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Opinion: Town of Olympic Valley would not mean more government (1)

January 26, 2015 — 

In his letter, “We do not need a town of Olympic Valley,” in the Wednesday, Jan. 21, Sierra Sun, Vlado Bevc asks about the meaning of “revenue neutral.” It means …

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Opinion: Incorporating Olympic Valley will not increase taxes (2)

January 26, 2015 — 

Incorporate Olympic Valley (IOV) would like to reassure Vlado Bevc with respect to the concerns he voiced in his Jan. 21 letter to the Sun, “We do not need a …

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Opinion: Tahoe Forest’s Schapper should be out by January’s end (3)

January 26, 2015 — 

In response to Karen Sessler’s guest column, “Schapper decision made in best interest of health care district,” in the Friday, Jan. 23, edition of the Sierra Sun: 1. Schapper should …

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Tahoe-Truckee Market Beat: Financial planning issues for women (4)

January 26, 2015 — 

Long-term financial planning requires making numerous estimates. You have to estimate your life expectancy, how much you can save, investment return, inflation, and how much income your savings will produce …

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Ink Out Loud: Where tears fall like rain (5)

January 23, 2015 — 

I guess it rains down in Africa — tears — tens of thousands of children’s tears. Every child in the Liberian village of Joeblow is motherless. Every single child. UNICEF …

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Jim Porter: More new laws in California (6)

January 22, 2015 — 

If you weren’t bored to death with last week’s “New Laws” column, try these, from the Golden State. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ON TRAINS In a bill potentially helpful for Truckee, railroads …

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Letters to the Editor (7)

January 22, 2015 — 

We need fluoride in drinking water Most of this was clipped from a letter I recently sent to the president of the board of directors at STPUD: Many in South …

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North Lake Tahoe Bonanza editorial: Safety must be top priority on our water (8)

January 21, 2015 — 

LAKE TAHOE — Simply put, it’s been a tough calendar year for boats on Lake Tahoe that are critiqued a lot more heavily in the public eye. From the public …

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IVGID GM’s corner: Diamond Peak Master Plan meetings under way (9)

January 21, 2015 — 

What were the driving principles behind the Diamond Peak Master Plan? What were the constraints imposed when putting the Plan together? What was the analysis and reasoning that drove the …

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Opinion: Schapper decision made in best interest of health care district (10)

January 21, 2015 — 

The Tahoe Forest Hospital District, its board, and management have been under an unprecedented level of public scrutiny over the past year. While this can be difficult and challenging it …

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Opinion: Ideas for Highway 28 improvements at North Tahoe (11)

January 21, 2015 — 

I read the very well written and informative article in the Bonanza on Dec. 25 regarding the Highway 28 improvements, and specifically regarding the intersection of Hwy 28 and Country …

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Revenooer Rants: Who deducts the interest? (12)

January 21, 2015 — 

So let’s say you are an unmarried couple and are jointly and severally liable on a mortgage, and the bank issues a Form 1098 under only one social security number. …

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Jim Clark: Sandoval’s vision to reform Nevada education (13)

January 21, 2015 — 

Gov. Brian Sandoval spelled out a bold plan to improve Nevada K-12 education in his recent State of the State speech. If you’re an education reform advocate it was music …

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Opinion: Jim Clark gets it wrong with climate change (14)

January 21, 2015 — 

Isaac Asimov posited: “[a]nti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is …

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Opinion: Are we afraid to talk about climate change? (15)

January 21, 2015 — 

As I sit on the Diamond Peak chairlift staring down at dirt, hike to the top of Tunnel Creek in a T-shirt, and see temperatures forecast in the 50s for …

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Tahoe Market Pulse: Murky outlook for stocks (16)

January 21, 2015 — 

Strategists expect a fairly benign economic and financial environment with little inflation and low energy prices. Interest rates will begin to tick higher around mid-year, but won’t go far and …

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January 21, 2015 — 

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: Seeing the Loop from the backside (18)

January 21, 2015 — 

Fifty years ago this summer, Sneaky Legs Calhoun and I hitchhiked across America on a lark. With nothing more than a guitar, a change of clothes and a couple sleeping …

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Planning to hit the road in retirement (19)

January 20, 2015 — 

One of the great benefits of retirement is having the time and freedom to pursue interests that didn’t fit into your schedule when you worked 40 or more hours a …

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Across the Universe: When talking ethics, ‘let it be’ now and then (20)

January 20, 2015 — 

Being a newspaper editor in a small-town environment, the line of ethics can be a bit grayer than those that border large cities. Heck, half the sources I talk are …

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