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Sierra Roadwork (June 24-29)

June 24, 2019

LONG-TERM PROJECTS Interstate 80 (Placer County) from the Long Ravine underpass to just east of the Magra Road Overcrossing: Final roadwork resumes on a $50.6 million project to construct a three-mile truck climbing lane on...


Market Beat: Master Limited Partnerships
Market Beat: Master Limited Partnerships

June 24, 2019

Master Limited Partnerships or MLPs trade on exchanges just like common stocks, but have a different structure which makes them attractive, especially for income-oriented investors. Diversification is very important within an investment portfolio to help...



A city within a city: Truckee’s Chinatown
A city within a city: Truckee’s Chinatown

June 21, 2019

The Chinese labor workers on Donner Summit were the literal muscle that constructed the Central Pacific Railroad and played an intrinsic role in propelling Truckee into becoming a lumber magnate from 1868 to 1878. However,...


HISTORY: The Chinese Transcontinental Railroad
HISTORY: The Chinese Transcontinental Railroad

June 21, 2019

The construction of the first continental railroad was not only a feat but also a competition between two railroads, the western Central Pacific Railroad and eastern Union Pacific Railroad. Thousands of Chinese laborers worked on...


Chief’s Corner: Wildland fire outlook

June 21, 2019

As we start to see and feel the change in weather, it is time to prepare for wildfire season. A great ski season in the Sierra left us with the snowpack at 200% of average...



Blues singer/saxophonist set to perform at Squaw
Blues singer/saxophonist set to perform at Squaw

June 21, 2019

Acclaimed soulful blues singer/saxophonist and 2019 Blues Music Awards “Instrumentalist-Horn” winner Vanessa Collier continues her 2019 Summer ‘Honey Up’ U.S. Tour, supporting her most recent album of the same name. Collier is set to perform...


Sun Snapshots: Dogs, dogs and more dogs
Sun Snapshots: Dogs, dogs and more dogs

June 21, 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...


Pine Nuts: The 7th at Pebble
Pine Nuts: The 7th at Pebble

June 21, 2019

The U.S. Open returned to Pebble Beach this year and all the talk was about the par-three cliffside 7th hole, a charming peninsula that sticks out into the ocean 100 yards below the tee box,...




Growing the sport of Lacrosse in Truckee
Growing the sport of Lacrosse in Truckee

June 21, 2019

The Truckee Tribe had a successful High Sierra Lacrosse League championship weekend with the 10U girls winning the title, the 10U and 12U boys claiming a second place, and the 12U and 14U girls finishing...


Draft plan for Kings Beach roundabout released
Draft plan for Kings Beach roundabout released

June 21, 2019

Plans for the redesign of a Kings Beach intersection at Highways 267 and 28 are taking shape with Placer County introducing its roundabout design at a community meeting on Tuesday night. “I can say right...



Cannabis businesses still coming out of the shadows

June 21, 2019

Though Truckee has allowed commercial cannabis delivery for a year now with no cap on the number of permits issued, there’s only one operating delivery service fully permitted by the town and the state. While...


Truckee working to fix numerous power outages
Truckee working to fix numerous power outages

June 20, 2019

Truckee residents have been experiencing a significant number of power outages over the past two months which have been attributed to transmission equipment failures, according to the Truckee Donner Public Utility District. The district does...



Last chance to pick up green waste carts in Truckee

June 20, 2019

Town of Truckee residents have one last opportunity to pick up a green waste cart for free next week. Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal is hosting a green waste cart pick-up event from noon to 2...