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Dialysis doesn’t stop Truckee’s Josalyn Brown

December 10, 2018 — When 16-year-old Josalyn Brown first found out she would have to go on dialysis one of the first things that ran through her mind was Truckee's annual volleyball trip to Elko. Playing in the upcoming season wasn't even a question to the then sophomore, but

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Law Review: California has two auto repair laws

December 10, 2018 — Most of us have heard of California's "Lemon Law," which is actually the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. California's Lemon Law requires a car dealer to replace the car or refund the consumer's money if repairs to a specific problem are not successful after a

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Market Beat: Year-end tax planning

December 10, 2018 — As the year end approaches it is a good time to review your portfolio for tax considerations. There have been some changes in the last year due to new legislation. If you have realized long-term capital gains in your account, you might want to review

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Tahoe Fit, new fitness studio, to open in Tahoe City

December 10, 2018 — A new fitness studio, Tahoe Fit, is set to open in Tahoe City this month, offering boot camp and barre style classes. Located in downtown Tahoe City, the studio will host a grand opening party featuring celebratory bubbly and snacks on Saturday, Dec. 15 from

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North Tahoe Middle School students design experiments to save sugar pines

December 9, 2018 — North Tahoe Middle School took their science class outdoors last month to study sugar pines, the largest species of pine tree. Sugar pines, well known for their exceptionally large cones, are being decimated in the Lake Tahoe area by bark beetles and a parasitic fungus

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Wine Ink: Wine and dine at Meadowood

December 9, 2018 — It's the most wonderful time of the year. And for wine lovers there may be no better place to spend the holidays than the Napa Valley. More specifically, at Meadowood, the ultra-luxe, wine-centric destination resort that is perhaps the most authentic representation of all that

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Cartoon by Rex Norman

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Pine Nuts: Answering an age-old question

December 9, 2018 — Why do men drink, smoke, gamble and watch bare knuckle cage fighting? Well, I don't know for sure, but I'm starting to suspect it has something to do with keeping off the bad juju of, "I want to box somebody's ears." Sadly, man was born

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New Community Park Planned for Downtown Truckee

December 8, 2018 — The half-acre lot between Church and Jibboom streets in downtown Truckee is set to become a new community park. The current playground area, owned by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District, will be converted into an innovative public space, scheduled to break ground in

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Sun Snapshots: Shopping local this holiday season

December 8, 2018 — SUBMIT A PHOTO Have you captured the faces, places and events of our community? Need help finding a lost pet? Then submit your photos to the Sierra Sun's "Sun Snapshots" to be published in our print and online editions. Send photos (and/or videos) to photos@sierrasun.com,

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North Tahoe’s Mercogliano finishes prolific career as league MVP

December 8, 2018 — A group of athletes responsible for returning football to North Tahoe High School received postseason accolades for their play on the field this past season, leading the Lakers to the program's first playoff appearance in more than a decade. As he has from the first

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Truckee’s Ryan Funk wins first Junior SUP World Championship

December 8, 2018 — Truckee native Ryan Funk captured his first International Surfing Association stand-up paddleboard world championship last week, taking gold in the Under-18 Technical Race at the World SUP and Paddleboard Championship in Wanning, China. Funk, 18, has emerged as one of the sport’s best athletes during

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Truckee council increases in-lieu housing fee for developers

December 8, 2018 — In an effort to continue combating the lack of affordable housing in Truckee, the town has increased the in-lieu housing fee which developers are required to pay if they are not able to provide affordable housing units in their project. In 2017 a $87,718 in-lieu

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Don Rogers: Climate bill rings a bell

December 7, 2018 — The pitch is a bit Robin Hoody, granted. And of course the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, introduced in the U.S. House last week, hasn't a prayer of passing. Not in this term. Not with this president, not in the last gasps of this

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Morrison, Hetherington win Airport Board seats

December 7, 2018 — Incumbent Jim Morrison will return to the Truckee Tahoe Airport District Board, after finishing as the top vote-getter in a field of five candidates for two seats. He will be joined by Mary Hetherington, a former board member who earned the second open seat by

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Don Rogers: Climate bill rings a bell

December 7, 2018 — The pitch is a bit Robin Hoody, granted. And of course the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, introduced in the U.S. House last week, hasn't a prayer of passing. Not in this term. Not with this president, not in the last gasps of this

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Sierra Sun news in brief: Latest storm drops over 3 inches of snow

December 7, 2018 — Latest storm drops over 3 inches of snow The Truckee-Tahoe area received several inches of snow Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The latest storm to hit the area packed more of a punch than originally forecast and dropped a reported 3.5 inches at Truckee Tahoe

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Truckee receives Caltrans award for Mousehole project

December 7, 2018 — The design and construction of Truckee's "Mini-Mousehole" project, a pedestrian tunnel along Highway 89 which crosses under the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, earned the project the Caltrans Intermodal Transportation Project of the Year award. "It was a very exciting time when we were working on

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Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort celebrates season opener with new triple chairlift (VIDEO)

December 7, 2018 —    Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort opened for the 2018-19 season on Friday, Dec. 7, with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the resort's newest feature, the Snowbird Triple Chairlift. The new lift provides access to Tahoe Donner's beginner terrain and replaces the original double

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Klovstad, Goodwin and Polivy take Truckee Town Council seats

December 7, 2018 — Truckee's nail-biting race for the three open town council seats has finally come to an end nearly a month after election day. Newcomer Anna Klovstad totaled 4,126 votes, while incumbent Morgan Goodwin came in second with 2,829 votes. Finishing third was challenger David Polivy with

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