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Climate-Ready Truckee Workshop set for Wednesday

July 20, 2019

The Town of Truckee has begun to prepare the community for climate change, with a workshop scheduled for Wednesday. According to a news release, Truckee’s summers are getting hotter and winter storms are more extreme....


Friends of the Truckee Library to host used book sale

July 20, 2019

An annual “Giant Used Book Sale,” serving as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Truckee Library, will be hosted at the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District’ on Aug. 3. Along with low prices, attendees...


Kings Beach roundabout art ribbon cutting set for Monday

July 19, 2019

Placer County and Tahoe Public Art will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Kings Beach’s new roundabout artwork Monday, July 22. These highly-anticipated projects follow years of planning and community involvement. They are funded by...


Sierra Sun’s picks for can’t-miss events

July 19, 2019

Sierra Sun’s picks for can’t-miss events: Music on the Beach features Sol Seed Sol Seed brings a distinct sound combining elements of Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, World Music and Psychedelic Jam with a Reggae foundation...





Forest Service seeks feedback on Highway 28 improvements
Forest Service seeks feedback on Highway 28 improvements

July 19, 2019

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit announced it is currently seeking comments in regard to a joint environmental assessment for proposed improvements to the Nevada State Route 28 corridor on Lake Tahoe’s...


Permanent pickleball court served into play at Kilner Park
Permanent pickleball court served into play at Kilner Park

July 19, 2019

Tahoe Public Utility District hosted a July 11 grand opening and ribbon-cutting at the new Kilner Park pickleball courts, with over 30 pickleball players of all ages and abilities — including three past national champions,...


The Village at Gray’s Crossing still under review
The Village at Gray’s Crossing still under review

July 19, 2019

A refined development plan for the Village at Gray’s Crossing — a project that dates back more than 15 years — is still up in the air, with the Truckee Planning Commission voting to review...


Don Rogers: Careers that couldn’t be
Don Rogers: Careers that couldn’t be

July 19, 2019

I know, I just know, I’m going to grow into the next Merlin Olson, the Hall of Fame-bound defensive tackle for our Los Angeles Rams. Why else would a skinny little fifth grader be such...



Tailgating pastime picks up steam in Truckee
Tailgating pastime picks up steam in Truckee

July 18, 2019

A sport made popular during tailgating events and at summer backyard barbecues is gaining a foothold in the Truckee-Tahoe area. Weekly cornhole games have popped up in region with matches taking place at Truckee Tahoe...


Truckee cyclist Julie Young defends Tahoe Trail 100 crown

July 18, 2019

For the second straight year, no cyclist in the women’s field of racers could catch Truckee’s Julie Young during 100 kilometers at the annual Tahoe Trail MTB. Young, 53, outpaced the women’s division by 11...


Bay Area man drowns at Lake Tahoe

July 18, 2019

A man who drowned in Lake Tahoe on July 16 has been identified as a San Mateo County correctional officer. Bystanders pulled Officer Andreia Jeffrey Arqueza, 34, from the water at about 4 p.m. Tuesday...


Guy Charles Kelley III
Guy Charles Kelley III

July 18, 2019

“Guy Charles Kelley III was born on January 25, 1956 to his parents Guy Kelley Jr. and Marilyn “Mimi” Nicolaus Kelley in Sacramento, CA. His love of the mountains and adventure led him to Truckee. From childhood, Guy enjoyed a...



Report: Firehouse redevelopment ‘not financially viable’

July 18, 2019

Redevelopment of the Tahoe City Firehouse properties would turn the site into a valuable community asset, according to proponents of the project. However, a report shows the commercial building and arts center proposed are not...



Truckee’s Kristin Bohm wins inaugural Big Chief 50K
Truckee’s Kristin Bohm wins inaugural Big Chief 50K

July 17, 2019

The inaugural Big Chief 50K Trail Run was held last weekend on the trails and fire roads around Northstar California Resort. The race, which was organized by Big Blue Adventure, featured the Truckee area’s new...