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Valentine’s Day is almost here — what do you have planned for your sweetheart? Maybe you’re not a planner and like to do things last minute, or maybe you’ve just been looking for the perfect dinner to cook at home. These recipes take some time and effort, but your honey will know how much he or she means to you
Published: February 13, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — There’s something captivating about ski area terrain parks. Skiers and snowboarders airing off jumps, sliding rails, that ever-so-brief taste of flight — it’s enough to attract even the novice skier or rider.But with that comes some cause for concern. It’s relatively common to see kids and adults alike going off of jumps or park features that
Published: February 13, 2016
Lynda Patricia Steen Johnston, 67, of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, passed away Feb. 4, 2016 in the arms of her loving son, Jason. She was greeted by her deceased parents Patricia and Robert Steen.Lynda was born to drive! A fun-loving free spirit, Lynda drove everything from sprint cars to trolleys. As a big rig trucker, Lynda was able to travel and
Published: February 13, 2016
There may be no better way to wrap up a crisp, winter day at Lake Tahoe than with an artfully made craft cocktail. From seasonal fruit-based drinks to classic whiskey drinks to creative dessert drinks, there is more than one way to serve up your favorite booze and winter flavors in a glass.Here are seven drinks we scouted out around
Published: December 25, 2015
BECOME A BOWLING PHILANTHROPISTBig Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County will host its inaugural Bowl for Kids’ Sake event Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be held at Tahoe Bowl in South Lake Tahoe.This is a fun day of bowling with some friendly competition and the knowledge that you are making a positive impact
Published: February 13, 2016
For most states in the U.S., winters without snow would be like a Super Bowl performance without Beyonce, Donald Trump without a combover or an overseas flight without a passport.And yet that’s exactly what’s been happening. As the world warms, it’s changing the essence of winter. It’s not that less precipitation is falling (though that is happening in some areas).
Published: February 13, 2016
Love, and plenty of sun, is in the air at Lake Tahoe this weekend. Some unseasonably warm weather will keep everything on the table this Valentine’s Day. Whether your heart is on the slopes, in the clouds or at the black jack table, here are a couple options for the long weekend at Lake Tahoe:Emerald BayIf you’re new to the
Published: February 13, 2016
If the word “sex” is in a headline, readers are 62.5 percent more likely to read the story. I just made that up. In fact, I’ll bet the number is actually much higher. But as you have read this far, you are a part of that sizable majority of people who fall prey to that cheap ploy. Ah, but good
Published: February 13, 2016
STATELINE — One of the biggest sports books in the Lake Tahoe Basin has a new look. Inside MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, the recently remodeled sports book offers a spacious, refreshing venue to place a bet and watch it in action.“We’re really happy with it,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US, which operates the book. “When we
Published: February 13, 2016
The Tahoe Chamber team recently returned from the 20th annual Western Association of Chamber Executives conference. We’re reinvigorated from the many ideas and relationships garnered from key notes and breakouts, as we interacted with 425 of our peers. This year was especially meaningful, as I was honored to serve as conference chair, and thus have been working with the conference
Published: February 13, 2016
1. Have you ever wondered about the science behind snow formation?According to Tahoe nature lover Toree Warfield, “As I blaze a trail snowshoeing through the woods, I start to wonder about the science of snow: how do snowflakes form, why are the flakes shaped the way they are and what causes the delightful crunching sound when it’s cold? ... The
Published: February 13, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Local seniors hope a partnership between the city and El Dorado County will result in long-awaited upgrades to their center, located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.Ken Sands, president of Tahoe Basin Senior Center Committee, Inc., confirmed the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center is in severe disarray and in need of a new roof, an improved kitchen,
Published: February 13, 2016
TahoeSnaps, the Tribune’s Instagram account, just became a lake-wide endeavor. We recently joined forces with our North Shore partners, Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, to bring our readers more fun photos from around Lake Tahoe. Here’s the fun part: Tag us or use our hashtag (#TahoeSnaps) when you post a Tahoe-focused photo to Instagram, and you may see
Published: February 13, 2016
Hello fellow anglers; there is a lot of fishing going on around our area. But a word to the wise: although we have had nice weather this last week, the higher mountain roads can be very dangerous if you are not paying attention. Slow down and take your time; the fish will still be there when you arrive. Now let’s
Published: February 12, 2016
TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. — The USASA South Tahoe Series brought slopestyle competition to Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort for the third time this season last weekend. The series hit up the park on Bashful on Sunday, Feb. 7, to conclude a full weekend of events.The field from the third slopestyle event featured 87 skiers and snowboarders from Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Heavenly Mountain
Published: February 12, 2016
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — The South Tahoe Nordic ski team traveled south to compete at Mammoth Mountain on Friday, Feb. 5. The Vikings raced in the CNISSF Mammoth Classic at the resort’s Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center, led by a 13th-place finish from senior Orion Maxwell.A clear day and sunny skies greeted racers for the classic race. Temperatures were in
Published: February 12, 2016
On the Hill is brought to you by the Tahoe Center for OrthopedicsBreakdown: On the Hill host and Tahoe Daily Tribune reporter Sebastian Foltz checks in from Heavenly Mountain Resort to report on sunshine and spring-like conditions.[iframe src=//player.vimeo.com/video/155163524 width=660 height=371 style=border:0px;]Forecast synopsis from the National Weather Service in Reno:Above average temperatures along with light winds under high pressure will persist
Published: February 12, 2016
Geniel Johnson, a Lake Tahoe resident for over 55 years, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, Feb. 7.Born Sept. 18, 1935 in Aston, Wyoming, Geniel was active in real estate for may years before earning her master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento. She was instrumental in creating the English as a second language program at Lake Tahoe Community
Published: February 12, 2016
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Current state plans for a $68 billion high-speed rail system would not get passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the time voters were promised when they approved the project, attorneys for a group of landowners opposing the system argued in court Thursday.In addition, estimated ridership figures for shorter trips are not reliable, and operation and
Published: February 12, 2016
KEITH URBAN TICKETS ON SALEFour-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban will bring his “ripCORD World Tour 2016” to Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys on Friday, July 29, with Brett Eldredge and special guest Maren Morris. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. Ticket prices are $69.50, $89.50
Published: February 12, 2016
The Performing Arts Booster Association of South Tahoe High School would like to thank our generous community donors who helped make our Jan. 20 annual “Gala” Dinner/Silent Auction such a success. All proceeds go to helping our students achieve excellence in performing, visual, and digital arts, as well as vocal and instrumental music. Our many thanks go to Anderson’s Bike
Published: February 12, 2016
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 33-year-old Georgetown man in connection with a narcotics investigation associated with a fatal shooting in South Lake Tahoe last month.Authorities arrested Tevaraz Lopez on multiple drug charges, weapons charges and probation violations following a Feb. 2 SWAT Team operation off of Mine Car Lane in Georgetown, California, according to a press
Published: February 12, 2016
A pair of killings with multiple victims saw the number of homicides spike in El Dorado County in 2015, and rapes and robberies also saw significant increases. The reasons behind the jumps in the latter two crime categories remain unclear.The unincorporated areas of El Dorado County, not including cities like the South Lake Tahoe and Placerville, saw nine homicides in
Published: February 12, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — For Lake Tahoe Community College president Kindred Murillo, the idea of a new University Center is key to the college’s future growth — both academically and in terms of student population. It’s an opinion shared by the college’s administration and board of trustees. The vision for the state-of-the-art facility will become a reality in the fall
Published: February 12, 2016
Think about the last time you really pampered yourself. The last time you splurged on a touch of “me-time” luxury. The last time you allowed yourself to truly escape from the daily grind of life.If you have to rack your brain or leaf through the tired pages of your day-planner to come up with an answer, it’s safe to say
Published: February 11, 2016
Lakeview Loft will host a pair of acts with Lake Tahoe roots when the FNCTN Winter Music Series returns this week.Strange Weather and Black Star Safari play the Stateline venue this Thursday, Feb. 18.“Strange Weather headlines this February show with their unique blend of high-energy rock mixed with aggressive, driven rock and moodier melodic tones,” according to a press release
Published: February 11, 2016
Bill Hancpol,57, passed away February 7, 2016 in Carson City, NV. He was born October 14, 1958 in West Covina, CA to William and Bobette Hancpol. Bill, along with his wife of thirty-two years, Kimberly, accomplished his life-long dream of owning and operating their own trucking business, Hancpol Trucking. He was a man that enjoyed going to work every day
Published: February 11, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — The Whittell girls basketball team turned in its best performance of the 2015-16 season Tuesday, Feb. 9 — and it led to the team’s biggest win of the campaign. The Warriors knocked off Pyramid Lake at home 57-53, delivering a complete performance to take down one of the top teams in Div. IV West League.“It was a
Published: February 11, 2016
Beginning next season, the playoffs will be that much closer for the South Tahoe football team and its Div. I-A Northern League counterparts. The league voted last month to expand the regional playoff field from four to six teams starting in 2016.“We’re really excited about it,” South Tahoe athletic director Tony Sunzeri said. “We like that our league is really
Published: February 11, 2016
MEDFORD, Ore. — The Tahoe Icemen hockey team couldn’t end its slide on the road in a three-game series, Feb. 4-6. The Icemen were swept by Southern Oregon at the RRRink, extending their losing streak to 14 consecutive games.In the series opener Thursday, Feb. 4, Tahoe fell to the Spartans 3-1. The Icemen evened the score in the second period,
Published: February 11, 2016
A recent Match.com article reported that 40 million Americans now use online dating services, representing about 40 percent of the total population of singles in the U.S. But does online dating work in mountain towns? Tahoe-Truckee locals have varying options, which we share below anonymously due to the sensitive nature of this story’s topic.THE BAD A 30-something female in Incline
Published: February 11, 2016
Songs from both Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne will fill Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe’s Vinyl venue this Saturday during a performance by Mr. Crowley, a tribute to Osbourne.The band plays songs from throughout the heavy metal icon’s decades in music.“Mr. Crowley does more than just cover the songs that made Ozzy Osbourne famous, they truly tribute the
Published: February 11, 2016
Reggae will cap off Valentine’s Day in South Lake Tahoe this weekend.The One Love Valentine’s Day Reggae Celebration will feature a performance by Pato Banton and the Now Generation this Sunday at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon.Banton has released more than a dozen albums during his career, which started in Birmingham, England.“Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your
Published: February 11, 2016
LAS VEGAS — A Tesla Motors executive is asking Nevada regulators to reconsider the increase in fees solar customers pay. The Nevada Public Utilities Commission set new rates late last year for net metering, the process of people selling excess energy from their solar panels back to the utility. Rooftop solar companies say the decision prompted them to lay off
Published: February 11, 2016
Oh the Golden Years of Hollywood. Or were they? Rather than answer that hotly debated question, the Coen Brothers take us inside a large Hollywood movie studio, circa 1951.Through the eyes of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a studio exec known as the Fixer, we’re shown what it takes to make the studio machine hum. If a star is pregnant and
Published: February 11, 2016
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — A year ago, Homewood Mountain Resort was primed to offer advanced skiers and snowboarders access to its backcountry terrain with snowcat tours.There was only one problem: there wasn’t enough snow.This season, however, snow shortage is no longer an issue. Topping 100 inches of total to-date snowfall, the West Shore resort has given its snowcat tours the green
Published: February 8, 2016
Reno’s Mark Sexton Band heads to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this week baring a new name.The Sextones play the Divided Sky in Meyers Friday night. The band plays a combination of funk and soul and draws on influences like Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder.“The Sextones are a family of music renegades known for viciously executed soul compositions and white-knuckle
Published: February 10, 2016
Blues guitarist Jonny Lang is 35 years old, but he’s already spent more than two decades in music.The blues prodigy is set to play MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa this Saturday.Lang released his major label debut, “Lie To Me,” in 1997 and has released five albums in the years since, building a reputation as one of the top live guitarists
Published: February 11, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this Presidents’ Day and Valentine’s Day weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.Have an event you want considered for a future Tahoe Ten calendar? Email reporter Kaleb M. Roedel at kroedel@sierrasun.com.1. Child Ski Center Theme Days at Diamond PeakThe Child Ski Center is getting
Published: February 11, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — There are two schools of thought regarding the romantic properties of cake. There are those we will label “pro cake” who get misty-eyed just thinking about that moment when they stuck their fork into a piece of layered chiffon, hoping to stab a strawberry, and instead hit the mother lode in the way of an engagement ring.Then
Published: February 11, 2016
TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — As we approach Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be quite fitting to cover a few of the more luxurious essential oils.Certain aromas bring our minds into a more relaxed, open and loving space. When presented with chocolate and roses, many women are floored by the offering because it involves sight, taste and smell. When we
Published: February 11, 2016
DARRYL LENOXBack for the first time this year, Darryl Lenox returns to the lake this week with Tracey MacDonald. Both will perform at the Improv at Harveys.Darryl’s humor stems in part from visual impairment in his left eye, which led to a risky eye surgery. He turned the experience into an incredible piece of comedy and a CD called “Blind
Published: February 11, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is still accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 15.Grants will be awarded to programs that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the arts, languages and sciences. Recipients will be announced May 2. The fund will
Published: February 11, 2016
BOSTON — Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.The industry’s top companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are on the defensive after taking hits to their businesses in recent weeks as scrutiny by state policymakers across the country continues to intensify.This week, it was disclosed that ESPN and DraftKings ended an exclusive advertising deal
Published: February 11, 2016
This season, the Whittell boys basketball team won’t have to share the Div. IV West League championship. The Warriors delivered an emphatic 70-44 home victory over Pyramid Lake on Tuesday, Feb. 8, to claim a third straight league title — and do so in outright fashion.“It’s a huge win,” Warriors senior Colin Buchholz said. “It puts a statement out that
Published: February 11, 2016
SPRING CREEK, Nev. — The South Tahoe wrestling team began the final chapter of its 2015-16 season with a trip across the state of Nevada last weekend. The Vikings wrestled in the Div. I-A Northern League dual meet held Feb. 5-6 at Spring Creek, the first of three postseason events.“It was a great weekend,” Vikings head coach Sean Griffis said.
Published: February 11, 2016
Long-standing South Shore rockers Lavish Green returns to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe this week.The group plays a free show in the casino’s Vinyl venue Friday, Feb. 12. The group performed at Vinyl with rock/ska/punk stalwarts Fishbone this summer. The 20th anniversary performance for Lavish Green attracted an enthusiastic crowd and included a high-energy set list featuring plenty
Published: February 10, 2016
The quintessential “American Band” rolls into Harrah’s Lake Tahoe this Saturday when Grand Funk Railroad plays the South Shore Room.Over its career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, eight Top 40 hits and two number one singles, “We’re An American Band” and “Locomotion.” The group has also accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records.The current incarnation of the group
Published: February 10, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Buying a new snowboard can be a bit overwhelming considering all of the different options that you have nowadays. There are different lengths and widths, different cambers and now even different side cuts.So what is all of this technology and what difference does it make to you?In terms of size, ultimately you want the snowboard to
Published: February 10, 2016
Dave Coleman passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 68 on Feb. 3, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ellie, four children, seven grandchildren, extended family and many friends. He spent his time on motorcycles, computers and musical instruments. Dave was an extremely kind, patient soul and was always willing to help
Published: February 10, 2016
A former Tahoe resident, Steve Robinson, passed away suddenly, but with a smile on his face, on Jan. 13, 2016, in his home in Laughlin, Nevada. He was 63.Born on September 15, 1952, in Long Beach, California, he was the son of Helen Rankin and 1950’s radio/television humorist Henry (not Harry) Morgan. Steve came to Tahoe in 1962. He attended
Published: February 10, 2016
A drug agent who stole methamphetamine and cocaine from the El Dorado County evidence locker is facing a minimum of 10 years in prison after he admitted to one count of trafficking more than 28 grams of a controlled substance.Mark Alexander Zlendick, 48, may be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years to life and a $500,000 fine.According to his
Published: February 10, 2016
More than 2.5 million Americans die every year, the vast majority from “natural” causes. The biggest killers are heart disease and cancer, which together account for about half of all deaths. The next most common natural causes of death are COPD, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, influenza, pneumonia and kidney failure. Medical science is devoting major research efforts to finding ways to
Published: February 10, 2016
While temperatures around the Tahoe Basin are forecast to reach close to 15 degrees above average this week — with no precipitation expected — meteorologists and water resource officials say it’s not yet a cause for concern when it comes to the snowpack.“February is climatologically our best month for accumulation,” Reno National Weather Service meteorologist Justin Norman said, adding, however,
Published: February 10, 2016
BIRTHSElena Soleil Vazquez was born Feb. 2 to Victor Vazquez and Jessica Gonzalez Sosa of South Lake Tahoe.Maylei Vianey Contreras Rodriguez was born Feb. 2 to Ivan and Leisa Contreras of South Lake Tahoe.Illaria Lee Aquino was born Feb. 5 to Eric Aquino and Irene Mendoza of South Lake Tahoe.Daniela Andrea Rios was born Feb. 6 to Jose Rios Ramiez
Published: February 10, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — In its first year, the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department is calling the inaugural Coats for Kids Clothing Drive a success.“I was really surprised and thrilled by the response from the community,” event organizer and department fire engineer/medic Kim George said. “The community has such a heart.”According to George, donations exceeded expectations. The department received more
Published: February 10, 2016
It’s Responsible Pet Owners Month. Here are 10 things invested guardians should do when caring for animals. 1. Being a responsible pet owner starts before you even get a pet. Make sure you pick a breed that fits with your lifestyle. Do you live in an apartment? If so, I wouldn’t rush out and get a Great Dane. Always consider
Published: February 10, 2016
When Carlos Trujeque graduated from South Tahoe High in 2012, continuing his education was an afterthought. Then two years later, Lake Tahoe Community College started a men’s soccer program — and everything changed for the local standout.Trujeque signed with San Francisco State University on National Signing Day following two stellar seasons for the Coyotes. The dynamic attacker was one of
Published: February 9, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — In its last home game of the season, the South Tahoe boys basketball team won a thriller. The Vikings beat Sparks 57-55 in double overtime at the Blue Gym on Saturday, Feb. 6, outlasting the Railroaders for a dramatic victory.“It was a great win,” Vikings coach Joby Cefalu said. “It brought a lot of confidence to
Published: February 9, 2016
7TH-8TH GRADE DIVISIONFeb. 3 resultsCeltics 30, Lakers 21Zachary Johns (C) 17, Logan Chapman (L) 9Grizzlies 34, Thunder 34Frankie Aquilina (G) 16, Kobe Sitchon (T) 13Spurs 35, Clippers 29Cameron Lehmann (S) 24, Dylan Chartraw (C) 17Cavaliers 36, Warriors 26Travis Lee (C) 13, Malachi Womack / Dominic Thoma (W) 9Standings: Spurs 5-0, Clippers 3-2, Cavaliers 3-2, Celtics 3-2, Lakers 2-3, Thunder 2-2-1,
Published: February 9, 2016
In his Feb. 6 letter, Carl Ribaudo said, “Mr. Crawford was legendary for never offering new solutions to challenges and problems that confronted this community, just attacking what was proposed.” Sounds like I was a bad boy.For the record, I was elected to the city council in 1998. I had opposed the city redevelopment plan because the debt was out
Published: February 9, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A civil suit filed by a lawyer representing the parents of a 22-year-old man shot and killed by police last June accuses the South Lake Tahoe Police Department of a variety of misconduct during and after the shooting.The suit, filed in federal court in January by attorney Alan Laskin, says police and the city were negligent
Published: February 9, 2016
The South Tahoe girls basketball team suffered a pair of losses in consecutive days last weekend, Feb. 5-6, to all but seal its postseason fate. The Vikings fell at Lowry 51-25 before losing at home to Sparks 40-36, results that keep them in seventh place in Div. I-A Northern League.In its last home game of the season, South Tahoe (5-15,
Published: February 9, 2016
ZEPHYR COVE — A career night from its top player propelled the Whittell boys basketball team to a share of the Div. IV West League crown on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Warriors beat Excel Christian 74-48 at home, led by a career-high 40 points from senior guard Palmer Chaplin.“It was a milestone for Palmer,” Warriors head coach Phil Bryant said.
Published: February 9, 2016
KIDDIE KICKERS SOCCER REGISTRATION OPENRegistration is now open for the Kiddie Kickers Soccer Program at Kahle Community Center, which kicks off March 20. The introductory soccer program is for beginners, and the league will emphasize basic soccer fundamentals, sportsmanship, learning the game and having fun.Games will be held Sundays from March 20 to May 8, played between 12-4 p.m. Cost
Published: February 9, 2016
Marjorie Springmeyer, conservationist, philanthropist and outspoken advocate, passed away at her home in Minden, Nevada, surrounded by family and friends Thursday, Jan. 28. She was 93. Marjorie was born July 23, 1922 in Gardnerville, Nevada, to Stella Van Dyke and Knox Johnson, both of whom were early settlers in the Carson Valley and South Lake Tahoe areas. Marjorie’s early childhood
Published: February 9, 2016
So you thought the Panthers and Broncos would put up a lot more points in Super Bowl 50, that Carolina quarterback Cam Newton would score at least once and probably be named the game’s most valuable player?So did a lot of people, and that had Nevada sportsbooks smiling a day after they took in a record $132.5 million in wagers
Published: February 9, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — No, you’re not seeing things — that was a glowing pink mustache you saw on the dashboard of a car passing by.And yes, there is a reason for it. The ridesharing company Lyft — whose drivers are identified by a 5-inch-long pink “glowstache” adorning the grill of their vehicles — announced last week its service is now
Published: February 8, 2016
MINDEN, Nev. — For the second time in less than two years, Larry Werner will take the reins in Douglas County after commissioners voted 4-1 to approve a one-year contract.Under the contract, Werner will be paid $172,000 for the year, along with a $700 per month car allowance. He will start work March 7.Former Douglas County manager Jim Nichols’ last
Published: February 8, 2016
King Cakes are traditionally made for Mardi Gras celebrations, and growing up in Louisiana I ate and loved so many of these tasty treats. With Fat Tuesday coming up I felt it fitting to share this close-to-my-heart recipe with you. My traditional recipe has a cinnamon-butter filling, but some other fillings you can find in Louisiana are Bavarian cream (so
Published: February 8, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages like soda daily may lead to more abdominal fat gain over time, according to a new study from the National Institute of Health.Abdominal, or visceral, fat is located in the midsection of your body and wraps around internal organs like the liver and pancreas.This type of fat is especially dangerous because it affects the
Published: February 8, 2016
JEONGSEON, South Korea — Steven Nyman nailed the podium in the first test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics on Friday, Feb. 5, taking third at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Jeongseon, South Korea. On a beautiful sunny day, the men got a chance to race the manicured PyeongChang downhill course. While there wasn’t much natural snow,
Published: February 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Wonderful amounts of fluffy snow have been falling from the sky, blessing Lake Tahoe’s resorts and merchants with visitors eager to experience all that Lake Tahoe has to offer in the winter.As I blaze a trail snowshoeing through the woods, I start to wonder about the science of snow: how do snowflakes form, why are the flakes
Published: February 8, 2016
According to Wikipedia, “a pothole is a type of failure in an asphalt pavement caused by the presence of water in the underlying soil structure and the presence of traffic passing over the affected area.”Throw the time-honored monkey wrench of ice and snow into the mix, and potholes get bad — very bad. There is no known cure for potholes
Published: February 8, 2016
HOMEWOOD, Calif. — A year ago, Homewood Mountain Resort was primed to offer advanced skiers and snowboarders access to its backcountry terrain with snowcat tours.There was only one problem: there wasn’t enough snow.This season, however, snow shortage is no longer an issue. Topping 100 inches of total to-date snowfall, the West Shore resort has given its snowcat tours the green
Published: February 8, 2016
It didn’t take long for U.S. Freeskiing Olympic gold medalist Maddie Bowman to prove she was back on top as the woman to beat in freeski halfpipe. The 22-year-old claimed her fourth consecutive X Games gold medal last weekend, barely 11 months removed from her second knee surgery. She promptly followed that up with another top podium finish at the
Published: February 6, 2016
PEAKSWelcome back, sunshine!Bluebird skies and sunshine graced South Lake Tahoe all week, with more sun predicted this weekend. Get out and play! Tahoe snowpack 120-130 percent of averageA manual snow survey Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Phillips Station near Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort showed promising results. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) reported the Sierra Nevada snowpack is 120-130 percent of average!
Published: February 6, 2016
STATELINE — A Lake Tahoe flooring company is suing the builders of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, saying they were never paid for work they’d done on the hotel.Tahoe Specialty Flooring & Window Design of Tahoe City, California, filed the lawsuit in Minden on Jan. 20.“We haven’t been paid one cent for the property improvements we completed back in
Published: February 5, 2016
On the Hill is brought to you by the Tahoe Center for OrthopedicsBreakdown: On the Hill host and Tahoe Daily Tribune reporter Sebastian Foltz gets in the backcountry on Luther Pass.[iframe src=//player.vimeo.com/video/154386526 width=660 height=371 style=border:0px;]BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE DANGER DOWN FOLLOWING STORM LULL Skiers and snowboarders should take caution with potential for spring conditionsSOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Spring will be in the
Published: February 5, 2016
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows will stop selling single-use plastic water bottles in an effort to reduce waste and serve as stewards of the Tahoe-Truckee environment.Since the start of the season, all bottled water has been removed from Squaw-Alpine owned and operated venues, except for Starbucks due to contractual obligations, said Michael Radlick, spokesperson for the
Published: February 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — While this winter season’s wet and snowy conditions have done wonders for Tahoe skiing conditions and relieving drought conditions, they’re causing a problem for motorists — potholes.Potholes form when melting snow seeps in and under asphalt pavement, expanding and contracting depending on the temperature and weakening the roadway, which is compounded when the weight of vehicle traffic
Published: February 8, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Wonderful amounts of fluffy snow have been falling from the sky, blessing Lake Tahoe’s resorts and merchants with visitors eager to experience all that Lake Tahoe has to offer in the winter.As I blaze a trail snowshoeing through the woods, I start to wonder about the science of snow: how do snowflakes form, why are the flakes
Published: February 8, 2016
Editor’s note: High Gear features outdoor sports gear, technology and innovations useful in the High Sierra and America’s West.My first introduction to gaiters came when I was about 7 years old. We were getting ready for a winter Boy Scout trip to Fraser, Colorado, a tiny town just past Winter Park, when my dad unburied a pair of ‘70s-era hiking
Published: February 7, 2016
Editor’s note: This letter responds to a Feb. 5 letter in the Tribune regarding an opinion column, “Change is going to happen.” It ran Jan. 24. It’s interesting to get Mr. Crawford’s take on my column. As I see it the community does split on many issues. One only has to look at every major issue — be it the
Published: February 6, 2016
When the clock strikes zero at the end of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, you might expect the winning team to head to the locker room for a traditional Champagne celebration. Ummmm, not exactly. You see, in the NFL, there is a strict edict that no alcohol be allowed in the clubhouse at any time. Win or lose. In
Published: February 6, 2016
Long before Levi’s Stadium’s modern-day luxury suites, exclusive wine tastings and mobile app to watch video replays, there was Stanford Stadium, a huge and forlorn crater of a place with gangling weeds poking through splintered wooden bleachers.In 1985, for the Bay Area’s first and until now only Super Bowl, Jim Steeg’s job as head of special events for the NFL
Published: February 6, 2016
SPRING 2016 CITIZENS ACADEMYThe City of South Lake Tahoe is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 Citizens Academy. The Academy will be held on consecutive Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. beginning April 7 and running through May 19. The Citizens Academy is a free, seven-session interactive course designed to provide residents with an in-depth look into municipal government, as well
Published: February 6, 2016
1. Two Tahoe-Truckee resorts are in the running for USA Today’s cross-country ski title.“With the snow-covered terrain of the majestic Sierra Nevada beckoning cross-country skiers from all over the country, it’s plain to see why Tahoe-Truckee is a popular spot to traverse the wilderness,” reported Sierra Sun’s Kaleb Roedel. “ ... Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area in Truckee and
Published: February 6, 2016
Chase International recently recognized its top agents of 2015, with Jack Coté of Chase’s Reno office honored as agent of the year in the Reno/Carson Valley area. Alison Elder of the Truckee office was named agent of the year for the Lake Tahoe area for the fifth consecutive year.Chad Kendall was named rookie of the year and JoAnn Corriera was
Published: February 6, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Spring will be in the air this weekend throughout the Tahoe region, rewarding skiers and snowboarders with sunny skies and warmer temperatures.As a result, backcountry users should look for spring-like conditions across much of the Sierra Nevada with temperatures forecast to reach above freezing even at higher elevations Saturday and Sunday.After a consistent avalanche threat with
Published: February 5, 2016
In its regular season finale, the South Tahoe alpine ski team finished with a strong performance. The Vikings’ boys placed second and the girls took fourth in the Tahoe Basin Ski League giant slalom race at Diamond Peak on Wednesday Feb. 3.South Tahoe’s boys scored 188 points at Diamond Peak, finishing 12 behind North Tahoe. For the season, the Vikings’
Published: February 5, 2016
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Payton Norton won his second Tahoe Basin Ski League race of the season Wednesday, Feb. 3 — and did so by the narrowest of margins. The sophomore finished first in the Diamond Peak giant slalom race, winning by a margin of two-hundredths of a second.Norton skied a 1:05.79 at Diamond Peak, edging South Tahoe’s Alec Jobbins
Published: February 5, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Wild West U-16 Junior Championships Qualifier Series resumed Jan. 29-31 at Northstar California, with skiers battling wild conditions during three days of racing. South Shore skier Payton Norton continued his winning ways while racing for Diamond Peak Ski Team, picking up victories on two of the three days.Norton delivered victories in both slalom on Saturday, Jan.
Published: February 5, 2016
WHITTELL SEEKING TRACK COACH FOR 2016 SEASONWhittell High is looking for a boys and girls track coach for the upcoming season, which starts Feb. 27. Those interested in the opening can call Warriors athletic director Steve Maltase at 775-588-2446.
Published: February 5, 2016
Following severe traffic congestion in and around Meyers on Sunday, Jan. 31, California Highway Patrol is urging motorists to avoid using back roads and stick to main thoroughfares during winter driving conditions.In a Tuesday press release, the CHP encouraged motorists to check weather and road conditions prior to travel in the Lake Tahoe region, be aware of snow and ice
Published: February 5, 2016
An intimate setting for cooking classes and other events has just opened up in Gardnerville. Sierra Chef, located at 1516 Highway 395, had a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, introducing a fun and informative classroom setting.This has been Cynthia Ferris-Bennett’s project for several years, operating as a business that comes out to locations for events, but a physical location is
Published: February 5, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — For the second straight year, South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena will host big-name schools from the West and crown a champion on the ice. The Pac-8 Championships return to the arena Friday through Sunday, Feb. 5-7, again bringing collegiate club hockey to the South Shore.“The entire community has been great to us and we’re thrilled to
Published: February 5, 2016
Finally, there is a light in the tunnel pertaining to the city council negotiations regarding our South Lake Tahoe seniors and the senior center buildings and area. It is about time the county enters formal negotiations so that the City of South Lake Tahoe can work out its long-term improvements and keep our seniors happy. Our city deserves a “win-win”
Published: February 5, 2016
forward thinking. That was a primary theme discussed by ski- and mountain-town industry insiders who gathered for The Assembly — part of the annual Snowsports Industries of America Snow Show in Denver, Colorado, last week. Hosted by Denver-based DestiMetrics — a ski-industry consulting firm that tracks lodging and ski-industry trends — The Assembly addressed some of the larger concerns regarding
Published: February 5, 2016
FIRE RESCUE ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONYSouth Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue (SLTFR) hosted its annual awards ceremony Friday, Jan. 29, to celebrate the following accomplishments of the department in 2015:Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA) were purchased for all personnel with grant funding.Firefighters logged over 17,000 hours of training collectively. (Training is the agency’s No. 2 priority, with calls for services being the No.
Published: February 5, 2016

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