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December 7, 2019

Vance Lura 1939 – 2019 A gentle soul and a most cherished man left his earthly existence on July 28th, 2019. November 28th would have marked his 80th birthday. Born in 1939 in Hawley, MN,...


Homewood opens for 2019-20 season

December 6, 2019

Homewood Mountain Resort kicked off the 2019-20 season today, opening to the public after allowing season pass holders on the slopes yesterday. “We’re excited to get the winter season underway, and to offer skiers and...


Mountain Minds Monday moving to Alder Creek Cafe

December 6, 2019

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, is Moving Mountain Minds Monday to Alder Creek Cafe, located at 15275 Alder Creek Road in Tahoe Donner. The Monday, Dec. 9, discussion is on advances in ski technology. Tahoe Silicon Mountain,...


Law Review: Liability for assault in shopping center?

December 6, 2019

Today’s case involves premises liability. When are property owners responsible for incidents that occur on their property including criminal attacks? PARKING LOT ASSAULT The Freemont Corners Shopping Center in Sunnyvale houses approximately 16 retail stores,...


Jeff Middlebrook: Allow me to enlighten and educate

December 6, 2019

The current atmospheric CO2 level passed 400 ppm in the past couple of years, and the hand-wringing hysterics are proclaiming doom-and-gloom for planet Earth. Well, allow me to enlighten and educate the mostly ignorant masses....


Pine Nuts: Revisiting seventh grade

December 6, 2019

As a seventh grader I only knew one thing about my future, that I would be a Bruin at UCLA. As it turned out I was a Duck at Oregon but I had the conference...


Sun Snapshots: Holiday season kicks off in Truckee

December 6, 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 Town Council adopts new California building codes

December 6, 2019

The Truckee Town Council has adopted the 2019 California Building Code with new safety and energy regulations. Local jurisdictions are required to adopt the code and enforce it by Jan. 1. “All cities and communities...




Tahoe Fund issues call for 2020 environmental projects

December 5, 2019

The nonprofit Tahoe Fund has opened its annual call for projects that offer solutions to environmental challenges impacting Lake Tahoe. Specifically interested in supporting projects designed to improve lake clarity, expand outdoor recreation opportunities, reduce...





Linda Donohue

December 3, 2019

Linda Ann Donohue 1/20/1954 – 11/25/2019 Linda passed away quietly in her sleep on November 25, 2019 after a 12-year battle with cancer. Born in New York City, New York on January 20, 1954, she...


Lola June Owen

December 3, 2019

Lola June Owen November 12, 1929 – November 30, 2019 On November 30th, 2019, Lola June Owen passed away at the age of 90. Lola Watkins was born in Glasgow, Mt., November 12, 1929, raised...


Victor Joseph Belloli II

December 3, 2019

Victor Joseph Belloli II July 4, 1959 – Nov 16, 2019 Victor II lived the life of a naturalist, loving the freedom and beauty of the forest and mountains. He was a strong advocate for...