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The Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe (SISLT) honored 22 local high school and community college students at a scholarship luncheon at Harveys Lake Tahoe on Wednesday.The service organization awarded $21,500 to eight South Tahoe High School students, two George Whittell High School students and seven Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) students.Seven STHS students who won $1,000 scholarships included Bailey
Published: June 5, 2015
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe, local volunteers working on behalf of the University of California Cooperative Extension in Davis, will hold the June Day Jamboree and Plant Sale on June 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) Demonstration Garden.Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions about gardening at
Published: June 5, 2015
Tahoe Regional Young Professionals (TRYP) has events scheduled for June. A South Shore Networking Mixer on June 10, and a professional development workshop on June 17. All members of the community are invited to attend, regardless of age. Although membership is encouraged and available for purchase at each event, it is not required.South Shore Networking Mixer: June 10 from 6
Published: June 5, 2015
Summer vacations are perfect for hitting the road and having an adventure or staying closer to home and simply recharging. The slower pace and rest a vacation offers are priceless, but that doesn’t mean you should relax your financial vigilance. Here are some ideas to help you get the most for your money as you travel this summer. Consider off-season
Published: June 5, 2015
The Republican Women will meet June 9 at the Cantina in South Lake Tahoe from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.The group will host guest speaker Lt. Bryan Golmitz of El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Kathleen by calling 530-544-1409, by Sunday.
Published: June 5, 2015
More than 175 helmeted children, parents and teachers pedaled down Apache Avenue in waves of bicycles Thursday morning toward Lake Tahoe Environmental Sciences Magnet School as part of a week-long bike to school event.Portions of the organized mass ride started on the bicycle trail running along Highway 50, while others trickled in from the surrounding Meyers community.All ended up in
Published: June 5, 2015
The Tahoe Douglas Fire District and Skyland Fire Adapted Community will execute an inter-agency wildfire evacuation drill on June 8 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drill will simulate a real evacuation event to give residents the opportunity to practice evacuating from their homes and getting to the designated safe zone. Situations that could cause a
Published: June 5, 2015
Kahle Community Center summer RAD Camps are open for registration. Each week campers take four field trips and have one themed field day at Kahle Park. Registration packets and calendars are available for pick up at Kahle Community Center. Camp takes place Monday through Friday. Campers eligible are first- through sixth-graders. Cost is $23 per day. For more information, call
Published: June 5, 2015
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn the citizens of scams that are occurring in Douglas County. There are numerous scams and to identify each one as how it is presented is very difficult.1. The first scam to be addressed is the IRS scam. A caller identifies himself as an agent and suggests you contact your lawyer or pay
Published: June 5, 2015
El Dorado County Board of SupervisorsJune 9, 9 a.m.Board of Supervisors Room, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, Calif.Lake Tahoe Community College Board of TrusteesJune 9, 6:15 p.m.Board room, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.Board of trustees will discuss LTCC’s new environmental technology degree program, the 2015/2016 tentative budget, and Measure F bonds.Lake Tahoe Unified School District BoardJune 9, 6:30 p.m.Board
Published: June 5, 2015
El Dorado County joins the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), the California Hospital Association, and a broad-based coalition of Medi-Cal providers known as We Care for California in urging the Legislature and Administration to eliminate Assembly Bill 97 (2011) Medi-Cal rate cuts, and increase Medi-Cal payments to healthcare providers and health plans during the upcoming State Budget negotiations.“Many El
Published: June 5, 2015
Some South Lake Tahoe bicycle path projects may be set for this summer, while others will be deferred until next year or beyond, according to Jim Marino from the city’s public works department.Marino gave an update to the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Facilities Joint Powers Authority bicycle advisory commission on Friday.The Class I bicycle path rehabilitation project from Trout Creek
Published: June 5, 2015
Every South Tahoe High School student had the opportunity to take home snapshots of their 2015-2016 year with the distribution of free yearbooks last week, reflecting what the principal said will become a tradition.Principal Chad Houck said more than 1,000 yearbooks were published for high school students, compared to the 400 that were purchased last year.“We’re very excited about this,”
Published: June 5, 2015
“So, how did it go with our little wilderness camper?” Wifey asks.“Umm ... Well, I suppose,” I respond.It’s true, more or less.Jane and I managed to dodge most of the Memorial Day Weekend rain. We did have some fun fishing and exploring. And even though I couldn’t quite find the right combination of ultimatums and explanations to convince Jane that
Published: June 5, 2015
Placer County and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) have released a Notice of Preparation for scoping an environmental impact document for two actions: the draft Tahoe Basin Area Plan and implementing regulations and the Tahoe City Lodge project.The draft Tahoe Basin Area Plan is a land use document guiding growth, land development, and natural resource management in Placer County’s
Published: June 5, 2015
For the month of June, we are planning to kick off our “Meet the Police” outreach campaign. Two efforts — our Open House, and Coffee with a Cop will be starting in June. The police department strives to blend community service and protection of its residents. The more we hear from you, the better we are able to provide excellence
Published: June 5, 2015
Kim AlexisMarcus AllenJared AllenRay AllenAnthony AndersonCharles BarkleyShane BattierBrian BaumgartnerJosh BeckettJerome BettisJames BlakeBlake BortlesMartin BrodeurTim BrownBilly BushLarry the Cable GuyJoe CarterBrandi ChastainRoger ClemensVince ColemanCris CollinsworthDavid ConeVinny Del NegroJay DemarcusTrent DilferHerm EdwardsTyler EifertJohn ElwayCedric The EntertainerMike EruzioneMarshall FaulkMardy FishColt FordTom GlavineRodney GormanRobbie GouldTrent GreenPenny HardawayRodney HarrisonAJ HawkDennis HaysbertTrevor HoffmanOliver HudsonSebastian JanikowskiDan JansenAndruw JonesDavid JusticeBrian KellySteve KerrKenny LoftonDerek LoweGreg MadduxFred McGriffJim McMahonKevin MillarBode
Published: June 5, 2015
El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies launched an investigation on the Tahoe Wellness Cooperative early Monday morning, forcing the business to close down for most of the day.In addition to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, agents from the state’s Franchise Tax Agency, Board of Equalization and Department of Insurance were also present, according to Franchise Tax Agency spokeswoman Tami Grimes.Grimes
Published: June 2, 2015
LOGAN SHOALS -- A driver and a dog were killed in a solo-vehicle crash just northeast of Cave Rock Wednesday morning. The driver, 75-year-old Darlene M. Hall of Skyforest, was declared dead at the scene. Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District (TDFPD) personnel had to extricate Hall about an hour after the incident was first reported. The incident occurred a few
Published: June 3, 2015
A plan to fill a nearly-empty lot at Friday Avenue and Highway 50 received the South Lake Tahoe city council’s blessings Monday, paving the way for a project that’s been under development or planned since 1998.In a 5-0 vote, the council allocated 6,307 square feet of commercial floor area to Tahoe Stateline Ventures for another phase of its Chateau project.Of
Published: June 4, 2015
This 3- to 4-foot long rattlesnake was found under a porch on Treehaven Drive in South Lake Tahoe by Chad Davis late Tuesday morning. El Dorado County Animal Services in South Lake Tahoe sent an Animal Services officer who safely captured the snake and relocated it to an unpopulated area of the county. There was no known contact with the
Published: June 4, 2015
August 4th 1948 - June 3rd 2015Joe was born to Joseph and Phyllis Krieger on August 4th 1948 in Cornwall, New York. He moved to Anaheim California at the age of five.He joined the Navy when he was eighteen to serve his country in the Vietnam war. In 1977 Joe decided to spend the summer in South Lake Tahoe and
Published: June 8, 2015
The City of South Lake Tahoe invites the public to provide input on future improvements to the Regan Beach Public Park on June 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation and Swim Complex in the gym located at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. There is no cost to attend.For more information, contact Jim Marino at jmarino@cityofslt.us.
Published: June 9, 2015
The thunder in the fast-moving clouds made people look up at the sky and wonder if the raindrops were going to hold off long enough for South Tahoe High School (STHS) graduation ceremony to conclude Friday afternoon. They didn’t, but by the end, it didn’t seem to matter. There was a certain sense of urgency when the first drops started
Published: June 9, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe Epic Curling wrapped up its spring curling league, with Game of Stones taking home the championship at SLT Ice Arena. Teammates Ray Sidney, Adam Michalski, Matt Asher and Caroline Fallu surged through the second half of the season to edge out #One for the title.An 0-1-1 start seemed to doom Game of Stones, but
Published: June 9, 2015
Anyone who has raised kids knows that they can get pretty expensive. Young people who are thinking about starting families often wonder if there’s a good way to estimate how much their kids will cost them.The U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes a report on the costs that can be a handy financial planning tool. The report is titled, “Expenditures on
Published: June 2, 2015
When I wrote “ETF Trading Strategies Revealed” in 2006 I said that ETFs would become a household name and explode in popularity.That’s happening. There are now 1,488 ETFs with assets totaling $2.1 trillion. Asset flows into ETFs already exceed those into mutual funds, and now ETF growth has reached another milestone: Assets in exchange-traded products now match total hedge fund
Published: June 3, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s statewide gaming win increased by 5.4 percent in April.“For the first four months of the calendar year, every market we track in the state is up with the exception of North Shore Tahoe,” said Gaming Control Board analyst Mike Lawton.He said the driver behind the increase over that period is the steady increase in the
Published: June 3, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada businesses added more jobs in April than in any month over the past 10 years.Economist Bill Anderson of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said the state saw an increase of 12,800 jobs over the month.The unemployment rate remained at 7.1 percent in April,Anderson said that’s the same as the rate in the Las
Published: June 3, 2015
A recent decision of the Tax Court (in the Redisch case) reminds us of how a bloke has to act with respect to the “conversion” of that vacation home to a rental property, entitling the taxpayer to the potential tax benefits of that rental loss, and the possibility of even deducting a loss upon the eventual sale of the property.The
Published: June 3, 2015
This week, I’m going to dip back into the editor’s notebook to share some recent conversations with readers and hopefully shed light on a pair of items.On May 12, we published a letter to the editor from local resident Gaylan Larson, who’s also a school board member with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.Gaylan’s letter, “Market share plummets for hospital
Published: May 26, 2015
The Tahoe Prosperity Center mission is uniting Tahoe’s communities to strengthen regional prosperity. Prosperity is defined as “the condition of being successful or thriving, especially economic well-being.” The Tahoe Prosperity Center is the basin-wide organization focused on that goal for all who live and work in Lake Tahoe.In 2010, the Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan was completed by the City
Published: May 26, 2015
Those of you out there who think Section 1031 solves all problems (Federal as well as state) should not lose sight of California’s requirements.Recall that this section of the Internal Revenue Code permits a bloke (who dots all of the i’s and crosses all of the t’s) to dispose of his investment real estate, replace the old property generally with
Published: May 27, 2015
Politico, an online affiliate of the Washington Post, recently published, “The GOP is dying off. Literally” by Sam McGraw.The author contends that the GOP is the party of “old, white people.” Comparing 2012 election exit polls to US Census life expectancy rates, he predicts some 2.75 million who voted for Romney will be dead by the 2016 election.He acknowledges that
Published: May 27, 2015
I began writing this column over a year ago. In the beginning, I decided I would write about mental health matters and challenge the accepted wisdom about mental illness, drugs, alcohol and the criminalization of nonviolent behavior whenever the facts warranted it.I was motivated partly by a desire to rethink and review some of my 45 years as a physician
Published: May 27, 2015
With that catchy headline suggesting property owners may plant flowers on their neighbor’s property, we figured we would draw you into this admittedly dry Law Review column about California encroachment and easement law.For lawyers, the new case of Richardson v. Franc is significant because it seems to give another basis for courts to avoid forcing removal of structures and landscaping
Published: May 28, 2015
As you may know, last week Placer County Local Agency Formation Commission released a preliminary draft of the Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis for the proposed incorporation of Olympic Valley.We are disappointed in what we view as a seriously flawed document with incorrect data and premature conclusions. Incorporate Olympic Valley is working with LAFCO and its financial consultant (RSG) to improve the
Published: June 1, 2015
It is time to get involved and have your voices heard. The draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Village at Squaw Valley has been issued, with the public comment period ending July 17, 2015.The document can be found at Placer County’s website, with print versions at various local offices. While it is a large and intimidating document, select your
Published: June 2, 2015
As anyone who has tried to drive north on Highway 89 or in the Truckee area during a Sunday or holiday Monday snowstorm knows, traffic during these times comes to a standstill.Even when I-80 is open, traffic backs up due to congestion on the freeway, and when 80 is closed, cars have become stranded on 89 overnight. The roads in
Published: June 2, 2015
As of my deadline, Gov. Sandoval and members of the Nevada legislature are frantically trying to hammer together the most important parts of their agendas before adjournment, which must take place by 1 a.m., Tuesday, June 2.The problem is many players have different agendas. By the time you read this, the differences will either have been settled or we will
Published: June 3, 2015
It seems like only yesterday that Red, White and Tahoe Blue was formed to celebrate our great nation’s birthday.The idea was the brainchild of local Realtor Tom Bruno, who was inspired by the Fireworks and Boston Pops music celebration on July 4th and who shared his idea for a comparable event at the then-Tuesday Bonanza Community meeting.Several of us present
Published: June 3, 2015
The May 28 guest column by the chair of the Tahoe Prosperity Center entitled, “Collaboration key to grow Tahoe’s economy,” represents the kind of wrong thinking and promotion that eventually makes special places like Lake Tahoe less special. Growing Tahoe’s economy is the wrong emphasis.Residents who want “more amenities like sidewalks with lights,” “better job opportunities,” and “higher wages and
Published: June 3, 2015
Landlords, listen up because many of you are making mistakes in your residential lease notices, which is understandable given the complexity of California law – forever adding new notice requirements for residential landlords.30- Versus 60-Day NoticeFor about a million years, residential landlords and tenants in month-to-month tenancies were required to give 30-day notices to terminate the lease.As any real estate
Published: June 4, 2015
As the season approaches, we the residents of the greater Truckee/Tahoe area are presented with a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. A conundrum, a dilemma, a mental exercise in fortitude.The answer to this question could cost some their careers, their marriages and even their sanity. Soon this question will consume all our waking hours. It will cause
Published: June 4, 2015
It’s Friday night at Viking Stadium and South Tahoe is entrenched in a battle on the gridiron. The whistle blows following a play, but not everyone gets up — an injured Viking remains on the turf in need of assistance. Suddenly, a group of student trainers rushes onto the field to assess the injury — and gains valuable hands-on experience
Published: June 10, 2015
FREMONT, Calif. — When the Lake Tahoe Epic Curling foursome of Lonny Mallery, Yvonne Logan, Ray Sidney and Larry Sidney met up for the Golden Gate Bonspiel tournament, expectations were unclear. By the end of the three-day tournament held over Memorial Day weekend at Sharks Ice, the team had reached a new level of success.While all four teammates are LTEC
Published: June 10, 2015
A few doors down from KNUI radio was Auntie Henrietta’s Laundry Mat. Auntie Henrietta was the nicest lady on the Valley Island of Maui. I would drop off a basket full of dirty tennis socks, shirts and shorts on Monday, and Tuesday morning would find that basket on my desk at the station full of nice clean, folded clothes, smelling
Published: June 9, 2015
A “tear gas-like substance” and an upward crawl through a muddy tube are among the new challenges that will face participants at this year’s Tough Mudder Tahoe obstacle race at Northstar California.The annual exercise in punishment takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Truckee ski resort. Tough Mudder’s approximately 11-mile course includes 20 obstacles along the way. Updated and completely
Published: June 10, 2015
A structure fire on Seminole Way in Zephyr Cove was reported at 4:48 a.m. Monday. Passersby noticed the blaze and woke the residents in the home. The fire was extinguished rapidly by Tahoe Douglas Fire Department. The point of origin appeared to be at the hot tub, according to Tahoe Douglas Fire Marshal Eric Guevin. The fire was contained to
Published: June 8, 2015
Musician and actor Justin Timberlake has signed on to play in this year’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament July 14-19 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, adding some extra star power to the lineup of athletes, actors and comedians set to partake.He’s sure to be a huge draw to this year’s tournament. I know people in the Tahoe Daily Tribune
Published: June 10, 2015
After a stretch of wet weather, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe will welcome sunny skies in style this weekend with the opening of a new poolside day club.The Splash Day Club will feature DJs, bottle service and day beds centered around Hard Rock’s outdoor pool, the largest of its kind at the South Shore.RCA Nashville recording artist and
Published: June 10, 2015
“Lake Tahoe’s Most Scenic Paddle” comes to Sand Harbor State Park this weekend.The Thunderbird Paddling Festival takes place throughout the day Saturday and includes a variety of events, from a four-mile paddle to an eight-mile paddle to open-water swims of up to 2.4 miles. The final competition of the day is the Big Blue Waterman Challenge, which takes place at
Published: June 10, 2015
Published: June 10, 2015
Potential proposals to increase regulations on South Lake Tahoe vacation home rentals (VHR) has drawn criticism from real estate agencies and vacation rental owners alike.With the South Lake Tahoe City Council expected to take up the matter at its June 16 meeting, the South Tahoe Association of Realtors has sponsored a call to action via a website and mailers.Sharon Kerrigan,
Published: June 10, 2015
Calls resulting in arrestJune 12:27 a.m. Resisting in the 4000 block of Cedar Avenue. 11:38 a.m. Suspended/revoked license in the 3000 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. 5:03 p.m. Warrant in the area of Viking Road and Lake Tahoe Boulevard. June 27:35 a.m. Trespassing in the 800 block of Stateline Avenue. 11:38 a.m. Drunk in public in the 1300 block of
Published: June 10, 2015
A few doors down from KNUI radio was Auntie Henrietta’s Laundry Mat. Auntie Henrietta was the nicest lady on the Valley Island of Maui. I would drop off a basket full of dirty tennis socks, shirts and shorts on Monday, and Tuesday morning would find that basket on my desk at the station full of nice clean, folded clothes, smelling
Published: June 9, 2015
Public disgust with the dysfunctional IVGID Board is growing. Nothing will happen, though, unless that disgust translates into some sort of communication and action on the part of the residents of the district, who have historically been long on complaining and short on action. So what is to be done? Well, one thing is to make sure that the conversation
Published: June 10, 2015
It has been nearly one year since I communicated with Ms. Clara Lawson, Public Works Engineer at Washoe County.I had emailed and talked with her via phone about what I perceived as hazardous Incline street safety issues. She responded in a timely fashion by having a “Yield Ahead” sign installed on Fairview Boulevard, approaching First Green.However, since then, there has
Published: June 10, 2015
A recent private letter ruling issued by the Revenooers may come as a surprise to some.IRS says that a corporation’s dissolution under state law is not the equivalent of a “termination” for income tax purposes, and the corporation must continue to file returns as long as it operates in a corporate manner.In this case, a bloke formed a corporation that
Published: June 10, 2015
Admirers of democracy, checks and balances, and “certain unalienable rights” of man have cause to celebrate.June 15 is the 800th anniversary of King John being forced by his barons to sign the Magna Carta at Runnymede, England.Unpopular taxes (what else) gave birth to the document. It was drawn up by the Archbishop of Canterbury to assure peace and dealt with
Published: June 10, 2015
The recent news about the economy and corporate profits showed that GDP shrank by 0.7 percent in the first quarter and profits fell by 5.7 percent.Profits also fell in last year’s fourth quarter. Profit growth is the mother’s milk of bull markets, so some on Wall Street see little upside for stocks.The market strategists at Goldman Sachs expect stocks to
Published: June 10, 2015
The role emotions play on purchasing decisions is a fascinating subject. Today, we look into why people purchase things and what can marketers learn.How emotions affect our purchasesOnly 20 percent of purchases are actually made based on logic. The other 80 percent is pure emotion. I’m probably the worst when it comes to this.The emotion of likeability predicts whether or
Published: June 10, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for June 2-9.June 2At 8:45 a.m. in the 100 block of Country Club Drive, deputies responded to a report of fraud. Victim was a taxi company that reported driving the suspect to numerous locations in Reno and Incline Village. Upon
Published: June 10, 2015
Our Parks and Recreation Guide is getting a facelift. It is now the IVGID Quarterly Magazine. You will still be able to use it as a way to learn about all of our programs, but it will now be so much more. Instead of being published twice a year, we will be publishing quarterly.Two of the issues will still be
Published: June 10, 2015
The header for the “My Turn” column by Kurt Zapata in Friday’s Sierra Sun — “What’s worse — Burning Man, or Ironman?” — was enough of an invitation to read on, knowing it would likely be upsetting for me. The quality of the writing is good; the tone and intention is venomous. He speaks in terms of “we,” as if all
Published: June 9, 2015
Published: June 10, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Like a trendy new cocktail, a newly restored historic Truckee liquor store is blending hints of the contemporary while paying tribute to its roots.Zander’s Spirits, Etc. officially opened for business at the end of February 2015 at 11008 Donner Pass Road, but the history of the space goes back more than a generation. Offering up a collection
Published: June 10, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The history of the Sierra Nevada came to life this past weekend through artifacts and exhibits inside the newly unveiled Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center.On Saturday, the new visitor center east of Donner Lake officially opened to the public — an event roughly 20 years in the making that garnered much fanfare.“With the opening of this
Published: June 9, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below is a recap of the top stories from June 1-7 at www.tahoedailytribune.com.1. Driver and dog killed in crashDarlene M. Hall, 75, of Skyforest, Calif., was killed in a solo vehicle crash the morning of June 3 near Cave Rock on Tahoe’s East Shore.She was traveling northeast on Highway 50 when she veered off the road in
Published: June 8, 2015
A group of Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School fifth-graders, a field trip to San Francisco Bay Area marine facilities, and a lot of scavenged materials transformed a room into a walk-through version of the San Francisco Estuary.Following a trip to San Francisco earlier this year, fifth-grade students rolled up their sleeves and dove into creating a walk-through model housed
Published: June 10, 2015
Thomas Roy Harney was a teacher at South Tahoe High School in the 1950s and sponsors these awards. The award given in his name is for achievement in the communicative arts - Emily AminianCarol Joy Pace Harney Award outstanding achievement in the musical arts - Ally MarschakJune Marie Harney Award for outstanding senior in the performing arts -Korrigan ZwijaczFay Helig
Published: June 10, 2015
AustinJon David Yale Austin, a boy, born on June 4 to Charles Austin and Lindsay Anne of Placerville.EstradaXimena Christina Estrada, a girl, born on June 5 to German Estrada and Adriana Rizo-Estupinan of Gardnerville.JuryLilian M Jury, a girl, born on June 3 to John and Myanna Jury of Gardnerville.RecinosMia Sophia Recinos, a girl, born on June 2 to Jesse Recinos
Published: June 10, 2015
Local artist group Tahoe Art League announced its Artist Studio Tour for two weekends July 24, 25, 26 and July 31, Aug. 1, 2 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m..Attendees will visit 30 local artists at 20 locations in South Lake Tahoe locations to talk with them and view their sculptures, oils, watercolors, and dye on silks, drawings, photography, jewelry
Published: June 10, 2015
Visitors popped in and out the South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation open house on Saturday, grabbing a sneak peak of what activities and amenities were available to residents.The open house, an annual event, corresponded with a slew of South Lake Tahoe 50th Anniversary events occurring during the year, as well as a kickoff to the Spring into Summer showcase
Published: June 10, 2015
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Toby A.A. Heaps on my radio show. Toby is the CEO and co-founder of the Corporate Knights. In 2007 he coined the term, “clean capitalism.”The Corporate Knights publish a magazine on sustainable living, and for the last 10 years have been putting together a global ranking of the 100 most sustainable corporations in
Published: June 8, 2015
For children with interest in the performing arts, the Sierra Tahoe Children’s Theater will be offering its summer theater workshop for two weeks beginning June 15. The workshop is for students who are entering first-grade through ninth-grade. Participants will work on acting, singing, dancing, improvisation, auditioning and other theater skills and includes a performance at the end of the two
Published: June 10, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The finish line is within sight for North Tahoe High School seniors. Of 70 graduates from the 2014-15 class, 18 will do so this week with the distinction of valedictorian, and one as salutatorian.Graduates who have earned a grade point average of 4.0 or above are recognized valedictorians, while the top-ranked graduate after valedictorians is named
Published: June 8, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — To address water supply and quality concerns for portions of the West Shore, the Tahoe City Public Utility District plans to build a treatment plant as early as next year.Located between Homewood and Tahoma, the McKinney Quail Water Service Area that serves 559 connections has historically experienced supply and quality deficiencies.The TCPUD is considering three potential
Published: June 8, 2015
Fireside ChatCivic Pioneers: trials and tribulations of successfully forming the City of South of Lake TahoeFormation of the second City in El Dorado County historyJune 10 at 7 p.m.City Council Chambers located at 1901 Airport Road. Parks and Recreation Commission MeetingJune 11, at 9 a.m.For more information, call (530) 542-6056. Community Wildfire Protection Plan MeetingJune 11, at 11 a.m.The South
Published: June 10, 2015
Community alert! It has come to the attention of the Lake Tahoe Humane Society that some animals in South Lake Tahoe are being poisoned! The Lake Tahoe Humane Society has received several complaints from residents in the area of Reno Avenue and Chris Avenue who have seen dog treats placed randomly around, it appears the dog treats have been coated
Published: June 10, 2015
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Authorities are asking for help in identifying a man suspected in several armed robberies of regional pharmacies, including two at North Lake Tahoe.The most recent robbery occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, when a masked gunman entered the Rite Aid at 8245 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s
Published: May 25, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — When passing cyclists on a California road this summer season, motorists need to remember to provide a multi-foot cushion — it’s the law. In a state known for being heavily reliant on automobiles, California adopted a law that went into effect last September, requiring drivers to stay at least 3 feet away when passing bicyclists on public
Published: May 29, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A judge at Lake Tahoe has refused to grant a protective order sought by an ex-Nevada lawmaker who says bear protection advocates have been harassing him since he initiated efforts to trap a bear that damaged his vacation home.Incline Village Justice of the Peace E. Alan Tiras denied the request Wednesday, partly because the trap recently
Published: May 30, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A fire seriously damaged a home on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe overnight Saturday, an official said.The two people and a dog inside were not hurt in the incident.The North Tahoe Fire Protection District responded to the home at 495 Tamarack Lane in Tahoe City just before midnight after numerous reports of a fire, said NTFPD
Published: May 31, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A horde of residents and emergency personnel checking in and working at a mock evacuation center — all while helicopters flew overhead — was the scene in Incline Village this past weekend.It was part of a community-wide wildfire drill Saturday morning around Diamond Peak Ski Resort to better prepare residents, volunteers and officials for when disaster
Published: June 3, 2015
Below are select incidents from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office press log for Incline Village/Crystal Bay for May 26 to June 1.May 26At 9:21 a.m., in the 900 block of Incline Way, deputies responded to a report of a drunk, obnoxious male on foot creating a disturbance. The subject was detained and transported, as he was unable to care for
Published: June 3, 2015
Below are select incidents from the Truckee Police Department’s press log for May 12-26 along with previously unreported incidents.May 12Police investigated a 2-vehicle side-swipe collision that occurred at about 7:50 p.m. on Glenshire Drive, east of Donner Pass Road. The driver of one vehicular was arrested for DUI.May 13A juvenile was found to have started several small fires in a
Published: June 4, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Below are select incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for April 24-30.April 24At 1:50 p.m. on the 3200 of Edgewater in Tahoe City, an unknown suspect siphoned several gallons gas from a victim’s vehicle.April 26At 11:15 a.m. on the 7800 Block of North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe Vista, an unknown suspect stole a
Published: June 4, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Prompted in part due to results of a statewide survey, the Tahoe-Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence Coalition recently launched its own poll into youth marijuana use.According to the 2014 California Healthy Kids Survey, 77 percent of Tahoe Truckee Unified School District ninth-graders who took the survey reported no marijuana use in the past 30 days — down
Published: June 4, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The percentage of Tahoe Truckee Unified School District seniors donning a cap and gown is rising, surpassing state and county figures.For the 2013-14 school year, 93.1 percent of TTUSD students who entered high school four years prior graduated, up from 89.7 percent in 2012-13 and 90.1 percent in 2011-12, according to recent statistics from the California Department
Published: June 2, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The public is invited to a reception in honor of three deserving Incline public school teachers who recently received prestigious awards in their areas of teaching.The reception will take place Wednesday June 10, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Incline High School’s outdoor courtyard.GINNY HOLMESIncline Middle School Administrator Sharon Kennedy and K-12 Principal Leslie Herman nominated Virginia Holmes
Published: June 4, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — County officials are working to revise outdated parking standards in a drive to better meet mobility needs within North Shore town centers.“We’re a unique tourist destination environment, with year-round residents and limited real estate, and that makes it difficult,” said Peter Kraatz, assistant director of Placer County’s Public Works Department, at a public workshop last month.
Published: June 1, 2015
RENO, Nev. — A wet May has pushed Lake Tahoe back up to its natural rim, but the lake will soon start dropping again because of the four-year drought.It’s the first time the lake straddling the Nevada-California border has been so high since dropping below the rim last October, said Federal Water Master Chad Blanchard.The lake could hover near its
Published: May 31, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Evening traffic delays are possible over the next several months on Highway 267 between Truckee and Brockway Summit.A nearly seven-mile stretch of the road between Schaffer Mill Road and the summit will be repaved, according to Caltrans, with work scheduled to begin this week.“The work involves grinding down the existing roadway and filling it with hot mix
Published: June 2, 2015
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Two stretches of Highway 28 on the California side of Lake Tahoe are scheduled be repaved starting this week, according to Caltrans.Work includes a five-mile section from Sierra Terrace Road in Tahoe City to Carnelian Bay, and a half-mile stretch east of Kings Beach to the Nevada state line.Barring weather, work is scheduled from 6 p.m.
Published: June 8, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Incorporating Olympic Valley appears financially infeasible, a preliminary study has determined — but that could change based on input and future negotiations.The proposed town of Olympic Valley would run a deficit over an eight-year period starting July 1, 2016, the assumed effective date of incorporation, according to scenarios run by RSG, the financial consultant that produced
Published: May 26, 2015
The Truckee football faithful got their money’s worth at the Wolverines’ annual lift-a-thon fundraiser Wednesday.Backed by an enthusiastic crowd of supporters in the old gym, junior lineman Erik Swalander power cleaned 315 pounds — a new Truckee record — before he was mobbed by ecstatic teammates. The lift broke the previous school record of 310 pounds, set by standout linebacker
Published: June 4, 2015
The Optimist Club will be holding the 12th annual “Day In Paradise” at Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers on June 27. The event includes duck races, pancake breakfast, car show, barbecue featuring Overland Meats burgers, barbecued ribs and hot dogs. There will be a beer garden and live music by Pre Flight and Deep Fried Mojo. There will also be
Published: June 11, 2015
On June 19, the League to Save Lake Tahoe invites the public to its annual Summer Kickoff party from 5 to 8 pm. The party will celebrate volunteers and partners and features the grand re-opening of the Fritzi & David Huntington Environmental Education Center in South Lake Tahoe. Tahoe residents and visitors are welcome at this free event. Food will
Published: June 11, 2015
TuesdaysAmerican Legion South Lake Tahoe Certified Farmers’ MarketAmerican Legion Hall Parking Lot, 2732 South Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake TahoeHours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.June 2 to Oct. 6WednesdaysStateline, NV: Farmers Market at Kahle Community Park236 Kingsbury GradeMay 6 through Sept. 30 Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. ThursdaysIncline Village, Nev.: Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek1115 Tunnel Creek Road, Incline Village,
Published: June 11, 2015

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