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Sunshine Letters

We all survived the historic election of ’08. At the local level, several individuals helped with the production of three live TV candidate forums. Grateful thanks to moderators Maia Schneider, Lisa Wallace, and Lisa Dobey; timers Lynn Saunders and John Falk; question coordinators Ryan Slabaugh and Paul Raymore of the Sierra Sun; and the Channel 24 TTCTV crew of Renee, Sara, Eric and Cristie. And on behalf of my co-sponsors, the Mountain Area Preservation Foundation, Sierra Green Building Association, Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors, and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, thanks to all the candidates and the public who participated and made the forums informative and worthwhile.

” Pat Davison, Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped with our campaign for the Truckee Tahoe Airport Board. We are most indebted to all the voters who made our campaign successful. The strong support we received in both Placer and Nevada counties of the district clearly demonstrates the Truckee Tahoe airport is truly an asset to be managed for the benefit of the broad community it serves.

During the next four years, we pledge to continue to seek the opinions of all residents, users and businesses to maintain this resource for all to enjoy, while managing growth and minimizing any adverse impact on the region.

Again thank you to all for your support.

” Kathleen Eagan, Mary Hetherington, and Tom Van Berkem

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I would like to extend my appreciation to Ken Plourde and Long’s Drug Store for adopting Truckee High School during this school year. The donation of gift cards from Long’s Drug Store will be used to assist as many of our students and activities as possible. It is encouraging to me to be in a community of businesses that take such active interest in our schools and our young people.

Thank you for the generous contribution of gift cards to Truckee High School.

Sincerely,

John Neary, Principal, Truckee High School

A huge thank you to the Tahoe Forest Hospital, the Center for Health and Sports Performance and the myriad of speakers who donated their time to the Women’s Wellness Weekend at the Village at Squaw. We are extremely fortunate to have access to so much expertise at an incredible price. It is always a wonderful opportunity to improve our health, as well as the health of those we love. I gained some great ideas on how to be a better parent, exercise more efficiently and create a healthier home overall. I’m already looking forward to attending next year and once again enjoy the camaraderie of so many amazing women.

” Terri Viehmann

The Squaw Valley Institute has many to thank for the success of the Toast to Tahoe Skiing event, which took place on Nov. 15 at the Resort at Squaw Creek. There were more than 400 people in attendance to enjoy Warren Miller along with a fantastic fashion show with some of the biggest names in skiing. Squaw Valley Institute would like to thank a number of people and sponsors for their support and efforts. Our major sponsors include Resort at Squaw Creek, Destination Resorts for live auction items, Robbie Huntoon for live auction ski day(s), Homewood/Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley USA, North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, Tahoe Forest Health System’s Center for Health and Sports Performance. Also, Wayne Smith, Marc Sapoznik and Richard McLennan, all from the Resort at Squaw Creek. We would also like to thank Janet Zipkin for her commitment to this first time event!

Thank you all!

” Erin Casey, Olympic Valley

The fifth-grade students from Glenshire Elementary School would like to thank Moody’s Restaurant, Lahontan Golf Club, and McDonalds of Truckee for donating food and drinks to our Family Bingo Night Fund raiser. The money we raised will help pay for our two-night field trip to Pigeon Point. We would also like to thank Dick and Judy Rohlf for donating an iPod Touch for the raffle. The event was very exciting because a lot of families came and supported us. We really appreciate everyone’s participation in our fund raiser. We are so excited about our trip to Pigeon Point.

Thank you,

The fifth-grade students from Glenshire