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Don Rogers: The heart beats, but who’s there?

January 17, 2020

And so one morning, my father woke up dead. His roommate of 30 years found him not breathing. Of course she called 911. The paramedics found his heart not beating. But his body, at least,...



Law Review: Sampling of new laws for 2020

January 10, 2020

Governor Gavin signed close to 1,200 new laws this year, most to take effect on Jan. 1. In no particular order, here are a few you may find of interest. AB 5 (INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR VS....


Pine Nuts: How a Montecristo Torpedo can make a day

January 10, 2020

What the world needs now is a strong shared narrative that transcends politics, a strong shared narrative that transcends “us verses them,” and guess what? That very thing is in the skunkworks. I can’t tell...



Don Rogers: Sierra Sun needs you

January 10, 2020

You might have noticed we’ve put a “Donate” button on the website. Of course we have. Everyone is. The business of local news, especially newspapers and their online services, has sputtered as the search engines...




Pine Nuts: The fine art of keeping bar

January 5, 2020

I ask you, how many of us lucky ducks have fallen back on the fine art of keeping bar when our life’s calling falls a little short? I’m confident I do not stand alone in...




Matt Tucker: What was your New Year’s Resolution?

December 31, 2019

Happy New Year! What was your New Year’s Resolution? I know a lot of you out there are anywhere from concerned to very alarmed about the dangers of climate change, and I’m right there with...



Don Rogers: New year, new life

December 27, 2019

Mom helped the kids load up at 3 a.m. They didn’t need help, of course, but she knew they’d welcome it. This is Mom, remember, always there, unconditional, sixth sense alert. Even in the middle...


Pine Nuts: Omnis Terra Jubilate Deo

December 27, 2019

Music, I have to believe, is the best medicine on the shelf. It cuts down on our doctor bills and keeps us from sourin’. So I went to the Jubilate Holiday Concert in Truckee to...