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Soroptimist to honor young woman for volunteer action

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner will present Nayeli Alferez with its Violet Richardson Award, which honors young women for volunteer action, on Feb. 14, noon-1 p.m. at Zano’s. Nayeli Alferez, a 17-y

Community meetings on suicide prevention and youth supports announced

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, YoungLife and Nevada and Placer Counties cordially invite you to attend a series of

Rise of snowskating | Tahoe’s pioneers share advice, background about growing sport

Wearing what looks like blue dishwashing gloves, Mark “Spicolli” Montgomery sends it off a 30-foot kicker.
It’s a decent sized jump for any rider, but Montgomery is doing it on a snowskate. Those “dishwashing gloves

North Tahoe basketball | Alex Tyler hits game-winner as Portola celebrates early

Alex Tyler is not one to shy away from the big shot.
For the second time this season, the North Tahoe junior point guard lifted his Lakers to victory with a buzzer-beating shot, this time in a 61-59 win at Portola on Thursday.
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Boice O’Neal Realty chooses independent business model

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Celebrating 40 years as residential real estate leaders in Truckee and Lake Tahoe, Boice O’Neal Realty announces independence, a new name and an additional office location in historic downtown Truck

Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Community briefs
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Visit www.sierrasun.com to submit events for the online calendar. Please li

Special events grant applications for Tahoe area due Feb. 22

TAHOE, Calif. – The North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 Special Events Grant Program. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. with presentations schedule

Weather Window | Discover the Sierra’s first ski hotels

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Lake Tahoe is considered the epicenter for Northern California skiing and riding, but our regional ski history got its start in the high country west of Donner Pass. Five years before leaders of the Aubur

‘Not as optimistic as before’ | Sierra snowpack below average after dry January

LAKE TAHOE – Almost every year since 1987, Chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke has recorded a mid-winter lull during which fewer storms hit the Sierra Nevada. And 2013 was no exception.
The water conten

Letter to the Editor: Tom McClintock did right thing with Sandy vote

This is in response to the letter by Mr. Booth in the Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, edition of the Sierra Sun.
I’m neither a Republican nor Democrat, but I believe Mr. McClintock was looking out for us and did the right thing. The fac