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Western States 100 gets underway

June 23, 2018 — Many of the world's top ultra-marathon runners left the starting line at Squaw Valley this morning to compete in the sport's original event, the Western States Endurance Run. The iconic route takes athletes as high as 8,750 feet, following trails used by gold and silver

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Commuting offers band-aid solution to housing crisis

June 21, 2018 — For the past four years Audrey Cirullo has lived with her husband and two kids in Prosser Lakeview Estates in a small but affordable three bedroom house. At $1,600 a month the house was the cheapest rental available in Truckee equipped with a large front

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WinkInk: The season for wine festivals

June 21, 2018 — John Ragan looked deeply into his glass. He swirled the wine and made a mental note of both the deep, dark color and the way the viscosity of the wine remained on the glass as "legs," before rolling down the sides. He then put his

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Lahontan Community Foundation Fund awards $138,110 to Truckee-area organizations

June 21, 2018 — The Lahontan Community Foundation Fund, held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, recently awarded a total of $138,110 to 17 organizations serving the Truckee/North Tahoe region. The Lahontan Community Foundation Board is comprised of a group of members, residents and employees of the Lahontan Golf

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Planning Commission approves Trout Creek Rec Center expansion

June 21, 2018 — Truckee Planning Commission voted to approve expansion of the Tahoe Donner Trout Creek Recreation center on Tuesday, which will further develop the current fitness center. The project includes expanding the original building that measures 12,290 square feet an additional 1,439 square feet. According to Tahoe

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Council reactivates suspended workforce housing ordinance

June 21, 2018 — Last week the Truckee Town Council voted to fully reactivate an existing Workforce Housing Ordinance that would require development projects to supply affordable housing units for their employees within the project. "I'm glad we're reinstating it," said Council Member Morgan Goodwin before the council unanimously

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Truckee celebrates 150 years of trains

June 21, 2018 — Exactly 150 years ago on Tuesday a train used the newly constructed tracks and tunnels that wound through the Sierra Nevada mountains and through Truckee for the first time, a milestone that would shape the development of the Town of Truckee for years to come.

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‘Sky Race’ challenges participants in two-lap race at Squaw Valley

June 21, 2018 — Roughly 1,000 athletes showed up at Squaw Valley to test themselves at the third annual Broken Arrow Sky Race, competing "where the mountains meet the sky" on a punishing route from The Village at Squaw Valley to the top of Squaw Peak and back. Dubbed

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Truckee residents lobby Congress on climate change

June 21, 2018 — Several local residents made the trip to Washington, D.C., earlier in the month to take part in the ninth annual Citizens Climate International Conference and Lobby Day. Seven members of the Truckee community traveled across the country for the trip, where they took part in

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Truckee Community Ice Pavilion Project receives $100K from duo of districts

June 21, 2018 — A dream of bringing a covered ice rink to Truckee took a step closer to reality after the Truckee Community Ice Pavilion Project received $50,000 from the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District and another $50,000 from the Truckee Tourism Business Improvement District. The partnership between

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Don Rogers: How to make a life

June 21, 2018 — A long-time colleague from Vail mentions a writer he met while covering the Winter Olympics. She lives around the lake somewhere, Truckee maybe. Freelances for Outside, The New York Times, ESPN, NPR, if I'm remembering right. The elites. Outside! I worshiped Outside in the '80s

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Sun Snapshots: Join the fun, send your shots to photos@SierraSun.com

June 21, 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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Market Beat: Investing in the real estate sector

June 21, 2018 — One of the most important concepts in investing is diversification. In other words, don't put all your eggs into one basket. Real estate is something that should be a component of everyone's investment portfolio. If you use broad based index funds as part of your

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Pine Nuts: Floor 75 offers some spectacular vistas

June 21, 2018 — What a view from this crow's nest! One can see beauty from up here in almost everything. From this lofty perch one can even see beauty in Tahoe rocks, rocks that radiate a ghostly temporal specter. Yes, at 75 one can see time in a

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Sierra College to offer free tuition for first year students

June 21, 2018 — In an effort to reduce the financial burden of higher education Sierra College has recently announced that they will be implementing a program that provides free tuition to first year full-time students beginning this summer. The program is available to California students who have earned

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Sugar Bowl Academy graduates nine student athletes

June 21, 2018 — Excitement was in the air as Sugar Bowl Academy graduated nine seniors on June 16 at the Mount Judah Lodge. In keeping with Sugar Bowl Academy tradition, underclassman introduced graduating seniors individually before awarding them with their diplomas. The speeches by the underclassmen demonstrated the

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Town of Truckee seeks input on McIver open space

June 21, 2018 — The Town of Truckee recently announced an open house workshop seeking input on the future use of the McIver Dairy site. The town has obtained landscape architecture consultant, Callander Associates, according to a release, to develop alternative conceptual drawings, which include various public uses for

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Tahoe Truckee school board votes to put school funding measure on November election ballot

June 21, 2018 — After months of gathering community feedback about their priorities for local schools, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to place the Save Our Schools Renewal Measure on the November ballot for voters' consideration. If enacted, the measure would

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Elections 2018: Nevada County gets final tallies, winners

June 21, 2018 — There are no more votes that remain uncounted in Nevada County’s 2018 primary election. Greg Diaz, the county's clerk-recorder/registrar of voters, said his office could certify the election Wednesday. Nevada County had a 57.03 percent turnout, with 38,792 voters casting ballots. The official tally confirmed

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STDs on the rise in California and in Nevada County

June 21, 2018 — The California Department of Public Health recently noted another in a string of record years for cases of sexually transmitted diseases, the Nevada County Department of Public Health stated in a press release Wednesday. "We are clearly moving in the wrong direction," said Dr. Ken

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