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Truckee girls defeat Fernley, face defending champs in Northern League semis

February 22, 2019 — The Truckee girls' basketball team came into the opening round of Thursday night’s Class 3A Northern League tournament as one of the state’s highest scoring teams. But after a quarter of play against Fernley, the Wolverines were staring at an 11-5 deficit and struggling to

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Olympic champion Jonny Moseley joins SKI for MS series

February 22, 2019 — For nearly three decades, nonprofit organization Can Do Multiple Sclerosis has been making stops at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as part of its SKI for MS series. This year's event will touch down at Squaw Valley on Saturday, March 2, and will add a special

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Lakers clip Nighthawks, advance to league semis

February 22, 2019 — It had been more than a decade since the North Tahoe boys' basketball team last celebrated a postseason victory. That drought ended Thursday night in Sparks as the Lakers knocked off higher-seeded Silver Stage behind great passing, timely shooting and tough defense to earn a

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Sun Snapshots: Another good helper…

February 22, 2019 — 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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News Briefs: Small Business Seminar Series starts Tuesday

February 22, 2019 — For the seventh consecutive year, a free training series is being offered for local business leaders to enhance workforce development and support business vitality. Three seminars will take place over the 2019 calendar year, the first will focus on digital marketing and best practices for

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Cartoon by Rex Norman

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Power outage delaying delivery of Sierra Sun print edition

February 22, 2019 — Due to a power outage at our printing facility, delivery of today’s print edition of the Sierra Sun has been delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have papers in racks as soon as possible today.

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Town of Truckee works to revise Gray’s Crossing plan

February 22, 2019 — A new specific plan for the Gray's Crossing site is still up in the air as the Truckee Planning Commission denied staff revisions to the plan. The project is based around the 18-hole Gray's Crossing golf course with four parcels that are currently undeveloped. Staff

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Don Rogers: Paper reflects the times

February 22, 2019 — Before the bust came the boom, and for community newspapers, the boom was fabulous. We thought it would last forever. We planned accordingly. Our publishers were geniuses, their bosses even brighter. Three-year plans and five-year plans. We charted the next decade out, the revenue trends

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Truckee girls, North Tahoe boys open postseason

February 21, 2019 — The high school basketball regular season concluded last week amid game cancellations due to snow and cold weather. A pair of local teams will now look to heat things up at their respective Northern League tournaments this week, beginning with the first round of action

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Injured skier rescued off Jobs Peak after avalanche

February 21, 2019 — High winds and deep snow challenged an effort to rescue an injured skier who had been buried in a slab avalanche last week. Two people were backcountry skiing near Jobs Peak, according to a public report submitted to the Sierra Avalanche Center, when one of

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Officials: Suspect in Tahoe City homicide committed suicide

February 21, 2019 — A man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man in Tahoe City Saturday died in an apparent suicide, authorities said. "Detectives have been continuously investigating the homicide that occurred at the Boatworks Mall on Saturday evening," a Placer County Sheriff's Office news release

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Gray wolf OR-54’s return to Nevada County part of ‘dispersal’ activity

February 21, 2019 — Nevada County certainly has its fair share of wildlife, from the more commonly spotted deer and turkeys to the more elusive foxes, coyotes, mountain lions, bears and ring-tailed cats. But the news that a gray wolf known as OR-54 — deemed "a traveling maniac" by

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Northstar California General Manager Nadia Guerriero on the move

February 20, 2019 — Nadia Guerriero, vice president and general manager of Northstar California Resort, will be promoted to vice president and chief operating officer at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado, according a news release. Vail Resorts, Inc. this week announced a number of leadership changes to take place

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Flash Mob carries on despite dumping snow in Truckee

February 20, 2019 — Despite the blizzard warning the region was under last week, a group of activists gathered downtown outside the Truckee Train Station on Thursday to participate in Tahoe SAFE Alliance's One Billion Rising flash mob, which aims to bring awareness to violence against women across the

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February snowfall records fall at Truckee-Tahoe resorts

February 19, 2019 — Winter storms have dumped a record amount of snow at ski resorts this month and more is expected to hit the Truckee-Tahoe region. Last week's series of storms brought more than 100 inches of snow to local mountains, and broke February snowfall records at Northstar

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Crews find body of missing skier at Heavenly Mountain Resort

February 19, 2019 — Ski patrollers with the help of a search dog found the body of missing skier Brett Herrick at about 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Herrick, 62, from Seaside, California, was positively identified, according to Undersheriff Paul Howell. “He was found

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Officials make plea to Google to help address traffic woes at Lake Tahoe

February 19, 2019 — Officials are once again asking tech giant Google to help alleviate traffic issues on residential streets in the Meyers area. In a joint letter dated Feb. 12, El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton and Barton Memorial Hospital CEO Clint Purvance pleaded with officials

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Market Beat: Retirement plan distributions

February 18, 2019 — Everyone should have some sort of retirement plan. There are several different types available. Individuals can establish IRAs, which can be either traditional or Roth. If you're self-employed, there are many options to choose from. You can establish IRA based plans, like SEPs, SIMPLEs and

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Anne-Flore Dwyer: Let’s work together to save our snow

February 17, 2019 — Here we are, in the middle of what Tahoe locals call "a good winter." This year the snow has fallen, providing us with a backdrop for all our winter activities and pumping up our local businesses. Amidst the snow shoveling and play it is easy

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