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Law Review: Mars Bars made by child/slave labor?

August 22, 2019

Robert Hodsdon purchased chocolate products made by the Mars company. Of course, we know the Mars company makes Mars Bars, Milky Ways, M&M’s, Skittles, Snickers and Twix. My personal favorite is Snickers. My daughter Kelsey’s...



Market Beat: Second-quarter earnings update

August 22, 2019

Earnings reporting for the second quarter of this year is just about over with. To date over 90% of S&P 500 companies have reported their earnings and the results have been a little better than...


Tahoe Food Hub hosting annual farm to table dinner

August 22, 2019

Tahoe Food Hub will be hosting the first of its three farm to table dinners later this month to support the nonprofit in growing a local food network. Each dinner will feature seasonal meals designed...





Sun Snapshots: Remembering Tom Rickman

August 22, 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...



HISTORY: Truckee’s ice industry kept the West cool

August 22, 2019

One hundred years ago, winters were much colder in Truckee with temperatures often 30 to 40 degrees below zero. In those days, the Truckee Basin was known for producing some of the finest and best...




Sierra College offers new information technology classes

August 22, 2019

To provide students and those currently employed with the skills they need to both start and progress in Information Technology careers, Sierra College now offers four career pathways under the new Information Technology program (formerly...


Record amount raised at 15th annual Skate the Lake

August 21, 2019

In it’s 15th year of sending skateboarders, cyclists, and roller skaters along Tahoe’s West Shore, the annual Skate the Lake fundraiser reached new heights last Saturday morning, attracting the largest turnout and most money raised...



Roy Keast

August 21, 2019

APRIL 25, 1931 – JULY 28, 2019 Joyful, adventurous lover of nature and life, Roy Keast passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Carson Tahoe Hospital in Carson City, Nevada....



Planning Commission to hear about Boca Quarry project

August 20, 2019

The Nevada County Planning Commission will hear discussion on the Boca Quarry expansion project at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Truckee Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road. Commissioners are expected to vote Thursday on the project....