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Michael L. Conn: Facing some reality

July 21, 2019

There are many things one could learn from the many religions prevalent on Earth. Buddhism has some well-developed beliefs that closely parallel the scientific method. That is, they have proven over time the practical realities...


Silke Pflueger: Sean Frame for Congress

July 21, 2019

The 2020 election is casting its shadow early this year. No one can hide from the race for the presidential nomination; it’s everywhere. But there is more at stake in California’s 4th Congressional District than...



Rachel Falk: Thank you for being that village

July 7, 2019

Glenshire Elementary School just celebrated an award luncheon with gifts for 11 students who had perfect attendance and no tardies for the entire 2018-2019 school year! The luncheon and gifts were made possible by the...



Urs Schuler: McClintock approves of discriminatory bill?

May 31, 2019

McClintock approves of discriminatory bill? Tom McClintock appears to be in favor of LGBTQ discrimination. Upon passing of the “Equality Act to Ban Anti-LGBT Discrimination” (HR5) Pridesource reports: Leading the charge in stoking fears over...



Bob Sweigert: Principles to live by for positive change

May 24, 2019

Bipartisanship, trust, cooperation, compromise and respect are some of the first principles to live by if we want any kind of positive change, no matter which group or historical era we belong to. These are...




Jeff Middlebrook: Guide to trail running still out there

May 20, 2019

Seeing the article in the recent Sierra Sun about the trail running season starting I am reminded of the trail running book I authored that was published and widely distributed by the long-ago defunct Wilderness...



Sophia Killian: Teens need proper amount of sleep

May 20, 2019

Many people, including me, think that school starts way too early for numerous reasons. One reason schools should start later is kids do not perform as well in school with little amount of sleep. The...




Deirdre Henderson: Act’s carbon reduction significant

May 4, 2019

We appreciate the Sierra Sun’s coverage of the endorsement of the bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763) by the Truckee Town Council (“Truckee Town Council endorses federal climate legislation,” April 27, 2019)....


Katie Holley: Yard sale seeks to keep history alive

May 4, 2019

You can help to Keep History Alive at the Truckee-Donner Historical Society by coming to the annual yard sale, Saturday, May 4, at 10115 Donner Trail Road (at Meadow Park, behind Plumas Bank). All proceeds...


John Merryfield: End the Truckee Rodeo

May 4, 2019

Cowboy boots, rugged individualism, brave cowboys and cowgirls; the Truckee Rodeo is coming to town again this summer. Rodeos are promoted as rough-and-tough exercises of skill and courage in a cavalier spirit of the Wild...