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Sierra Speaker Series: The History of Highway 40

May 9, 2019

The Sierra State Parks Foundation presents the first of five presentations as a part of the Golden Spike Celebration – the 150th anniversary of the Donner Summit-Truckee Transcontinental Railroad. Norm Saylor, board president of the...


150 years of railroad snow removal in the Sierra
150 years of railroad snow removal in the Sierra

May 9, 2019

Sierra snows are a continuing challenge to railroad transportation through our high mountains. The first surveyors of the transcontinental railroad thought the snows could be handled with the equipment of the day. They planned to...


Tour of California rides into South Lake Tahoe Monday
Tour of California rides into South Lake Tahoe Monday

May 9, 2019

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The 14th Amgen Tour of California, where grown men are drawn to be weird and professional cyclists tests their limits in the Sierra, returns next week to Lake Tahoe. Professional cyclists...


Truckee skatepark project gets boost from Rally for Rocker
Truckee skatepark project gets boost from Rally for Rocker

May 9, 2019

Rocker Memorial Skatepark is forging ahead with plans for a 25,000-square-foot skate park, as funds continue to be raised for the project. The nonprofit held their 6th annual Rally for Rocker fundraising event, a backcountry...


Sierra Sun staffers earn California Journalism Awards
Sierra Sun staffers earn California Journalism Awards

May 9, 2019

Staff Writer Justin Scacco brought home a first-place honor from the California Journalism Awards Saturday, hosted by the California News Publishers Association May 4 in Long Beach. Scacco was the winner in the best Sports...



Proposed ice pavilion takes another step forward on Truckee
Proposed ice pavilion takes another step forward on Truckee

May 9, 2019

The goal of bringing a full-sized, covered ice rink and event center to Truckee took another step forward at last month’s Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District board meeting. During the meeting the district approved moving...


Sun Snapshots: 65th annual Community Awards
Sun Snapshots: 65th annual Community Awards

May 3, 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...




Town moving forward with public service center

April 27, 2019

Truckee’s town council voted to move forward with construction of Phase III of its public service center, despite a $4 million shortfall in the budget. The budget for the project is $8.4 million. The only...


Sun Snapshots: LuLu Pai really likes mud
Sun Snapshots: LuLu Pai really likes mud

April 26, 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...



Truckee weighs options for Bridge Street intersection

April 26, 2019

Truckee is moving toward a final design for two typically congested downtown intersections on Bridge Street. After a community outreach and public advisory meeting, town planners settled on four designs to improve the function of...


Don’t feed the bears
Don’t feed the bears

April 26, 2019

With temperatures warming, the Truckee-Tahoe area’s black bear population is once again on the move and in search of food. In order to minimize unwanted bear foraging behavior, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife...