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The 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco this week agreed with a district judge that Jaycee Dugard can’t sue the government for failure to properly supervise the parolee who kidnapped her as a child and held her captive for 18 years.Dugard was just 11 when she was kidnapped in June 1991 from a South Lake Tahoe bus stop. Phillip Garrido
Published: August 30, 2016
For more than 50 years, the iconic “Keep Tahoe Blue” campaign has reminded residents and visitors alike that our future depends on conservation.That sentiment will be top of mind for me today as I listen to President Barack Obama and other leaders at the Lake Tahoe Summit. The annual gathering is a powerful reminder for residents and visitors alike that
Published: August 30, 2016
Follow along live as we cover the 20th annual Lake Tahoe Summit on Aug. 31. This event features Senator Harry Reid and keynote speaker President Obama, with The Killers Playing Harveys Outdoor Arena. This annual event focuses on restoring and sustaining Lake Tahoe as a precious environmental treasure. [scribble data-src="/event/2302852"]
Published: August 30, 2016
Excited onlookers at the Lake Tahoe Airport waited for the arrival of Donald Trump — some for several hours—from the balcony of the Flight Deck Sports Bar and Grill on Aug. 26. South Lake Tahoe Police, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, South Lake Tahoe Fire and Rescue and other law enforcement officials were positioned throughout the airport
Published: August 30, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — In 1962, Earl and Marjorie Marr had $50 set aside and a plan to go to dinner. Instead, Mr. Marr used the money to buy the Tahoe Cedars Water Company.Now, more than 50 years later, the family owned and operated company in Tahoma is expected to change hands soon, along with Homewood’s Madden Creek Water Company,
Published: August 30, 2016
SPARKS, Nev. — For the first time in a half-decade, the South Tahoe football team started its season on the right side of the scoreboard. The Vikings kicked off their 2016 campaign with a decisive 49-19 win at Sparks on Friday, Aug. 26.“It’s awesome,” Vikings senior quarterback Tommy Cefalu said. “We haven’t seen it in a long time at this
Published: August 30, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — No goals came for the Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team in its season opener Saturday, Aug. 27. Nonetheless, the Coyotes made progress against a team that made the playoffs a year ago.“There were moments we could have probably broken through, but I think it was the deserved result,” Coyotes coach Jeremy Evans said.The Coyotes
Published: August 29, 2016
MEYERS — Three employees at Tahoe Paradise Golf Course used home-course advantage to notch hole-in-ones during the month of August. The aces came two weeks apart at the South Shore course.The course’s full-time marshal Larry Anderson got a hole-in-one Aug. 14. Anderson aced the 127-yard 15th hole during a men’s club tournament.Pro shop manager Michael Caldwell got his hole-in-one four
Published: August 29, 2016
Not every student is eager to go back to school. If your child is struggling with the concept of the academic year’s oncoming start, below are “Tips for the Leery Back-to-Schooler,” provided by the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.Make sure your child connects up with a few friends in the days before school starts, or arrange to meet up with
Published: August 27, 2016
An increase in tree mortality in the Lake Tahoe Basin due to drought conditions and growing bark beetle populations has local experts teaming up to figure out a course of action. Forest service and fire management officials presented the facts and outlined an action plan at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) governing board meeting on Aug. 24. “Presently there
Published: August 27, 2016
Kirkwood Mountain Resort may face stiff fines after an anonymous complaint called attention to asphalt road grindings deposited around Kirkwood Creek due to snow plowing over the winter, according to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Vail Resorts Management Company-owned ski destination is in the process of cleaning up the mess. Public documents from the water board
Published: August 27, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Fact: 79 percent of Truckee Tahoe Unified School District athletes report that athletes use alcohol or drugs during their sports season, according to the TTUSD.Fact: 77 percent of the school district’s athletes report that there are negative effects on team morale when athletes on their team use alcohol and drugs.Fact: 52 percent of those same athletes report
Published: August 29, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s online press log for Aug. 11-14.Aug. 11At 11:06 p.m. on West River Street, a male subject was found passed out in a parking lot. He was arrested on suspicion of drunk in public.Aug. 12At 12:29 a.m. on Donner Pass Road, a subject became upset over recent family developments
Published: August 29, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — In 1962, Earl and Marjorie Marr had $50 set aside and a plan to go to dinner. Instead, Mr. Marr used the money to buy the Tahoe Cedars Water Company. Now, more than 50 years later, the family owned and operated company in Tahoma is expected to change hands soon, along with Homewood’s Madden Creek Water
Published: August 29, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Every year, we at the Sun-Bonanza take our Best Of contest seriously because we feel it’s one of the most important things a community newspaper can do — highlighting and celebrating the people, businesses, places and things that make Truckee/Tahoe such a great place to live, work and play.As you look below at all 112 winners across several
Published: August 29, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Backyard poultry is becoming more popular, and we are seeing more chicken coops in the Truckee/Tahoe area. Raising chickens is a fun and healthy way to produce eggs for your family, but there are health implications to consider when raising your own poultry.According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2012 there were a record number
Published: August 28, 2016
Frank and Suzan Forvilly are celebrating their 50 year anniversary on Sept. 3. They were married in Reno at the Presbyterian Church in 1966 after Frank’s graduation from the University of Nevada, Reno.Frank was a teacher and basketball coach at Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, and Suzan substitute taught at the elementary and middle schools.They opened the Round Hill
Published: August 28, 2016
I am lucky to have lived in South Lake Tahoe for nine years and grateful to be raising my children in such a wonderful place. I received a Masters Degree in Land Use Planning from UNR and am currently a solution oriented AICP, Senior Planner at Midkiff & Associates. My commitment to community service led me to the Leadership Lake
Published: August 28, 2016
The board of directors of Saint Joseph Community Land Trust would like to thank Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra for its generous donation of $1,000 to our Motel to Housing Loan Program. This program is designed to assist qualified families, with children under the age of 18, to move from substandard housing, such as motel rooms, into better housing. The
Published: August 28, 2016
If you are in the wine trade, it is the most wonderful day of the year. That day when the harvest season begins. Oh sure, it is filled with back-breaking work, times of little to no sleep, and the stress of making a thousand decisions on the fly.But it is also the season when winemakers get a first look at
Published: August 28, 2016
Marlette Lake sits serenely at 7,823 feet on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore, an expansive body of water that features hues of green and blue. The most direct way to reach Marlette presents a steep challenge on singletrack — a three-mile route from just off Highway 28 with heart-pumping elevation gain throughout.STEEP STARTThe hike to Marlette Lake begins on the former
Published: August 27, 2016
Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Tahoe Daily Tribune, in partnership with Sierra Sun, publish a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have to do is use
Published: August 27, 2016
Mt. Tallac High School would like to thank South Lake Tahoe Police Department chief Brian Uhler, along with Andy Eissinger and Del Peuse from probation, for their willingness to attend a presentation designed by mental health to learn about the special needs and concerns for many of our students. It is through working together that we best understand and meet
Published: August 27, 2016
Figs are in season — woohoo! I have so many fond memories of picking figs from my grandmother’s tree and enjoying the fig preserves my father would make. Fig season is one of my favorite times of year, and it always seems too short. I’ll eat as many figs as I can, and this recipe, in particular, I make at
Published: August 27, 2016
SPARKS, Nev. — The South Tahoe football team kicked off its 2016 campaign with a decisive win Friday night, Aug. 26. The Vikings found the end zone on six straight possessions en route to a 49-19 win at Sparks, emphatically notching their first season-opening win in five years.“It’s awesome,” said Vikings senior quarterback Tommy Cefalu, who threw for five touchdowns
Published: August 27, 2016
Jared Kamm has never participated in a long-distance endurance competition. That didn’t stop the 26-year-old from taking on Lake Tahoe.“I’m a pretty stubborn guy when it comes to people telling me I can’t do something,” Kamm said.The Baltimore native completed a trans-Tahoe swim from west to east Saturday, Aug. 20. Kamm swam the width of the alpine lake — 9.5
Published: August 26, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe boys soccer team lost its season opener in painful fashion Thursday, Aug. 25. The Vikings fell to North Valleys (Reno, Nev.) 1-0 at Viking Stadium, losing their debut on a last-minute goal.South Tahoe (0-1) struggled to generate scoring chances in Thursday’s match but defended well enough to earn a draw. Four minutes into
Published: August 26, 2016
Last year, El Niño rewarded skiers and snowboarders with up to 450 inches of snow at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Tahoe. For the 2016-17 winter season, La Niña is on its way — and with it, the potential for above-average snowfall in the region.With the Tahoe Local Pass, skiers and snowboarders will have access
Published: August 26, 2016
South Shore reggae fans know Ky-Mani Marley, slotted to be the second headliner of last weekend’s fourth annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, was an unplanned no-show at the event. On Aug. 25, he released a statement in response to the incident.“To the folks who bought tickets for Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, specifically to see me, I humbly apologize for the
Published: August 26, 2016
I’m starting to worry. The more I think about this, the more concerned I become. And I’m not talking about a Trump Presidency or the “Anyone but Hillary” Movement.No, I’m thinking about the rise of “Big Data” and how it’s changing what we think and even how we think.Remember the dystopian novel, “1984,” published nearly 70 years ago, about a
Published: August 26, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Some people look forward to the end of August because it’s when school starts, or when the weather finally starts to cool off.For others, it’s when thousands of people begin their annual pilgrimage to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for Burning Man — with many driving from the Bay Area right through Truckee and Lake Tahoe on their way
Published: August 26, 2016
It was a weekend filled with women’s outdoors education at the first-ever Outessa Summit at Kirkwood Mountain Resort, held from Aug. 19-21.
Published: August 26, 2016
Construction is underway on Barton Health’s new health and sports performance center after a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 23. “We are changing the face of healthcare in our community,” said Chris Proctor, administrative director of Barton Health’s Tahoe Center of Orthopedics. “We are moving from a traditional, reactive healthcare model focused on treating illness to providing guidance and support
Published: August 26, 2016
Burning Man is back in action Aug. 28 through Sept. 5 — as was apparent by the influx of party-goers to Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The Nevada Black Rock Desert extravaganza will attract thousands over the next week, and surely some will enjoy Tahoe before, and after, the arts and performance festival.So, whether you’re here for the
Published: August 26, 2016
The South Tahoe girls soccer team enters the 2016 season in unfamiliar territory — chasing a state championship. The Vikings have their sights set on returning to the top of Nevada and claiming a fifth crown in seven seasons, motivated by a heartbreaking loss to end last year.“It means a shot at redemption,” said Vikings second-year head coach Mark Salmon.The
Published: August 25, 2016
The South Tahoe boys soccer team sees the 2016 season as a chance to build for the future. The Vikings will put a team on the pitch made up almost entirely of players new to the varsity level — and are starting with the basics.“We’ll build it up and we’ll get there eventually,” said senior midfielder Gybran Marquez. “We have
Published: August 25, 2016
September 10, 1939 – August 15, 2016Sue Bartholomew died on August 15, 2016 traveling home from a weekend reunion with her college roommates. Sue was born on September 10, 1939 in Santa Monica, CA. She grew up in Bellflower CA and then went on to Whittier College in Whittier, CA. She graduated in 1961. There she met her 7 roommates
Published: August 25, 2016
An El Dorado County judge ruled in favor of upholding the ballot measure that, if passed in November’s election, would prohibit South Lake Tahoe City Council from approving or supporting the proposed Loop Road Project. The initiative calls for decisions regarding the project to be voted on by city residents.The ruling is in regards to a lawsuit filed on July
Published: August 25, 2016
After nearly nine months, the City of South Lake Tahoe and council member JoAnn Conner have settled and signed the final agreement in the two lawsuits Conner filed against the city.The widely publicized dispute began when city council voted to censure Conner in October over alleged bullying and intolerant behavior. Conner responded with two lawsuits in December challenging how the
Published: August 25, 2016
Celebrate the start of the weekend by rocking out with Sammy Hagar & The Circle on Friday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Harveys Outdoor Arena.“Sammy Hagar & The Circle will take fans on a musical journey through rock history with a set list spanning four decades of Hagar’s hits from Montrose, his solo career, Van Halen and beyond —
Published: August 25, 2016
The unique sound of Chad Wilkins Trio comes to South Shore this Friday night, Aug. 26, bringing with them their catalog of folkestral cosmic roots music.“Folky, progressive, contemplative, mystical — but the point is the message. His songs vary from upbeat, positive-vibe celebration tunes to deep, devotional guided meditations, all showcasing conscious lyrics — challenging, provoking, inspiring, drawing, awakening. Some
Published: August 25, 2016
Treat your dog this weekend with the 7th annual Peaks and Paws Festival, held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Squaw Valley.“We’ll be rolling out the balls, red carpet and (even more) water bowls Saturday, Aug. 27 at this special day to benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe,” states the Squaw Valley website.Included in the festival is
Published: August 25, 2016
Fans of barbecue, beer and good music will find their home this weekend at the Rotary of South Lake Tahoe’s new fundraiser — the BBQ, Beer & Beats Festival. The event, held on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 2-7 p.m., features music from RedNeck Quartet and members of the South Lake Tahoe Ukelele Club, as well as beer samples and coupons
Published: August 25, 2016
Kiss summer goodbye in one fell swoop with a record-breaking slip ‘n’ slide that comes to Ski Run Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. Slide the City is part slide, part all-day block party — an approximated 1,000 people are expected to attend, dressed in swimsuits and outfitted with tubes. Spend the day cruising down the slide with
Published: August 25, 2016
An astounding take-away from “War Dogs” depicts several soldiers outfitted for battle. Arrows and price tags reveal that between the helmet, night goggles, gas mask, radio, bullet-proof vests, boots, guns, GPS and amo, in 2005 putting “boots on the ground” started at $17,500 per soldier.Enter Efraim Diveroli, a high school drop out with lots of business acumen. Shipped off to
Published: August 25, 2016
STEVE WHITEWhen comedian Steve White had his own morning radio show in Las Vegas, he would call me during my morning radio show here in Lake Tahoe — and we’d both talk about what’s going on in our part of the state. Steve would offer tickets to shows happening in Vegas for the Tahoe listeners and I in turn would
Published: August 25, 2016
Summer is ending, school is starting and it’s work season. All the increased responsibility means less time to vacation in Lake Tahoe. With only one weekend in town, what highlights do you need to see? We’ve got your back — with the help of Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. Here are some of the top places you should hit with only
Published: August 24, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — “It’s basically advanced standing,” Stephen Krueger, co-manager of Adrift Tahoe, says.I want to believe him — but I’m wary.You see, I’ve never been stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) before, so going into my first crack at “advanced standing” atop Lake Tahoe Wednesday morning, I envisioned myself spilling off the paddleboard and plunging into the cool Tahoe waters over
Published: August 25, 2016
Windjammers Yacht Club’s 34th annual Southern Crossing race finally set sail Saturday, Aug. 20. Apres Ski won the local club’s annual long-distance race, which was postponed from its typical June date due to strong winds.The change in date limited the Southern Crossing’s fleet to eight boats from an original 20-plus, and a lack of wind Saturday allowed only five to
Published: August 24, 2016
STATELINE — The sixth annual Tahoe Show Fitness and Bodybuilding Championship will bring hard bodies of all varieties to MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa this weekend. More than 300 amateur bodybuilders will strut their stuff inside the casino’s showroom Saturday, Aug. 27.“This is the biggest Tahoe Show there’s ever been,” said show producer and bodybuilding champion Chris Minnes. “Every show
Published: August 24, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. ‘Midsummer Nightmare’ at Sand HarborLocal nonprofit InnerRhythms Dance Centre will proudly present its 2016 Midsummer Nightmare production,
Published: August 25, 2016
BIRTHSAlea Ann Bojsen-Moller was born Aug. 21 to Jan Bojsen-Moller and Yvonne Jadrnicek of South Lake Tahoe.Jacob Alexander Kilzer was born Aug. 19 to Graham Kilzer and Maricel Prieto of South Lake Tahoe. Tatum Ellen Nerdahl was born Aug. 19 to Matthew and Sarah Nerdahl of South Lake Tahoe. UPCOMING SENIORS EVENTA Hawaiian Luau Dance, with a performance by the
Published: August 24, 2016
Summer is drawing to an end and school is nearing, which means students need to get out of the two-month slump they’ve been in — but not all students fit this mold. Over the past two weeks, Sierra House Elementary School held its first-ever Summer Blast program, featuring a morning of academic instruction followed by an afternoon of enrichment activities.The
Published: August 24, 2016
The bus route from the South Shore to Carson City may be canceled unless funding comes through from the Nevada Department of Transportation, according to Tahoe Transportation District. The Valley and Lake Express route “21x” is at risk of being eliminated due to a beneficial funding change with unintended consequences, said TTD district manager Carl Hasty. “The whole issue here
Published: August 24, 2016
I know we have already covered the topic of pets and being prepared for fire, but as we are now in fire season it remains important. You can never be prepared enough! Please don’t wait and get ready before an emergency strikes.This is what you need to do to prepare your furry family members for a fire disaster.Put the following
Published: August 24, 2016
The year.It’s how the South Tahoe football team’s seniors have viewed the 2016 season since before high school. It means many different things to the leaders of this year’s Vikings, and ultimately represents what they expect to be a program-defining campaign.“This group of guys has been showing up since freshman year, since Day 1,” said senior quarterback Tommy Cefalu. “In
Published: August 23, 2016
PRINCETON, Calif. — The Whittell football team participated in a four-team scrimmage at Princeton High on Saturday, Aug. 20, against Northern California opposition that included the host Eagles, Hayfork and Los Molinos. The Warriors open the 2016 season at home Friday, Sept. 2, against Loyalton (Calif.).
Published: August 23, 2016
October 17, 1940 – August 17, 2016One of the sweetest men God created left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, following a courageous 13 year battle with cancer. Never complaining, always with a smile.Daryl was born October 17th, 1940, to Walter and Marjorie Hatfield in Kansas City, Kansas. Daryl attended the Missouri School of Mines
Published: August 23, 2016
After 20 years of serving South Lake Tahoe, council member Hal Cole will not be running for reelection — and it’s largely due to the halt of work on the Knights Inn redevelopment project that he’s been working on for two years. “It’s two years worth of meetings and contracts that have just fallen apart and it didn’t have to
Published: August 23, 2016
Ric Llewellyn had always wanted to swim across Lake Tahoe. He just needed the right motivation to attempt it.Llewellyn, a one-time Tahoe resident that now lives in Bakersfield, California, will attempt to swim from Emerald Bay to Nevada Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The 61-year-old is taking on the eight-and-a-half-mile swim from the lake’s West to East shore in support
Published: August 22, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — Harrah’s Lakeshow punctuated an undefeated season by winning the Kahle flag football championship Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Lakeshow beat Sierra Ready Mix 22-12 in the championship at Zephyr Cove Park to finish the summer campaign unbeaten in 10 games.Top-seeded Harrah’s Lakeshow advanced to the championship with a 27-6 win in the semifinals earlier Wednesday night. In the
Published: August 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team stepped between the lines against tough competition for an exhibition match Friday, Aug. 19, at Viking Stadium. In their first preseason match, the Coyotes fell to Div. II San Francisco State University 6-1 in a match that got away in the second half.Lake Tahoe trailed 2-0 at halftime,
Published: August 22, 2016
This past Wednesday the Tahoe Regional Young Professionals hosted a Tahoe Town Hall at the Tahoe Beach Retreat’s conference center. Affordable housing seems to be the one of the defining issues of the upcoming campaign cycle and was the topic of discussion for the evening. The event was well attended, with over 130 at the meeting and more than 180
Published: August 22, 2016
Donald Trump is coming to Lake Tahoe. Why would anyone in this town support a candidate that has said many times that “global warming is a hoax that was created by the Chinese government”? Protesters, unite!Chris BakerSouth Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Published: August 22, 2016
The annual Tahoe Tennis Classic isn’t just about the play on the courts. The 33-year-old tournament is also the major fundraiser for the Zephyr Cove Tennis Club Foundation. The nonprofit, all-volunteer organization has the responsibility of running the six courts at the Douglas County facility. With the support of Lake Tahoe and regional businesses, we were able to raise funds
Published: August 22, 2016
Every time, as I struggle to get ready for a camping trip: digging out the tent, the lantern, the sleeping bag — I ask myself, “Why do I love this so much?”Then, much later, preparing food, trying to ignore the dirty fingernails, unsanitary prep surfaces and flies buzzing around my head, I ask it again, “What is it about camping?”Yet,
Published: August 22, 2016
Diondra and Shane Colquhoun dreamed of opening a wine bar for a few years, but when the opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind 1953 Chris Craft Venetian Water Taxi — Golden Rose — presented itself, their vision changed.“We came across this boat in Bellingham, Washington, and my husband said, ‘What if we take the wine bar on the lake?’” Diondra said.
Published: August 18, 2016
No fuel or oil leaked into Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear waters from the burning Tahoe Queen thanks to the quick work of local firefighters, the U.S. Coast Guard reported Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Tahoe Queen had 800 gallons of diesel fuel and 100 gallons of hydraulic oil on board when the fire broke out around 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug.
Published: August 18, 2016
The Tahoe Regional Young Professionals’ Town Hall on affordable housing packed the conference room at the Beach Retreat and Lodge, where a panel of experts was assembled to discuss the issue of affordable housing in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The Aug. 17 event, which was attended by 133 people and watched via live stream by another 188, made one thing
Published: August 20, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — It’s been a long time coming, but Tahoe City finally may get a new luxury hotel.Just a few months after the extensively remodeled Basecamp hotel graced the east end of Tahoe City, the 118-room Tahoe City Lodge is making its way through planning stages on the western end at the site of the Henrikson Building.The Lodge
Published: August 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The town of Truckee and Caltrans last week gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of the $14 million Highway 89 Undercrossing Improvement Project, nicknamed the “Mini-Mousehole.”The tunnel structure provides a pedestrian/bicycle path through the Union Pacific railroad embankment just southeast of downtown Truckee.Because the railroad is in continuous use, the project used a unique “road
Published: August 22, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — One hundred days out from early election voting this spring, Reese Kintz Guinasso LLC Legal Partner Jason Guinasso launched a Facebook campaign posting 100 reasons why Measure 2 (the Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative) should not be adopted in November’s election. As of Aug. 11, Guinasso has posted 32 reasons of why he believes Measure 2 should
Published: August 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sixty-five percent of homes in Tahoe-Truckee were vacant between 2010 and 2014, according to a study commissioned by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. It’s one of many statistics included in the final version of the foundation’s 424-page 2016 Regional Housing Study, released online Aug. 5 after months of preparation, community meetings and surveys.Since that release, community leaders
Published: August 22, 2016
RENO, Nev. — Reno officials on Aug. 15 welcomed Jet Blue’s inaugural flight linking Reno to Long Beach with non-stop daily service.In a celebration on the tarmac at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, the Damonte Ranch High School marching band and cheer team performed for dignitaries waiting for the flight as the Jet Blue Airbus 320 landed and unloaded.“Thanks to Jet
Published: August 21, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sixty-five percent of homes in Tahoe-Truckee were vacant between 2010 and 2014, according to a study commissioned by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. It’s one of many statistics included in the final version of the foundation’s 424-page 2016 Regional Housing Study, released online Aug. 5 after months of preparation, community meetings and surveys.Since that release, community leaders
Published: August 21, 2016
One problem with wine writers, yours truly included, is that, too often, they write for themselves instead of readers. That is to say the vast majority of wine stories are about wines, or winemakers, who appeal to the tastes and sensibilities of the writer. Now, on the surface there is nothing wrong with that.We write about what we like to
Published: August 21, 2016
Climbing is becoming more accessible to beginners in the Basin. Last fall, South Shore local Todd Offenbacher began installing easier climbs in the Castle Rock area off Kingsbury Grade. At the start of the 2016 climbing season, he and a group of his friends put the finishing touches on approximately 20 new climbs in the same area.Offenbacher has traveled around
Published: August 20, 2016
The surge in popularity of stand-up paddleboarding in recent years has led to an influx of paddlers on the waters of Lake Tahoe during the summer. The Lake Tahoe Water Trail aims to lend clarity to navigating North America’s largest alpine lake with a paddleboard or kayak via instruction and education.“People are coming to Tahoe in droves to get on
Published: August 20, 2016
Within the past half-decade, stand-up paddleboarding has grown in popularity immensely. Lake Tahoe is a prime destination for the latest form of water recreation because of its size and stunning views, but paddling out on the lake doesn’t come without safety concerns.“Most of the incidents we have up here on the lake are from people who don’t have knowledge of
Published: August 20, 2016
Lake Tahoe was at a crossroads in 1997. The lake’s famous water clarity, once measuring 100 feet, was declining year after year because of stormwater pollution from roads and developed areas and erosion from streams damaged by logging and cattle grazing. Tahoe’s forests, clear cut during the Comstock era, had grown back unnaturally thick with hazardous fuels and stands of
Published: August 20, 2016
If you feel like you have been hit over the head repeatedly with stories regarding affordable housing lately — good. It’s a problem. You can probably even go as far as to say it’s a crisis. I attended the Tahoe Regional Young Professionals (TRYP) Town Hall on affordable housing Wednesday evening and there was a great turnout. While there were
Published: August 19, 2016
Frederick Artman Graham passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the age of 79. Fred was born August 21, 1936 in Butler, Pennsylvania to Robert Humphries Graham II and Jennie Marie Schottenheimer. At the tender age of 15, he met and fell in love with Shirley Ann Ramelli. Their story began with him walking past her home on his
Published: August 19, 2016
The Lake Tahoe Community College men’s soccer program has achieved unprecedented success in its first two years. And the 2016 Coyotes want to take things further while making history.“They have an opportunity to win a state title — it’s up to them at this point,” said Coyotes head coach Nick Arbelaez. “The pedigree is there, they have to be hungry
Published: August 18, 2016
The 2016 Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team has more collective talent than those that came before it during the program’s young history. As a result, the Coyotes are optimistic about the upcoming campaign while building a new foundation for the program.“These girls bring a little bit more of a serious soccer culture to our town,” said Coyotes second-year
Published: August 18, 2016
Ten South Lake Tahoe residents are vying for two seats on the city council in this November’s election. Brooke Laine, Danny McLaughlin, Jason Collin, JoAnn Conner, John Shearer, Patrick Jarrett, Robert Topel, Tamara Wallace, Ted Long and Trey Riddle are the 10 out of 13 people issued election papers that qualified to be candidates, said city clerk Susan Alessi. The
Published: August 18, 2016
After over a year of planning, the day is finally here. REI’s Outessa Summit, held at Kirkwood Mountain Resort from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 19-21, is celebrating its inaugural women’s-only retreat. The weekend getaway features over 200 activity choices, product trials from sponsors, REI trail guides, food, wine and more.The Outessa Summit has its roots in the observation that many
Published: August 18, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Back in 2008, Incline Village-based entertainer Darin Talbot recorded and released a CD called “Around Tahoe,” a two-disc, two-hour audio tour guide for driving around Lake Tahoe. Filled with legendary stories, original songs and a slew of statistics, “Around Tahoe” quickly became a hit for locals and visitors — and reaffirmed why Talbot is known region-wide
Published: August 18, 2016
Every time, as I struggle to get ready for a camping trip: digging out the tent, the lantern, the sleeping bag — I ask myself, “Why do I love this so much?”Then, much later, preparing food, trying to ignore the dirty fingernails, unsanitary prep surfaces and flies buzzing around my head, I ask it again, “What is it about camping?”Yet,
Published: August 18, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Lake Tahoe Music FestivalBring your picnic, low-back lawn chair and wine for the 2016 Lake Tahoe Music
Published: August 18, 2016
Get a taste of Irish music this Wednesday when California-based Celtic band Molly’s Revenge plays the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre on Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m.“The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music,” states the band’s online biography.“Molly’s Revenge has performed
Published: August 18, 2016
Mountain biking enthusiasts are invited to join Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) for its next trail building day.TAMBA is conducting its fifth Kingsbury Stinger Trail Day, dedicated to volunteers helping build the new trail in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service.“We first walked this new alignment with the Forest Service five years ago and it’s exciting to see it
Published: August 18, 2016
It’s a weekend filled with reggae on Tahoe’s South Shore. Apart from the 4th annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival on Saturday, Michael Franti & Spearhead headline MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Friday, Aug. 19.Known for hits such as “The Sound of Sunshine,” “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like),” the band released its newest album,
Published: August 18, 2016
The fourth annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival is back and better than ever for its fourth year in South Lake. We’ve got everything you need to know about one of the most popular music events of the summer. EVENT DETAILSThe one-day event kicks off at 4 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Hard Rock amphitheater and will be jamming
Published: August 17, 2016
Zella Day is living her dream. At 21, she played Coachella for the first time and was called a top up-and-coming musician. Now on her second full-length tour, she spends months on the road at a time — currently she can be seen opening for Michael Franti & Spearhead on the group’s “Soulrocker” tour, which makes a stop at Stateline’s
Published: August 17, 2016
As Live at Lakeview comes to a close, what better way is there to end the summer than with two groups of South Lake Tahoe locals? Together for over 20 years, headliner Lavish Green brings a high-energy rock show to Lakeview Commons on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 4:30 p.m.“We bring an original approach to finding places to sing and play
Published: August 17, 2016
Celebrate the final days of summer with a luau at the Beach Retreat & Lodge on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.“Escape to the islands without leaving the country! Luau fun right in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Dinner and a show on the beach,” states the venue’s website.Live music, food and traditional hula dancing will all be prevalent
Published: August 17, 2016
As the Heavenly Village summer concert series reaches its final three weekends, two bands return — each for its second time — to cover hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Reno-based Jake’s Garage kicks the weekend off with a performance on Friday, Aug. 19, before 8 Track Massacre makes its second appearance of the summer on Saturday, Aug. 20.Formed in
Published: August 17, 2016
“Sausage Party,” an animated comedy written by Seth Rogen and frequent collaborator, Evan Goldberg, rewards viewers with a half dozen enjoyable segments.According to the urban dictionary, a sausage party is a social gathering at which males substantially outnumber females. Since males comprise most of the characters featured in this film, the punny reference is correct, and incidentally refers to the
Published: August 17, 2016
CATHY LADMAN Can you believe that comedian Cathy Ladman hasn’t been up here in a decade? Has it been that long? Wow. She will perform this week at the Improv with Chase Durousseau.Cathy not only appeared on “The Tonight Show” nine times, but was also the only female comic to appear on the last two Johnny Carson “Tonight Show Anniversary”
Published: August 17, 2016

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