Published: July 16, 2014
Mark Twain memorialized Lake Tahoe as “The fairest picture the whole earth affords.” This is as true today as it was in the 1860s, unless you happen to be on a bike fighting for three inches of roadway between you and a party bus. So, a proposed bike path between our village of Incline and Sand Harbor is a 21st
Published: July 16, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office invites residents to join staff for a celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Incline Village Substation. Festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. p.m. Saturday, July 26. Residents will have a chance to meet Sheriff’s Office staff and learn about services provided through the substation. They will
Published: July 16, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@tahoebonanza.com. Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information. Kick nicotine workshop continues The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness
Published: July 16, 2014
Time to enjoy the good old summer time at Tahoe. The beach is the place to hang out if you want to get away from the heat. Everyone is invited to head over to the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall at 7 p.m. tonight, and every Thursday, for Karaoke and Open Mic night. For more information,
Published: July 16, 2014
Pitching or wedge shots are challenging for a lot of golfers since many have the tendency to decelerate on a partial swing and shift their weight to the back foot, causing the ball to hit thin or fat. Remembering the key characteristics of pitching and following the tips below can help improve your pitching and lower your score. Think left.
Published: July 15, 2014
Lake Tahoe is an alpine lake, 6,200 feet in elevation, approximately 22 miles long, 12 miles wide and 1,645 feet deep at its deepest point. It furnishes excellent boating opportunities under generally safe conditions. There are, however, unique restrictions and hazards that we all should be aware of. Water temperature: The surface temperature is approximately 40 degrees from December through
Published: July 15, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — On a sunny afternoon, 70 local children put on lifejackets as they prepare to paddleboard in the cold, clear water of Lake Tahoe. For the majority of these kids, paddleboarding is a first-time experience — as are other activities they will experience at Camp Explore, such as rock climbing, horseback riding and sleeping outdoors in a
Published: July 15, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. To enter community events online, visit www.tahoedailytribune.com/NorthShore/nCommunityCalendar, for entertainment www.tahoe.com. Toni Fauver Memorial Nature Hike Toni Fauver Memorial Nature Hike with Nicole and Jerry Misfeldt, Wednesday, July 16, 9 a.m., meet at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City. Join Nicole and Jerry
Published: July 15, 2014
Rob Rojas likes to earn his victories convincingly. After setting a course record and winning by nearly two and a half minutes in the opening event of the O’Neill SUP and Paddleboard Series, the pro paddler from San Clemente built an insurmountable early lead and held on for victory in the second event, the Jam from the Dam, on Sunday.
Published: July 15, 2014
Jeff Baclet and his racing partner Rocky are easy to spot on the course. Regular competitors in Lake Tahoe races, Baclet is the one with the long hair and disheveled, two-tone gray beard blowing wildly in the wind, a smile lighting up his face. Rocky is more distinguishable yet, with four short legs in rapid motion, bounding happily along at
Published: July 15, 2014
Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. We are here! We are here! Video Stop can now be found at its new location in Tahoe City at the Big Tree Center (between Rosies and the Cobblestone Center). Chick flick? Action packed? Family fun? Tell them your audience, your mood and they’ll have
Published: July 15, 2014
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival breezed into town with a pre-event honorary dinner and sneak peak aerial performance, with Saturday’s event another smoking success. According to Margaret Skillicorn of Paragon PR, the sponsorship committee estimates $40,000 was raised to benefit three nonprofits: KidZone Museum, EAA Chapter 1073 and Truckee Optimist Club to support youth programming
Published: July 15, 2014
Google has selected Mary Berelson to attend the Google Teacher Academy, to be held in Mountain View, Calif., July 30-31. The Google Teacher Academy is a two-day intensive program that recognizes educators who are doing innovative and exciting things in their classrooms with technology. Berelson, a long-time teacher at Glenshire Elementary School, was honored to be selected and represent the
Published: July 15, 2014
Driving is just one of many talents for NFL legend John Elway. His legacy began by taking the wheel of the Denver Broncos offense in 1983 culminating with back-to-back Super Bowl wins to cap his Hall of Fame career. He holds the NFL record for fourth-quarter comebacks with 47 including the most famous of them all, “The Drive,” which Elway
Published: July 15, 2014
In the world of coffee roasting, there are trendsetters; there are the trendy; and then there’s Tim Curry. His commitment to meticulously roasting custom blends in small batches would be enough to make him an artisan. But Tim doesn’t stop there. He’s the sort of passionate craftsman who will tinker with something until it’s perfect. That’s why he roasts every
Published: July 15, 2014
You win some and you lose some — and usually the reason for losing is not dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. So learned Mr. and Mrs. Peters the hard way. The Internal Revenue Code has long provided relief to taxpayers whose property is condemned or sold under a threat of condemnation, in cases where a large taxable gain
Published: July 14, 2014
Twenty members of the Incline High School class of 1984 gathered at the Hacienda de la Sierra this past weekend for a 30-year reunion. Below is a short story about the reunion from one the attendees, Val Jackson, who’s served as the school’s administrative assistant the past several years: “We had such an amazingly fun time. The reunion afforded us
Published: July 14, 2014
Mmmmm, summer in the mountains. It’s here — are you making art? There is so much going on in our area, art is all around us. You know art helps kids learn, helps kids think in creative ways and helps kids become important members of society. Art works for adults too! You know art helps communities thrive and become more
Published: July 14, 2014
On Saturday, June 14 Sugar Bowl Academy held its graduation ceremony at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort’s Mount Judah Lodge overlooking Mt. Disney. In keeping with Sugar Bowl Academy tradition, underclassmen introduced graduating seniors individually before awarding the diplomas. The speeches by the underclassmen demonstrated the important leadership role that seniors play in the SBA community and highlighted aspects of each
Published: July 14, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The first author in this year’s Writers in the Woods Literary Speaker Series at Sierra Nevada College will be Nick Flynn, author of “Being Flynn,” which was made into a major motion picture in 2012. He also recently published his third memoir, “The Re-enactments,” about the making of the movie, and is well-known for his award-winning
Published: July 14, 2014
Depression is a killer, literally. More people commit suicide due to depression than any other single cause. Remarkably, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, ahead of diabetes, liver disease, HIV, and cerebrovascular disease in the 18-65 age group. Depression saps the soul, dulls the mind and damages energy, drive, commitment and motivation. Depression makes
Published: July 14, 2014
“It Takes a Community” is the motto of Red, White and Tahoe Blue. My thoughts are that in executing a successful event such as RWTB, our motto is accurate — the community came through in flying colors. More importantly for me is one element of RWTB’s theme: to salute our veterans. When The Reno Philharmonic played tribute to the many
Published: July 14, 2014
Here is presented proposal to the Board of Trustees regarding Ordinance #7, last revised March 25, 1998: *Article 11 Item 22 Remove: The District can sell additional Recreation Punch Cards to eligible parcel owners or assignees for their personal use as provided in Article V111, Item 60 *Article 111 Item 30 Should read as follows: “Available Privileges: Every eligible parcel
Published: July 14, 2014
Benjamin Walker Riley was born on July 11, 1984, and raised, in Truckee, California. He passed on June 17, 2014, from complications due to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a disease he dealt with his whole life. Ben was loved by all who knew him ... for his enduring spirit, wit and inner strength as he made his way through a life
Published: July 14, 2014
Mark McLaughlin’s article, “Gold madness at Meadow Lake,” in the July 10 edition of the Bonanza was very enjoyable. I need to add a point to this article. The Incline Village Crystal Bay Republican Women had a fashion show in June entitled “Notable and Notorious Women of Nevada.” The poster promoting the show featured an “in-character” portrayal of the Alice
Published: July 14, 2014
What a mess! What an absolute mess the entry to Incline Beach was for the fireworks show on July 4. My family and I have been attending this lovely event for 14 years; this was by far the most disorganized, chaotic and frustrating experience ever. It took us 45 minutes to get into the beach with our resident passes. The
Published: July 14, 2014
What a spectacular July 4! It was Star Spangled perfect! The Reno Philharmonic and the Red, White and Tahoe Blue Fireworks were in perfect harmony! To all who made this possible, thank you for an event that surpassed everyone’s expectations. Jim Smith, and everyone at IVGID, thanks for having the vision for our community. Laura Jackson and the entire Reno
Published: July 14, 2014
The Cedar Flat Improvement Association, commonly known as Cedar Flat, is located between Tahoe City and Carnelian Bay and, since 1965, has enjoyed a beautiful pier and beach at its Members Only lakefront recreation lot. Over the years our gated lakefront property has been subject to increased trespassing by uninvited, non-members who trespass onto the lot from Highway 28 or come in by boat. Most recently the
Published: July 14, 2014
George Bernard Shaw said that, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” I think of that, as I lie in bed at night, forgotten muscles aching following the first coed softball game of the season. By my figuring, not only am I the oldest woman on any team, but I may well
Published: July 14, 2014
Corporate earnings are the main driver of stock prices. Alcoa Aluminum kicked off the second quarter earnings season with a bang by reporting earnings of $0.18 per share. Revenue was $5.84 billion. The forecast was for earnings of $0.12 with revenue of $5.66 billion, so they beat their estimates handily. That brings up a good question and one that I’ve
Published: July 14, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Police Department has a new feature in its Nixle public alerting system allowing residents to anonymously report crimes or incidents. The public can text to 888777 with the keyword TPDNIXLE, go to the TPD website and click on the Nixle link, or call 855-TIPS-247 (855-847-7247). Provide as much information as you can. “The tip line
Published: July 14, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Lucas McNamara was hiking around Griff Creek in Kings Beach last week with his family when he saw a black, spiny fish, about 1 foot long, lying dead in the creek. “Dad, you need to look at the big crazy fish,” the 7-year-old yelled as he ran up the bed of the creek next to the
Published: July 14, 2014
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The North Tahoe Fire Protection District recently added 12 new firefighters to its roster just in time for the height of fire season. The district received a $1.61 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant, covering the salaries, wages and benefits of nine full-time firefighters for two years. NTFPD also recently hired an additional
Published: July 14, 2014
Inappropriate urination in cats can be one of the most frustrating issues with which cat owners deal. If your cat is urinating in inappropriate places, please have him or her checked out by your veterinarian. There are several conditions such as diabetes mellitus, urinary tract infections and kidney disease that can cause these problems. Once systemic causes of urination have
Published: July 12, 2014
The 11th annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop set for Saturday, Oct. 4, noon to 4 p.m. This year’s Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop nonprofit partner is Tahoe Food Hub, based in Truckee and established in 2013. Tahoe Food Hub’s mission is to galvanize the community to build a regional, sustainable and equitable food system creating an economic
Published: July 12, 2014
The Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation awarded $43,500 in scholarships to nine deserving seniors at local high school ceremonies. Truckee High School senior Lorenzo Vigano, who plans to attend MIT in Boston, was awarded TMR Foundation’s top scholarship of $30,000. Stevynn Laine, also from Truckee High School, received a $10,000 scholarship and will attend Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. In addition,
Published: July 12, 2014
Founded in 2010 out of Tahoe City, bigtruck brand is engaged in the design and development of providing the public with quality hats out of its headquarters in Truckee. bigtruck is founded on the principles of producing quality products and defining a sense of community for North Lake Tahoe and Northern Nevada community members. The tremendous support of the bigtruck
Published: July 12, 2014
Sugar Bowl Resort will kick off its annual lakefront dining series at Donner Summit’s Lake Mary on July 18. The Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series will hold 13 outdoor dinners on the shores of private Lake Mary, with a portion of each evening’s proceeds benefiting 13 local nonprofits, including the Truckee Donner Land Trust, Sierra Avalanche Center and the Humane
Published: July 12, 2014
For their revolutionary prediction of the Higgs boson –— the so-called God particle — physicists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Although their discovery lays the groundwork for explaining the nature and essence of pretty much everything we see, there is at least one question that remains to be answered: Where did the thought
Published: July 12, 2014
Truckee Optimist Brew Fest nets $14,000 for youth programs The 9th Annual Truckee Brew Fest held on Saturday, June 14, was a great success. More than 700 attendees enjoyed tasting of specialty brews of the 42 breweries that were represented at the Fest, the music of the “Buddy Emmer Blues Band,” sausages and brats, and a well received silent auction.
Published: July 12, 2014
Lake Tahoe now has its own select force of highly-trained Wildland firefighters, the Tallac Hotshots, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit announced Monday. The group of 20 firefighters, formerly the Tallac Hand Crew, completed a demanding training process and was certified on June 19 as the first Interagency Hotshot Crew from the Lake Tahoe Basin. The Tallac
Published: July 11, 2014
Conditions were not as calm as the previous week, but once again, the Monday Night Laser Racing fleet faced extremely light winds from the east, deviating from Lake Tahoe’s normal westerlies. Stacy Conner, the ever-persevering chief race officer, did manage to get a course set as a slight breeze filled the course and wasted no time getting the race under
Published: July 10, 2014
She is one of golf’s greats and a living legend. A pioneer who took the reigns from the likes of Patty Sheenhn, Nancy Lopez and others, Annika Sorenstam put women’s golf and the LPGA into the American forefront. Over the course of her career, Sorenstam collected trophies at a staggering rate and became the first women’s golfer to eclipse the
Published: July 10, 2014

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