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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — With ski season on our doorstep and resorts across the West starting to open, now is the time to make sure you’re ready. And it starts with proper conditioning.“The better shape you’re in, the better chance you have of avoiding injury,” U.S. Ski Team physician and Barton Health orthopedic surgeon Dr. Terry Orr said during a
Published: November 7, 2015
Editor’s note: Send business and development tips to crow@tahoedailytribune.com.Change is afoot in South Lake Tahoe’s business community, including new ownerships, continued development and policy changes:CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP AT ALPINA COFFEEMissy Hullander is settling into her role as the new owner of Alpina Coffee Cafe on Emerald Bay Road.A career pastry chef and former Sacramento resident, Hullander said she “wanted a
Published: November 7, 2015
Teams from around the South Shore are freshening up on the five d’s of dodgeball — “dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge” — in anticipation of an annual battle for Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort’s dodgeball crown. The Sierra Snowball Fight: A Dodgeball Tournament returns to Steamers Bar & Grill Thursday, Nov. 12.The fourth annual event includes live music, drink specials and
Published: November 7, 2015
More snow is predicted for the Lake Tahoe Basin this weekend.“We are expecting a relatively cold winter storm to impact the region Sunday night through Monday evening,” said Zach Tolby from Reno’s National Weather Service office. “This storm doesn’t have nearly as much moisture as the last system, but it is colder. The snow levels are going to be pretty
Published: November 6, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — As the snowfall slowly begins to mount, so does the temptation to rush out the door — skis and snowboards in tow — hop in the car, and head for the slopes.Not unlike a restless middle schooler counting down the seconds until recess, everyone in the Tahoe-Truckee region is amped to get outside on the snow-covered mountains.Sure,
Published: November 9, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — On Wednesday, the 2015-16 Lake Tahoe-Truckee ski season officially kicked off, with Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe being the first resort to open terrain, thanks to a small storm that provided about a foot of snow up top earlier this week.The resort between Incline Village and Reno opened one trail and three terrain park features, accessed by
Published: November 9, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Concerts at Commons Beach, Tahoe City’s free outdoor summer concert series, is in the running to amplify its musical offerings with a $25,000 grant for the 2016 summer season.Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, Concerts at Commons Beach hopes to qualify as one of the 15 winning
Published: November 9, 2015
NORDEN, Calif. — A small group of body-armor-clad mountain bikers stood under a gray sky at Donner Ski Ranch on a cool October morning, bikes being loaded into a trailer, when Jim “Hacksaw” Severt raised his hands to get the group’s attention.“Donner Ski Ranch was the first lift-access mountain bike park in 1992, and we want to bring it back
Published: November 9, 2015
The Eric Musselman era hasn’t exactly been a whole lot of fun for the Nevada Wolf Pack players so far.“We were up at 6 a.m. this summer doing a lot of running,” junior guard D.J. Fenner said. “We just ran non-stop. Some dudes threw up. It’s been one of those summers.”It was Musselman’s version of basketball boot camp.“It was such
Published: November 9, 2015
As a vet (1961-1965) I have two suggestions to help our veterans who truly deserve our concern and care. First, every career and combat vet should receive a medical card so that they can go to any doctor or hospital to get the care and treatment that they need and deserve. Secondly, parades are wonderful and the many speeches tell
Published: November 9, 2015
I think the people who call about bears in their garbage need to be slapped repeatedly until they wake up.Why the heck do they call? Do they really think someone is going to pick the garbage up for them? It’s not going to happen.Do they think they will have a talk with the bear to stay out of it? It’s
Published: November 9, 2015
Mt. Tallac High School would like to thank Maureen and Steve Froyum, John Machini, and Jose Reza from South Tahoe Refuse for carrying 40 pound-plus backpacks with food to Cathedral Lake to prepare a hot, good lunch for the students of Mt. Tallac High School. After our amazing lunch they hiked with us to the top of Mt. Tallac.Esmeralda Yanez
Published: November 9, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — The Whittell football team hosted its first postseason game more than two decades on Friday, Nov. 6, and delivered a stellar performance on its home field. The Warriors beat Carlin (Nev.) 36-20 in the Div. IV League Playoffs, advancing to the state tournament behind a strong running game and stout defense.“It’s the biggest thing to go through
Published: November 9, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — With the onset of winter, the combination of bears and garbage is proving to be a serious problem in western Nevada.And the key issue is the lack of bear-resistant garbage containers in the Reno-Tahoe-Carson City area, according to wildlife officials.“Waste Management has been one of the biggest obstacles to getting bear proof containers used in the
Published: November 10, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have become the latest Tahoe-area ski resorts to declare plans to open earlier than expected for the 2015-16 season.“With almost two feet of snow over the last week, including six inches of snow today on the summits of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and even more in the forecast, both resorts plan
Published: November 10, 2015
BIRTHSSaul Mateo Molina Martinez was born Nov. 2 to Ernesto Molina and Maria Martinez Casillas of South Lake Tahoe.Joseph Medina Luquin was born Nov. 3 to Carlos Medina and Dennicce Luquine of South Lake Tahoe.Hannah Camille Curib Uy was born Nov. 4 to Jerome Uy and Ma Cecilia Candog Curib of South Lake Tahoe.Lilliana Dee Lekas was born Nov. 4
Published: November 10, 2015
ELKO, Nev. — Several Nevada counties are acting prematurely in suing to block U.S. regulations intended to protect the greater sage grouse, said Gov. Brian Sandoval, who says he supports the lawsuit but not its timing.Sandoval, who is at odds with the state attorney general, said he won’t rule out joining the claim that will go before a federal judge
Published: November 10, 2015
Dear Henry,I’m new to the area and not sure about how to deal with the cold weather and my dog; do you have any tips for us?Thank you,Bethany It’s purrfect timing for this question as it actually looks like we are going to get a winter this year. Here are tips for all pets.KEEP YOUR CATS INSIDEDuring any time of
Published: November 10, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Miscues made the South Tahoe volleyball team’s postseason stay a short one. The fifth-seeded Vikings were swept by fourth-seeded Fallon 22-25, 19-25, 18-25 in the Div. I-A Northern Region quarterfinals on Friday, Nov. 6, at Truckee High, a loss that brought an end to their 2015 season.“Despite playing very hard, scrappy and with intensity we could not
Published: November 10, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Whittell girls soccer team took the field to defend its state championship on Saturday, Nov. 7. But for the banged up Warriors, a second straight Div. III title wasn’t in the cards.Second-seeded Whittell fell to top-seeded North Tahoe 3-1 in the championship game at Incline High, unable to match the Lakers after an even first
Published: November 10, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (LTVA) and City of South Lake Tahoe will host a busy day of public meetings on Thursday, Nov. 12, to discuss their respective agendas moving forward. PARKS AND RECCity Parks and Recreation Commission officials will hold their monthly meeting at 9 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Lake Tahoe
Published: November 10, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — For Meyers resident Kenny Curtzwiler, being a member of the military is a source of pride.“I’m very proud to have served my country, my state, and my community,” he said. Curtzwiler, 59, spent 20 years in the Nevada Army National Guard, joining at the age of 30. He deployed briefly to Germany during Operation Desert Storm
Published: November 10, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Thanks to winter weather around the lake since Sunday, Nov. 8, Tahoe’s South Shore is blanketed with fresh snow.Heavenly Mountain Resort’s ski season will also kick off six days earlier than initially planned, along with Northstar on the North Shore. Both Lake Tahoe ski areas will open Saturday, Nov. 14.“We’ve already received about three feet of
Published: November 10, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A senior-laden South Tahoe boys soccer team celebrated an outgoing class of 15 players in style on their home field Monday, Nov. 9. The Vikings beat recently crowned Div. III State champion Incline 3-0 at Viking Stadium, ending their 2015 season with success in snowy conditions.“It’s great to close it out this way,” Vikings senior Carson
Published: November 10, 2015
ELKO, Nev. — At the Div. I-A Northern Region tournament, the South Tahoe girls soccer team delivered a championship while taking the next toward its ultimate goal. The second-seeded Vikings downed top-seeded Truckee 1-0 in the regional championship at Adobe Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 7, capturing the crown by beating their rival for the first time this season.“To beat
Published: November 10, 2015
The Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room will fill with country and Southern gospel music Saturday, Nov. 14, when Diamond Rio takes the stage.The group has been together more than 25 years, has sold more than 10 million albums and won a Grammy in 2011 for best Southern, country, or bluegrass gospel album for “The Reason.”“Known as one of the
Published: November 10, 2015
A Los Angeles group will bring its indie bluegrass rock sound to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this week.Abby and the Myth plays a free show in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe’s Vinyl venue Friday night, Nov. 13. The group is fronted by Abby Posner, a multi-instrumentalist who played banjo and guitar on two episodes of “Glee,” has songs
Published: November 10, 2015
The department is deeply appreciative of the support given to the family of Mark Hounsell who was killed, along with his wife Jeanne and her friend Laura Fisher, in a motor vehicle accident. They are survived by four children who have been the recipients of beautiful and heartfelt support from the entire community. The fund for the children is now
Published: November 11, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — It’s part art show, part concert, part movie screening, part gear expo and all winter stoke. It’s the inaugural Tahoe BlizzardFest and it’s coming to the Beach Retreat & Lodge in South Lake Tahoe, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14.“It’s going to be a pretty darn good ‘pray for snow’ party,” event organizer Mike Peron of FNCTN
Published: November 11, 2015
Eugenia passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and children. She’s a beloved wife of 62 years to Bart Sullivan; loving mother to Debra Sullivan, Pamela Sullivan, Karen (Randy) Burns, Diane (Jeff) Resler, Scott (Carol) Sullivan, and Daniel (Deni) Sullivan; a devoted grandmother to Emily (Daniel) Erwin, Alicia Mackey, Bridgette Garrison, Robyn (Joe) Tamburini, Hannah Sullivan, Connor Sullivan, Aaron Sullivan,
Published: November 11, 2015
“Old Long Skis” is now making first tracks with his dog Clarity in a secret powder bowl high above Meiss Meadow.Bob was born in San Jose, California, son of Mona and Robert P. Rockwell, Sr. His family moved to South Lake Tahoe in the early 1960s and began a long history of running motels, shops, and businesses. Brought up with
Published: November 11, 2015
The Tribune reported that the college board will meet to discuss the Community Play Consortium, “which is a partnership with the city.” (Local briefs, Saturday, Nov. 7)It appears that the above is an attempt to recover from the failed Joint Powers Authority created by the city, college, and school district. The school district pulled out of the JPA. Thus the
Published: November 11, 2015
The omens of a promising ski and snowboard season continue. Officials at Kirkwood Mountain Resort announced Wednesday morning, Nov. 11, that they will be joining the opening day flurry on Saturday, Nov. 14. The resort credited receiving 34 inches of snow at its base area in the last 11 days for making an early opening possible. They will open seven
Published: November 11, 2015
The members of the American Legion Post 795 and the Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations to the raffle for our Oktoberfest celebration: Bert’s Cafe, Deja Vu All Over Again Antiques Curiosities and Oddities, Ernie’s Coffee Shop, Getaway Cafe, Ken’s Tire Center, Lake Tahoe Pizza Company, Lilly’s Tire Service, Meyers Downtown Cage, Montbleu
Published: November 11, 2015
Lee Jones has played Hawaii, Oregon, San Diego, Canada, Texas, Virginia, Maryland, England and Peru. The guitarist’s latest travels find him in the Tavern at South Shore’s Lakeside Inn and Casino, where he performs Saturday night, Nov. 14. Entrance to the show is free.Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jones learned to play ukulele and guitar at age 13. His shows include
Published: November 11, 2015
A Minneapolis, Minnesota, hip-hop group headlines a night of rap at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon Saturday, Nov. 14. Die[Ode] has been together for more than a decade and counts Minnesota hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment, as well both East Coast and West Coast rap, among its influences.“After releasing multiple group and solo projects over the years, Die[Ode] has continued to create music
Published: November 11, 2015
Scott Record. We wanted to have him back before the year ended only because he’s perfect for pretty much anyone. A lot of folks will ask me which comic is “clean,” as my parents have never been to a comedy show and don’t want someone who cusses a lot. That’s when I remind these folks to see Scott Record who,
Published: November 11, 2015
Keeping the James Bond films fresh through 24 installments and 50 years has been challenging. Although the films have been updated to reflect changing times, one unchanging aspect is each film’s introduction — a song set to an abstract that reflects the film. Some of these have been stunners: “Goldfinger,” 1964, “Live and Let Die,” 1973, “For Your Eyes Only,”
Published: November 11, 2015
Lake of the Sky Outfitters will host a showing of a documentary detailing a tragedy on the planet’s second-highest peak, K2. It’s scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19.“The Summit” tells the story of 11 climbers killed on the mountain, located on the China-Pakistan border, in 2008.“At the heart of ‘The Summit’ lies a mystery about one extraordinary man, Ger McDonnell, the
Published: November 11, 2015
A Led Zeppelin tribute act with more than 25 years of experience under its belt is set to play Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe this Saturday, Nov. 14.Led Zepagain formed in 1989 and has received praise from Led Zeppelin’s own Jimmy Page. It also has performed with Jason Bonham, the son of Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, according to
Published: November 11, 2015
Imagine being out for a walk in the early evening and you happen to look up and see an enormous bat with a wingspan of about five feet, flapping overhead, peering down at you. It could happen, if you happen to be in the Philippines. You would be observing the giant golden-crowned flying fox, also known as the golden-capped fruit
Published: November 12, 2015
RENO, Nev. — A pair of Whittell cross country runners finished off their seasons racing at the highest level last Friday, Nov. 6. In the Div. III/IV State championships at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, junior Cole Snyder placed seventh and senior Mary Sanchez took 32nd while representing the Warriors as individuals.Snyder finished seventh in the boys race with a
Published: November 12, 2015
Theatergoers can get an intimate look at the pitfalls of the American Dream in South Lake Tahoe starting this week.Arthur Miller’s 1949 American classic “Death of a Salesman” opens Friday, Nov. 13, at Lake Tahoe Community College. It runs through Nov. 22.For the performances, Susan Boulanger, the college’s director of theatre, has limited stage elements and rearranged LTCC’s Duke Theatre
Published: November 11, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Lake Tahoe resident Mark Cunning, 54, was homeless for more than two years while looking for a job. Following community outreach by Chad Tripp, owner of Bear Bottom Bargains, Cunning was hired on as a cook at Burger Stop.“I had been working with the library and Craigslist for about three weeks prior to my job
Published: November 11, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Only standing room remained at the American Legion Post 795 on Wednesday, Nov. 11, as South Lake Tahoe veterans and community members gathered for an annual Veterans Day ceremony.Some reflected during the ceremony; others shed tears. All shared somber moments during the chaplain’s prayer and benediction.Pictures and letters created by first graders from Sierra House Elementary
Published: November 12, 2015
What an amazing community exists in South Tahoe! Week after week another organization, church, business or individual steps up to partner with Bread & Broth to feed food-insecure members of our community every Monday evening at St. Theresa Grace Hall. These “Adopt A Day of Nourishment” sponsors donate $250 to cover the costs of food, supplies and equipment needed to
Published: November 12, 2015
Greetings, readers. Here at the Tribune headquarters, change is afoot. Boxes are arriving, we’re clearing out old files and cleaning up in preparation for a move. No, we’re not leaving the building. We’ll still be located at 3079 Harrison Ave. We are, however, moving to a renovated (and sunny) space toward the back of our structure, and the transfer will
Published: November 12, 2015
Child Advocates of El Dorado County would like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra for collecting and donating stuffed animals for children that have been abused or neglected and are attending court. Those friendly stuffed faces make the court experience less scary, and being able to pick a toy to bring home makes the children feel special!Barbara DeGraafSouth
Published: October 21, 2015
Vail Resorts EpicPromise gave a delightful reception at Harrah’s hosting local nonprofits. They generously gave Christmas Cheer Food Pantry a considerable grant. We are very grateful.Every grant will be used at Tahoe for the betterment of youth and our environment. Many thanks to the organizations that represent the major business of our area, plus reinvest in our community and local
Published: November 12, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The U.S. Forest Service will begin the sale of Christmas tree permits on Monday, Nov. 16, at Lake Tahoe.Permits cost $10 each (cash or check are preferred on the South Shore; cash or check only, no credit cards on the North Shore), with a limit of two permits per family.Permits are available for purchase until noon
Published: November 12, 2015
For the South Tahoe girls soccer team, the Div. I-A State championships present the opportunity of a lifetime. And the Vikings plan to rise to the occasion.“We’re all super confident with one another,” Vikings senior Natalie Reber said. “We know that if we all dig deep enough, we can do it.”South Tahoe is hosting the Div. I-A State tournament at
Published: November 12, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — One look out the window and it’s increasingly clear that winter has come to Lake Tahoe — and hopefully is here to stay. While locals may remain only cautiously optimistic about the coming season after four down snow years, destination visitors from other areas of the country may be more optimistic. According to industry insiders at
Published: November 12, 2015
REDDING, Calif. — The Lake Tahoe Community College soccer teams swept a road doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 6, and delivered conference victories by identical margins in the process. The Coyotes men’s and women’s teams each beat College of the Redwoods (Eureka, Calif.) 6-0 in a twinbill at Shasta College — for the men’s team, the win came without coach Ben
Published: November 12, 2015
It’s time to dust off your best cheesy poses, grab a corsage for your date and make some questionable decisions — for a good cause.The third annual Adult Prom takes place at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe Saturday, Nov. 14. The event is organized by South Shore resident Angela Zajic and is a fundraiser for the Nevada Diabetes
Published: November 12, 2015
After waiting more than two decades to host a playoff game in Zephyr Cove, the Whittell football team will be back on its home field to play for a spot in the state championship. The Warriors host Spring Mountain (Las Vegas) on Friday, Nov. 13, in the Div. IV State semifinals.Div. IV West League champion Whittell (10-0) faces Div. IV
Published: November 12, 2015
Sara Cummings, a California-based second homeowner, had problems renewing a vacation home rental permit for a South Lake Tahoe house she bought in 2008. In the past, she never encountered problems and paid her city-required bed taxes. Then last month, during an inspection, she was initially denied a renewed permit.Cummings said she now needs to replace the deck on her
Published: November 13, 2015
BIRTHSNathan Aaron Portillo was born Nov. 5 to Andrew and Samantha Portillo of South Lake Tahoe.Brody Matthais Rousseau was born Nov. 8 to Trey Rousseau and Chelsea Bartlett Gardnerville, Nev.* This clarifies information published Wednesday, Nov. 11.BARTON RECEIVES MENTAL HEALTH FUNDINGThe Barton Foundation opened a new community grant cycle for programs and events that address mental health. Every year, Barton
Published: November 13, 2015
A woman is dead after she was pulled from a fire early Friday, Nov. 13, at Ponderosa Mobile Home Park on Kingsbury Grade. Efforts to revive the woman failed after she was pulled from the burning singlewide mobile home by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The fire was first reported around 12:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Drive.According to Eric Guevin, public information
Published: November 13, 2015
Cooking with what is in season can be challenging in Tahoe, especially when the first frost of fall ends the season for warm-weather produce like tomatoes, peaches and leafy greens. This recipe is one of my favorites to make when the leaves start changing and the temperature drops. It’s time to start factoring in hearty greens like kale, and vegetables
Published: November 13, 2015
The Tahoe Regional Young Professionals (TRYP) wish to express our most sincere gratitude to the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, American Century Championship, and NBC Sports for their recent grant award to our organization. The funds will be used to support TRYP’s ongoing professional development workshop series, which is designed to equip professionals in Tahoe with skills to advance their careers,
Published: November 13, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Deciding which path to follow after high school graduation is undoubtedly difficult for most teens. Factor in cerebral palsy and bilateral hearing loss, and the path becomes that much more uncertain.That is, unless you’re Michaela Welch, whose passion, work ethic and determination have led her down the path of becoming a successful business owner by pursuing exactly
Published: November 11, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s no secret: The steep, serpentine stretch of Donner Pass that traverses the Rainbow Bridge at Donner Summit can be a treacherous highway to maneuver.Especially if one’s chosen mode of transport is a piece of plywood with no brakes.On Sept. 23, such was the case for four professional skateboarders — of Sector 9 Skateboard Co. — who
Published: November 8, 2015
NORDEN, Calif. — A small group of body-armor-clad mountain bikers stood under a gray sky at Donner Ski Ranch on a cool October morning, bikes being loaded into a trailer, when Jim “Hacksaw” Severt raised his hands to get the group’s attention.“Donner Ski Ranch was the first lift-access mountain bike park in 1992, and we want to bring it back
Published: November 10, 2015
VAIL, Colo. — Olympic champion Julia Mancuso is scheduled to undergo hip surgery Wednesday at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, which will sideline her for the entire FIS Ski World Cup 2015-16 season.Mancuso, of Squaw Valley, said she has been trying other ways to rehab her ailing hip, but nothing was working quickly enough to enable her to compete at
Published: November 11, 2015
1. Randy Wyrick of Vail Daily (a sister publication to Tahoe Daily Tribune) reported that Julia Mancuso underwent hip surgery Wednesday at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, “which will sideline her for the entire FIS Ski World Cup 2015-16 season.”“Mancuso, of Squaw Valley, said she has been trying other ways to rehab her ailing hip, but nothing was working
Published: November 13, 2015
TAHOMA, Calif. — A Lake Tahoe bear cub escaped unharmed after igniting a fire in a vacant West Shore house Thursday evening in attempt to reach food, an officials said.Entering through a partially open window, the cub climbed onto the stove, inadvertently turning on a burner and igniting material around it, said Ed Miller, president of the Meeks Bay Fire
Published: November 13, 2015
STPW JR. PEE WEES SEEKING COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR SHOWCASEThe South Tahoe Pop Warner Jr. Pee Wee football team is 6-2 with a Snow Bowl game this weekend against the Sparks Ducks. In its latest contest, the Vikings took the field with the minimum number of players and still handed the Reno Wolfpack a 26-6 loss.Despite a lack of numbers and
Published: November 13, 2015
The Nevada Wolf Pack isn’t prepared to bid farewell to its senior class.“I’m not ready to say good-bye,” Wolf Pack football coach Brian Polian said this week. “I haven’t gotten into that mode of looking back yet. We still have a lot of football left.”The Wolf Pack (5-4, 3-2) will play its final game at Mackay Stadium this year on
Published: November 13, 2015
Jerod Haase has consistently built the University of Alabama at Birmingham men’s basketball team during his tenure as head coach. Now in his fourth season at the helm of the Blazers, the former South Tahoe basketball standout leads a team that enters the 2015-16 season with high expectations.“We will be playing for championships and believe that we have a team
Published: November 13, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Another week, another Sunday storm.The greater Lake Tahoe-Truckee region will be under a winter weather advisory from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, potentially bringing more than a foot of snow to higher elevations, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.“A cold front will bring a period of moderate to heavy snow to the Tahoe Basin …
Published: November 14, 2015
Scroll down the Tahoe BEAR League’s Facebook thread and it probably won’t take long before you find criticisms and even accusations directed toward the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and their bear management strategy. Ask BEAR League advocacy group executive director Ann Bryant and she’ll tell it to you bluntly.“We don’t appreciate NDOW’s policy at all. It sets up bears
Published: November 14, 2015
Lake Tahoe South Shore’s business scene is buzzing as local groups received recognition and funding. South Lake Tahoe also saw an increase in its permit department.BLUE RIBBON AWARDSLake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Tahoe Chamber) recognized South Shore businesses and individuals for outstanding accomplishments that benefit Lake Tahoe’s South Shore at its eighth annual Blue Ribbon Awards Dinner on
Published: November 14, 2015
Hello fellow anglers; fishing season is just getting started in some areas. In California, this will be your last weekend to fish many rivers and streams. On Monday, Nov. 16, a majority of rivers and streams in California will be officially closed for the season — including all lakes in Inyo and Mono counties. Some areas have already closed for
Published: November 14, 2015
Sunny skies and short lines greeted skiers and snowboarders at Kirkwood Mountain Resort on opening day, Saturday, Nov. 14. With an earlier-than-expected start to the ski season, people were all smiles at the Lake Tahoe-area resort. Kirkwood operated chairs 1, 5 and 6 Saturday, and snow enthusiasts will have more to celebrate this weekend, with more snow in the forecast.
Published: November 14, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The stage was set for a storybook ending to the South Tahoe girls soccer team’s 2015 season on Saturday, Nov. 14. But in the Div. I-A State championship match, the final chapter of the Vikings’ campaign ended with heartbreak on their home field.“It’s heartbreaking, and there’s no words I can possibly say to console this group
Published: November 14, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Ben and Sophie Yiakis are supposed to be in school right now.Instead, the two middle-schoolers and their dad are outside, sporting winter jackets, pants and skis, 100 miles from their home city of Sacramento.The Yiakis family was not going to miss opening day Thursday morning at Alpine Meadows ski resort. “The kids are playing hooky,” said
Published: November 15, 2015
SUN VALLEY, Nev. — One of the first, actual on-the-ground disruptions caused by new U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage grouse isn’t on a cattle ranch in Oregon or an oil field in Colorado.It’s in the backyard of a residential neighborhood north of Reno, Nevada, where plans to acquire federal land to build a badly needed school are on
Published: November 15, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee-based Tahoe Mountain Sports is hosting an Avalanche Education Series to help ensure the safety of Truckee-Tahe skiers and riders.The 2015-16 series presented by Ortovox is a free, three-part opportunity to learn best practices for backcountry snow sports.“While the series is not intended to be an end-all education on avalanche safety, it is an exceptional opportunity to
Published: November 15, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Anyone who has spent much time at Lake Tahoe has seen, and even more likely heard, the Thunderbird.It’s the iconic 55-foot-long wooden yacht that has been plying Tahoe’s waters for 75 years.George Whittell, the eccentric recluse who once owned much of the east shore of Lake Tahoe, had it built by John L. Hacker in 1940.
Published: November 15, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Despite the community rallying nearly two years ago to save the last remaining bookstore in the Truckee/North Shore region, it might end up closing.After 23 years as owner of the Bookshelf, Debbie Lane has decided to list the business for sale, so she may retire.“I’m ready for a change,” the 68-year-old proprietor said. “I feel like I
Published: November 16, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Ben and Sophie Yiakis are supposed to be in school right now.Instead, the two middle-schoolers and their dad are outside, sporting winter jackets, pants and skis, 100 miles from their home city of Sacramento.The Yiakis family was not going to miss opening day Thursday morning at Alpine Meadows ski resort. “The kids are playing hooky,” said
Published: November 16, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Anyone who has spent much time at Lake Tahoe has seen, and even more likely heard, the Thunderbird.It’s the iconic 55-foot-long wooden yacht that has been plying Tahoe’s waters for 75 years.George Whittell, the eccentric recluse who once owned much of the east shore of Lake Tahoe, had it built by John L. Hacker in 1940.
Published: November 16, 2015
PEAKS• Early ski resort openingsIt’s always good when the wait for the start of the ski season gets cut short. Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort are set to open Saturday, Nov. 14, with Sierra-at-Tahoe likely to follow before long. Dust off those skis and make some November turns.• Tahoe Chamber helps entrepreneursTahoe Tactical Team, a Lake Tahoe South
Published: November 14, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — City planning commissioners received an in-depth update Thursday, Nov. 12, on a master plan that could reshape recreation in the South Lake Tahoe area.Hilary Roverud, deputy director of development services, said the Parks, Trails & Recreation Master Plan represents 18 months of work between the city and El Dorado County to consolidate recreation opportunities at Lake
Published: November 13, 2015
Winter has arrived at Lake Tahoe, and recent snowfall has turned the Sierra Nevada’s greens, browns and grays into a sea of white. Taking a walk in the woods via snowshoes is a popular and rewarding winter experience at Lake Tahoe, but it does require preparation and a certain amount of caution.“The backcountry is not forgiving,” said Lisa Herron, spokeswoman
Published: November 14, 2015
Carolyn H. Olson, 82, died Nov. 4, 2015, in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was born July 11, 1933, in San Francisco, California, to Almart Hill Olsen and Harriette Fox Olsen. Her youth was spent in the Bay Area, where she enjoyed singing and piano. She attended Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, where she loved the fine arts.In
Published: November 16, 2015
Editor’s note: High Gear features outdoor sports gear, technology and innovations useful in the High Sierra and America’s West.These guys keep sending us stuff to play with, and every time we’ve been impressed. The guys are from Denver-based Mile High Mountaineering, and they’ve done it again — this time in versatile daypack form. Since the company’s first packs came off
Published: November 16, 2015
Yesterday I had the chance to do a good deed. I felt really good about it, too. I was with my mom and sister, Lola. When we came out of Big Five, we saw a man who was sleeping on a bench in his sleeping bag. We spoke to him and asked him if he would like our leftovers from
Published: November 16, 2015
Voters in the City of South Lake Tahoe can best judge candidates for city elected office when they know who is contributing to city election campaigns. I suggest that voters have an inherent right to know.California law provides a minimum standard for campaign disclosure in cities for our very diverse state with 33.8 million people. The city council has the
Published: November 16, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Hundreds of people packed a ballroom Sunday to remember a 23-year-old California college student who was among the 129 people killed in the Paris attacks.Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old senior studying industrial design at California State University, Long Beach, was at a Paris restaurant Friday night with classmates when she was fatally shot Friday.Gonzalez was studying at
Published: November 16, 2015
South Tahoe Futbol Club would like to extend a big thank you to Vail Resorts (EpicPromise) and The Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe, two wonderful organizations that have both contributed towards providing scholarships for our local children who want to participate in club soccer. Club soccer, a fabulous opportunity to improve soccer skills and gain a competitive edge, is
Published: November 16, 2015
A Southern Oregon University graduate has been appointed as a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy.Derek Short was sworn in on Monday in a ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Office in Minden, according to Sheriff Ron Pierini.The appointment comes as a result of several months of testing and evaluation consisting of a physical agility test, oral interview, extensive background investigation, psychological evaluation,
Published: November 16, 2015
Jeremy Meyers, superintendent for the El Dorado County Office of Education, resigned Monday, Nov. 16, following a special board meeting in Placerville, California.According to the office, the board unanimously accepted Meyers’ resignation after it called the meeting to discuss its legal exposure for his recent alleged drunk-driving charges.Meyers was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence on the afternoon of
Published: November 16, 2015
Editor’s note: The Tribune confirmed the bear deaths referred to in this letter. The deceased bears were reported as “other” in the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s records.NDOW spokesperson Chris Healy, in defending Nevada’s bear management policies, made some glaring omissions. Mr. Healy forgot to mention that four bears were killed accidentally by NDOW this year. Three died in snare traps,
Published: November 17, 2015
Why are you a journalist? I have a passion for sports and writing, and truly enjoy telling stories that happen inside and outside the lines. The first article I can remember writing was in seventh grade, and ever since then I can’t see myself doing anything else.What excites you about the South Shore’s sports scene?It has been a pleasure to
Published: November 17, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A chalk-covered Khloe Strauss, a Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School kindergartner, threw her hands up gleefully on Friday, Nov. 13, after completing a group poster.“It’s so colorful,” she shouted.Strauss’ experience was shared by dozens of other students on Friday as they participated in the Bringing Art To Schools (BATS) “Artists in Action” project.BATS, which started
Published: November 17, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — The Whittell football team will end its 2015 season playing for a state championship. The Warriors continued their postseason run on Friday, Nov. 13, with a 48-26 victory over Spring Mountain (Las Vegas) in the Div. IV State semifinals, delivering a complete performance on their home field to extend a historic campaign one more week.“It’s our one-week
Published: November 17, 2015
The stage was set for a storybook ending to the South Tahoe girls soccer team’s 2015 season on Saturday, Nov. 14. But in the Div. I-A State championship match, the final chapter of the Vikings’ campaign instead ended with heartbreak on their home field.South Tahoe lost 1-0 to Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas) on Saturday morning at Viking Stadium, unable to
Published: November 17, 2015
‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts — but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink.Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy,
Published: November 17, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — While risk is low, Sierra Avalanche Center forecasters are recommending backcountry users exercise caution following the first reported skier-caused avalanche of the season in the Lake Tahoe region. The incident occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 11, near Elephants Back — a peak near Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort and State Route 88. A report submitted to the avalanche
Published: November 13, 2015

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