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Lakers knocked out of state tourney by Yerington

May 18, 2018 — The North Tahoe baseball team had their season come to an end after the second day of the Class 2A state tournament, falling 8-2 against league foe Yerington. Both Northern League teams were dropped in the opening round of the four-team, double elimination tournament, leaving

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Wolverines one win away

May 18, 2018 — Truckee moved to within one game of a Class 3A state championship on Friday, May 18, with an 8-4 win over rival Elko in the winner's bracket final. Wolverines senior pitcher Joel Estabrook got the start at Galena High School, and put forth one of

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Nevada County appoints Truckee resident Phebe Bell as director of Behavioral Health

May 18, 2018 — Nevada County CEO Rick Haffey announced Friday the appointment of Phebe Bell as the director of Behavioral Health. According to a Haffey’s weekly memo, Bell has been serving as interim director of Behavioral Health since December 2017, “providing oversight for a multi-million dollar budget with

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North Tahoe’s Murphy Scott takes second at state golf tournament

May 18, 2018 — After capturing the Class 2A Northern League championship last week, North Tahoe's golf team traveled to Boulder City to compete in this year's Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Boys Golf Championship. The Lakers had a strong two days of play on the par-72 Boulder City

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Lakers fall 6-4 in state tourney opener

May 18, 2018 — The North Tahoe baseball team gave the Southern League champions, Lincoln County, all they could handle to open the Class 2A state tournament, but two late runs from the Lynx were enough to send the Lakers to a 6-4 defeat, and into the loser’s bracket.

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Voting record becomes issue in Nevada County clerk-recorder race

May 18, 2018 — While campaigning for the top job in the elections office, the three candidates — challengers Mary Anne Davis and Elise Strickler and incumbent Greg Diaz — naturally stressed the importance of voting and of safeguarding the integrity of the voting process. But local blogger and

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Restrictions proposed for snowmobile use in Tahoe National Forest

May 18, 2018 — Dozens of winter sports enthusiasts pushed their way into a conference room at the Truckee Ranger District on Wednesday to make their opinions heard on changes where snowmobiles and other over-snow vehicles can operate within the Tahoe National Forest. The Forest Service released its draft

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Bob Sweigert: Trump right to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

May 18, 2018 — Trump right to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal The terms and history of the Iran deal don't matter to me. Trump was right to withdraw from it on principle alone. It is unjustifiable to enter into an agreement and a pretense of hope with leaders

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Lynn Booth: Thanks for community support of schools

May 18, 2018 — Thanks for community support of schools On Monday, May 7, I turned on my computer to discover that the Google doodle was acknowledging Teacher Appreciation Week. As an educator who began teaching in 1976 in a resurrected quonset hut left over from World War II

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Online issue emerges in Nevada County sheriff’s race

May 18, 2018 — Bill Smethers' campaign for sheriff made a mistake when it submitted his candidate statement for the voter information guide. It listed the wrong website. The campaign had bought a handful of domains, all variations of http://www.smethersforsheriff.com. But it listed one it didn't have — http://www.billsmethersforsheriff.com

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Highs and lows of seasonal work around Tahoe/Truckee region

May 18, 2018 — Finding steady work in a town with jobs dependent on the changing seasons is a tough task all seasonal workers must face. Now that most ski resorts, and primary employers during the winter, have begun downsizing their staff for summer activities, many of their employees

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Law Review: Porter’s (humble) June 5 election recommendations

May 18, 2018 — Believe it or not, quite a few of you ask for my voting recommendations for elections, so here we go with Placer and Nevada counties, as well as statewide propositions. Nevada County will be participating in the brand new California Voter's Choice Act, so whether

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Don Rogers: Back to the future

May 18, 2018 — Hmm, how to start? "We listened!" Maybe a little smarmy or glad-handy. How about: "Well, Truckee Sun indeed turned out to be New Coke." Too cliché? "OK, fine, Sierra Sun it is and forevermore will be. Whatever." Nah, too cranky. There are always the classics

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Nevada County releases details about temporary medical commercial cannabis permits

May 17, 2018 — Nevada County officials have set June 20 as the tentative start date growers can begin applying for temporary medical commercial cannabis permits, a first for local cultivators. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote at its regular Tuesday meeting on the temporary licensing program.

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Wolverines knock off defending champs, two wins away from state title

May 17, 2018 — With a three-run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning against Southern League champions Boulder City and a runner on base, Truckee Head Coach Jeff Murphy was forced to pull pitcher Gary Grosjean due to the senior reaching his pitch count. "He ran out

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Gas leak reported at Truckee school, students evacuated

May 17, 2018 — UPDATE: The previously reported gas leak was not actually in the district office, it was outside of the school, adjacent to the district office, according to Twomey. Initial post: Sierra Expeditionary Learning School and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District offices were evacuated around 2 p.m.

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Battle-tested North Lake Tahoe Lakers reach state baseball tourney

May 17, 2018 — First-year Coach Jesse Brown has spent all season letting his players make mistakes, work through errors, and allowing the team to find its own way through difficult situations. The approach paid off in a big way during last week's Class 2A Northern League tournament in

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Truckee track finishes as Northern League runners-up

May 17, 2018 — The top track and field athletes from the Class 3A Northern League gathered in Yerington last weekend to battle it out for state berths and regional championships. Once the dust settled on a windy, chilly day of competition, the Wolverines walked away with a trio

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Elder Group recognized as one of Top Engel & Völkers offices

May 17, 2018 — Engel & Völkers America recently announced their top awards for 2017 and Alison Elder of Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate was recognized as a Top 3 Producing Advisor in the U.S. by both Gross Commission Income (GCI) and closed sides transactions. Elder was ranked the

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Dennis K. Sanchez

May 17, 2018 — Dennis K. Sanchez passed away April 18th, 2018 with his family by his side in Reno, Nevada. He loved his fishing at Stampede Reservoir since he was 5 years old and moved to Truckee permanently with his family in 1992. Dennis was a longtime resident

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