Recent Stories | SierraSun.com

Recent Stories in Local

CA tax law woes mean Northern Nevada luxury spending is on the rise

February 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The continued growth of the Northern Nevada economy — coupled with changes in California tax law that's seemingly sending residents fleeing the state in droves — has meant more in terms of high-end spending within the Silver State. The main beneficiary is

Learn more »

Competency report expected in 2 weeks in Joseph Ward murder case

February 16, 2018 — Attorneys in the murder case of Joseph Ward anticipate the release of a report about his competency in two weeks. Authorities arrested Ward, 32, days after the June death of 62-year-old Kenneth Pestana. Facing a murder accusation in Nevada County, Ward raised questions about his

Learn more »

Nevada mining industry: Technology upgrades setting stage for revolution

February 16, 2018 — ELKO, Nev. — The mining industry is poised for an unprecedented technological revolution. Technological advances already in play — and those yet to come for the industry in the next 10 years — could be greater than the technological advancements through the last 100 years,

Learn more »

Truckee community comes together to bring a missing dog home

February 15, 2018 — When a family new to the area made the move across the country from Philadelphia to plant their roots here in Truckee, they never dreamed that their biggest heartache would ultimately show them that this is where they belong. April Reigart and her husband rescued

Learn more »

Ruling in Nevada County kidnapping, false imprisonment case favors prosecution and defense

February 15, 2018 — Layla Callahan and David Munoz, charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment, again will face a robbery accusation, Nevada County court documents state. Superior Court Judge Candace Heidelberger ruled on Tuesday that prosecutors could add the second-degree robbery charge after another judge last year dismissed it.

Learn more »

Signatures-in-lieu could benefit candidates in upcoming election

February 15, 2018 — During the political season, the old adage, "What's in a name?" is replaced by "What's in a signature?" Often, the answer is financial might and political clout. The first step in the nearly six-month campaign schedule leading up to the June 5 election is the

Learn more »

4th District hopefuls participate in forum on North Shore

February 15, 2018 — A dynamic group of women have emerged as the Democratic Party's best hope to unseat a long-entrenched Republican in the 4th Congressional District of California. The three women — Regina Bateson, Roza Calderon and Jessica Morse — have been on the campaign trail for months

Learn more »

Nevada County supervisors approve Voter’s Choice Act, ushering in new way to vote

February 13, 2018 — Nevada County this June will implement a sea-change in how it votes after a Tuesday decision by the Board of Supervisors. The board voted 4-1 to approve $258,000 for the Voter's Choice Act. The money, on top of some $600,000 already allocated for the election,

Learn more »

Lyft’s new mountain friendly ‘Ski Rack’ ride program

February 13, 2018 — Lyft launched a new ride type for passengers and drivers in the Lake Tahoe and Reno regions on Monday. The on-demand transportation company added the Ski Rack ride option. Ski Rack gives tourists and ski and snowboard enthusiasts a snow-prepped ride so they can leave

Learn more »

Mary Anne Davis announces bid for Nevada County clerk-recorder/registrar of voters

February 13, 2018 — Mary Anne Davis, event manager/nonprofit manager with The Union newspaper, announced Tuesday her intention to run for Nevada County clerk-recorder/registrar of voters. Davis, 56, said her passion for serving the community led her to run for the office currently held by Greg Diaz, who's filed

Learn more »

Glass Half Full: A message of failure is not an option

February 9, 2018 — In her book "Mindset: The new psychology of success," Carol Dweck talks about the power and importance of hard work, perseverance, and the recognition that the mistakes one makes often provide the most valuable learning experiences. One of her quotes that has always spoken most

Learn more »

GM’s Corner: Ski season in full swing at Diamond Peak

February 9, 2018 — Happy February! Ski season is in full swing here at Diamond Peak. And we've managed to have a great year despite the lack of cooperation from Mother Nature. Everywhere I go in public, I've had residents stop me so that they can give kudos to

Learn more »

Change: A catalyst for growth

February 8, 2018 — For many people, change can be scary. I always look at change as being a catalyst for growth. No matter how I am affected, there's something I can learn by going in a new direction. I look at the upcoming changes to the North Lake

Learn more »

Home with Hollywood connections for sale on Tahoe’s North Shore

February 6, 2018 — Fans of “The Godfather” trilogy have the chance to purchase part of a North Shore property showcased in the film series, provided they have a few million dollars to spare. The Fleur du Lac Estates in Homewood were the backdrop for several scenes in Francis Ford Coppola’s

Learn more »

Crash on 20 claims two more lives

February 5, 2018 — A solo-vehicle crash on Highway 20 on Monday afternoon, Feb. 5, left both occupants dead, the California Highway Patrol has reported. The crash near Laurentian Way was reported at 4:19 p.m. and involved a vehicle into a tree, which then was blocking part of the

Learn more »

Sierra Nevada snowpack: Region is becoming snow-starved, but reservoirs provide buffer

February 5, 2018 — Snowpack levels at Mount Rose summit haven't changed much since the outlook in December, as measurements indicate the area is a month behind normal snow amounts — which could be considered drought conditions. However, the reservoir storage in the region this year are a buffer

Learn more »

Luxury shuttle service from Bay Area to Lake Tahoe to make maiden voyage today

February 2, 2018 — Bay Area residents traveling up the mountain for a weekend at Lake Tahoe now have a new option for getting there. Tahoe Convoy will make its maiden voyage to the North Shore today, Feb. 2, as part of a soft launch that, if successful, could

Learn more »

Four Kings Beach properties up for sale or development

February 2, 2018 — Four properties in the Lake Tahoe community of Kings Beach are being offered for sale or development. The properties are owned by Placer County or the Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency, and are commonly referred to as the former Swiss Mart Property (highlighted

Learn more »

Authorities say Highway 20 wreck kills two, shutters highway

January 31, 2018 — Authorities say they're investigating a Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, fatal wreck involving a fuel tanker that killed two people and sent flames 40 to 50 feet into the air. The crash, involving a Kilroy's Towing Service truck and a Stockton-based Williams Tank Lines fuel tanker,

Learn more »

Gaming association: Odds in favor of nationwide legalized sports betting

January 30, 2018 — With the Supreme Court poised to take up the issue, the American Gaming Association sees legal sports betting coming to all states that want it to happen. "It doesn't make sense for the Supreme Court to take it up in the first place unless they

Learn more »