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Pine Nuts: Dogs are smarter than we think
Pine Nuts: Dogs are smarter than we think

April 21, 2019

Take it from the village dog whisperer, dogs are 10 times smarter than we ever imagined. I know this because a border collie named Daisy told me so, herself, and she didn’t mince her words....




Don Rogers: Here’s your male energy
Don Rogers: Here’s your male energy

April 19, 2019

I feel for my footing, squeeze the trigger all the way, let it go just as a stove-length limb drops. Daylight is going soft and golden as the saw whines and idles. Then I shut...





Pine Nuts: A cure for the gout

April 12, 2019

A friend, gripped by a sudden and severe spasm of the gout this morning in our local coffee shop, entreated me through clenched teeth, “I know what caused this, I just know it.” “What?” I...




Don Rogers: Weight of humanity

April 12, 2019

A proud mom stands up among the rows of chairs at a graduation ceremony for three men who had worked hard to get there. She had hung on her young adult son’s every word when...




Pine Nuts: Art of the selfie
Pine Nuts: Art of the selfie

April 7, 2019

My accidental and embarrassing introduction to the self portrait occurred several summers ago while portraying Mark Twain aboard the sternwheeler Tahoe Queen. An attractive young lady happened to be facing me as she fired off...


Joanne Marchetta: Fees benefit water quality and trails

April 6, 2019

While it still feels like winter, with a healthy snowpack and ski resorts reporting record monthly snowfall in February, another building season is fast approaching. One of the questions people ask the Tahoe Regional Planning...


Feedback – April 6, 2019

April 6, 2019

The following comments were posted at SierraSun.com or the Sierra Sun’s Facebook page: On “On Your Market – For the love of mountains, outdoors”: Jason Johnston — As locals we need to regulate the usage...


Brian Hamilton: Going mobile-first to meet digital demand
Brian Hamilton: Going mobile-first to meet digital demand

April 5, 2019

As you’ve scrolled to the bottom of stories published at SierraSun.com recently, you’ve likely noticed the ability to comment has been temporarily disabled as we migrate to a new website this week. For those of...


Don Rogers: He’s a Dem; wait, no, …
Don Rogers: He’s a Dem; wait, no, …

April 5, 2019

This guy, Steve Baird, must think himself awfully clever. Or maybe he’s just seriously confused. We wouldn’t know. He hasn’t returned a call since telling the press up and down the giant state Senate District...



Pine Nuts: What we need now is a new deal

March 31, 2019

Way back in 1889, Mark Twain published a book that speaks to us today with an immediacy that transcends the ages. In Twain’s “Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” Hank Morgan prophesizes, “I was become...