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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Pier 1 Imports, located at Emerald Bay Road at the “Y” across from Raley’s, is readying to close for good June 27 to make way for Goodwill Industries’ new South Shore location. Pier 1, though emptying out quickly, still has plenty of products, and everything is 40-60 percent off, according to its store windows. The Carson
Published: June 16, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Mike Swanson is no stranger to jumping out of airplanes.Swanson, a four-time world champion skydiver who’s on the Red Bull Air Force, has free-falled through the atmosphere and parachuted to the ground a staggering 22,000 times.And yet, when the Truckee resident skydived above the Truckee-Tahoe region last month, it gave him the kind of charge a first-timer
Published: May 24, 2016
South Lake Tahoe police are searching for a man suspected of robbing U.S. Gasoline the evening of Saturday, June 11.Around 5:05 p.m., the man walked into the gas station on the 2400 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard, pointed a small gun at the clerk and demanded money, said Lt. Brian Williams. The clerk gave the man the money and the
Published: June 16, 2016
Increased patrols for people boating under the influence are set for this weekend, and Lake Tahoe public safety personnel are also warning people of the dangers of swimming in cold water.Several agencies at the lake will take part in Operation Dry Water Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26. The national campaign includes additional patrols for drunken boaters and is intended to
Published: June 24, 2016
Smoothies are a favorite meal on the go because they are an easy way to get your vitamins and nutrients all in one cup. I’ve been seeing beautiful images of smoothie bowls recently, and it seems like a great way to enjoy a smoothie when you have more time. I use a Vitamix for blending, which makes all the difference
Published: June 26, 2016
With the Fourth of July coming soon, when someone says “sparklers” you likely think of those long, thin metallic fireworks that emit shiny sparks in the night when lit. These are, of course, fun and beautiful to watch — but they can be crazy dangerous.So, instead, think of “sparklers” in terms of sparkling wines. They too are beautiful, taste great
Published: June 26, 2016
A garden can boost curb appeal to a mountain home. If native vegetation is incorporated, it can also be an asset to the local environment and wildlife.Native plants are those that occur naturally in a particular region or habitat without any human intervention. As a result, they have co-evolved with animals, fungi and bacteria to form a complex network of
Published: June 26, 2016
City council approved a final draft of South Lake Tahoe Design Guidelines earlier this month, which aims to better steer designers and developers looking to invest in the area. Guidelines focus on creating a mountain-town look by working with natural elements in site design, maintaining views and creating comfortable public outdoor spaces.“The guidelines are in effect now, provide a visual
Published: June 25, 2016
LAKE VALLEY FIRE CHIEF RETIRESAccording to a recent news release, “The Board of Directors of the Lake Valley Fire Protection District and the Executive Board of the Lake Valley Firefighters Association hereby acknowledge our respect and gratitude to Chief Gareth Harris. Chief Harris has served the district and our community with integrity, dedication and commitment for the last 11 years.
Published: June 25, 2016
Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Tahoe Daily Tribune, in partnership with Sierra Sun, publish a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have to do is use
Published: June 25, 2016
PEAKSCalifornia raises age for tobacco purchasesThe minimum purchase age for tobacco products in California was raised from 18 to 21 as of June 9. California is now the second state in the nation, behind Hawaii, to approve such a law change. For the first time, it includes sale of e-cigarettes.This is truly a benefit for young people in California and
Published: June 25, 2016
The Tahoe-Truckee Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Plan is underway. After receiving a grant in April 2015, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency began the formal process that November to work toward implementing a plan to increase the number of PEVs in the area. The Readiness Plan identifies, reduces and resolves barriers to the spreading of PEV infrastructure and step one is
Published: June 25, 2016
1. Planning a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood? According to the Associated Press, it’s time to check out the “theme park’s new attraction based on the zombie apocalypse drama ‘The Walking Dead.’”“Unlike past Halloween Horror Nights mazes, which mostly centered on scenes and characters from recent ‘Walking Dead’ installments, the year-round attraction will take visitors through the previous six seasons.”2.
Published: June 25, 2016
This spring Live Violence Free, in collaboration with a multitude of partners, has been fortunate enough to expand the annual Girls Empowerment Retreat and organize the first ever Boys Empowerment Event. With generosity of funding from Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra and MacDuff’s Public House, Live Violence Free worked closely with South Tahoe Middle School to engage seventh- and eighth-grade
Published: June 25, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Finding help for someone experiencing a mental health crisis can be difficult. It can also be a lofty task for a family member or friend seeking support for a loved one in need.Now South Lake Tahoe has a new educational resource to help direct people to local services — mental health kiosks.Each kiosk highlights local mental
Published: June 25, 2016
J. Blaine Wines Jr. passed away Saturday, June 18, with his family by his side after a short illness. Blaine was born in Ruby Valley, Nevada, on the Wines family ranch on Wines Creek. He was the first born to James B. Wines and Lourinda Rahbeck-Wines, becoming the first of the fourth generation of Wines on the ranch.He received his
Published: June 24, 2016
In the highest level of NASCAR racing, Liz Snyder is the only female mechanic in the garage. While doing what she loves in the Sprint Cup Series, Snyder is paving the way for more women to join the racing ranks.“We’re trying to get more females in because there’s no reason they can’t do it,” the 26-year-old South Tahoe High alum
Published: June 24, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Barton Health is offering pre-participation physicals for students who were not able to attend the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics sports physicals event in May at South Tahoe High. All high school, middle school, and Pop Warner athletes from the Tahoe area can participate.The free physicals are available at Barton Urgent Care and Family Practice on three
Published: June 24, 2016
A breeze rustles through the air as you zip down a coaster in the mountains. You turn a corner and emerge from the trees to see an open view of Lake Tahoe’s blue water. Experience this and more at Heavenly Mountain Resort this summer. Heavenly officially launched its Epic Discovery program Thursday, June 23, featuring zip lines, ropes courses, an alpine
Published: June 24, 2016
In the 20 years since the Autumn Hills fire claimed four homes at the base of Kingsbury Grade there have been bigger, more expensive fires in Douglas County.The Bison Fire claimed more land. The TRE Fire took more structures. But neither had the potential to affect life and property more than the Autumn Hills fire, and few have caught so
Published: June 24, 2016
GLENBROOK, Nev. — Lake Tahoe homes are often found in the limelight. This month, an East Shore home is in exclusive company as it finds itself on HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt. The Glenbrook estate, listed by Chase International’s Mike Dunn, is one of only eight properties in the world to be selected in the waterfront category. The contest takes place
Published: June 24, 2016
LAS VEGAS — A new gambling platform approved by Nevada regulators Thursday will further blur the lines between traditional sports betting and fantasy sports contests, an industry that insists its games are not gambling in the face of legal challenges across the country. The Nevada Gaming Commission gave a gambling license to Henderson-based US Fantasy, calling it a fair model
Published: June 24, 2016
I still remember my first bear encounter. It wasn’t even my encounter, but that of my friends who were camping in our usual spot at Bear Lake in northern Utah, at the mouth of Logan Canyon. I didn’t go this particular trip as I had to work but I heard about it and it became my experience. During the night,
Published: June 24, 2016
More than 1,500 racers ran, jogged and walked in the Rock Tahoe Half Marathon last Saturday, June 18 — and rocked a course that wound along Lake Tahoe. The second annual event held on the South Shore featured a field of racers from 35 different states, ranging in age from 9 to 80.“One of my favorite things from the entire
Published: June 24, 2016
After a stellar 2015-16 season, Jamie Anderson has the chance to earn national recognition off of the slopes. The South Lake Tahoe native and U.S. snowboarding star received a nomination for the 2016 ESPY Awards in the Best Female Action Sports Athlete category Wednesday, June 22.Anderson was nominated in the category with fellow American snowboarder Chloe Kim (Torrance, Calif.), who
Published: June 24, 2016
Love biking and storytelling? Tahoe Nation Publishing, a new publishing company headed by Ty Polastri, is compiling a collection of short stories, essays, poems and flash fiction about bicycling in and around Lake Tahoe that will be published this fall. The publication, “We Bike Tahoe: Tales from Tahoe Bicyclists,” highlights the biking experience in Tahoe for those who live in
Published: June 24, 2016
Friday, June 24, marks the ninth anniversary of the start of the devastating Angora fire. I was visiting family back east when a neighbor who was dog-sitting asked what we needed to evacuate from our house besides our dog. We told her to grab some photo albums if she had time, but that the priority was her safety — not
Published: June 24, 2016
Between a new boat show, a paddle race and weather in the high 70s, the theme of this weekend at Lake Tahoe is getting on the water, but there’s plenty to do even if dipping your toes in the lake isn’t on the agenda. There are bike races, a promenade and piano concert and even a garden party, so find
Published: June 24, 2016
MEYERS, Calif. — On Wednesday, June 22, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board unanimously approved a hockey academy in Meyers. The land was previously approved by El Dorado County in April, as it fit the requirements of a special permit issued in 2002. The proposed project will change a single-family residence on a 16.4-acre parcel to a recreational group
Published: June 23, 2016
1-24-21 6-7- 2016If you recognize the pier in the background of this photo, you probably grew up in Tahoe, and chances are that you spent several days playing in the sun at this particular marina. In its hay day, what is now Timbercove, was Surf and Sands, and the pier was called Koenig’s pier by the locals. Back then, Dale
Published: June 23, 2016
Bailey Barcellos earned seven varsity letters in softball and basketball during her career at South Tahoe. Along the way, she made memories and friendships while competing fiercely on the diamond and the hardwood — and made an impact for both programs that will last long after graduation.“Nothing really lasts forever, and it’s about the legacy you leave behind,” Barcellos said.
Published: June 23, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The top two prizes in South Tahoe National Little League belong to the orange and black. The Giants won championships in both the Majors and AAA divisions, delivering in the title games held June 11-12 at the little league complex.In the Majors championship game, the Giants beat the Tigers 10-8 in a back-and-forth battle on Saturday,
Published: June 23, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A Little League All-Star team from the South Shore will contend for a state title on its home field this weekend, June 25-26. South Tahoe hosts Summerlin North (Las Vegas) for the Nevada Intermediate 50/70 Division state championship in a best-of-three series at Todd Fields Park.“It’s a fantastic opportunity,” South Tahoe manager Mark Lehmann said. “The
Published: June 23, 2016
ADULT COED SOFTBALLJune 14 resultsTahoe Blue Vodka 20, Anytime Fitness 83rd Place 21, Opal Knights 17Where My Pitch Is At 17, Woody Warriors 4Bye: Lakeside LightingStandings: Where My Pitch Is At 5-0, 3rd Place 4-1, Anytime Fitness 4-2, Tahoe Blue Vodka 3-2, Opal Knights 2-3, Woody Warriors 0-5, Lakeside Lighting 0-5ADULT FLAG FOOTBALLJune 17 resultsSierra Ready Mix 40, Fat Kids
Published: June 23, 2016
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — Officials called off the search this week for University of Nevada football player Marc Ma, who is presumed dead after falling off his paddleboard into Lake Tahoe amid windy and white-cap conditions on June 10.“The ongoing recovery effort to locate Marc Ma ... has ended with no sign of Marc’s remains,” according to a statement Wednesday from
Published: June 23, 2016
We first met memory-challenged blue tang fish Dory in “Finding Nemo,” Pixar’s runaway hit released in 2003. The original film centered around Nemo, an adorable young clownfish captured by men making their living by finding tropical fish for home aquariums. Made 13 years later, but set just one year after the original, Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) gets a bump
Published: June 23, 2016
JOHN MELENDEZFans of The Howard Stern Show pre-SiriusXM Satellite radio might remember one of his sidekicks, “Stuttering” John Melendez. He will perform with Frances Dilorinzo this week at the Improv.Melendez was given that name when he was a regular on The Howard Stern Radio Show for 15 years while on FM. It was during that time John gained national notoriety
Published: June 23, 2016
The hits of the ’80s, ‘90s and today will fill Heavenly Village this Saturday, June 25, as part of a free summer music series at the development near state line.Northern California and Nevada party band Steel Breeze plays Heavenly Village starting at 5 p.m. Saturday.The group’s song list includes hits from Lady Gaga, Journey, the Weeknd, Madonna, ZZ Top, Hall
Published: June 23, 2016
A Croatian pianist will play the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre as part of a 20th anniversary celebration for the lakefront venue this weekend.The Valhalla Boathouse Theatre 20th Anniversary Fundraiser - Lucky Baldwin Poker Promenade will feature music by Radoslav Lorkovic this Saturday, June 25.The event “is a rare opportunity for guests to explore Valhalla Tahoe’s heritage through a leisurely poker stroll
Published: June 23, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Basecamp Tahoe City Hotel recently opened across Highway 28 from Safeway in Tahoe City.It is situated on the site of the Lake of the Sky Motor Inn, which was built around the time of the 1960 Olympics, and more recently known as the Aviva Motel.The new hotel’s owner, Christian Strobel, developed a Basecamp Hotel in
Published: June 23, 2016
A Live at Lakeview regular will take the stage this week as part of the free summer music series on the beach.Fresno, California’s 40 Watt Hype plays Live at Lakeview for the fourth time on Thursday, June 30.“40 Watt Hype is one of our favorite bands to bring to South Lake Tahoe,” said Leslie Schultz of On Course Events in
Published: June 23, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Basecamp Tahoe City Hotel recently opened across Highway 28 from Safeway in Tahoe City.It is situated on the site of the Lake of the Sky Motor Inn, which was built around the time of the 1960 Olympics, and more recently known as the Aviva Motel.The new hotel’s owner, Christian Strobel, developed a Basecamp Hotel in
Published: June 23, 2016
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — For nearly a decade, Trampled By Turtles, a chart-topping bluegrass band from Duluth, Minn., has been migrating west to play shows at North Lake Tahoe’s Crystal Bay Casino. “We’ve had a lot of good memories at that place,” Ryan Young, fiddle player of the five-piece outfit, said during a phone interview Tuesday.Pausing, Young tacks on through
Published: June 23, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. ‘A Bear Affair’ at Sugar Pine Point State Park“A Bear Affair” — a presentation about the California
Published: June 23, 2016
Stand-up paddlers will have to wait until 2017 for Race the Lake of the Sky to return, but they’ll still have a chance to come together and celebrate this weekend.The Gathering of the Tribes takes place Saturday, June 25, and is a temporary replacement for Race the Lake of the Sky, which has attracted hundreds of competitive paddlers to El
Published: June 22, 2016
More than a few ways to get out on the water at Lake Tahoe will be highlighted at a new event in South Lake Tahoe this weekend.The Lake Tahoe Boat Show runs Friday, June 24, through Sunday, June 26, at Tahoe Keys Village and features 2016 watercraft from a variety of manufacturers.“We have some exciting things,” boat show founder Harry
Published: June 22, 2016
Tahoe Games Bike Nights return to Lake Tahoe Golf Course this Friday, June 24.The x-country races feature illuminated pedaling across varied terrain at the course.“Over the river and through the woods to the Lake Tahoe Golf Course we glow, again,” said Rob Giustina of On Course Events in a press release for the event. “The Lake Tahoe Golf Course has
Published: June 22, 2016
Dozens of tattoo artists from the U.S. and around the world are scheduled to appear at a tattoo show at Harveys Lake Tahoe this weekend.The Tahoe Tattoo Show runs from 2-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Entrance to the show for all three days costs $20.Tattoo contests are planned Saturday
Published: June 22, 2016
The League to Save Lake Tahoe will celebrate the official start of summer with a garden party featuring food, beverages and live music. The fourth annual Summer Kickoff Native Garden Celebration takes place from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s office.“We kindly invite you to join us for our 4th annual Summer Kickoff to
Published: June 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — As a public safety precaution, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, under direction from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), will temporarily close Fallen Leaf Campground next week to allow county and state public health and vector control officials to conduct pesticide treatments to minimize potential future plague risk, weather permitting. There
Published: June 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The greenish-yellow dust currently covering South Shore cars, windows and homes can be attributed to pollen — a lot of it.Barton Health’s infection preventionist Vicki McKenna said that as of Monday, June 20, National Weather Service sent out a “very high” pollen alert, which could last throughout the week.“I recommend keeping windows closed until the air
Published: June 22, 2016
BIRTHSCharlee Elizabeth Seaholm was born June 13 to Brian and Vanessa Seaholm of South Lake Tahoe. Liam Scott Martin was born June 14 to Mathan Martin and Ashley Panks of South Lake Tahoe.Jaxon Scott Harding was born June 14 to Scott Harding and Kristina Hennessy of South Lake Tahoe.Melody Ashley Luise Law was born June 15 to Austin Law and
Published: June 22, 2016
Summer is officially here, bringing warm weather, blue skies and cool breezes. This is also a time our pets face additional health threats. Here are five tips to keep your pet safe and healthy during summer:Tackle ticks and defeat fleas. With warmer temperatures come more ticks and fleas, which can infect your pet with devastating diseases such as Lyme disease,
Published: June 22, 2016
South Lake Tahoe City Council approved a contract Tuesday, June 21, to make numerous improvements to the lobby at Lake Tahoe Airport.The council voted 3-2 to award DML Construction, Inc. of Verdi, Nevada, a contract in the amount of $627,371 for the work. The renovations at the airport, which also houses South Lake Tahoe’s City Council Chambers, includes the construction
Published: June 22, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The Kids Adventure Games will make a stop at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows this weekend, June 24-26, and offer participants the thrill of adventure racing. The country’s premier adventure race for kids ages 6 to 14 will come through Tahoe for the third straight year.“Adventure racing is a thrilling sport,” event co-founder Billy Mattison said. “It
Published: June 21, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Derby Dames hosted their first roller derby bout of the summer season Saturday, June 18, at Bijou Community Park. The Dames fell to Woodland Area Roller Derby of Woodland, California, 187-120 in a contest that was close until the end. Tahoe’s next home bout is Saturday, July 16, against Carson Victory Rollers of Carson
Published: June 21, 2016
On Wednesday, June 22, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board will discuss the approval of a hockey academy off South Upper Truckee Road in Meyers during its meeting in Stateline. The proposed project will change a single-family residence on a 16.4-acre parcel to a recreational group facility used for training hockey players.Tahoe Hockey Academy, a program that seeks to
Published: June 18, 2016
NEVADA CITY, Calif. — Nevada County supervisors and medical marijuana advocates last week sketched a broad outline for new grow regulations, the first step toward crafting a new ordinance after the primary election defeat of Measure W.Supervisors and grow advocates, previously on opposite sides of the marijuana issue, emphasized their desire to work together when developing interim and long-term ordinances.Supervisor
Published: June 21, 2016
Michael Valney admits he isn’t the most physically imposing athlete. The South Tahoe senior’s work ethic before and after the whistle, however, looms large on both the mat and the gridiron.“Everyone sees it when I wrestle or play football. It’s all heart for me — I’m not the biggest kid, I’m not the toughest kid, but I’m all heart,” Valney
Published: June 21, 2016
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit — in partnership with Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency — is seeking comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA), Initial Study (IS) and Initial Environmental Checklist (IEC) for the Taylor and Tallac Restoration Project. The proposed project would restore Taylor and Tallac creeks’ ecosystems, and maintain
Published: June 21, 2016
Leaders and members of Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church grieve with the families and friends of those killed or injured in the horrible carnage in Orlando, Florida. We, as a congregation, pray that such a tragedy never happens anywhere again. But then, in the aftermath of this tragic event, we learn of a sermon that is in itself as vile
Published: June 20, 2016
On June 17, I read with interest Mr. Wood’s eloquent letter advancing his position that expending any monies towards the city’s recreation center and swim complex would be foolish and wasteful. He put forth many reasons for his conclusion and, on the surface, his argument seems sound. I, on the other hand, disagree with Mr. Wood and here are the
Published: June 20, 2016
A four-year baccalaureate program is coming to Lake Tahoe Community College this fall. Partnering with Sierra Nevada College, LTCC is offering students the opportunity to get a bachelor’s degree in global business management. The major already exists at Sierra Nevada College — and many of the business classes offered at LTCC are transferable to those of the private North Shore
Published: June 20, 2016
June is wildfire awareness month at Lake Tahoe. And nine years later, the 2007 Angora Fire remains a vivid remember that wildfire is one of the greatest threats facing our environment, our homes and our businesses. We must prepare accordingly.Our region continues to take important steps to manage that wildfire threat, improve the health of our forests and create fire-adapted
Published: June 20, 2016
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — The Simons family of Lawrence, Kan, owners of WorldWest Limited Liability Company, have sold the Steamboat Pilot & Today to Colorado Mountain News Media, a division of Swift Communications.Dolph and Dan Simons, co-managers of the Kansas-based company, negotiated the terms of the sale of the paper. Colorado Mountain News Media will assume ownership Aug. 1.In addition
Published: June 20, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — As the seasons change here in the Tahoe Basin, we all start dreaming of those long strolls on the great trails in the hills above Big Blue.Quiet, tremendous views and memorable experiences await if we’re willing to get out there on our own two feet! Chris Cloyd, an Ambassador for Tahoe Mountain Sports, shares some wisdom he’s
Published: June 20, 2016
South Lake Tahoe City Council is set to approve a contract with a Pasadena, California, company for development of a vacant lot at the corner of Ski Run Boulevard and U.S. Highway 50.The potential development of what is known as the South West Corner is tied to a city project involving the purchase of the nearby Knights Inn.“The City is
Published: June 18, 2016
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — A San Francisco-based developer is eying a key piece of real estate in downtown Kings Beach for a lodging and commercial-residential redevelopment project.Laulima Partners LLC completed its purchase on May 24 of a 4.5-acre plot of land on both sides of Highway 28 in Kings Beach previously owned by Ferrari family, which includes the lakefront Ferrari
Published: June 20, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — It’s no secret: On peak ski days at Truckee-Tahoe — especially like this past season when legit amounts of snow fell — motorists navigating Highway 89 between Truckee and Squaw Valley are slowed to a crawl.With that in mind, the Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association is starting discussions for a potential three-lane program on Highway
Published: June 20, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A 51-year-old Truckee man died last Thursday after flipping the 4-wheeler he was driving into Prosser Creek Reservoir and becoming trapped underneath.Units from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, Truckee Fire Protection District and California Highway Patrol responded at about noon Thursday to the reservoir north of Truckee, NCSO Capt. Paul Schmidt said Friday.The man — identified Tuesday as
Published: June 20, 2016
One of the joys of summer is attending wine festivals across America that have become part of the seasonal scene. It seems that just about every town, particularly mountain towns, have some sort of event where you can taste and learn about wine. In fact, if you live in the world of wine, there is a party to be found
Published: June 19, 2016
If the old real estate saw “location, location, location” is true, South Lake Tahoe’s Zalanta Resort at the Village development will fulfill all three caveats.The whole-ownership luxury condominium project on the California side of the state line broke ground in fall 2015 and is set to provide a full slate of amenities within short reach of the South Shore’s recreation
Published: June 19, 2016
It’s summertime and the weather is perfect for grilling. Why not skip the goofy gifts for dad this year and treat him to a delicious steak dinner instead? He’s guaranteed to love this rib-eye recipe, which — when served with a fresh salad, garlic mashed potatoes and pan-seared crispy green beans — screams “best dad ever” more than any tie
Published: June 19, 2016
Let’s face it. There is dining — and then there is waterfront dining. Whether it’s a glass of wine as the setting sun casts the lake in rosy hues, or a craft beer and a burger next to the babbling Truckee River, few experiences can match dining along the water at Lake Tahoe.Whether for a special occasion or just to
Published: June 18, 2016
Looking for stunning images of Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Nevada?Why look when you can take them yourself, and then have them published for thousands of others to see?Each week, the Tahoe Daily Tribune, in partnership with Sierra Sun, publish a weekly photo slideshow of select images from our @TahoeSnaps account on Instagram.All you have to do is use
Published: June 18, 2016
If you’re a father raising kids in today’s world, you know it’s not easy. Being a dad is tough work — not nearly as tough as being a mom, but still tough. We have to walk the line of what’s the appropriate amount of exposure to the digital universe for our kids and try to instill morals and values when
Published: June 18, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Zombies, mobsters and a snowbound cabin now inhabit a former chiropractic office on Sandy Way.Trapped in Tahoe is an escape-room experience that encourages people to decipher a series of riddles to figure out how to escape from one of three themed rooms in under an hour. One room is zombie-infested, one has an organized-crime slant and
Published: June 18, 2016
For quite some time, I have been interested in the way two local figures address various issues. The first gentleman, David Jinkens, is a former city manager and has kept himself involved in local affairs since that time. From time to time, Mr. Jinkens writes opinion pieces for the Tribune and other local publications. In so doing Mr. Jinkens is
Published: June 18, 2016
For the first time, local youth football players took to the gridiron during the spring. A team from South Lake Tahoe competed in a spring tackle league hosted by Excel Athletics, playing seven games at sites in Carson City, Nevada.South Tahoe won two games during the season, holding its own in each contest despite being undersized and undermanned. Both of
Published: June 17, 2016
Soccer will take over the South Shore this weekend for a summer tradition that spans more than two decades. The annual Come Up For Air tournament returns Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19, and features 158 teams from throughout California and Nevada competing on local turf.“It’s pretty cool,” said Mark Salmon, tournament co-director. “Soccer is setting the bar for youth sports
Published: June 17, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — Fast or slow? That will be the question as players take to the newly resurfaced courts at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club for the 33rd annual Tahoe Tennis Classic. The all-doubles adult tournament returns to the club July 28-31.The six hard courts are like new, painted a lighter and darker shade of green and already being broken in
Published: June 17, 2016
1. Tahoe City Wine Walk is this Saturday, June 18, on the North Shore from noon to 4 p.m.“Since its inception, the Tahoe City Wine Walk has grown from a few hundred ‘wine walkers’ to close to 1,000 attendees from the Truckee-Tahoe region and beyond,” reported Kaleb Roedel of Sierra Sun. “Along with an array of fine wines, participants also
Published: June 17, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The fourth annual summer edition of the Alpenglow Mountain Festival kicks off this weekend across the great North Tahoe-Truckee region.The nine-day festival is a celebration of human-powered events, clinics, presentations and more. Geared toward beginner and intermediate mountain sports enthusiasts, the festival will showcase some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer, including trail
Published: June 17, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people will pour into downtown Tahoe City to sip wine, sample gourmet food and drink in the striking views of Lake Tahoe.Featuring tastings from roughly 30 wineries and restaurants, as well as entertainment from three local music acts, the Tahoe City Wine Walk pops the cork on its 11th year this
Published: June 17, 2016
CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY WITH A PARADE & PARTYThe City of South Lake Tahoe is hosting a Fourth of July parade Monday, July 4, in honor of the local American Legion Post 795. The Legion will also serve as parade marshals. The response to the parade has been outstanding, and the city has received approximately 50 entries and 150
Published: June 17, 2016
A projected 5,000 people will come to the South Shore this weekend for the second annual Rock Tahoe Half Marathon, a 13.1-mile race from Spooner Summit to Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe. The event on Saturday, June 18, presented by Epic Tahoe Adventures, features approximately 2,000 athletes and is sold out for the second year in a row.
Published: June 17, 2016
There’s no shortage of entertainment at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this weekend, whether you’re playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon ahead of the Bacon Brothers show at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Friday or you’re sweating it out at the Rock Tahoe Half Marathon Saturday morning. There are also a few free and family friendly options this week. Here are
Published: June 17, 2016
Boy Scouts from South Lake Tahoe’s Troop 594 learned while working their way through a simulated backcountry injury with the generous help of El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue and CALSTAR.After discussing backcountry preparedness and equipment, the Scouts treated an adult with a simulated broken leg, made contact with the proper authorities, and assisted in loading the “patient”
Published: June 17, 2016
Hello fellow anglers; we have had two successful kids fishing derbies locally. The 27th annual Lampe Park Kids Derby had 1,300 kids attend, and last Saturday, June 11, was the Kids Fishing Derby at Indian Creek. My hat goes off to all the volunteers that came together to make it such a successful and fun event. Now it is time
Published: June 16, 2016
A new youth volleyball league is coming to South Lake Tahoe this summer. Registration for the United States Youth Volleyball League’s inaugural 2016 season is now open.In addition to instructional youth volleyball leagues already established across the country, USYVL is bringing a fun-filled season of volleyball to the South Shore. The eight-week league at Sierra House Elementary beings Tuesday, June
Published: June 16, 2016
“Warcraft” represents yet another attempt to adapt a popular video game into a film franchise. This endeavor is directed by David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones. A “World of Warcraft” player, Jones campaigned tirelessly to get the film a green light, then spent a year with Charles Leavitt and Chris Metzen, writing its screenplay.In order to create a universe that includes
Published: June 16, 2016
A five-time Grammy Award winner is set to take the stage at Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena this summer, and an old-timey act with a dedicated following at the South Shore will play Harrah’s Lake Tahoe this winter, according to show announcements this week.Lionel Richie plays the Harveys Outdoor Arena Saturday, Aug. 13, and the Devil Makes Three performs Thursday,
Published: June 16, 2016
The TOCCATA–Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus brings its 11th Summer MusicFest to the South Shore this weekend with a performance of “Go4Baroque - Summer Solstice Series” on Sunday, June 19, at St. Theresa Catholic Church. “The program opens with Bach’s Concerto in C minor BWV1060 featuring Josue Casillas on flute and Nita Tune, oboe, and continues with Bach’s Cantata BWV
Published: June 16, 2016
An West African musician will kick off this summer’s Live at Lakeview music series this week. World and Afro-fusion artist Paa Kow headlines the first of the concerts at Lakeview Commons Thursday, June 23.“Hailing from Ghana, Paa Kow has become wildly recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour Africa, Europe and America,” according to a
Published: June 16, 2016
VINCE MORRISVince Morris is back for the first time this year and I was going to say “it’s about time;” but considering that we’re booked completely through the remainder of this year, it’s fortunate for him. He will perform with Jen Murphy on Tahoe’s South Shore this week. I love that, even to this day, Vince pushes it — and
Published: June 16, 2016
Jazz and Americana music will open the 37th season of the Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival this week.The Earles of Newtown play Valhalla’s Boathouse Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22.The group is composed of recognized musicians from around the region and is a bit of “Northern California jazz Americana super-group,” said Evangeline Elston, the festival’s director.“What I
Published: June 15, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The fourth annual summer edition of the Alpenglow Mountain Festival kicks off this weekend across the great North Tahoe-Truckee region.The nine-day festival is a celebration of human-powered events, clinics, presentations and more. Geared toward beginner and intermediate mountain sports enthusiasts, the festival will showcase some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer, including trail
Published: June 16, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Summer Shred at Boreal/Woodward TahoeHit the slopes and the ramps at Boreal Mountain Resort and Woodward Tahoe
Published: June 16, 2016
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people will pour into downtown Tahoe City to sip wine, sample gourmet food and drink in the striking views of Lake Tahoe.Featuring tastings from roughly 30 wineries and restaurants, as well as entertainment from three local music acts, the Tahoe City Wine Walk pops the cork on its 11th year this
Published: June 16, 2016
The joys of bicycling at Lake Tahoe will be celebrated at a free event this Saturday, June 18.Cycle Celebration takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at the newly constructed Bijou Bike Park in South Lake Tahoe.“Activities include a beer garden sponsored by Cold Water Brewery, bike valet, raffle drawings, announcement of the bike challenge winners, LTBC achievement awards, community
Published: June 15, 2016

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