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IVGID GM’s corner: What values do surveys have for the community? (1)

October 29, 2014 — 

By next Tuesday night, around half of Incline Village/Crystal Bay’s registered voters will have cast ballots for two open seats on our Board of Trustees. Once seated, the new Trustees …

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Market Pulse: This is getting ridiculous (2)

October 29, 2014 — 

The growth of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) has been nothing short of phenomenal, and there now 1650 ETFs. Financial companies that introduced ETFs early have done very well in gathering assets. …

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Memo to Obama: Get real with retirement savings policies (3)

October 29, 2014 — 

I n recent months, there have been ruminations coming forth from various government pooh-bahs relative to the potential of trying to limit the amounts that may be contributed to/accumulated within …

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Jim Clark: Is jacking up minimum wage the right move? (4)

October 29, 2014 — 

President Obama and key Senate Democrats would like to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour, an increase of over 39 percent. Supporters claim that Walmart …

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Pine Nuts: Dying on her own terms (5)

October 29, 2014 — 

Humankind in this 21st century is finally getting imaginative about creating options when it comes to the infernally awkward act of dying. We no longer have to wait for that …

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Letter to the Editor: Stop Canyon Springs (6)

October 28, 2014 — 

Hardly anyone is clamoring for another 185 units in Glenshire except maybe for some greedy developers and jaded investors. The neighborhood doesn’t need it, kids don’t need it, wildlife doesn’t …

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Hopeful Henry: Halloween pet safety (7)

October 28, 2014 — 

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying trick-or-treat, all …

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Kudos & Kindness (8)

October 28, 2014 — 

Conquer with love Many thanks to the community and Nessa’s friends and family for making Vanessa Heckendorn’s Breast Cancer Benefit last Thursday a HUGE success. Because of the great turnout …

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October 28, 2014 — 

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Market Beat: Should you make nondeductible IRA contributions? (10)

October 27, 2014 — 

Before you make a nondeductible contribution to your IRA account, be sure you understand how they work. If you have access to an employer sponsored retirement plan or if your …

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Sue Daniels for NTPUD seat (11)

October 27, 2014 — 

I personally am voting to re-elect Sue Daniels to her current seat on the North Tahoe Public Utility Board. I have observed over the past few years that she is …

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Letters to the Editor (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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 (15)

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 (16)

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 (17)

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 (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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