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Resilient racer: 2-time cancer survivor Wendy Chioji starts new battle after Ironman Lake Tahoe (1)

September 19, 2014 — 

After Wendy Chioji crosses the finish line to complete the Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe on Sunday, she will begin a different type of challenge. The two-time cancer survivor recently discovered …

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Smoke could return after clear weekend (2)

September 19, 2014 — 

Air quality at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore took a hit early Thursday evening as smoke from the King Fire made its way deeper into the Tahoe Basin. Officials have been …

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Community gives dog second chance (3)

September 19, 2014 — 

Jeremy Heller spent his last day out with his dog Trango, a black and tan, highly-active and perpetually happy 9-month-old shepherd labrador mix, hiking around in the woods and rock …

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Others join Squaw Valley in seeking exclusion from proposed town (4)

September 18, 2014 — 

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Several property owners have joined Squaw Valley ski resort, Squaw Valley Lodge and Resort at Squaw Creek in requesting exclusion from the proposed town of Olympic …

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Man, 37, suspected of starting King Fire; bail set at $10 million (5)

September 18, 2014 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately setting the King Fire. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, of Pollock Pines, Calif., has been charged with arson. He …

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After 39 years, North Tahoe Lions Club on verge of folding (6)

September 17, 2014 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — After 39 years of service, the North Tahoe Lions Club could soon cease activities unless a rejuvenation in membership and interest among younger residents occurs. The …

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Athletes prepare for Sunday’s challenging Ironman Lake Tahoe (7)

September 17, 2014 — 

LAKE TAHOE — They could be watching football from their couches. Instead, thousands of extreme triathletes will punish themselves for an entire day Sunday for the reward of completing one …

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Tahoe and Truckee offer plenty of spots to watch Ironman (8)

September 17, 2014 — 

Upward of 10,000 people are expected to watch nearly 3,000 athletes push their bodies to the limits at the second annual Ironman Lake Tahoe this weekend. The Ironman course includes …

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Ride your bike on the shortline to paradise at Tahoe’s North Shore (9)

September 17, 2014 — 

September is a great month for bicycling at Lake Tahoe. The crowds have thinned, daytime temperatures are more moderate and it’s generally dry and sunny. If you are looking for …

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Lake Tahoe hopes high for big winter; predictions mixed (10)

September 17, 2014 — 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated from an earlier version to reflect the correct spelling of, National Weather Service meteorologist Zach Tolby. TAHOE/TRUCKEE — After three consecutive mild winters …

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Ironman Tahoe officials eye smoke patterns; Sunday’s race still a go (11)

September 17, 2014 — 

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Despite the region choking on smoke recently from the nearby King Fire, Ironman officials expect Sunday’s Lake Tahoe triathlon to occur as scheduled. “At this point in …

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CCC to open up new Tahoe Center in Meyers to public (12)

September 16, 2014 — 

It has been almost a year since the California Conservation Corps took full control of the new Tahoe Center in Meyers — the final move in successfully replacing an old …

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Farm Day kicks off second year, draws 500 students (13)

September 16, 2014 — 

About 500 third- and fourth-graders returned to Camp Richardson on Tuesday to learn about nutrition, animals, agriculture and more at the second annual South Lake Tahoe Farm Day. One group …

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Public review coming soon for Sierra rezoning development proposal (14)

September 16, 2014 — 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated from an earlier version to reflect that when Sierra Watch signed on to the original Martis Valley Opportunity Agreement in 2013, the TRPA …

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CA law requiring 3 feet between drivers, cyclists begins today (15)

September 16, 2014 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. — California’s “Three Feet for Safety Act” law goes into effect today, requiring drivers to stay at least 3 feet away when passing bicyclists on public roads. Gov. …

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New Sierra Sun Truckee office opening delayed (16)

September 16, 2014 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Sierra Sun is in the process of moving into its new Truckee office location at Ste. No. 101 in the Pioneer Commerce Center at 10775 Pioneer …

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King Fire up to 76,376 acres; ‘no immediate danger’ to Tahoe-Truckee (17)

September 16, 2014 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. — While locals should be prepared in the event the King Fire raging west of Lake Tahoe spreads farther east, there are no immediate threats to the region, …

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Movie review: ‘No Good Deed’ (18)

September 15, 2014 — 

This home invasion story uses violent criminal Colin (Idris Elba) as a catalyst to showcase the stupidity of everyone he encounters. On the eve of his parole hearing five years …

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Police search for teenager, offer reward (19)

September 15, 2014 — 

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward and is asking for the public’s assistance in the search for Seth Daniel Rogers, 19. Rogers is wanted for allegedly failing …

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UNR master plan: Expand campus, services (20)

September 15, 2014 — 

RENO, Nev. — When Marc Johnson, University of Nevada, Reno president, delivers his State of the University address this Wednesday, he will likely highlight ways in which the school and …

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