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Tahoe Fund issues last call for 2019 projects

January 22, 2019 — The Tahoe Fund has issued a last call for innovative projects that offer solutions to environmental challenges that affect Lake Tahoe. The nonprofit said it is specifically interested in supporting projects designed to improve lake clarity, expand outdoor recreation opportunities, and reduce wildfire risk, promoting

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Sun Snapshots: Northstar ice rink covered in snow

January 21, 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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Cartoon by Rex Norman

January 20, 2019 —

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West End Coffee and Tap plans moving forward in Truckee

January 19, 2019 — Plans for West End Coffee and Tap, at the west end of Donner Lake, are coming to fruition with the Truckee Planning Commission's approval of the project. The required number of parking spots on the property as well as noise levels and the impact on

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Market Beat: Fourth-quarter earnings

January 19, 2019 — Corporate earnings are the primary driver of stock prices. The stock market has been volatile lately due to a variety of factors. Earnings reporting for the fourth quarter is just getting started and will get into full swing over the next few weeks. As of

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Two women sit on Placer County Board of Supervisors for first time in history

January 17, 2019 — Two women are now serving on the Placer County Board of Supervisors for the first time in the county's history, following a national trend with women now holding a record number of seats in Congress. Newly-elected District 1 Supervisor Bonnie Gore, named vice chair of

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Packing a punch: Sierra snowpack gets big boost from season’s biggest storm (so far)

January 17, 2019 — The biggest storm of the year packed the punch forecasters called for, walloping the Sierra Nevada with several feet of snow, and wreaking havoc on local highways and roads. Earlier in the week, the National Weather Service Office in Reno issued a blizzard warning for

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Weather service: ‘Life threatening’ conditions persist at Lake Tahoe

January 17, 2019 — A blizzard warning for the Lake Tahoe region has expired, however, dangerous conditions will persist in the area through Thursday. The National Weather Service in Reno urges people to avoid driving and remain in doors Thursday if possible. A winter storm warning will remain in

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Chief’s Corner: How to stay on the road, and safe, this winter

January 15, 2019 — We have already seen the predictable rash of vehicle accidents on Highway 89, Interstate 80 and other roads in the area. Inclement weather driving can be frightening and dangerous, but most winter vehicle accidents are both predictable and preventable. If you don't have to go

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Town of Truckee looking to relocate downtown transit center

January 12, 2019 — Plans for relocating Truckee's downtown transit center are underway with the town organizing a committee to determine the new location and details of the project. According to Kelly Beede, administrative analyst for the Town of Truckee, the transit center operating out of the train depot

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Sun Snapshots: Pond skating, the ephemeral activity

January 11, 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: Nevada County sheriff, district attorney, officials sworn in

January 11, 2019 — Nevada County sheriff, district attorney, officials sworn in Sheriff-elect Shannan Moon stood Monday in the center of a crowded room, waiting to take the oath of office, when Supervisor Dan Miller leaned over to her and whispered: "Nervous?" "Excited," Moon told him. "Not nervous." Moments

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Tahoe Safe Alliance announces Ski Tahoe Fundraiser

January 11, 2019 — Tahoe SAFE Alliance has kicked off its Ski Tahoe Fundraiser for the 10th year in a row, selling $129 all-day lift tickets to any Vail operated resort including Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood. "It helps us out a lot," said Dawn Harris, development manager for Tahoe

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New interactive Truckee website encourages town involvement in General Plan Update

January 11, 2019 — As Truckee enters into its 2040 General Plan Update, the town is rolling out some new ways to generate community involvement in the update with the use of an interactive website. "We really wanted to make a bold statement with this General Plan Update," said

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24 inches in 24 hours: Winter storm wreaks havoc on Truckee roadways

January 11, 2019 — A winter storm that swept through the Truckee area early this week brought more than 24 inches of snow in 24 hours on Sunday, leaving many gridlocked in traffic on Interstate 80 when California Highway Patrol closed the freeway. While winter weather typically slows down

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Study shows effect of impact fees on affordable housing in Truckee, North Lake Tahoe

January 10, 2019 — While impact fees imposed on new construction in the North Lake Tahoe region are lower than those in the Bay Area, they could be creating barriers to affordable housing, according to a new report from the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee. "What we heard

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Truckee fire truck stolen, crashed in Tahoe City

January 10, 2019 — A fire truck reportedly stolen from downtown Truckee didn't get far down the road before the heist came to an abrupt end, as the driver crashed the SUV into another vehicle in Tahoe City shortly after climbing behind the wheel. Kelsey Heard, 26, of Sandy,

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‘This could be it’: Wendel Murdock recalls surviving harrowing night lost near Lake Tahoe

January 9, 2019 — STATELINE, Nev. — Wendel (Raymond) Murdock paced back and forth through 3 feet of fresh snow saying to himself, "Pray to God, but row to shore." He was lost Sunday on snowshoes atop Kingsbury Grade at Lake Tahoe. Wind gusts were in the 100s. The

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Winter storm, ill-prepared travelers, highway closures leave Lake Tahoe drivers stuck for hours

January 8, 2019 — Winter storms and ensuing traffic snarls are nothing new at Lake Tahoe, but this past weekend was far from typical. By some accounts, the combination of a post-holiday exodus, blizzard conditions, ill-prepared drivers and highway closures created an especially chaotic and frustrating experience on area

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Principal’s Corner: Exciting ways to serve students

January 8, 2019 — North Tahoe High School is a special place. You walk on campus and you immediately feel the Laker pride. We have a strong reputation for excellence which has led to a 30 percent increase in enrollment in the past five years! How do we do

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