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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
NEW YORK — From cafes in New York to tailgate parties in the heartland, the bloodbath in Paris is forcing Americans to ponder the awful possibility of terrorist attacks on “soft targets” in the U.S. such as restaurants, bars and other ordinary gathering spots.“Maybe I’m more jittery,” said Jordan Veneman, sitting at La Colombe cafe in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. He
Published: November 17, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team concluded a challenging season on a successful note in its finale last Friday, Nov. 13. The Coyotes beat Shasta College (Redding, Calif.) 3-0 at home to close out the campaign with a strong result.“It was a nice to end our season on a positive note, and it was
Published: November 17, 2015
KIRKWOOD — Sunny skies and short lift lines greeted skiers and snowboarders at Kirkwood Mountain Resort Saturday, Nov. 14. on its opening day. Following November storms, the resort was able to open a week earlier than initially scheduled, much to the delight of the skiers and snowboarders who made it out for the start of the ski season. “It’s great
Published: November 17, 2015
NORDEN, Calif. — Sugar Bowl Resort will be the latest Lake Tahoe ski area to open earlier than scheduled, the resort announced today.The Donner Summit ski area will open for the 2015-16 season on Saturday, Nov. 21, with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on 1,500 vertical feet of terrain.The resort will remain open Sunday, Nov. 22, closing Monday through Wednesday next
Published: November 17, 2015
BIRTHSIsaac Emiliano Casillas was born Nov. 10 to Moises Casillas and Brenda Suazo of South Lake Tahoe.Troy Dennis Hennessee was born Nov. 13 to Kevin and Susan Hennessee of South Lake Tahoe.Khloe Leeann McKenzie was born Nov. 13 to Ross Mckenzie and Kristina Alderson of South Lake Tahoe.Jaelyn Jimenez was born Nov. 15 to Cliffton Jimenez and Emery Carreles of
Published: November 17, 2015
Tahoe Youth & Family Services has been the recipient of some truly amazing kindness from the community in the last few months. We wish to publicly thank our recent grant funders for their incredible contributions to our work in the community: Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise for its contribution to our James Lee Park Summer Program in Carson Valley, which will serve
Published: November 18, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Thirty local nonprofits will soon see boosts in their annual funding courtesy of the 2015 American Century Championship golf tournament, NBC Sports and the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.At their monthly board meeting Thursday, Nov. 12, LTVA announced the winning applicants for $55,600 in grant funding raised through last year’s celebrity tournament at Edgewood Golf Club.“We like
Published: November 18, 2015
FIRST IN LINE GETS EARLY START For Joe Timko, opening day at Heavenly Mountain Resort started at 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Nov. 14. The eager Malibu, California, resident drove up to South Lake Tahoe Friday night and was in line at the gondola in Heavenly Village by the wee hours of the morning. “I think it was dumb,” the middle-aged
Published: November 14, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — That’s right. This recipe for this recipe column starts with a store-bought boxed mix. Before you get all judgy and start with the eye rolls, let’s consider our holiday culinary obligations over the next couple months.There are the office parties (yours and your husband’s), holiday parties for three children, guests visiting for Thanksgiving, then turkey day itself,
Published: November 18, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Police officers arrested a Bay Area resident on Friday, Nov. 13, on suspicion of several felonies.Adam Sanford, 32, of Hayward, allegedly committed multiple armed robberies near CVS Pharmacy and Tahoe Beach Retreat Hotel on Lake Tahoe Boulevard after 7 p.m. South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to CVS Pharmacy after receiving calls that a suspect robbed
Published: November 18, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — While Thanksgiving is still a few days away, there will be plenty of unique holiday gifts available at the Tallac Historic Site this weekend.The annual Valhalla Holiday Faire celebrates 20 years this weekend with plenty of familiar faces Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-22.Visitors and residents tend to make a habit of returning to the faire
Published: November 18, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Popular old-time trio the Devil Makes Three is set to return to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa this January.The band recently announced it would play the casino’s theater on Wednesday, Jan. 27, as part of its winter tour, which includes stops around the U.S.The Devil Makes Three’s last performance at Lake Tahoe, in February 2014, sold
Published: November 18, 2015
In 2010, my husband and I were among those riveted by the plight of 33 Chilean copper miners. We anxiously waited for news of whether they were dead or alive deep inside the collapsed 121-year-old San Jose copper mine. On the 17th day, a several inch wide drill bit bore a hole into their refuge, revealing that all 33 trapped
Published: November 18, 2015
The story of traveling salesman Willy Loman may not be the most uplifting tale in the American theatrical canon, but it is an important and engrossing one. I attended opening night of Lake Tahoe Community College’s production of “Death of a Salesman” last Friday, Nov. 13, and I’m glad I did.The play is filled with often uncomfortable family dynamics and
Published: November 18, 2015
A member of revered Oakland, California, hip-hop groups Hieroglyphics and Souls of Mischief headlines a show at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this week. A-Plus performs with JD Mathieu, Equipto Ilyich Sato and Otayo Dubb Friday, Nov. 20, at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon as part of the Hippy Mobb Harvest Tour.“Since the late 1980s (A-Plus) has produced music for Hieroglyphics as a
Published: November 18, 2015
A pair of Turkey-themed events will get people in the Thanksgiving spirit this weekend.The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday night, Nov. 20, with the Turkey Trot Dance at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. The event includes a performance by the 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band, appetizers, desserts, beverages and door prizes. Entrance to the dance is $10 for adults
Published: November 18, 2015
All varieties of rock and roll will fill the Cabo Wabo Cantina at Harveys Lake Tahoe this week when Reno’s Audioboxx takes the stage at the South Shore bar and restaurant Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21.The band plays everything from classic rock to heavy metal. “Maybe you’re looking for Poison, Def Leppard and Journey. Or maybe you’ve had a stressful
Published: November 18, 2015
TWIN BRIDGES — South Shore’s Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is opening early, with its first chair planned Friday, Nov. 20. The announcement comes on the heels of two substantial snow storms in early November, with more snow predicted for Thanksgiving week. Ski season also kicked off ahead of schedule at Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort last weekend. Sugar Bowl Resort
Published: November 18, 2015
SPARKS, Nev. — After an uneven start to the season, thoughts of a championship seemed distant for the South Tahoe Pop Warner Jr. Pee Wee football team. But in the Snow Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 14, that’s exactly what the Vikings delivered.South Tahoe beat the Sparks Ducks 22-19 in the Snow Bowl last Saturday at Golden Eagle Regional Park to
Published: November 19, 2015
VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Tahoe Icemen returned to the ice following a three-week break last weekend, Nov. 13-14, and couldn’t break through for its first victory of the season. The Icemen were swept by Vancouver in a two-game WSHL Northwest Division series at Mountain View Ice Arena, leaving them winless in 17 games this season.In the series opener Friday, Tahoe
Published: November 19, 2015
This past summer was Lake Tahoe’s busiest tourist season in recent memory. With the economy rebounding and major population growth projected for nearby metropolitan areas, this summer is also a harbinger of change. We must be prepared to meet the challenges of increased visitation in the future.Lake Tahoe has growth caps. But Reno, Sacramento, the Bay Area, and other nearby
Published: November 19, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Dave Nettle and Brendan Madigan didn’t know what to expect when they launched the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series 10 years ago.They knew they wanted to showcase athletes giving slideshow presentations aimed to educate, entertain and inspire the North Lake Tahoe skiing, climbing and adventure community.At the heart of it all, though, their primary objective was
Published: November 19, 2015
I would like to thank the many people who generously contributed to our bake sale during the Tahoe Valley Harvest Festival. First, thanks to Tahoe Valley PTA and all the parents and families who bought, baked, and ate our baked goods! Thanks, also, to Rude Brothers for donating their yummy baked goodies, and to Danny, from Starbucks at the South
Published: November 19, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A revitalized, pedestrian-friendly main street center, dedicated highway corridor for motorists and new opportunities are all ideas that are part of a proposed Highway 50 project near the state line.According to Tahoe Transportation District manager Carl Hasty, the Highway 50 South Shore Community Revitalization Project — also known as the Loop Road project — has been
Published: November 19, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — El Niño weather this autumn and winter could make a dent in Nevada’s drought, but ample precipitation recently is just a good start on ending a huge problem.That’s the gist of what weather and water experts said in a Sierra Nevada Forum presentation at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall Tuesday evening.The free forum, billed as
Published: November 18, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The latest in a string of small Sierra storms brought several inches of snow to the greater Truckee-Tahoe region by Sunday night, ski resorts reported Monday.Kirkwood Mountain Resort was the big winner from Sunday’s storm, recording 14 inches at its summit, according to Vail Resorts.Closer to North Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley ski resort reported 11 inches up
Published: November 16, 2015
As the Lake Tahoe Community College men’s soccer team begins its quest for a CCCAA championship, the program is starting a new chapter. The Coyotes open the NorCal Regional playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 21, pursuing their ultimate goal under new direction.“This group’s resilience is absolutely unbelievable,” Coyotes head coach Nick Arbelaez said. “The boys were able to turn the page
Published: November 19, 2015
The only winning streak the Whittell football team is concerned with entering the Div. IV State championship game on Saturday, Nov. 21, is its 11-game unbeaten run since the start of the 2015 season. To win a state title, the Warriors will need to end a streak that stretches a little bit longer.“It’s the perfect way to end our season,”
Published: November 19, 2015
Typically around this time of year, pray for snow parties begin to crop up all around the South Shore. But with some snow already on the ground, one Stateline restaurant and bar is set to celebrate the start of the winter with a slightly different slant.Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger will host its inaugural Yay for Snow Party at 8
Published: November 19, 2015
The Tahoe Regional Young Professionals will celebrate the changing of the seasons with a party at South Lake Tahoe’s Riva Grill this weekend.TRYP’s Winter White Holiday Party takes place Saturday, Nov. 21, and features music by DJ Zombie Killer, desserts by Cakes by Grace, complimentary wine, light food, a cash bar and a door prize for the best costume, according
Published: November 19, 2015
“Free Fallin’,” “American Girl” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” are among the hits from a deep song list available to a Bay Area tribute band performing at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe this weekend.Petty Theft formed in 2003 and plays the song of American musical great Tom Petty. The group takes the stage at Hard Rock’s Vinyl music
Published: November 19, 2015
With the holiday season comes traditions. It’s big meals, getting together with family, gathering around a television and watching football, festive decorations — and sometimes a grown man dressing like a turkey and going for a run. For more than 30 years, the City of South Lake Tahoe has hosted its annual Turkey Trot 5k. The tradition returns to Bijou
Published: November 19, 2015
1. Watch Tahoe Daily Tribune’s Sebastian Foltz make turns at Kirkwood Mountain Resort Monday (video).According to Foltz, “Guest were treated to bluebird skies Monday and mid-season conditions on open terrain. Snow was deep enough to make skiing in the trees possible. Chair 6, which was open over the weekend, was closed Monday. Officials with the resort said the closure was
Published: November 20, 2015
For most people, opening a restaurant in a resort town on the heels of the Great Recession might not have been viewed as a prudent business decision. Add to the equation a location at a nondescript shopping center along Highway 50, and calling it an “uphill battle” might be an understatement.But in 2010, then soon-to-be Artemis Mediterranean Grill owner, Brian
Published: November 20, 2015
Editor’s note: Up Against the Wall features alleged criminal behavior from around Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. Information comes from local law enforcement news releases.UNAUTHORIZED PURCHASEA business on Jameson Beach Road, just west of Camp Richardson Resort, received an unpleasant surprise on Monday, Nov. 16, according to El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office media logs.The report said an unknown suspect entered and
Published: November 20, 2015
LOYAL ORDER OF THE MOOSE DONATES TOYSThe local Moose Lodge donated a box of Tommy Moose to both the South Lake Tahoe Police and Fire Departments. Officers will give the stuffed moose to children in times of stress, uncertainty or anxiety. Tommy Moose personifies one of the tenants of the Loyal Order of Moose: caring for children. “The healing begins
Published: November 20, 2015
The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have people asking: “If you’re not safe in the City of Light, where can you go? What can I do to protect my family and loved ones?”American liberals, led by President Obama and wannabe President Hillary Clinton immediately intone: “Gun control ... pass laws to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of criminals.”The
Published: November 20, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Like every aspiring young skier in the mid 1980s, Jeff Engerbretson dreamed of one day slashing turns like Scot Schmidt, Tom Day and Robbie Huntoon in a Warren Miller movie.More than 30 years later, he’ll settle for watching his daughter play out that dream. “I’m definitely proud, but I’m definitely jealous,” Jeff said of his daughter
Published: November 20, 2015
Online marketplace giant eBay will build its fourth major data center at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center east of Reno.The deal was finalized Wednesday when the Governor’s Office of Economic Development board approved a series of sales, business and personal property tax breaks for the company.Dean Nelson, who heads eBay’s global data center strategy, said the company also is going to
Published: November 20, 2015
Mt. Tallac High School would like to thank Mr. Adam Jones for taking the time to meet with the Mt. Tallac Interns to show us how to create spreadsheets. We enjoyed being able to meet with him and are very glad we had the opportunity to learn about all the neat tools that a spreadsheet has to offer.We all hope
Published: November 20, 2015
The South Tahoe Police Activities League (STPAL) would like to extend a thank you to the many community members, organizations and volunteers that made it possible to offer positive alternative activities to the youth of South Lake Tahoe this past summer. PAL reached over 60 local middle school-aged kids with the opportunity to learn lifelong skills in mountain biking, skateboarding,
Published: November 20, 2015
Please note: Poll results are not scientific and are for entertainment purposes only.Do you believe El Niño means big snow for Lake Tahoe ski areas?39.76 percent (235 votes): Maybe. Predictions point to a better winter than the last few.28.09 percent (166 votes): Yes, it’s going to nuke.18.44 percent (109 votes): Huh? I’ll believe it when I see it.13.71 percent (81
Published: November 20, 2015
WASHINGTON — It’s still possible in Boston for a mail carrier, an accountant and a Harvard-trained psychiatrist — basically, the crowd from “Cheers” — to live as neighbors.That finding by the real estate brokerage Redfin makes the capital of Massachusetts a rarity at a time when neighborhoods in most U.S. cities are increasingly isolated from each other by income and
Published: November 20, 2015
Volleyball plays a major role in Kaitlynn Watson’s life, and it will continue to do so beyond high school. Watson signed with Loyola University New Orleans on Friday, Nov. 13, following two seasons as a standout for the South Tahoe volleyball team.“I’m just so ecstatic for the opportunity to continue my experience onto the next level — it’s exciting,” the
Published: November 20, 2015
After two decades of coaching soccer at the collegiate level, Ben Wade is stepping away from the pitch. Wade resigned as head coach of the Lake Tahoe Community College men’s soccer team last week, following a year-plus coaching the Coyotes.“I am thankful that I was able to wind up my college career at Lake Tahoe Community College,” Wade said. “Life
Published: November 20, 2015
Brian Polian wants everyone to know once again that his Nevada Wolf Pack will take on a team that is better than its record would indicate.“I can’t explain the 5-5,” said the Wolf Pack coach, referring to the Utah State Aggies’ record. “They’re better than that.”The Aggies (5-5, 4-3), which will host the Wolf Pack (6-4, 4-2) Saturday afternoon, Nov.
Published: November 20, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe boys and girls basketball teams took the court against Indonesian opposition for scrimmages at the Blue Gym on Thursday, Nov. 12. The visit from Developmental Basketball League Indonesia was more about culture than crossovers.“It’s much bigger than basketball — It’s really about the cultural divide that we share between our two countries,” Vikings
Published: November 20, 2015
RENO, Nev. — A federal judge put a Nevada lawsuit challenging U.S. sage grouse protections on the fast-track Wednesday but said she isn’t ready to decide in the meantime whether to temporarily suspend the regulations critics say will cripple rural economies across the West.A Reno lawyer arguing for a temporary injunction said the new restrictions on mining and livestock grazing
Published: November 21, 2015
Lake Tahoe’s South Shore business community is busy preparing for Small Business Saturday and celebrating anniversaries.RISE DESIGNS CELEBRATES EIGHT YEARSIn 2007, Marley Reel and Mike Miller began operating a graphic design and screen printing business out of their Meyers, California, garage.Eight years later, RISE Designs is in a shop at the end of Santa Fe Road. Business is good and
Published: November 21, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Dreams of an integrated, seamless transit system in the Lake Tahoe Basin are still on the drawing board, but the green vision lacks cash to completely fuel it.That was one takeaway from a Wednesday, Nov. 18, panel discussion on the future of transit on Lake Tahoe’s North and South Shore. Panelists included George Fink from Tahoe
Published: November 21, 2015
COMMUNITY GIVING TREEHelp CASA bring a little holiday magic to a child in need this season.Select an ornament from the Community Giving Tree at the South Lake Tahoe Library, and put a smile on the face of a CASA child.Here is how you can help: visit the South Lake Tahoe Library at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., and select an ornament
Published: November 21, 2015
With apologies to Independence Day, Thanksgiving is the most authentic of our national holidays. It is the one day when, in the middle of a workweek, we pause our digital devices to gather and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for.Oh, and there is football. And, of course, there is wine — usually lots of wine.While there
Published: November 21, 2015
Wintertime in the High Sierra means warm winter fires, hot chocolate, fresh turns and snow days. The season also offers ample opportunity for leisure reading, especially if you’re on vacation. Here are 12 Kindle-friendly reads with seasonal flavor, whether it’s history, mystery, snow-focused or just plain fun. All book reviews were sourced from Amazon.1. Snowball’s Chance: The Story of the
Published: November 22, 2015
A couple years ago, I ran a column on a revolutionary method of roasting a chicken, a new technique that has rocked the culinary industry. It was introduced by the late Judy Rogers, owner of Zuni Cafe in San Francisco and author of “The Zuni Cafe cookbook,” and involves very high heat and a short cook time.So I ran the
Published: November 22, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — A project to link Las Vegas and Southern California with a high-speed train got a boost this week when the newly formed Nevada High-Speed Rail Authority approved an exclusive relationship with long-suffering XpressWest.The panel’s move Wednesday to select the company as a franchisee — and sideline other futuristic yet far-fetched transportation concepts floated to the group
Published: November 22, 2015
While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life.And here are some good reasons:• You can brag about pardoning a turkey — like Obama.• You truly are what you eat. Who wants to be a “butterball”?• Fruits and vegetables
Published: November 22, 2015
For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. According to South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue, many households engage in holiday activities that serve as some of the leading causes of
Published: November 22, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — After years in the public review process, the proposed development for the eastern end of Truckee that’s garnered criticism from residents — and praise from the developer — is heading to a vote.A two-night public hearing will be held Monday and Tuesday at Truckee Town Hall, where the Truckee Planning Commission will listen to presentations and comment
Published: November 16, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — In an effort to enhance airborne emergency service access to the North and West shores of Lake Tahoe, a landing pad for helicopters is on its approach to Tahoe City.Slated to touch down on the Tahoe City Golf Course, pending approvals, the 60-foot-wide concrete heliport would be available only to emergency service providers.Last week, the Golf
Published: November 23, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — When it boils down to it, there are two simple ways to classify a book: published or unpublished, and Celeste León’s debut novel — “Luck is Just the Beginning” — is about to shift from the latter to the former. “It was a painstaking process and it took a lot of self-discipline,” León said at her Tyrolian-style
Published: November 23, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Like every aspiring young skier in the mid 1980s, Jeff Engerbretson dreamed of one day slashing turns like Scot Schmidt, Tom Day and Robbie Huntoon in a Warren Miller movie.More than 30 years later, he’ll settle for watching his daughter play out that dream. “I’m definitely proud, but I’m definitely jealous,” Jeff said of his daughter
Published: November 23, 2015
TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. — An extended electric guitar solo by a rocker in red long johns, a flurry of silly string blasted at skiers on the first few chairs and entreaties to “keep winter weird” kicked off the 2015-16 ski season at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort on Friday, Nov. 20.The opening day celebrations were the earliest in 11 years for the South
Published: November 20, 2015
Switch up the standard side dishes this Thanksgiving by trying this delicious version of macaroni and cheese. This crowd-pleaser will have everyone going back for seconds. In the mood for a little bacon? Add a half-pound of cooked and chopped bacon to the pasta mixture before baking. To prep this dish ahead of time, follow the same steps, stopping before
Published: November 21, 2015
For brewmaster Ryan Parker, joining Cold Water Brewery was a chance to branch out and try something new; and it was a place to expand on his craft. “Every beer is an art form,” he said, describing his approach. “Experimentally it’s nice to have that room to grow.”For him, it’s all about the beer and the community that comes along
Published: November 21, 2015
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the nation’s largest drinking water distributor, bought nearly 13,000 acres of remote farms in July for $256 million, rattling farmers but giving it prized rights to the Colorado River.Why is the Colorado River so important?The river, which travels 1,400 miles from Colorado to northern Mexico, is the main source of water for an extremely
Published: November 23, 2015
The Girl Scouts of South Lake Tahoe would like to thank Jeff and Rosie Cowen, owners of the Blue Angel Cafe, for donating use of their beautiful loft to the girl scouts for our Juliette Low Birthday Celebration. In honor of Juliette Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, the scouts hosted and took part in a masquerade tea party. In
Published: November 23, 2015
On behalf of the Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, I would like to thank Barton Health employees and physicians for their incredible generosity.More than 647 employees in 35 departments participated in a fundraising drive for the South Lake Tahoe Warm Room. Employees and physicians raised $2,040 in funds and donated more than 3,000 items — approximately $8,000 in value —
Published: November 23, 2015
DAYTON, Nev. — The Whittell football team capped a historic 2015 season playing for a state championship. On the biggest stage, the Warriors ultimately couldn’t slow a powerhouse that made history of its own while staying atop the state.“We’re proud of where we got and we’re happy to be here — we played our hearts out and that’s all that
Published: November 23, 2015
The South Tahoe boys basketball team opens its 2015 season on Friday night, Nov. 27, against a familiar face. The Vikings host Foothill (Sacramento) at the Blue Gym on Friday at 7 p.m., tipping off their campaign against a Mustangs team coached by former STHS basketball standout Drew Hibbs.Hibbs won the Northern Nevada League MVP award during the 1984 season,
Published: November 23, 2015

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