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Coming soon: a theater near you – Truckee Art Haus on track for downtown

March 21, 2019 — Downtown Truckee is set to get a new movie theater with the planning commission's approval of the Truckee Art Haus as part of the Railyard project. The 12,000 square-foot theater will include three auditoriums with the option for performing arts, a meeting hall and a

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Truckee man accused of raping teen

March 21, 2019 — A Truckee man remained jailed Wednesday on accusations he raped a teen at his home, authorities said. John Melvin Carson, 46, faces charges of forcible rape, sexual penetration by a foreign object and forcible oral copulation. Booked March 11 into the Nevada County Jail, Carson

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Nevada County transportation plan available for review, comment

March 20, 2019 — As part of the regional transportation planning process, the Nevada County Transportation Commission, in coordination with the County of Nevada, City of Grass Valley, City of Nevada City, and Town of Truckee, contracted with the consulting firm Fehr & Peers to prepare an Active Transportation

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District 1 state Senate candidates file campaign disclosures

March 20, 2019 — Republican Rex Hime raised the most money in the last reporting period before the District 1 state Senate race, according to campaign disclosures. Hime raised $155,979 between Feb. 10 and March 9 — the last reporting period in advance of the March 26 special election

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Vintage ice cream cart stolen in Nevada City dumped at Rood Center

March 20, 2019 — The mysterious theft of her vintage ice cream cart from downtown Nevada City had Cheri Snook angry and amused, in equal measures. But now that it has been located, in a county maintenance yard, she is mostly relieved. The circa-1970 cart couldn't have been easy

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Storms return to Truckee-Tahoe this week

March 19, 2019 — Stormy weather will return to the Truckee-Tahoe area this week, bringing a mix of rain and snow to lower elevations around the region. Locations above 7,000 feet are forecast to receive up to 8 inches of snow by noon tomorrow. "Active weather pattern returns Tuesday

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Funding still lacking for future Tahoe transit

March 17, 2019 — A growing number of residents and visitors in the Tahoe Basin continues to be a driving factor for transit projects in the region geared to get fewer vehicles on the road. "While we can all handle a lot of people, we can't handle a lot

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Future of Gray’s Crossing development up in limbo

March 16, 2019 — The future of the Gray's Crossing development site is still unclear with the Truckee Town Council allowing the original development agreement to expire, which council members say will afford more community engagement in plans for the site. "With this option we have the opportunity to

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Sun Snapshots: Oh my!

March 15, 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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Martis Fund works to develop workforce housing in Truckee Tahoe region

March 15, 2019 — Conserving the natural landscape and wildlife habitat of the Martis Valley is just one aspect of the efforts of the Martis Fund, which has been increasingly involved in developing more workforce housing opportunities for residents. Since its establishment in 2006, the fund has provided $1.2

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News Briefs: Truckee Sanitary District earns honors

March 15, 2019 — Truckee Sanitary District has received two awards from the Sierra Section of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA), a state association dedicated to the protection of the water environment through education and certification. District employee and long-time Truckee resident, Jose Esparza, received the Collection Person

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Winter warriors: Truckee crew works round the clock to keep roads clear

March 15, 2019 — Digging a car out of several inches of snow is often the only barrier for those traveling after a winter storm. Once out of the driveway a clear road awaits. For Truckee's snow removal crew that's likely meant working 12-hour days to plow that open

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Man killed walking into oncoming traffic on Interstate 80

March 14, 2019 — At around 11 p.m. Wednesday a pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate 80 near Gold Run, according to a California Highway Patrol release. A 26-year-old man from Tempe, Arizona, had been running westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-80 east of Secret Town Road

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Truckee police arrest woman on assault, child cruelty charges

March 14, 2019 — A Truckee woman remained jailed Thursday after police say she threatened a man with a knife. Robyn Merriah Garnes-Richards, 25, faces felony accusations of assault with a deadly weapon and child cruelty. Booked early Thursday into the Nevada County Jail, Garnes-Richards remained incarcerated that day

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Mountain Housing Council releases report on short-term rentals in Truckee, North Tahoe

March 13, 2019 — After nearly a year of research, data analysis, and community input, the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee has released a white paper examining the short-term rental market in North Tahoe and Truckee. In the 51-page white paper titled "Short-Term Rentals in North Tahoe-Truckee," the

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Truckee fire chief says it’s never too early to prepare for fire season

March 12, 2019 — Despite the recent heavy snowfall Truckee officials are asking that residents start thinking about fire season, taking the necessary steps to prevent wildfires. "It's hard for people to imagine that there will be a wildfire this summer," said Bill Seline, chief of the Truckee Fire

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Mountain Hardware and Sports to join Raley’s at Soaring Ranch development in Truckee

March 12, 2019 — Truckee's Mountain Hardware and Sports is planning to open a second Truckee location at the Soaring Ranch planned development located adjacent to the Truckee Tahoe Airport. Mountain Hardware and Sports joins Raley's grocery store, anchoring the first major retail development in Truckee in over 25

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Rattlesnake bite leaves Nevada County woman unfazed

March 11, 2019 — Around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Dawn Podesta was searching for a vacuum to remove mold from her mother's house. She felt a sharp pang on her right trigger finger, like a razor blade had cut her, and began searching for the cause. Podesta shined

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Gregory Diaz, Nevada County’s top elections official, speaks out against local Tea Party message

March 11, 2019 — Nevada County's top elections official has slammed messaging issued by the local Tea Party, saying the group wants to restrict access to the polls. The president of the local group disputes Gregory Diaz's take, saying she wants every legal, registered voter to cast a ballot.

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Sun snaphots: Choo choo!

March 8, 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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