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Man with knife apprehended in possible Truckee stabbing

August 17, 2018 — UPDATE: 4:40p.m., Friday: Officers arrested 22-year-old Jonathan Rodriguez after he had reportedly stabbed one victim in the neck and threatened another. The victim suffered minor injuries. Police received a call at 1:08 p.m. of a man with a large knife in Sierra Meadows. After police arrived

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James Everett Magnuson Sr.

August 17, 2018 — August 25th, 1964 – July 19th, 2018 James Everett Magnuson Sr. was the second child born to Patricia Green (Magnuson) and Everett Magnuson on Tuesday, August 25th, 1964 in Pleasant Hill California. Growing up, Jim loved to ride a skateboard, ice skate and play sports,

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Annika Sorenstam to host clinic in Tahoe City

August 17, 2018 — One of the greatest female golfers in the sports history will join the Tahoe City Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 18, for a free, two-hour youth golf clinic. Annika Sorenstam will swing by the oldest golf course in Lake Tahoe for a free demonstration geared

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Big Blue Adventure returns from layoff with annual race around Marlette

August 17, 2018 — After a brief break in action, Big Blue Adventure returned to Lake Tahoe last weekend for a Tahoe Trail Running Series event, the Marlette 50K and 10 Miler Trail Race. The contest also served as a Road Runners Club of America Championship Event, and brought

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Fight against Tahoe’s invasive species goes to the mat

August 17, 2018 — Blindly feeling along a section of fabric mat underneath the water's surface at Lakeside Marina, a diver grabs a U-shaped piece of rebar and begins hammering away. At only a handful of feet below the water's surface visibility drops to zero, making work difficult, but

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Donner race sells out in less than 30 minutes

August 17, 2018 — For swimmers in Nevada and California June 1 has become a date that's circled every year on the calendar. It's the day the Sierra Nevada Masters opens registration for the annual Donner Lake Swim, a 2.7-mile race between more than 300 athletes from Donner Memorial

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Boarding for Breast Cancer’s Skate the Lake seeks to raise $30K

August 17, 2018 — Boarding for Breast Cancer this weekend brings back the 14th Annual Skate the Lake, a 28-mile longboarding marathon that promotes an active lifestyle while raising funds for Boarding For Breast Cancer's prevention and survivorship programs. And whether on longboard, bike, blade, or rollerskate, participants find

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North Lake Tahoe projects seek to aid traffic congestion, promote tourism

August 17, 2018 — Road work and development projects in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee slowing motorists today are underway with the promise of a smoother ride down the road. Between major projects like the Railyard, Fanny Bridge, Envision Donner Pass Road and the Resort Triangle Trail project residents

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Truckee Town Council race shapes up for 2018

August 17, 2018 — UPDATE: This article has been updated. Carolyn Wallace Dee and Patrick Flora are not running for re-election. The Sierra Sun regrets the error. Truckee Town Council member Morgan Goodwin will be the lone incumbent running for re-election in November. Other candidates who filed for one

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Truckee Council raises parks and rec impact fee

August 17, 2018 — Truckee Town Council members voted to approve a increase in the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District park impact fee on Tuesday increasing the fee by 3.61 percent. The fee will be charged through building permits on new residential construction projects and will be used to

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Sun Snapshots: Tubing; Arts in Tahoe City

August 17, 2018 — Have you captured the faces, places and events of our community? Need help finding a lost pet? Then submit your photos to the Truckee Sun's "Sun Snapshots" to be published in our print and online editions. Send photos (and/or videos) to photos@sierrasun.com, or post photos

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Cannabis regulations threaten to limit town control

August 17, 2018 — In mid-July the Bureau of Cannabis Control released a draft of permanent regulations for California's cannabis industry which could replace the emergency rules that have governed the industry since November 2017. While most of the proposed regulations are revisions of the current law, Truckee town

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Marguerite Sprague: Even after all these years, hurt remains fresh; but so does love

August 16, 2018 — Modern life is complicated. At times, everyone wonders, "why am I here, anyway?" For most of us, the answer is elusive. Perhaps "connection" is as close as we come to feeling purpose for being here. At times, connection shakes up worlds. Other times, it's personal

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Jim Porter: ‘The Donald’ loses yet another lawsuit

August 16, 2018 — I have wanted to write about Trump's legal matters for some time. The list of cases he has lost is voluminous; the cases he has won are seemingly few. Per a study by USA Today, Trump has been involved in 3,500 legal cases in the

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Pine Nuts: The lady who would not smile

August 16, 2018 — Back in the '60s I lived at the end of the road on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai in a small Haena gatehouse. Though Taylor Camp would soon arrive to decorate the forest with tree houses, at the time I was the only Haole (Caucasian)

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Cartoon by Rex Norman

August 16, 2018 —

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Investigation continues on man found on Truckee railroad tracks

August 16, 2018 — Amtrak police said there is no indication of criminal activity regarding Aaron Salazar, a 22-year-old man found unconscious and in critical condition near the railroad tracks in Truckee three months ago. "The investigation remains open, pending any new information or the opportunity to interview Mr.

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Don Rogers: Embraces touchy with Me Too

August 16, 2018 — Is it just me or have the politics of hugging changed? Seems that Me Too is a rock thrown in the pond, ripples everywhere. Here's extra reason to mind what you say, where you look, most certainly how you touch. But look, humans do touch,

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Market Beat: Evaluating risk in fixed income portfolios

August 16, 2018 — Investors face many different types of risk. Risk cannot be eliminated from investments but can be managed in various ways. Bond portfolios are subject to a few different types of risk. One is default risk. That means that the issuer of your bond will not

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Swimmer rescued after leg becomes stuck between boulders at Lake Tahoe

August 16, 2018 — A female swimmer was rescued Wednesday after her leg became stuck between boulders in Lake Tahoe. The incident happened late Wednesday afternoon in Skunk Harbor on Tahoe's East Shore. The swimmer, who was not identified, managed to get her leg stuck between several boulders out

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