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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Law Review: Choice of blood or breath test for DUI?

June 21, 2018 — Alexander Vannesse was the driver of a vehicle involved in a collision. Ventura Police Officer Baumann, a certified drug recognition expert, responded to the scene. After his preliminary investigation, he arrested Vannesse for "driving under the influence." POLICE ERROR Concluding Vannesse was under the influence

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Truckee native and family kick off tribute tour around the country

June 20, 2018 — The family of scuba diving icon Renee "Apple" Applegate is looking to capture her legacy by taking a U.S. tour which begins Thursday at noon in Truckee, according to a press release. Applegate’s family, who operated Dive Paradise in the diving mecca of Cozumel, Mexico

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Truckee Duckee Derbee returns after one-year hiatus

June 20, 2018 — After a one-year hiatus, the Truckee Duckee Derbee will return to the River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant on Sunday, raising funds for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. After being canceled last year due to high-water conditions, according to humane society Development Director Dale Lawrence, the

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Alpenglow Mountain Festival returns to Tahoe

June 20, 2018 — Alpenglow Mountain Festival is back this week offering a range of activities to celebrate outdoor sports in the Tahoe area. The festival kicked off on Saturday with the Broken Arrow Sky Race at Squaw Valley and will carry on until Sunday with rock climbing, paddle

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Intense wildfire seasons now normal in California

June 19, 2018 — The California wildfire season of 2017 is one that won't soon be forgotten. The morning of Oct. 9 is the date that is particularly seared into the memories of firefighters and victims of wildfire in neighborhoods across Northern California. In Nevada County, the Lobo and

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Truckee High School Class of 2018 goes out in style

June 19, 2018 — With the stands at Truckee's Surprise Stadium overflowing for graduation on June 16, senior Sierra Bohnet took the microphone in front of her peers and the crowd, and broke into a soulful rendition of Bill Withers' "Lean on Me." By the end of the performance

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Forest Charter School student turns class project into charity to feed Afghan refugees

June 19, 2018 — When 14-year-old Amelia Mullin was given an assignment in her ninth grade human geography class at Forest Charter School over the spring, the project was meant to be theoretical. The assignment — find a solution to global hunger. While the requirements were simply to explore

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