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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Beavers at Lake Tahoe are faring better than they were just a few years ago, thanks to the efforts of Sherry Guzzi and her posse of volunteers, collectively known as the Sierra Wildlife Coalition.As is the case with many people who become passionate defenders of wildlife, Sherry’s involvement began with the death of a beaver family that
Published: September 3, 2015
Stellar views of Lake Tahoe are among the highlights of an annual run up the slopes of Heavenly Mountain Resort this weekend.Heavenly Mountain Run’s nearly six-mile course includes the ski resort’s Round-A-Bout trail, from which Lake Tahoe’s blue expanse spreads for miles into the distance. The run takes place the morning of Sunday, Sept. 6.“The fourth annual Heavenly Mountain Run
Published: September 3, 2015
There’s plenty going on at Lake Tahoe during the Labor Day holiday. Here’s just a glimpse of the events taking place around the South Shore Friday, Saturday and Sunday:FRIDAY, SEPT. 4Heavenly Village Days on Labor Day Car Show: Heavenly Village, 1001 Heavenly Village Way. 775-586-7000. Sept. 4-7. Sidewalk sale, trophies, poker run, $40 show. Open to all cars, trucks and
Published: September 3, 2015
Lake Tahoe’s famed sternwheelers are set to do battle once again this holiday weekend.The 23rd annual Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race is scheduled for Saturday morning and features the M.S. Dixie II taking on the Tahoe Queen in a Labor Day tradition.“The Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler race pits Nevada’s beloved M.S. Dixie II against California’s Tahoe Queen in a four-mile
Published: September 2, 2015
Sammy Hagar’s 40 years in rock and roll returns to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this weekend.Hagar heads back to Stateline Saturday, Sept. 5, with his latest group, the Circle, and its “A Journey Through the History of Rock Tour.” The group includes Michael Anthony, Van Halen’s former bass player; drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson, a member of the
Published: September 2, 2015
Hard rock band Skid Row will have a new lead singer in tow when they return to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe this weekend.Earlier this year, Skid Row announced it was parting ways with longtime vocalist Johnny Solinger, who is reportedly pursuing solo projects.The vacancy was filled by vocalist Tony Harnell, who previously played with Norwegian band TNT.Skid
Published: September 2, 2015
Ol’ Blue Eyes meets Big Blue at a performance by the Reno Jazz Orchestra Saturday, Sept. 5.The orchestra, featuring singer-songwriter Bobby Caldwell, will perform “Perfectly Frank” at Sand Harbor State Park that night. The performance will include plenty of Frank Sinatra classics.“Take a trip down memory lane with the Reno Jazz Orchestra and enjoy Sinatra’s most famous tunes performed by
Published: September 2, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Wildlife officials on Wednesday released a mother black bear and her cub into the Sierra wilderness, one day after they were accidentally trapped near a home in Crystal Bay.The six-year-old, 150-pound sow and her 30-pound male cub were trapped Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the Nevada Department of Wildlife.NDOW labeled it “a delicate situation”
Published: September 2, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A woman who grew up at North Lake Tahoe intends to outrun cancer and wants others to join her in the race by putting one foot in front of the other — literally.Fueled by her own passion for running and her diagnosis, Devenney Leijon is helping put on a walk, run and stroll event this Saturday
Published: September 2, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Jacob Callanan, 24, a Ski Run Boat Company boat hand, didn’t hesitate on July 25 when he jumped into the water when heard screams for help near Ski Run Marina The act saved a drowning woman’s life.“I knew there was someone in trouble and I was going to get to that person as fast as possible,”
Published: September 2, 2015
All things considered, Brian Polian was proud of what his Nevada Wolf Pack football team accomplished in 2014.“There’s no doubt from Year One (2013) to Year Two (2014) we made significant strides,” said Polian, who will open his third year as the Wolf Pack head coach on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Mackay Stadium against UC Davis. “We went from a
Published: September 2, 2015
Planning to hit the road with your pet for a Labor Day getaway? Before you pack up your car and your pet be sure to heed these pet travel tips for the road to help ensure your four-legged companion is happy and safe. No heads out the window: Although many pets find that sticking their head out the window is
Published: September 2, 2015
It is with the greatest joy, respect and admiration that I thank 33 business owners and managers, South Tahoe Refuse, city council, service organizations, the fire department, the forest service, our community college, hospital staff, district staff, news reporters and community members who attended the Mt. Tallac High School community meet and greet!The experience was amazing! Our students felt valued,
Published: September 2, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — I almost closed out summer last week with the pineapple barbecue sauce recipe — almost. We all know that this weekend is really the big send off, we just don’t like to talk about it.We all know about the Labor Day. We all know how this first Monday in September got its name: Everything is labor intensive.You
Published: September 2, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Chateau at Heavenly Village has a new name: Zalanta Resort at the Village.The name change comes as the second phase of a controversial project near Stateline began this week.Zalanta means “spiritual mountain.”Lew Feldman, a South Shore attorney representing the project’s owner, said development will take approximately 18 months. Projected construction costs have not yet been
Published: September 2, 2015
When Lake Tahoe Unified School District rang in its new school year on Monday, Aug. 31, kicking off new programs was a focus.Bijou Community School bustled as students and parents arrived waves. Instructors and administrators greeted students in English and Spanish while helping them to find classrooms.According to Bijou Principal Cindy Martinez, the school recently added a third grade dual-language
Published: September 2, 2015
City Extends Deadline for Parade Application SubmissionsThe City of South Lake Tahoe invites the community to participate in the City’s 50th Anniversary Parade on Saturday, Sept. 19. It extended the parade application submission deadline to Friday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. Applications are available online at www.cityofslt.us/50parade or at any city office.The theme of the 2015 parade is Past, Present
Published: September 2, 2015
GERLACH, Nev. — Nevada tourism officials are opening up shop on the edge of the Black Rock Desert to welcome travelers to Burning Man and help promote other interesting places and events in the state.The Nevada Division of Tourism’s TravelNevada booth opens at noon Friday on Main Street in Gerlach (GEHR’-lack) next to the office for Friends of the Black
Published: September 1, 2015
Tahoe Daily Tribune’s recent article on the restoration efforts at Seneca Pond should have been titled “Destruction of Seneca Pond.” This is a classic example of a government bureaucracy and “The Forest Service”running wild and wasting our tax payer money. Their motto should be: “If we don’t spend it now we won’t have these funds next year.”They cite some pseudo-scientific
Published: September 1, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Authorities are investigating a pair of church vandalism incidents that occurred overnight Saturday, the latest in a trend of destructive crimes at a North Lake Tahoe community’s places of worship.The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic church at 701 Mt. Rose Highway and The Village Church, a Presbyterian church at 736 McCourry Blvd., both in Incline Village,
Published: September 1, 2015
The Castle Peak 100K was the brain child of Truckee ultrarunner Peter Fain. Last Saturday, after years of planning, and with the help of Co-Race Director Helen Pelster and an entire team of volunteers, the inaugural event came off without a hitch.The course, designed by Fain, covers 62.5 miles of trail, gains over 11,000 feet of elevation, and is already
Published: September 1, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Authorities on Wednesday arrested a Reno man after he allegedly fired a handgun in the air and started a small brushfire near a gated Truckee community.According to the Truckee Police Department, officers responded late Wednesday morning to The Meadows neighboorhood in eastern Truckee, just outside the Glenshire subdivision, to reports of a man with a gun walking
Published: September 1, 2015
Marco Rubio told a crowd of about 200 at the Carson City Community Center on Tuesday that all of America’s problems can be solved and the American Dream restored if the country rejects the path both parties have taken it down in recent years.He said that includes immigration, the economy, education, the weakening of our military and health care, among
Published: September 1, 2015
STATELINE, Nev. — Top experts in the Western United States’ fight against aquatic invasive species are gathering at Lake Tahoe this week. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will host the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species Sept. 2-4.The panel includes representatives from state, federal, and tribal agencies as well as from many academic and nonprofit entities. It was formed
Published: September 1, 2015
MEYERS, Calif. — Imagine Meyers showcasing cleaner building designs, new bike paths and improved pedestrian access. Each of the possibilities is envisioned for the largely residential community below Echo Summit in the Meyers Area Plan. But opponents of the plan worry it could lead to development that would change Meyers from a sleepy town to a bustling tourist destination.The El
Published: September 1, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe football team took plenty of positives away from its season opener, just not the result it wanted. The Vikings lost 35-32 to El Dorado (Placerville, Calif.) Friday night, Aug. 28, at Viking Stadium, letting a double-digit second half lead slip away in their debut under new head coach Louis Franklin.“They’re focused and I
Published: September 1, 2015
LOYALTON, Calif. — The Whittell football team opened its 2015 season with a decisive performance. The Warriors beat Loyalton (Calif.) 58-0 on the road last Saturday, Aug. 29, riding a fast start to a victory over the Grizzlies.Whittell (1-0) opted to take the wind instead of the ball to start the game, and forced a three-and-out after a touchback from
Published: September 1, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Wildlife officials have trapped a mother bear and her cub at Lake Tahoe, but rather than killing them, the bruins will be released in the mountains because they weren’t deemed a threat to public safety.The six-year-old sow and her male cub were trapped Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Crystal Bay along the North Shore, according to a
Published: September 1, 2015
Lake Tahoe’s famed sternwheelers are set to do battle once again this holiday weekend.The 23rd annual Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race is scheduled for Saturday morning, Sept. 5, and it features the M.S. Dixie II taking on the Tahoe Queen in a Labor Day tradition.“The Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler race pits Nevada’s beloved M.S. Dixie II against California’s Tahoe Queen
Published: September 1, 2015
Comedian Bob Zany is almost family up here. Dysfunctional, but family nonetheless. He performs at the Improv at Harveys this week with Kat Simmons.It’s Zany who’s heard every Tuesday on my morning radio show during the “The Zany Report,” which is Bob’s take on current affairs. This guy is so intertwined with social media with his Facebook page, “The Bob
Published: September 1, 2015
In “No Escape,” Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson), his wife Annie (Lake Bell) and their two young daughters Lucy and Beeze (Sterling Jerins and Claire Geare) travel to an unstable, unnamed Southeast Asian nation and are caught up in a mob uprising that targets the country’s dictatorship and all foreigners, especially employees of the multinational conglomerate for which Jack works.Wilson and
Published: September 1, 2015
Dear Henry,Just curious, my cat has started sticking his tongue out, I mean a lot. He will just sit and stick his tongue out at me. It’s cute, but should I be concerned?Thanks,Arnold Dear Arnold.I’m glad you brought this up. While yes — it’s cute, I had a kitty with this habit. While some cats just do this for no
Published: September 1, 2015
Labor Day ­— which falls on Monday, Sept. 7 — unofficially marks the beginning of fall, and a slower way of life in South Lake Tahoe. Autumn in the Sierra Nevada also means fun for gear hounds, as they begin sniffing out deals and planning end-of-season adventures. Check out these gear ideas before heading on your the next paddling, running,
Published: September 1, 2015
Members of South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens, Inc. appreciate the donations of Caesar’s Entertainment at Harvey’s Hotel & Casino, organized by Linda Hunt, for our last Holiday-Christmas Party.The food was very good, as was the service. Thank you for all you did for us!The group also appreciate the donation of beautiful poinsettias for its last holiday/Christmas party by Mr. Bergman,
Published: September 1, 2015
Helping to meet the needs of those who struggle with hunger, Bread & Broth serves evening meals on Mondays at St. Theresa Church Grace Hall and Thursdays at Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church. Bread & Broth is able to serve these meals thanks to the generosity of our many community sponsors and donors. Hosting the Monday, July 27, meal was
Published: August 31, 2015
Can you imagine what the Sierra Nevada might look like if our nation hadn’t had the vision to set aside our national parks and forests? Would the Pacific Crest Trail experience be as dramatic and life-changing without its wilderness areas? Many of our public lands would not be what they are today without the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF),
Published: August 31, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team began its 2015 season on a winning note. The Coyotes downed Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, Calif.) 1-0 on their home field Friday, Aug. 28 to notch a win in Jeremy Evans’ head coaching debut.“We defended like crazy, showed a lot of spirit and held on for the
Published: August 31, 2015
TAHOE TURNING POINT CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENTTahoe Turning Point will host its First Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 17, at Lake Tahoe Golf Course. The cost is $125 per player; it includes a round of golf at Lake Tahoe Golf Course with a cart, practice balls, a breakfast buffet, an on-course lunch, plus a BBQ & Awards ceremony. Registration
Published: August 31, 2015
The Whittell football team is seeking sustained success in 2015 after a turnaround campaign. And even before the start of the season, that challenge has proven difficult.“We’re not going to sneak up on anybody,” Warriors head coach Phil Bryant said. “We’re good enough to win the league — the potential is there, the ability is there, but right now the
Published: August 28, 2015
MEYERS, Calif. — If you’re driving from the San Francisco Bay area to Tahoe via Highway 50, you can’t miss the Pretty Odd Wieners Hot Dog Cart located in Roadrunner Gas Station’s parking lot in Meyers. With its red canopy and flags flying, it’s easy to spot. Owners Brian Main and Jill Barberio would love to say “hi” and serve
Published: August 31, 2015
Warning: Be careful with pets around possible Bubonic plague-infected rodents.Posted signs bearing plague-warning messages recently popped up on trails and areas around South Lake Tahoe and Meyers, even as state and local governments issue a new warning on the bubonic plague.The California Department of Public Health supplied an update on ground squirrels and chipmunks that carry plague-infested fleas in El
Published: August 31, 2015
STATELINE — Since iconic French restaurant Mirabelle at Lake Tahoe re-opened its doors last December, it infused new flavor on the Kingsbury Grade. Mirabelle at Tahoe celebrated a ceremonial grand re-opening Aug. 24 as the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce welcomed the restaurant back to town.For Chef Ken Druley and floor manager Kathleen Pressey, it’s a show of
Published: August 31, 2015
For many young families, outings include a day at the park or an occasional camping trip.Matthew and Kimberly Kinney, regular visitors to South Lake Tahoe, took it one step further; they recently tackled the Tahoe Rim Trail with Thomas, their 1-year-old son. They began their hike July 18 in Tahoe City and finished 11 days, 11 hours later in the
Published: August 31, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Authorities are investigating a pair of church vandalism incidents that occurred overnight Saturday, the latest in a trend of destructive crimes at a North Lake Tahoe community’s places of worship.The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic church at 701 Mt. Rose Highway and The Village Church, a Presbyterian church at 736 McCourry Blvd., both in Incline Village,
Published: August 31, 2015
NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — While out walking in the countryside, avid outdoorsman and District 5 Nevada County Supervisor Richard Anderson wondered about the feasibility of hiking to Nevada City from his home town of Truckee, tent camping all along the way.A few email exchanges and a glance at a trails map told him it was possible to hike or ride
Published: August 30, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Citing numerous environmental concerns for Olympic Valley and the greater Tahoe-Truckee region, members of public are requesting the proposed Village at Squaw Valley development either be rejected or further scaled down.That was a common opinion among the 315 individual comment letters from locals and visitors received by Placer County on the project’s draft Environmental Impact Report.“It
Published: August 30, 2015
MEYERS — Long a watering hole for locals, what used to be Seneca Pond has been plowed over and turned into a mudflat by U.S. Forest Service crews.Bulldozers and dump trucks moved dirt Friday afternoon, Aug. 21, as part of a wetlands restoration project that began this summer.By the time U.S. Forest Service crews are finished, two acres of streams
Published: August 25, 2015
More than two months after the police-involved shooting of Kris Jackson at Tahoe Hacienda Inn, questions still outnumber answers.The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office has not yet released information on whether Jackson, 22, was shot from the front or the back. According to the DA’s office, the case is still under investigation.Despite completion of the county coroner’s report, the
Published: August 25, 2015
El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies chased away a mother bear and three cubs after being caught with their paws in the chest freezer in a Gardner Street garage Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 25, near Emerald Bay Road.According to Deputy Damian Frisby, three bears entered an open garage after catching the scent of just a few orange peels around noon. The residents
Published: August 25, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — After more than a century, Barton Ranch’s iconic buildings — located at the “Y” on Emerald Bay Road — were torn down Tuesday, Aug. 25.South Lake Tahoe’s planning commission gave its blessing to Gary Midkiff and his company to proceed with demolition on Aug. 17. The Ledbetter and Mosher families, owners and descendants of the Barton
Published: August 27, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Authorities on Wednesday arrested a Reno man after he allegedly fired a handgun in the air and started a small brushfire near a gated Truckee community.According to the Truckee Police Department, officers responded late Wednesday morning to The Meadows neighboorhood in eastern Truckee, just outside the Glenshire subdivision, to reports of a man with a gun walking
Published: August 30, 2015
STATELINE, Nev. — For the second time this week, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has killed a black bear deemed a threat to public safety at Lake Tahoe, officials said.A yearling female bear, about 18 months old, was trapped during the evening hours between Thursday night and Friday morning in the Kingsbury area of Douglas County, near the lake’s South
Published: August 30, 2015
I didn’t actually want to go to Los Angeles. My mental schema for the City of Angels included a recent Netflix documentary I had watched on the ruthless MS-13 gangs permeating L.A., a YouTube video someone made me watch to revive the memory of Rodney King and the L.A. riots that ensued, and a mental video I had compiled of
Published: August 30, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe football team started fast and showed positive signs in its season opener, but ultimately couldn’t close out a win. The Vikings fell 35-32 to El Dorado (Placerville, Calif.) Friday night, Aug. 28, at Viking Stadium, letting a double-digit second half lead slip away in the narrow defeat.South Tahoe (1-0) scored on its first
Published: August 29, 2015
The 2015 Lake Tahoe Community College men’s soccer team has more players than any junior college team in California. And the nationally-ranked Coyotes are counting on that depth to build off a strong inaugural campaign.“We have four people for every position fighting for that spot,” LTCC head coach Ben Wade said. “That breeds competition, competition breeds greatness, and the cream
Published: August 28, 2015
In its second season, Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer team is starting fresh. The Coyotes enter 2015 under new head coach Jeremy Evans, and they will look to replicate the success of the program’s inaugural campaign while creating a foundation for the future.“I think there are cool things to come here with the field, the college and the community
Published: August 28, 2015
Hello fellow anglers; the weather cooled down a little and fishing is picking up around the area. Last weekend I took a trip early Saturday morning up to the East Carson River above Markleeville. The mornings are cold, but it warmed up by about 7:30 a.m. I fished a few long stretches of the river I have never fished before.
Published: August 28, 2015
STATELINE, Nev. — Nevada Department of Wildlife officers captured a female bear cub near Kingsbury Grade in Stateline early Friday, Aug. 28, and later euthanized it for public safety concerns.According to Chris Healy, Nevada Department of Wildlife’s public information officer, the bear was identified; it recently broken into two different houses in the Kingsbury area in search of food.This is
Published: August 28, 2015
Before the start of the 2015 season, the Whittell girls soccer team almost lost the chance to defend its Div. III state championship. Now that the Warriors have a coach, they’re focused on defending the crown.“We were fundraising all summer just in case we got coaches, and we finally did. It turns out they’re great,” Whittell senior defender Daria Sharon
Published: August 28, 2015
South Lake Tahoe’s Beach Retreat & Lodge will celebrate the end of summer in true Hawaiian fashion this weekend. The lakefront lodge will present Luau at the Lake Sunday, Aug. 30.A paid Hawaiian-themed dinner will be a highlight of the event, which will also offer a free performance that is open to the general public.The dinner buffet will be served
Published: August 28, 2015
North Shore’s Crystal Bay Casino will play host to Oakland’s California Honeydrops this weekend, and the Bay Area band is likely to have some new music in tow when it plays the casino.The group is set to release its latest album, “A River’s Invitation,” on Sept. 11, after which it will launch a full-scale U.S. tour in addition to shows
Published: August 28, 2015
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — The Dragon, the latest addition to San Francisco company DeepFlight’s fleet of advanced personal submersible watercraft, has made its debut at Lake Tahoe.The company’s design team brought the sub to the lake last week to test its dive capabilities in deep water at the Homewood Marina, officials said.The team is spending two weeks in the Sierra, fine-tuning
Published: August 19, 2015
STATELINE — Volunteers stepped up to adopt and maintain the decorative gateway signs that were installed along the three Nevada highways that lead motorists into the Lake Tahoe Basin.The gateway signs read, “Entering the Lake Tahoe Watershed ­— Help Protect It!” They are meant to remind the millions of people who visit Tahoe each year that they are entering a
Published: August 28, 2015
SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Where once it was thought to be just one, there now appear to be seven gray wolves roaming around in Northern California’s Siskiyou County.California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials released a photo Thursday showing five gray wolf pups joined by a pair of adult wolves.It’s the third set of photos to emerge since May in
Published: August 21, 2015
There are many ways to camp. There’s car camping, which does not necessarily entail camping in a car, as the name suggests. There is backpacking, which can take place over one night or extend for several days. There is close-to-home camping and travel-to-a-destination camping. However, though there are many different types of camping, there is one element that is crucial
Published: August 28, 2015
This is the start of membership renewal season at Temple Bat Yam in South Lake Tahoe. Too often the start of the fiscal year is a time filled with angst for Jewish congregants because it signals the start of membership drives. I find it remarkable that at Temple Bat Yam the dues structure is set up on a purely voluntary
Published: August 28, 2015
WILD THINGS PRESENTATIONJoin the Tahoe Heritage Foundation and the U. S. Forest Service at Lake at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater on Friday, Aug. 28, for a fun and educational presentation by Wild Things, Inc. Learn about the animals around the Lake Tahoe area with a live animal presentation!This live lecture is planned for Taylor Creek Visitor Center’s Lake
Published: August 28, 2015
A new era for the South Tahoe football team will begin Friday night, Aug. 28, at Viking Stadium. And under first-year head coach Louis Franklin, the Vikings can’t wait to get started.“We’re ready,” Vikings senior lineman Joe Albrecht said. “Everyone is itching to get out there under the lights and kick some butt.”South Tahoe kicks off its 2015 campaign at
Published: August 28, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — It’s a new year at George Whittell High School — with a new bell schedule, new lessons, and new technology.Students typed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26, in a computer science class, working on newly-acquired Google Chromebooks.Seniors Quinn Kixmiller, Dusty Winter and junior Kai Mangiaracina all worked on coding a digital birthday card as part of their lessons.According
Published: August 28, 2015
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in 2015 summer edition of Tahoe Magazine, a product of the Sierra Sun, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Tahoe Daily Tribune and Lake Tahoe Action. The magazine is available now on newsstands throughout the greater Reno-Truckee-Tahoe region.If having a personal trainer at your fingertips, a winter chalet at Lake Tahoe or a Swedish masseuse on
Published: August 27, 2015
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in 2015 summer edition of Tahoe Magazine, a product of the Sierra Sun, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Tahoe Daily Tribune and Lake Tahoe Action. The magazine is available now on newsstands throughout the greater Reno-Truckee-Tahoe region.If having a personal trainer at your fingertips, a winter chalet at Lake Tahoe or a Swedish masseuse on
Published: August 27, 2015
Mark Sexton is here to free his soul. The Reno-based musician specializes in modern funk and soul music inspired by the likes of Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder.The Mark Sexton Band is scheduled to perform a free show at Heavenly Village Saturday evening.The group recently finished recording a new album at Prairie Sun Recording Studio near Rohnert Park, Calif.
Published: August 27, 2015
Americana music is set to fill Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Vinyl music venue this Friday when Placerville’s the Random Strangers take the stage.Americana incorporates elements of country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, according to the Americana Music Association. The Random Strangers include Suzi Todd (guitar, vocals), Larry Park (guitar and vocals), Rita Harrington (drums), Dave Wren (pedal steel
Published: August 27, 2015
South Shore songwriter Darren Senn will bring his storytelling tunes to South Lake Tahoe’s 968 Park Hotel this weekend. Senn performs a free show at the hotel’s CoffeePub Saturday night. Senn’s songs include the playful lament “I Gotta Get Organized,” a song sometimes covered by popular North Shore Americana and bluegrass act Dead Winter Carpenters.He lists folk, country and blues
Published: August 27, 2015
Carson Pass, southwest of Lake Tahoe, has more than its share of beauty, including distant views, alpine lakes and wildflower-filled meadows. But it’s the area’s colorful history that will be on display this weekend.A free History of Carson Pass Walk is offered from 10-11 a.m. each Saturday starting at the Carson Pass Information Station on State Route 88, about 30
Published: August 27, 2015
With the new school year just around the corner, parents’ attention is turning to school clothes, supplies, and lunches. Yes, school lunches!In past years, USDA had used our nation’s schools as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Not surprisingly, one-third of children have become overweight or obese. Their early dietary flaws become lifelong addictions, raising their risk
Published: August 27, 2015
It would take a lengthy book to highlight every Lake Tahoe viewpoint, but there are more than a few ways to get a fresh look at the lake this weekend, including a supported bike ride on the Flume Trail. If you’re interested in mountain biking and haven’t checked the trail off your list yet, you’re missing out. It’s undoubtedly a
Published: August 27, 2015
Beginners and intermediate mountain bikers will have extra incentive to get out on Lake Tahoe’s Flume Trail this weekend.Lake Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Trail Ride, an inaugural supported trail ride on the scenic East Shore trail, takes place Saturday, Aug. 29, and concludes with a party at Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline Village. The ride includes 14 miles in the saddle
Published: August 27, 2015
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — A first-of-its-kind, wedding-themed adventure race is coming to Lake Tahoe this weekend.The race at the West Shore Café and Inn and Homewood Mountain Resort is geared toward couples getting married or looking at getting married in the Tahoe area — teams of two will battle it out for thousands of dollars of wedding day prizes.“It gives engaged
Published: August 27, 2015
We are so grateful to all the amazing people that made our version of Hot August nights a success!First, a special thanks goes to Ron Rinaldi as he has been helping us for the last five years with this event. Ron, with the help of Todd Marshall, has supported us with his prized and beautiful vintage cars. Over the last
Published: August 27, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — Zephyr Cove Adventures, owned by Andrew Laughlin, offers the South Shore community another option for paddleboarding, kayaking, bicycle rental and retail needs. Laughlin also owns Tahoe City Kayak across the lake, which he purchased in 2005.“We’ve been thinking about opening this shop for years,” Laughlin said at his shop’s ribbon cutting on Monday, Aug. 17.According to Laughlin,
Published: August 27, 2015
Nevada unemployment finished the month of July a full percentage point lower than it was a year ago at 6.9 percent in raw totals.The Las Vegas and Reno reporting areas also saw a full percent decrease ending the month at 7 and 6.3 percent respectively while Carson City reported a nine-tenths decrease to 7.2 percent.Those numbers result in the state’s
Published: August 27, 2015
Dear Henry,I’m new to Tahoe and a bear just moved into the basement of our house. What do I do?Thank you,Scared of the Bear Dear Sacred of the Bear,First, welcome to the lake! Second, don’t be scared of bears. Our bears (black and brown) need not to be feared, but they do need our respect. Bears might be cute, and
Published: August 26, 2015
I often try new veggie burger recipes. They can be challenging, but burgers allow for creativity. Sometimes I’ll use chickpeas and quinoa, or even sweet potato.For this recipe I went for a Southwest-style burger using black beans. I thought it would pair well with a loaf of jalapeño cheddar bread I made recently. The fixins for this burger are different
Published: August 26, 2015
Tahoe rests on the northern boundary of California’s Fourth Congressional District. At this moment, a catastrophic wildfire is raging in the King’s Canyon region on the southern boundary of this very same district. That fire has already consumed 78 square miles of national forests and as of this morning is only 17 percent contained.In this same district two years ago,
Published: August 26, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Citing numerous environmental concerns for Olympic Valley and the greater Tahoe-Truckee region, members of public are requesting the proposed Village at Squaw Valley development either be rejected or further scaled down.That was a common opinion among the 315 individual comment letters from locals and visitors received by Placer County on the project’s draft Environmental Impact Report.“It
Published: August 26, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Wildlife killed a black bear on Tuesday after it was deemed a public safety threat for displaying overly bold behavior at North Lake Tahoe.NDOW spokesman Chris Healy confirmed the 9-year-old, 450-pound male bear was captured some time overnight Monday off of Village Boulevard in Incline Village.It was tranquilized and put down on
Published: August 26, 2015
RENO, Nev. — The first major historical art survey of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra’s infamous Donner Pass takes an ambitious trip through two centuries, highlighting the roles of Native Americans and railroad barons and the tourists and scientists trying to halt the loss of clarity in the azure waters.“Tahoe: A Visual History” opened Saturday at the Nevada Museum of
Published: August 26, 2015
50TH ANNIVERSARY PHOTOIs it a bird? A bat? No, it’s a drone! So smile if you’re looking up at the last Live at Lakeview concert of the summer on Thursday, Aug. 27.Tahoe Production House plans to fly a drone over the crowd to take a photo at 6 p.m. as part of the city’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.The concert series is
Published: August 26, 2015
Sorry I missed this column last month; I was on vacation. I had the opportunity to go on a motorcycle ride through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. There are some incredibly beautiful places out there that are — dare I say — as beautiful as Lake Tahoe. Too often we think and act as if the sun rises and
Published: August 26, 2015
After an offseason characterized by change, the ultimate goal remains the same for the South Tahoe girls soccer team. The Vikings enter the 2015 season with a new coach and a relatively untested group; but they are still intent on winning a third straight Div. I-A state championship and continuing the program’s recent success.“At this point it seems like an
Published: August 25, 2015
When the South Tahoe football team kicks off its 2015 campaign, it will mark the start of a new era. Under the direction of first-year head coach Louis Franklin, the Vikings enter the season full of confidence and ready to be a factor in Div. I-A Northern League.“We’re going to be competitive, and there’s not a game we shouldn’t be
Published: August 25, 2015
It’s a bit disconcerting that Eddie Ifft is my mom’s favorite comic. Second place goes to Rocky LaPorte. Where do I rank? Sixth place. That’s OK. I have a list of other moms that I probably rank higher for best, but that’s for another time. I am glad, though, that Eddie is back at the Improv at Harveys, with Jodie
Published: August 25, 2015
TRUCKEE, Calif. — No one was hurt in an early Sunday morning fire at the 7-Eleven store on Palisades Drive, officials said.Damage was contained to the 7-Eleven portion of the strip-mall-like building at 10015 Palisades Drive, which houses several other businesses, according to the Truckee Fire Protection District.Truckee Fire spokesman Paul Spencer said the fire started outside of the building
Published: August 25, 2015
WANAKA, New Zealand — Jamie Anderson finished atop the podium at the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015, and showed off a new trick in the process. The South Lake Tahoe native won the women’s snowboard slopestyle competition on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Cardona Alpine Resort, and punctuated her performance by landing a backside rodeo 540 for the first time
Published: August 24, 2015
A celebration of life will be held for Charles “Bob” Glattly, Jr. on Aug. 29, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the lower LakeRidge Pavillion.Please bring your memories to share.
Published: August 25, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — The likelihood that California voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana next year is prompting lawmakers to make a serious run at reining in the state’s vast medical marijuana industry — a job they have deferred for nearly two decades.A pair of bills pending in the California Legislature would create the first statewide regulations for medical
Published: August 25, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei recalled cleaning toilets at Sand Harbor. Chris Bently, Chief Executive Officer of Bently Enterprises, said his first sunburn happened on the beaches around Round Hill Pines Beach as a kid.Those were some of the stories business, state and federal leaders referred to during the 2015 Lake Tahoe Summit at Round Hill Pines Beach
Published: August 24, 2015
One could call James Garner the “Fan in Black.”The musician and Johnny Cash fan will bring his tribute to the legendary songwriter to South Shore’s Valhalla Boathouse Theatre Wednesday, Aug. 26.“While James is not a Johnny Cash impersonator, he is a Johnny Cash fan (a really big one),” according to Garner’s online biography. “James became hooked on Cash’s music at
Published: August 24, 2015

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