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Update: Truckee police clear scene in Glenshire area, shelter in place order lifted

January 16, 2019 — The Town of Truckee Police Department responded to a suspect with a firearm in the Glenshire area on Wednesday afternoon. Truckee Police officers and neighboring law enforcement were on scene at Briar Circle and the surrounding areas, according to a post on the department’s social

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Cessna does tail-stand at Truckee Tahoe Airport

January 16, 2019 — Last night's storm pounded the region with heavy, wet snow, but at Truckee Tahoe Airport, one aircraft took a stand against the winter onslaught. As the airport was hit with more than a foot of snow, the tail of a Cessna Citation X began accumulating

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Update: National Weather Service issues blizzard warning for Truckee-Tahoe area; chain controls in place on I-80

January 16, 2019 — The National Weather Service Office in Reno has issued a blizzard warning for the Truckee-Tahoe area, beginning at 7 p.m. this evening and lasting until 7 a.m. Thursday. "We only use blizzard warnings for systems that are at the top end," said Chris Johnston, meteorologist

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Oscar Deen

January 16, 2019 — Oscar Deen passed away January 6,2019 in Carson City, Nevada. He was the kind of man who every girl and boy want their father to be. He worked hard and loved his wife of 73 years so much that he outlived her so she wouldn't

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Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe sells for $120 million

January 16, 2019 — Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson announced Wednesday the sale of the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for $120 million to Braemar Hotels & Resorts. Braemar Hotels & Resorts announced in November it had agreed to acquire the 170-room Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe in Truckee. At that

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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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Sierra Avalanche Center issues backcountry avalanche watch for Lake Tahoe region

January 15, 2019 — The Sierra Avalanche Center has issued a backcountry avalanche watch for the Lake Tahoe region. The watch will remain in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Friday, during which time there will be periods of high avalanche danger, according to the Sierra Avalanche

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Lakers skiers look to continue winning ways at Alpine Meadows

January 15, 2019 — The fourth round of high school alpine racing is set for this morning at Alpine Meadows. Led by junior Max Kelly, skiers from North Tahoe are coming off a strong showing last week at Heavenly Mountain Resort where the Lakers boys and girls posted the

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North Tahoe’s Lady Lakers ride to second straight slalom win at Alpine Meadows

January 14, 2019 — The second round of high school snowboard racing returned to Alpine Meadows on Monday morning, and for the second consecutive week, the North Tahoe girls proved to be the fastest group on the mountain, riding to first place as a team. Slalom racing was again

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(VIDEO) Winter storm expected to deliver several feet of snow to local ski resorts; up to 2 feet in Truckee, Tahoe

January 14, 2019 — A winter storm is forecast to deliver several feet of fresh powder to the area's ski resorts this week and could drop up to 2 feet around Truckee and Lake Tahoe. Beginning Monday night there will be a chance of snow in the region, according

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Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe now serves as a lakewide pet care, resource network

January 14, 2019 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – The Lake Tahoe Humane Society  has big changes in place for 2019. Since 1967, their mission has been to provide animal welfare services to the South Lake Tahoe community, which according to a news release have been missing for the last two years.

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Mary Hart Law Harrington

January 14, 2019 — b. December 30, 1925 d. January 4, 2019 Mary Hart Law Harrington passed away peacefully in her home on January 4, 2019. Born in Austin, Texas to Robert Adger Law and Elizabeth Mortimer Manigault, she was always a Southern girl at heart. She joined her

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Market Beat: Looking ahead to 2019

January 14, 2019 — This should be an interesting year for the markets. 2018 closed out with high volatility and negative returns for most of the major indices. Market volatility tends to run in cycles, spending about 85 percent of the time falling with the market rising. The other

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Bryan DeVoe: If you see a campaign violation, have it investigated

January 13, 2019 — Two elections ago during the campaign for the airport board there were two incumbents running for re election, the airport published their quarterly newspaper with pictures and glowing info of those two incumbent candidates. This was about the same time the City of Roseville was

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Pine Nuts: Enchantment in a contrail

January 13, 2019 — Since I started walking instead of running I'm enchanted by the simplest things. I guess I traded in "runner's high" for "walker's enchantment," not a bad trade. Just yesterday I saw a pageant played out in the sky I had never seen before, and never

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Tahoe races recognized by nation’s oldest association of running organizations

January 13, 2019 — Over the decades, the Tahoe area has become renown as a one of the top destinations in the world for runners. Whether it be punishing tests of will like the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run, which reportedly sold out this year's upcoming race within roughly a

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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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Law Review: USA Water Polo liable for youth sports injury?

January 12, 2019 — We have written several columns on what is called the "Assumption of the Risk" doctrine. Generally, sports and action participants are found to have assumed the risk of injuries inherent in the sport itself. Examples include skiers falling in moguls, a baseball player being hit

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North Tahoe’s Anderson, Murnane win high school Nordic opener at Sugar Bowl

January 11, 2019 — The California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation Nordic season got underway at Sugar Bowl Resort on Friday, bringing roughly 350 athletes to compete in high school and middle school racing at the Sugar Bowl Freestyle. North Tahoe skiers put together an impressive display during

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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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