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Pine Nuts: Too close to call

May 19, 2019

There I was, strolling jaunty-jolly across Tahoe Boulevard, without a care in the world, and with a song in my heart, when a young lady decided to mow me down. Perhaps she never saw me,...





Don Rogers: Time stops on purpose
Don Rogers: Time stops on purpose

May 17, 2019

Three years. Boom. Wentlikethat. I only knew from Linkedin, further evidence of the great disruption in all our lives. Friends from Colorado lit up my email connection to the site with congratulations. Three years is...



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May 9, 2019

The following comments were posted at SierraSun.com or Sierra Sun’s Facebook page: On “Officials say higher density is key to housing crisis at Lake Tahoe”: Mike Beallo — The TOT tax, plus resorts putting money...


Pine Nuts: Saga of the night-vision glasses
Pine Nuts: Saga of the night-vision glasses

May 9, 2019

My wife, bless her beautiful heart, bought me some night-vision glasses, so now, instead of taking my walks in the afternoon and communing with the neighborhood dogs, I take my walks after dark, and commune...




Don Rogers: The soul of sales

May 9, 2019

By now, every sales person must know the clip from the 1992 classic “Glengarry Glen Ross.” “Put. That. Coffee. Down,” barks a suit sent from downtown, played by a young and lean Alec Baldwin, amid...



Pine Nuts: About the black hole
Pine Nuts: About the black hole

May 5, 2019

Now that we have a picture of a black hole, and we know Einstein and Hawking were right, that such ominous things do exist, well, now I can be afraid, very, very afraid. This is...




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...


Don Rogers: Trump show distracts us all
Don Rogers: Trump show distracts us all

May 3, 2019

President Trump? So what? Good for the economy, not so much for the environment or respecting differences among humans. That’s it in a nutshell, for all the camera footage and spilled ink, all the investigations...


Pine Nuts: The Third House
Pine Nuts: The Third House

April 28, 2019

Samuel Clemens was invited to address a Nevada Legislature Luncheon on Alumni Day last week, and was greeted with hale and hearty handshakes, even hugs, with the exception of one assemblywoman who asked him what...