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Letters to the Editor (1)

October 24, 2014 — 

Recommend Davis Tom Davis first came into our lives in the ‘70s when he worked at Sahara Tahoe as the pilot for their luxury yacht. He has been very supportive …

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Ink Out Loud: Road to ruin (2)

October 24, 2014 — 

We drove across the country because we couldn’t afford to fly. Those were the days. Nicole and Miranda were in elementary school when we discovered Prairie Dog Town in Kansas, …

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Letter to the Editor: Vote ‘no’ on Prop 46 (3)

October 24, 2014 — 

I enjoy reading Jim Porter’s column in the Sierra Sun, and agree with most of his election recommendations, but I disagree with his recommendations on Proposition 46. He has taken …

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Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on the hospital election (4)

October 24, 2014 — 

My thanks to Jim Porter for his election advice. He is always thoughtful and well informed, so I am a little disappointed that he is ethically precluded from commenting on …

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Jim Porter: My recommendations for Election Day on Nov. 4 (5)

October 24, 2014 — 

Believe it or not I receive lots of e-mails and calls asking for my election recommendation column. So for better or worse, here goes. My opinion. STATEWIDE/CONGRESS Governor. Jerry Brown. …

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Wilkins for TCPUD board (6)

October 24, 2014 — 

I have known Dan Wilkins for many years and think he has done a great job for us as a Director at TCPUD. Dan is thoughtful and approaches the job …

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Letter to the Editor: Canyon Springs project and Glenshire Drive (7)

October 24, 2014 — 

The Canyon Springs Project, currently in the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Review process, proposes to construct approximately 185 single family homes east of Glenshire. Over the past several years, there …

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Letter to the Editor: Support Measures E and U (8)

October 24, 2014 — 

Our schools are vital to the economic health of our community, so we hope you will support Measure E and Measure U. Supporting these measures is a highly worthwhile investment …

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Letter to the Editor: Support Herrick for Truckee Fire board (9)

October 24, 2014 — 

Gerald Herrick should be re-elected for another term as a director on the Truckee Fire District board because he has been an effective member during his first term and has …

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Zipkin for hospital board (10)

October 24, 2014 — 

I’ve known Chuck Zipkin for over 10 years and believe he has the intelligence, experience and honesty needed for the Tahoe Forest Hospital Board. Chuck is an independent thinker and …

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Tahoe Dad: If you don’t have anything nice to say ... (11)

October 24, 2014 — 

“Daddy, why are they locking the street?” my 3-year old daughter, Jane asks as I pull onto the shoulder and execute an eight-point U-turn to head back toward the not-so-well-designated …

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And they’re buying a stairway to history (12)

October 23, 2014 — 

Before I began to develop musical taste and understand the creative process in any type of art, Jimmy Page’s slow plucking of strings leading into one of the most iconic …

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Letters to the Editor (13)

October 23, 2014 — 

Hidden cost Measure H has a huge hidden cost included in the measure - 20 employees. Twenty employees translates into significant current cost with wages and benefits but that cost …

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Kudos & Kindness (14)

October 23, 2014 — 

Mt. Tallac High School Many thanks to Dan at Passeretti’s, Rebecca and John from Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, and Mel from Sierra at Tahoe for their guidance and support of job …

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Genuine tragedy (15)

October 23, 2014 — 

Another year, another election where we do not have a congressional candidate that adequately represents the people of South Lake Tahoe. Tom McClintock, the incumbent carpetbagger continues to live outside …

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Guest Column: Setting the record straight on our motivations (16)

October 23, 2014 — 

After enduring more than six weeks of false innuendos and now outright misrepresentations of fact asserted in this newspaper by my opponent, Dr. Ned Hughes, I feel that I must …

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Letter to the Editor: Vote for Coolidge for NTPUD board (17)

October 23, 2014 — 

I would like to thank the local agencies and our local newspapers for hosting an informative Candidate’s Forum on October 14 in Tahoe City. Thank you for giving voters an …

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Letter to the Editor: Why no chance for write-in candidates? (18)

October 23, 2014 — 

While looking at my Absentee Ballot that arrived last Friday, I found that the Truckee Tahoe Airport District and the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District candidates were not on the …

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Guest Column: Tahoe Forest an exemplary model for health care (19)

October 23, 2014 — 

After nine years on the Board of Directors of Tahoe Forest Hospital, I will be stepping down next month. I want to take this opportunity to reflect on my time …

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Chuck Zipkin for hospital board (20)

October 23, 2014 — 

The current campaign for the Tahoe Forest Hospital board has generated a great deal of heat and some light on what makes a hospital great. One of the things that …

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