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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this snowy weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Dummy Downhill at Diamond PeakThe 16th annual Dummy Downhill returns to Diamond Peak Ski Resort on Saturday.
Published: March 31, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — A few years back, organizers of WinterWondergrass, a bluegrass and beer festival held in Vail, Colo., sought to stake its flag in another pocket of the West that, like Vail, richly celebrates the mountain lifestyle, environmental consciousness and community focus.Not to mention, one that appreciates good tunes and good brew.Quickly, the festival organizers landed on the
Published: March 31, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Lake Tahoe’s water levels are currently about 2 inches below the lake’s natural rim, but levels are expected to rise with spring snowmelt.“Current forecasts predict we’re going to get about a foot to a foot and a quarter above the natural rim — which would give us some output for a while, but evaporation will take
Published: March 31, 2016
RITCH SHYDNER This week’s headliner is pretty interesting. I’m talking about Ritch Shydner — and even before I met him I heard so many amazing stories about him. He will perform with Nika Williams this week at the Improv at Harveys on Tahoe’s South Shore.I’d seen Ritch’s work on television and in the documentary, “I Am Comic.” I also heard that
Published: March 30, 2016
Whether it’s local dentists or go-go dancers, the business community will be out in full force this week for the annual Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO. For local businesses — both new and established — it’s a chance to spread the word and showcase what they do. For guests, it’s a chance to see all that
Published: March 29, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — A few years back, organizers of WinterWondergrass, a bluegrass and beer festival held in Vail, Colorado, sought to stake its flag in another pocket of the West that, like Vail, richly celebrates the mountain lifestyle, environmental consciousness and community focus. Not to mention, one that appreciates good tunes and good brew.Quickly, the festival organizers landed on
Published: March 31, 2016
March Madness lived up to its billing with all those upsets, crazy finishes and memorable performances. Now that the calendar is turning to April, it’s time for the main event: North Carolina, Oklahoma, Villanova and Syracuse in the Final Four. Houston, here they come — and it figures to be quite a show. To get you ready, we’ve got a
Published: March 31, 2016
In a season filled with cold temperatures and inclement weather early on, the South Tahoe track and field team is starting to thaw out. The Vikings competed in their third meet of the campaign last Saturday, March 26, and delivered strong marks at the 44th annual Fallon Elks Invitational.“The kids are excited and it’s been a happy beginning of the
Published: March 31, 2016
An annual test of skier endurance returns to Heavenly Mountain Resort this Saturday.The Gunbarrel 25 takes place starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, and includes dozens of participants trying to make 25 laps on Heavenly’s the Face and Gunbarrel runs, an approximately 1,700-foot descent, in the least amount of time. The steep runs are a mogul-lover’s dream.“Returning April 2,
Published: March 31, 2016
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada casinos reported total win of $989.8 million in February, an 8 percent increase over the same month last year.That is an increase of $73.7 million. Gaming win has now increased in three of the last four months.North Shore casinos at Tahoe reported an increase of 17.7 percent to just over $2 million. The increase was
Published: March 31, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A recent sizable land donation is expected to help fulfill a long-desired connection that will extend public access of a popular North Lake Tahoe hiking and biking trail.In late December 2015, billionaire businessman David Duffield and his wife, Cheryl — owners of the former Ponderosa Ranch property in town — donated 18.6 acres of private land
Published: March 31, 2016
Eric Musselman expects nothing less than a Lawlor Events Center bursting at the seams on Friday night, April 1.“I would be shocked if we didn’t get a sell out,” said Musselman of the College Basketball Invitational championship game Friday night (6 p.m., ESPNU) between his Nevada Wolf Pack and Morehead State Eagles. “It’s what I think the level of play
Published: March 31, 2016
ELKO, Nev. — The South Tahoe junior varsity baseball team took two of three on the road last weekend, March 25-26, to win its second straight series to start Div. I-A Northern League play. The Vikings beat Elko 16-5 in the series finale Saturday after splitting the first two games of the set.South Tahoe (6-3, 4-1 I-A Northern) trailed 3-2
Published: March 31, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — While there may not be concrete numbers tracking usage, there’s little question that backcountry travel is on the rise in mountain ranges across the U.S. and Canada. Anecdotally, the evidence is clear. Rangers and backcountry users report trailhead parking lots that are more consistently full while ski and snowboard tracks are increasingly visible on slopes following
Published: March 31, 2016
Closing days at South Shore ski resorts are starting to appear on calendars, much to snow enthusiasts’ chagrin. But it appears that area resorts aren’t ready to let winter go quietly. This weekend features a bunch of on-hill events, and weather is expected to be in the mid-50s, so just about anything outside is going to be a good time.
Published: April 1, 2016
The U.S. Highway 50 project is the continued revitalization that South Lake Tahoe needs. While many argue that it will only benefit big development, that statement is simply not true — and you only have to look to the mix of local businesses that are prospering in the Heavenly Village for proof. From locally owned retail stores like Sealed with
Published: April 1, 2016
Zephyr Cove Tennis Club Foundation is extremely grateful for the generous grant from Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra.We will use this money to expand our junior tennis program, which starts in May and runs through August. It is open to all first- through eighth-graders. The Soroptimist award will allow us to offer scholarships to youths who otherwise would not have
Published: April 1, 2016
BECOME A CASA VOLUNTEERCASA is currently recruiting community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children in South Lake Tahoe’s local court system. CASA training is scheduled to begin May 3. CASAs are child advocates, tasked with getting to know a particular child and their specific needs. CASAs communicate those needs and the child’s voice to the court. This
Published: April 1, 2016
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen,” “Sucker Punch,” “Man of Steel”). The movie is like watching a stranger’s out of body experience — it may hold meaning for them, but leaves an outsider confused and struggling to connect the dots.Here those dots consist of a sanctimonious media (its
Published: April 1, 2016
Hello fellow anglers; as you know it is only 29 days until opening trout season in Alpine County. Many of you are starting to plan ahead for the weekend of April 30. I just wanted to give you some information on the campground situation. Carson River Resort is open all year, Crystal Springs and Markleeville campgrounds are scheduled to open
Published: April 1, 2016
Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing games in America, and it’s coming to the South Shore on Saturday, April 2. The South Lake Tahoe Recreation and Swim Complex will host a pickleball open house Saturday at 2 p.m.Cost to attend is $6 for adults and $5 for seniors, and includes access to the entire complex for the day along with
Published: April 1, 2016
The Whittell track and field team nearly lost its 2016 season due to the lack of a coach. Then a familiar face stepped in.Phil Bryant, who has coached the Warriors’ football team for the last two years and the boys basketball team for the past four seasons, is now head coach of the school’s track team. Whittell opened its campaign
Published: April 1, 2016
Possible changes to South Lake Tahoe’s vacation home rental rules and a discussion about whether new regulations are needed regarding massage businesses are set for Tuesday’s South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting.The city approved new regulations regarding vacation home rentals in July. City staff asked for several modifications to the new rules in February.Among the proposed updates to the regulations
Published: April 1, 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: April 1, 2016
This letter is to all the first responders of the accident of Jillian Pruitt in the early morning hours of March 26. I would like to thank the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, South Lake Tahoe Police Department and all others who responded to this crash. You treated me and my son
Published: April 1, 2016
1. Saudi Arabia land purchases in California are fueling the debate over U.S. water rights.According to the Associated Press, “ Saudi Arabia’s largest dairy company will soon be unable to farm alfalfa in its own parched country to feed its 170,000 cows. So it’s turning to an unlikely place to grow the water-chugging crop — the drought-stricken American Southwest.”2. A
Published: April 2, 2016
Employers routinely consider a number of factors in whether to hire an employee or an independent contractor as their business grows. It is important for businesses to be able to explain why the “independent contractor” the company just hired is actually an “employee” under the law or vice versa. SB 224, recently passed by the Nevada legislature and signed by
Published: April 2, 2016
No Renaissance Faire in 2016Rehabilitation work at Camp Richardson has led to the cancellation of the 2016 Valhalla Renaissance Faire, according to a post on the fair’s website.“The USFS is conducting extensive rehabilitation of the Eagle’s Nest and Badger’s Den areas of Camp Richardson. Unfortunately, the work will not be finalized in time Valhalla’s ‘16 dates,” according to the post.The
Published: April 2, 2016
PEAKSNorth Shore ski season extendedMt. Rose Ski Tahoe resort and Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows both recently announced extended ski seasons. Mt. Rose will continue operations through May 8 and Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows will remain open as long as conditions permit.Gaming win up around the lake Tahoe’s North Shore casinos reported a 17.7-percent increase to just over $2
Published: April 2, 2016
Who doesn’t love banana bread?It is dense, tasty and packed with all kinds of goodness that will help you power through the day. You can use this batter to make muffins or slice as bread — and it’s my favorite served with freshly ground peanut butter.WHEAT BRAN BANANA BREADMakes two 9-inch loafsIngredients 2 cups wheat flour1 cup rolled oats1 cup
Published: April 3, 2016
The links between your mind and body are abundant. One significant connection is how the mind can affect your physical state of health. There are many healthful benefits of positive thinking, imagery and meditation. More than 1,000 clinical trials indicate meditation can help treat anxiety, chronic pain, high blood pressure and insomnia. Studies also show meditation can improve attention and
Published: April 3, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Three black bears were hit and killed by vehicles in Nevada back in 2011, according to statistics provided by state wildlife officials.A year later, the number tripled to nine. Three years later, the tally swelled to 18. And in 2015, last year, there were 21 such bear deaths.The reason for the spike: the severe drought.“It’s an
Published: March 25, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A recent sizable land donation is expected to help fulfill a long-desired connection that will extend public access of a popular North Lake Tahoe hiking and biking trail.In late December 2015, billionaire businessman David Duffield and his wife, Cheryl — owners of the former Ponderosa Ranch property in town — donated 18.6 acres of private land
Published: April 4, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Why waste time on platforms and tactics that don’t work? Here are five quick social media pro tips for five social networks — so you can direct your efforts toward the things that work now.FacebookFacebook is a pay-to-play platform, no question about it. Incorporate custom audiences and video ads in your paid advertising strategy to achieve
Published: April 4, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Bids are being accepted for a vacant piece of commercial property located at the eastern gateway to Kings Beach.The property at 8793 North Lake Blvd. (Highway 28) — the northwest corner where 28 and Chipmunk Street intersect — is generally referred to as the former “Swiss Mart property.”It consists of two parcels, one of which has
Published: April 4, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Recent Sierra storms have given Tahoe-Truckee ski resorts reason to celebrate a Miracle March, and some are extending the spring skiing season for locals and visitors.And that means another two full months of skiing — into Memorial Day weekend — is on tap for visitors to Olympic Valley.On Thursday, Liesl Kenney, public relations manager for Squaw
Published: April 4, 2016
From 900s to full double cork 1080s, there was no shortage of big air at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort last weekend. The mountain hosted its 10th annual Buckle Up Big Air amateur slopestyle competition Saturday, March 26.“It was killer,” marketing and events manager Katie Hunter said. “It wasn’t about who was throwing down the biggest. It was who was having the most
Published: March 30, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The parking lot outside may still have some semblance of a construction site — a shipping container or two and a few carpenters milling about — but take a step into the lobby of the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Coachman Hotel and it is easy to see a piece of managing partner Justin Watzka, his father Peter
Published: April 2, 2016
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration with a region-wide investigation after counterfeit hydrocodone was linked to the death of an El Dorado Hills man.The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office advised the sheriff’s office that the recent death of George Berry, 18, is suspected of being related to a rash of deaths in the Sacramento
Published: March 31, 2016
El Niño wasn’t enough to break a string of Sierra Nevada winters seeing subpar snowfall.Although the northern Sierra received more snow than the southern half this winter, California water watchers have found the entirety of the mountain range’s snowpack contains only 87 percent of its average water content for March 30. “While for many parts of the state there will
Published: March 31, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s June 6, 1944, and U.S. Army soldier Joseph Petrucci is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with 30-some fellow comrades in a landing craft hurtling through the English Channel toward Omaha Beach.Bullets rattle the exterior of the boat. Farther ahead, men from accompanying crafts, their ramps down, spill out into the surf. Some are instantly shot and killed; others are
Published: April 4, 2016
As a toddler, Monte White’s favorite toy was a battery powered screwdriver that let him take apart and put together all his other toys. His parents nurtured his curiosity about how things worked. Ansel White, a mechanic for the Tahoe Transit District and fabricator of custom car parts, encouraged Monte to build simple machines, first with Lego and later with
Published: April 4, 2016
Since 1989, Bread & Broth has been providing Monday evening meals at St. Theresa Church Grace Hall for the members of our community who struggle with hunger. As a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, B&B is totally dependent on the generosity of our incredible donors who give both their monetary support and their time, which is a valuable as donating money. Over
Published: April 4, 2016
The amount of land in Carson Valley preserved through conservation easements could jump by a fifth under a proposal to protect 2,867 acres of Park Ranch Holdings surrounding the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.Letters of support are being sought from the towns of Gardnerville, Minden and Genoa. Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to discuss a support letter on Thursday.The land
Published: April 4, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Recent Sierra storms have given Tahoe-Truckee ski resorts reason to celebrate a Miracle March, and some are extending the spring skiing season for locals and visitors.And that means another two full months of skiing — into Memorial Day weekend — is on tap for visitors to Olympic Valley.On Thursday, Liesl Kenney, public relations manager for Squaw
Published: April 4, 2016
RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team can finally call itself a national champion.The Wolf Pack outlasted the Morehead State Eagles 85-82 in overtime Friday night, April 1, to win the College Basketball Invitational in front of a lively crowd of 9,043 at Lawlor Events Center. The Pack, which earned all five of its CBI victories at
Published: April 4, 2016
LOS ANGELES — California and New York acted Monday to gradually push their statewide minimum wages to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation — as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders again seized on wage disparity and the plight of the working poor as a defining issue in the presidential race.Clinton joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as
Published: April 4, 2016
DETROIT — Worldwide orders for the new lower-priced Tesla electric car hit 276,000 over the weekend, surprising even the company’s CEO who says it may force Tesla to open another factory.CEO Elon Musk posted the number Sunday on his Twitter feed and said if the trend continues, orders could hit 500,000 and would require another factory in Europe to meet
Published: April 4, 2016
On Saturday, April 2, the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra received over 350 pieces of luggage, duffle bags, backpacks, and sleeping bags for children and youth in transition. These youngsters include foster children and transitional-aged youth who may be homeless or “couch surfers.” No longer do they need to carry their limited belongings in garbage bags as they move from
Published: April 5, 2016
The South Tahoe baseball team tasted success for the first time last weekend, April 1-2 — and did so in decisive fashion. The Vikings swept Sparks in a three-game Div. I-A Northern League series at Todd Fields Park, wins that snapped a double-digit losing streak to start the season.“It was nice to get our first win,” Vikings coach Starbuck Teevan
Published: April 5, 2016
The Sports Medicine program at South Tahoe High is one of the most unique in the country. On the field, in the training room and in the classroom, that fact is continuously on display.Last month, the program showcased its skills in the Bay Area. Forty-four sports medicine students attended the Northern California High Schools Sports Medicine Seminar at Oracle Arena
Published: April 5, 2016
South Lake Tahoe police and city attorney Tom Watson will craft new regulations surrounding massage businesses in South Lake Tahoe in coming weeks. The South Lake Tahoe City Council directed Police Chief Brian Uhler and Watson to draft a new ordinance after hearing a presentation by detective Jeff Roberson and receiving public comment from several people in the massage industry
Published: April 5, 2016
NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — Nevada County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Monday morning off Interstate 80 near Truckee.Fire and medical personnel responded to a call at about 6:20 a.m. of a body in the road under the interstate overpass at Farad, said Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Pettitt.They found a black adult female dead
Published: April 5, 2016
RENO, Nev. — The Reno Aces, in conjunction with the Arizona Diamondbacks, have announced their 2016 preliminary roster. The Aces will carry 25 active players and two players on the disabled list when they open the season against the El Paso Chihuahuas on Thursday, April 7 at 6:35 p.m. at Greater Nevada Field.Coming off a third-place Pacific Northern Division finish
Published: April 5, 2016
Kahle Basketball ResultsTUESDAY OPEN LEAGUEMarch 29 resultsBCBC 46, Good D 42BCBC: N/A, Dillon Sabia (G) 17KD Builders 69, Greater Sierra Insurance 56Arnel Sitchon (K) 22, Jazen Wakeman (G) 24Feldman Law 90, Steamers 46Feldman Law: N/A, Mason Prowse (S) 22Mott Canyon def. Hoch Family CreameryStandings: KD Builders 1-0, Feldman Law 1-0, BCBC 1-0, Mott Canyon 1-0, Greater Sierra Insurance 0-1, Steamers
Published: April 5, 2016
The South Tahoe varsity cheer team won the NIAA Div. I-A State Academic Team Championship for the winter 2015-16 season, finishing with a 3.46 grade point average. The NIAA considers the state academic championship award to equal to the athletic championship award.
Published: April 5, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe softball team dropped its opener against Sparks last weekend, but that didn’t keep the team from winning its second straight Div. I-A Northern League series. The Vikings swept the Railroaders in a doubleheader Saturday, April 2, rallying to capture the three-game set.In Saturday’s twinbill, South Tahoe (4-5 I-A Northern) started fast to even
Published: April 5, 2016
RENO, Nev. — Conservationists are suing the Bureau of Land Management to block the construction of fences in northern Nevada they say are intended to appease livestock ranchers at the risk of harming sage grouse and the drought-stricken federal rangeland. The Western Watersheds Project filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Reno last week on the heels of a
Published: April 6, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The land around one of the northern Sierra Nevada’s most popular trailheads has been taken off the market and sold to the Tahoe National Forest.The Trust for Public Land and Truckee Donner Land Trust, working as part of the Northern Sierra Partnership, announced the deal last week.For more than 15 years, the thousands of hikers who used
Published: April 6, 2016
Oover the past few weeks, about 800 Tahoe-area elementary school children participated in the Soulcycler Refugee Backpack Project. It was created by South Lake Tahoe humanitarian, photojournalist, cycler and adventurer Rick Gunn. He will be traveling to Syrian refugee camps in Greece with backpacks for children starting next week, and is raising money to help fund his trip.For Gunn, a
Published: April 6, 2016
BIRTHSLincoln Glen Crnich was born April 2 to Nathan and Heather Crnich of South Lake Tahoe.Adeline Grace Papandrea was born April 4 to Frank and Theresa Papandrea of South Lake Tahoe.Avery Rose Rodrigues was born April 4 to Cameron Rodrigues and Amber Nachreiner of South Lake Tahoe.MENTAL HEALTH FORUMMental health clinicians, medical providers, law enforcement, social service groups, school district
Published: April 6, 2016
Blues, rock and country will start the weekend at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe when Mark Mackay takes the stage.The Los Angeles guitarist plays a free show in the casino’s Vinyl venue Friday night.“Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, he grew up a classically trained piano player and a blues guitarist,” according to an online biography. “At
Published: April 6, 2016
A comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will bring his stand-up act to the South Shore this weekend.Chris D’Elia performs in the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Theater Saturday night, April 9.“Chris D’Elia is quickly becoming one of the most sought after comedians and actors in the comedy world,” according to a
Published: April 6, 2016
San Francisco’s NVO doesn’t discriminate when it comes to a groove.The group, once a trio and now a four-piece, features guitar, bass, drums, synthesizers and “whatever else they find to channel the funk.”NVO recently added vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Charles Darius to the mix of producer/guitarist Mike Laglia, drummer Greg Maximov and DJ Chuck Jones. The group plays a free show at Hard
Published: April 6, 2016
El Dorado County wine lovers have a couple of reasons to get excited this week.At Lake Tahoe’s South Shore, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course and Southern Wine and Spirits will host the Spirit of Spring wine tasting event from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, to benefit the Boys & Girls Club. The evening features serve-yourself wine and a buffet dinner.Tickets are
Published: April 6, 2016
Regular pairs of jeans, only shorter, will be celebrated at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort this weekend. The resort will host Jorts Jam 2016 all-day Saturday. Organizers encourage participants to don their favorite pair of jean shorts and head out to the mountain for a Jorts Catwalk that will take place at 3 p.m. It will include prizes for the best outfits.Live music
Published: April 6, 2016
The Grateful Dead concert experience is legendary among the band’s dedicated fans, and a Chicago, Illinois, band will keep the spirit of those shows alive at the South Shore this weekend.Dark Star Orchestra brings its road show to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe this Sunday, April 10. The band has nearly two decades of experience playing the songs of the Grateful Dead.
Published: April 6, 2016
A new rock ’n‘ roll revue comes to Harveys Lake Tahoe for a two-night stand this week.The Flaming Hearts-A Rock Revue plays in the Harveys Cabaret Thursday and Friday, April 14-15.“Champagne Productions brings generations of Rock ‘n’ Roll music and pays tribute to some iconic classic songs, singers and musicians,” according to a press release for the show. “The Flaming
Published: April 6, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — What better way to relax on a lazy spring or summer afternoon on the docks at Donner Lake, the beach at Lake Tahoe — or really, anywhere outdoors in the sunshine-drenched splendor that is the Sierra Nevada — than to read a good book?Lake Tahoe authors have produced fiction, facts and fantasy for your reading pleasure —
Published: April 7, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this snowy weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. The Wild Feathers at Crystal Bay CasinoThe Wild Feathers, an on-the-rise American rock band, will bring their
Published: April 7, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — What better way to relax on a lazy spring or summer afternoon on the docks at Donner Lake, the beach at Lake Tahoe — or really, anywhere outdoors in the sunshine-drenched splendor that is the Sierra Nevada — than to read a good book?Lake Tahoe authors have produced fiction, facts and fantasy for your reading pleasure —
Published: April 7, 2016
ANTHONY GRIFFITHLast month I was watching one of my favorite, classic horror-spoof shows, “Tales From The Hood,” on HBO — and who should I see? Comedian (and actor) Anthony Griffith playing a zombie! Then I remembered he was coming up here in April, performing with Suli McCullough at the Improv at Harveys.Long before becoming a comedian Anthony ‘s dream was
Published: April 7, 2016
NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — A woman whose body was found Monday morning off Interstate 80 near Truckee has been identified, and her death has been ruled a homicide.Fire and medical personnel responded to a call at about 6:20 a.m. of a body in the road under the interstate overpass at Farad Road, said Nevada County Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Pettitt.The woman
Published: April 7, 2016
DAYTON, Nev. — For the third time in her career, South Tahoe’s Kendra Conard has held an opponent hitless. The junior threw a six-inning no-hitter at Dayton on Tuesday, April 5, as the Vikings rolled to a 15-0 win.Conard struck out 15 batters and issued three walks for her third-career no-hitter. As a sophomore, she achieved the feat against Dayton
Published: April 7, 2016
The search for a suspected drunken driver caused the lockdown of South Tahoe High School Tuesday morning, April 5.Around 9 a.m. a California Highway Patrol Officer spotted a man between the ages of 50 and 60 riding erratically on a black Harley-Davidson on Lake Tahoe Boulevard, said CHP spokeswoman Ruth Loehr. The man allegedly fled from law enforcement officers on
Published: April 7, 2016
SPARKS, Nev. — The South Tahoe track and field team wants to be at its best for the regional and state meets at the end of the season. On the way to that objective, the Vikings are delivering strong results.South Tahoe competed at the Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational last weekend, April 1-2, and continued to show progress. The Vikings were
Published: April 7, 2016
Matt Newberger knows about commitment. That dedication earned him the chance to compete for a national championship on the ice.Newberger and his California state champion Golden State Elite Hockey Eagles midget 18AA hockey team vied for the Tier II title at the USA Hockey Nationals in Amherst, New York, held from March 31 to April 4. The Eagles went 2-1
Published: April 7, 2016
LANCASTER, Calif. — Former South Tahoe baseball standout Tyler Sharp is already making his presence felt in his first season at University of Antelope Valley. The junior was named California Pacific Conference Player of the Week for March 14-20, the first such award handed out by the conference.Sharp delivered a strong outing in a 9-0 win over Dickinson State on
Published: April 7, 2016
WARRIORS ROUT SIERRA SAGE ACADEMY FOR FIRST WIN OF SEASONGARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The Whittell softball team delivered its first victory of the season in emphatic fashion Tuesday, April 5. The Warriors routed ROP Sierra Sage Academy (Yerington, Nev.) 21-0 in five innings at Lampe Park, ending a six-game winless streak to start their 2016 campaign.Whittell (1-4-2) returns to action next
Published: April 7, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe junior varsity baseball team continued its strong start to Div. I-A Northern League play at home Tuesday, April 5. The Vikings beat Dayton 11-5 at Todd Fields Park, notching their eighth victory in nine league contests.South Tahoe (10-3, 8-1 I-A Northern) opened the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the first
Published: April 7, 2016
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — After a rough start to its season, the Whittell baseball team is ready to move forward. And the Warriors showed that in their Div. IV West League opener.Whittell beat Sierra Lutheran 13-5 on Tuesday, April 5, at Lampe Park. The Warriors jumped on the Falcons early to win their league debut and notch their first home win
Published: April 7, 2016
With his Swatch Freeride World Tour title already secured, Squaw Valley snowboarder Sammy Luebke went ahead and threw down a monstrous winning run anyway on the final stop in Verbier, Switzerland.Luebke’s victory — his third in five events — cemented his title by nearly 2,500 points over runner-up Flo Orley of Austria. He was joined by a handful of other
Published: April 8, 2016
Despite the warm weather this week, it looks like there a little bit of rain is headed to the South Shore this weekend. You never really can tell with spring in the Sierra Nevada. Regardless, there are a host of events happening this week that should keep it lively rain or shine. Here are a couple picks for this week
Published: April 8, 2016
SENIOR EVENT AND POTLUCKThe Seniors invite the public to a potluck with podiatrist, Dr. Patricia Ferraro, who will present “Get Happy Feet” on Friday, April 8. The event is planned for the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The program is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.Those attending the potluck are asked to arrive at
Published: April 8, 2016
Editor’s note: If you’re part of Tahoe’s burgeoning food scene and want to talk shop, email crow@tahoedailytribune.com.Nancy Kam, formerly of South Lake Tahoe, likes simple flavor — and lots of it. That’s why the Northern Californian served up her family chili sauce to area grocery stores. “I managed the Inn at Heavenly, Fireside Lodge and Lake Village Resort for 12
Published: April 8, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — I know, you must be thinking I am on an artichoke tear, given the lamb stew recipe of a few weeks ago. Well, I kind of am. Just wait until you get my recipe for my artichoke heart Popsicles next week.This salad is a great blend of flavors, the key being to roast the red peppers first
Published: April 8, 2016
GRASS VALLEY, Calif. — A crowd mostly hostile to Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller applauded his statement, which he gave with no reticence, about why the Board of Supervisors opted to send Measure W to the voters.The reason, Miller explained during a Measure W educational forum Tuesday in Grass Valley, is that future boards would change over time.The inference is
Published: April 8, 2016
They’re back.About 800 ewes with 1,100 lambs have returned to graze the hills on Carson City’s west side.“We call them our little firefighters,” said Tom Tarulli, assistant fire chief, Carson City Fire department watching the sheep Thursday as they began their journey.The sheep will spend four to six weeks here eating cheatgrass, the highly-flammable weed. The animals’ arrival has been
Published: April 8, 2016
The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports weekly wages in Nevada reached an average of $860 during the third quarter of 2015.That’s a $209 increase from a year earlier, a 2.6 percent gain and the highest third quarter number on record, according to department Economist Bill Anderson.He said wages have actually been trending up — albeit slowly — since
Published: April 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Every year for the past 3 decades, Old Brockway Golf Course owner Lane Lewis shoots for opening the historic Kings Beach course the same weekend as The Masters, which teed off Thursday.This year, let’s just say Lewis birdied that shot.Opening its operation on March 25, one weekend earlier than planned, Old Brockway this year continued its trend
Published: April 8, 2016
SUMMIT COUNTY — The year was 1957, and skier Pete Seibert had hiked seven miles to the top of Vail Mountain with a companion, when a panoramic view of the apex helped motivate him to open a ski resort there five years later.During World War II, Seibert was a member of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division, an elite mountain
Published: April 8, 2016
Please note: Poll results are not scientific and are for entertainment purposes only.Should the Loop Road project be on South Lake Tahoe’s upcoming ballot?63.43 percent (850 votes): No36.57 percent (490 votes): Yes
Published: April 8, 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: April 8, 2016
The 29th annual Booster Club Golf Tournament will return to the South Shore early next month — and openings are still available. The tournament that benefits South Tahoe and Whittell student athletes will be held May 7-8 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.Due to the generosity of Edgewood Tahoe, all of the funds raised benefit student athletes at South Tahoe and
Published: April 8, 2016
The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer program had different coaches in each of its first two seasons, and effectively started over each year. This has made recruiting — and building a program — a challenge for the Coyotes.Jeremy Evans debuted as Lake Tahoe’s head coach last season, and quickly put together a team in the four months leading up
Published: April 8, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A soccer camp headed up by Lake Tahoe Community College men’s head coach Nick Arbelaez will be held on the South Shore next week. The two-day 4VICtory Soccer Training Camp is scheduled for next Thursday and Friday, April 14-15.The spring break camp is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 18, and the cost is
Published: April 8, 2016
LOVELOCK, Nev. — The South Tahoe Middle School wrestling team wrapped up its 2016 season in successful fashion at the Tah-Neva Championships on March 26. The Timberwolves had 10 of 13 wrestlers place in the 20-team season finale.“The ultimate goal was to continue the momentum from the high school season while teaching the life lessons of the sport and cultivate
Published: April 8, 2016
KIRKWOOD, Calif. — Kirkwood Mountain Resort hosted its 21st annual banked slalom last Saturday, April 2. The event that features intense racing pitted skiers and snowboarders of all ages and experience levels against one another on Snow Snake Gully.
Published: April 8, 2016
1. Nevada tourism officials seek to attract more Asian visitors.According to Northern Nevada Business Weekly’s Sally Roberts, “Asian tourism is big business and getting bigger. Chinese alone accounted for 1.5 million visitors to the United States in 2012 — not including residents of Hong Kong. ... Nevada tourism and marketing officials are working to ensure many of those tourists stop
Published: April 8, 2016
Known to many locals as the party of the year, Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Business EXPO bustled with fun at Harveys Lake Tahoe Friday, April 1. Some booths hosted games, others showcased costumed staffers, and plenty offered food and drink samples. “The 2016 Expo was met with overwhelming excitement and success,” said Donielle Stevens, Tahoe Chamber’s communications
Published: April 9, 2016

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