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Editor’s note: This story first appeared in 2015 summer edition of Tahoe Magazine, a product of the Sierra Sun, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Tahoe Daily Tribune and Lake Tahoe Action. The magazine is available now on newsstands throughout the greater Reno-Truckee-Tahoe region, so be sure to pick up a copy for your go-to guide to enjoying summer at America’s greatest
Published: July 31, 2015
The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department installed Automated External Defibrillators in all city-staffed buildings this week, including the airport, Parks and Recreation Swim Complex, motor pool, senior center, transit center, services center and police department.An AED is programmed to tell rescuers exactly what to do using voice and visual prompts. Rescuers attach adhesive electrode pads to a person’s chest. Through
Published: July 31, 2015
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care will hold its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday.This year’s open house will be a “virtual tour,” with each cage at the facility having a monitor outside so visitors can better see the wildlife inside. The center, which has operated for 38 years, only allows the general public onto the grounds
Published: July 31, 2015
El Dorado County Mental Health has just opened a new transitional housing unit in South Lake Tahoe to better meet local mental health needs, according to a press release from the county.The transitional housing site (also known as a T-house) provides a supportive living environment and services for mental health clients who need help transitioning to stable, independent living. “We
Published: July 31, 2015
The plaintiff in a 2013 lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service challenging a fuel reduction project at Upper Echo Lake has declared partial victory, although the case remains ongoing.Dennis Murphy, a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, said in a news release issued by his attorney that the Forest Service will abandoned its Upper Echo Lakes Hazardous Fuels Reduction
Published: July 31, 2015
Airport plays critical roleWith the appearance of the firefighting “SuperScooper” aircraft at Tahoe Airport, I hope residents can see the incredible advantage of having an all-weather landing field, existing and maintained right here in South Lake Tahoe. Someday, it just might be the difference between life and death for local residents threatened by fire, just a few miles (or city
Published: July 31, 2015
The Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association will host an expert panel and public workshop on Aug. 11 on their plan to fight aquatic invasive weeds. The workshop will be the best opportunity for interested community members to learn more about the problem and proposed solution.The Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association has developed an integrated weed management plan to address the
Published: July 31, 2015
The flexibility of working from home can play a major role in achieving work-life balance. It is common at Lake Tahoe to run into people who agree that setting one’s own hours, having no commute time and improving productivity are just a few of the ways working from home can positively benefit your life. To someone that is not in
Published: July 31, 2015
Inmates in South Lake Tahoe Jail’s culinary program capped another year of cuisine skills when they won 17 awards at the El Dorado County Fair this year, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.“They received 10 first place and seven second place ribbons,” the EDCSO said in the press release. “The inmates leave the ribbons at the jail to
Published: July 31, 2015
STATELINE — Northern Nevada’s largest bodybuilding contest will return to the South Shore next month. The fifth-annual Tahoe Show Bodybuilding Championship will be held at Montbleu Resort on Aug. 22.“We are pleased to present a platform for our contestants and sponsors to raise awareness for health, fitness and friendly competition,” said Christopher Minnes, bodybuilding champion and Tahoe Show producer.The NPC/IFBB-sanctioned
Published: July 31, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — As the Lake Tahoe Community College men’s soccer team prepares for its 2015 season, hopefuls from around the world are trying to crack the Coyotes’ roster. Six of those players shared a bond before coming across the pond — they’re brothers.“I’ve had twins on the girls side and brothers on the guys side, but to have
Published: July 31, 2015
Smokey Bear took time out of his busy schedule Friday morning to tour the Super Scooper, the new U.S. Forest Service firefighting aircraft stationed at Lake Tahoe Airport. The scooper has already proven valuable in local firefighting efforts, most notably the recent Kyburz Fire, where it unloaded 32,000 gallons of water on the fire over 20 drops.
Published: July 31, 2015
Mishap, mystery and a former pro football player, what more can a reader ask from Lake Tahoe author Todd Borg’s latest novel?Borg spoke about latest book, “Tahoe Blue Fire,” as well as his experience in writing his Tahoe mystery series overall Wednesday afternoon at the El Dorado Library South Lake Tahoe Branch.The 13th book to feature private detective Owen McKenna,
Published: August 1, 2015
Summer is in full swing at the South Shore, and with the season comes picnics, camping, hitting Lake Tahoe and a wide host of other activities.Add a whole lot of bear sightings to that list, according to BEAR League Executive Director Ann Bryant.Bryant said there’s been a lot of calls into the BEAR League’s hotline regarding sightings, break-ins and garbage
Published: July 30, 2015
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in 2015 summer edition of Tahoe Magazine, a product of the Sierra Sun, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Tahoe Daily Tribune and Lake Tahoe Action. The magazine is available now on newsstands throughout the greater Reno-Truckee-Tahoe region, so be sure to pick up a copy for your go-to guide to enjoying summer at America’s greatest
Published: July 29, 2015
Incline Village General Improvement District officials have been invited to participate in a Washoe County Commission meeting to address accusations of alleged misconduct lodged against the district.In a letter addressed to IVGID chairman Jim Smith, WCC chair Marsha Berkbigler addresses “specific issues and questions constituents have brought to (her) attention.”Those issues, according to Berkbigler, include:• IVGID-sponsored transportation services and IVGID’s
Published: August 3, 2015
California’s drought and general warming trend are creating an environment well suited for fires to encroach upon higher-elevation forest environments, historically seldom burned, a new study reports.The study, published by a UC Davis news service, asserts the changing ecosystem is putting the Sierra Nevada in particular danger, due in large part to climate change, forest-management practices and elements often associated
Published: August 3, 2015
On August 7-8, the annual 2015 Concours d’Elegance will be held at Obexer’s Boat Company on Lake Tahoe’s west shore.This internationally acclaimed wooden boat exhibit gathers together some of the world’s most beautiful watercraft in a celebration that reminds us of how maritime vessels have shaped the Tahoe Basin’s earliest history. For nearly a century, wood-powered steamships plied the waters
Published: August 3, 2015
Paul Bruso greeted customers coming into Ernie’s Coffee Shop and Cafe along with the rest of his wait staff Wednesday morning, a task he’s helped perform for the last 35 years.At times, one or two come in. They’re followed by 10 minutes of non-stop traffic.“It can be crazy, then slow, then crazy again,” Bruso, Ernie’s co-owner, said. “It’s been like
Published: July 31, 2015
World records were set when 38-year-old Grant Korgan paddled in a one-man outrigger canoe completely around the shoreline of Lake Tahoe through the night. The 14-hour, 15-minute journey began at 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Korgan arrived back where he started at Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay at 7:55 a.m. Thursday.He was greeted by a crowd of supporters cheering as he made it to shore.
Published: August 3, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A 23-year-old Northern California man died Thursday evening in a single-vehicle accident in Truckee, officials said.Brayton Walters, of Fair Oaks, Calif., was a passenger in a 1983 Toyota pickup driven by 21-year-old Jacob Young, of Citrus Heights, Calif.The two were traveling eastbound on Meadow Lake Road near the Ponderosa Palisades when Young for an unknown reason lost
Published: August 3, 2015
tom Cruise’s short stature and feminine facial features do not bring the word “athletic” to mind. Yet, in this latest “Mission: Impossible” film (tagged “Rogue Nation”), Cruise’s physicality is undeniable. Whether hanging from the fuselage of a plane in flight, engaging in a high-speed motorcycle chase or struggling to hold his breath while accomplishing an impossible underwater feat, the film’s
Published: August 3, 2015
A 34-year-old man was arrested in Incline Village Thursday after allegedly shooting a moving vehicle in Meyers.About 9:20 p.m. Thursday the driver of a grey Toyota Prius traveling eastbound near the intersection of State Route 89 and U.S. Highway 50 in Meyers reported the vehicle had been shot by a passing motorist in a gold and tan sedan, according to
Published: August 3, 2015
SPARKS, Nev. — Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno. Dressed in polo shirts, tie-dyes and button-downs, about 75 people with medical marijuana cards lined up outside Silver State Relief, between a
Published: August 4, 2015
Carson City investigators are examining evidence from a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place in Douglas County last week.“We’ve had officers there all day looking at it,” Sheriff Ken Furlong said on Monday.Douglas County released the names of the six deputies involved in the shooting of Gardnerville Ranchos resident Mark Perkins, 48, who was pronounced dead at the scene after
Published: August 4, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Every now and then, Brian Gregg embarks on a roughly 1,800-mile trip from his Minneapolis home to compete in a Lake Tahoe race. He doesn’t travel all that way to fare poorly.Gregg, who represented the U.S. Nordic Ski Team in the 2014 Winter Olympics, topped a field of more than 390 participants in the 35th annual
Published: August 4, 2015
RENO, Nev. — For a guy running a PGA tournament, Chris Hoff looked very relaxed and in good spirits.And with good reason.Hoff indicated that Barracuda being involved as the title sponsor was the big reason. The company, which became the title sponsor last year, is signed up through 2017.“We’re excited about the tournament,” said Barracuda CEO and president B.J. Jenkins.
Published: August 4, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — The stands at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club were full late into the day Sunday as the finalists in the Tahoe Tennis Classic battled it out, with the final two matches going to three sets. Regulars and newcomers will have their names etched into the history book of this 32-year-old doubles tournament now run by the nonprofit Zephyr
Published: August 4, 2015
Despite some objections from real estate interests and residents, the South Lake Tahoe City Council approved its updated regulations for new vacation home rentals Tuesday.The council amended the ordinance at its Tuesday meeting to address some concerns council members had received since the first reading in July.Amendments included setting Oct. 1 as the day the ordinance would go into effect,
Published: August 5, 2015
A federal grant and a little bit of cash from a local grant have gone a long way to securing much-needed gear for the Lake Valley Protection Fire District.According to Lt. Martin Goldberg, the district’s spokesman, a new water tender and air tanker will prove to be useful assets when fighting fires on two fronts.“The water tender is something that
Published: August 5, 2015
Bears, foxes and owls, oh my.That’s the sneak peak that visitors got Sunday during the annual Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care open house on Cherry Hills Circle.Hundreds turned out, with waiting lists for tour groups led by volunteers developing within the first hour of the event’s start.Most of the animals were screened from public sight but visible on high-definition screens outside
Published: August 5, 2015
After more than 50 years, piano legend Elton John is slowly wrapping up his career as a live artist, but not before he spends another night at Lake Tahoe.John performs Saturday at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. The show is part of a series of performances designed to say goodbye to fans and eventually allow John to spend
Published: August 6, 2015
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa will play host to more than 60 craft beers this weekend.The 2nd annual Tahoe Craft Beer Fest takes place from 2-7 p.m. Saturday at the MontBleu Outdoor Amphitheatre.Food trucks and backyard games will be part of the festivities, as will Reno’s Drinking with Clowns, which is scheduled to perform at the event.“Drinking with Clowns is
Published: August 6, 2015
Shuttles up some of South Shore’s most popular trails, a more than 30-mile ride, live music and some of the first Tahoe mountain bikes ever will be part of the 3rd annual Meyers Mountain Bike Festival this weekend.The festival starts Saturday with mountain bike demos and all-day shuttles up the popular Corral Trail and continues Sunday with a Triple Crown
Published: August 6, 2015
I drive past the soon-to-be-completed Bijou Bike Park everyday on my way to work and, man, is it looking glorious. Big lines, medium lines and small lines all linked with smooth transitions are taking shape out of the trees right in the middle of town. With South Shore in constant need of a gathering spot along it’s linear layout, I
Published: August 6, 2015
It’ll be rare having Bobby Collins up here at the Improv at Harveys this week because is usually only here during the winter. However, since our winter could have doubled as summer, Bobby probably won’t know the difference. We’re fortunate to have him, in part because Collins has a sizable following up here. It’s easy to see why. He has
Published: August 6, 2015
The 1920s roar back to life at the Tallac Historic Site this weekend when the annual Great Gatsby Living History Festival returns Saturday and Sunday. The event includes living history tours, vintage car shows, wandering musicians, jugglers, a raffle, face painting and special sales of period-appropriate items. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Costumes
Published: August 6, 2015
Former MTV VJ Simon Rex is set to bring is alter ego back to South Lake Tahoe this weekend. Rex, as Dirt Nasty, performs Saturday at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon in South Lake Tahoe.Prior to taking on his musical persona, Rex appeared in shows including “Felicity,” “Jack and Jill” and “What I Like About You,” while also making guest appearances on
Published: August 6, 2015
I love a good pairing. Beer and cheese, chocolate and wine… all cuisine has a promising array of coupling options, right? Of course it does. But have you ever considered what food to pair with an activity? Perhaps not. I headed into the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s premiere of the Broadway hit “The Fantasticks” with this conundrum: what to pair
Published: August 6, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — Ropers and Wranglers aren’t normal tennis attire, but players at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club don’t care. They are going country for a day for the club’s August doubles mixer.With the July mixer being rained out, the club is carrying over the Country Fried Hump Day theme to this month’s event, which will be held Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Published: August 6, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe football team is back on the gridiron. The Vikings kicked off camp Wednesday at Viking Stadium, holding their first official practice of the 2015 season.South Tahoe focused on offense during its first practice, and most of the two-hour session was devoted to the ground game. Practice started with individual drills and conditioning —
Published: August 6, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe Epic Curling, which had limited curling hours throughout the summer, returns to a full schedule beginning this week. The club curls Sunday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SLT Ice Arena in South Lake Tahoe.Open curling will be available for the next two Sundays, Aug. 9 and 16, for those with prior
Published: August 6, 2015
The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition will host a series of Wednesday night bike rides in South Lake Tahoe through Sept. 30. The rides will take place at 6 p.m. Riders of all levels and ages (under 18 with parent) and with all types of bikes are welcome. Helmets are required for all riders. The ride route will vary week to
Published: August 6, 2015
The summer squash plants in my garden are finally producing fruit and our local farmers markets are fully stocked with them. I love to use zucchini and squash in breakfast casseroles and salads, but most of all, I like to use it on pizza. You’ll really enjoy this pizza recipe. The combination of zucchini, ricotta and thyme is just scrumptious.
Published: August 6, 2015
The South Lake Tahoe City Council will reorganize the city’s public works department after receiving a detailed briefing on an upcoming consolidation this week.The department has several divisions and covers everything from the maintenance of buildings, roads and parks to fleet operations and snow removal, along with engineering services.“We believe it will be a positive change to be more effective
Published: August 6, 2015
A little more than a year has passed since Ryan Wallace received a new prosthetic leg with the help of the local community. And during that time, the local wrestling coach has taken big steps forward.“Physically, spiritually and with everything I’m doing great — I was reborn,” Wallace said. “It’s a whole new outlook.”Community members rallied around Wallace in early
Published: August 6, 2015
Recent incidences of tagging have caused some frustration at the South Shore, but law enforcement officials on both sides of the state line say the unsightly activity remains isolated.An incident near the Lam Watah Trail on Kahle Drive on July 26 left some historic land markers and bridge with marks. While the markings have been removed by local residents, Douglas
Published: August 6, 2015
Could and should are two very different words with two very different meanings. The difference between these two words can mean the difference between a regular recovery from injury or surgery and a recovery riddled with complications and setbacks. Having been through injuries myself, I know the feeling of wanting to get that green light to go out and resume
Published: August 7, 2015
Vacation Bible School-Everest 2015 will be offered at St. Theresa Church from Aug. 10-14. Classes start at 6 p.m. each day and end at 9 p.m.The school is open to children entering prekindergarten through 7th grade. There is also a need for volunteers from grades 7-12 to help with the program. The theme of the school is Everest. “Kids will
Published: August 7, 2015
The Tahoe Art League invites the public to view a free demonstration by Clark Mitchell on the use of soft (dry) pastels. The demonstration will take place as part of the League’s monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.Mitchell’s demonstration will be suited to newcomers to pastel art, as well as artists
Published: August 7, 2015
Lake Tahoe Dance Connection will bring professional dancers and choreographers to Lake Tahoe Community College for a weekend of dance, top instruction and fun Aug. 12-16. The second annual event will consist of a camp Aug. 12-14 and a dance intensive weekend Aug. 15-16. Registration is available for one class, one day or either event. Each day, dancers will be
Published: August 7, 2015
The Telly Awards has named SoSu TV of Reno bronze winners in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “The Line,” which appears locally on Mountain Resort Television, KAME, My 21TV Channel 7 or 21 in Reno-Tahoe. The award is SoSu TV’s seventh Telly Award.“The Line” is a collaborative effort between SoSu TV and its executive producer and
Published: August 7, 2015
South Lake Tahoe exceeded its water conservation target in July, surpassing the 20-percent benchmark set by California Gov. Jerry Brown in April.South Tahoe Public Utilities District General Manager Richard Solbrig said Wednesday that customers conserved 27.5 percent in July, compared to July 2013, despite the high influx of people during the first part of last month. The results follow 24-percent
Published: August 7, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Mount Rose Ski Tahoe is boosting minimum wage for all positions that were previously below to $11 per hour.Beginning Sept. 1, the ski resort between Incline Village and Reno will start paying the increased rate to employees in nearly all departments, including base operations, ski school, food and beverage, terrain parks, lift operations, rental and retail
Published: August 7, 2015
The increasing prevalence of dementia diagnoses such as Alzheimer’s disease is affecting more families in America. Family members must confront a wide range of issues, from determining when someone is no longer capable of driving to identifying suitable caregiving options to managing financial affairs.Financial matters can become particularly complex. In the ideal situation there would be time to prepare a
Published: August 7, 2015
The opinion piece about minimum wages in last Saturday’s Tribune illustrates why it is called an opinion piece and not a factual article. The author touted Seattle’s successful minimum wage hike, when, in the short time it has been in place, minimum wage and tip earners find that they are still minimum wage earners but no longer tip earners and,
Published: August 7, 2015
The City of South Lake Tahoe invites the community to participate in the City’s 50th Anniversary Parade on Saturday, Sept. 19. This will be a unique opportunity to showcase organizations, service groups, athletic teams, schools, etc. while joining with the entire community in celebrating 50 years of South Lake Tahoe history. The theme of the 2015 parade is “Past, Present
Published: August 7, 2015
SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has collected evidence that suggests a rare gray wolf has traveled into Siskiyou County.Based on information received earlier this year from Californians reporting they saw a large, dark-colored wolf, CDFW deployed a number of remote trail cameras within southeastern Siskiyou County, located northwest of the Truckee-Tahoe region on the
Published: August 7, 2015
Lake Tahoe draws visitors from around the world — and wimZr wants to keep them connected. The mobile app that launched last summer has taken big strides in its first year, and sees the South Shore and surrounding areas an ideal spot to continue developing.“We’re loving Lake Tahoe and so happy to be here,” said wimZr president and co-founder John
Published: August 7, 2015
South Lake Tahoe has always had a casual, laid-back atmosphere to it. This feeling extends to the food scene as well. Eating out is often a casual affair in South Lake Tahoe, whether it’s at a sit-down, high-end restaurant or a favorite burger spot. However, a lot of people want to skip the routine of sitting down and get straight
Published: August 8, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In a blink of an eye, I was dead, out for days.That’s how Nando Parrado described the moment when Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 — which was carrying him, his fellow rugby teammates, and his mother and sister — crashed in the remote Andes Mountains on Oct. 13, 1972.“Initially, we had hope of a rescue,” Parrado
Published: August 8, 2015
Slightly Stoopid may be 20 years and eight studio albums into its career with its newly released CD, “Meanwhile…Back at the Lab,” but the band doesn’t mind giving fans a reminder of how things started for the group all those years ago.Smack in the middle of “Meanwhile…Back at the Lab,” after seven songs that touch on the laid-back Southern California-styled
Published: August 9, 2015
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Months after a residential development was pulled from consideration, a multi-acre campground proposed on the same piece of basin property near Lake Tahoe’s North Shore is receiving mixed reaction.An application outlining up to 550 campsites and various amenities on a 104-acre parcel near Brockway Summit was submitted Friday to Placer County and the Tahoe Regional Planning
Published: August 9, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — It wasn’t too long ago when a pair of local teenagers were going about their normal lives in Incline Village when a persistent pain turned everything upside down.Soon, instead of attending school and hanging out with friends, the girls were focused on the loss of white blood cells and their long, dark hair.Incline High School student
Published: August 9, 2015
Sugar Pine Foundation Executive Director Maria Mircheva and two of her staff marched through the demonstration garden at Lake Tahoe Community College on Wednesday to check on some of the seedlings planted there in the past.First a few, then five and then 11 were identified. Most were only six inches tall, mere fractions of the giants they could become. All
Published: August 7, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Residents got their first look last week at the vision town planners have for a major renovation of a large portion of Donner Pass Road.The Envision DPR project proposes a number of improvements on Truckee’s busiest road between the McIver roundabout near Brickelltown and Cold Stream Road on the west end of town near Donner Memorial State
Published: August 9, 2015
South Lake Tahoe has always drawn residents and visitors because of the area’s lifestyle and atmosphere.But now it’s also becoming a locale for a new generation of business-minded people who see it as a viable place to live as they move away from the brick-and-mortar mindsets prevalent in the Baby Boomer generation. South Lake Tahoe’s business experts and leaders see
Published: August 7, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating another anti-Christian graffiti vandalism incident at a North Lake Tahoe church.St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church at 341 Village Blvd. in Incline Village was vandalized sometime between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, officials said Friday afternoon.“The suspect, or suspects, painted graffiti on the church building and a car that
Published: August 9, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. ­— Police have apprehended a man who evaded authorities for two days and is suspected of multiple felonies, including kidnapping and domestic abuse.The Truckee Police Department arrested Corbin Lee Nunnally, 30, on Saturday, after pulling him from a Greyhound bus that was heading for Sacramento. Reno Police Department officials informed TPD investigators that Nunnally had boarded the bus;
Published: August 9, 2015
Joel Edgerton, actor, writer and now director of “The Gift,” approaches the thriller genre from a Hitchcockian perspective — blurring the line between victim and villain.When we meet Robyn and Simon (Rebecca Hall and Jason Bateman), they are recently relocated from Chicago to Los Angles for Simon’s new job — a good job judging by the Hollywood Hills home they’ve
Published: August 10, 2015
Realignment is an ongoing topic, as the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association released its survey results last week from member schools.The questionnaire concerns the next realignment cycle, which starts in fall 2016 and runs through spring 2020.As for the recommendations, which were passed by the NIAA’s Board of Control in June, in Division I-A, the Northern League will remain with its
Published: August 11, 2015
RENO, Nev. — J.J. Henry had to work a little extra Sunday afternoon to become the second two-time champ in Barracuda Championship history, but he didn’t mind a bit.Henry, who won the tournament in 2012, drained a 15-foot eagle putt from the fringe on the second hole of the sudden-death playoff to overcome a record-setting day by Kyle Reifers, who
Published: August 11, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — The latest Douglas County Parks and Recreation flag football league championship belongs to the Lakeshow. Harrah’s Lakeshow downed the Violators 13-6 in the championship game last Wednesday at Zephyr Cove Park to win the title.Harrah’s Lakeshow advanced to the championship game with a narrow 21-18 win over The Fish in the semifinals. The Violators beat the Ninja
Published: August 11, 2015
Overnight, single-lane closures will continue on U.S. Route 395 between the U.S. Highway 50 junction in south Carson City and Mono Avenue in Gardnerville through Thursday, Aug. 14 and on Monday, Aug. 17, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.The closures are taking place as NDOT reseals the surface of Route 395. All work will take place between approximately 6
Published: August 11, 2015
Everyone is invited to a potluck at 5:25 p.m. Friday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. Meatloaf will be prepared by Carol Olivas, and South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Kevin Whalen will discuss common fraud and theft schemes that target seniors. The program will be from 6:30-7 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own plates, utensils and either
Published: August 11, 2015
A recent ruling has removed a roadblock for South Lake Tahoe to have numerous vehicles removed from Runnels Automotive at the “Y.”On Thursday, El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel Proud ruled in favor of the city in a long-running dispute surrounding the storage of vehicles at the shop. Proud ordered shop owner John Runnels to remove more than a
Published: August 11, 2015
The El Dorado County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsmen. Ombudsmen are advocates who visit residents of long-term care facilities to ensure quality of life and quality care for the residents. “There are approximately 40 long-term care facilities in El Dorado County,” said Deborah Johnston, program supervisor of the El
Published: August 11, 2015
A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday night for a U.S. Forest Service firefighter killed Saturday while battling a wildfire just inside the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit boundary south of Echo Summit.Michael Hallenbeck, 21, died Saturday evening after being struck by a tree around 5:30 p.m. during the initial attack on the Sierra fire, according to information from the
Published: August 11, 2015
Under a proposed agreement with Lake Tahoe Unified School District, students at George Whittell High School may have the opportunity to take classes at South Tahoe High School.The agreement, still in its early stages, would allow Whittell students access to electives not offered at the Douglas County school during the 2016-2017 school year, according to LTUSD Superintendent Jim Tarwater.“It would
Published: August 11, 2015
DavalosSavannah Davalos Lizaola, a girl, born Aug. 9 to Salvador Davalos and Edith Lizaolo of South Lake TahoeMusanteLiam Robert Musante, a boy, born Aug. 10 to Bryce Musante and Shelby Freeman of South Lake TahoeShiversDuke Torres Shivers, a boy, born Aug. 5 to Timothy Shivers and Princess Torres of South Lake TahoeStiltnerShane Preston Stiltner, a boy, born Aug. 6, to
Published: August 11, 2015
After a recent situation where the Lake Tahoe Humane Society had to go to great lengths to get a missing dog back from people who found her I thought it important to cover this subject: Exactly what do you do when you find a dog or cat?What happened was a dog had gotten lost up here at South Lake Tahoe.
Published: August 11, 2015
October 9 , 1912 - July 5, 2015Beth L. Moreau was born in Ft. Collins, CO where she met & married West Moreau. They were married for 73 years and raised two sons, Joe & Roger. In 1945, they spent their first summer in Zephyr Cove and purchased the log cabin, known as “Good Medicine”, which is now on the
Published: August 12, 2015
September 12, 1948 – June 29, 2015 “Gene, Gene, The Dancin’ Machine” passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in the home that he built on Jameson Beach. He was found with his best friend, his dog “Weezie” by his side. Gene was a 40 year resident of Tahoe and will forever be missed by all those that were lucky enough to
Published: August 12, 2015
The Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival will host an accomplished Sacramento chamber ensemble, Citywater, in the historic Valhalla Boathouse Theatre Wednesday. “Hailed by Edward Ortiz as ‘a top-flight interpreter of contemporary classical music,’ Citywater is Sacramento’s own modern chamber ensemble,” according to a press release from organizers. “Comprising flutist Cathie Apple, clarinetist Milun Doskovic, percussionist Ben Prima, pianist Jennifer
Published: August 12, 2015
Vince Morris is back at the Improv at Harveys this week for the first time this year, and I was going to say, “It’s about time,” but considering we’re booked almost all the way through the remainder of this year, he’s fortunate just to be back! I love Vince. He’s solid. With his smooth, charismatic style and confident delivery, Vince
Published: August 12, 2015
Paddling a kayak on Lake Tahoe is an amazing experience.Whether you are gazing down through clear, cool water at rocks that look close enough to touch — but actually lie 20 feet below — or marveling at the startling contrast of the lake’s deep blue against the bright green of the mountain sides, kayaking is a peaceful and beautiful way
Published: August 12, 2015
For anyone new to mountain biking, “clipless” pedals can be a daunting proposition. Forget the oxymoronic nature of their name — it’s not worth explaining. The style involves being attached to — or “clicking in” to — the pedals by means of a specialty shoe with a cleat. The benefit? Your foot is less likely to slide off your pedal
Published: August 12, 2015
Music from Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Strauss and Wagner will close the final weekend of Lake Tahoe SummerFest in Incline Village Friday through Sunday.The finale features acclaimed guest conductor Paul Watkins and New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal oboist Nathan Hughes.Friday and Sunday concerts include the 40-member orchestra, while Saturday performances feature an intimate “Meet the Music ­— Meet the Musicians”
Published: August 12, 2015
Craft beer will join cello-based tunes at a new event at 968 Park Hotel this weekend.The hotel will launch a new craft beer tasting event on Saturday at their outdoor pool facility, which includes a bar, stage and cabanas. Craft beer tasting will start at 5 p.m. and is followed by the return of San Francisco’s Dirty Cello at 7:30
Published: August 12, 2015
The winner of the 10th season of “American Idol” will bring his country hits to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this week.Scotty McCreery performs Saturday at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.“Scotty McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at the tender age of 17,” according to a press release from show organizers. “By the time he turned 21, this
Published: August 12, 2015
A performer from NBC’s “The Voice” is set to perform at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe this weekend.San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Roem Baur plays a free show in the casino’s Vinyl music venue on Saturday night.“A classically trained tenor with a four octave range and award-winning singer (MAMA and Elly Awards), Baur has begun to distinguish himself in the
Published: August 12, 2015
South Shore’s 10th Tee Summer Music Series is set to continue this weekend with a performance by the Bay Area’s Tracorum on Sunday.The group will bring a mix of influences to the outdoor stage at Lake Tahoe Golf Course.“Tracorum’s contagious musical journeying is a blend of southern swamp pop, soul, honky tonk, roots rock americana with a rhythmic diversity that
Published: August 12, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service is consulting with the Washoe Tribe after a report of vandalism at Cave Rock.The agency confirmed there was graffiti at the historic site, but wouldn’t comment further until they consulted with the tribe.Ryan Miller, a South Shore business owner and resident, said Monday that he saw graffiti scrawled across a rock face at the cultural site
Published: August 13, 2015
The California Highway Patrol, South Lake Tahoe Area, conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the “east area” of El Dorado County on Friday, Aug. 14, according to a press release issued this week.“The checkpoint will be setting up at approximately 8:00 p.m. and will be operational at 9:00 p.m. The checkpoint will conclude at approximately 2:00 a.m. The sobriety checkpoint will
Published: August 13, 2015
Rescue crews are searching for a man whose rented paddleboard, along with a GoPro camera, a selfie stick and a life jacket, was found adrift on Lake Tahoe Wednesday evening.According to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department, a boater found the board about a half-mile from Timber Cove Marina. The lake’s depth there is about 17 feet.“In the area where
Published: August 13, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — In the midst of two-a-day practices, the South Tahoe football team is continuing to make strides toward its 2015 campaign. The Vikings put on shoulder pads for the first time in camp Thursday, just more than two weeks out from their season opener.“It’s the first day of pads and everything is new,” Vikings head coach Louis
Published: August 13, 2015
Hello fellow anglers; the heat is on and the fishing is good. Last week, Renee and I went in another direction. We headed down to Walker, Calif. — and what a great little town. We stayed at the West Walker Motel, a quaint little place we have admired for many years. And to our advantage, it was located right across
Published: August 13, 2015
MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif. — Northern California wildlife officials are investigating a Thursday morning black bear attack that reportedly resulted in serious injuries to a 66-year-old man.The attack occurred in the town of Midpines, when the man stepped out of his house on Colorado Road in the dark at about 4 a.m. Thursday, according to a California Department of Fish and
Published: August 14, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Memorial services for U.S. Forest Service firefighter Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck will be held today, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. at Green Valley Mortuary in Rescue, Calif. Hallenbeck’s family, friends and crew mates will have top priority inside the chapel, according to SUFS. However, the service will be broadcast through speakers outside. A brief graveside ceremony
Published: August 14, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — As the world becomes more connected by the Internet and options for work expand, the choices of where people want to work also have changed. Places like South Lake Tahoe have become a more attractive place, whether out of desire to take advantage of the recreation opportunities or for a place to raise a family.It’s
Published: August 14, 2015

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