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Bay Area siblings dominate day one of 37th Donner Lake Triathlon

July 21, 2018 — The first of two days of competition at Donner Lake kicked off on Saturday morning, bringing hundreds of athletes to the area's West End Beach for the 37th Donner Lake Triathlon. Siblings Kevin Bishop and Kelly Bishop swept the day's featured event, the Donner Lake

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Cartoon by Rex Norman

July 20, 2018 —

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$225K in funding approved for Tahoe-area wildfire cameras

July 20, 2018 — Sen. Dean Heller’s office announced this week that $226,000 in federal funding will be sent to Nevada for cameras to help detect and monitor wildfires near Lake Tahoe, according to an Associated Press report. Funding for the AlertTahoe program will allow cameras to be upgraded

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Power outage in Alpine Meadows area affecting 700 customers

July 20, 2018 — A power outage is currently affecting 700 customers in the Alpine Meadows area Friday morning, according to a Liberty Utilities spokesperson. The outage was caused by tripped breaker. Crews are currently at the scene and looking to fix the issue. No estimated time of restoration

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Athletes tied to Tahoe, Mammoth clean up at ESPYS

July 20, 2018 — A pair of winter sports athletes with local ties took home hardware at the 2018 ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 18, as Chloe Kim and David Wise combined to claim four ESPY awards for their performances at this past Winter Olympic games. Kim, who cut

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Sun Snapshots: Join the fun, send your shots to photos@SierraSun.com

July 19, 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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Grocery stores back on table for Truckee Town Council

July 19, 2018 — The Truckee Town Council will consider an appeal filed in late April against a proposed Grocery Outlet store at its July 24 meeting, likely to restart debate of the effects new grocery stores will have on the Truckee area. Town staff is expected to present

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Don Rogers: A writer seeks his wand

July 19, 2018 — Lucy sits with her plate at our tin table on the Olympic House deck, just when the sun no longer would be in her eyes. I take her for a participant, smiling, excited, eager to talk. As we all are. Three of us on one

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Market Beat: The sectors of the stock market

July 19, 2018 — The stock market is broken down into 11 different sectors. The sectors are determined by GICS, which stands for Global Industry Classification Standard. They are upgraded periodically to keep pace with our ever-evolving global economy. It's useful to categorize corporations into sectors to compare how

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Truckee Town Council looks to restore McIver Dairy property

July 19, 2018 — Concerns over the current ecological state of the McIver Dairy property has prompted the Truckee Town Council to move forward with plans to restore the land. The town in 2001 acquired the property, which sits across Donner Pass Road from the Tahoe Forest Health Center,

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Law Review: Homesteading your house

July 19, 2018 — Every once in a while some of you receive solicitations from companies offering to record a homestead to protect your home. The flyers make it sound like you will lose your home if you do not "record a homestead." Most of the time you need

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Leipheimer and Truckee’s Julie Young claim Tahoe Trail 100 titles

July 19, 2018 — Since 2011 the CenturyLink Tahoe Trail MTB has been one of the area's premier mountain bike races, attracting some of the top riders in the sport in a bid to qualify for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB later in the year. One of America's top

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Wanderlust Festival returns to Squaw

July 19, 2018 — Squaw Valley and North Lake Tahoe have been transformed into a yoga hotbed this weekend as the annual Wanderlust Festival and its thousands of participants pose, flow, meditate and learn from experts in search cultivating a path toward a healthy and inspired life. The festival

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Crag cleanup covers up Donner Summit graffiti

July 19, 2018 — Graffiti on the outside of the snow sheds on Donner Summit will no longer be visible due to the work of volunteers who painted over the walls on Sunday. For years graffiti has been present on the inside of the tunnels and deemed acceptable by

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Nevada County prosecutor: Victim’s blood found on Joseph Ward’s boots

July 19, 2018 — TRUCKEE — Joseph Ward babbled in sentence fragments when speaking to his girlfriend in what authorities say was hours after he killed Kenneth Pestana. Sarah Moresi, who dated the 32-year-old Ward for five years, told police in a recorded interview that Ward was worried and

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South Lake Tahoe police: Known arsonist robbed family member, attempted to start 4 fires

July 19, 2018 — Police arrested a man they say attempted to start multiple fires in South Lake Tahoe after he robbed a family member. The alleged crime spree started Monday, July 16, when South Lake Tahoe police responded to a reported robbery in the 1000 block of Echo

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Ferguson Fire in Yosemite filling Lake Tahoe Basin with smoke

July 19, 2018 — A fast-growing wildfire near Yosemite National Park is filling the Tahoe Basin with smoke. Visibility at Lake Tahoe has fluctuated throughout the day as the Ferguson Fire continues to burn near Yosemite. The blaze doubled to 14 square miles and is largely burning out of

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Legendary Coach Harry Marra leads Truckee track camp

July 19, 2018 — The commands cut through the hot summer air on July 17, as young athletes from middle school up to high school made approach after approach at the high jump crossbar, only to be called back, corrected and told to do it again. However, when those

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American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament sets new ticket sale record for 4th straight year

July 19, 2018 — Tony Romo hoisted the trophy. Steph Curry jumped into Lake Tahoe fully clothed. Joe Pavelski and Mark Mulder vied for the title with their last shots on the dramatic final hole. The fans mixing margaritas with a power drill while partying wildly to music on

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Pilots defy tough conditions to wow crowds at Truckee Tahoe Air Show

July 18, 2018 — Warm temperatures greeted pilots at this year's annual Truckee Tahoe Air Show last Saturday, making flying at the high altitude show above Truckee Tahoe Airport even more difficult. Though warm conditions and altitude increase the danger of performing, the world-class pilots at the show seemed

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