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As you nestle onto the ground, gazing at the vast star-lit sky, you pull off a bite of beef jerky and wash it down with a swig of water.You’ll sleep under the stars tonight, you think to yourself, embracing the crisp mountain air that’s as still as the pine trees towering above you.You could be at a campground, or even
Published: September 12, 2016
Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club brought its 2016 sailing season to an end Sunday, Sept. 18. The club’s Fannette Island Race featured nine boats, and was won by LB.The SR Max boat skippered by Carsten Owens won with a corrected time of 3:58:55.1, to take the race by nearly six minutes. Apres Ski, a Moore 24, finished second with a time
Published: September 24, 2016
Over 74,000 votes were cast in this year’s Best of Tahoe contest. That’s a lot of votes. That’s a legitimate amount of people letting everyone know who they think is the best on the South Shore when it comes to specific things. If you are a business who was lucky enough to win, it’s even better. My hat is off
Published: September 24, 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: September 24, 2016
The leaves are changing color, the weather is cooling and soon you won’t be able to do anything outdoors after 5 p.m. Fall began on Sept. 22 — with more time spent near your fireplace with a pumpkin spice latte in hand, you’re definitely craving a seasonal book to accompany your relaxing autumn routine.Whether you enjoy a good classic or
Published: September 24, 2016
A recent bear trap set in a neighborhood off Kingsbury Grade has reignited the debate on wildlife management on the Nevada side of the Tahoe Basin.In one corner of the ring is the Homewood, California-based Bear League and those against the trap and release process of wildlife management, and in the other, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW).“NDOW should be
Published: September 24, 2016
John Ryan, beloved husband, brother, uncle and friend, died suddenly on September 11, 2016. He leaves behind his loving wife of 36 years, Maureen, his sister and brother-in-law Eileen and Tony Batista, nephews Ian Dahl (deceased) and Erik Dahl (Melissa)to both of whom he was a second father. As well as nephew Nicholas Batista. He also leaves behind niece and
Published: September 23, 2016
TAKE A DRIVELake Margaret Trail is a 45-minute drive from South Lake Tahoe, located nearby (before) Kirkwood Mountain Resort in the Carson Pass area. The road turning into the parking area is unmarked, though once back there a sign clearly states the trail is for Margaret Lake. IT STARTS SLOWThe almost five-mile, out-and-back trail begins as a mellow jaunt through
Published: September 23, 2016
Yet another example of Tahoe’s local government’s lack of support for local business. Each year the Tribune sponsors Best of Tahoe. The winning businesses are asked to buy banners to promote their victories. Then when the banners are hung, they are fined by our illustrious local government for breaking municipal codes for outdoor signage. Please explain to me how hanging
Published: September 23, 2016
Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition recently launched a new Bicycle Safety Campaign, a multimedia effort to promote safe bicycling for Tahoe visitors and residents. The coalition wants people to love biking at Lake Tahoe and finish every ride safely.“We hope these safety tips help ensure people enjoy riding their bicycles at Lake Tahoe,” Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition vice president Curtis Fong
Published: September 23, 2016
South Shore trails, waters and backcountry served as the setting for a unique competition that combined physical and medical challenges in the outdoors Saturday, Sept. 17. Lake Tahoe MedWAR played out on Tahoe terrain, the first event of its kind to take place in the area.“We had high expectations, and it was everything we imagined — and even better,” said
Published: September 23, 2016
The Second Amendment gives citizens “the right to keep and bear arms.”May that right be taken away because a person with a chronic or debilitating medical condition holds a state Medical Marijuana Registry Card? That, my friends, is the question of the day.I’ll Take That Pistol PleaseS. Rowan Wilson acquired a Nevada Medical Marijuana Registry Card on May 12, 2011.
Published: September 23, 2016
I’m writing this letter in support of Annie Davidson’s candidacy for LTUSD school board.First and foremost, Annie cares deeply about children. Annie’s 20-year career in education began with teaching elementary school in a high-poverty, impacted school in Burlington, Vermont, where all students received free or reduced lunch, and many students were in special education or were second-language learners.Along the way,
Published: September 23, 2016
DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS STARTING AT KAHLE COMMUNITY CENTEREnroll in Guy Yeaman’s Dog Obedience Class; he uses a light-handed approach to help your dog obey commands. This six-week course is held at Kahle Community Center on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. The next session begins Sept. 29 and runs through Nov. 3. The fee is $80. Dogs must be at least 4
Published: September 23, 2016
Have you ever thought to leave life as you know it behind and embark on a 15-month journey with nothing but a motorcycle and your family? Some may have dreamed it, but the Borden family made it a reality.Known as the Adventure Trio, Terry, Sandy and their teenage son Jack left their home in McCloud, California, in September 2014 and
Published: September 23, 2016
Kansas-based Global Connections Inc. (GCI), a pioneer in the travel club industry, has announced that the members of Global Discovery Vacations have selected Lake Tahoe as their favorite destination. What is even more surprising is the method they used to establish the winner.“We took 16 popular destinations from across the country. Each day members voted for their favorite. Places such
Published: September 23, 2016
Richard R McDonald passed away June 21, 2016, peacefully, at his home in Zephyr Heights. He was born in New York December 12, 1937, to parents Charlotte and Roland McDonald. Richard served four years in the US Air Force. He lived in Santa Monica for several years, before moving to Lake Tahoe in the early seventies. He always considered Tahoe
Published: September 22, 2016
SOUTH TAHOE VOLLEYBALL WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT, HANDS DAYTON FIRST LEAGUE LOSSDAYTON, Nev. — The South Tahoe volleyball team produced a fifth straight road victory Wednesday, Sept. 21. The Vikings beat Dayton in four sets 25-17, 25-21, 15-25, 25-18, handing the Dust Devils their first loss in 3A Northern League play.South Tahoe (11-3, 4-1 3A Northern) extended its current winning streak
Published: September 22, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The first meeting between South Tahoe and Truckee girls soccer teams didn’t result in a win for the Vikings. But in defeat against its rival, South Tahoe delivered its best performance of the season.The Vikings lost 2-1 to the Wolverines on the road in a 3A Northern League showdown Wednesday, Sept. 21. South Tahoe gave up goals
Published: September 22, 2016
Affordable housing and the Loop Road Project have been widely discussed by the South Lake Tahoe city council candidates — and the Tahoe Chamber’s Council Candidate Forum on Sept. 20 was no exception. Though these two topics are undoubtedly the hot button issues of the local election, other important topics, like transit and economic diversity, were discussed by the eight
Published: September 22, 2016
South Lake Tahoe City Council unanimously approved an $83.3 million expense budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year on Sept. 20. City manager Nancy Kerry used the budget presentation to council as an opportunity to reflect on how South Lake Tahoe operated in 2010-12 during the global recession, and how the city is faring now.“It’s ‘A Tale of Two Cities,’” said
Published: September 22, 2016
CARNELIAN BAY, Calif. — North Tahoe Arts has been a creative force and an educational resource for the visual arts in the North Tahoe area since 1990.As a nonprofit organization, NTA’s success depends on support from our local community.“The last couple of years have been particularly challenging,” says Kellie Cutler, NTA’s Executive Director. “Art needs to be available to everybody
Published: September 22, 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. Boulder Bash at Donner SummitPresented by Tahoe Sports Hub, the third annual Boulder Dash is an all-levels,
Published: September 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe boys soccer team suffered a lopsided defeat against its cross-lake rivals Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Vikings fell to Truckee 7-1 in a 3A Northern League match at South Tahoe Middle School.South Tahoe (1-5, 1-3 3A Northern) went behind by two goals six minutes into Tuesday’s match and never recovered. Senior Lex Merrifield scored
Published: September 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Cross country runners in all array of dress flocked to South Tahoe High on Tuesday, Sept. 20, for the 25th annual South Tahoe Retro Relays. The event featured a team relay and individual race that started and ended at Viking Stadium along with a costume contest won by Team USA — a patriotic group of runners
Published: September 22, 2016
British blues rocker Eric Burdon visits Stateline on Saturday, Sept. 24, headlining Harrah’s Lake Tahoe with The Animals at 7:30 p.m.“Eric Burdon, one of the most distinctive and soulful voices in rock and roll, is an accomplished painter, author, recording artist and a traveling bluesman for over 50 years. His musical journey began in the coal-mining town of Newcastle, England,
Published: September 21, 2016
Change is afoot — gone are the warm summer days spent on Lake Tahoe’s beautiful waters, and the ski and board season has yet to arrive. At a loss for ways to spend fall in the Basin? Don’t fret. Whatever your fancy, fall’s offerings make the season one of Tahoe’s best.oktoberfestThe word is essentially synonymous with the start of fall,
Published: September 22, 2016
Grab your bikes and your friends — the final installment of the 2016 Tahoe Games Bike Night Series hits the track on Friday, Sept. 30. Come out to Lake Tahoe Golf Course for a night of family-friendly racing, followed by an after party and end-of-season sale.While the heats begin at 8 p.m., be sure to show up early for registration,
Published: September 21, 2016
September brings with it the transition from Summertime Blues to Autumn Blues. On Tuesday nights, Harrah’s Casino Center Stage hosts Blues Nights, which the venue has done for the past three years.“What started out as a planned ‘limited engagement’ has turned into three years of bringing great blues performances to the South Shore,” states Tahoe South’s webpage for the event.“Tuesday
Published: September 22, 2016
In the third installment of her whimsical life, Bridget, now 43, finds herself alone on her birthday because her old gang of friends have parental responsibilities. Bridget’s one unattached friend is Miranda (Sarah Solemani), a pretty, unencumbered 30-something who espouses no interest in men beyond their use for a good “shafting.”Bridget, previously played with spunk and wit, by Renee Zellweger,
Published: September 22, 2016
TAMMY PESCATELLII can’t believe it, but we’re getting Tammy Pescatelli up here. This will be her first time ever performing in our room and it’s long overdue. She will perform with Rawle D. Lewis this week at the Improv.Most probably know Tammy from “Last Comic Standing” in the second season, when she was one of the Top 5 finalists. Her
Published: September 22, 2016
Country superstars Florida Georgia Line make a stop in Reno, Nevada, this week as part of their Dig Your Roots tour, which began earlier this year. On Thursday, Sept. 29, the duo headlines Reno Events Center at 7 p.m.“With their innovative fusion of country, rock, hip-hop and pop, Florida Georgia Line have already proven themselves as a once-in-a-generation force of
Published: September 22, 2016
TAHOMA, Calif. — Nearly 300 runners hit the trail with Emerald Bay as the backdrop Sunday, Sept. 18. The Emerald Bay Trail Run returned to the South Shore, and the latest edition was won in under an hour by Dan Wallis.Wallis finished first of 272 participants with a time of 55:13.61 Sunday on the seven-mile course that started at Eagle
Published: September 21, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In early 2016, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe sent an email to its season pass holders announcing that Fritz Buser, majority owner since 1971, was looking to sell the ski resort.Since, there has been a lot of speculation on prospective buyers and what the future holds for the resort located between Incline Village and RenoIn early August 2016,
Published: September 21, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people on Lake Tahoe at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon after their boat began taking on water.A distress call was received shortly after 3 p.m. that the 25-foot vessel “JUST ENOUGH” was taking on water near the California/Nevada border of the South Shore, according to a statement from the
Published: September 21, 2016
There’s always something going on at Crystal Bay Casino. This week’s lineup includes performances by Guitar Army and Rabbit Wilde. The fun kicks off Friday, Sept. 23, at 9 p.m. with Guitar Army’s battle of the strings.“Guitar Army is comprised of three world-class musicians: Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell, and Joe Robinson. The triple-threat artists — guitarists, singers and songwriters
Published: September 21, 2016
South Shore’s annual Firefest is back on Saturday, Sept. 24. Come out to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a day focused on life and fire safety for children and families.“Sit in a fire truck, escape from the Smoke House, wear firefighting equipment, squirt fire hoses, play in a bounce house, meet Smokey
Published: September 21, 2016
Break out your lederhosen and grab your stein — one of the Basin’s first Oktoberfest events of the season is here! On Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 2 p.m., join Squaw Valley in its annual celebration of the German festival.“This annual event will transform the Village Squaw Valley into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian
Published: September 21, 2016
For the first time since 2008, El Dorado County’s Public Housing Authority will open its Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. The program, funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides rental assistance to income qualified individuals and families. The tenant pays approximately 30 percent of their income in rent to the landlord, and the Housing Authority
Published: September 21, 2016
In the fall of 2014, a small, mixed group of women met in a living room in the South Shore Lake Tahoe area. They were introduced to the concept of “collective giving” from Bill Roby, executive director of the El Dorado Community Foundation, and Kathy Haven, a Tahoe resident and known “mover and shaker.” They thought it might work. And
Published: September 21, 2016
BIRTHSKelsey Lynn Bellavin was born Sept. 15 to Nicholas Bellavin & Lindsay Marino Fewlass of South Lake Tahoe. Brooklyn Kay Denbae was born Sept. 14 to Corey & Amanda Denbae of South Lake Tahoe.Loren Larry Henson was born Sept. 17 to Jacob Henson & Cassie E Moore of South Lake Tahoe. April Guadalupe Gonzalez Barbosa was born Sept. 18 to
Published: September 21, 2016
South Lake Tahoe’s only homeless shelter, the Warm Room, is still searching for a location for this winter.The shelter, previously located at 981 Silver Dollar Ave., opened for the first time last winter from Dec. 18 to April 1. It was open 102 nights, served 107 different guests, and averaged 18 guests per night. “We continue to look for a
Published: September 21, 2016
My neighbor reported me because my dog barks and he said it is disturbing him. I am frustrated because, yes, my dog barks, but all dogs bark. And he didn’t bother coming to me first! Any suggestions?Thanks,Barking Dog & Nagging NeighborBarking Dog,I understand your frustration. Here are some tips that hopefully will help resolve your nagging neighbor situation. The normal
Published: September 21, 2016
It’s no secret Lake Tahoe is a scenic place — now, a South Shore campus has been recognized for its beauty. On Sept. 13, Aceable, an online driver’s education company, released an article that named South Tahoe High School as the No. 7 most beautiful high school campus in California.“Renovated in 2013, South Tahoe High School is an open-air campus
Published: September 21, 2016
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. — In the midst of a lengthy stretch of road matches, the South Tahoe volleyball team hasn’t had trouble making itself at home in enemy territory. The Vikings rallied past Lowry in four sets 21-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-21 Friday, Sept. 16, to remain undefeated on the road this season.South Tahoe (10-3, 3-1 3A Northern) bounced back after losing
Published: September 20, 2016
The California Tahoe Conservancy Board approved funds for four projects related to reducing fire risk and improving water quality in the Lake Tahoe Basin at its recent board meeting. “The projects approved today will provide benefits in some of the most urbanized and populated areas of the Lake Tahoe Basin,” said Larry Sevison, the Conservancy’s Chairman of the Board, on
Published: September 20, 2016
Over the past couple of weeks Tahoe Daily Tribune has been sharing Q-and-A’s from the 10 candidates vying for two available seats on the South Lake Tahoe city council. These are the final two candidates, and now we will begin diving into pertinent issues in November’s local election.DANNY MCLAUGHLINWhat qualifications do you have to be a South Lake Tahoe city
Published: September 20, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — On the first play of the fourth quarter Friday, Sept. 16, the South Tahoe football team took a commanding 32-point lead over Fallon. For the next 12 minutes, the Vikings had to hold on as the Greenwave mounted a furious comeback.In the end, South Tahoe delivered a 38-30 victory over defending state champion Fallon in a
Published: September 20, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — On Homecoming, the Whittell football team met another opponent that couldn’t handle its speed. The Warriors rolled to a 76-8 victory over Coleville on Friday, Sept. 16, continuing an unbeaten start to the season by winning their league opener.Whittell (3-0, 1-0 1A West) opened up a 30-0 lead after the first quarter, and had a commanding 44-point
Published: September 20, 2016
Smoke from the Owens River Fire, burning near Clark Canyon east of Highway 395, is blowing into the Lake Tahoe Basin.As of Sept. 20, the fire has burned 6,050 acres and is 20 percent contained. It started on Sept. 17. “Crews are focusing their efforts along the Owens River Road to protect nearby private developments and ranches,” according to the
Published: September 20, 2016
The Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra brings its 14th Annual SeptOberfest to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa’s convention center on Thursday, Sept. 22., celebrating all things Bavarian. Enjoy German food, beer and maidens while participating in a variety of activities. Tickets cost $45, and include access to an all-you-can-eat German buffet, beer garden, wine tasting, music and dancing, in addition
Published: September 20, 2016
LAKE TAHOE CC WOMEN’S SOCCER BEATS SEQUOIAS 4-0, ENDS THREE-GAME SLIDEVISALIA, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team delivered a much-needed win on the road Saturday, Sept. 17. The Coyotes beat College of the Sequoias 4-0 in a non-conference match, ending a three-game losing streak in decisive fashion.Lake Tahoe (2-3-2) scored three goals in the first 30
Published: September 20, 2016
Barton Memorial Hospital and staff, I am writing to the Tahoe Daily Tribune today to thank all the nurses, technicians, CNAs, medical assistants on the second floor (med. surg.). Special thanks to my surgeon, Dr. Evans, and my general practitioner, Dr. Steven Brooks, and staff.I was in the hospital 12 days shy of six months. I had five surgeries, and
Published: September 19, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Summer is winding down, which means fall is not far behind. During the early fall months, Nature begins to prepare for the upcoming winter. Deciduous trees grow new leaves in the spring. The green leaves rich in chlorophyll work during the summer converting sunlight into energy in a process called photosynthesis. The tree takes up water through its
Published: September 19, 2016
On Sept. 24, 1866, at 2 p.m., the Grand Lodge of Nevada, Free and Accepted Masons dedicated the laying of the cornerstone of the original U.S. Mint in Carson City. Exactly 150 years later to the day and time, the Grand Lodge of Nevada, Free and Accepted Masons will rededicate that cornerstone at what’s now the Nevada State Museum at
Published: September 19, 2016
RENO, Nev. — Understanding Nevada’s economic connections can open regional business doors.Robert Lang, executive director of The Lincy Institute, and director of Brookings Mountain West at the University of Las Vegas, will speak on “Megapolitan America” during the 2nd Annual Nevada Economic Development Conference — Building A Stronger Nevada, during a keynote session Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m.“Nevada’s population
Published: September 19, 2016
Formerly known for its Tahoe-rustic feel, Stateline’s Fox & Hound Grill and Bar recently underwent a month-long remodel — its first in over five years.“The goal was pretty much to freshen it up and then with the extra space — we didn’t gain a whole lot, maybe 125 square feet — we put in a horseshoe bar and picture windows,”
Published: September 16, 2016
It’s not a new story, but it’s an important one. Workforce housing, affordable housing, low-income housing — these are terms that we are hearing more frequently as the discussion about keeping Lake Tahoe employees housed in the community in which they work heats up.Ask any Lake Tahoe local about the issue with housing, and they can likely spout off a
Published: September 16, 2016
You’ve heard about Sample the Sierra and the Pop-Up Dinner, but the culinary excitement doesn’t stop with these two events. Join Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Tahoe Chamber and El Dorado County in South Shore’s 4th annual Restaurant Week, which begins Friday, Sept. 16, and continues through Friday, Sept. 23.During the course of seven days, the three organizations continue the celebration
Published: September 15, 2016
South Lake Tahoe Police detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with January’s Beverly Lodge robbery and murder.The morning of Sept. 15, 25-year-old Andrew Adams of Suisun City, California, was arrested with the help of the Fairfield Police Department. He was booked into the custody of Solano County Jail and will be transferred to El Dorado County.On Jan. 30, 40-year-old
Published: September 15, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — It’s fair to say that if you wanted to argue with Tanya Canino about the correct way to do something — whether it be a project around the house or the accuracy of a headline about Lake Tahoe news — the odds of you winning were not very good.“Anybody who knew her probably recognizes right away her
Published: September 19, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — “I can’t talk right now,” says Tim Hmay, overcome by a smack of peppery zest as he gnaws on a freshly plucked leaf of arugula.A few chews later, the Executive Chef at the Resort at Squaw Creek can only muster one word after the flavor fades: “Fantastic.”He’s not kidding.I’m getting a tour of the Resort at
Published: September 19, 2016
“Can I suggest a glass of our Austrian Grüner Veltliner with that?” said the well dressed, friendly and very confident young woman as she handed me a wine list, “It is crisp, clean, and has just just enough acidity to rock that lobster salad.”I had been thinking about maybe a buttery glass of California chardonnay or perhaps a savory Sancerre
Published: September 19, 2016
With the cool fall weather approaching, it’s important to think about a very important vitamin we can absorb from the sun: vitamin D. According to city data, South Lake Tahoe boasts an average of 249 days of sunshine per year so we should all be quite abundant in our vitamin D stores. However, many of us spend hours indoors and
Published: September 18, 2016
The South Shore will have strong representation in the cage when the World Fighting Championships come to Stateline on Saturday, Sept. 24. Five local products from Escobar Training Grounds will compete in WFC 60 at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa Theater — including two fighting for championship belts.“We want to put on a good show for the home crowd,” said
Published: September 17, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Plague warning signs remain up at Fallen Leaf Campground after flea samples tested positive for plague in May and June. The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, under direction by California Department of Public Health, temporarily closed Fallen Leaf Campground in June to conduct pesticide treatments meant to limit plague risk in the area.“Recommendations
Published: September 17, 2016
Over the coming weeks Tahoe Daily Tribune will share Q-and-A’s from the 10 candidates vying for two available seats on the South Lake Tahoe city council. We will introduce two candidates per edition, before diving into pertinent issues in November’s local election.JASON COLLIN What qualifications do you have to be a South Lake Tahoe city councilor? I am 43 years
Published: September 17, 2016
CORRECTIONIn the Sept. 16 article “Fundraising underway for SLT local in critical condition,” by Claire Cudahy, it was incorrectly stated that Teresa Anderson was released on bail after being arrested for allegedly hitting her husband Tim Anderson with a car. According to officials at the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Teresa was arrested and then subsequently released; the investigation is
Published: September 17, 2016
The Placer County Board of Supervisors recently voted 4-1 to approve the controversial Martis Valley West proposal.This is bad news for Lake Tahoe. By approving Martis Valley West, Placer County is consenting to threats to Tahoe for which no solution has been proposed. In their decision, the majority of supervisors ignored the environmental laws California has set up to protect
Published: September 17, 2016
Editor’s note: Attending Sample the Sierra? Watch the Sierra Chef Challenge, where three local chefs will face off in an Iron Chef-type showdown. Competitors include Cold Water Brewery and Grill’s Chef Justin Kaplan, Mirabelle Lake Tahoe’s Chef Kenneth Druly and Chef Jimi Nakamatsu, who recently completed a four-year stint as executive chef of Kalani’s Restaurant. Kaplan won the title in
Published: September 17, 2016
Editor’s note: Attending Sample the Sierra? Watch the Sierra Chef Challenge, where three local chefs will face off in an Iron Chef-type showdown. Competitors include Cold Water Brewery and Grill’s Chef Justin Kaplan, Mirabelle Lake Tahoe’s Chef Kenneth Druly and Chef Jimi Nakamatsu, who recently completed a four-year stint as executive chef of Kalani’s Restaurant. Kaplan won the title in
Published: September 17, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe football team took a commanding 32-point lead over Fallon on the first play of the fourth quarter Friday night, Sept. 16. For the next 12 minutes, the Vikings had to hold on as the Greenwave mounted a furious comeback.In the end, South Tahoe delivered a 38-30 victory over Fallon in a 3A Northern
Published: September 17, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe girls tennis team had to wait until the second round of 3A Northern League play to make its home debut. In their long-awaited home opener Thursday, Sept. 15, the Vikings fell to Truckee 13-5 at STHS Tennis Complex.South Tahoe (3-3 3A Northern) dropped five of six sets in the first round Thursday, with
Published: September 16, 2016
Hello fellow anglers; fall is only a few days away. Snow was falling at Kirkwood last week, and this is the time of year to bring extra gear while fishing — such as warm clothing.Temperatures in our surrounding areas can change rapidly. Last week we fished Weber Lake, located east of Yerington. When we left, it was 92 degrees and
Published: September 16, 2016
VIKINGS VOLLEYBALL RALLIES PAST INCLINE, WINS FOURTH STRAIGHTINCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The South Tahoe volleyball team rallied past Incline on the road for a non-league victory Wednesday, Sept. 14. The Vikings beat the Highlanders in four sets 19-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-13 to deliver their fourth straight win.According to head coach Kelly Racca, South Tahoe (9-3) used an “all-out defensive effort”
Published: September 16, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — “I can’t talk right now,” says Tim Hmay, overcome by a smack of peppery zest as he gnaws on a freshly plucked leaf of arugula.A few chews later, the Executive Chef at the Resort at Squaw Creek can only muster one word after the flavor fades: “Fantastic.”He’s not kidding.I’m getting a tour of the Resort at
Published: September 16, 2016
South Lake Tahoe’s 10 city council candidates will be under the microscope at the Tahoe Chamber’s upcoming public forum.The event, hosted in conjunction with the South Lake Tahoe Lodging Association and South Tahoe Association of Realtors, will be held at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.“It’s an opportunity to hear from the candidates, to
Published: September 16, 2016
Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue returned to Lake Tahoe for its 13th edition Sunday, Sept. 11. Bike the West’s sister event to America’s Most Beautiful Bike ride took cyclists on a 72-mile loop around the lake, starting and ending on the South Shore.
Published: September 16, 2016
Over the coming weeks Tahoe Daily Tribune will share Q-and-A’s from the 10 candidates vying for two available seats on the South Lake Tahoe city council. We will introduce two candidates per edition, before diving into pertinent issues in November’s local election.TREY RIDDLE What qualifications do you have to be a South Lake Tahoe city councilor?I’ve always naturally gravitated toward
Published: September 16, 2016
CORRECTION: Previously this article incorrectly stated that Teresa Anderson was released on bail after being arrested for allegedly hitting her husband Tim Anderson with a car. According to officials at the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Teresa was arrested and then subsequently released; the investigation is ongoing.Longtime South Lake Tahoe resident Tim Anderson remains in critical condition after an incident
Published: September 16, 2016
Sierra Nevada’s field-to-fork movement seems to be growing — and that’s OK with me. I love to sample locally sourced food items, plus craft brews and wines; it paints a picture of the region through taste (my favorite sense).Sample the Sierra returns to South Lake Tahoe for its seventh year this Saturday, Sept. 17, from noon to 5 p.m. Here
Published: September 16, 2016
Annette Fuchslin, 53, of South Lake Tahoe passed away on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016. Annette was a lifelong resident of South Lake Tahoe. She graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1980. She worked in the family businesses at the Lake Haven Motel and the Lakeside Marina at Stateline. She also worked many years at Heavenly Valley.Annette loved gardening, animals
Published: September 15, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — In back-to-back home matches, the Whittell girls soccer team gave the largest schools in its league a big-time beatdown. The Warriors decisively downed Dayton and Fernley on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 13-14, to establish themselves as early favorites for the league championship.“Coming into the games more aggressively and expecting not just the usual teams we play helped
Published: September 15, 2016
SOUTH TAHOE POP WARNER JV FOOTBALL WINS SEASON OPENERThe South Tahoe Pop Warner junior varsity football team delivered a victory in its season opener Saturday, Sept. 10. The Vikings beat the Silver Stage Nighthawks 38-6.In the win for South Tahoe (1-0), Giovanni Morales and Kai Collin ran for touchdowns and Brandon Ruiz scored on a punt return. Leif Ferrier scored
Published: September 15, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate approved the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015, which was included as part of a $10-billion water projects bill, on Thursday, Sept. 15.The legislation authorizes $415 million over 10 years for forest management, environmental and watershed restoration, storm water management and other environmental projects in Lake Tahoe. It has now moved on to the House
Published: September 15, 2016
Lake Tahoe had its first snowfall of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 13.Kirkwood Mountain Resort reported around 3 to 4 inches of wet snow early in the morning. The resort’s base is at 7,800 feet. Sierra-at-Tahoe, located at 8,800 feet, also reported snow. “Much cooler temperatures along with showers and isolated thunderstorms are in store for today,” the U.S. National
Published: September 13, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — The Whittell volleyball team swept Pyramid Lake 25-15, 25-18, 25-20 in 1A West League play at home Wednesday, Sept. 14. The Warriors improved to 2-7 overall with the victory.The Warriors return to action at home Friday, Sept. 16, against Coleville. First serve is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Published: September 15, 2016
Seven-time Grammy Award winner Al Jarreau headlines MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Saturday, Sept. 17. “Al has a golden musical touch. And, like Crosby defining the holidays with ‘White Christmas,’ Robeson transforming ‘Ballad For Americans,’ like Sinatra vividly bringing ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ to life, and Nat Cole finding the elusive message of ‘Nature Boy,’ Al doesn’t
Published: September 15, 2016
Fall and chili go hand-in-hand. The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex will host the fifth annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Four years ago, the Chili Cook-Off was added, and this year, tasting will occur from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of the event.For $3.50, festival-goers have the opportunity to
Published: September 15, 2016
Editor’s note: Everhart Cellars and Hart 2 Hart Vineyards, located in Pilot Hill, California, will participate in Sample the Sierra on Saturday. Lake Tahoe Action and Tahoe Daily Tribune recently checked in with Sherrie and Jim Everhart, owners, and winemaker Dominic Mantei to learn about their business. Check them out, among other vendors, this weekend. Learn more by visiting www.hart2hartvineyards.com.
Published: September 15, 2016
Join Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority in supporting the fourth annual Tahoe South Restaurant Week, which kicks off this Friday, Sept. 16, and concludes Friday, Sept. 23.“Whether a locally-sourced product or an item paired with a local brew, wine or spirit, this is the perfect opportunity to feature the very best food and beverages in the Tahoe region,” states a Tahoe
Published: September 14, 2016
Food — everyone loves it. But what people seem to love even more is locally sourced food. This Saturday, join in celebration of the growing South Shore culinary scene with the seventh annual Sample the Sierra event, held at Bijou Community Park from noon to 5 p.m.• • •The farm-to-fork festival promotes a regional diet by offering 20 booths, each
Published: September 14, 2016
As you nestle onto the ground, gazing at the vast star-lit sky, you pull off a bite of beef jerky and wash it down with a swig of water.You’ll sleep under the stars tonight, you think to yourself, embracing the crisp mountain air that’s as still as the pine trees towering above you.You could be at a campground, or even
Published: September 15, 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. Tahoe Sierra Century at Squaw ValleyTrek to Squaw Valley on Saturday for the 14th annual Tahoe Sierra
Published: September 15, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Summer is winding down, which means fall is not far behind. During the early fall months, Nature begins to prepare for the upcoming winter. Deciduous trees grow new leaves in the spring. The green leaves rich in chlorophyll work during the summer converting sunlight into energy in a process called photosynthesis. The tree takes up water through its
Published: September 15, 2016
Everyone’s life contains a few defining moments. For Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, a commercial airline pilot, one such moment occurred on a bitterly cold January afternoon in 2009. After a routine takeoff from New York City’s La Guardia Airport, his flight, US Airways 1549, was engulfed by a large flock of Canada geese. The birds thudded against the craft’s aluminum body,
Published: September 14, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe girls golf team took to its home links for a 3A Northern League tournament Monday, Sept. 12. The Vikings finished fifth out of eight teams at Lake Tahoe Golf Course, led by a 127 from freshman Jenna Shortridge.Shortridge and fellow freshman Sydney McLeod (130) delivered South Tahoe’s top scores Monday while playing in
Published: September 14, 2016
ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Labor Day weekend traditionally brings some of the top curlers to Northern California to compete at The Crush Bonspiel. The 2016 edition featured numerous Americans, Canadians and even some Olympians — along with teams from Lake Tahoe Epic Curling.The South Shore club had members on four teams at the bonspiel, and all delivered strong results. The tournament
Published: September 14, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Golfers drove, chipped and putted in support of the Coyotes on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The inaugural Coyote Classic fundraiser teed off at Lake Tahoe Golf Course, and featured 51 golfers and 10 sponsored holes.The Coyote Classic raised $5,000 that all went to Lake Tahoe Community College’s Coyote Club, which supports athletics at the school. The winning
Published: September 14, 2016
BIL DWYERThe last time I worked with comedian Bil Dwyer (yes, only one “l” in the first name) was in the last century. I was relatively new at it and (here comes the insecurity) hope he sees some improvement since then. From what I remember, Bil is a good guy. I mean, he’s from Chicago — so that’s a start.
Published: September 14, 2016

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