Announcements for South Lake Tahoe and South Shore areas

A Trio of art exhibits coming to college

September 26, 2014 — 

Artists and fans of art have at least three reasons to visit Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) this autumn.

Three new art exhibits will be open to the public through Dec. 5.

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Author featured at Writers’ Series

September 26, 2014 — 

On Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Bona Fide Books will launch St. Louis poet Travis Mossotti’s award-winning collection “Field Study” at the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series. The reading is free-of-charge and open to the public.

Mossotti’s second collection, “Field Study” won Bona Fide’s 2013 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize, offered annually in honor of the local artist who died in 2009. Written in the tradition of American naturalists, “Field Study” chronicles a courtship through the vehicle of carnivore conservation efforts, publisher Kim Wyatt said. “This book is really about the ethics of nature and relationships, and what is human versus what is animal.”

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Low-cost flu clinics available

September 26, 2014 — 

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division is conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics. The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in nasal mist and flu shot forms at the clinics.

“Everyone 6 months of age or older should get a flu vaccine each year for the best protection against the flu,” said Lynnan Svensson, Supervising Public Health Nurse with the Public Health Division. “It is especially important to vaccinate high-risk individuals, such as children younger than 5, people 65 years and older, pregnant women and people with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease. Also, it is critical for health care workers and those people taking care of these high-risk people to be immunized.” In addition to the flu vaccine, the pneumococcal vaccine (which protects against pneumonia) will also be available at the flu clinics for those who medically qualify.

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Prescription drug take-back event set

September 25, 2014 — 

A free-of-charge and anonymous disposal site for expired and unused drugs will be held at the Safeway parking lot located at 1020 Johnson Blvd. on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of National Drug Take Back Day. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department in conjunction with the South Lake Tahoe Drug-Free Coalition will be hosting the event. The Coalition will be on hand to answer any questions or address any concerns the public may have.

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Volunteers needed for Stewardship Day

September 23, 2014 — 

The League to Save Lake Tahoe invites volunteers to come stabilize stream banks, pull invasive plants and restore trails for the 17th annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day on Sept. 27 at Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers.

The park is located along the Upper Truckee River, Lake Tahoe’s largest tributary.

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Pet of the Week

September 23, 2014 — 

Toodles is a 1-year-old beautiful, light-colored calico. She has lived with children and other pets. She is very playful and sweet. Please help Toodles find her forever home so she get the love she deserves. Come visit her out at The El Dorado County Animal Services, or call 530-573-7925 for more information. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857.

Her adoption fee has been sponsored, in fact right now all cats older than 1-year-old have their adoption fees paid.

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Hunters reminded to prevent introduction of CWD

September 23, 2014 — 

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking hunters to help prevent the introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) into California. CWD is a neurologic disease that is fatal to deer, elk and moose.

Out-of-state big game hunters should review CDFW’s hunting regulations regarding interstate transport of deer and elk before bringing game meat across state lines.

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Open house set for public to share thoughts on Master Plan

September 23, 2014 — 

An open house to review the public draft of the South Lake Tahoe Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan takes place on Thursday at 7 p.m. The event offers an opportunity for the public share ideas on the recommendations in the plan and address public comments. The event takes place at the Recreation and Swim Complex located at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe.

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USDA food distribution for Nevada residents offered

September 23, 2014 — 

A free food distribution at the Tahoe Douglas Senior Center at 885 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, Nevada will be held on Sept. 25 from 9 to10 a.m.

Tahoe basin residents must show proof of Nevada residency and have a picture I. D. They must sign an affidavit of income below 150-percent of the poverty level, which for a single person would be $1,458.74 monthly and for a household of four would be $2,981.25.

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Schools in wildfire areas receive help

September 23, 2014 — 

Schools closed because of the wildfires in El Dorado and Siskiyou counties will still receive full state funding, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced.

“We continue to be deeply concerned about the disastrous King fire and its destructive path through forest land, communities, and homes,” Torlakson said. “I want to assure schools and districts whose facilities are closed or used as emergency shelters during this disaster that they will not lose funding.”

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Senior Center to hold candidate forum

September 23, 2014 — 

Candidates for City Council, all seniors, and general public are invited to an open meeting and candidates forum. The purpose is to know what the candidates stand for including city actions that impact the interest of seniors.

The event will be held on Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The forum is sponsored by the Tahoe Basin Senior Center, Inc.

Nominate businesses for Blue Ribbon awards

September 18, 2014 — 

TahoeChamber is now accepting nominations for the seventh annual Blue Ribbon awards, a program that recognizes exceptional businesses in the South Shore.

The awards focus on businesses and individuals that have made significant contributions to the South Shore economy and community through programs, exceptional customer service and entrepreneurship.

The following categories are open for nominations: Geotourism, tourism, experience, entrepreneur, customer service (business), customer service (public agency), Green business (less than 100 employees-small/more than 100 employees-large).

Nominate a business or individual by visiting and clicking the Blue Ribbon Awards banner on the homepage. The nomination period closes Oct. 10 at noon.

For more information contact TahoeChamber Event Director Emily Abernathy at or (775) 588-1728.

Hard Rock announces new chef

September 18, 2014 — 

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe announces the recent hire of Jonathan Snyder as executive chef. After nearly 20 years in Las Vegas, Snyder brings his culinary talents to South Lake Tahoe. As executive chef, Snyder will oversee development of the food and beverage offerings at each of the property¹s four restaurant and bar concepts.

Raised in South Lake Tahoe working in the kitchen of his family¹s restaurant, Snyder is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of American in New York. His accomplishments include opening the Bellagio¹s acclaimed Prime Steakhouse alongside French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, where Snyder played a key role in developing the pre-opening menu, in addition to food production and kitchen management. During Snyder¹s tenure at Prime Steakhouse, the restaurant received top reviews and is widely recognized as one of the best steakhouses in America, receiving the coveted AAA Four Diamond award for quality of food and service.

“I¹ve been extremely lucky in my career to have worked with such legendary chefs like Jean George, and to call him a mentor and friend,² said Snyder. ³Working alongside him is a dream for any chef. Under his mentorship I learned modern, cutting-edge culinary techniques and kitchen management skills that make me the chef I am today.”

Snyder spearheaded PURE Management Group¹s restaurant division as its assistant corporate chef, where he developed menu concepts and oversaw restaurant openings. This was followed by a collaboration with executive leadership on the design and development of Rare 120 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Snyder left Las Vegas for San Diego, where he worked as executive sous chef at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Before long, he was back in Las Vegas to work with House of Blues Las Vegas as chef at the Foundation Room in Mandalay Bay.For more information visit or

High Holiday services open to all

September 18, 2014 — 

On Sept. 24, the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah will commence and continue through Sept. 26.

The Chabad Jewish Center of Lake Tahoe will host a full High Holiday services schedule including a Rosh Hashanah dinner (RSVP required for the dinner). “Our services will be warm, friendly and traditional,” according to Rabbi Mordey Richler, the director of the center. The services will take place at 1898 Venice Drive in South Lake Tahoe.

Membership is not required to join. All are welcome, free-of-charge, regardless of background or affiliation.

“At the Chabad Jewish Center we understand the need for a meaningful service for every Jew regardless of his or her upbringing or financial wherewithal,” Richler said. The services will be in Hebrew and follow traditional customs interspersed with modern Jewish tunes and English readings.

“According to Tradition, at the New Year, the Doors of Heaven are open; G-d accepts all prayers, from anyone,” said Richler, “The least we can do is open our doors as well, to the entire community.”

Services will be held on Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year Sept. 25 and 26, as well as Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement Oct. 3 and 4. For a full schedule of service times, call 530-314-7677 or visit

Measure F workshop to be held

September 16, 2014 — 

A Measure F workshop will take place at Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC). This workshop is hosted by LTCC Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo on Sept. 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Aspen/Board Room at Lake Tahoe Community College and will discuss how bond money will be used, as well as review the ballot question, highlight oversight/accountability measures and answer questions.

Bread & Broth to hold 25th year anniversary celebration

September 16, 2014 — 

Bread & Broth will celebrate 25 years of service by honoring volunteers, donors and sponsors and community members in South Lake Tahoe on Oct. 5 at Celio Ranch from noon to 4 p.m.

The organization has served more than 125,000 hot, nutritious meals to those in need. To honor and celebrate all those who have contributed to Bread & Broth’s success, an afternoon community gathering featuring a country/Western themed fair and then dinner at 1 p.m. with barbecued chicken, fish, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, green salad, dessert, snacks, lemonade and a no-host beer and wine bar.

Activities include country and Western music, raffle, silent auction, dancing, games and prizes. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than12. Order tickets at: by Sept. 26.

Oktoberfest to celebrate 20th year

September 12, 2014 — 

Beers, brats, and music are on tap at Camp Richardson on Oct. 4 and 5, as Oktoberfest returns to the shores of Lake Tahoe. Now in its 20th year the annual event will showcase seven different autumn-themed brews ranging from Drake’s Hefeweizen to Ninkasi Total Domination IPA.

Camp Richardson offers the family dog, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include an owner and dog dress-up contest, German food and desserts, craft booths, face painting, pumpkin patch, bouncy house, bungee platform, live music featuring the polka styling’s of the Gruber Family Band, and beer and wine garden. There will be shaved ice Sun Runners and added salad choices and chicken. And for those who can’t get enough of good suds there are Ninkasi Total Domination IPA infused bratwurst. People interested in testing their capacity can sign up for the sausage eating contest by 1:30 p.m. at the pumpkin patch on Saturday. The showdown will take place at 3 p.m. on the main stage. Lederhosen are optional, but encouraged.

Vendor row will include more than 35 tents with many handcrafted and made in Tahoe choices such as Tahoe Mountain Soap, Tahoe Bathworks, High Sierra Crystals, and RISE design apparel and hats.

Catch a ride on Camp Richardson’s Rum Runner cruise. Boats depart Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 3 p.m., for a 90-minute round trip cruise to Emerald Bay. Tickets cost $49 for adults and $19 for children 12 and younger. Spots are limited and reservations are recommended to guarantee a berth aboard the resort’s yacht.

Other contests during the two-day festival range from beer stein holding to yodeling, with winners receiving gift certificates for food, activities and lodging at the resort. Admission and parking in the Eagles Nest campground is free for Oktoberfest. Bikers will have easy access from town on the bike path and there are plenty of areas to lock up bikes.

Food and beer can be purchased with Camp Richardson’s Oktoberfest tickets available at the event.

The resort’s ice cream parlor and coffee and confectionary are open through Oct. 5. Boat rentals, paddleboards, and water activities are available out of the marina until Oct. 15.

Camp Richardson’s General Store is open Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For real time updates on events, promotions, packages, conditions and what’s happening at Camp Richardson Resort visit Facebook:, Twitter: and YouTube:

For information on recreation, equipment rentals, lodging and packages call 800-544-1801or visit

B&B celebrates quarter-of-a-century

September 11, 2014 — 

The South Lake Tahoe community is celebrating 25 years with “A Country Affair” to be held at Celio Ranch on Oct. 5 from noon to 4 p.m., with activities, food, live music, and raffles and a silent auction.

Tahoe Sport Fishing will host a fishing event from 7 to 11 a.m. for 45 guests. Tahoe Sport Fishing will donate its crew, bait and tackle, fuel, and fishing boats for the event. Participants will embark on a fishing excursion where all catches from the day will be donated to Bread & Broth. The fishermen/women will be asked to donate $20, which will include the cost of the day fishing license and $5 toward refreshments that will be included on the boat.

Prizes will be given courtesy of Ski Run Boat Company, to the participant with the biggest fish, smallest fish, and the first person to catch limits (five fish per person).

“This will be a great experience for all involved to help support our community as a community -- to give where you live,” John Shearer, owner and operator at Tahoe Sport Fishing, said.

Call to reserve a spot with Tahoe Sport Fishing at 530-541-5448.Many businesses are donating to the event including Hard Rock Café, MontBleu and Borges Carriage and Sleigh Rides are providing donations for the event.

For more information call Mikaila Bird or John Shearer at 530-541-5448 or email to, subject line, Fishing for Charity. To make a donation to Bread & Broth visit

NDOW hiring game wardens

September 11, 2014 — 

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has seven openings for entry level game wardens, most of which are in rural Nevada duty stations. This is the largest recruitment of game wardens in NDOW’s history.

“The agency has experienced several retirements and some turnover in the last few years,” said Tyler Turnipseed, Chief Game Warden at NDOW.

Nevada has 31 field game wardens when fully staffed. Turnipseed took the job of chief just a few weeks ago, vacating his own, longtime Winnemucca post which he hopes to fill with this recruitment.

To become a game warden, a candidate must have a four-year degree in biology, criminal justice or a related field. In addition to the education requirements, game wardens must have a clean criminal history, pass a physical fitness test and be interested in enforcing Nevada’s fish, game and boating laws.

The recruitment seeks applicants for entry level candidates at the Game Warden 1 level. Applicants with experience may qualify for Game Warden 2 or Game Warden 3 at higher pay grade. Candidates with previous law enforcement experience can substitute experience for the education requirement in some cases.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully read the requirements and apply for the level that best fits their education and experience. Successful candidates will be required to complete the police academy in either Carson City or Las Vegas and will be paid during training.

“More than anything, NDOW needs people who care about hunting, fishing and boating,” said Turnipseed. “We are looking for men and women with a passion for the outdoors and who can work autonomously in Nevada’s most remote areas.”

NDOW will keep the application period open until at least Sept. 19, and perhaps longer depending on interest. Candidates should apply as soon as possible to ensure they are considered in this recruitment. There are many benefits to state employment, including paid holidays, sick leave, vacation time and health and pension benefits. Learn more and apply

Applicants with questions regarding this recruitment can contact NDOW recruiter Kristin Bowling at 775-688-1522 or via email at

Game wardens patrol more than 110,567 square miles of Nevada, responding to boat accidents, search and rescue operations, investigating wildlife crimes of all kinds and general public safety as needed. Game wardens in remote areas patrol areas up to 10,000 square miles.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. Find NDOW on Facebook, Twitter or visit at

Remembrance ceremony scheduled

September 9, 2014 — 

The American Legion Post 795, located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd., will be hosting a Patriot Day observance on Thursday at 11 a.m. South Lake Tahoe Fire Chief Jeff Meston and South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler will speak on the role of emergency personnel and the sacrifices made on that day. The public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the service.

Pet of the Week

September 9, 2014 — 

Patches is an adorable mama kitty, she is only a year old and just got through taking care of her babies, also at the shelter. Kittens are so adoptable, but the moms are not as easy to find homes for, so please consider Patches. She is such a sweet kitty. Come visit her out at The El Dorado County Animal Services, 530-573-7925. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857.

Update: Bandit last week’s Pet Of The Week found his forever home!

Students donate art

September 9, 2014 — 

Four South Lake Tahoe elementary school students donated their art to be auctioned at the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation Fall Food Fest fundraiser to be held on Oct. 11. The foundation provides grants that support educational programs in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District. The art was created during the “Bringing Art to School (BATS)” program last year. The artwork was prepared for auction by Marcus Ashley Fine Arts Gallery.

Donated were, “Pink Flower” by Devon Sukha, fifth grade; “Landscape” by Tabatha Guebard, fourth grade; “Music & Art” by Diego Uribe, fifth grade; and “Cityscape” by Dillon Breckenridge, second grade. Each student received a color photocopy of their artwork and a certification of appreciation for their donation from BATS.

BATS provides art appreciation and hands-on art experiences to more than 1,500 students in grades Kindergarten to fifth, through its volunteers who visit their classroom five times each year. Visit the website at for more information or to become a volunteer.

BATS has recently become a program of the El Dorado Arts Council, a non-profit organization that supports and encourages artistic expression enriching the lives of those in the county.

Students to learn about agriculture

September 9, 2014 — 

More than 500 third- and fourth-grade students from local elementary schools will attend the second annual Tahoe Farm Day, held on Sept. 16. This all day field trip at Camp Richardson teaches students about the wide diversity of regional agriculture. Volunteer presenters will bring topics alive for students through creative, interactive activities that feature regionally grown fruits and vegetables. They will teach concepts of healthy eating and nutrition.

Learning demonstrations topics will include bees, local fruit and vegetable crops, nutrition, soils, worm composting, watersheds, water use, pest management, and farm animals, including horses, goats, and chickens.

Tahoe Farm Day (TFD) is hosted by Ag in the Classroom in partnership with Tahoe Resource Conservation District, Lake Tahoe Unified School District, and the El Dorado County Farm Bureau. Tahoe Farm Day learning activities are developed to meet California state standards for third- and fourth-grade curriculum.

Sign-ups underway for religious education program

September 9, 2014 — 

Saint Theresa’s Parish Religious Education program provides opportunities for faith enrichment and spiritual formation for all students in grades preschool through high school.

Sign ups began Sept. 9 and continue to Sept. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the parish center located on the corner of Lyons Avenue and Rufus Allen Boulevard. Classes begin the week of Oct. 6. For more information contact the Director of Religious Education, Danette Winslow at 530-544-4788 or

Nonprofits to benefit from Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off

September 9, 2014 — 

The third annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off will offer opportunities for the community to support several local nonprofit organizations. The event will be held on Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Recreation Complex on Rufus Allen Boulevard.

South Tahoe Refuse has donated a drawing prize of a Crock Pot and a certificate for the use of a dumpster. Tickets may be purchased at the event, with the proceeds donated to Bread & Broth, a local volunteer organization that offers hot meals to those in need.

The Lion’s Club is an international service organization with a membership of 1.35 million members. This organization is perhaps best known for collecting and redistributing eyeglasses to those who cannot afford to purchase glasses. Bring old eyeglasses to donate at the event.

The South Tahoe Cancer League helps the community members with rides to medical treatment or grants to help with living expenses. All money raised in the community is used to help locals.

The American Legion Post No. 795 and the Auxiliary will be available to answer questions about services for veterans and their families. The Post helps veterans with needs for medicine, food, living expenses and transportation. The Auxiliary also sponsors a Daisy Scout Troop.

“Christmas Cheer All Year,” will have a barrel available for donations of non-perishable food items or new toys. Golden Bear Events will give an extra door prize ticket to anyone who brings a donation for “Christmas Cheer.”

A drawing prize basket with a Christmas theme will be offered by the Lake Tahoe Senior Center, with the proceeds going to support activities and events for senior citizens.

The Lake Tahoe Humane Society helps domestic animals and will be at the event offering information. It has also entered the Chili Cook-Off. Come and buy a bowl and vote for a favorite chili. Admission to the event is free-of-charge, and will feature live entertainment, vendors, free door prizes, fun for children, and more. For more information, call JoAnn at 544-7412 or visit the website at

Pet of the week

September 2, 2014 — 

Bandit is a lovable 8-year-old Saint Bernard who acts like he’s 2. She loves to cuddle and play with our big dogs (especially young ones) but is better off in a home with no small children or small animals. Come visit Bandit out at The El Dorado County Animal Services, 530-573-7925. For Spay-Neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857.

Cocktail creations for a cause set

September 2, 2014 — 

Samples of cocktail creations made by local mixologists will be featured at the fifth annual Signature Cocktail Contest hosted by the Barton Foundation, the contest will take place Sept. 24 at Riva Grill from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The mixologists, who many will recognize as area bartenders, will combine Tahoe Vodka, mixers, and creativity to craft concoctions. Attendees then vote for the “Best Cocktail” and “Most Congenial Bartender.” The winning cocktail will be featured at the foundation’s Gala fundraiser in December.

Last year’s “Sierra Sunset,” made by Erick Martinez from Riva Grill, received the most votes by attendees. His first-place mix combined Tahoe Blue Vodka, raspberries, basil, Cointreau, sweet and sour, lemonade and soda water. Heavenly’s Dan Orr created a “Mr. and Mrs. Claus,” and was recognized as “Most Congenial Bartender.”

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Barton Foundation’s community health and wellness grants and programs. Riva Grill will provide appetizers and live music will be performed by Jesse Kalin.

Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased for $35 in advance and $40 on the day of the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (530) 543-5784. Riva Grill is located at 900 Ski Run Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe.

Candidate forum for city council race set

August 22, 2014 — 

Seven candidates are vying for three open seats for South Lake Tahoe City Council in the November General Election.There will be an opportunity to hear from the candidates at a City Council Candidates Forum presented by the TahoeChamber at Lake Tahoe Golf Course on Sept. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.

All seven candidates have been invited to participate in the forum. Candidates include incumbents Brooke Laine, Angela Swanson, and Tom Davis, as well as challengers Wendy David, Matt Palacio and Austin Sass. Former City Council member Bruce Grego is also a candidate. Candidate questions will be moderated by representatives of TahoeChamber’s Candidate Endorsement Committee, representing more than 660 members and 8,000 jobs in the community. Many of the questions will revolve around principles in the Tahoe Future 2020 South Shore Community Vision, a platform adopted by the Chamber Board of Directors. Questions will also be solicited from the audience.

The forum is free-of-charge and open to the community.

The Tahoe Regional Young Professionals will host its monthly mixer following the forum, also at Lake Tahoe Golf Course.

Lake Tahoe Golf Course is located at 2500 Emerald Bay Road in South Lake Tahoe. For more information, contact TahoeChamber by phone at (775) 588-1728 or by email at To view the Tahoe Future Vision 2020 South Shore Community Vision document, please visit

Tyler Turnipseed Named Chief of Law Enforcement for NDOW

August 21, 2014 — 

Tyler Turnipseed was named Chief Game Warden for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) Monday. He is the fifth Chief Game Warden in NDOW’s history, a position that oversees all game wardens in Nevada. Game wardens enforce wildlife and boating safety laws across the state, in rural areas and on Nevada’s waterways.

Turnipseed is relocating to Reno from Winnemucca where he spent 10 years as the sole game warden for the community.

“We’re excited to promote such a well-respected game warden into the chief’s job,” said NDOW Director Tony Wasley. “With over 16 years of experience as a Nevada Game Warden, he has demonstrated excellence as a wildlife enforcement professional.”

Turnipseed started his career with NDOW as a college intern in 1992 in Elko, three weeks after graduating high school in Minden, Nev. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biology with an option in fish and wildlife management from Montana State University, Bozeman. Turnipseed became a game warden in August 1998 and during his career has worked in every region of the state and in many of NDOW’s divisions.

His commitment to wildlife resources and enforcement is evident in his specialized training in areas such as wildlife field forensics, hunting related shooting incidents and boating collision investigation and reconstruction.

As part of a new attempt to better reach the community and sportsmen, Turnipseed will be tweeting out public information on twitter under the handle of @Chief_GW_NV.

“We’d like to better use technology to reach out to the sporting public and to help identify and stop wildlife crime,” Turnipseed said.

Turnipseed is replacing former Chief Game Warden Rob Buonamici who retired earlier this year after he spent more than a decade in the job and nearly 35 years as a Game Warden for NDOW.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. Facebook, Twitter or visit

Grant cycle opens

August 14, 2014 — 

Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for its fall grant cycle. Applications are available online on the organization’s website and are due Sept. 26.

To provide more opportunities to apply, the nonprofit foundation that supports educational enrichment programs for the Lake Tahoe Unified School District opened the grant cycle to two applications periods, fall and spring. The foundation provides $40,000 to $60,000 annually in enrichment grants. The money is raised through Snow Sports week in February, an annual mail solicitation and through the group’s signature fundraiser in October the Food Fest.

Programs funded during the spring grant cycle included district wide programs such as Farm Day, Wonders of Water, Outdoor Explore, and Children’s Forest. The foundation is a public, non-profit organization run by a 26 member volunteer board and operates with no administrative costs. The spring due date for grant applications is March 6, 2015.

Food Fest takes place Oct. 11 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Harrah’s Convention Center. Tickets will be available at all school district sites in September.

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